some call me...tim? wrote:I just got done with Book III of Stephen King's "The Dark Tower" saga. I'm not usually a big King fan, but this is better than I would have expected. Weird and trippy, but pretty cool. It makes me want to play Fallout 3.
I don't want to be a downer again but The Dark Tower saga starts out really strong but goes down hill when King mary sues himself into the story really blatantly. I still finished the series because I had read the first 5 or 6, I can't remember when he inserts himself into the story, and I still liked it alright but man the first three were so much better than the rest.
Also I check my bookshelves tonight when I get home for a better list but good fantasy off the top of my head:
To Reign in Hell - Stephen Brust
The Years of Rice and Salt - Kim Stanley Robinson
Temple in the Forest - Norman Mailer (kinda fantasy, kinda not)
Neverwhere, American Gods - Neil Gaiman (most any book by Gaiman is good)
The Book of Lost Things - John Connelly (really recommend this one if you like old school Grimm fairy tales)
The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho (skirts the line between fantasy and just fiction)
100 Years of Solitude - Gabriel Marquez (Spanish Magical Realism)
Anything by Ray Bradbury
I am Legend - Richard Matherson
Also a lot of the older Dragon Lance, Forgotten Realms stuff is my trash fantasy bad habit.