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have you heard of these "Harry Potter" books that are so popular?

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Fuck fantasy, read gonzo!
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Thats where he got his name.
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When I was in grade school all I did was read fantasy

I read all the Conans
Xanth by Piers Anthony
tons of Tolkien

and I was a huge fan of John Carter by Edgar Rice Bouroughs but that's Martian fantasy

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Xanne";p="900035 wrote:
Tell me, what is Gonzo?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gonzo_journalism

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Lovecraft. Although that's pretty spooky.
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Cosmicomics!
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Mobiesque";p="900527 wrote:Cosmicomics!
I don't know if this is quite what Xanne is going for
I think she's looking for more 'beach-reading' types of things
but what do I know?

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I don't really read fiction anymore, but check out George R R Martin, Sanne.

It's like Tolkien for grown-ups. Big focus on complex medieval politics. Awesome stuff.

Makes Robin Hobb's stuff seem like Little Golden Books...
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I'm not bothering with Martin until he gets off his arse and finishes that series. I guess I'll get back to you in 2030.

I re-read Dune over my uni holidays, as a lightweight recovery sesh for that last Pynchon tome. It fits all the "fantasy" archetypes, albeit in the future 'n' shit.

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