Patrick Rothfuss
Book Recommendations

  • Cyrano de Bergerac

    Cyrano de Bergerac

    Cyrano de Bergerac

    Edmond Rostand
    Drama
    4.05 (77,739)

    This is edmond rostand's immortal play in which chivalry and wit, bravery and love are forever captured in the timeless spirit of romance. set in louis xiii's reign, it is the moving and exciting drama of one of the finest swordsmen in france, gallant soldier, brilliant wit, tragic poet-lover with the face of a clown. rostand's extraordinary lyric powers gave birth to a universal hero--cyrano de bergerac--and ensured his own reputation as author of one of the best-loved plays in the literature of the stage.this translation, by the american poet

    Patrick Rothfuss

    It's the best. If you're going to read one piece of drama before you die, read this.

    Apr 21, 2013 — Source

  • Death

    Death

    Death

    Neil Gaiman
    Comics & Graphic Novels
    4.46 (6,938)

    From the pages of newbery medal winner neil gaiman's the sandman comes fan-favorite character death in a new deluxe hardcover edition collecting her solo adventures!the first story introduces the young, pale, perky, and genuinely likable death. one day in every century, death walks the earth to better understand those to whom she will be the final visitor. today is that day. as a young mortal girl named didi, death befriends a teenager and helps a 250-year old homeless woman find her missing heart. what follows is a sincere musing on

    Patrick Rothfuss

    anyone could read this by itself and still enjoy it quite a bit.

    Jun 29, 2009 — Source

  • Saga, Vol. 3

    Saga, Vol. 3

    Saga, Vol. 3

    Brian K. Vaughan,Fiona Staples
    4.49 (87,328)

    The eisner, harvey, and hugo award-winning phenomenon continues, as new parents marko and alana travel to an alien world to visit their hero, while the family's pursuers finally close in on their targets.: saga #13-18.

    Patrick Rothfuss

    This comic is so good it's starting to piss me off.

    Apr 6, 2014 — Source

  • Welcome to Night Vale

    Welcome to Night Vale

    Welcome to Night Vale

    Jeffrey Cranor,Joseph Fink
    3.82 (36,975)

    From the creators of the wildly popular welcome to night vale podcast comes an imaginative mystery of appearances and disappearances that is also a poignant look at the ways in which we all struggle to find ourselves...no matter where we live.located in a nameless desert somewhere in the great american southwest, night vale is a small town where ghosts, angels, aliens, and government conspiracies are all commonplace parts of everyday life. it is here that the lives of two women, with two mysteries, will converge.nineteen-year-old night vale pawn shop owner

    Patrick Rothfuss

    This beautiful, stunning, delightful goddamn book.

    Oct 28, 2015 — Source

  • Steelheart

    Steelheart

    Steelheart

    Brandon Sanderson
    Young Adult Fiction
    4.12 (169,465)

    Ten years ago, calamity came. it was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. the awed public started calling them epics. but epics are no friend of man. with incredible gifts came the desire to rule. and to rule man you must crush his will.nobody fights the epics...nobody but the reckoners. a shadowy group of ordinary humans, they spend their lives studying epics, finding their weaknesses, and then assassinating them.and david wants in. he wants steelheart — the epic who is said to be

    Patrick Rothfuss

    Absolutely worth your time.

    Mar 2, 2013 — Source

  • Spinning Silver

    Spinning Silver

    Spinning Silver

    Naomi Novik
    Fiction
    4.2 (100,155)

    Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders, but her father's inability to collect his debts has left his family on the edge of poverty--until miryem takes matters into her own hands. hardening her heart, the young woman sets out to claim what is owed and soon gains a reputation for being able to turn silver into gold. when an ill-advised boast draws the attention of the king of the staryk--grim fey creatures who seem more ice than flesh--miryem's fate, and that of two kingdoms, will be forever altered. set

    Patrick Rothfuss

    One of the best books I've read all year. Maybe THE best.

    Nov 22, 2018 — Source

  • The Outsiders by Judd Winick Book One

    The Outsiders by Judd Winick Book One

    The Outsiders by Judd Winick Book One

    Alé Garza,ChrisCross,Judd Winick,Tom Raney
    3.73 (26)

    Calling on established heroes like jade and metamorpho, as well as newcomers like black lightning's daughter thunder, the mysterious powerhouse grace and indigo, an android from the distant future, this new group will find the threats before they become real, no matter what the cost.the outsiders by judd winick: the darker side of justice collects titans/young justice: graduation day #1-3, teen titans/outsiders secret files 2003 #1 and outsiders #1-7 from artists tom raney (uncanny x-men), chriscross (superman/batman), ale garza (batgirl) and more!

    Patrick Rothfuss

    It's twice as good as everything that comes before it.

    Nov 4, 2018 — Source

  • The Adventures of Barry Ween, Boy Genius 3

    The Adventures of Barry Ween, Boy Genius 3

    The Adventures of Barry Ween, Boy Genius 3

    Judd Winick
    4.28 (222)

    In this third hilarious trade paperback barry ween's bringing monkeys! he is the world's smartest human being; his "big brain," has a limitless capacity for knowledge, and barry has no problem putting that knowledge to use. that's pretty cool when you consider the fact that he's only 10 years old. unfortunately, when you have that kind of smarts, trouble is nearly a foregone conclusion! giant, talking gorillas from other dimensions; drunken, smelly clans of bigfeet; and a germ-filled monkey looking to cause the next outbreak -- these are things that

    Patrick Rothfuss

    This series is just as good as I remember it.

    Oct 27, 2018 — Source

  • The Adventures of Barry Ween, Boy Genius 2.0

    The Adventures of Barry Ween, Boy Genius 2.0

    The Adventures of Barry Ween, Boy Genius 2.0

    Judd Winick
    4.17 (257)

    Barry ween is every boy's fantasy personified. his intellect is beyond any that has existed before. in his presence, einstein looks like a moron. working in the secret lab in the back of his house, barry slowly inches towards dominating the world, and he would, too, if the laws of chaos weren't so strongly enforced. protecting obnoxious aliens seeking asylum, getting transported to the pedophilic old west, being kidnapped by bungling government agents - it's all par for the course with barry. it's tough being ten years old and smarter

    Patrick Rothfuss

    If you liked the first one, you'll like this one more.

    Oct 26, 2018 — Source

  • The Adventures of Barry Ween, Boy Genius 1

    The Adventures of Barry Ween, Boy Genius 1

    The Adventures of Barry Ween, Boy Genius 1

    Judd Winick
    4.12 (434)

    Meet barry ween, the smartest living human. what does a ten-year-old boy do with a 350 i.q.? any thing he wants. cranky, egotistical, arrogant and foul-mouthed, barry in general wants to conduct his experiments and be left alone, but it never seems to work out. hurdles that barry must outmaneuver range from time warps, to art thieves, to accidentally turning his best friend into a dinosaur.

    Patrick Rothfuss

    It's fucking delightful stuff

    Oct 24, 2018 — Source

  • Waking the Monsters

    Waking the Monsters

    Waking the Monsters

    Judd Winick
    4.53 (1,018)

    Dj and gina are totally ordinary kids. but hilo isn’t! alert! alert! alert! has our favorite space boy finally met his match? not if d.j. and gina can help it! mega robot monsters are suddenly waking up all over and they’re too big and too strong for hilo to fight on his own! luckily, he doesn’t have to! he has gina and some brand new super powers on his side! being heroes can be super fun-but it can also be super dangerous! and the closer hilo and gina get to

    Patrick Rothfuss

    I'm loving this series

    Oct 23, 2018 — Source

  • Mighty Jack and the Goblin King

    Mighty Jack and the Goblin King

    Mighty Jack and the Goblin King

    Ben Hatke
    Juvenile Fiction
    4.29 (3,130)

    Like a bolt from the blue, jack's little sister maddy is gone — carried into another realm by an ogre.when jack and lilly follow maddy’s captor through the portal, they are ready for anything... except what they find waiting for them in the floating crossroads between worlds. even the power of their magic plants may not be enough to get them back to earth alive.alone and injured, jack and lilly must each face their own monsters — as well as giants who grind the bones of human children to feed

    Patrick Rothfuss

    If that isn't a solid recommendation for a book, I don't know what is...

    Sep 30, 2018 — Source

  • Mighty Jack

    Mighty Jack

    Mighty Jack

    Alex Campbell,Ben Hatke,Hilary Sycamore
    Juvenile Fiction
    4.14 (7,511)

    Jack might be the only kid in the world who's dreading summer. but he's got a good reason: summer is when his single mom takes a second job and leaves him at home to watch his autistic kid sister, maddy. it's a lot of responsibility, and it's boring, too, because maddy doesn't talk. ever. but then, one day at the flea market, maddy does talk—to tell jack to trade their mom's car for a box of mysterious seeds. it's the best mistake jack has ever made.what starts as a normal

    Patrick Rothfuss

    Highly recommended, and doubly recommended if you have a kid.

    Sep 29, 2018 — Source

  • Saga, Vol. 6

    Saga, Vol. 6

    Saga, Vol. 6

    Brian K. Vaughan,Fiona Staples
    4.46 (47,831)

    Patrick Rothfuss

    Seriously. This comic is like a master's class

    Jul 30, 2018 — Source

  • Revival, Vol. 1

    Revival, Vol. 1

    Revival, Vol. 1

    Mark Englert,Mike Norton,Tim Seeley
    3.86 (8,294)

    Subtitle to the book is "a rural noir by tim seeley + mike norton"for one day in rural central wisconsin, the dead came back to life. now it's up to officer dana cypress to deal with the media scrutiny, religious zealots, and government quarantine that has come with them. in a town where the living have to learn to deal with those who are supposed to be dead, officer cypress must solve a brutal murder, and everyone, alive or undead, is a suspect. the sell-out hit series created by nyt

    Patrick Rothfuss

    This is an amazing comic series, folks.

    Jul 27, 2018 — Source

  • Saga, Vol. 5

    Saga, Vol. 5

    Saga, Vol. 5

    Brian K. Vaughan,Fiona Staples
    4.4 (62,817)

    Patrick Rothfuss

    this comic is amazing....

