dios4vida wrote:Your list of favorites was very interesting compared to my tastes, Matt.
Dune, Mistborn, and Ender - I loved the first book of those series. With the exception of Ender's Shadow, though, I didn't like any of the sequels.
Song of Fire and Ice and Wheel of Time - I don't understand the hype of those. I didn't like the characters of Fire and Ice and I didn't hardly understand the Wheel of Time (what the heck was the Eye of the World, anyways?!). I feel like the misfit of fantasy fans because I don't like those series.
Lord of the Rings - Love love love. It almost made my top ten, but I prefer the Hobbit.
About everything else is on my TBR list.
MattLarkin wrote:Much of your list is on my TBR list, too.
Admittedly, I only read the first two books of Ender (first was better). It was hard to pick the last two, and LotR almost didn't make, even though it holds great nostalgia for me since it was the first fantasy I read, and I read it as a small child.
The first three books of Dune were the best, but I liked all the main series.
On Eye of the World, I don't know. That part was kind of out there. But after following the series for thirteen books, the emotional connection and impact of the characters is huge, and the world feels very real. And his ability to plot and foreshadow is great.
SoIaF is all about characters, so if you didn't like them, I can understand why that wouldn't work for you.
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