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    426 KB Agouri !!Q+SCob6iFc6 11/27/09(Fri)16:16 No.6896047  
    /tg/ - literature, yet you're the only gentlemen who actually bother to read books

    This is my second English literature book, right after the ciaphas cain series.
    I enjoy sci-fi a lot and just recently jumped to foreign books. I'm told this specific one combines humor and science fiction in a very good way.

    Thoughts? Should i read anything else before i go with it?
    >> Anonymous 11/27/09(Fri)16:19 No.6896084
    It's a great book. Read it right now. The first two in the series (The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy and The Restaurant At The End of the Universe) are the best.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/09(Fri)16:21 No.6896109
    It's a good book. Trilogy. Quartet.

    It's better if you've read the stuff it parodies, though.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/09(Fri)16:21 No.6896114
    Agreed. The man has a way with irony and satire that never fails to make me smile (or giggle uncontrollably).
    >> Anonymous 11/27/09(Fri)16:22 No.6896118
    ...But it's barely 4pm...

    In any case, why are you still browsing /tg/ goddamn, go read it right now
    >> Anonymous 11/27/09(Fri)16:22 No.6896120
    It's damn brilliant. It's a great book. Douglas Adams is to sci-fi as Terry Pratchett is to fantasy.

    After you're done, try tracking down a way to listed to the radio adaptation. I remember listening to it and I loved it, I had a tape to play on every long car trip I went.
    >> Agouri !!Q+SCob6iFc6 11/27/09(Fri)16:26 No.6896160
    You've got my gratitude, teegee. thanks for the opinions
    I shall commence reading right now, although it's 11.27pm and the smell of paper makes me want to sleep peacefully :3
    >> Anonymous 11/27/09(Fri)16:27 No.6896169
    Good sir, i do believe there's a fanged creature trying to crawl its way to your collection of books
    >> Agouri !!Q+SCob6iFc6 11/27/09(Fri)17:13 No.6896750
    Ok sirs, my eyes are shutting on their own and won't obey me anymore.

    It indeed seems fun

    >> Anonymous 11/27/09(Fri)17:14 No.6896761
    Isn't it a Quintilogy(?) now, what with the 5th not-douglas-adams book?
    >> Anonymous 11/27/09(Fri)17:16 No.6896781
    When you're finished, might I suggest that you move onto (or at least begin) the Dune series. I say you only need the first book, but others will argue my point.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/09(Fri)17:18 No.6896814
    Hitchiker's Guide is awesome.
    Other great books include:
    Anything by Alfred Bester, start with The Stars My Destination.
    Anything by Philip K Dick.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/09(Fri)17:19 No.6896824
    Soul Drinker
    15 Hours

    read those
    >> Anonymous 11/27/09(Fri)17:20 No.6896832

    That's not a great example for someone who's only read a few English books (long and full of invented words)... OP, I'd say you'll either love or hate it - it's a bit aloof - but I hope you enjoy it.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/09(Fri)17:21 No.6896849
    >Clark Ashton Smith
    Three settings in general, Hyperborea: Pre-historic world with lot's of sorcerers and horrible Lovecraftian things fucking around.
    Averoigne: Basically France province in Medieval times with sorcerers and horrible Lovecraftian things fucking around.
    Zothique: Dying Earth-style, with sorcerers and sorcerers and magic fucking around.
    >Fritz Leiber
    The man who coined the term Sword & Sorcery and along with Howard was probably the father of the genre.
    If you haven't read him you should. Big superstitious Barbarian and his Thief/former mage apprentice 'civilized' skeptical companion go out on kickass "earn coin & whores" adventures.
    >Robert E Howard
    Conan. Hyperborea.
    >Jack Vance
    Dying Earth, Lyonesse, Planet of Adventure, Demon Princes. READ HIM. EN-FUCKING-JOY.
    >Lord Dunsany
    Sword of Welleran, Gods of Pegana all great stories.
    >Mervyn Peake
    Gormenghast. Unfinished but fucking awesome political intrigues etc.
    >Terry Pratchett
    Humorous satire on everything. (early books are meh)
    >Roger Zelasny
    Chronicles of Amber. Children of a Fey king fuck around with each other trying to gain the rights to the throne now that ol' pa is gone.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/09(Fri)17:22 No.6896855
    >Poul Anderson
    Broken Sword: Jarl's son get exchanged with a Changeling by the Elf Lord Imric (changeling sired through Imric raping some troll lord's daughter) also general dickery by Odin.
    Tree Hearts and Three Lions: Holger Danske, quintessential D&D Paladin (where Gygax got the archetype iirc) goes out to kick ass and take names, also where the Law/Chaos alignment system was lifted from. Great story.
    >Steven Eriksson
    Malazan Empire of the Fallen. First book is slow and it gets better and better from there. It starts out with a few human wars until you realize it's all about Gods (ascended mortals) dicking around. VERY GOOD SERIES.
    >Gene Wolfe
    Executioner kid gets exiled from the Guild, goes out on a mission. Gets in all kinds of trouble.
    >Edgar Rice Burroughs
    Barsoom (*something* of Mars) series. Fucking great Science Fiction.
    >Patrick Rothfuss
    In the Name of the Wind. It's fucking great. I won't type a synopsis because it's hard to not spoil it. (and it probably wouldn't -sound- that great anyway)
    >> Anonymous 11/27/09(Fri)17:24 No.6896894
    If you don't read the later books in the series, you miss out on some of the punchlines. So maybe they're not quite as good as the first one... still better than 99.999% of the other books out there.
    >> Agouri !!Q+SCob6iFc6 11/27/09(Fri)17:28 No.6896953
    Should i archive this for a /tg/-approved list of literature? There's a lot of suggestions, and i think i'll continue with Dune and Dying Earth or In the Name of the Wind.

    But for now, there's another good 700 pages of Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy goodness.
    Also fuck my sleep schedule ;_;
    >> Anonymous 11/27/09(Fri)17:29 No.6896957
    Earth series by Kim Stanley Robinson
    Since you aren't underage B& you might not enjoy the Commonwealth stuff from Alan Dean Foster
    I pimp Wyrm by Mark Fabi whenever I can
    >> Anonymous 11/27/09(Fri)17:29 No.6896964
    >earth series
    Mars series, more like
    >> Anonymous 11/27/09(Fri)17:32 No.6896989
    If you're looking for something steampunky I recommend China Mieville's series; I loved them to pieces.

    Perdido St. Station is the first.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/09(Fri)17:35 No.6897035

    Wait what? Steampunk literature?
    >> Anonymous 11/27/09(Fri)17:36 No.6897054
    >steampunk literature
    >looking for ages
    You should see an optometrist, my good fellow. You must be blind, man!

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