    Jul 6, 2018 — Source

  • Here There Be Gerblins

    Here There Be Gerblins

    Here There Be Gerblins

    Carey Pietsch,Clint McElroy,Griffin McElroy,Justin McElroy,Travis McElroy
    4.33 (21,930)

    Welcome to the adventure zone!see! the illustrated exploits of three lovable dummies set loose in a classic fantasy adventure!read! their journey from small-time bodyguards to world-class artifact hunters!marvel! at the sheer metafictional chutzpah of a graphic novel based on a story created in a podcast where three dudes and their dad play a tabletop role playing game in real time!join taako the elf wizard, merle the dwarf cleric, and magnus the human warrior for an adventure they are poorly equipped to handle at best, guided ("guided") by their snarky dm,

    Patrick Rothfuss

    some of the finest storytelling I have ever experienced. In any genre. Ever.

    Apr 20, 2018 — Source

  • The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales

    The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales

    The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales

    Oliver Sacks
    4.05 (188,873)

    If a man has lost a leg or an eye, he knows he has lost a leg or an eye; but if he has lost a self—himself—he cannot know it, because he is no longer there to know it. dr. oliver sacks recounts the stories of patients struggling to adapt to often bizarre worlds of neurological disorder. here are people who can no longer recognize everyday objects or those they love; who are stricken with violent tics or shout involuntary obscenities; who have been dismissed as autistic or retarded, yet

    Patrick Rothfuss

    Amazing book. Can't recommend it highly enough...

    Oct 24, 2017 — Source

  • Injection, Vol. 2
    Patrick Rothfuss

    Very worth your time

    May 7, 2017 — Source

  • Will Save the Galaxy for Food

    Will Save the Galaxy for Food

    Will Save the Galaxy for Food

    Yahtzee Croshaw
    Fiction
    3.92 (5,355)

    A not-quite epic science fiction adventure about a down-on-his luck galactic pilot caught in a cross-galaxy struggle for survival! space travel just isn't what it used to be. with the invention of quantum teleportation, space heroes aren't needed anymore. when one particularly unlucky ex-adventurer masquerades as famous pilot and hate figure jacques mckeown, he's sucked into an ever-deepening corporate and political intrigue. between space pirates, adorable deadly creatures, and a missing fortune in royalties, saving the universe was never this difficult!from the creator of mogworld and jam!benjamin richard "yahtzee" croshaw

    Patrick Rothfuss

    This is good stuff, and well-worth your time.

    Apr 26, 2017 — Source

  • Injection, Vol. 1

    Injection, Vol. 1

    Injection, Vol. 1

    Declan Shalvey,Jordie Bellaire,Warren Ellis
    3.8 (5,436)

    A few years ago, a public/private partnership between the british government and a multinational company saw five clever people placed in university-owned offices and allowed to do whatever they liked. it was called the cultural cross-contamination unit, and the idea was that it would hothouse new thinking and new patents. five actual geniuses, all probably crazy, very eccentric, put in one place and given carte blanche to think about ways to approach and change the future. what could possibly go wrong?they did a crazy thing, which was referred to as

    Patrick Rothfuss

    Dammit. I love this premise so much.

    Dec 27, 2016 — Source

  • An Unattractive Vampire

    An Unattractive Vampire

    An Unattractive Vampire

    Jim McDoniel
    Fiction
    3.82 (1,793)

    Jim mcdoniel's debut novel, "an unattractive vampire," is a darkly comic urban fantasy of ancient horrors in suburban cities. after three centuries trapped underground, thousand-year-old yulric bile, also known as the cursed one, the devil's apprentice, he who worships the slumbering horrors, awakens only to find that no one believes he is a vampire. apparently he's just too ugly. modern vampires, he soon discovers, are pretty, weak, and, most disturbing of all, good. determined to reestablish his bloodstained reign, yulric sets out to correct this disgusting turn of events or,

    Patrick Rothfuss

    I really wish I'd read it earlier

    Jun 15, 2016 — Source

  • Space Dumplins

    Space Dumplins

    Space Dumplins

    Craig Thompson
    Juvenile Fiction
    3.82 (2,837)

    Highly acclaimed graphic novelist craig thompson's debut book for young readers about a plucky heroine on a mission to save her dad.for violet marlocke, family is the most important thing in the whole galaxy. so when her father goes missing while on a hazardous job, she can't just sit around and do nothing. to get him back, violet throws caution to the stars and sets out with a group of misfit friends on a quest to find him. but space is vast and dangerous, and she soon discovers that her

    Patrick Rothfuss

    I really liked it.

    May 17, 2016 — Source

  • The Drawing of the Dark

    The Drawing of the Dark

    The Drawing of the Dark

    Tim Powers
    Fiction
    3.92 (4,692)

    'the drawing of the dark is not only one of my favourite tim powers novels, it's simply one of my favourite novels. the seamless and seemingly effortless blend of action and humour, the wonderful characters, the rich settings, the brilliant plot - all of it is perfect' james p. blaylock

    Patrick Rothfuss

    I missed an entire night of sleep reading it.

    Dec 31, 2015 — Source

  • Good Poems

    Good Poems

    Good Poems

    Garrison Keillor
    4.18 (6,533)

    Every day people tune in to the writer's almanac on public radio and hear garrison keillor read them a poem. and here, for the first time, is an anthology of poems from the show, chosen by keillor for their wit, their frankness, their passion, their "utter clarity in the face of everything else a person has to deal with at 7 a.m." good poems includes verse about lovers, children, failure, everyday life, death, and transcendance. it features the work of classic poets, such as emily dickinson, walt whitman, and robert

    Patrick Rothfuss

    A really interesting, varied assortment of poems, well-performed by a number of skilled readers.

    Dec 30, 2015 — Source

  • Savage Art

    Savage Art

    Savage Art

    Robert Polito
    Fiction
    4.14 (570)

    Robert polito recounts thompson's relationship with his father, a disgraced oklahoma sheriff, with the women he adored in life and murdered on the page, with alcohol, would-be censors, and hollywood auteurs. unrelenting and empathetic, casting light into the darker caverns of our collective psyche, savage art is an exemplary homage to an american original. a national book critics circle award winner. 57 photos.

    Patrick Rothfuss

    Really amazingly good book.

    Oct 25, 2015 — Source

  • Furiously Happy

    Furiously Happy

    Furiously Happy

    Jenny Lawson
    3.88 (150,079)

    #1 new york times bestsellerin furiously happy, a humor memoir tinged with just enough tragedy and pathos to make it worthwhile, jenny lawson examines her own experience with severe depression and a host of other conditions, and explains how it has led her to live life to the fullest:"i've often thought that people with severe depression have developed such a well for experiencing extreme emotion that they might be able to experience extreme joy in a way that ‘normal people' also might never understand. and that's what furiously happy is

    Patrick Rothfuss

    I enjoyed so much that I bought multiple copies to give away as Christmas presents.

    Sep 27, 2015 — Source

  • The Authority, Vol. 2

    The Authority, Vol. 2

    The Authority, Vol. 2

    Bryan Hitch,Frank Quitely,Mark Millar,Warren Ellis
    4.15 (4,285)

    Are we ready for yet another take on superhero morality?let's hope so, because the authority: relentless retools old ideas for a new century. warren ellis has his heroes think globally as they kick butt locally, stopping or slowing down to consider how they can use their powers to "make the world a better place."how he can pull this off in our oh-so-ironic age is an artistic mystery, but the results are clear: superheroes with believable personalities and community spirit. two story arcs, each encompassing terror and evil on a global

    Patrick Rothfuss

    I ship it.

    Sep 26, 2015 — Source

  • The Authority, Vol. 1

    The Authority, Vol. 1

    The Authority, Vol. 1

    Bryan Hitch,Laura Martin,Paul Neary,Warren Ellis
    4.15 (4,868)

    The authority, the powerful team that rose from the ashes of stormwatch, stars in this world-shaking collection of their first adventures. led by hot-tempered, electrically powered jenny sparks and headquartered in a fifty-mile-wide spaceship that exists outside space and time, the authority explodes into action, first against a global attack of genetically engineered super-human clones, and then against an invasion from another reality.

    Patrick Rothfuss

    Picked this one up and loved it.

    Sep 26, 2015 — Source

  • You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)

    You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)

    You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)

    Felicia Day,Joss Whedon
    Biography & Autobiography
    4.04 (51,762)

    From online entertainment mogul, actress, and “queen of the geeks” felicia day, a funny, quirky, and inspiring memoir about her unusual upbringing, her rise to internet-stardom, and embracing her individuality to find success in hollywood.the internet isn’t all cat videos. there’s also felicia day—violinist, filmmaker, internet entrepreneur, compulsive gamer, hoagie specialist, and former lonely homeschooled girl who overcame her isolated childhood to become the ruler of a new world... or at least semi-influential in the world of internet geeks and goodreads book clubs.after growing up in the south where she

    Patrick Rothfuss

    I'd recommend it to pretty much anyone

    Aug 11, 2015 — Source

  • The God Engines

    The God Engines

    The God Engines

    John Scalzi
    Fiction
    3.62 (6,745)

    Captain ean tephe is a man of faith, whose allegiance to his lord and to his ship is uncontested. the bishopry militant knows this -- and so, when it needs a ship and crew to undertake a secret, sacred mission to a hidden land, tephe is the captain to whom the task is given. tephe knows from the start that his mission will be a test of his skill as a leader of men and as a devout follower of his god. it's what he doesn't know that matters: to

    Patrick Rothfuss

    Holy shit, this was a good book.

    Jan 27, 2015 — Source

  • Tom Strong, Book 2

    Tom Strong, Book 2

    Tom Strong, Book 2

    Alan Moore,Chris Sprouse,Todd Klein
    3.8 (1,166)

    In this collection, readers are introduced to the foremost science hero tom strong and his remarkable exploits over a nearly century-long career. with a supporting cast of characters that include his wife dhalua (the daughter of a mighty chieftain) his daughter tesla, the enhanced ape king solomon and his robotic valet, peneuman, tom finds himself battling in different times, worlds, and realms. and as he faces off against an eclectic group of enemies such as the ruthless paul saveen, the mechanized az-techs, the prehuman monster pangean and the nazi super-woman

    Patrick Rothfuss

    Everything that I said about the first book in the series holds true with this book.

