Expanding my book collection

I’m not sure if you can call it a collection, really, as it only consists of the seven Harry Potter books, Robert Jordan his Wheel of Time (including New Spring, but not The World of..) and The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Which is a collection of all five parts of the trilogy, plus Youngh Zaphod Plays it Safe).

The holidays are coming up, which means I need to think of stuff I want. The list of reasonably prised things gets shorter and shorter every year, and the only thing I can think of now is to just ask for some nice books. Easy, right, just ask for books. But I don’t want books, I want good books.

So, what is a good book. Well, if you look at my “collection”, you’ll see that I’m into the scifi and fantasy stuff. My copy of The Guide is in English, which wasn’t a problem for me. So for me, a good book is something in you can find in the fantasy or scifi section of the bookstore, it can be both Dutch and English. And then, the book itself has to be good. Anybody have any ideas?

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3 Responses to Expanding my book collection

  1. Stefan says:

    For fantasy, I really enjoyed the books by Raymond Feist. He has written multiple cycles about the same world, together it’s about 25 books. If you don’t know where to start, the Dutch Wikipedia page on him has a list of his books and suggestions about the order in which to read them.

    The 7-part Death Gate cycle (Poort des Doods in Dutch) by M. Weiss and T. Hickman is pretty good too.

    And if you like a laugh, anything by Terry Pratchett. Originally in English and full of puns, but the translator for the Dutch editions did a pretty good job.

  2. Jory says:

    Thanks for the suggestions, Ben and Stefan. I’ll go add them to my wish list. 🙂

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