St. Paul, MN
Book, books, books, I can never get enough of them...
I just read Farenheit 451 for my Fantasy in Fiction class, and it's incredible, Ray Bradbury's prose is poetic and the futurescape he paints is so real it's frightening.
Also the five books series "The War of Light and Shadow" by Janny Wurts which starts off with Curse of the Mistwraith is excellent. She writes with incredible beauty and has created an expansive world filled with history and characters that pull you in. A work that could be compared to The Lord of the Rings
I'd like to encourage everyone who hasn't to read Harry Potter. The books are so much fun! I really think there is something there for people of all ages, excitement and humor and good writing to boot.
I also recommend C.S. Lewis's The Great Divorce and The Screwtape Letters for their insightful looks into human nature.
And my most poignant recommendation is Mercedes Lackey's books Magic's Pawn, Magic's Promise and Magic's Price. The books are about a gay man, so be warned. But the story is so sorrowful and touching that I found myself forgeting often. The first book had me crying, and that's no easy feat.
And... If you haven't read The Lord of the Rings I command you to do so
I need more books to read so I'm looking forward to people's replies!
"They that start by burning books will end by burning men." -- Heinrich Heine