    Jan 20, 2015 — Source

  • Tom Strong, Book 1

    Tom Strong, Book 1

    Tom Strong, Book 1

    Al Gordon,Alan Moore,Chris Sprouse,Dave Gibbons,Jerry Ordway,Todd Klein
    3.81 (2,378)

    Alan moore strikes again with americas best comics, an entire line of comics created and written by him. a physical and mental super-human, tom strong was orphaned by his scientist parents, raised by a steam-powered robot, and fights evil alongside his beautiful wife and headstrong daughter. tom quickly heads into battle against the nazi super-woman ingrid weiss and a prehuman monster in this new volume.

    Patrick Rothfuss

    Highly recommended for pretty much anyone.

    Jan 20, 2015 — Source

  • Top 10

    Top 10

    Top 10

    Alan Moore,Gene Ha
    3.93 (2,372)

    This is the tale of neopolis, a modern metr-opolis with a citizenry made up exclusively of super beings. in this city where everyone is blessed with powers, it takes a unique and powerful police force to protect and serve. the officers of precinct 10 encounter all manner of the super powered and the supernatural on a routine basis. the eisner award-winning top 10 team of writer alan moore and artist gene ha reunites for a graphic novel that delves into the past, revealing the origins of neopolis and the first

    Patrick Rothfuss

    Yes it's cool and clever and fun.

    Jan 13, 2015 — Source

  • Watchmen

    Watchmen

    Watchmen

    Alan Moore,Dave Gibbons,John Higgins
    4.37 (515,762)

    This hugo award-winning graphic novel chronicles the fall from grace of a group of super-heroes plagued by all-too-human failings. along the way, the concept of the super-hero is dissected as the heroes are stalked by an unknown assassin.one of the most influential graphic novels of all time and a perennial best-seller, watchmen has been studied on college campuses across the nation and is considered a gateway title, leading readers to other graphic novels such as v for vendetta, batman: the dark knight returns and the sandman series.

    Patrick Rothfuss

    Read it. Read it ten times.

    Jan 12, 2015 — Source

  • Top 10, Vol. 1

    Top 10, Vol. 1

    Top 10, Vol. 1

    Alan Moore,Gene Ha,Zander Cannon
    4.1 (9,719)

    This is the tale of neopolis, a modern metropolis with a citizentry made up exclusively of super beings. in a city where everyone is blessed with powers, it takes a unique and powerful police force to protect and serve. in this eisner award-winning book, we are introduced to the extremely diverse officers of precinct ten; an armored and talking dog, a genetically engineered "perfect woman," a high tech cowboy, an indestructible man, and a rookie with a toy box full of "helpers." individually they are unique personalities, together they are

    Patrick Rothfuss

    This is absolutely worth your time.

    Jan 11, 2015 — Source

  • Dream Thief Volume 1

    Dream Thief Volume 1

    Dream Thief Volume 1

    Greg Smallwood,Jai Nitz
    3.61 (114)

    After john lincoln steals an aboriginal mask from a museum, vengeful spirits possess his body and mind while he sleeps! as the dream thief, he accrues the memories and skills of murder victims and fights to stay awake, before he kills again! jai nitz and greg smallwood craft a stylish drama of supernatural revenge! collects the five-issue miniseries.* featuring bonus art by alex ross, ryan sook, kevin nowlan, michael golden, r. m. guerra, dan brereton, and a host of others!* jai nitz and greg smallwood’s breakout hit series collected!

    Patrick Rothfuss

    I enjoyed this book to a ridiculous degree.

    Dec 30, 2014 — Source

  • Paper Towns

    Paper Towns

    Paper Towns

    John Green
    Young Adult Fiction
    3.75 (1,111,759)

    Quentin jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous margo roth spiegelman from afar. so when she cracks open a window and climbs into his life—dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge—he follows. after their all-nighter ends, and a new day breaks, q arrives at school to discover that margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. but q soon learns that there are clues—and they're for him. urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less q sees the

    Patrick Rothfuss

    Highly recommended for anyone.

    Dec 30, 2014 — Source

  • The Doubt Factory

    The Doubt Factory

    The Doubt Factory

    Paolo Bacigalupi
    Young Adult Fiction
    3.38 (2,000)

    Patrick Rothfuss

    I wish every kid in the US had to read this before they graduated high school.

    Dec 29, 2014 — Source

  • We3

    We3

    We3

    Frank Quitely,Grant Morrison
    Comics & Graphic Novels
    3.91 (24,011)

    Writer grant morrison and artist frank quitely tell the unforgettable story of three innocent pets-a dog, a cat and a rabbit-who have been converted into deadly cyborgs by a sinister military weapons program.with nervous systems amplified to match their terrifying mechanical exoskeletons, the members of animal weapon 3 have the firepower of a battalion between them. but they are just the program's prototypes, and now that their testing is complete, they're slated to be permanently "de-commissioned"-until they seize their one chance to make a desperate run for freedom. relentlessly pursued

    Patrick Rothfuss

    It's a great example of the amazing work Grant Morrison is capable of.

    Dec 29, 2014 — Source

  • Bone, Vol. 1

    Bone, Vol. 1

    Bone, Vol. 1

    Jeff Smith,Steve Hamaker
    4.18 (83,025)

    After being run out of boneville, the three bone cousins, fone bone, phoney bone, and smiley bone, are separated and lost in a vast uncharted desert.one by one, they find their way into a deep, forested valley filled with wonderful and terrifying creatures...humor, mystery, and adventure are spun together in this action-packed, side-splitting saga. everyone who has ever left home for the first time only to find that the world outside is strange and overwhelming will love bone.

    Patrick Rothfuss

    It's worth your time.

    Dec 17, 2014 — Source

  • Batman

    Batman

    Batman

    Andy Kubert,Bernie Mireault,Mark Buckingham,Matt Wagner,Neil Gaiman,Simon Bisley
    Comics & Graphic Novels
    3.97 (18,118)

    Best-selling author (the sandman) joins a murderer's row of talented artists in lending his unique touch to the batman mythos for this deluxe edition hardcover! spotlighting the story "whatever happened to the caped crusader?" from batman and detective comics in which gaiman joins artist and inker for a story that shines a new light on the batman mythos. also collects gaiman stories from secret origins , secret origins special and batman black and white . this collection is not to be missed!

    Patrick Rothfuss

    Every time I read it I just cry.

    Dec 15, 2014 — Source

  • Through the Woods

    Through the Woods

    Through the Woods

    Emily Carroll
    Juvenile Fiction
    3.93 (69,348)

    'it came from the woods. most strange things do.'five mysterious, spine-tingling stories follow journeys into (and out of?) the eerie abyss.these chilling tales spring from the macabre imagination of acclaimed and award-winning comic creator emily carroll.come take a walk in the woods and see what awaits you there...

    Patrick Rothfuss

    This freaked my shit out.

    Dec 7, 2014 — Source

  • Ancillary Justice

    Ancillary Justice

    Ancillary Justice

    Ann Leckie
    Fiction
    3.97 (94,206)

    On a remote, icy planet, the soldier known as breq is drawing closer to completing her quest.once, she was the justice of toren - a colossal starship with an artificial intelligence linking thousands of soldiers in the service of the radch, the empire that conquered the galaxy.now, an act of treachery has ripped it all away, leaving her with one fragile human body, unanswered questions, and a burning desire for vengeance.

    Patrick Rothfuss

    If you're willing to work a little, this book is absolutely worth your time.

    Nov 16, 2014 — Source

  • Neil Patrick Harris

    Neil Patrick Harris

    Neil Patrick Harris

    Antony Hare,David Javerbaum,Neil Patrick Harris
    3.79 (37,034)

    Tired of memoirs that only tell you what really happened?sick of deeply personal accounts written in the first person? seeking an exciting, interactive read that puts the “u” back in “autobiography”? then look no further than neil patrick harris: choose your own autobiography! in this revolutionary, joycean experiment in light celebrity narrative, actor/personality/carbon-based life-form neil patrick harris lets you, the reader, live his life. you will be born in new mexico. you will get your big break at an acting camp. you will get into a bizarre confrontation outside a

    Patrick Rothfuss

    I'd be tempted to read again in the future.

    Nov 9, 2014 — Source

  • Superman

    Superman

    Superman

    Mark Millar
    4.17 (52,523)

    Strange visitor from another world who can change the course of mighty rivers, bend steel in his bare hands ... and who, as the champion of the common worker, fights a never-ending battle for stalin, socialism, and the international expansion of the warsaw pact.in this elseworlds tale, a familiar rocketship crash-lands on earth carrying an infant who will one day become the most powerful being on the planet. but his ship doesn't land in america. he is not raised in smallville, kansas. instead, he makes his new home on a

    Patrick Rothfuss

    Highly recommended. Even if you don't really give a damn about superheroes.

    Sep 12, 2014 — Source

  • The Last Unicorn

    The Last Unicorn

    The Last Unicorn

    Peter S. Beagle
    4.14 (104,484)

    She was magical, beautiful beyond belief—and completely alone...the unicorn had lived since before memory in a forest where death could touch nothing. maidens who caught a glimpse of her glory were blessed by enchantment they would never forget. but outside her wondrous realm, dark whispers and rumours carried a message she could not ignore: "unicorns are gone from the world."aided by a bumbling magician and an indomitable spinster, she set out to learn the truth. but she feared even her immortal wisdom meant nothing in a world where a mad

    Patrick Rothfuss

    Last Unicorn is my favorite book.

    Sep 5, 2014 — Source

  • The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

    The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

    The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

    Catherynne M. Valente
    Young Adult Fiction
    3.93 (40,052)

    Twelve-year-old september lives in omaha, and used to have an ordinary life, until her father went to war and her mother went to work. one day, september is met at her kitchen window by a green wind (taking the form of a gentleman in a green jacket), who invites her on an adventure, implying that her help is needed in fairyland. the new marquess is unpredictable and fickle, and also not much older than september. only september can retrieve a talisman the marquess wants from the enchanted woods, and if

    Patrick Rothfuss

    This is the best book I've read all year.

