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Your all-time Top 3 Books?

 
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wigwam



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:43 pm    Post subject: Your all-time Top 3 Books? Reply with quote

Can't see this discussed before.
Doesn't have to be in order but let's be hard on ourselves and leave it to 3.
Doesn't have to be Fantasy either (unless you insist it does!)

For me:
1) To kill a mockingbird - Harper Lee (Ender's game Orson Scott Card if Fantasy only list - although it would be 3rd)
2) Legend - David Gemmell
3) Magician - Raymond Feist
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bourne Identity - Robert ludlum
Dawnthief - James Barclay
Oryx and Crake - Margaret Atwood
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Impossible to say as there are so many and it changes!

It's actually easier to choose series's so here is my top 3 series's at the moment:

Chronicles and Legend of the Raven
The Night Watch Trilogy + 1
The Black Magician Trilogy

Hounourable mentions go to:

His Dark Materials Trilogy
The Eragon series (when he finally finishes it)
Any books written by Mathew Reilly, especially The Contest which was so unique Smile

So many others though...
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't pick 3 favs so will go for 3 favs of 2010 (in no particular order)

Once Walked With Gods (a given really Very Happy )

Surface Detail by Iain M Banks (my fav Culture book to date and up there in my overall top 10 books)

Swords of Albion by Mark Chadbourn

Honourable mention to Matter of Blood by Sarah Pinborough
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for being me pointers to books I should hunt out!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Black Magician trilogy and His Dark Materials are two of my fav series, along with Garth Nix's Abhorsen trilogy

All well worth a read if you've not tried them.

Real shame Trudi Canavan hasn't written anything as good since imo
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lizzy wrote:

Real shame Trudi Canavan hasn't written anything as good since imo


I haven't read The Ambassador's Mission yet, is it no good? It's a follow on from the trilogy isn't it?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have it on the good authority of Mr Jovialgnome, that it's ok but not as good as the trilogy. But not read it myself yet. I will do though.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lizzy wrote:
Black Magician trilogy and His Dark Materials are two of my fav series, along with Garth Nix's Abhorsen trilogy

All well worth a read if you've not tried them.

Real shame Trudi Canavan hasn't written anything as good since imo


I have read and enjoyed the Pullman series and plan to introduce my daughter to is soon (she liked the film!)
Will hunt out the Black Magician Triology Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lizzy wrote:
I have it on the good authority of Mr Jovialgnome, that it's ok but not as good as the trilogy. But not read it myself yet. I will do though.


'twas actually The Magician's Apprentice and I'm afraid I found it to be both slow and predictable which is a shame given how good the trilogy was! Confused
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TheJovialGnome wrote:
Lizzy wrote:
I have it on the good authority of Mr Jovialgnome, that it's ok but not as good as the trilogy. But not read it myself yet. I will do though.


'twas actually The Magician's Apprentice and I'm afraid I found it to be both slow and predictable which is a shame given how good the trilogy was! Confused


I really enjoyed the Black Magician trilogy, and read the Age of Five trilogy after - really disappointed ultimately. Started promisingly, but went downhill after that for me, and the final book was convoluted and not hugely satisfying by the end. Real shame.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks both of you.
I am just about to start "High Lord" today.
Excellent triology and I already intrigued how it ends!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Futre4 wrote:
Bourne Identity - Robert ludlum
Dawnthief - James Barclay
Then read the crazy bulk pdf as well.
Oryx and Crake - Margaret Atwood


I just read the Bourne Identity and you're right. Great book. It's much better than the film.
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