Piers Anthony

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  1. Man18
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    Anyone read his books?

    Ive been reading his stuff since I was 12. Just recently picked up his Mode series. So far I have only read Virtual Mode. Finished it tonight and came to ask if anyone is a fan of his.

    More specifically have you read some of his goofy ass books like Pornucopia or Prostho Plus? I am to read Prostho Plus soon but cmon it sounds dumb but we will see.

    I have all of the mode series and im not sure if I should go ahead and start them or if I should go ahead and wait a while and read some of his smaller books.

    I still need to read the other Chthon books.
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  2. Leamonde.Halcyon

    Leamonde.Halcyon 6x9=42

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    I LOVE Piers Anthony!

    I've read random Xanth books, I finished the Mode series and I'm working on the Apprentice Adept series right now.

    I haven't read any of his random stand alone books yet though....
     
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    I know I shouldn't judge books by their covers, but... is it some parody "a la" Terry Pratchett?
     
  4. Man18
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    No clue what you are trying to say here.
     
  5. Leamonde.Halcyon

    Leamonde.Halcyon 6x9=42

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    I know exactly what you mean...
    right now I'm taking a break from the AA series and reading Christopher Moore's "Lamb, The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal".
    Hilarious author if you don't mind a little bit of slightly offensive material XD
     
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    Its hard to offend me I will go ahead and pick it up.
     
  7. Leamonde.Halcyon

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    Well Christopher Moore is labeled "absurdist fiction" and he has ridiculous sounding books like "The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror" and "Island of the Sequined Love Nun" both of which I'm going to read when I'm done with the one I've got.

    Those and the Stephanie Plum series are the kind of books that have me laughing til I cry and piss myself I love books like that :3
     
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    The day I caught up in the Xanth series was the day I stopped reading for pleasure. If the stupid amounts of reading I have to do for school ever subsides, I may pick up some of his stand alone books
     
  9. Vulpes Abnocto

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    I read about 17-20 of the Xanth books in my youth, and then the "Dragon's Gold" series.
    I tend to enjoy his writing. Perhaps I should check out some of his other works.
     
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    I haven't read any of the Kelvin books yet but I think that Piers would be awesome with another author....I am hoping for a piers/orson book in the works but piers is an old timer and I wish him the best.

    I will be excited to read the Kelvin series after the Mode series. I have read 22 Xanth novels in a matter of 7 years (which is kind of sad considering I usually take a week to finish a book and haven't completed the series as of yet).

    IIRC I moved here to Xanth when I was 11 and received A Spell For Chameleon because my father was a fan since he was young so probably about 8 years ive been a Piers Fan.
     
  11. Dack

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    I've read quite a few of his books over the years. Of the standalones and more obscure series.

    Prostho Plus is "Odd" but quite enjoyable - ending a bit awful IIRC
    ESP worm - nice premis, worth a read.

    Orn, Omnivore and Ox - one of the better trilogies and an interesting ending.
    Sos the rope etc. trilogy Didn't enjoy them but a friend of mine did

    Bio of a space tyrant series - B.O.A.S.T. a bit repetative towards the end of the series IIRC

    Incarnations of Immortality series - one of my favourites, a seven book series that is about humans taking over each of the supernatural aspects. So Death, Nature, Chronos, War, Satan, Fate and God. Each book tends to take the same series of events and show them from the viewpoint of each of the characters.

    Not read the adept series but have them here - just need to find some time

    Some ideas for you there.
     
  12. Devante

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    I've read up until the Isle of View, I believe, of the Xanth series.
    And the Visual Guide to Xanth.

    AND have the PC game.

    But I also read a couple of others.
    Like one where they played an MMORPG that was all virtual and a couple met and fell in love in the game even though they lived in different parts of the world.
    And I think he had to save her in the MMO world.
    I can't remember the name of it though.
     
  13. mysticwaterfall

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    I've read his "Incarnations of Immortality" series twice... besides that I haven't read any of his other stuff. The sheer number of Xanth novels sort of steered me away [​IMG]

    EDIT: Wow, I never knew he did an 8th book in that series. I'll have to read that...
     
  14. m3rox

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    Too lazy to read through the thread, but judging by the covers, are those romance novels?