    Aug 21, 2014 — Source

  • Lucifer, Vol. 1

    Lucifer, Vol. 1

    Lucifer, Vol. 1

    Mike Carey
    4.1 (13,548)

    From the pages of the sandman, lucifer morningstar, the former lord of hell, is unexpectedly called back into action when he receives a mission from heaven. given free reign to use any means necessary, lucifer is promised a prize of his own choosing if he fulfills this holy request. but once he completes his mission, the prince of darkness' demand shakes the foundation of heaven and hell. now as his enemies unite to stop his reemergence, lucifer gathers his forces as he prepares to launch his new revolution.this volume contains:the

    Patrick Rothfuss

    Is it worth your time? Absolutely.

    Mar 18, 2014 — Source

  • The Song of the Quarkbeast

    The Song of the Quarkbeast

    The Song of the Quarkbeast

    Jasper Fforde
    Juvenile Fiction
    4.05 (8,994)

    Long ago, magic began to fade, and the underemployed magicians of kazam mystical arts management have been forced to take any work their sixteen-year-old acting manager, jennifer strange, can scare up. but things are about to change. magical power is finally on the rise, and king snodd iv, of the ununited kingdoms knows that he who controls magic controls everything. only one person stands between snodd and his plans for a magic-grab--and that's jennifer. yet even smart and sensible jennifer would have trouble against these powers-that-be. the king and his

    Patrick Rothfuss

    I would be happy to read this to my little boy. And I would be happy to see him reading it himself when he gets old enough for that.

    Feb 28, 2014 — Source

  • Let's Pretend This Never Happened

    Let's Pretend This Never Happened

    Let's Pretend This Never Happened

    Jenny Lawson
    3.87 (186,368)

    Internet star jenny lawson, aka the bloggess, makes her literary debut. jenny lawson realized that the most mortifying moments of our lives—the ones we’d like to pretend never happened—are in fact the ones that define us. lawson takes readers on a hilarious journey recalling her bizarre upbringing in rural texas, her devastatingly awkward high school years, and her relationship with her long-suffering husband, victor. chapters include: “stanley the magical, talking squirrel”; “a series of angry post-it notes to my husband”; “my vagina is fine. thanks for asking”; “and then i

    Patrick Rothfuss

    Yeah. Now I'm a fan.

    Feb 24, 2014 — Source

  • Half a King

    Half a King

    Half a King

    Joe Abercrombie
    Fiction
    3.95 (59,137)

    Alternate cover edition for isbn 9780007550227for all editions see herebetrayed by his family and left for dead, prince yarvi, reluctant heir to a divided kingdom, has vowed to reclaim a throne he never wanted. but first he must survive cruelty, chains and the bitter waters of the shattered sea itself - all with only one good hand. born a weakling in the eyes of a hard, cold world, he cannot grip a shield or swing an axe, so has sharpened his mind to a deadly edge. gathering a strange fellowship

    Patrick Rothfuss

    Is it worth your time? Absolutely

    Feb 15, 2014 — Source

  • Casanova, Vol. 3

    Casanova, Vol. 3

    Casanova, Vol. 3

    Cris Peter,Dustin Harbin,Gabriel Bá,Matt Fraction
    3.92 (461)

    From the writer of marvel's smash hit fear itself and the artist of the best-selling umbrella academy comes the full-colour rebirth of the coolest comic of all time: casanova. what started as the perfect life has become a nightmare as casanova quinn, interdimensional man of mystery, polices the ruins of spacetime at the behest of his father's law agency e.m.p.i.r.e. when he discovers the secret identity of the man who would end the cosmos itself casanova and his time-loosened girl friday sasa lisi embark on a dangerous plan to free

    Patrick Rothfuss

    this comic embodies some of the best characteristics of post-modern literature

    Feb 13, 2014 — Source

  • Criminal, Vol. 1

    Criminal, Vol. 1

    Criminal, Vol. 1

    Ed Brubaker
    4.16 (8,296)

    From harvey award-winning best writer ed brubaker, and scream award-winning best artist sean phillips comes the first collection of criminal, one of the best reviewed comics of 2006. coward is the story of leo, a professional pickpocket who is also a legendary heist-planner and thief. but there's a catch with leo, he won't work any job that he doesn't call all the shots on, he won't allow guns, and the minute things turn south, he's looking for any exit that won't land him in prison. but when he's lured into

    Patrick Rothfuss

    Story. Story. Story.

    Jan 7, 2014 — Source

  • The Mallet of Loving Correction

    The Mallet of Loving Correction

    The Mallet of Loving Correction

    John Scalzi
    3.6 (315)

    “in a very real sense, whatever is my life’s work; it’s fifteen years (so far) of me thinking about what’s going on in my life and in my world.”—john scalzi what sort of idiot spends fifteen years writing a blog? new york times bestselling author john scalzi is that sort of idiot. and in those fifteen years the blog he’s written, called whatever, has won awards, had its entries republished in newspapers, magazines and books, and has seen millions of readers each year come by to read scalzi’s observations on

    Patrick Rothfuss

    Highly recommended

    Dec 31, 2013 — Source

  • Hellboy, Vol. 3
    Patrick Rothfuss

    This is the book that forever sold me on how cool Hellboy is.

    Dec 28, 2013 — Source

  • Hellboy, Vol. 1

    Hellboy, Vol. 1

    Hellboy, Vol. 1

    John Byrne,Mike Mignola
    4.14 (67,661)

    Dark horse presents new editions of the entire hellboy line with new covers, beginning with seed of destruction, the basis of director guillermo del toro's blockbuster films. hellboy is one of the most celebrated comics series in recent years. the ultimate artists' artist and a great storyteller whose work is in turns haunting, hilarious, and spellbinding. mike mignola has won numerous awards in the comics industry and beyond. when strangeness threatens to engulf the world, a strange man will come to save it. sent to investigate a mystery with supernatural

    Patrick Rothfuss

    I love this series. I have for years.

    Dec 28, 2013 — Source

  • Cut Here

    Cut Here

    Cut Here

    Jim Fern,Mark Pennington,Mike Carey,Rob Hunter
    Comics & Graphic Novels
    3.77 (791)

    Miyazaki's spirited away meets asian horror in this inital volume of crossing midnight, collecting the acclaimed first five issues of the series by writer mike carey (lucifer) and artist jim fern (fables). a compelling fantasy/horror series set in the heart of present-day nagasaki, japan, crossing midnight begins when extraordinary twins are born — one just before midnight and the other just after. they discover the huge impact this small difference has on their destinies when one of them is inducted into a world of supernatural beings and events that intersects

    Patrick Rothfuss

    You should try it. Absolutely worth your time.

    Dec 27, 2013 — Source

  • Broodhollow Book 1

    Broodhollow Book 1

    Broodhollow Book 1

    Kris Straub
    4.48 (221)

    When penniless encyclopedia salesman wadsworth zane receives a letter about a mysterious inheritance in the quaint little town of broodhollow, he thinks his luck might finally be turning around.but what seems like a series of terrifying supernatural encounters could just be a figment of zane's maddening obsessive disorder -- which he calls the pattern.the creator of starslip, chainsawsuit, and candle cove delivers a story in 1930s comic style that's equal parts humor and lovecraftian horror.

    Patrick Rothfuss

    Absolutely. I loved it.

    Dec 26, 2013 — Source

  • Last Words

    Last Words

    Last Words

    George Carlin,Tony Hendra
    3.9 (14,651)

    As one of america’s preeminent comedic voices, george carlin saw it all throughout his extraordinary fifty-year career and made fun of most of it. last words is the story of the man behind some of the most seminal comedy of the last half century, blending his signature acerbic humor with never-before-told stories from his own life. carlin’s early conflicts, his long struggle with substance abuse, his turbulent relationships with his family, and his triumphs over catastrophic setbacks all fueled the unique comedic worldview he brought to the stage. from the

    Patrick Rothfuss

    I loved it. My only regret is that I didn't listen to it sooner.

    Oct 5, 2013 — Source

  • Max Overacts, Vol. One
    Patrick Rothfuss

    I like it as much as any comic I've ever read in the history of forever.

    Oct 4, 2013 — Source

  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane

    The Ocean at the End of the Lane

    The Ocean at the End of the Lane

    Neil Gaiman
    4 (537,217)

    Sussex, england. a middle-aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral. although the house he lived in is long gone, he is drawn to the farm at the end of the road, where, when he was seven, he encountered a most remarkable girl, lettie hempstock, and her mother and grandmother. he hasn't thought of lettie in decades, and yet as he sits by the pond (a pond that she'd claimed was an ocean) behind the ramshackle old farmhouse, the unremembered past comes flooding back. and it is

    Patrick Rothfuss

    I will gush about it to strangers.

    May 31, 2013 — Source

  • Porcelain

    Porcelain

    Porcelain

    Benjamin Read,Chris Wildgoose
    Fiction
    4.09 (413)

    Set within a world that’s a magical echo of our own, porcelain is the story of child, an urchin, who leaves behind the cold streets of a snowy city when she climbs the high wall into the porcelain maker’s garden.the porcelain maker discovers child trespassing but, amused by her audacity, he offers her the chance to stay. he’s a lonely man, kept company only by his alchemically-powered automata, and he and child form an unlikely friendship.shut off from the world beyond the wall, child wants or needs for nothing as

    Patrick Rothfuss

    This was really, really good.

    May 5, 2013 — Source

  • Penny Arcade Volume 5

    Penny Arcade Volume 5

    Penny Arcade Volume 5

    Jerry Holkins,Mike Krahulik
    4.19 (625)

    Join us, intrepid explorers, as we journey once again into the depths of the penny arcade archives, facing eldritch curses and monstrous perils aplenty in our quest to unearth the ancient treasures of the year 2004 a.d.! marvel at the mysteries laid bare within - at these tales of epic gaming, appliances gone bad, square-dancing blood feuds, and so much more! face, if you dare, the ominous foreboding of the last christmas, the challenging depths of twisp and catsby, and the poignant tragedy of the wandering age!

    Patrick Rothfuss

    I would occasionally even chortle.

    Apr 16, 2013 — Source

  • Penny Arcade Volume 4
    Patrick Rothfuss

    I consider it time well spent.

