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Post by Aldark » February 11th, 2006, 4:24 pm

I agree about Tolkien - that would be fun.

I'd also say any John Sanford and Clive Cussler for me - two of my favorites.

Barbara Hambly's "For Those Who Hunt the Night" - would be a great Vampire movie (speaking of which I drank a beer on SuperBowl Sunday named Nosferatu)

Robert Heinlein's "Stranger in a Strange Land" & "Starship Troopers"

Robert Silverberg's Majipoor Chronicles

I guess I read a lot of science fiction. :-)

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Post by pberinstein » February 11th, 2006, 4:51 pm

Nabokov's Lolita.
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Post by ceastman » February 11th, 2006, 5:16 pm

I'd second many of the suggestions posted here already. Here's some others:

Ray Bradbury (everything!)
Ursula LeGuin (particularly the Earthsea stuff)
Patricia McKillip, whose work is wonderful and poetic
Edward Eager, who was mentioned awhile ago in another thread
Isabel Allende (Eva Luna, which Peter and I read aloud to each other)

I'm sure there's others.. Can you tell that I, too, am a sci-fi/fantasy fan? :)

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Post by thistlechick » February 11th, 2006, 5:18 pm

ceastman wrote: I'm sure there's others.. Can you tell that I, too, am a sci-fi/fantasy fan? :)
hmmm... maybe this is one of those items that should be listed in the Librivox profile =)
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Post by Aldark » February 13th, 2006, 7:12 am

thistlechick wrote:
ceastman wrote: I'm sure there's others.. Can you tell that I, too, am a sci-fi/fantasy fan? :)
hmmm... maybe this is one of those items that should be listed in the Librivox profile =)
Do you mean "Geek"? :?: :lol:

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Post by kri » February 13th, 2006, 7:22 am

Aldark wrote:
Do you mean "Geek"? :?: :lol:
I happily profess to be a geek!!

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Post by Aldark » February 13th, 2006, 7:26 am

kri wrote:
Aldark wrote:
Do you mean "Geek"? :?: :lol:
I happily profess to be a geek!!
I used to get razzed in school for reading SciFi / Fantasy books... my honors English teacher said to me in class one day "Why Conan and not Cantebury." My comment, "I already did that one."

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Post by temac » February 15th, 2006, 10:49 am

Where to begin? Here are a few that come immediately to mind, that I haven't seen mentioned yet (though some of the authors have):

Rebecca - Daphne du Maurier
Cannery Row, Sweet Thursday, Tortilla Flat - John Steinbeck
Doctor Zhivago - Boris Pasternak
The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway (short and sweet)
Smith of Wootton Major - J.R.R. Tolkien (another short one)
The Once and Future King, The Book of Merlyn - T.H. White

These are among my very favorites, that I revisit from time to time like old friends... :)

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Post by BubbleDragon » February 16th, 2006, 11:22 am

The Handmaid's Tale - Atwood
Tolkein - Scratch that. I'd yawn way too much during two towers.
Narnia
Tad Williams
Heinlein
Roald Dahl
Shel Silverstein
1984, as someone already mentioned
Hitchhiker's Guide the the Galaxy


I'm sure much more, too.

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Post by marlodianne » February 16th, 2006, 1:27 pm

I would bore you all to coma if I started listing titles....:P

But one of my musts would be:

The Princess Bride. :D
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Post by kri » February 16th, 2006, 1:33 pm

marlodianne wrote:I would bore you all to coma if I started listing titles....:P

But one of my musts would be:

The Princess Bride. :D
Ohh yes I really enjoy that one :)

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Post by Peter Why » February 16th, 2006, 5:32 pm

It's funny, I read The Princess Bride after Spider Robinson quoted the duel scene at the top of the Cliffs of Despair .... but I detested the book as a whole: it felt too disjointed and too .. sort of ... self-conscious. But the FILM, now there's one case of the film of the book being better than the book from which it is derived! .... at least, that's the way I feel about it.

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Yeah!

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Post by kri » February 16th, 2006, 6:26 pm

Peter Why wrote:It's funny, I read The Princess Bride after Spider Robinson quoted the duel scene at the top of the Cliffs of Despair .... but I detested the book as a whole: it felt too disjointed and too .. sort of ... self-conscious. But the FILM, now there's one case of the film of the book being better than the book from which it is derived! .... at least, that's the way I feel about it.

Xhello, my nem is Inigo Montoye. You keeled my fahther. Prepaare to die!

Yeah!
Ohhh yes, ohhh yes. Oh yes the movie is better. Man, I love that movie.

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Post by Izze » February 16th, 2006, 6:37 pm

I had to look at my list of books to make sure they actually weren't in the public domain for this list :lol: :

1984
The Left Hand of Darkness
Compass Rose
Cinders
Animal Farm
The complete EarthSea series

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Post by Peter Why » February 17th, 2006, 1:09 am

Izze, what did you think of the fourth Earthsea book? I read it once, long after reading the trilogy, and can't remember anything about it, and have no urge to read it again: it made no impression on me whatsoever.

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