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F-racsO

@Hego I actually just got the first Witcher book (The Last Wish), but according to the description on Amazon it's a compilation of short stories and not part of the actual novels. I plan on reading all the books eventually. So the books take place before the games, isn't that right?

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Hego

@F-racsO Ya all the books take place before the games, The Last Wish and The Sword Story are short story compilations all with Geralt in them, I've noticed the Witcher 3 references these a good bit. Then you have the Ciri Saga which is the main Witcher novels and tell the story of Ciri when she was younger than in the games. The Last Wish also contains story parts which set up the Ciri Saga so that's why it's considered part of the Saga

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F-racsO

Would it be best to read The Last Wish and The Sword Story before the actual novels?

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crippyd

Go graphic novels count? If so I've been getting through B.P.R.D Hell on Earth and I've just finished #6. They are a great read (as is nearly all of Mike Mignola's work) and a great off shoot of Hellboy. I'm also reading Storm Front by Richard Castle (the character played by Nathan Fillion).

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Sanquine

Jeroen Brouwers - Het Hout

It's also translated in English.

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Tasuki

I have been read this book as of late

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Quite possible the best video game book available. If you are a fan of the NES then this is a must have. Just a bit of a background it is written by a Youtuber named Pat Contri (Pat the NES Punk) who's also very knowledgeable in classic video games. It covers every NES game licensed, unlicensed, PAL exclusives etc in fully detailed review. There is also sections about acessories, and even a write up about the label variations. It is also put together really well too.

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Rudy_Manchego

I'm reading 'Bioshock and Philosophy: Irrational Game, Rational Book' which is a collection of essays on the philosophy of the Bioshock games. I don't understand most of it but I do feel that little bit more intelligent for pretending to.

Some interesting stuff about how the first game uses the structure of a video game to explore free will.

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FullbringIchigo

currently reading Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Illustrated Edition (yes i like Harry Potter so what)

"I pity you. You just don't get it at all...there's not a thing I don't cherish!"

"Now! This is it! Now is the time to choose! Die and be free of pain or live and fight your sorrow! Now is the time to shape your stories! Your fate is in your hands!

Tasuki

@get2sammyb It is and as I said it's put together really well it's heavy as ****. It's alot $60 but honestly I haven't been this pleased with a purchase in a long time.

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RR529

Finished up Eragon (Fiction) by Christopher Paolini!

Going back to it after all these years I can now see why people would criticise it for being hard to get into (it's noticeably slow to start, with the main character not leaving his home village until after the first 100 pages or so, about 1/5th of the entire book).

However, I still immensely enjoyed going back to it (it's THE series that defined high fantasy for me), and can't wait to work my way to the 4th book (which is the only one I haven't read yet).

Currently Playing:
Switch - Blade Strangers
PS4 - Kingdom Hearts III, Tetris Effect (VR)

crippyd

@RR529 I remember reading those, it was a great series and I've thoroughly enjoyed all the books.

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PLEXTOR08

Currently reading Bram Stokers Dracula and re-reading Crime and Punishment. Dostoevsky is my favourite writer of all time.
I'm also into fantasy and would really appreciate a few recommendations besides A song of ice and fire, Dark Tower, Lord of the rings, inheritance cycle and Harry Potter because I've already read those.

"Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. The really great men must, I think, have great sadness on earth."
― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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Rudy_Manchego

@PLEXTOR08 To combine fantasy and your reading of Dracula, I am currently two thirds through a book called Anno Dracula which is a sort of revisionist history where the good guys didn't stop Dracula and he married Queen Victoria and started to spawn vampires who had to live besides humans.

I'm probably making it sound cheesier than it is but as a fantasy work it blends history and fantasy quite well.

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Dichotomy

@PLEXTOR08 Try Joe Abercrombie's First Law trilogy, some of the best gritty fantasy books I've read. Another good couple of books are Patrick Rothfuss' Name of the Wind and The Wise Man's Fear, there is a third book coming too, but he takes a long time between books so think of it like Winter coming in the Song of Fire and Ice books.

A few other authors for fantasy worth a look at are Brandon Sanderson, Angus Watson and Scott Lynch. Between all them any fantasy book itches should be scratched, but if not I'm sure I could list some others.

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