    Apr 15, 2013 — Source

  • Sacré Bleu
    Patrick Rothfuss

    a story that holds my interest, engages my curiosity, and makes me laugh my ass off.

    Mar 14, 2013 — Source

  • Will Save the Galaxy for Food

    Will Save the Galaxy for Food

    Will Save the Galaxy for Food

    Em Gist,Yahtzee Croshaw
    Fiction
    3.92 (5,355)

    A not-quite epic science fiction adventure about a down-on-his luck galactic pilot caught in a cross-galaxy struggle for survival! space travel just isn't what it used to be. with the invention of quantum teleportation, space heroes aren't needed anymore. when one particularly unlucky ex-adventurer masquerades as famous pilot and hate figure jacques mckeown, he's sucked into an ever-deepening corporate and political intrigue. between space pirates, adorable deadly creatures, and a missing fortune in royalties, saving the universe was never this difficult!from the creator of mogworld and jam!benjamin richard "yahtzee" croshaw

    Patrick Rothfuss

    But the truth is, it's a fucking good book. The best apocalypse stories I've read in ages.

    Feb 10, 2013 — Source

  • FreakAngels, Volume 6

    FreakAngels, Volume 6

    FreakAngels, Volume 6

    Warren Ellis
    Self-Help
    4.16 (1,256)

    Twenty-three years ago, twelve strange children were born in england at exactly the same moment. six years ago, they used their psychic powers in unison and accidentally flooded the world. today, they live in and defend whitechapel, perhaps the last real settlement in soggy london, from the evil machinations of one of their own – a “freakangel” gone rogue. but when mark, the bad seed, returns and forces his old friends to expand their consciousness beyond all concepts of space and time, they discover there’s something coming… something dark and

    Patrick Rothfuss

    Thanks again, Warren Ellis. I wish there were two of you so I could keep one in my basement. Forever.

    Feb 6, 2013 — Source

  • FreakAngels, Volume 1

    FreakAngels, Volume 1

    FreakAngels, Volume 1

    Warren Ellis
    4 (3,332)

    Six years ago, twelve psychic children accidentally used their powers to flood the world. now they attempt to rebuild society and defend london's whitechapel survivors from one of their own.twenty-three years ago, twelve strange children were born in england at exactly the same moment. six years ago, the world ended. today, eleven strange 23-year-olds live in and defend whitechapel, maybe the last real settlement in flooded london. when a dazed, gun-toting girl appears on the outskirts with a deadly grudge against the self-proclaimed freakangels, the kids realize that an old

    Patrick Rothfuss

    If you like things that are good, you should read it.

    Feb 6, 2013 — Source

  • Saga, Vol. 1

    Saga, Vol. 1

    Saga, Vol. 1

    Brian K Vaughan
    4.17 (291,403)

    From new york times bestselling writer brian k.vaughan (y: the last man, ex machina) and critically acclaimed artist fiona staples (mystery society, north 40), saga is the sweeping tale of one young family fighting to find their place in the worlds. when two soldiers from opposite sides of a never-ending galactic war fall in love, they risk everything to bring a fragile new life into a dangerous old universe. fantasy and science fiction are wed like never before in a sexy, subversive drama for adults. this specially priced volume collects

    Patrick Rothfuss

    Merciful Buddha, this was so good.

    Jan 15, 2013 — Source

  • Ignition City Volume 1

    Ignition City Volume 1

    Ignition City Volume 1

    Warren Ellis
    3.67 (854)

    Where did the space heroes go to die? from warren ellis, the writer who reinvented science fiction in comics, in the alternate-world style of the award-winning ministry of space and aetheric mechanics, comes a retropunk future of the past where spaceships still belched smoke and arguments were still settled with laser pistols. grounded space pilot mary raven has come to the interzone settlement in the middle of ignition city, earth's last spaceport, to recover the effects of her dead father or so people think. mary really wants to know how

    Patrick Rothfuss

    Amazingly fun book.

    Dec 31, 2012 — Source

  • The Dirty Streets of Heaven

    The Dirty Streets of Heaven

    The Dirty Streets of Heaven

    Tad Williams
    Angels
    3.73 (8,820)

    Bobby dollar is an angel -- a real one. he knows a lot about sin, and not just in his professional capacity as an advocate for souls caught between heaven and hell. bobby's wrestling with a few deadly sins of his own -- pride, anger, even lust.but his problems aren't all his fault. bobby can't entirely trust his heavenly superiors, and he's not too sure about any of his fellow earthbound angels either, especially the new kid that heaven has dropped into their midst, a trainee angel who asks too

    Patrick Rothfuss

    If you like good books, you should check it out....

    Jun 18, 2012 — Source

  • Daytripper

    Daytripper

    Daytripper

    Craig Thompson,Dave Stewart,Fábio Moon,Gabriel Bá,Sean Konot
    4.33 (30,255)

    What are the most important days of your life?meet brás de oliva domingos. the miracle child of a world-famous brazilian writer, brás spends his days penning other people's obituaries and his nights dreaming of becoming a successful author himself—writing the end of other people's stories, while his own has barely begun.but on the day that life begins, would he even notice? does it start at 21 when he meets the girl of his dreams? or at 11, when he has his first kiss? is it later in his life when

    Patrick Rothfuss

    Damn. This is probably the most profound story I've read in at least a couple of years.

    Mar 8, 2012 — Source

  • Master Assassins

    Master Assassins

    Master Assassins

    Robert V.S. Redick
    4.08 (1,660)

    Kandri hinjuman was never meant to be a soldier. his brother mektu was never meant for this world. rivals since childhood, they are drafted into a horrific war led by a madwoman-prophet, and survive each day only by hiding their disbelief. kandri is good at blending in, but mektu is hopeless: impulsive, erratic—and certain that a demon is stalking him. is this madness or a second sense? either way, kandri knows that mektu’s antics will land them both in early graves.but all bets are off when the brothers’ simmering feud

    Patrick Rothfuss

    This book has everything I love.

    Mar 15, 2018 — Source

  • Powers

    Powers

    Powers

    Brian Michael Bendis,Michael Avon Oeming
    3.87 (480)

    The newest chapter of the eisner award-winning powers is here - and it's a bold game-changer! now that all powers cases are federal cases, christian walker and deena pilgrim are now federal agents, and must learn to live by the new rules. but when they find themselves dealing with the biggest powers cases in the entire country, will this new life close the closet full of skeletons deena carries with her? (absolutely not!) walker and deana are up to their necks in the most dangerous chase of their careers when

    Patrick Rothfuss

    Highly recommended.

    Dec 14, 2014 — Source

  • Hyperbole and a Half

    Hyperbole and a Half

    Hyperbole and a Half

    Allie Brosh
    Humor
    4.13 (199,401)

    This is a book i wrote. because i wrote it, i had to figure out what to put on the back cover to explain what it is. i tried to write a long, third-person summary that would imply how great the book is and also sound vaguely authoritative--like maybe someone who isn’t me wrote it--but i soon discovered that i’m not sneaky enough to pull it off convincingly. so i decided to just make a list of things that are in the book:pictureswordsstories about things that happened to mestories about

    Patrick Rothfuss

    Go and read some. You can thank me later.

    Dec 31, 2013 — Source

  • Snow Crash

    Snow Crash

    Snow Crash

    Neal Stephenson
    Fiction
    4.02 (253,790)

    In reality, hiro protagonist delivers pizza for uncle enzo's cosonostra pizza inc., but in the metaverse he's a warrior prince. plunging headlong into the enigma of a new computer virus that's striking down hackers everywhere, he races along the neon-lit streets on a search-and-destroy mission for the shadowy virtual villain threatening to bring about infocalypse. snow crash is a mind-altering romp through a future america so bizarre, so outrageous… you'll recognize it immediately.

    Patrick Rothfuss

    Here’s my list of SF and Fantasy recommendations.

    Jun 24, 2011 — Source

  • Dune

    Dune

    Dune

    Frank Herbert
    Fiction
    4.24 (1,014,265)

    Set on the desert planet arrakis, dune is the story of the boy paul atreides, heir to a noble family tasked with ruling an inhospitable world where the only thing of value is the “spice” melange, a drug capable of extending life and enhancing consciousness. coveted across the known universe, melange is a prize worth killing for...when house atreides is betrayed, the destruction of paul’s family will set the boy on a journey toward a destiny greater than he could ever have imagined. and as he evolves into the mysterious

    Patrick Rothfuss

    Here’s my list of SF and Fantasy recommendations.

    Jun 24, 2011 — Source

  • Brave New World

    Brave New World

    Brave New World

    Aldous Huxley
    Fiction
    3.99 (1,609,283)

    Brave new world is a dystopian novel by english author aldous huxley, written in 1931 and published in 1932. largely set in a futuristic world state, inhabited by genetically modified citizens and an intelligence-based social hierarchy, the novel anticipates huge scientific advancements in reproductive technology, sleep-learning, psychological manipulation and classical conditioning that are combined to make a dystopian society which is challenged by only a single individual: the story's protagonist.

    Patrick Rothfuss

    Here’s my list of SF and Fantasy recommendations.

    Jun 24, 2011 — Source

  • Beowulf

    Beowulf

    Beowulf

    Seamus Heaney
    3.46 (267,134)

    Beowulf is a major epic of anglo-saxon literature, probably composed between the first half of the seventh century and the end of the first millennium. the poem was inspired by germanic and anglo-saxon oral tradition recounting the exploits of beowulf, the hero who gave his name to the poem. here, it's transcribed as a verse epic, onto which are grafted christian additions.

    Patrick Rothfuss

    Every book on this list has done two of these three things [I loved them very much, when/where/how they were written, so many people have read them]. Many have done all three.

    Jun 24, 2011 — Source

  • The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories

    The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories

    The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories

    Angela Carter
    Fairy tales
    3.96 (44,977)

    Angela carter was a storytelling sorceress, the literary godmother of neil gaiman, david mitchell, audrey niffenegger, j. k. rowling, kelly link, and other contemporary masters of supernatural fiction. in her masterpiece, the bloody chamber—which includes the story that is the basis of neil jordan’s 1984 movie the company of wolves—she spins subversively dark and sensual versions of familiar fairy tales and legends like “little red riding hood,” “bluebeard,” “puss in boots,” and “beauty and the beast,” giving them exhilarating new life in a style steeped in the romantic trappings of

    Patrick Rothfuss

    Here’s my list of SF and Fantasy recommendations.

