- Manuel Antonio, Pu
- member since November 12, 2007
"Tales of the Dying Earth" by Jack Vance is perhaps the quintessential collection of sci/fi fantasy/adventure stories ever written by one of the most revered and awarded authors to write in this genre. The words that come to mind when trying to describe his incredible achievement are: wondrous, magnificent, epic, spellbinding, dazzling, exquisite, inventive, eclectic verbiage, magical, elegant, enthralling, engrossing, imaginative, original, mellifluous pacing, atmospheric backdrops, transformational, fantastical storylines! I read the first story in this collection when i was 11 years old and the others in the ensuing years. Over the years I have read the collection over 20 times, each time reflecting on the joy it brings me and its life changing impact on my reading addiction. Just imagine being able to transform written words from your minds eye into life-like visions and you will then understand the sensual impact of Jack Vance's brilliance! Ironically, because of its unique qualities I have always been protective and therefore reluctant to expose this truly fabulous literary experience to others for fear of diminishing its value to me...a misguided supposition I know, but true never-the-less. So, if you want to take a journey into the unknown and wander through the beautiful worlds as penned by a master scribe then you will want to read this incredible collection of stories and revel in their beatific perfection. Storytelling at its best; a masterpiece...
G, as a fellow lover of the fantasy/adventure genre and Jack Vance in particiular I want to recommend a few of my all time favorites for you to consider adding to your wish list: "The Grey Mane of Morning" and "Red Moon and Black Mountain" by Joy Chant, "The Riyria Revelations Series" by Michael J. Sullivan, "The First Law Trilogy" and "Best Served Cold" by Joe Abercrombie, "The Night Angel Trilogy" by Brent Weeks, "The Farseer Apprentice Trilogy" by Robin Hobb, "The Fourth Realm Travellers Trilogy" by John Twelve Hawks, "The Hunger Games Trilogy" by Suzanne Collins, and "The Maze Runner Trilogy" by James Dashner.
I don't think I've read Magic Bites but I've heard of it. I will check it out. As for Wyvern its by A.A. Attanasio. Its about a boy thats born to a Borneo woman and a Dutch sea captain. He's trained to be a witch doctor when he's kidnaped by pirates. The book has alot of action. Its been yrs since I read it but it was one of my favorites.
I like Goodkind but I havn't read all of his books either. There is alot of fighting in them (Sword and magic).
I'm not sure how to invite people into groups but I've got a note sent to a friend of mine that is in that group. She'll let me know how to do it. Just a warning ...its mostly women in the group. It is a very fun and entertaining group though.
I so agree with you about the conclusion of the series. I liked her book Taltos but I didn't like the combination of the two. I didn't like Memnok the Devil either..It was truly the only one that I hated she's wrote.
You know I remember reading a few books yr ago and I think they were Necroscope or something like that. The authors name looks very familar. I'm going to look them up and see if they were the ones I did read before. The last King book I read and really liked alot was The Black House but then after alot of stuff I didn't like in the least he came out with Duma Keys. I didn't love it but I did like it. It seemed like some of his older stuff. I like the Shinning also.
Do you like Terry Goodkind? He's alot like Robert Jordan in his writing. At least I think so. Not sure what exactly your favortie style (genre) is but if you like action/fiction you should read Wyvren. I can't remember at the moment who wrote it but its good. Swan Song is alot like The Stand also. It was one of th few books I've read more than once. Its the ulimate fight of good and evil.
ah yes. I have read almost every piece that Anne Rice has written except one or two of her books under another name. My favorite of her books would be the Blackwood Farms. Of course Lestat is one of my all time favorite vampires..he's such a brat..its what makes his charactor more likable to me.
Do you like any of Stephen Kings stuff? He used to be my favorite writer. My favorite of his stuff is the STAND. I also really like Dean Kontz's Odd Thomas. Have you read either of those?
I think you'll like David Gemmell's stuff. I have only read his Rigante series: The Sword in the Storm, Midnight Falcon, Ravenheart and Stormrider. He has The Drenai Saga, The Stone of Power Cycle and a few stand alone books also.
I've been reading paranormal romance for the last yr and haven't tired of it. I only got thru 4 (I think) of Anne McCaffery's books. I ran into one I just couldn't stay with so I stopped reading the series. I may go back and try again another time.
Have you read any of J.R. Ward. She writes the Black Dagger Brotherhood. They are very good but they have a very adult content to them... but the action is also good.
Hi, and welcome to the Chiller group. Our group's been around for a while so there are a ton of threads. Hop on over to our introduction post. Tell the group hi and talk about some of your favorite horror authors or books. Feel free to start your own discussion posts and browse our growing group shelf.
Any questions at all just ask, same for suggestions or ideas.