antony wrote:(And if we're getting into non-trad fantasy territory, Gaiman's SANDMAN comic series - which is where he first made his name - is excellent, and well worth reading.)
I agree, and recommend American Gods as well.
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Wock wrote:I think on Fantasy novel no one has mentioned yet that needs mentioning is...
The Karma Sutra
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Slothapotamus wrote:I don't think anybody has mentioned Philip K Dick yet. Brilliantly prescient sci-fi author and all his books are pretty short too. Most people recommend starting off with the Hugo Award winner "The Man In The High Castle". This is probably one of PKD's most widely read books, but hardcore fans (like myself) don't necessarily believe it's his best. My personal favourite is "Time Out of Joint" (one of his lesser known works) which deals with PKD's favourite themes of identity and the nature of reality. He was a master at describing ordinary characters in a twisted world. My other favourites are; "A Scanner Darkly", "The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch", "Martian Time-Slip" and his latter short stories.
I'd leave his harder works like "VALIS" until you've read some of the more common books. Dick had a breakdown in 1974 and most of the stuff he wrote after this time was pretty nuts. His ideas on religion, identity and reality become more frenzied and confused but a lot of fun to read if you're into that kind of thing.
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KB wrote:Yep, the film The Golden Compass was... bleh. Pointless...
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