Your Mission... (14)

1 Name: Bookworm : 2008-02-25 15:35 ID:1koroKgu

should you chose to accept it, is to recommend some books for me (preferably fantasy or sci-fi, but i'll accept all genres) that would be old by now, or most people wouldn't have heard of. those little gem books you just found one day, sorta thing. Why? long story short, used book store closing up, and I want to grab some books, but i never know if they're any good, since i don't carry the internet around with me. (oh, and please give a slight theme/plot description)

if anyone else is in a similar situation try this trilogy:

Black Sun Rising
When True Night Falls
Crown of Shadows

by C.S.Friedman

dark fantasy, you'll like the "bad guy" way more than the good buy, thankfully they're together the whole time so you keep reading. great "good guy has to team up with evil guy" story. Very interesting magic system as well. Original.

2 Name: Bookworm : 2008-02-25 22:22 ID:Heaven

Have you already read Gravity's Rainbow? I'm not sure if it would qualify as sci-fi but it's definitely kinda trippy.

3 Name: Bookworm : 2008-02-25 22:40 ID:z5s88MmF

Moonwind by Louise Lawrence. Library sale some years ago. One of my favorite books.

4 Name: Bookworm : 2008-02-26 11:37 ID:if7bBAo1

the lathe of heaven by ursula le guin

5 Name: Bookworm : 2008-02-27 19:26 ID:1koroKgu

cool, thanks Bookworms, I'll look for those if I can. Keep em coming! Trilogy's are welcome, but one shots are cool too.

6 Name: Bookworm : 2008-02-27 21:33 ID:5KTvANHZ

Phillip Carlo - The Ice Man

This book made me fear people again.

7 Name: Bookworm : 2008-02-27 23:33 ID:95ZjQLog

well, i'm going to look for these now. tell ya if i do!

8 Name: Bookworm : 2008-02-28 00:28 ID:95ZjQLog

dangit, they didn't have any of those. i was really looking forward to reading Ice Man too... i did pick up some books though. they were moer or less books i remember wanting to read. Sphere by Michael Chriton, Life Expectancy by Dean Koontz, and Battlefield Earth by crazy von hubbard.

9 Name: Bookworm : 2008-03-01 02:50 ID:h0DVfkWk

>>8 Crichton's a hack.

10 Name: Bookworm : 2008-03-02 00:37 ID:95ZjQLog

>>9 possibly - prey wasn't that great.

11 Name: Bookworm : 2008-03-03 21:11 ID:MTYfuVYI

How about the Uglies series by Scott Westerfield?
He also has a good series called called the Midnighters, or something like that.

12 Name: Bookworm : 2008-03-03 21:54 ID:1koroKgu


what're those about?

13 Name: Bookworm : 2008-03-04 18:18 ID:ZEnaSsLI

The Uglies is about a society of genetically perfect people. When they reacha certain age they get a surgury making them beautiful. The ones under the age limit are called Uglies. The sequel is called Pretties, then comes Perfects the newest is called Extras.

The Midnighters is about a group of kids who have an extra hour at midnight. Everything freezes except for them. They fight demons and things like that.

I love Scott Westerfeld, I would recommend his books to anyone.

14 Name: Bookworm : 2008-03-04 18:22 ID:ZEnaSsLI


Sorry about the link

I just remembered Peeps. Peeps asks the question what if vampireism was a sickness people could catch? It has a sequel called The Last Days. I liked those too.

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