    Jun 24, 2011 — Source

  • Gun, With Occasional Music

    Gun, With Occasional Music

    Gun, With Occasional Music

    Jonathan Lethem
    Fiction
    3.76 (10,282)

    Gumshoe conrad metcalf has problems—there's a rabbit in his waiting room and a trigger-happy kangaroo on his tail. near-future oakland is a brave new world where evolved animals are members of society, the police monitor citizens by their karma levels, and mind-numbing drugs such as forgettol and acceptol are all the rage.metcalf has been shadowing celeste, the wife of an affluent doctor. perhaps he's falling a little in love with her at the same time. when the doctor turns up dead, our amiable investigator finds himself caught in a crossfire

    Patrick Rothfuss

    Here’s my list of SF and Fantasy recommendations.

    Jun 24, 2011 — Source

  • Storm Front

    Storm Front

    Storm Front

    Jim Butcher
    3.98 (325,316)

    Lost items found. paranormal investigations. consulting. advice. reasonable rates. no love potions, endless purses, or other entertainment.harry dresden is the best at what he does. well, technically, he's the only at what he does. so when the chicago p.d. has a case that transcends mortal creativity or capability, they come to him for answers. for the "everyday" world is actually full of strange and magical things—and most don't play well with humans. that's where harry comes in. takes a wizard to catch a—well, whatever. there's just one problem. business, to

    Patrick Rothfuss

    Here’s my list of SF and Fantasy recommendations.

    Jun 24, 2011 — Source

  • Something Wicked This Way Comes

    Something Wicked This Way Comes

    Something Wicked This Way Comes

    Ray Bradbury
    3.92 (114,971)

    One of ray bradbury’s best-known and most popular novels, something wicked this way comes, now featuring a new introduction and material about its longstanding influence on culture and genre.for those who still dream and remember, for those yet to experience the hypnotic power of its dark poetry, step inside. the show is about to begin. cooger & dark’s pandemonium shadow show has come to green town, illinois, to destroy every life touched by its strange and sinister mystery. the carnival rolls in sometime after midnight, ushering in halloween a week

    Patrick Rothfuss

    Here’s my list of SF and Fantasy recommendations.

    Jun 24, 2011 — Source

  • The Dragonriders of Pern

    The Dragonriders of Pern

    The Dragonriders of Pern

    Anne McCaffrey
    4.25 (28,640)

    Alternate cover edition can be found here.finally together in one volume, the first three books in the world's most beloved science fiction series, the dragonriders of pern, by anne mccaffrey, one of the great science fiction writers of all time: dragonflight, dragonquest, the white dragon. those who know these extraordinary tales will be able to re-visit with lessa, f'lar, ruth, lord jaxon, and all the others. and for those just discovering this magical place, there are incomparable tales of danger, deceit, and daring, just waiting to be explored..

    Patrick Rothfuss

    Here’s my list of SF and Fantasy recommendations.

    Jun 24, 2011 — Source

  • Nine Princes in Amber

    Nine Princes in Amber

    Nine Princes in Amber

    Roger Zelazny,Tim White
    4.04 (56,827)

    Amber, the one real world, wherein all others, including our own earth, are but shadows. amber burns in corwin's blood. exiled on shadow earth for centuries, the prince is about to return to amber to make a mad and desperate rush upon the throne. from arden to the blood-slippery stairway into the sea, the air is electrified with the powers of eric, random, bleys, caine, and all the princes of amber whom corwin must overcome. yet, his savage path is blocked and guarded by eerie structures beyond imagining; impossible realities

    Patrick Rothfuss

    Here’s my list of SF and Fantasy recommendations.

    Jun 24, 2011 — Source

  • A Wizard of Earthsea

    A Wizard of Earthsea

    A Wizard of Earthsea

    Ursula K. Le Guin
    3.99 (274,796)

    Ged, the greatest sorcerer in all earthsea, was called sparrowhawk in his reckless youth. hungry for power and knowledge, sparrowhawk tampered with long-held secrets and loosed a terrible shadow upon the world. this is the tale of his testing, how he mastered the mighty words of power, tamed an ancient dragon, and crossed death's threshold to restore the balance.

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  • Last Call
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  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

    Douglas Adams
    4.51 (35,180)

    Charting the whole of arthur dent's odyssey through space are:the hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy.one thursday lunchtime the earth gets unexpectedly demolished to make way for a new hyperspace bypass. for arthur dent, who has only just had his house demolished that morning, this seems already to be more than he can cope with. sadly, however, the weekend has only just begun, and the galaxy is a very very very large and startling place.the restaurant at the end of the universe.when all questions of space, time, matter and the nature

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  • The Riddle-Master of Hed

    The Riddle-Master of Hed

    The Riddle-Master of Hed

    Patricia A. McKillip
    4 (11,966)

    Long ago, the wizards had vanished from the world, and all knowledge was left hidden in riddles. morgon, prince of the simple farmers of hed, proved himself a master of such riddles when he staked his life to win a crown from the dead lord of aum. but now ancient, evil forces were threatening him. shape changers began replacing friends until no man could be trusted. so morgon was forced to flee to hostile kingdoms, seeking the high one who ruled from mysterious erlenstar mountain. beside him went deth, the

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  • The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath

    The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath

    The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath

    H.P. Lovecraft
    3.97 (6,371)

    The dream-quest of unknown kadath is a novella by h. p. lovecraft (1890–1937) published by arkham house posthumously in 1943 in the collection beyond the wall of sleep. begun probably in the autumn of 1926, it was completed on january 22, 1927 and was unpublished in his lifetime. it is both the longest of the stories that make up his dream cycle and the longest lovecraft work to feature protagonist randolph carter. along with his 1927 novel the case of charles dexter ward, it can be considered one of the

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  • Cat's Cradle

    Cat's Cradle

    Cat's Cradle

    Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
    4.16 (361,817)

    Dr felix hoenikker, one of the founding 'fathers' of the atomic bomb, has left a deadly legacy to the world. for he's the inventor of 'ice-nine', a lethal chemical capable of freezing the entire planet. the search for its whereabouts leads to hoenikker's three ecentric children, to a crazed dictator in the caribbean, to madness. felix hoenikker's death wish comes true when his last, fatal gift to humankind brings about the end, that for all of us, is nigh...

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  • Callahan's Crosstime Saloon

    Callahan's Crosstime Saloon

    Callahan's Crosstime Saloon

    Spider Robinson
    4.17 (10,147)

    Callahan's place is the neighborhood tavern to all of time and space, where the regulars are anything but. pull up a chair, grab a glass of your favorite, and listen to the stories spun by time travelers, cybernetic aliens, telepaths...and a bunch of regular folks on a mission to save the world, one customer at a time.callahan's crosstime saloon contains the following stories, virtually all of which were published in analog science fiction and fact: * "the guy with the eyes" * "the time-traveler" * "the centipede's dilemma" * "two

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  • A Midsummer Night's Dream

    A Midsummer Night's Dream

    A Midsummer Night's Dream

    Barbara A. Mowat,Catherine Belsey,Paul Werstine,William Shakespeare
    3.95 (481,878)

    Shakespeare's intertwined love polygons begin to get complicated from the start--demetrius and lysander both want hermia but she only has eyes for lysander. bad news is, hermia's father wants demetrius for a son-in-law. on the outside is helena, whose unreturned love burns hot for demetrius. hermia and lysander plan to flee from the city under cover of darkness but are pursued by an enraged demetrius (who is himself pursued by an enraptured helena). in the forest, unbeknownst to the mortals, oberon and titania (king and queen of the faeries) are

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  • Bridge of Birds

    Bridge of Birds

    Bridge of Birds

    Barry Hughart
    Fiction
    4.28 (9,886)

    When the children of his village were struck with a mysterious illness, number ten ox sought a wiseman to save them. he found master li kao, a scholar with a slight flaw in his character. together, they set out to find the great root of power, the only possible cure.the quest led them to a host of truly memorable characters, multiple wonders, incredible adventures—and strange coincidences, which were really not coincidences at all. and it involved them in an ancient crime that still perturbed the serenity of heaven. simply and

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  • The Last Herald-Mage Trilogy

    The Last Herald-Mage Trilogy

    The Last Herald-Mage Trilogy

    Mercedes Lackey
    Fiction
    4.49 (6,290)

    This lambda award-winning trilogy tells the story of vanyel, persecuted and abused son of a valdemaran noble, who finds acceptance at haven when he is chosen by the companion yfandes. companions like yfandes are magical horse-like beings with the power to communicate and bond with their chosen, and trigger the potential for psychic abilities—and magic. but vanyel discovers other things about himself at haven as well… he discovers love in an unexpected place, and loses it, and nearly his own life. with yfandes and his aunt, herald savil, he will

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  • Ender's Game

    Ender's Game

    Ender's Game

    Orson Scott Card
    4.3 (1,239,051)

    Andrew "ender" wiggin thinks he is playing computer simulated war games; he is, in fact, engaged in something far more desperate. the result of genetic experimentation, ender may be the military genius earth desperately needs in a war against an alien enemy seeking to destroy all human life. the only way to find out is to throw ender into ever harsher training, to chip away and find the diamond inside, or destroy him utterly. ender wiggin is six years old when it begins. he will grow up fast.but ender is

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  • To Your Scattered Bodies Go

    To Your Scattered Bodies Go

    To Your Scattered Bodies Go

    Philip José Farmer
    3.94 (30,432)

    To your scattered bodies go is the hugo award-winning beginning to the story of riverworld, philip josé farmer's unequaled tale about life after death. when famous adventurer sir richard francis burton dies, the last thing he expects to do is awaken naked on a foreign planet along the shores of a seemingly endless river. but that's where burton and billions of other humans (plus a few nonhumans) find themselves as the epic riverworld saga begins. it seems that all of earthly humanity has been resurrected on the planet, each with

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  • The Dark Tower Series
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  • The Dragonbone Chair

