cant believe we didn't think of this before,

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  1. Osmer_Toby

    Osmer_Toby TPF Noob!

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    but how about a tpf book club? or has this been suggested already and for some reason shot down?

    would be cool to read a classic, not necessarily photography related, and then talk about it. would reveal alot about each of us, things that would not otherwise translate through the ether.......
     
  2. oriecat

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    I don't recall anyone suggesting it. Well you made it up, therefore you have to facilitate! ;) Pick a book, MrMod.
     
  3. Osmer_Toby

    Osmer_Toby TPF Noob!

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    ok, but i need some help.
    something provacative, something relevant to our times, but something apolitical. wow- what fits that bill?
     
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    Alison Swiss Army Friend Supporting Member

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    Absolutely! I am open to trying any style of writing. I LOVE to read.
     
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    malachite Heavily Medicated For Your Protection

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    Can we do science fiction fantasy? I'm a psycho power reader when it comes to swords and magic. I only read in waves though. 6 months on, 6 months off but I still get a year's worth of reading done.

    I've got the last two Serpent War Saga books by Raymond E Feist I need to read and I believe Terry Brooks just came out with a new one last month.

    Prolly easier with one book stories though huh? Tad Williams has some good stuff. Maybe I should broaden my horizons though and read something other than the struggle to come to terms with <enter character's name> new found knowledge of magic and he/she has very little time to learn to use it before they need to save the universe :wink:
     
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    2Stupid2Duck TPF Noob!

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    Oh - you mean like the Magician which of course is also a Raymond E Fiest book. LMAO. Good try Malachite.
     
  7. Osmer_Toby

    Osmer_Toby TPF Noob!

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    can anyone think of a classic that is sf or fantasy-other than the trilogy?
     
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    Sharkbait TPF Noob!

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    Anything by asimov. Most bradbury stuff is good. 2001 by Clarke. Nothing by anne mccaffrey--christ that woman is a drone. I just started _Singularity Sky_ by Charles Stross--it's a tough read so far (60 pgs in), but shows a lot of promise--very highbrow SF.
     
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    Peldor TPF Noob!

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    Well for fantasy I would highly suggest Terry Goodkind's "Sword of Truth" series. It has everything you could want in a book. He is really a writer’s writer, lots of detail, lots of in debt charter building. The best thing about his books are that they are big most of the series is 1000+ pages, which is good for power readers such as myself check him out!

    Another author I enjoy is Anne McCaffrey. She has a series named “The Dragons of Pern”, I thought it was a very good set and enjoyed it a lot (but I like dragons a lot so). Any of the D&D books are also good; the “Dark Elf Trilogy” and “Dragonlance” are the best in my opinion.

    Those are my suggestions, any more?
     
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    danalec99 TPF Noob!

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    a suggestion

    Has anyone read this before? I haven't, yet!
     
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    Sharkbait TPF Noob!

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    :lol: Sounds like we're at odds Peldor. I like dragons too, but after reading several of the dragons of pern books, finally just gave up and came to grips with the fact that I utterly loathe her writing style. All the characters are interchangable, bland, and generic, and the woman couldn't build suspense if her life depended on it.

    Just my opinion of course. :D
     
  12. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Some of the original Dragonlance stuff is pretty good. The Chronicles series (Dragons of Fall...Winter...Spring) and the Legends series (Time of the Twins, War of the Twins, Time of...)

    Why not consider "The Trillogy"...I just read The Hobbit (again) and was about to pick up FOTR (for about the 20th time)

    I have read some Piers Anthony stuff...I quite enjoyed most of it.
     

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