Man, I've wanted to make a thread about books for ages now, but never got around to it, or to put it another way, I was too lazy.
Favourite book ever? Addict. It's the true story of Stephen Smith, and, boy, did this guy have a hard life. Amazon it. Now.
I've recently finished my near five year adventure with a great fantasy series called Tales of the Malazan: Book of the Fallen... I read ten of the heftiest books known to mankind (well, they sure felt like they were, carrying them around (not all at once, obviously). Written by Steven Erikson, these books, and the world that heroes, villains, and tweeners occupied, took up so much of my thoughts, I seriously felt empty after I read book ten. The saving grace is that Steven created the Malazan world with a guy called Ian C Estlemont, and Ian is planned to do six books to accompany the ten that Steven wrote. Three of Ian's books have been released so far, and while he isn't nearly as good as Steven in the literary department, the characters he uses are familiar enough that I have enjoyed his work so far, and am looking forward to his next one (shouldnt be for a while yet, though). Any fantasy book lovers who haven't checked out this series yet need to do so, like, yesterday!
The last book I read was the Wasp Factory, by Iain Banks. It was only two hundred pages, but, man, it was some freaky-deaky shit that had me dreading to turn the page, yet eager to find out what happens!! If anyone out there likes a shockingly dark read, then check it out.
I've been reading books for the better part of twenty five years, and I think my next read is going to be the series that inspired Game of Thrones.... But, I'm hesitant because I don't want to spoil the next season, so, I may have to give it a miss.