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#41 book megathread in Off Topic
Brimstonerecently plowed through the Mistborn trilogy so I can second that. I just started digging into other works by Sanderson like his Stormlight Archive series which have been really enjoyable so far as well.

If you like sci-fi, I read Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky before the above and that was really interesting as well.

I loved the Stormlight Archive and Mistborn series by Sanderson, if anybody wants to talk high/grimdark fantasy or needs recommendations talk to me, I'm a huge nerd for fantasy. Children of time was also my favorite sci-fi book i've read semi-recently. Imagine an intelligent and evolving spider civilization interacting with humans and other intelligent insects, but it makes you think yeah this could maybe happen.

WARHURYEAHCurrently reading through WoT. I'm on book 5 out of 15 so far. Plan to go into the Sanderson books afterwards.
SThree Body Problem series - Very good hard science fiction book.

Loved Wheel of Time, it took me almost a year to read it all, but the books are way better than the TV show amazon prime is running right now. It gets a lot better after the first book. Robert Jordan wrote the first book like a LOTR clone so publishers would pick it up.

Three Body Problem is definitely one of my favorite Sci-Fi books all time. It does have some weird tangents, but its super thought provoking and scary at times.

Recently I've been into Stephen King and that's kind of propelled me to get into horror. Standouts from Stephen King for me were The Institute (newer book by him), Salem's Lot, The Stand (he somewhat considers it his magnums opus) and Duma Key (this really weird book about a telekinetic/pathic painter).

For horror I've been reading House of Leaves by Mark Danielewski. This book is really weird and has a cult following. If you want to know more you should probably just google it.

row_The Name of the Wind & The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss are pretty nice reads if you're into fantasy, even though the third book in the trilogy has been coming soon™ for about 11 years at this point - the audiobook versions are good as well.

Just noticed Patrick Rothfus was mentioned. I love this trilogy. I read it a while back and it gets a lot of hate because of an overpowered protagonist/weird sex scenes in the second book, but I loved the prose. I've never read a book that flows quite like that, and because the prose is so good I really felt like I could visualize the character interactions and hear the character's voices. I could not put it down. I don't think I've enjoyed a fantasy series as much as those two books.

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#330 RGL Div-1 S4 Happenings/Discussion in TF2 General Discussion

ggs only

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#325 RGL Div-1 S4 Happenings/Discussion in TF2 General Discussion

edit: gg

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780danny mullen
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#74 Great TF.TV Fit Challenge in Off Topic

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#33 Please help me justify this purchase. in Other Games

how did you get one?

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#8 LFP Amateur/IM Demo S4 in Recruitment (looking for players)

gecks and spoo are BEAST!!!

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#7 YoungSanity lft s4 6s low main/High Im solider in Recruitment (looking for team)

im players when 12 year old child prodigy gets picked up on a main team

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#40 best burger place of all time? in Off Topic
Tholeburger chain is different from best burger. a lot of small burger places are far better than in n out/five guys/shake shack or whatever. I live in the Bay Area and I am kind of obsessed with cheeseburgers so I have tried most of the high rated ones in my area. Personally, this place called 'Konjoe Burger' is the best I have tried, however they only have one location last I checked.

oh beast, also from the Bay Area and Konjoe Burger Bar has really good burgers, I've only been to their downtown SJ location. As for chains I really like the Habit Burger Grill.

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#27 Book recommendations? in Off Topic

+1 for Sanderson. Personally I started with Stormlight and I believe it's his best work, but a lot of people will recommend you begin with either Mistborn or one of his "standalone" novels Elantris or Warbreakers (think he will eventually make sequels to these, additionally they aren't really standalone anyway as most of his books are connected through what he calls the "cosmere", sharing a universe/magic systems/rarely characters).

One of Sanderson's strong points is that he makes these really well though out, creative, and just cool magic systems. In Mistborn you consume metal, metabolizing it in order to achieve various effects such as emotional control, the ability to push and pull oneself around, etc (its cooler when he explains it).

Sanderson is also really good at world building and plotting out/pacing his stories. I believe his fans have coined how he ends his stories with multiple story lines converging as the "Sanderson Avalanche".

His biggest weakness that he himself admits is definitely his prose.There are definitely times when characters/descriptions feel kind of bland I guess. A lot of people also do not like how he writes female povs/romance.

Also if you care, his novels while definitely targeted towards adults, can be kind of prudish? There is violence, killing, references to rape, but Sanderson is a Mormon, and the lack of any mention of sex, even in passing, even only hinted at, can be absent in some of his books (Mistborn/Stormlight). Not saying there should be GRRM sex scenes, but the lack of sexuality in his books is very apparent, so if you want to coom beware.

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