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Writer's Block: Best book ever!

Is there any book you can read over and over again without ever getting sick of it? Do you discover something new every time you read it?


I'm not sure how much there is left to mine of these books, but each of them has a compelling story, sympathetic characters, and writing styles which really works for me.

My Big Three:
The Lions of Al-Rassan, by Guy Gavriel Kay
Beloved Exile, by Parke Godwin
Shards of Honor, by Lois McMaster Bujold

Others I Love:
Banewreaker/Godslayer, by Jacqueline Carey
Waiting for the Galactic Bus, by Parke Godwin
Lammas Night, Katherine Kurtz
Summer of the Red Wolf, by Morris West
Sailing to Sarantium and Lord of Emperors, by Guy Gavriel Kay
The River Why, by David James Duncan
The Moon Under Her Feet, by Clysta Kinstler

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nicanthiel
Mar. 7th, 2010 02:56 pm (UTC)
Have you read Carey's Kushiel series? If not, I recommend them highly, particularly the first trilogy (the second is decent, the third I haven't read but have heard mixed things on, but the first is absolutely amazing, particularly the last book)
qos
Mar. 7th, 2010 03:02 pm (UTC)
Yes, I've read all the Kushiel books and really like them, but I have not re-read them yet, so I don't know how well they stand up to re-reading.
amqu
Mar. 13th, 2010 08:37 am (UTC)
Do you discover something new every time you read it?

This reminds me of a story. About 10 years ago or so, there was a live action movie version of The Jungle Book made. The little 4-year-old boy who played Mowgli was being interviewed by Regis Philbin. The child indicated he had seen it several times, and Regis asked him if saw something new it each time. The boy looked at Regis a little sadly and said, "Regis, it's a movie. It's the same every time."
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