I keep wanting to mention Dan Wells's I Am Not A Serial Killer
and its sequels, but then I remember that I got two members to read it so it doesn't quite apply.
But if it did, I'd tell you about how everything from tension to prose to dialogue is marvelous, how chillingly endearing the protagonist is, and a lot of other very critically, rationally positive things. And that the series' second installment Mr. Monster
is my favoritest, bestest-thing-I-love book in existence and how Wells is an enormous inspiration to me as a writer. I guess I'll just keep my fangirling in-check for now.
[SIZE="1"]But he isn't appreciated enough! 8<[/SIZE]
Vilo159 wrote:Anyone heard of Brian Jaques? Best British author ever. Not exactly hard books, but the Redwall series, all 23 or however many, were my absolute favorites from first grade up till now. His Castaways of the Fly Dutchman is great too.
Also, Ender's Game. No doubt one of the greatest books ever, it and all of the rest of the series.
Those are really well-known, actually. (Except for Castaways of the Flying Dutchman
, maybe.) I tried and failed to read Redwall
twice (some major characters annoyed me), but I have oodles of respect for Jacques. He was a hugely significant children's fantasy author and seemed a very good-natured fellow.
And Ender's Game
is on my nebulously enormous (c wut i did thar) list of things I've been meaning to read... >_>