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Books that are fun to read?

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Re: Books that are fun to read?

Postby ErinFlight » Wed Feb 24, 2016 4:59 pm

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Re: Books that are fun to read?

Postby Adelene » Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:04 pm

Piers Anthony's reputation for awfulness is overstated but not strictly incorrect, in my opinion, though most of my problem with him was repetitiveness - his male characters in particular are basically all the same dude, and not even a particularly interesting dude. If you stay away from the Xanth stuff and give up as soon as you start getting bored you'll do okay, though; I remember the Apprentice Adept series fondly, and iirc the Incarnations of Immortality was very well received but I remember it as being more work to get through.

LeGuin is probably too complicated. I have a friend who's a big fan of hers who might be able to recommend a few books on the simpler side, though.

On that note, Octavia Butler: Fledgling fits the bill pretty well (and is another favorite), the Parable books are almost certainly too dark but otherwise a good read, I haven't read the rest of her stuff. ETA: Fledgling does come with a TW for underaged/mixed-age sex; the specific situation is decent consent-wise (it's a fantasy book) but if you're uncomfortable with that you probably still want to skip it - no graphic descriptions but it's pretty blunt about what's going on.

My LeGuin fan friend also recommends James Tiptree Jr as a similar author, but I haven't gotten around to reading any of their stuff yet.
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Re: Books that are fun to read?

Postby Alicorn » Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:14 pm

My favorite Shinn series is the angel books. If you liked Troubled Waters, it has two sequels. Summers at Castle Auburn is also good.
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Re: Books that are fun to read?

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Re: Books that are fun to read?

Postby Timepoof » Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:18 pm

I contribute Molly Moon series, YMMV.
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Re: Books that are fun to read?

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Re: Books that are fun to read?

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Re: Books that are fun to read?

Postby Kappa » Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:32 pm

Steven Brust: oh, let's say Jhereg, it's the first book in my favourite of his series. Agyar's good too though.

Tanya Huff: The Enchantment Emporium or Wizard of the Grove.
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Re: Books that are fun to read?

Postby Ezra » Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:41 pm

The Octavia Butler I've read was mostly denser and darker than I'd recommend for this thread. Wild Seed was kinda cool if you don't mind an extremely dark take on the X-Men premise (sometimes people are born with superpowers, and superpowered people tend to have superpowered children).
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Re: Books that are fun to read?

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