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Which books would you classify as forum favourites here?
« on: December 02, 2020, 06:43:48 AM »
You see this novels recommended over and over again by different members.

The lies of Locke Lamora

Murderbot series

Prince of Thorns

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Re: Which books would you classify as forum favourites here?
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2020, 07:59:36 AM »
It's been a while since we talked about a few of those ;)

I think recommendations depend on time too - usually if we find a book we really love, we talk about it, isn't it normal? But then time passes, other books come, and we replace them, but some continue to make the lists because they're good.
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Re: Which books would you classify as forum favourites here?
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2020, 08:22:27 AM »
I do like how we differ from the fantasy faction Facebook favourites over there it’s Wheel of Time and the Left hand of God.
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Re: Which books would you classify as forum favourites here?
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2020, 08:39:04 AM »
I do like how we differ from the fantasy faction Facebook favourites over there it’s Wheel of Time and the Left hand of God.

How could you not mention Malazan? I even once joked that the group's pretty much Malazan Faction-Fantasy books discussion at this point.  ;D

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Re: Which books would you classify as forum favourites here?
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2020, 10:22:42 AM »
Malazan gets  fair amount of love here too. :)

Especially after that twenty-greats-of-the-last-ten-years thread, I'd say RJB's City of Stairs should be on the list.

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Re: Which books would you classify as forum favourites here?
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2020, 10:26:54 AM »
By the way, remember how so many of you keep recommending me the "Thousand Names" series?
I just put a reservation for the whole 5 books at my library ;D

(edit: got a call, I'm picking them up on saturday!)
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Re: Which books would you classify as forum favourites here?
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2020, 12:02:01 PM »
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Re: Which books would you classify as forum favourites here?
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2020, 12:04:44 PM »
Ketty Jay is a series that is popular here but pretty much unheard of anywhere else I've been.

Lies of Locke Lamora and prince of Thorns are very popular too.
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Re: Which books would you classify as forum favourites here?
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2020, 12:33:22 PM »
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That’s probably just me and @cupiscent 
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Re: Which books would you classify as forum favourites here?
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2020, 12:34:16 PM »
Ketty Jay is a series that is popular here but pretty much unheard of anywhere else I've been.


That’s interesting to know
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« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2020, 05:26:23 PM »
Ketty Jay is a series that is popular here but pretty much unheard of anywhere else I've been.

Really? It pops up in facebook sometimes. Probably because steampunk as a genre is still very niche.
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« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2020, 10:01:50 PM »
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That’s probably just me and @cupiscent

Hey, Sixteen Ways got a lot of attention hereabouts! :) (And it's great!)

Interesting point about Ketty Jay. I can see how it's a bit "out there" for a general fantasy-reading crowd, but we do like it lots around here!

By the way, remember how so many of you keep recommending me the "Thousand Names" series?
I just put a reservation for the whole 5 books at my library ;D (edit: got a call, I'm picking them up on saturday!)

Hooray! I hope you enjoy them. :D Though now I'm feeling like I'd better get a move on, because I still haven't read the fifth one! (I've been saving it up!)

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Re: Which books would you classify as forum favourites here?
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2020, 10:08:49 PM »
I see it as more a case of authors than specific books. Examples are: Mark Lawrence, Steven Erikson, Brandon Sanderson, Robin Hobb, Terry Pratchett.