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Since: 8.10.03
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Okay, so I just finished all of the Dresden files books by Jim Butcher and I'm lookin for a new series to start on. I'm gonna read Joe Posnanski's The Soul of Baseball about Buck O'Neil as a holdover until I can get The Gypsy Morph from my library. But I'd really like to try a new series. Has anyone read Butcher's new series? Recommendations? Series I have read are any of Tad Williams(Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn and Otherland are some of my all time faves), Robin Hobb, Terry Brooks, Janny Wurts, Wheel of Time(blew through the first 6 but lost interest), Sword of Truth(same as Wheel of Time), Donaldson's Covenant books, and a few others I can't remember. ANYWAY, anyone out there have any suggestions?

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If you like Buck o'Neil you should really read his autobiography "I was right on time". It is a wonderful book full of lots of stories. Since you seem to enjoy some baseball I assume most sports are game so I would also recommend anything by John Feinstein especially "Next Man Up".



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I tend to prefer baseball, but I did enjoy Feinsteins The Punch. And anything by Halberstam.
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Stephen King's seven-part Dark Tower series gets my absolute highest recommendation.



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DISCWORLD times infinity
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Since: 30.1.02
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Off the top of my head:
  • A Song Of Ice And Fire, George R.R. Martin
  • The Saga of Recluse, L.E. Modesitt, Jr.
  • The Runelords, David Farland
    • (pseudonym for Sci-Fi author Dave Wolverton)
  • Symphony of Ages, Elizabeth Haydon
  • ...a bunch, David and Leigh Eddings
    • The Belgariad
    • The Malloreon
    • The Elenium
    • The Tamuli
    • The Dreamers
    • one-shot novel, The Redemption of Althalus




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Since: 22.2.04
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Also, I've heard quite a bit of praise for Richard Morgan's cyberpunk/detective series which includes Altered Carbon, Broken Angels, and Woken Furies. I haven't read them yet, but they are on deck.



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Seconding George R. R. Martin's Ice and Fire series.

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The Thursday Next series by Jasper Fforde.



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Thanks for the suggestions. I have read Eddings, loved the Dark Tower though a little let down by the last part of the finale, and read A Song of Fire and Ice through A Storm of Swords. For whatever reason I've never been able to really get into A Feast for Crows. I have trouble with that when there is a long delay between books. Anyone know where I can find a good synopsis of the first three?
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Without looking, I would immediately suggest Wikipedia.

And you should give Discworld a shot, it evolved from a parody of standard fantasy into a whole satirical look at our own world.
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One of my favorite books is the Roger Stern's novelization of the DEATH AND RETURN OF SUPERMAN comic series. Even non-fans can get swept into the book and would throughly enjoy it.

Yes, I know it's not a series, but its still a hell of a book.




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Discworld, absolutely.

If you have a *lot* of free time on your hands, Steven Erikson's Malazan Books of the Fallen series is well worth the time.



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