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Old 03-30-2011, 04:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Delilah Rehm View Post
Finally ran into some Conan books (I'm not a big shopper) and was surprised at the number of different authors. Sadly, I forgot the name you'd mentioned (Howard). Oops!
Eyup make sure you start with those by Howard. I'm not a big fan of the pastiches, even though some are decent fantasy romps. Howard is the real master of sword & sorcery . Another recommended set of works by Howard, if you can find it, is his horror stories, published by Del Rey. In particular, his most famous horror yarn "Pigeons From Hell" is terrific. I'd also recommend you to pick up Heroes in the Wind: From Kull to Conan, which contains some of Howard's best works from different genres, including his most complex Western frontier story "Vultures of Wahpeton" (which IMO is his best story ever written).

Anyway recently I've been reading through a lot of Sherlock Holmes. I've finished most of the stories, including The Hound of the Baskervilles and A Study in Scarlet, both of which are excellent. You don't even need to be a fan of detective stories - they're just so exciting to read, and it's not difficult to see where a lot of contemporary pulp fiction authors got their inspiration from.

Then there's Simon R Green whom I've never heard of before prior to last month, and whose book (Just Another Judgment Day) I picked up on a whim, but I was really surprised by how well-written the story is. Great story if you're into weird fiction.

Finally, in the past few months, I've been plowing through various authors' works, including Jack London's White Fang (brilliant!!!!) and Call of the Wild, book 3 of Asimov's Robot series, and Edgar Rice Burroughs' works which I simply can't get enough of.

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Old 08-09-2011, 06:01 AM
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I just published a children's fantasy short story on Amazon kindle. I got a bunch of recommendations from delilah and other of you guys on here. Just thought I'd mention this story I wrote in case anyone's interested or has children. The story is about a mix-race boy that has trouble with his filial and family relationships growing up and how he deals with it. The story is based on the life of someone close to me.


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Old 08-09-2011, 10:13 AM
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