Found 29th Mar 2008
I'm on to the last 45 pages of the Philip Pullman trilogy of books, his dark materials. I'd love to read something which is as good. Can anyone recommend me a book?

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Can't go wrong with a Wheres Wally book

Kane and Abel Jeffrey Archer - brilliant book, read over and over

Kane and Abel Jeffrey Archer - brilliant book, read over and over
Also Bill Bryson down Under - Very funny

birdsong by sebastien faulks...... awesome

His dark materials is an EXCELLENT trilogy. I would recommend the first shannara trilogy (the sword of shannara, the elfstones of shannara and the wishsong of shannara) if you like his dark materials. Also, the"old kingdom series" (sabriel, lireal and abhorsen). I love them all and are quite similar to "dark Materials"

Personally I find all James Patterson books addictive, as are a good few James Herbert ones, last one I read was 'Nobody true'.

If you've just read His Dark Materials, then don't forget "Lyra's Oxford" adn "Once Upon a Time in the North" (due out April 3rd). These are only small books (about 70 pages and 110 pages respectively), but they flesh out the Universe/characters, just that little bit more.

In my opinion it would be difficult to recommend a 'what next' after this trilogy. Apologies if I am suggesting books you have already read but I have also enjoyed (in no particular order);

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

The Harry Potter series by J K Rowling

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke.

Lord of the Rings by J R R Tolkein (if you have seen the films you will find the book "unputdownable")

Labyrinth and Sepulchre by Kate Mosse

The Dark Is Rising Sequence by Susan Cooper

The Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer

Happy reading

The twits or biff and chip

hypnoticstate;1800918

His dark materials is an EXCELLENT trilogy. I would recommend the first … His dark materials is an EXCELLENT trilogy. I would recommend the first shannara trilogy (the sword of shannara, the elfstones of shannara and the wishsong of shannara) if you like his dark materials. Also, the"old kingdom series" (sabriel, lireal and abhorsen). I love them all and are quite similar to "dark Materials"



nightswimmer;1800987

If you've just read His Dark Materials, then don't forget "Lyra's Oxford" … If you've just read His Dark Materials, then don't forget "Lyra's Oxford" adn "Once Upon a Time in the North" (due out April 3rd). These are only small books (about 70 pages and 110 pages respectively), but they flesh out the Universe/characters, just that little bit more.


As they say, I'm afraid that I'm one of those morons who can't remember stuff like this until it's in front of them - but they're right.

Orwell - 1984
Golding - Lord of the Flies
Patton-Walsh - A Knowledge of Angels
Adams - Hitchhikers Guide plus the rest
Iain Banks - The Wasp Factory and then forward to his next
Iain M. Banks - Consider Phlebas and then forward to his next

Enjoy (if you dare, lol)

The Dark Tower series by Stephen KIng (the marmite of authors) is quite engrossing.
Sadly not finished reading them ... that was a few years ago, so I'd probably have to start from the beginning again. I've got them in my attic somewhere if anyone's interested:)

yellow pages

monkeybrains;1801087

yellow pages


silly billy
:roll:

chesso;1801094

silly billy:roll:



lol understated as always chesso :whistling::thumbsup:

Sheriff Waffles;1801069

The Dark Tower series by Stephen KIng (the marmite of authors) is quite … The Dark Tower series by Stephen KIng (the marmite of authors) is quite engrossing. Sadly not finished reading them ... that was a few years ago, so I'd probably have to start from the beginning again. I've got them in my attic somewhere if anyone's interested:)



started reading them about 20 yrs ago read the first 2 and was desperate to read the next one,still not read it but oh loved them he read all 7, one of these days i will start again

That's what I told myself .. they're now in the attic along with all my music cassettes and 12" vinyls collecting dust. Thought there was only 5 of them so I must be missing a couple!

'On The Road' by Jack Kerouac, or 'Catcher in The Rye' by J.D Salinger :thumbsup:. You may have already read them. Just in case you haven't, i'm suggesting these :).

Magician-Raymond E Feist is an excellent fantasy book:thumbsup:

The God Delusion - Richard Dawkins :thumbsup:

Anyone can do it - Duncan Banantyne :thumbsup:

Sheriff Waffles;1801121

That's what I told myself .. they're now in the attic along with all my … That's what I told myself .. they're now in the attic along with all my music cassettes and 12" vinyls collecting dust. Thought there was only 5 of them so I must be missing a couple!



