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Offline Joe Mynhardt

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Re: Hey. I'm new!
« Reply #15 on: August 26, 2010, 08:53:19 AM »
Or maybe it's because now you got me!
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Offline Merewords9801

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Re: Hey. I'm new!
« Reply #16 on: August 26, 2010, 05:17:07 PM »
Haha goodness!
I'll have to check out some of those authors.
Right now I'm reading Red by Ted Dekker.
AMAZING.
I've never had the skill of finding good books, but once I do, I'm all over it.
haha :)
And I understand what you mean about the writing thing, for sure!!!

Offline thatollie

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Re: Hey. I'm new!
« Reply #17 on: August 26, 2010, 07:41:52 PM »
You mentioned Tolkien, and I feel that no-one can really get a true handle on the depths of fantasy without reading Fritz Leiber's Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser stories. Or Robert E Howard, or Dunsany.

Or if you'd prefer, I know some great modern fantasy.

Or Science Fiction... Classic and contemporary...

or horror, again classic or contemporary...

or high-faultin' literature... some of it's really awesome.

I read a lot, and recommend a lot too.
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Offline Merewords9801

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Re: Hey. I'm new!
« Reply #18 on: August 26, 2010, 11:10:14 PM »
Oh yes, I read all of that!
Suggest away :)

Offline thatollie

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Re: Hey. I'm new!
« Reply #19 on: August 27, 2010, 11:41:16 AM »
Have you read A Song of Ice and Fire by George RR Martin? It's a gritty historical fantasy with more realism than the Tolkien clones that flood the market. I've heard good things about Patrick Rothfuss, so I bought his first novel "The Name of The Wind" on wednesday. Steven Erikson is top quality, but I'm sure you already knew that. It'd probably be better if I knew who you know.
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Offline Merewords9801

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Re: Hey. I'm new!
« Reply #20 on: August 27, 2010, 04:58:16 PM »
I've heard of all of those, but I haven't read them!
Again, I've never been good at FINDING books so I probably haven't read most of what you have!

Offline thatollie

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Re: Hey. I'm new!
« Reply #21 on: August 29, 2010, 07:08:12 AM »
I would but I have to find more space in my bookcases for some new purchases. Bye.
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Re: Hey. I'm new!
« Reply #22 on: August 29, 2010, 01:05:34 PM »
Okay?
Bye.

Offline thatollie

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Re: Hey. I'm new!
« Reply #23 on: August 29, 2010, 02:55:03 PM »
That's eleven books this week, I'm going to have to slow down. I've been rejigging my books about for months trying to find extra space.
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