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Midnight Panda
29-07-2010, 03:22 AM
What is your favorite genre of books?

Mine is fantasy and sci-fi. i enjoy reading these genres of books because i like to see how authors portrayed ancient medieval times and how they portray space.

Jedclark
29-07-2010, 02:21 PM
Fantasy or Sci-fi. I'm particularly into crime and stuff at the moment, however, such as the girl with the dragon tattoo. It is so interesting, and keeps you on the edge of your seat. But in the fantasy genre, I like stuff such as Percy Jackson, Lord of the Rings, Charlie Bone, Harry Potter, etc.

garfieldisntfat
29-07-2010, 05:02 PM
Manga, if it counts lololol.

Skallund
29-07-2010, 05:14 PM
I would say Sci-fi, Fantasy & "Horror"

Midnight Panda
29-07-2010, 05:19 PM
yes garfield it counts, magazines count if that's what you enjoy reading.

Ride the Walrus
29-07-2010, 05:52 PM
I'd say Manga then, other than that, probably horror. Even though like all of them don't scare me, I enjoy the stories

Éclair
29-07-2010, 06:10 PM
Not for nothing, but manga isn't a genre. Neither are magazines.

Jedclark
29-07-2010, 06:18 PM
Not for nothing, but manga isn't a genre. Neither are magazines.

I was about to say that.

They are a medium of which to present the literature, but not a genre themselves.

Midnight Panda
29-07-2010, 09:49 PM
oh really? i thought they would have fallen under like fun and games or something like that.

garfieldisntfat
29-07-2010, 09:57 PM
Well fck it then lol. Comic books!

Jedclark
29-07-2010, 10:09 PM
Comic books - hmm, again. I hate to be so pedantic, but comic books can range from fantasy to horror. Forgive my pedantic manner on the matter.

Dante
30-07-2010, 11:52 AM
Historical Fiction, mainly because of how brilliant Bernard Cornwell is. Also like science fiction, mainly Warhammer 40,000 stuff (Y)

Heriwald
30-07-2010, 11:06 PM
sci-fi, fantasy

mostly military/space stuff in sci-fi like Star Wars or Halo. heroic fantasy like lord of the rings

I also like manga and graphic novels

Jedclark
30-07-2010, 11:50 PM
I plan to purchase the LotR series (note: not trilogy) :D

Heriwald
31-07-2010, 12:07 AM
I plan to purchase the LotR series (note: not trilogy) :D

If you like it you should read the Silmarillion and then re-read LotR. it's better when you know the lore of middle earth

HawkGamer
17-08-2010, 06:00 PM
If you really like Fantasy/Sci-Fi you should check out Neil Gaiman's books. I really loved American Gods and Neverwhere - he is the same author that wrote Stardust.

Ride the Walrus
17-08-2010, 07:24 PM
I plan to purchase the LotR series (note: not trilogy) :D

They're not originally in a tril...Oh...You covered that...

Lisacous
17-08-2010, 07:38 PM
detective & thrillers :3

Midnight Panda
17-08-2010, 09:23 PM
I plan to purchase the LotR series (note: not trilogy) :D

wait it's not a trilogy??

Jedclark
18-08-2010, 10:41 AM
wait it's not a trilogy??

Well, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King make up part of a series. The Hobbit is a prequel, etc.

Éclair
18-08-2010, 10:46 AM
It's considered a trilogy as they all have the pre-title of Lord Of The Rings. The Hobbit doesn't, for example.

Midnight Panda
18-08-2010, 05:30 PM
yeah, theres the lord of the rings fellowship of the ring, lord of the rings the two towers lord of the rings the return of the king. what are the others?

Heriwald
18-08-2010, 08:34 PM
the lord of the rings is actually six books, usually in 1 or 3 volumes. it was originally released in 3 volumes of 2 books, the first fellowship of the ring in 1954, second the two towers in 1955 and the third return of the king in 1956.

It's not really a trilogy, it's just one big story but since it was released in 3 parts and is still sold in 3 parts most of the time I think It qualifies has a trilogy... more or less

Éclair
18-08-2010, 08:37 PM
It's not really a trilogy, it's just one big story

There are quite a few series' that follow one single storyline, that are considered trilogies because there are three parts to them. The LOTR series is most often noted as a trilogy because there are three main titles, ergo making it a trilogy by today's standards.

Midnight Panda
19-08-2010, 12:59 AM
okay i get it lol. but really they are just one book. not a series.

Heriwald
19-08-2010, 04:54 AM
1 story, 6 books, 1 or 3 volumes + other books and stories creating a giant story in which the lord of the ring is only the final chapter.

Is it a book? is it a trilogy? is it a series?... it's all that and none at the same time because it's greatest story ever writen :)

Midnight Panda
19-08-2010, 07:08 AM
1 story, 6 books, 1 or 3 volumes + other books and stories creating a giant story in which the lord of the ring is only the final chapter.

Is it a book? is it a trilogy? is it a series?... it's all that and none at the same time because it's greatest story ever writen :)

okay you just confused me again. the very first page of my copy of lotr says "these three books were written as one, but because of size limits at the time it had to be printed as 3 seperate books, each telling a different part of the story."

