Day 01 – Your favourite series of books (with more than 3 in the series)

February 3, 2011 at 10:24 pm 2 comments

I’ve read a lot of books over the years:  science fiction, fantasy, detective, thriller, horror and even (ahem) paranormal romance.

A few that come to mind (most recent and working approximately backwards):

Harry Dresden by Jim Butcher – Wizard detective – found this via the short-lived TV series I watched on Netflix.  Highly recommended.

Rachel Morgan by Kim Harrison – urban fantasy – Highly recommended.

Lost Fleet by Jack Campbell – Military SF – Highly recommended.  Sorry to see it end.

Takeshi Kovacs by Richard Morgan – SF – Highly recommended.  Sorry to see it end.

Anita Blake by Laurel Hamilton – started great, but crashed and burned into porn.  Highly recommend the first seven books, but after that you’re on your own.

Thomas Covenant by Stephen Donaldson – Fantasy – it was difficult to stick with the first book since the main character was an arse-hole, but the original trilogy is exceptional.

Dune by Frank Herbert – SF – The first book is arguably the greatest SF novel ever written and the rest of the series pale in comparison, but are very good compared to anything else.

John Carter of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs – Fantasy SF – though dated and the last couple of books were week, I still love this series.

 

I agree with I aim to misbehave that The Lord of the Rings doesn’t really count since it was actually a single novel, otherwise this would be no contest.  However, with LOTR disqualified, there is still no contest.  Though I may re-read many of these series in the future, I know that I’ll return to Arrakis again.  I’ve read the entire series twice and the first four books multiple time, including the audio version which I also recommend.

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  • 1. About the Daily Book Post Meme… « Mycroft HOLMES 4  |  February 24, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    […] ◦Day 01 – Your favourite series of books (with more than 3 in the series) ◦Day 02 – A book that you wish more people had read ◦Day 03 – Your favorite recent book ◦Day 04 – Your favorite book ever ◦Day 05 – A book you hate ◦Day 06 – Your favourite writer ◦Day 07 – A writer you don’t like ◦Day 08 – Your favourite work in translation ◦Day 09 – Best scene ever ◦Day 10 – A book you thought you wouldn’t like but ended up loving ◦Day 11 – A book that disappointed you ◦Day 12 – An book you’ve read more than twice ◦Day 13 – Favorite childhood book ◦Day 14 – Favorite male character ◦Day 15 – Favorite female character ◦Day 16 – Your guilty pleasure book ◦Day 17 – Favorite trilogy or tetralogy ◦Day 18 – Favorite book cover ◦Day 19 – Best ensemble of characters in a book ◦Day 20 – Favorite kiss or love scene ◦Day 21 – Favorite fictional romantic relationship ◦Day 22 – Favorite ending/climax ◦Day 23 – Most annoying character ◦Day 24 – Best quote ◦Day 25 – A book you plan on reading ◦Day 26 – OMG WTF? plot ◦Day 27 – Favourite non-mainstream writer ◦Day 28 – First book obsession ◦Day 29 – Current book obsession ◦Day 30 – Saddest character death […]

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