Do you mean favourite gamebooks, or do you mean favourite novels?
If novels, My favourite is probably "Across the Nightingale Floor" (Tales of the Otori 1) by Lian Hearn. Also, I'd have to pick a David Gemmel book, though that's hard cause I like nearly all of his books, but I'd probably go with "White Wolf". Actually, I like all the books I've read from both of those authors' series, but I'll stick to those two.
Oh, I really enjoyed Across the Nightingale Floor. . .
My favorites, though. . .
Have to get back to you on that. . .
All right. I'll say Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov.
There are so many books, madglee!! How can anyone choose? There are so many different kinds of ways for a book to be favored. . .
Have you read it?
Anyway, if I get as many as I want, I'll say Death Note by Tsugumi Ohba and Loveless by Yun Kouga -- both manga series.
Artemis Fowl - Eoin Colfer, Angels and Demons - Dan Brown, Are You Afraid Of The Dark - Sidney Sheldon
If you take the book literally, the first half is a 999-line poem by John Shade. The second half is the footnotes/exposition of the poem by Charles Kinbote. It's also a story about the King of Zembla.
The thing I love about Pale Fire is how much critical thought there is around it. The initial interpretation is that Shade's poem is about his life, and that Kinbote is insane, and probably thinks he's the King of Zembla. But there are people who think Shade's poem is mediocre, and Kinbote is the real genius. There are Shadeans, who think only John Shade is real, and that Kinbote was made up by Shade as a narrative device. There are Kinboteans, who think only Kinbote is real, and he made up Shade to tell his story about Zembla. There are people who draw parallels between Nabokov's own life and the book. There are people who believe there's a second story hidden within the text that can only be understood if you've read it once before.
Nabokov said certain things about the book, and there's a whole discussion about that, as well. Mainly focusing on whether the author can decide things that aren't in the text. Such as, if the book doesn't say what happened to a character after the story ends, does the reader have to believe the author if he later tells you what happened?
Also, it's beautifully written, like all Nabokov's work. He's the most brilliant lyricist. I read his books and despair.
ehhe, maybe i should make a double account and post a few more of my favs and then madglee will be happy -- o darn! i wasnt suppose to say that aloud :P
Favourite Gamebooks: The Lone Wolf series by Joe Dever
Favourite Authors of novels (too many books): JRR Tolkien, JK Rowling, Ian Irvine, Matthew Reilly, John Marsden, Christopher Paolini, Dan Brown, Jack Heath, Isacc Asimov, Harry Turtledove.
PRACTICAL MAN MISSED SOMETHING PRACTICAL AND OBVIOUS! YAY! THE WORLD IS RIGHT AGAIN!
You could just post more of your fave's on your account lol.
the objective was to make madglee happy lol! not make myself list more of my favs...
My favorite authors:
Tolkein (j.r.r)Colfer (eoin)madglee (jay)Turner (paul)Brown (dan)Rowling (j.k)
in no particular order.
So I figured
I haven't seen it finished yet myself either - should arrive in my mailbox in 9 or so days, I hope, then I can approve it and sell it. Though I don't think I can picture my name on a list that has famous people like J.R.R. Tolkein, Dan Brown and J.K. Rowling on it :)
I made sure to mention this web site in my book, so I hope that will bring more people to come and visit us and join in!
Tahts a very classy thing to do.
My favorite book is most definately...uh, hard to choose. I love almost all classical books, anyway. I love anything J.D. Salinger and many of the Stephen King/Dean Koontz novels. I have a thing for Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut, bless his soul.
Hmm... I also really like Edgar Alan Poe's book, which is basically a buttload of stories and poems by him. I dig Schindler's List, but it's a pretty slow and aggrivating book at times. I wuv First Blood, because of the damned grittiness! So awesome!
Geez. This is hard, because I don't want to betray my good ol' fellas, you know?
Hah, I know. I'll just say my favorite book is Weeping Clocks, by yours truly! That way, I'm self-loving, but not cruel to any of my favorite authors. Yippee!!
Eh, heh, heh, heh... Of course...
Yeah I know, sometimes with a face like mine, its hard to tell...
I've decided that my favorite book is Blue's Clues ABC Adventure.
Actually you brought it ON topic,
Wahts it about?
Probably about a guy who rides dragons...*
HP series are definintly well written.
Yeah i know, she wrote it on a napkin in the coffee shop. lol from that to a top author known worldwide.
It does make you wonder... what will be after Harry Potter?
(I hate the way the replies thin out to the right... It's soooo annoying!)
Hm... Do these threads go on and on, without any pages, too?
I wouldn't like a sequel. As much as I like (not LOVE) the Harry Potter franchise, there comes a time when you just need to stop. Besides, two of the characters are gonna' die, and if it is truly Harry who's going to kick the bucket, then there's no point to make a continuation afterward.
Is anyone worried that the Harry Potter movie cast will be too old by the final movie?
Well, #1 came out in 2001, #2 came out in 2002, then #3 came out in 2004, #4 came out in 2005, and then #5 came out in 2007... The actor's 18 right now...
So, he's almost the right age, I guess. Man, they make these high-budget movies quicker than I thought!
*not a Harry Potter fanatic*
Basically a thrift store.
...You don't have 'em?
'Basically a thrift store.'
LOL I HATE THAT!!!!
I've never actually heard of Dragon Rider... I've heard of Eragon...?
Oh god, this is just sad. My mother's pregnant right now with my brother. One day my grandma leaves a text message on my dad's phone, and is all like: "Oh God, I have the PERFECT name for him! How 'bout Eragon? It's so cool sounding!"
And you could hear my dad sigh and look at the phone like it was insane.
Imagine the teasing it gets at school lol.
Eragon is alot better then dragon rider Ashen.
OH GOD! I know...
name some, i fell asleep during it.
Really? It did? I always assumed that videogames stole the 'worst dialogue' award...
I never even bothered to watch Eragon. Did it follow the book okay?
Curse them! Curse them to heck!
"I suffer without my stone" -- and -- "To the sky, to win. . . or die!" That one even rhymes!
Um, why does Malkovich call it a stone, anyway? He knows it's a dragon egg. The only reason he needs to call it a stone, is because we "don't know" it's an egg yet.
And Murtaugh totally got shafted in the movie. He's barely in it.