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Postby Finomans » Sat Jul 31, 2010 5:12 pm

One Book I really liked was Elric of Meliboné Written by Michael Moorcock
I think Sir Terry spoofed it by Eric But i liked this book as well
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sat Jul 31, 2010 6:43 pm

I am a big fan of Moorcock,have most of his books.
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Postby Penfold » Sat Jul 31, 2010 10:18 pm

Finomans wrote:One Book I really liked was Elric of Meliboné Written by Michael Moorcock
I think Sir Terry spoofed it by Eric But i liked this book as well

Ditto, but I prefered The Dancers at the End of Time for both the storyline and thought provoking humour! 8)
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Postby Lt Dan » Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:26 pm

Legend by David Gemmell.
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:46 pm

That's a great book Legend - a proper warrior's book where every day's a good day to die unless you get lucky :)
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Fri Aug 13, 2010 1:15 pm

Lt Dan wrote:Legend by David Gemmell.


Have read that! :D Druss rules! 8)
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Postby Lt Dan » Fri Aug 13, 2010 8:04 pm

Druss was a great character and Legend is still my favourite book, (no disrespect to a certain other author :oops: ). I must have read it about 20 times now. :D
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Fri Aug 13, 2010 9:39 pm

There were shades of Genghis Khan in there - well I thought so anyway. :roll: :lol:
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Postby Lt Dan » Fri Aug 13, 2010 11:05 pm

Jan Van Quirm wrote:There were shades of Genghis Khan in there - well I thought so anyway

Methinks so too. There are also similarities in the story relating to his son Ogedei Khan and the siege of Vienna in 1241. :)
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Postby high eight » Sat Aug 28, 2010 9:54 pm

It would have to be something by Keith Roberts, but which one?

Probably either The Chalk Giants (interlinked stories about the rise of civilisation after an atomic war. Or maybe about the dreams, thoughts fears and fantasies of the protagonist of the first story. Who may be dead anyway.) Its a difficult read and relentlessly downbeat, but brilliantly written.

Or Kaeti and Company in which Roberts did seriously what Spike Milligan did for laughs in The Goon Show - created a group of characters (the most memorable if which is Kaeti herself) and then dropped them into different situations, some realistic and some fantastic (A ghost story, for example - another is an anti-captal punishment story parts of which read like Alan Moore's V). In the parts between the stories, Kaeti interacts with the author and reader, complains about her scrip for the next story and even flirts. In the last story, she walks out of the book and into the 'real' world. It's a fantastic tour-de-force of writing.
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Postby Wrecks » Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:41 am

I'd recommend Anne Mccaffrey's first Dragons of Pern book.
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Postby pip » Wed Sep 08, 2010 10:52 am

My recomendation although its hard to tie myself down to one would be Philip K. Dick - The Man in the High Castle.

Its one of the best trouser leg of time type stories.
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Postby kathleenp980 » Thu Sep 16, 2010 7:10 am

Cheery wrote:Garfield. :lol:

No, no I'm jus joking! Forget what I said, I didn't say anything...

I recommend "The Birthing House". Gives you the shivers, that book and it's full of scary moments and an incredible climax. (Gotta read more. What happens next? Gotta read MORE!) I'll give you the author's name, when I find the book again... If I find the book again.

Thanks for the post. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Postby The Mad Collector » Thu Sep 16, 2010 7:20 am

pip wrote:My recomendation although its hard to tie myself down to one would be Philip K. Dick - The Man in the High Castle.

Its one of the best trouser leg of time type stories.
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Philip K Dick is brilliant even if he was a bit of a Leonard of Quirm when it came to book titles.
One of those? Oh I'm sure I have one somewhere..

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Postby Dotsie » Thu Sep 16, 2010 7:28 am

kathleenp980 wrote:
Cheery wrote:Garfield. :lol:

No, no I'm jus joking! Forget what I said, I didn't say anything...

I recommend "The Birthing House". Gives you the shivers, that book and it's full of scary moments and an incredible climax. (Gotta read more. What happens next? Gotta read MORE!) I'll give you the author's name, when I find the book again... If I find the book again.

Thanks for the post. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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