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Posted 5/6/14 , edited 5/6/14
Here's my request:

My favorite genres are fantasy and science fiction, but I don't really like epic fantasies. I'm looking for a novel with an anti-hero as the protagonist, has unique or interesting and intelligent well-developed characters, is fast-paced or is action/adventure driven, and/or has a complex plot with multiple subplots.

My favorite book is The Count of Monte Cristo; something similar to it would be great. I have recently read and liked Steelheart, The Hunger Games, Divergent, and The Testing. I did not like the writing style of The Testing nor the protagonist at first. If you know of any novels that are similar to Code Geass, Nabari no Ou, or Death Note please list them. Thank you in advance
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Request: I really love science fiction books. I'm reading Frankenstein right now but when I'm done I want to jump into a brand new book. I was thinking about reading Dracula afterwards but it wouldn't hurt to wait if I get a really good recommendation.

Here's my goodreads account for all the books I read and reading for more reference on me https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/24128713-shiina


The Vampire Lestat is good if you haven't already read it. It's the second book of Anne Rice's series, but I think it is the best of her books and it can be read alone without reading Interview With A Vampire.
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I'm not really into science fiction or fantasy, but I like reading works by fabulists; they are like whimsical fantasies. I would suggest If on a Winter's Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino or Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter by Mario Vargas LLosa. If you want anti-heroes, Elmore Leonard is great.
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plaidypuss wrote:

I'm not really into science fiction or fantasy, but I like reading works by fabulists; they are like whimsical fantasies. I would suggest If on a Winter's Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino or Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter by Mario Vargas LLosa. If you want anti-heroes, Elmore Leonard is great.


Thank you I will check those out.
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Okay, I've had it. There are so many Nobunaga anime (none of which I've watched more than a couple of episodes of), that I'm now curious about the real history of the period and the real person. Any Japanese history buffs got a recommendation for an English-language book that covers this well?
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lorreen wrote:

Okay, I've had it. There are so many Nobunaga anime (none of which I've watched more than a couple of episodes of), that I'm now curious about the real history of the period and the real person. Any Japanese history buffs got a recommendation for an English-language book that covers this well?


It's not a history book, but this site might provide some of the information you are looking for:
http://www.samurai-archives.com/nobunaga.html
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lorreen wrote:

Okay, I've had it. There are so many Nobunaga anime (none of which I've watched more than a couple of episodes of), that I'm now curious about the real history of the period and the real person. Any Japanese history buffs got a recommendation for an English-language book that covers this well?


It's not a history book, but this site might provide some of the information you are looking for:
http://www.samurai-archives.com/nobunaga.html


Thanks! Since even an Amazon search didn't turn up much, it seems there probably isn't much published in English that's easily available (I might have to poke around some university libraries). This site does provide some good basic info though--I appreciate it.

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My request: Any gay romance novels- preferably YA. Like 'Sprout' by Dale Peck.
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My request: Any gay romance novels- preferably YA. Like 'Sprout' by Dale Peck. :D


You might want to check out Ellora's Cave. They specialize in erotic romance. They have a lot of titles, including gay titles; don't know about YA though.
http://www.ellorascave.com/
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CreepyUnicorns wrote:

My request: Any gay romance novels- preferably YA. Like 'Sprout' by Dale Peck. :D


You might want to check out Ellora's Cave. They specialize in erotic romance. They have a lot of titles, including gay titles; don't know about YA though.
http://www.ellorascave.com/


Thanks, I'll check it out :D
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I strongly recommend Chihayafuru.

The cover looks like romance comics, but it's a kind of sport comics.
They play Karuta which is a traditional game of Japan.

But don't worry, you can enjoy this comic without knowing Karuta.

This comic says that just doing something you like hardly makes you happy!
After you read this comic, you strongly want to do very hard whatever your hobby or work.
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