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Old 12-15-2005, 06:06 AM
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Do any of you have a really good series of books that you absolutely love? I am a big fan of reading a series since you get to know one or more characters pretty well. It allows you to sit and think about what the character might do next because you have a feeling from previous actions and such.

I have read the entire Dark Tower series by Stephen King and loved them all. Some were weak, but I enjoyed them immensely. I am also a fan of Dean Koontz and his Odd Thomas books and his Christopher Snow books. Anybody know any other good ones in the suspense genre. I'm not a real fan of sci-fi stuff. Thanks!

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I also love reading series. my favorite is the ann rice vampire crohicles. It's something about the way that she writes that draws me in. I also just started reading the witches series that she wrote. another great series that i love to read is the harry potter books.
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If you like sci-fi and series you may enjoy the Jasper Fforde books.
1)The Jayne Eyre Affair
2)Lost in a good book
3)The Well Of lost plots
4)?????cant remember 4th but there is one.
They are a fun but interesting read.
The Phillip Pullmann Northern Lights, Subtle Knife and Amber spyglass is a lovely fantasy trilogy.
I am also a fan of Peake's Gormenghast trilogy but I know thats an aquired taste.
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I love Asimov's "I, Robot" series, Stephen King's "Plant" series, and, of course, Lord of the Rings. It's a shame two out of three of those authors are dead...
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The Belgariad series by David Eddings. Its a wonderful fantasy series.
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The Darren Shan saga by Darren Shan has to be my fav, but his new saga looks very promising too and so far the first book of it has been written better than the first couple in the Darren Shan saga.
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I forgot to mention that I loved the rings trilogy and have read the HP books. I have been reading the first Darren Shan book, but its not keeping my interest very well so far. Not sure why. I think I may take and run with Asimov. I haven't read anything by him since high scool.
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I did the Wheel of Time thing for a while, but that started to get irritating, so I gave it a break. Some of my other favorite series are LOTR and Ursula LeGuin's Earthsea trilogy.
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Originally Posted by HobGadling
I did the Wheel of Time thing for a while, but that started to get irritating, so I gave it a break.
Haha I hear that

The only series I've ever really DEVOURED without losing interest is Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth series. LOVE it. Also in the fantasy genre, I really love the Magic Kingdom of Landover series Terry Brooks did. I'm addicted to the mystery novels JA Jance writes, and most of those are about the same characters, but I can't think of any suspense series off the top of my head.
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haaarry potter. my favorite. haha.
and.. oh my, I forgot the series name. But I know the first book is called the Golden Compass. The Dark something series. I would check the author but I am not at home :-/
LOTR.. Hitchhickers guide to the galaxy. Things like that.
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I could never get into Lord of the Rings (But then the last time I tried was many many years ago)... The only series that I tend to follow fairly religiously is the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett - its not really huge in America due to the overwhelmingly British humour, but its a lot of fun - and I recommend you give it a go. It's my easy reading series haha...
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Madeline L'Engle books. Cooper's books (The Dark is Rising). Um. . . what else. . . Dune series. Watership Down (there's a second one).
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Oh, lord. I guess this doesn't exactly count, since it's meant to be one piece in six volumes. But Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time is my favourite series of books ever. Nothing touches it in my opinion.

Narnia also has a special place in my heart, since I read it when I was about seven.
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Originally Posted by Perfect_Paradox
oh my, I forgot the series name. But I know the first book is called the Golden Compass. The Dark something series. I would check the author but I am not at home :-/
His Dark Materials series, I believe. Philip Pullman? The books with Lyra, right? I LOVE THOSE.

I love Madeline L'Engle, and actually found her on my family tree (she's like a distant cousin) so that was kinda cool

Has anyone read the Wi'itch books by James Clemens? I dig those. Very different.

Oh and the Sparhawk series...uhhh David Eddings I think? AWESOME character development there
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The trilogy Nick Sagan is just about to finish has given me hours of entertainment. Idlewild, Edenborn and in march, Everfree will be released.

Also George Martin's Song of Ice and Fire series is my very soul at the moment. Start with "A Game of Thrones".

Edit: Also, if you havent already Orson Scott Card's Ender series is sexcellent. Even if you arent a big sci-fi fan, this is required reading.

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Originally Posted by allecto
His Dark Materials series, I believe. Philip Pullman? The books with Lyra, right? I LOVE THOSE.
ah thats it!! I loved those books so much when I read them. I'll have to go find them now... they should be in my house somewhere.
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Lord of the Rings
Chronicles of Narnia
Artemis Fowl
And thats all I can think of right now.
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I never gave Artemis Fowl the time of day. Was I wrong to do so? What are the books about? Why did you enjoy them so much?
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I just got into James Patterson I have read first to die and second chance and i am just starting third degree.
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Oh, There was this one series it was really good, now what was it called? I remeber the first book was called... oh shiggles flids I can't remeber... wait and I'll find out...

... tomorow... sometime... maybe... if your lucky and I remeber...

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One of my favorite series was written by Alexandre Dumas

"The Three Musketeers"
"Twenty Years After"
"Vicomte de Bragellone"

Lot's of action and suspense in all three.
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Any books by Christine Feehan and Tamora Pierce.

Have you heard of them?
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Originally Posted by HobGadling
I did the Wheel of Time thing for a while, but that started to get irritating, so I gave it a break. Some of my other favorite series are LOTR and Ursula LeGuin's Earthsea trilogy.
I read around the first five or six books in the Wheel of Time thing, and then I got tired of them. There were just too many in that series/whatever-it's-called.
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These are not really book series as such, but I have two favorite collections where the main character is the same:

The Philip Marlowe private detective novels of Raymond Chandler. The plots wander, but the characters and slick dialogue are unforgettable.

The Henry Chinaski books by Charles Bukowski. Chinaski is simply Bukowski's autobiographical alter ego, but I love the stories of existential angst on the seedy side of life.
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Originally Posted by starrwriter
These are not really book series as such, but I have two favorite collections where the main character is the same:

The Philip Marlowe private detective novels of Raymond Chandler. The plots wander, but the characters and slick dialogue are unforgettable.

The Henry Chinaski books by Charles Bukowski. Chinaski is simply Bukowski's autobiographical alter ego, but I love the stories of existential angst on the seedy side of life.
I just got into the same type of series by Michael Connolley where he uses the character Harry Bosch. I like the same character in numerous books. Kind of lets you really get to know the guy.
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Along with many of the series that have already mentioned I thoroughly enjoyed the Foundation (I think) series by Asimov. It's been many years since I've read those books but I really liked the writing in those.

Edit: Apologies. i just realised how big a necro this post was. I wasn't paying attention to the dates when reading the thread.

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harry potter
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Jasper Fforde - the thursday next books. Don't ask just read is about the best thing anyone could ever tell you about these books.

The Nextian Series, Spec Ops 27.
1st - The Eyre Affair
2nd - Lost in a Good Book
3rd - The Well of Lost Plots
4th - Something Rotten
5th - due soon, The Ward of the Words

Jack Spratt Nursery Crime books
1st (though not in the series but greatly related to) The Big Over Easy
2nd (new July 2006) The fourth Bear
3rd (TBC) The Last Great Tortoise Race.



I would also reccommend especially for younger readers the Deptford Mice Trilogy and The DeptforHistories. Great fantacies without all the cliche shit. And if you get a chance the incredible Whitby Witches Series. All by Robin Jarvis.
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The silverwing series by Kenneth Oppel
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I used to like The Baby-Sitters Club by Ann M. Martin. Ha, I still remember everyone's names and likes/dislikes by heart.
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