|carborundum RPG Superstar 2010 Top 32|
|Gijs Owner - Subcultures|
|carborundum RPG Superstar 2010 Top 32|
I'm about a third of the way through Watership Down by Richard Adams and I'm really enjoying it. One of the best fantasy books I've ever read, I have to say. And it's all about rabbits.
I've read Maia, Part of Shardik, Traveler, and the Plague Dogs too.Maia's really sexually graphic, and the Plague Dogs is sad for people who like dogs,...but he's a pretty wild author.
Traveler is the tale of the (U.S.) Civil War told from the standpoint of Robert E. Lee's horse,....Traveler.
I didn't know he wrote anything else. And the others are from animal POVs too? What an eccentric dude.
I just finished The Warhound and the World's Pain by Michael Moorcock. I guess I got my expectations up, since I didn't find it to be all that amazing. Moorcock really did need that "Eternal Champion" theme because he honestly only writes one character and just changes the dressing.
I'm a Lebowski, You're a Lebowski: Life, The Big Lebowski and What Have You a fan-authored book on the Big Lebowski by the guys that started Lebowski Fest. Interviews with the cast, the people that inspired the characters and miscellaneous stories and trivia.
'Storm Dragon' by James Wyatt, an Eberron novel. I generall steer clear of game fiction but I have been highly, highly impressed by the Eberron line. I've been told that Keith Baker's books are the weakest of the set but I haven't gotten around to them yet. So far, my favorites have been the War-Torn series and the Inqusitives. Even though they are anot 'canon' they provide a great deal of local color that can only add to an Eberron GM's repetoire.
After that, I'll probably be SM Stirling's The Protector War (Second book in his series that starts with Dies the Fire, where all guns and combustion engines stop working).
I picked Michael Stackpole's "The Dark Glory War" off of our shelves recently...and LOVED it.
So, now I'm on the next book, "Fortress Draconis" (the first book of the 'DragonCrown War' series) with the next two on hold at the local library branch.
I couldn't believe I'd never heard of these books before. I highly recommend!
I read "Baltimore or The Stalwart Tin Soldier and the Vampire" by Mignola and Golden. I thought it was okay. The ending was lame, but I liked the separate stories from the three main characters while they waited for Baltimore to show up in the tavern. It's interesting to see how Mignola continues this Lovecraftian theme of the artist as an enabler for the supernatural in this and the two issue "Jenny Finn".
I'm currently reading:
The Orc King, by R.A. Salvatore
All are really good books, and yes, i always read more than one at a time. One of my little quirks, you could say.
Thoth-Amon the Mindflayerian wrote:
Seems like a good OGL product. Human "races" take the place of demihumans. Armour reduses damage . Interesting magic system (uses "magic points and corruption) its got a gazetteer and a bestiary in addition to 2 very large scale maps(1cm =300 miles)It makes an effort to be complete.
Hey, thanks Skootro. I've joined & have sort of started my lists.
I'm currently reading Soul Catcher by Frank Herbert. I'm not sure if I'll ever actually read Dune but this was recommended to me as an introduction to Herberts work. I'm about 1/2 way thru and am enjoying it.
"Gods in Darkness" by Karl Edward Wagner (good)
Great. I was hoping more people would join, but obviously most people just aren't that cool. That's right, unless you sign up for the Paizo Good Reads groups, you are a loser. Nanny, nanny, boo, boo.
P.S. Currently reading The Scar
"The queen of the Damned" by Anne Rice.
and I've just finished THe Pilars of Earth by Ken Follet, wich I should say its a must read for all who likes a little intrigue and is fascinated by medieval age.
High Seas Cthulhu from ESP. It's edited by William Jones, who's other Mythos collections have consistently been above standard. So far, every tale is pretty good. I'm only half-way, but a couple stick out already: "Signals" by S.M. Rainey (who was my prof in Creative Writing 1), and Wil Meikle's "The Havenhome". The first is a modern tale, and the latter is a pre-Colonial (for you Int'l members, that's pre-American Revolution, c. 1605), demonstrating the spectrum of stories offered. All the tales center on ships or the oceans. Very highly recommended.
Burrito Al Pastor wrote:
On a trip to Portland a year or two ago, I dumped a great stack of money at Powell's for a great stack of books, including the entire run of "Fafherd & the Grey Mouser" compilations, save the first. Last week, I finally got around to starting them. Oh, man.
Is that a good 'oh, man' or a bad 'oh, man'