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Need Book Suggestions

HeirHeir Ausitn, TXRegistered User regular
edited September 2011 in Help / Advice Forum
I'm without Internet access or cable at home for a week. Need some kindle books to read to get me by.

Recent books I've read:

Dresdon Files series of books
The Warded Man and Desert Spear
Something Happened by Joseph Heller
Pretty much any recent Star Wars book



Really, I'm not looking for anything too deep. Just something entertaining. Could be a mystery, something more fantasy/ Sci-Fi based.

I'm just bored. :)

Thanks guys.

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  • E.CoyoteE.Coyote Registered User regular
    The Marla Mason series that starts with Blood Engines, and the Half-life series that starts with One Foot in the Grave are pretty good if you liked dresden files.

  • The LandoStanderThe LandoStander Registered User regular
    Well, lighter fare for me usually involves video game based novels.

    The Halo series of novels is entertaining enough.

    If you can find the old StarCraft novels I always enjoyed Tracy Hickman's Speed of Darkness.

    If you're into non-fiction at all I just picked up The Gun by C.J. Chivers. He spent time in the Middle East tracking the spread and history of the AK-47.

    Also if you can find novels by Harry Turtledove, he does a lot of alternate history quite well, The Two Georges is awesome. Also, Into the Darkness a series that's essentially WWII but in a land of fantasy with magic and such.

    Maybe someday, they'll see a hero's just a man. Who knows he's free.
  • HeirHeir Ausitn, TXRegistered User regular
    Well, lighter fare for me usually involves video game based novels.

    The Halo series of novels is entertaining enough.

    If you can find the old StarCraft novels I always enjoyed Tracy Hickman's Speed of Darkness.

    If you're into non-fiction at all I just picked up The Gun by C.J. Chivers. He spent time in the Middle East tracking the spread and history of the AK-47.

    Also if you can find novels by Harry Turtledove, he does a lot of alternate history quite well, The Two Georges is awesome. Also, Into the Darkness a series that's essentially WWII but in a land of fantasy with magic and such.

    I love alternate history stories. Will definitely check those out. Thanks!

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  • The LandoStanderThe LandoStander Registered User regular
    Heir wrote:
    I love alternate history stories. Will definitely check those out. Thanks!

    The Two Georges is really interesting in that it's sort of a detective novel but it's set in an America that lost the war for independence.

    There's a series, each one called ____ the Balance, shifting, breaking, striking and so forth. Deals with WWII if Aliens were to invade during the Blitz with weapons roughly equivalent to our modern machines. The race just happens to have managed to develop cryogenics so they send sort of blind armadas towards planets that they're confident they can subjugate.

    Maybe someday, they'll see a hero's just a man. Who knows he's free.
  • kaliyamakaliyama Left to find less-moderated fora Registered User regular
    Salt is a great book.

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  • HeirHeir Ausitn, TXRegistered User regular
    Thanks for all the suggestions.

    Some of the things that I like about books like the Dresden Files and The Warded Man pique my interest because each world has it's own rules. Like how magic works in the Dresden universe and how various mythological creatures fit in it.

    I'd love to find some books that incorporate some catholic/ Christian lore into it's stories.

    For example, I know most people don't like the movie, but I loved Constantine because of how it portrayed the spiritual battle for souls between God and Satan. There were rules, beings of varying levels of power, etc etc.

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  • HeirHeir Ausitn, TXRegistered User regular
    Thanks for all the suggestions.

    Some of the things that I like about books like the Dresden Files and The Warded Man pique my interest because each world has it's own rules. Like how magic works in the Dresden universe and how various mythological creatures fit in it.

    I'd love to find some books that incorporate some catholic/ Christian lore into it's stories.

    For example, I know most people don't like the movie, but I loved Constantine because of how it portrayed the spiritual battle for souls between God and Satan. There were rules, beings of varying levels of power, etc etc.

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  • ElinElin Registered User regular
    If you are a child of the 80's I suggest you read Ready Player One. Even if you aren't it's still a good book, but DAMN the nostalgia trip great.

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  • HeirHeir Ausitn, TXRegistered User regular
    Thanks for all the suggestions.

    Some of the things that I like about books like the Dresden Files and The Warded Man pique my interest because each world has it's own rules. Like how magic works in the Dresden universe and how various mythological creatures fit in it.

    I'd love to find some books that incorporate some catholic/ Christian/ religious lore into it's stories.

    For example, I know most people don't like the movie, but I loved Constantine because of how it portrayed the spiritual battle for souls between God and Satan. There were rules, beings of varying levels of power, etc etc.

    camo_sig2.png
  • HeirHeir Ausitn, TXRegistered User regular
    Thanks for all the suggestions.

