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    Posted: 12 Apr 2015 at 10:25pm
So, what are your favorite genre/s for books?

What I tend to enjoy the most is historical fiction based around areas of history I enjoy. One of my favorite books of all time is 'The Telling Pool', which takes place during the third crusade. I also like some horror/thrillers if they're written right, also like some sci-fi/fantasy. I also love Choose Your Own Adventures, no matter what age those books are awesome.
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I love most horror books along with Sci-Fi.  Not a huge fan of Fantasy books but there are a few authors out there I like to read.  I also really enjoy historical fiction books too.
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Old school hard sci-fi, classics, russian lit.  That probably covers 90% of what I read
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I've always mostly read fantasy, but my interest in sci-fi has been increasing. I have read some horror (Stephen King only) but I'm not a massive fan of horror novels as I am horror films. 
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This is terrible, I know, but to me it's linguistics books.

Fictionwise, I do like sci-fi and a bit of horror though. I just rarely have to time to read fiction.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Valdis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Apr 2015 at 7:25am
Nowadays, what I read most is historical narrative, but I usually read mystery and realist books.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote bartosso Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Apr 2015 at 3:09pm
I don't really have a favourite genre, although I have favourite authors: 

- Stanisław Lem (philosophy/hard sf/postmodern)
- Jean P. Sartre (existentialism)
- Paul Auster (postmodernism)
- Haruki Murakami (postmodernism)
- Stieg Larsson (crime/social issues)
- Andrzej Sapkowski (fantasy/scifi/alternative history fiction)
- Jacques Godbout (postmodern fiction) (the subject of my master's thesis is one of his novels)
- Albert Camus (existentialism)

Well, postmodern fiction seems to be a recurring theme ;d But it's not really a genre, it's a movement.
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I really like horror: Stephen King or Anne Rice are really my cup of tea...I also like romance, such as Nora Roberts and I love the classics as well....like Gone With The Wind, for example....
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Hard SF mostly. Can't stand fantasy unless it's Terry Pratchett. Also like biographies and a bit of Richard Dawkins, Stephen Hawking, Richard Feynman, Christoper Hitchens, Bertrand Russell... Pop philosophy and science I suppose.
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I forgot about biographies, I really like those as well...
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I've always been very fond of dystopian fiction, but more recently I have become very partial to classic science fiction short stories/novels by Philip K. Dick, Ray Bradbury, Isaac Asimov, Ursula Le Guin, and so on. Otherwise, I'm generally not too fussy - I can read virtually anything from the classics to fantasy, so long as it doesn't qualify as chick lit, or romance.
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I started reading classics just because I felt conscious that I'd never really done so (outside some of the classic fantasy-type books). I do like a good history book too. Recently read a book penned by an Australian journalist written around the life of a bloke I met in Cambodia about his life growing up under the Khmer Rouge. Harrowing.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Psydye Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Aug 2018 at 7:26pm
I'm not too big on reading; when I do though it's usually stuff by H.P. Lovecraft. Love it!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ColdReverie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Aug 2018 at 1:49am
Originally posted by Psydye Psydye wrote:

I'm not too big on reading; when I do though it's usually stuff by H.P. Lovecraft. Love it!

I have a hard-back copy of this compilation of Lovecraft's short stories which I need to start reading:


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Arthur C Clarke is my favourite all time author. I must have read The City and the Stars at six times. As well as science fiction I am a Fantasy fan as well, particularly  like David Eddings, Joe Abercrombe, Robin Hobb, George RR Martin etc.
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