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(@carnifex)
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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!!!

 
Posted : 29/06/2018 1:39 pm
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The Little Engine that Could

The Pokey Little Puppy

War and Peace

 
Posted : 29/06/2018 3:31 pm
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Now you!

Top 3 favorite TP characters.

 
Posted : 29/06/2018 3:39 pm
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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

 
Posted : 29/06/2018 4:03 pm
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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

2.  BoB

3. Phillip Jeffries

 

 
Posted : 29/06/2018 4:40 pm
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And now you have to explain why?  ? 

 
Posted : 29/06/2018 6:31 pm
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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). 

Characters?

1. Pete - lives right.  Enjoys. 

2. Cole - dude don't rattle

3. Albert - doesn't suffer fools; doesn't have to

 

 
Posted : 30/06/2018 1:22 am
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Mine is The Covenant Chronicles,  by Steve Donaldson

 
Posted : 07/12/2018 12:35 am
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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.

 
Posted : 17/02/2019 9:51 pm
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I enjoy the first few Dune books a lot,    but yeah,   stay away from the later penned books.   

 
Posted : 18/02/2019 9:17 am
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I'm surprised to see so many Dune fans.

 
Posted : 19/04/2019 5:12 pm
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The last thing I read was books about promotion on a social network like Instagram. I'm just an entrepreneur on the web and I'm carefully studying strategies for social media in order to get it right. So, the last thing I read was Alexandra Mitroshina with her success story.

 
Posted : 10/03/2022 9:33 am
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