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Need book suggestions for a long flight.

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ClatoVerataNicto

Recruiter

10-22-2013

I have about 30 hours of flight time coming up in the next week. I need some suggestions for some books or a book series to bring. I typically gravitate towards fantasy and sci fi.

Some of my favorites are: The Dune series, Wheel of Time, Lord of the Rings, Enders Game, Elantris, Exiles (unfortunately)..

Any suggestions would be welcome.

Edit: To anyone interested, I forgot to mention Ian Irvine, the View from the Mirror, and the subsequent books set in that world. I don't think he's as well known, but I enjoyed them.

Edit 2: I organized everything by author: book or "series".
Thanks for all the suggestions everyone!

Terry Pratchett: Discworld
Douglas Adams: The hitchkider's Guide to the Glalaxy
Eliezer Yudkowsky: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
Matthew Woodring Stover: Heroes Die
Stephen King: Pet Sematary, The Shining
Darren Shan: Cirque Du Freak (classified as childrens)
Jennifer Donnelly: The Tea Rose
Brandon Sanderson: "Mistborn", "Stormlight Archive", Steelheart, Warbreaker
Patrick Rufus: The Name of the Wind, A Wise Man's Fear
Alastair Reynolds: Revelation Space, Redemption Ark, Chasm City, The Prefect
Steven Brust: "Taltos Series"
Roger Zelazny: The Great Book of Amber
John Steinbeck: The Winter of Our Discontent
Steven Erikson: "The Malazan Book of the Fallen"
Tad Williams: "Shadowmarch"
Anthony McGowan: Jack Tumor
Neil Gaiman: Stardust
David Gaider: "The Dragon Age"
Ken Follet: "The Century Trilogy", Pillars of the Earth
Jim Butcher: "The Dresden Files"
Peter V Brett: "The Demon Cycle
Brent Weeks: "The Night Angel trilogy" "The Lightbringer series"
Gleen Bullion: Anything by him apparently
James Maxey: Nobody Gets the Girl, Burn Baby Burn
Richard Kadrey: "The Sandman Slim series"
Joe Ducie: "The Reminiscent Exile series"
Marion Harmon: "Wearing the Cape"
Kevin Hearnce: "The Iron Druid Chronicles"
David Wong: John Dies at the End, This Book is Full of Spiders
Michael G. Manning: "The Mageborn series"
Paul Tobin: Prepare to Die!
Peter Clines: Ex-Heroes
Duane Swierczynski: "The Charlie Hardy series"
Charlie Huston: Anything by him also
Anthony Horowitz: "The Gatekeeper Series"
Brian McClellan: Promise of Blood


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Naokazu

Senior Member

10-22-2013

Discworld
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
A Song of Ice and Fire
Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality (fanfic)


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Riot Riposte

Senior Game Designer

10-22-2013

You and I have very similar tastes in books. I would recommend Heroes Die by Matthew Woodring Stover.


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Calderweiss

Senior Member

10-22-2013

Pet Sematary
The Shining


These books are horrifying, some of the scariest I have read in my years of horror reading and really atmospheric.

Just because they movies were not very good does not mean the books are bad.


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Fateborn

Senior Member

10-22-2013

Why not try Cirque Du Freak? It is a story organized by volumes. It could be pleasing to read.


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Bossy Kitten

Senior Member

10-22-2013

The Tea Rose

my fav book


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Ignus Panthera

Senior Member

10-22-2013

Of the Fantasy and Sci-Fi genre, the only ones I can really contribute are the Harry Potter series. In terms of books though I would bring along The Great Gatsby, Of Mice and Men, and To Kill a Mockingbird. called me old schooled or old fashioned, but those books were good.


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KnightOblivion

Member

10-22-2013

Any books by Sanderson are good, Mistborn and its sequels are some of my favorite books (Sanderson also wrote Elantris)
I also recommend The Name of the Wind, and its sequel A Wise Man's Fear, by Patrick Rufus.
Finally, Revelation Space, and its sequel Redemption Ark for that Sci-fi itch. I don't recommend the last book unless you intend to finish the series. Written by Alastair Reynolds, his other works are also quite good, like Chasm City and The Prefect.


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Flower Power

Senior Member

10-22-2013

The Kingkiller Chronicle, Days 1&2:

The Name of the Wind

The Wise Man's Fear


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Cirgwath

Member

10-23-2013

^
The first one is great, I still have to get my hands on the second one.

If you'd care for a little lighter reading, the Taltos books by Steven Brust. Start with Jhereg or Yendi. I know I like the lighter reading once my brain melts on the plane.

Edit: Also, the Amber Chronicles by Zelazny. Classics. Can be acquired as 'The Great Book of Amber.'


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