    Some of the things that I like about books like the Dresden Files and The Warded Man pique my interest because each world has it's own rules. Like how magic works in the Dresden universe and how various mythological creatures fit in it.

    I'd love to find some books that incorporate some catholic/ Christian/ religious lore into it's stories.

    For example, I know most people don't like the movie, but I loved Constantine because of how it portrayed the spiritual battle for souls between God and Satan. There were rules, beings of varying levels of power, etc etc.

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  • TomantaTomanta Registered User regular
    edited September 2011
    If you like well-defined magic and mythology, you should absolutely check out Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn trilogy.

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  • FyndirFyndir Registered User regular
    I might be a little bit late, but seriously, pick up this.

    The value is immense for the length and quality of stories you get, and even if it turns out that you are a person of terrible taste that doesn't enjoy it, you're not out a lot of money.

  • CroakerBCCroakerBC TorontoRegistered User regular
    I came in to recommend T.A. Pratt's 'Marla Mason' stuff, only to find someone else had beaten me to it - it sound slike it fits the bill.
    You might also find Glenn Cook's 'Garrett: P.I.' series to be of interest (though it's an inversion, being a modernish P.I in a fantasy world, rather than a fantasy p.I. in the modern world).

    Also worth a go is the anthology 'Swords and Dark Magic;, that George R.R> MArtin edited; all the stories ar epunchy, most are good, and it might give you a few more authors to follow up on.

    Oh, and myabe Altered Carbon.
    And Steven Brusts 'Taltos' books (first three collected in 'The Book of Jhereg')

  • JHunzJHunz Registered User regular
    edited September 2011
    Seconding Mistborn trilogy (and his other stuff too) if you like interesting magic systems.

    Everything listed here is currently free on Amazon. It's a bizarre and motley assortment, but you can find some gems in there if you go looking. Personally, I grabbed Just Another Day in Paradise the other day and am enjoying it.

    Also, everything on the baen free library or CDs (http://www.baen.com/library and http://baencd.thefifthimperium.com) are legally free and the Mobipocket format can be loaded onto your Kindle.
    CroakerBC wrote:
    I came in to recommend T.A. Pratt's 'Marla Mason' stuff, only to find someone else had beaten me to it - it sound slike it fits the bill.
    You might also find Glenn Cook's 'Garrett: P.I.' series to be of interest (though it's an inversion, being a modernish P.I in a fantasy world, rather than a fantasy p.I. in the modern world).

    Also worth a go is the anthology 'Swords and Dark Magic;, that George R.R> MArtin edited; all the stories ar epunchy, most are good, and it might give you a few more authors to follow up on.

    Oh, and myabe Altered Carbon.
    And Steven Brusts 'Taltos' books (first three collected in 'The Book of Jhereg')

    Sadly, only the very newest Taltos books are available on the Kindle. Dunno why, but it's been irritating me for months.

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  • JHunzJHunz Registered User regular
    Seconding Mistborn trilogy (and his other stuff too) if you like interesting magic systems.

    Everything listed url=http://www.ereaderiq.com/free/]here[/url] is currently free on Amazon. It's a bizarre and motley assortment, but you can find some gems in there if you go looking. Personally, I grabbed Just Another Day in Paradise the other day and am enjoying it.

    Also, everything on the baen free library or CDs (http://www.baen.com/library and baencd.thefifthimperium.com) are legally free and the Mobipocket format can be loaded onto your Kindle.
    CroakerBC wrote:
    I came in to recommend T.A. Pratt's 'Marla Mason' stuff, only to find someone else had beaten me to it - it sound slike it fits the bill.
    You might also find Glenn Cook's 'Garrett: P.I.' series to be of interest (though it's an inversion, being a modernish P.I in a fantasy world, rather than a fantasy p.I. in the modern world).

    Also worth a go is the anthology 'Swords and Dark Magic;, that George R.R> MArtin edited; all the stories ar epunchy, most are good, and it might give you a few more authors to follow up on.

    Oh, and myabe Altered Carbon.
    And Steven Brusts 'Taltos' books (first three collected in 'The Book of Jhereg')

    Sadly, only the very newest Taltos books are available on the Kindle. Dunno why, but it's been irritating me for months.

    bunny.gif Gamertag: JHunz. R.I.P. Mygamercard.net bunny.gif
  • HeirHeir Ausitn, TXRegistered User regular
    Thanks guys. Buying the Mistborn trilogy for now. )

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