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Posted 6/30/13 , edited 6/30/13
Instead of making a personal thread, ask for book and comics recommendations here.

Some simple guidelines to follow:

- Posts should be only about:
1. asking for a recommendation from fellow members
2. recommending books/comics to a particular member whom had requested earlier.

Be specific and clear:

Requesters:
1. Do include what genres and types of books you prefer to watch. Also, if you specifically want a book recommendation, or a comics recommendation, be sure to mention which you are requesting.
2. If you aren't sure what you want to read, but hope for recommendations that are similar to certain books or comics that you have read, include a list of those in your post.

Replies:
1. Quote part of the requester's post, so they'll get a notification, and so that it's clear which request you are replying to.
2. List a few titles which match the request, and if they are especially suited to a particular part of the request, specify that. Don't just info dump all of your favorites; be selective.
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Request: I want to read a novel that deals with alternate universes and the like, especially one that involves crossing over between AUs. I'd prefer drama over comedy, but a little silliness never hurt anyone.
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MarthWMaster wrote:

Request: I want to read a novel that deals with alternate universes and the like, especially one that involves crossing over between AUs. I'd prefer drama over comedy, but a little silliness never hurt anyone.


Well, this mostly meets, your requirements, but I'd highly recommend Redshirts by John Scalzi. It has both humor and drama. It is set in a Star Trek-like universe, obviously, and an alternate universe does come into play in the story. Just this past weekend, it won the Locus award for best novel.
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MarthWMaster wrote:

Request: I want to read a novel that deals with alternate universes and the like, especially one that involves crossing over between AUs. I'd prefer drama over comedy, but a little silliness never hurt anyone.


You might enjoy the book Wizard Girl. It's the second book in a trilogy, but I think it's good enough to stand alone from the first book.
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Reply To All: if you are looking for a change of pace in the world of Novels all togther, check out Creed Comics very own Battle Eterna


Its a Live Action Graphic Novel, give it a chance before judging please, you wont be disappointed

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Looking for a book where the main character does a first person narration of the story :D
preferably a male main character

slice of life
sci fi
fantasy

any genre
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Posted 7/21/13

xsaver23 wrote:

Looking for a book where the main character does a first person narration of the story :D
preferably a male main character

slice of life
sci fi
fantasy

any genre :D


Wow, it's harder than I thought coming up with these off the top of my head. I think the following all have male protagonists who narrate. My apologies if you've read them already! If I think of more I'll post them later.

Cat series, Joan D. Vinge, sci-fi
The Chronicles of Amber, Roger Zelazny, fantasy. I read the omnibus and can't remember if every novel was first person but at least some were.
The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman, Angela Carter. Magic realism
The Name of the Rose, Umberto Eco. Historical fiction. I suppose the narrator is the secondary protagonist/sidekick and not the primary one
A Separate Peace, John Knowles. Coming of age
Night in Tunisia, Neil Jordan. A short story collection that I read in a "reader" of his stuff. Some of the stories are first person narrative by a male character. Jordan can be a bit of a magic realist too.
Clarissa, or, the History of a Young Lady, Samuel Richardson and The Dangerous Liaisons, Pierre Choderlos de Laclos. British and French classics about the manners, corruptions, politics, romances, and tragedies of the aristocracy.
Dracula, Bram Stoker. No description needed!
The last three are epistolary novels written in letters with guys figuring as some of the main writers.

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Posted 7/21/13

forsakenmage wrote:


xsaver23 wrote:

Looking for a book where the main character does a first person narration of the story :D
preferably a male main character

slice of life
sci fi
fantasy

any genre :D


Wow, it's harder than I thought coming up with these off the top of my head. I think the following all have male protagonists who narrate. My apologies if you've read them already! If I think of more I'll post them later.

Cat series, Joan D. Vinge, sci-fi
The Chronicles of Amber, Roger Zelazny, fantasy. I read the omnibus and can't remember if every novel was first person but at least some were.
The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman, Angela Carter. Magic realism
The Name of the Rose, Umberto Eco. Historical fiction. I suppose the narrator is the secondary protagonist/sidekick and not the primary one
A Separate Peace, John Knowles. Coming of age
Night in Tunisia, Neil Jordan. A short story collection that I read in a "reader" of his stuff. Some of the stories are first person narrative by a male character. Jordan can be a bit of a magic realist too.
Clarissa, or, the History of a Young Lady, Samuel Richardson and The Dangerous Liaisons, Pierre Choderlos de Laclos. British and French classics about the manners, corruptions, politics, romances, and tragedies of the aristocracy.
Dracula, Bram Stoker. No description needed!
The last three are epistolary novels written in letters with guys figuring as some of the main writers.



Thanks dude I'll check em out tomorrow :D
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Posted 7/25/13 , edited 7/25/13
I would love to read more books by IMAGE or DARK HORSE comics, but unsure what to read next.

Suggestions?
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Posted 7/25/13

MarthWMaster wrote:

Request: I want to read a novel that deals with alternate universes and the like, especially one that involves crossing over between AUs. I'd prefer drama over comedy, but a little silliness never hurt anyone.

Others gave great suggestions. I'll just add The Chronicles of Amber, which I already posted for someone else above, The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub, and The Dark Tower series, also by King.


Kellesk wrote:

I would love to read more books by IMAGE or DARK HORSE comics, but unsure what to read next.

Suggestions?
I am by no means knowledgeable about western comics, but I did like Spawn and The Magdalena when I was following them more faithfully. My friend raves about Sin City and Saga and wants me to read them next.

Sorry to both of you if these are pretty generic recommendations and you've read them all already!

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Posted 7/26/13

forsakenmage wrote:
I am by no means knowledgeable about western comics, but I did like Spawn and The Magdalena when I was following them more faithfully. My friend raves about Sin City and Saga and wants me to read them next.


Thanks! I've never heard of Saga or Madalena. Feel kinda foolish for being a comic nerd and never hearing of em before xD
I'll look into em when I get home! ^__^
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Posted 7/26/13

xsaver23 wrote:

Looking for a book where the main character does a first person narration of the story :D
preferably a male main character

slice of life
sci fi
fantasy

any genre :D

These some of my favorite fantasy with male, first-person narrators:
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb
Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe (volume 1 (of 4) is Shadow of the Torturer)
Nightlife by Rob Thurman (urban fantasy)
Transformation by Carol Berg
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I need more genre based books off John Green
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Posted 8/14/13 , edited 8/14/13
Request: I'd love to read something sci-fi with space travel. Some horror in the mix would just be an added bonus, but it isn't really a must. Something like Dead Space, only in book format.
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we recommend the book "Night Circus" ... it is intriguing and fabulous.
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