    The Dragonbone Chair

    The Dragonbone Chair

    Tad Williams
    3.94 (68,835)

    A war fueled by the powers of dark sorcery is about to engulf the peaceful land of osten ard—for prester john, the high king, lies dying. and with his death, the storm king, the undead ruler of the elf-like sithi, seizes the chance to regain his lost realm through a pact with the newly ascended king. knowing the consequences of this bargain, the king’s younger brother joins with a small, scattered group of scholars, the league of the scroll, to confront the true danger threatening osten ard. simon, a kitchen

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  • The Belgariad Series 5 Books Collection Set By David Eddings

    The Belgariad Series 5 Books Collection Set By David Eddings

    The Belgariad Series 5 Books Collection Set By David Eddings

    David Eddings
    4.28 (15,268)

    The belgariad series 5 books collection set by david eddings:description -pawn of prophecy: long ago, the evil god torak fought a war to obtain an object of immense power - the orb of aldur. but torak was defeated and the orb reclaimed by belgarath the sorcerer. garion, a young farm lad, loves the story when he first hears it from the old storyteller. but it has nothing to do with him. or does it? for the stories also tell of a prophecy that must be fulfilled - a destiny handed

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  • The Neverending Story

    The Neverending Story

    The Neverending Story

    Michael Ende,Ralph Manheim,Roswitha Quadflieg
    4.17 (181,235)

    This epic work of the imagination has captured the hearts of millions of readers worldwide since it was first published. its special story within a story is an irresistible invitation for readers to become part of the book itself. the story begins with a lonely boy named bastian and the strange book that draws him into the beautiful but doomed world of fantastica. only a human can save this enchanted place by giving its ruler, the childlike empress, a new name. but the journey to her tower leads through lands

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  • The Soulforge

    The Soulforge

    The Soulforge

    Margaret Weis
    4.17 (10,439)

    A mage's soul is forged in the crucible of magic.raistlin majere is six years old when he is introduced to an archmage who enrolls him in a school for the study of magic. there the gifted - but tormented boy comes to secretly, for they see shadows darkening over raistlin even as the same shadows lengthen over all of ansalon.as raistlin draws near his goal of becoming a wizard, he must first take the dread test in the tower of high sorcery. it will change his life forever.

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  • The Shannara Trilogy, Volumes One through Three

    The Shannara Trilogy, Volumes One through Three

    The Shannara Trilogy, Volumes One through Three

    Terry Brooks,Theodore Bikel
    3.96 (22,708)

    The sword of shannara / the elfstones of shannara / the wishsong of shannaralong ago, the wars of the ancient evil had ruined the world and forced mankind to compete with many other races – gnomes, trolls, dwarfs and elves. half-elfin shea ohmsford learns that the supposedly dead warlock lord was plotting to destroy the world and the sole weapon against this power of darkness was the sword of shannara, which could only be used by a true heir of shannara. the elfstones of shannara is the only protection wil

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  • The Farseer Trilogy

    The Farseer Trilogy

    The Farseer Trilogy

    Robin Hobb
    Cooking
    4.38 (19,903)

    This bundle includes assassin’s apprentice (book one), royal assassin (book two) and assassin’s quest (book three).in a faraway land where members of the royal family are named for the virtues they embody, one young boy will become a walking enigma.born on the wrong side of the sheets, fitz, son of chivalry farseer, is a royal bastard cast out into the world friendless and lonely. only his magical link with animals – the old art known as the wit – gives him solace and companionship. but the wit, if used too

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  • Gargantua and Pantagruel

    Gargantua and Pantagruel

    Gargantua and Pantagruel

    Francois Rabelais,M.A. Screech
    Fiction
    3.7 (14,293)

    The dazzling and exuberant moral stories of rabelais (c.1471-1553) expose human follies with their mischievous and often obscene humour, while intertwining the realistic with carnivalesque fantasy to make us look afresh at the world.gargantua depicts a young giant, reduced to laughable insanity by an education at the hands of paternal ignorance, old crones and syphilitic professors, who is rescued and turned into a cultured christian knight. and in pantagruel and its three sequels, rabelais parodied tall tales of chivalry and satirized the law, theology and academia to portray the bookish

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  • Only Forward

    Only Forward

    Only Forward

    Michael Marshall Smith
    4.24 (5,295)

    Stark lives in colour, a neighbourhood whose inhabitants like to be co-ordinated with their surroundings – a neighbourhood where spangly purple trousers are admired by the walls of buildings as you pass them. close by is sound, where you mustn’t make any, apart from one designated hour a day when you can scream your lungs raw. then there’s red – get off at fuck station zero if you want to see a tactical nuclear battle recreated as a sales demonstration.stark has friends in red, which is just as well because

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  • A Canticle for Leibowitz

    A Canticle for Leibowitz

    A Canticle for Leibowitz

    Mary Doria Russell,Walter M. Miller Jr.
    Business & Economics
    3.98 (100,049)

    In a nightmarish ruined world slowly awakening to the light after sleeping in darkness, the infant rediscoveries of science are secretly nourished by cloistered monks dedicated to the study and preservation of the relics and writings of the blessed saint isaac leibowitz. from here the story spans centuries of ignorance, violence, and barbarism, viewing through a sharp, satirical eye the relentless progression of a human race damned by its inherent humanness to recelebrate its grand foibles and repeat its grievous mistakes.

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  • Lamb

    Lamb

    Lamb

    Christopher Moore
    Business & Economics
    4.2 (166,565)

    The birth of jesus has been well chronicled, as have his glorious teachings, acts, and divine sacrifice after his thirtieth birthday. but no one knows about the early life of the son of god, the missing years—except biff, the messiah's best bud, who has been resurrected to tell the story in the divinely hilarious yet heartfelt work "reminiscent of vonnegut and douglas adams" (philadelphia inquirer).verily, the story biff has to tell is a miraculous one, filled with remarkable journeys, magic, healings, kung fu, corpse reanimations, demons, and hot babes. even

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  • Time Enough for Love

    Time Enough for Love

    Time Enough for Love

    Robert A. Heinlein
    3.96 (35,058)

    Lazarus long 1916-4272the capstone and crowning achievement of heinlein's famous future history, time enough for love follows lazarus long through a vast and magnificent timescape of centuries and worlds. heinlein's longest and most ambitious work, it is the story of a man so in love with life that he refused to stop living it; and so in love with time that he became his own ancestor.

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  • His Dark Materials

    His Dark Materials

    His Dark Materials

    Philip Pullman
    Business & Economics
    4.27 (152,551)

    The golden compass, the subtle knife, and the amber spyglass are available together in one volume perfect for any fan or newcomer to this modern fantasy classic series.these thrilling adventures tell the story of lyra and will—two ordinary children on a perilous journey through shimmering haunted otherworlds. they will meet witches and armored bears, fallen angels and soul-eating specters. and in the end, the fate of both the living—and the dead—will rely on them.phillip pullman’s spellbinding his dark materials trilogy has captivated readers for over twenty years and won acclaim

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  • The Black Company

    The Black Company

    The Black Company

    Glen Cook
    3.9 (47,870)

    Some feel the lady, newly risen from centuries in thrall, stands between humankind and evil. some feel she is evil itself. the hard-bitten men of the black company take their pay and do what they must, burying their doubts with their dead. until the prophesy: the white rose has been reborn, somewhere, to embody good once more. there must be a way for the black company to find her... so begins one of the greatest fantasy epics of our age—glen cook's chronicles of the black company.librarian note: an alternate cover

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  • Lud-in-the-Mist

    Lud-in-the-Mist

    Lud-in-the-Mist

    Douglas A. Anderson,Hope Mirrlees,Neil Gaiman
    3.87 (6,070)

    Lud-in-the-mist, the capital city of the small country dorimare, is a port at the confluence of two rivers, the dapple and the dawl. the dapple has its origin beyond the debatable hills to the west of lud-in-the-mist, in fairyland. in the days of duke aubrey, some centuries earlier, fairy things had been looked upon with reverence, and fairy fruit was brought down the dapple and enjoyed by the people of dorimare. but after duke aubrey had been expelled from dorimare by the burghers, the eating of fairy fruit came to

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  • The Red Magician

    The Red Magician

    The Red Magician

    Lisa Goldstein
    Fiction
    3.62 (640)

    Winner of the 1983 american book award, the red magician was an immediate classic.on the eve of world war ii, a wandering magician comes to a small hungarian village prophesying death and destruction. eleven-year-old kicsi believes vörös, and attempts to aid him in protecting the village.but the local rabbi, who possesses magical powers, insists that the village is safe, and frustrates vörös's attempts to transport them all to safety. then the nazis come and the world changes.miraculously, kicsi survives the horrors of the concentration camp and returns to her village

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  • Old Man's War

    Old Man's War

    Old Man's War

    John Scalzi
    4.2 (183,779)

    John perry did two things on his 75th birthday. first he visited his wife's grave. then he joined the army.the good news is that humanity finally made it into interstellar space. the bad news is that planets fit to live on are scarce-- and alien races willing to fight us for them are common. so: we fight. to defend earth, and to stake our own claim to planetary real estate. far from earth, the war has been going on for decades: brutal, bloody, unyielding.earth itself is a backwater. the bulk

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  • A Wrinkle in Time

    A Wrinkle in Time

    A Wrinkle in Time

    Madeleine L'Engle
    3.99 (1,111,425)

    Out of this wild night, a strange visitor comes to the murry house and beckons meg, her brother charles wallace, and their friend calvin o'keefe on a most dangerous and extraordinary adventure—one that will threaten their lives and our universe.winner of the 1963 newbery medal, a wrinkle in time is the first book in madeleine l'engle's classic time quintet.