Heriwald
20-08-2010, 03:06 AM
okay you just confused me again. the very first page of my copy of lotr says "these three books were written as one, but because of size limits at the time it had to be printed as 3 seperate books, each telling a different part of the story."

that means that Tolkien had written all of it before publishing it and is editor decided to separate it in 3 creating Fellowship, Towers and Return

Take the Harry Potter books for example. They were written one at a time and each have a separate story with a begging and an ending. That is a series and it would have been a trilogy if there had been just 3.
Lord of the ring was written as one story before being published as 3 volumes and has only one real begging and ending, because of that some consider it to be just one story(also because it is often published all in one volume and was intended by Tolkien to be one story) while others consider it a trilogy because it has 3 titles and was originally released has 3 separate volumes

I don't know the origin of the six book separation but it's in every edition of LOTR I saw so it was probably written that way. as far as I know LOTR was never released in 6 or 3 or 1 books. It is always in volumes (book containing more than one book)

what your copy should say is "These six books were written as one, but becasue of size limits at the time it had to be printed as 3 separate volumes, each telling a different part of the story"

Its confusing I know, those books were written over 50 years ago and we still can't fit them in a category.
Tolkien was a genius

Midnight Panda
20-08-2010, 04:55 AM
Tolkien was a genius

100% agree. he was a master genius.

PiLLz
03-10-2010, 03:23 AM
Not a big reader, but whenever I do read, it's gotta be a mystery.

darklift
03-10-2010, 08:03 AM
Fantasy, Horror etc etc

Midnight Panda
03-10-2010, 09:00 PM
pick up a book from dean koontz then. He's a great horror writer.

mrkewlio
09-10-2010, 04:51 PM
Fantasy. I love how authors create another world just from ink. I love reading and getting away from reality. That's why I wanna be a Fantasy writer when I grow up <3

faith1806
12-10-2010, 08:22 AM
lol, I enjoy reading biographies, such as Marilyn Monroe,Churchill, Roosevelt and so on.

wildeggy
12-10-2010, 10:33 AM
sci fy and fanstsy

Hendog
12-10-2010, 04:33 PM
I'm a fan of non-fiction. Anything to do with history.

Sayguin
12-10-2010, 11:09 PM
Fantasy!!!!!

mrkewlio
12-10-2010, 11:10 PM
Fantasy!!!!!

You mean ULTRA FANTASY

~ Kewlio ~

Sayguin
12-10-2010, 11:14 PM
Hell yeah!

javieramor
17-04-2011, 10:26 PM
Sci-fi, Fantasy and "black detective" (like "the gunseller" of Hugh Laurie)

Talentz
17-04-2011, 10:43 PM
Action & Adventure

schwa
03-06-2011, 03:54 AM
Science fiction and black humor ones! I do think that type of book is so attractive!

Paka
29-06-2011, 10:23 PM
I'm big into non-fiction, history and science in general. Luckily that means there is more than I could ever read in my lifetime available at the library of the university I work at.

Martin.S
06-07-2011, 07:33 AM
Yop, also fantasy and sci-fi. Especially fantasy novel. Now I'm reading Conan the Barbarian. Before this I've read A Song of Ice and Fire.

Jenesix
06-07-2011, 08:56 AM
written

henrypetro
13-07-2011, 05:48 AM
Favourite genre of books :

- Historical Mystery Books
- Horror
- Drama
- Fantasy
- Science-Fiction

P34chfuzz
13-07-2011, 10:38 AM
scifi/fantasy/horror/comedy

some i just bought: edgar allen poe collection, tim burtons the melancholy dead of oyster boy and other short stories, i am legend, some book of random facts you read while on the toilet :P, go the fOk to sleep (as narrated by samuel L jackson on youtube)

Dark Seducer
13-07-2011, 07:19 PM
I like anything that can keep me hooked really.

bluesweets
22-12-2011, 01:26 PM
Horror
Comedy
Action

lara_croft
17-02-2012, 08:56 PM
sci-fi and fantasy.
but i'm really tired of stories that just keep going and going and going. i understand that to be a good fantasy you're creating an entire world that needs detail and depth, and for the author its a waste to create a world and not milk it for all its worth (did we really need Harry Potter and the order of the phoenix?) but i like for the individual books to have a discreet beginning and end. if i'm re-reading one book, it's got to be a story on its own! anyone else agree or do you like the ongoing 7 to 15 book saga and waiting for the author to write faster so you can read the new book? (c'mon george RR martin! write faster!!)

Klonoid
11-03-2012, 06:49 AM
Science Fiction and Post-Apocalyptic (the many possible end-of-the-world scenarios and what could happen afterwards are interesting to read about).

gretlyn
23-05-2012, 01:12 PM
I’m a big fan of science fiction novels and specially I read Sir Arthur C Clarke’s books.

TonyTone
19-06-2012, 07:55 AM
Horror....I love anything scary.

Old Gamer
31-07-2012, 09:05 PM
Biographical books mostly but also enjoy fantasy and horror.