I just picked up Under The Dome this weekend and started reading. Its a heffer of a book (1079 pages ouch) but its been awhile since King has bought out a whopper of a novel. Only about 50pgs in so far and theres been some interesting imagery so far.
And Kudos for whoever was finishing up the Dark Tower earlier. Thats some epic reading right there if you are willing to read all the other King books that are connected to the story (and believe me theres a fair share).
Just finished First Lord's Fury. To the other Butcher fans here: read it. now.
Currently reading the Wheel of Time series myself. Don't know why I never picked it up earlier. I agree with other posters about The Dark Tower series too, if you haven't read it, its one of my favorites.
As I promised before, I bring books.
I actually ended up re-reading Anathem, I'm gonna re-read World War Z next, then I'll read "Villains by Necessity", track down Jacqueline Carey's Naamah book, and by then the new Merry Gentry should be out.
Terry Pratchett and Jim Butcher's series have been brought up frequently, but they bear mentioning again, because they're them.
George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" series was also got listed, but needs another mention. Same goes for Iain M. Banks Culture series.
Jacqueline Carey - Kushiel series
Spider Robinson - Callahan series
Vernor Vinge - Rainbows End
Do you want to know that the next 75 years holds in store? Then you'll want to read this. It's also a damned fine story.
The Big U
The Diamond Age
Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom
David Weber - Honor Harrington series
Michael A. Stackpole - Age of Discovery series
A Secret Atlas
A New World
China Miéville - Perdido Street Station
Tad Williams - The War of the Flowers
David Eddings - Belgariad & Malloreon series, & The Redemption of Althalus
The man can only write one story, but he writes it well.
Jonathan Stroud - the Bartimaeus Trilogy
Not bad, consider Duchovney's Evolution meets Jurassic Park, in book form.
And now I'm reading the first Alera book and WHAT IS THIS MANS OBSESSION WITH BATTERED FEET. LIKE EVERY FIFTY FUCKING PAGES.
If I'm lucky, the full series should hold me until the next Merry Gentry, but damn I read too fast.
So, about First Lord's Fury...
Good as time as any to start, only 2 left.
Hate to repost, cause I saw this thread after the one in General, so I'll just repost here.
Currently reading (and 75% done) with Stephen King's Under the Dome. I'm really liking it so far. It's a nice long read at 1074 pages, and has a lot of good characters. I don't think any other author I've read has the talent to make me hate a character as much as S.K. I kind of want to slow down reading it cause there probably won't be another King book for another year, but it's too good to put down.
Snow Crash. Almost done with it. The future of pizza delivery is retarded, but otherwise it's a fairly entertaining book. Gonna finish the Alvin Journeymaker books next (on the fourth book), then reread the Homecoming series.
Just started Wuthering Heights.
No, stop that.
It's awesome, especially if you picture Uncle Enzo being performed by Ray Wise.
Edit: also, as I'm going through the 2nd Alera, jesus, this guy could compete with George R.R. Martin in the "frequency of fucking over the characters" department. Completely unlike Dresden.
Just finished Under the Dome. VERY good book. Recommended to anyone that enjoys S.K. I always hate ending his books because I usually have qualms with some of the endings and hate to see his books end (Minus Dark Tower and a couple others) but I was completely and utterly satisfied at how this book ended.
Overall it was a very different kind of story for him. It wasn't really horror about monsters or supernatural. I'm not going to give anything away, but it was more about what monsters humans can be. there are a good number of surprises in it. It was a different kind of fright he tried to induce on the reader. I think he did a very good job. A+!