Just checked there is 7, hubby said its the best books hes ever read.

emmajk42;1801388

These were … These were good:http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lirael-Garth-Nix/dp/0007137338http://www.amazon.co.uk/Abhorsen-Garth-Nix/dp/0007137354http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sabriel-Garth-Nix/dp/0007137311The Abhorsen trilogy by Garth Nix :)Quite a similar style.



One of my favourite trilogy of books (though i thought the trilogy was called "The Old Kingdom Trilogy"). There's also a short-story set a few years after book 3 (Abhorsen) called "The Creature in the Case". It's worth a read if you like the first 3 books and can be obtained for a pound or 2 online (try Amazon sellers).

hypnoticstate;1801397

One of my favourite trilogy of books (though i thought the trilogy was … One of my favourite trilogy of books (though i thought the trilogy was called "The Old Kingdom Trilogy"). There's also a short-story set a few years after book 3 (Abhorsen) called "The Creature in the Case". It's worth a read if you like the first 3 books and can be obtained for a pound or 2 online (try Amazon sellers).



You may be right about the name of the trilogy, yeah.

I just got this one actually:
Across the Wall: A Tale of the Abhorsen and Other Stories
amazon.co.uk/Acr…460

Will check out yours too

Sheriff Waffles;1801069

The Dark Tower series by Stephen KIng (the marmite of authors) is quite … The Dark Tower series by Stephen KIng (the marmite of authors) is quite engrossing. Sadly not finished reading them ... that was a few years ago, so I'd probably have to start from the beginning again. I've got them in my attic somewhere if anyone's interested:)



I started reading the Dark Tower series. I got a few chapters in to book 1 (Gunslinger) and closed it. One of the worst written books i've ever read in my opinion, i don't really rate Stephen King at all. I read a lot of books and always persevere if a book starts badly and get to the end of it. Gunslinger was so bad that it became the first exception to this rule. Reading it made my eyes bleed it was so bad. :lazy:

emmajk42;1801403

You may be right about the name of the trilogy, yeah. I just got this one … You may be right about the name of the trilogy, yeah. I just got this one actually:Across the Wall: A Tale of the Abhorsen and Other Stories http://www.amazon.co.uk/Across-Wall-Abhorsen-Other-Stories/dp/0007221460Will check out yours too



Don't buy "Creature in the Case" if you already bought "Across the Wall" (unless you are a collector and want all of Nix's books) because Across the Wall is a collection of short stories, ONE of which is set in the "Old Kingdom"; this particular story IS Creature in the Case.

Just so you know :thumbsup:

hypnoticstate;1801397

There's also a short-story set a few years after book 3 (Abhorsen) called … There's also a short-story set a few years after book 3 (Abhorsen) called "The Creature in the Case". It's worth a read if you like the first 3 books and can be obtained for a pound or 2 online (try Amazon sellers).



Just bought it on eBay Thanks!

Arrrggg!!! Aw well, bought it now!! LOL

emmajk42;1801414

Arrrggg!!! Aw well, bought it now!! LOL



Sorry, tried to tell you as soon as i could :-D

How much was it? It's usually pennies plus delivery.

hypnoticstate;1801417

Sorry, tried to tell you as soon as i could :-DHow much was it? It's … Sorry, tried to tell you as soon as i could :-DHow much was it? It's usually pennies plus delivery.



£1.50 total. No biggie

Original Poster

Wow thats quite a list!! I'll have to go at them one at a time. First MR Archer.

Original Poster

Does anyone have a copy of kane and abel? I'd pay for postage and send it back, a but like a library!

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I'm a bit late but I too loved the Pullman trilogy.

You just have to read The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly. About the best book I've ever read.

Look for the book intitled inside delta force its about America's Delta special forces, the book spawnned the tv series The Unit, very good book.

Don't know what genre of books those Pullman ones are but books i have read recently and would recommend are:

Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay - Even if you have seen the TV series it's still worth a read.
Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk - Same author who wrote fight club, if you liked that you will like this.
Rainbow Six by Tom Clancy - Excellent military thriller, real page turner (all 900+ of them!)

Original Poster

Well i bought kane and abel last night so we'll see what that is like.

any of the David Eddings Books
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