Book Recs

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  1. Daggertail19

    Daggertail19 Fapstronaut

    Hello all,

    Does anyone have any good book recs? I'm mostly looking for fictional books, they can be a series or a stand alone book

    One trilogy that I read over quarantine was the Red Rising trilogy, and I recommend it to everyone that enjoys fictional books! If you like game of thrones, and you like space, you will love it.

    Put your recs below, feel free to discuss anything else about books too!
  2. Navier

    Navier Fapstronaut

    My reccomendation: Solaris, by Stanislaw Lem

    Short sci-fi book, on some mysterious events on a sentient planet. Cool concept and poses some interesting questions.

    Heard the movie was trash but the book surely isn't
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  3. AtomicTango

    AtomicTango Fapstronaut

    For fantasy, I would recommend The First Law trilogy by Joe Abercrombie. Perhaps not the deepest books but they are entertaining first and foremost. If you prefer more complexity then Malazan Book of the Fallen is a good series for that. I have only read the first two books but they were both good.

    Sci-fi wise, depends on what you are looking for. For space opera you cant go wrong with Hyperion Cantos or Ilium/Olympos by Dan Simmons. For something more grounded, Metro 2033 is good, its sequel is alright as well. Starship Troopers is another good choice for classic military science fiction.

    I personally love southern gothic, basically anything by Cormac McCarthy or Flannery O'Connor. Blood Meridian and A Good Man is Hard to Find are my personal picks from those two, but you cant really miss. The Devil All the Time is a good more recent novel in that style.

    Horror wise, definitely HP Lovecraft, but Shirley Jackson is another good pick. Other books that are more disturbing than outright horror, or feature horror elements, include American Psycho by Brett Easton Ellis and basically anything by Hubert Selby Junior, noticeably Requiem for a Dream, Last Exit to Brooklyn, and The Room.

    Other assorted recommendations include; Kafka on the Shore and Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami, Silence by Shusaku Endo, Temple of the Golden Pavilion by Yukio Mishima, Stoner and Butchers Crossing by John Williams, and A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess.
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  4. AtomicTango

    AtomicTango Fapstronaut

    What a coincidence, I finished reading that a few days ago. Liked it a lot.

    I think there are two movies, a superior Soviet-era version and an American remake. I have to assume the latter is the one thats considered bad.
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  5. Navier

    Navier Fapstronaut

    Yes what I heard is on the american version.

    Can confirm HP Lovecraft is a great pick for some spooky short reads
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