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  • Declare

    Declare

    Declare

    Tim Powers
    Fiction
    4.03 (5,122)

    As a young double agent infiltrating the soviet spy network in nazi-occupied paris, andrew hale finds himself caught up in a secret, even more ruthless war. two decades later, in 1963, he will be forced to confront again the nightmare that has haunted his adult life: a lethal unfinished operation code-named declare. from the corridors of whitehall to the arabian desert, from post-war berlin to the streets of cold war moscow, hale's desperate quest draws him into international politics and gritty espionage tradecraft -- and inexorably drives hale, the fiery

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  • Icewind Dale Trilogy
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  • Watership Down

    Watership Down

    Watership Down

    Richard Adams
    4.06 (457,276)

    Librarian's note: see alternate cover edition of isbn13 9780380395866 here.set in england's downs, a once idyllic rural landscape, this stirring tale of adventure, courage and survival follows a band of very special creatures on their flight from the intrusion of man and the certain destruction of their home. led by a stouthearted pair of friends, they journey forth from their native sandleford warren through the harrowing trials posed by predators and adversaries, to a mysterious promised land and a more perfect society.

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  • Little, Big

    Little, Big

    Little, Big

    John Crowley
    Fiction
    3.81 (10,493)

    John crowley's masterful little, big is the epic story of smoky barnable, an anonymous young man who travels by foot from the city to a place called edgewood—not found on any map—to marry daily alice drinkwater, as was prophesied. it is the story of four generations of a singular family, living in a house that is many houses on the magical border of an otherworld. it is a story of fantastic love and heartrending loss; of impossible things and unshakable destinies; and of the great tale that envelops us all.

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  • The Wheel of Time

    The Wheel of Time

    The Wheel of Time

    Carlos Castaneda
    4 (1,268)

    World-renowned bestselling author carlos castaneda's selection of his wrtings on the shamans of ancient mexico.originally drawn to yaqui indian spiritual leader don juan matus for his knowledge of mind-altering plants, bestselling author carlos castaneda soon immersed himself in the sorcerer’s magical world entirely. ten years after his first encounter with the shaman, castaneda examines his field notes and comes to understand what don juan knew all along—that these plants are merely a means to understanding the alternative realities that one cannot fully embrace on one’s own. in journey to ixtlan,

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  • Flatland

    Flatland

    Flatland

    Edwin A. Abbott
    3.81 (65,252)

    This masterpiece of science (and mathematical) fiction is a delightfully unique and highly entertaining satire that has charmed readers for more than 100 years. the work of english clergyman, educator and shakespearean scholar edwin a. abbott (1838-1926), it describes the journeys of a. square [sic – ed.], a mathematician and resident of the two-dimensional flatland, where women-thin, straight lines-are the lowliest of shapes, and where men may have any number of sides, depending on their social status.through strange occurrences that bring him into contact with a host of geometric forms,

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  • House of Leaves

    House of Leaves

    House of Leaves

    Mark Z Danielewski
    4.05 (151,667)

    Years ago, when house of leaves was first being passed around, it was nothing more than a badly bundled heap of paper, parts of which would occasionally surface on the internet. no one could have anticipated the small but devoted following this terrifying story would soon command. starting with an odd assortment of marginalized youth—musicians, tattoo artists, programmers, strippers, environmentalists, and adrenaline junkies—the book eventually made its way into the hands of older generations, who not only found themselves in those strangely arranged pages but also discovered a way back

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  • The Doomsday Book of Fairy Tales

    The Doomsday Book of Fairy Tales

    The Doomsday Book of Fairy Tales

    Emily Brewes
    3.34 (128)

    A long time ago, the vanderchucks fled the growing climate disaster and followed their neighbours into the underground. jesse vanderchuck thought it was the end. of the world. of life. eventually, jesse’s little sister, olivia, ran away and jesse started picking through trash heaps in toronto’s abandoned subway tunnels. day in, day out. now, years later, jesse meets a talking dog. fighting illness and the hostile world aboveground, jesse and doggo embark on a fool’s errand to find olivia — or die trying. along the way, jesse spins a series

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  • Fritz Leiber's Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser
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  • The Gormenghast Novels

    The Gormenghast Novels

    The Gormenghast Novels

    Anthony Burgess,Mervyn Peake,Quentin Crisp
    4.01 (8,761)

    A doomed lord, an emergent hero, and a dazzling array of bizarre creatures inhabit the magical world of the gormenghast novels which, along with tolkien's lord of the rings, reign as one of the undisputed fantasy classics of all time. at the center of it all is the seventy-seventh earl, titus groan, who stands to inherit the miles of rambling stone and mortar that form gormenghast castle and its kingdom, unless the conniving steerpike, who is determined to rise above his menial position and control the house of groan, has

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  • The Day of the Triffids

    The Day of the Triffids

    The Day of the Triffids

    John Wyndham
    4.02 (97,620)

    In 1951 john wyndham published his novel the day of the triffids to moderate acclaim. fifty-two years later, this horrifying story is a science fiction classic, touted by the times (london) as having “all the reality of a vividly realized nightmare.”bill masen, bandages over his wounded eyes, misses the most spectacular meteorite shower england has ever seen. removing his bandages the next morning, he finds masses of sightless people wandering the city. he soon meets josella, another lucky person who has retained her sight, and together they leave the city,

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  • The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters

    The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters

    The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters

    Gordon Dahlquist
    3.5 (5,275)

    It began with a simple note: a letter of rejection from miss temple’s fiancé, written on crisp ministry paper and delivered on her maid’s silver tray. but for miss temple, roger bascombe’s cruel rejection will ignite a harrowing quest for answers, plunging her into a mystery as dizzying as a hall of mirrors—and a remote estate where danger abounds and all inhibitions are stripped bare.nothing could have prepared miss temple for where her pursuit of roger bascombe would take her—or for the shocking things she would find behind the closed

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  • A Game of Thrones

    A Game of Thrones

    A Game of Thrones

    George R.R. Martin
    4.44 (2,198,033)

    Here is the first volume in george r. r. martin’s magnificent cycle of novels that includes a clash of kings and a storm of swords. as a whole, this series comprises a genuine masterpiece of modern fantasy, bringing together the best the genre has to offer. magic, mystery, intrigue, romance, and adventure fill these pages and transport us to a world unlike any we have ever experienced. already hailed as a classic, george r. r. martin’s stunning series is destined to stand as one of the great achievements of imaginative

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  • The Mote in God's Eye
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  • Dhalgren

    Dhalgren

    Dhalgren

    Samuel R. Delany,William Gibson
    Fiction
    3.8 (11,593)

    A mysterious disaster has stricken the midwestern american city of bellona, and its aftereffects are disturbing: a city block burns down and is intact a week later; clouds cover the sky for weeks, then part to reveal two moons; a week passes for one person when only a day passes for another. the catastrophe is confined to bellona, and most of the inhabitants have fled. but others are drawn to the devastated city, among them the kid, a white/american indian man who can't remember his own name. the kid is

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  • Exiles
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  • The Hollows Series Books 1-4

    The Hollows Series Books 1-4

    The Hollows Series Books 1-4

    Kim Harrison
    4.6 (1,117)

    Get the first four novels in kim harrison's #1 new york times bestselling hollows series as one e-book! this bundle includes dead witch walking, the good, the bad, and the undead, every which way but dead, and a fistful of charms. discover this great series at a special price!dead witch walkingall the creatures of the night gather in "the hollows" of cincinnati, to hide, to prowl, to party ... and to feed. vampires rule the darkness in a predator-eat-predator world rife with dangers beyond imagining — and it’s rachel morgan'sjob

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  • The Fionavar Tapestry

    The Fionavar Tapestry

    The Fionavar Tapestry

    Guy Gavriel Kay
    4.22 (7,058)

    In the three novels that make up the fionavar tapestry trilogy collected in this omnibus edition (the summer tree, the wandering fire, and the darkest road), five university of toronto students find themselves transported to a magical land to do battle with the forces of evil. at a celtic conference, kimberley, kevin, jennifer, dave, and paul meet wizard loren silvercloak. returning with him to the magical kingdom of fionavar to attend a festival, they soon discover that they are being drawn into the conflict between the dark and the light

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  • The Vor Game

    The Vor Game

    The Vor Game

    Lois McMaster Bujold
    4.25 (24,338)

    Hugo award winner! miles vorkosigan graduates from the academy, joins a mutiny, is placed under house arrest, goes on a secret mission, reconnects with his loyal dendarii mercenaries, rescues his emperor, and thwarts an interstellar war. situation normal, if you're miles.

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  • 12 Conan Stories of Robert E. Howard (Illustrated)
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  • First Lensman

    First Lensman

    First Lensman

    E.E. "Doc" Smith
    3.88 (3,582)

    In the not too distance future, while fleets of commercial space ships travel between the planets of numerous solar systems, a traveler named virgil samms visits the planet arisia. there he becomes the first wearer of the lens, the almost-living symbol of the forces of law and order. as the first lensman, samms helps to form the galactic patrol, a battalion of lensmen who are larger than life heroes. these solders are the best of the best, with incredible skills, stealth, and drive. they are dedicated and incorruptible fighters who

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  • Steven Erikson 8 Books Collection Set, Vol. 1-8

    Steven Erikson 8 Books Collection Set, Vol. 1-8

    Steven Erikson 8 Books Collection Set, Vol. 1-8

    Steven Erikson
    4.59 (127)

    Titles in this settoll the houndsreaper's galethe bonehuntersmidnight tideshouse of chainsmemories of icedeadhouse gategarden of the moon

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  • The Tripods Trilogy

    The Tripods Trilogy

    The Tripods Trilogy

    John Christopher
    4.19 (2,774)

    Long ago the tripods, gigantic three-legged machines, descended upon earth and took control. they used "caps," administered ceremoniously near each child's 14th birthday, to control humans' brains and keep them docile. now there is pleasant life in villages, little technology, and no war--but there is no freedom either. in this powerful and suspenseful series, 13-year-old will parker and his friends deal with hunger, humanity, envy, and pride as they struggle to find out all they can about the tripods and overthrow their rule. written by john christopher, author of many

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  • Howl’s Moving Castle

    Howl’s Moving Castle

    Howl’s Moving Castle

    Diana Wynne Jones
    4.25 (267,043)

    An alternative cover for this isbn can be found heresophie has the great misfortune of being the eldest of three daughters, destined to fail miserably should she ever leave home to seek her fate. but when she unwittingly attracts the ire of the witch of the waste, sophie finds herself under a horrid spell that transforms her into an old lady. her only chance at breaking it lies in the ever-moving castle in the hills: the wizard howl's castle. to untangle the enchantment, sophie must handle the heartless howl, strike

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