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Re: Fantasy Book Covers - Do they lure you in? You'd think, but no.  I blame Twilight.
January 21, 2011, 08:48:02 AM
Re: Fantasy Book Covers - Do they lure you in?
You'd think, but no.  I blame Twilight.

Agreed. There are some people who do it well though - Kelley Armstrong books are quite good - although they don't have those tacky covers and the stories are actually centred around paranormal stuff rather than the romance(sex) itself.

As a representative of the US, I apologize for Twilight.  Sorry about that.  We'll try not to let it happen again. ;)

Sorry... It would be a flat out lie if I said you are forgiven... ;P

January 21, 2011, 06:39:48 PM
Re: Fantasy Books Everyone Should Read OK, they list Eragon and Twilight, but not a mention of Morris, Dunsany, Cabell, Eddison, Howard, Leiber, Vance, Peake or Moorcock.  I think that says just about everything.  Whoever compiled this clearly doesn't know much about the genre.
June 26, 2012, 03:05:00 PM
Re: Fantasy Books Everyone Should Read I'm probably going to get myself branded a royal pain in the rear, but I have difficulty taking any list of "must read" books seriously if no one ever gives a reason for why they think they are a "must read" in the first place. :P
June 27, 2012, 05:56:52 PM
Re: Fantastic lines from books This thread could go on some time, but straight off the top of my head...

Sir Terry Pratchett, Carpe Jugulum

‘There’s no greys, only white that’s got grubby.  I’m surprised you don’t know that.  And sin, young man, is when you treat people as things.  Including yourself.  That’s what sin is.’
‘It’s a lot more complicated than that -’
‘No.  It ain’t.  When people say things are a lot more complicated than that, they means they’re getting worried that they won’t like the truth.  People as things, that’s where it starts.’

December 08, 2018, 02:50:38 PM
Re: Fantastic lines from books People only belive, what they want to belive.

-Wizard´s first rule

I really like that one because I never heard anything as true as this.

December 09, 2018, 10:16:00 AM
Re: Fantastic lines from books (sidenote: I love how people remember quotes... I sometimes find things that touch me, hit me, but if I don't write them down at the time - usually in my journal, to then ponder about them - I completely forget them!)
December 09, 2018, 10:56:27 AM
Re: Fantastic lines from books
"It is important, when killing a nun, to ensure that you bring an army of sufficient size. For Sister Thorn of the Sweet Mercy convent Lano Tacsis brought two hundred men."

(I'm googling half-remembered lines to get my quotes, so its not all that remarkable that I've got so many :P)

... does that make sense in context? Like, are nuns in the setting divine warrior badasses?


“It was Sam's first view of a battle of Men against Men, and he did not like it much. He was glad that he could not see the dead face. He wondered what the man's name was and where he came from; and if he was really evil of heart, or what lies or threats had led him on the long march from his home; and if he would rather have stayed there in peace.”

December 09, 2018, 03:38:28 PM
Re: Fantastic lines from books One of my favorites from Lies of Locke Lamora:

“When you don't know everything that you could know, it's a fine time to shut your fucking noisemaker and be polite.”
- Scott Lynch, The Lies of Locke Lamora

December 09, 2018, 06:20:04 PM
Re: New series suggestion

stumbling into this thread no matter how old it got, feel free to leave a few names

I reply again in 120 days or a few years later.  ;D

December 13, 2018, 10:58:34 AM