Best book you ever read

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  • 18833

    Fuck me this question is hard to answer.

    I absolutely love the Gentleman Bastard series by Scott Lynch, but at the same time I also adore The Interstellar Age by Valmore Daniels. And then there's Safehold series by David Weber..

    And not to mention all the greatness that is the Cosmere universe (Brandon Sanderson, for the uninitiated).

    Recently I also fell for The Land, a LitRPG Saga by Aleron Kong. Sincerely a fascinating writing style in those books.

    For those of you interested in discussing books closer, we've been talking a little bit about books on the discord. Feel free to join in at any time :)

  • 18839

    No Longer Human by Osamu Dazai is a very interesting book about personal alienation. It's more or less an autobiography.

    We, The Drowned by Carsten Jensen is an interesting book about the town of Marstal in Denmark and shows how a town grows throughout the ages and how the inhabitants within it go out in the world and come back when their journeys are over.

    The Millennium Series by Stieg Larson was a great series.

    I also love H.P. Lovecraft's stories. They have a certain flair to them that enthralls the reader.

  • 20452

    OscarWilde said:

    JB00GIE said:

    I do not read books/novels very often, but my favorite is Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson (the movie was terrible).

    Hmm.. I usually like to read books based on movies I've seen (since 99% of the time they're way better). Never actually knew Fear and Loathing was a book as well... May have to check that out!

    OOooooooooh boy are you in for a ride. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas was written by Thompson while he was taking a break from covering the 1972 presidential election in the US. He wrote a series of articles about the presidential campaign that got published as a book under the title Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72. I'd suggest you read both. But be ready, the film was only a fraction of the insanity of either book.

    Oh and they are autobiographical. To an extent.

  • 20453

    Isaac Asimov is my favorite author and the best book I've ever read was The Foundation (the whole series actually, but mostly the original trilogy); and of course my favorite genre is Sci-Fi. I also recommend Orson Scott Card with the Ender saga and the Homecoming saga. And lately I've been into the cyberpunk subgenre. I've read Neuromancer and Count Zero from William Gibson and currently reading Mona Lisa Overdrive; they're great.

    If you have some good cyberpunk books suggestions feel free to share.

  • 20454

    I wouldn't call a single book my one and only favorite, because there're simply too many of them and with different genres I have different favorites. But one of my all time favorites is definitely Matt Ruffs "Sewer, Gas & Electric - Public Works Trilogy." It's such a brilliant and weird and bizzare book. I would always advise it if someone asks me for a tip.

  • 20455

    Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson is a bit of cyberpunk classic.

  • 20456

    VitalBlurs said:

    Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson is a bit of cyberpunk classic.

    Thanks! Added to the list.

  • 20500

    Non-scifi: Ada or Ardor: A Family Chronicle by Vladimir Nabokov Scifi: Neuromancer by William Gibson

  • 20544

    Is impossible to say just one book or author, but Michael Crichton is the author (and his books) I discoverd as I young and get fascinated and now, as adult is more awessome than ever!