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12-18-2012, 01:13 PM
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I would recommend Brandon Sanderson's books. I enjoyed the Mistborn Trilogy a lot. (there's another book in the series and another coming). I also liked the Night Angel Trilogy by Brent Weeks. I also like his new Lightbringer book series as well. Weeks is a bit more graphic, curses and is a bit more gritty than others.

I like the Wheel of Time, and I've read it, but for many, it's plodding and very lost. If you want, read the first, it's the best in a lot of respects, and then decide if you want to give the time commitment. Sanderson's doing the last books in the Wheel of Time, so it's a lot better now, but it's tough.

I also like the Kingkiller and First Blade series by two different authors.

Must also say, I really enjoyed the Throne of the Crescent Moon. It's a Middle Eastern style Fantasy book. Lot of different ideas there. It's something new with less standard stuff.


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Wait....you're planning on "reading" during your honeymoon? Or is this for the flight or something.

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12-18-2012, 01:21 PM
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Oh, I also just started reading the Prince of Thorns, and it's pretty good. Already about 2/3rds of it through.

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12-18-2012, 01:30 PM
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So I'm going on my honeymoon in three weeks, and looking for a book (preferably fantasy) series to read.

I'm thinking it's between The Dark Tower or Wheel of Time.

Any suggestions between the two (or other recommendations)?
I bet you've probably already read most but here are some:

Joe Abercrombie's The Blade Itself (The First Law: Book One) would be a nice counterpoint to a happy honeymoon .

Brandon Sanderson's The Way of the Kings.

Scott Lynch's The Lies of Lock Lamora

John Marco's The Eyes of God

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12-18-2012, 02:03 PM
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Soooooo......The Hobbit. MUCH better than I expected and I think better than the original 3 movies.

I was highly skeptical heading into it too. Also saw it at Tyson's in their HFR (High Frame Rate) Imax/3D theater. It was the most realistic looking movie ever.

Overall, very pleasantly surprised. GO SEE IT IN HFR!!!

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12-18-2012, 02:20 PM
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12-18-2012, 02:50 PM
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Wait....you're planning on "reading" during your honeymoon? Or is this for the flight or something.
24 hours in the air each way, plus layovers.

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12-18-2012, 02:57 PM
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24 hours in the air each way, plus layovers.
Boom!

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12-18-2012, 03:24 PM
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24 hours in the air each way, plus layovers.
Holy hell are you going to Siberia for your honeymoon?

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12-18-2012, 03:34 PM
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Holy hell are you going to Siberia for your honeymoon?
I heard he was going to Russia to check out a Nizhny Novgorod Torpedo game. I heard he's got a favorite player on that team.

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12-18-2012, 03:48 PM
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Holy hell are you going to Siberia for your honeymoon?
Thailand, Cambodia, and the Maldives.

Dulles-Dubai-Bangkok on the way over. Maldives-Dubai-Dulles on the way back. Which reminds me, I've got an additional 8-12 hours of flight time combined from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai to Siem Reap, Siem Reap to Bangkok, and Bangkok to the Maldives within that trip. So yeah, lots of time on an airplane for me to read.

Appreciate the suggestions from everyone.

I've read all of Sanderson's and Abercrombie's stuff and am a huge fan. I've also read the Kingkiller Chronicle, and liked that as well.

I like the Weeks recommendation, and may have to add that to the list.

WRT Wheel of Time, how does it compare to the Malazan Book of the Fallen in terms of plodding/slow/over-wrought scope? That's really the only fantasy series I've picked up that I disliked (sorry usiel).

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12-18-2012, 04:05 PM
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Thailand, Cambodia, and the Maldives.

Dulles-Dubai-Bangkok on the way over. Maldives-Dubai-Dulles on the way back. Which reminds me, I've got an additional 8-12 hours of flight time combined from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai to Siem Reap, Siem Reap to Bangkok, and Bangkok to the Maldives within that trip. So yeah, lots of time on an airplane for me to read.

Appreciate the suggestions from everyone.

I've read all of Sanderson's and Abercrombie's stuff and am a huge fan. I've also read the Kingkiller Chronicle, and liked that as well.

I like the Weeks recommendation, and may have to add that to the list.

WRT Wheel of Time, how does it compare to the Malazan Book of the Fallen in terms of plodding/slow/over-wrought scope? That's really the only fantasy series I've picked up that I disliked (sorry usiel).
First two books of wheel of time series are the best, imho, before the books after which felt like they would have a good place as a series on the Lifetime channel.

First four books of the Malazan series I thought were good but man it jumped the shark after.

Name of the Wind?

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http://www.detroitnews.com/article/2...TRO/212160306/

Got it on my Kindle 2 days ago, nearly finished reading it. Compelling case... think Zorn has cracked it, and we know who the mastermind was.

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Oh....

And if anyone hasn't read them... Balducci's Camel Club series:

Book 1: The Camel Club

Greats reads... all 5 of the series.

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12-18-2012, 08:24 PM
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I'll second the earlier wheel of time are best. Though Sanderson is doing the last and they're better.

If you like Sanderson, Brent Weeks is pretty good

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12-19-2012, 06:30 PM
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Just started heavy into cigars and I'm hooked. Trying to do one or two a week, but this stuff is fun.

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Attention K-Mart shoppers, it's 12:01am on Dec 21, 2012, do you know where your apocalypse is?


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Attention K-Mart shoppers, it's 12:01am on Dec 21, 2012, do you know where your apocalypse is?
My mayan apocalypse was watching a dvr delay of the wiz losing to orlando. I must have a death wish.

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The apocalypse is obviously lulling people into a false sense of security, like a scary pop-up video.

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Wait....you're planning on "reading" during your honeymoon? Or is this for the flight or something.
He'll need to do something while she learns to speak English.

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He'll need to do something while she learns to speak English.
lmfao. BTCG out of left field with the post of the year.

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Cold *** day today. There goes the "Its not cold enough Jan. 1 in DC" argument against a DC Winter Classic for the Caps.

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