what should i read next?

February 21, 2007 1:25pm CST
does anyone have any suggestions of books to read? I like comedy such as the Hitchhickers guide to the galaxy and the Jasper Fforde books, my favourite book is the Lord of the rings. So anything along any of those lines would be good. Any ideas? Thanks for your help
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• Canada
21 Feb 07
I have a suggestion for you. One of my favorite authors is Nelson DeMille, and one of his recurring characters, is John Corey, a sarcastic, annoyingly funny ex-cop. Heres a link that has all the books with him in. There all serious topics, but they are also incredibly funny too. :) http://www.ereader.com/product/book/series/1637
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21 Feb 07
cheers, i might just try them out, just had a look on amazon and they are going for as little as 1p
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• Canada
21 Feb 07
Bugger.. I got ripped off! I paid 25 cents from the library!
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@nowment (1758)
• United States
27 Feb 07
If you like fantasy, then I really enjoyed the Guardians of the Flame Series by Joel Rosenberg he has a good sense of humor, and creates characters that you can dislike and then learn to love, or just can't stand, and some whom you would want to meet and talk to. I grew up when the mcdonald's slogan was popular and still laugh over it though anyone who hasn't read the books but remembers the slogan doesn't get why I find it funny. "two whole beef patties special sauce ..." Any way if you like fantasy worlds, and think the idea of a group of college students from today's world "today" being 1984 when he wrote the first book Guardians of The Flame, suddenly finding themselves as the characters of a fantasy world, and having to deal with that is something that might interest you then this could be what you are looking for since there are several books in this series to follow up on, and as I said some of the tongue and cheek scenes are written with a good sense of humor.
@msqtech (15226)
• United States
23 Mar 07
Edgar Rice Burroughs is good easy read and fun
@woegman (26)
• United States
21 Feb 07
If you have not ever read them, I suggest the Stainless Steel Rat series by Harrison. They are extraordinarily funny, light reads, and very enjoyable. For a more serious series, I highly recommend the Chronicles of Amber by Zelazny. Intriguing, deftly written, and filled with more Machiavellian twists than one could possibly imagine. Again, they are quick reads, and well worth the time.
21 Feb 07
Cheers, i will have a look out for both sets of books and see if they interest me
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@ricsem (230)
• Hong Kong
27 Feb 07
One of my favorite sci-fi author is Robert Silverberg. I recommend his books "The 13th Immortal", "Nightwings" and the "Majipoor" series. Isaac Asimov's "Foundation" series is a good read too.
• Philippines
23 Feb 07
If you're into fantasy, you should really check out Susanna Clarke's Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell. It's a cleverly written fantasy book.
@jayperiod (870)
• United States
21 Feb 07
An author I have found to be riveting is Ted Dekker. I haven't found a book yet that hasn't kept me on the edge of my seat the whole way through the book. His best is his Circle Trilogy, Black, Red, and White, Thr3e, and House. I'd start with those five. Beware, though, it may be hard to put it down once you start.
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@krebstar5 (1267)
• United States
23 Mar 07
If you liked Hitchhickers Guide to the Galaxy, let me reccommend "Good Omens" by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. It's a really funny book about the world coming to an end. The humor is really clever. If you are more into fantasy, Terry Pratchett also has a series called Disc World. These are also funny and have quite the devoted fan following. Other books to look into: Xanth Novels by Piers Anthony (also funny fantasy books, but more pun based humor than anything else) Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman Stevn King's Dark Tower books
23 Mar 07
Thanks for the suggestions. I've tried to read the discworld novels before but have never been able to get into them, maybe i will give them another go one day but think i'll try something different now. I've considered reading the Dark Tower books before but wasn't sure how good they would be, never been a huge fan of Stephen King (with the exception of the green mile and The Shining)
@twilight021 (2060)
• United States
23 Mar 07
I'm going to second Krebstars reccomendadtion. Especially the reccomendations for "good Omens" and the Dark Tower series. The Dark tower is different from a lot of Stephen Kings other works. It's not so much horror, as it is fantsay. If you like The Shining, then I bet you will like it. It takes place in a whole universe unto it's self.....but the interesting thing is that many of his other books interct with the dark town universe (thoguh you don't need to read the other books to enjoy the series). I would reccomend giving it a shot. Neil Gaiman's "American Gods" is also good. It's a story about the old gods from world religions (Odin, Anasi...) and talks about how the new gods of technology are trying to force them out of people's beliefs. There is some cool mythology mentioned, if you are interested in that. I really enjoyed it. Happy reading.
@msqtech (15226)
• United States
23 Mar 07
Andre Norton is a wonderful author try that group of books