relaxing/chill books

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xelart
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relaxing/chill books

Post by xelart » Thu May 17, 2007 11:28 pm

can someone recommend a book/books that are adventure/fantasy? with relaxing feel and not epic. just a cool setting that is described nicely by the author and some fascinating characters. +no futuristic/sci-fi stuff +no ordinary dragon tale book. i do like the idea of superpowers sometimes tho. that would be cool. i dont want a book with a lot of tragedy/lame drama and such either. just nice to read summer book. im going to be working in a bookstore this summer afterall. 8)

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Post by Joey » Fri May 18, 2007 5:49 am

Well, comics-wise I'd reccomend Castle Waiting. It's like a "day in the life" fantasy comic, without all the epic traveling, fighting, and melodrama.
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Post by xelart » Fri May 18, 2007 10:24 am

sounds cool. i'll check it out. yeah they way you put it is perfect(without all the epic traveling, fighting, and melodrama)

anyone can recommend any other comics too, but i do want a novel/novella with these aspects in them.

maybe i'll make a list of stories in FLIGHT that i'd like a novel similar to.

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Post by xelart » Mon May 21, 2007 8:44 pm

i know someone wants to make a suggestion :D

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Post by Scott Hallett » Tue May 22, 2007 12:23 pm

Depends exactly on what you're looking for...science fiction wise I'd say 'Oryx & Crake' by Margret Atwood. It's a bit twisty, but not an endurance test or anything. Another great read, with less epic melodrama was 'Light' by M. John Harrison, again Sci-Fi. A little more heady though.

A great, light read without too much pretension would be 'Anansi Boys' by Neil Gaiman. Actually, even when Gaiman does epic he does so with so much ease it puts a lot of books to shame.

I could probably suggest some more if you could pin it down a bit.

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Post by xelart » Tue May 22, 2007 5:27 pm

thanks for those recommendations. its hard to describe what im looking for. i'll try to come up with a reasonable description tonight.

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Post by angeldevil » Wed May 23, 2007 3:28 pm

I'm all about the Night Watch books right now (the movies are great too, IMO). As for graphic novels, Sfar's The Professor's Daughter is very low key and fun.

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Post by Joey » Fri May 25, 2007 1:24 pm

Yeah, Sfar's books all have a very calming yet lively quality to them. Professor's Daughter is good. My favorite books of his are "Vampire Loves" and "The Rabbi's Cat."
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Post by angeldevil » Mon May 28, 2007 9:02 am

I just picked up the Rabbi's Cat. It was excellent. I can totally see why he wins every comics award in France.

Other lightweight books I read during down time:

The Sally Lockheart series by Phillip Pullman, some sociological commentary but mainly a beefed up Penny Dreadful.

Anything Dianna Wynn Jones, but the Crestomancy series is the best.

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