The One and Only Poldaran wrote:
Dread Lörd Kaolian wrote:
I second the Dresden Files. My old college roommates tried for YEARS to get me to read them; finally did last year, and promptly devoured every available book. They're like Harry Potter meets Dirty Harry.
I'll go ahead and add in a thirding of Dresden Files. Started reading it this week and while I've only finished the first book so far, it was quite good.
I'm going to add one to the list that falls in the same category of "don't judge a book by its cover" The "Vampire earth
" series, by E. E. Knight
Now before you roll your eyes and move to the next thread, know this:
1. I generally detest vampire related novels.
2. Stephanie Meyer should be drawn and quarterd, shot, hung, then flogged for her crimes against literature.
3. The series title is unfortunate.
It's actually, without spoiling anything, basically the aftermath of a successful alien invasion of earth, with said aliens finding humans to be a tasty food source. It's closer to an adult age version of the John Christopher "tripods
" series than anything, and if you can supress your "I hate vampires" urges, its actually a pretty good read. Kind of an extended duration version of "red dawn" except with aliens instead of communists. Anyways, its worth a look. if you hate the first book after the first 4 chapters, you'll hate the series. Otherwise it gets better as it goes.