Favourite book series?
And since I kicked the proverbial door open, I'll go first!!
My top three, in this order:
1. The Black Company, by Glenn Cook
2. The Covenant Chronicles, by Steve Donaldson
3. The First Law series, by Joe Abercrombie
Be loud and be proud with your choices!!!
The Little Engine that Could
The Pokey Little Puppy
War and Peace
Top 3 favorite TP characters.
Top 3 Books (not in any particular order):
1) The Dragon Who Liked To Spit Fire
2) The Art of Peace
3) Stephen King's The Stand
Top 3 TP Characters (this was not easy, I like them all but...):
1) Dale Cooper (duh?)
2) Albert Rosenfield
3) Phillip Jeffries
I was looking for favourite book series, but individual novels will do in a pinch =p
Favourite TP characters for me:
1. Mike, the one-armed man
3. Phillip Jeffries
And now you have to explain why? ?
As for series:
1. The Elegant Universe, The Fabric of the Cosmos, The Hidden Reality - Brian Greene
2. Lord of the Rings (w/the Hobbit, Silmarillion) - J.R.R.Tolkein
3. The Neverending Story - Michael Ende (This dude rocks the house, btw. Get the Red/Green edition).
1. Pete - lives right. Enjoys.
2. Cole - dude don't rattle
3. Albert - doesn't suffer fools; doesn't have to
Mine is The Covenant Chronicles, by Steve Donaldson
1 - Iain M Banks' "Culture" novels. Not strictly a series, per se, more like a collection of stories in the same continuity, in a similar vein to Niven's "Known Space" but with a wider scope, a longer timeline and a very definite left wing slant. For me, Banks will always win because he was, beyond a doubt, the very best writer in the English Language for several generations.
2 - Altered Carbon - Richard Morgan. Again, a definite leftist/anti corporate set of stories, set in a not-too-distant future. Global hypercapitalist corporatism rules, everyone bows to the almighty dollar/yen/pound/credit. Shares a title with the cop out Netflix show but not really much DNA. Morgan's (very few) flaws as a writer are more than made up for by his pace and the ability to depict absolute mayhem beautifully. Reading these, I get the feeling the lad has seen some real action, not just read about it.
3 - Dune - Frank Herbert. Someone once named it "The Fastest Tanking Series Ever" but - the additional volumes by his son and Anderson aside, a well written (mostly) and well thought out story line. Shame about the ongoing retcons but oh well. Probably a bit too wordy and nerdy for some, and (it seems at times) a bit too up himself about how clever he is, they're nevertheless a serious addition to anyone's collection. Top tip: Avoid the books written by his son and Kevin J Anderson; they are utter trash.
I enjoy the first few Dune books a lot, but yeah, stay away from the later penned books.
I'm surprised to see so many Dune fans.