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Memage: Fictional Matches (LJing to keep my brain from seizing) Nov. 16th, 2004 07:36 pm
A meme which really should have been done before, and probably has, triggered by valkyriekaren's finding herself in a new purchase:

"Which fictional character do I most remind you of?"

I won't try and compel anyone to answer this, as I've just realised I'm really not reading as much fiction as I'd like and would likely be hard pressed to return the favour. So, a second question for the Great Group Mind:

Recommend me some good fiction!

My list of books read this year isn't hugely helpful as most of it's factual, but I'm keen on: Terry Pratchett, Kim Stanley Robinson, Iain M Banks, Douglas Adams, David Brin, Neil Gaiman, Greg Bear, Brian Herbert, Bruce Sterling, William Gibson (yeah I am/was a Sci-Fi junkie - some of my collection's listed here - must make a complete list at some point!).

(no subject) - arkady
(no subject) - (Anonymous)

"An ill-favoured, rat-faced man"

From: wechsler
Date: November 16th, 2004 - 08:22 pm (Link)
For which I was most grateful ;)

Wasn't it "Silk", though?
From: duranorak
Date: November 16th, 2004 - 10:32 pm (Link)
Can I please, please see those if you still have them? I'm very interested in how other people saw Silk. Those characters are...a big, big part of my life.

(no subject) - (Anonymous)
From: valkyriekaren
Date: November 16th, 2004 - 09:12 pm (Link)
I liked that, but someone should have warned me about the BIG FUCKING SPIDERS in it.
From: ashbet
Date: November 26th, 2004 - 02:44 am (Link)
I liked "The Scar" better, although "Perdido Street Station" is a more linear narrative. I might not feel the same if I hadn't read "The Scar" first, though -- and I know that some of the things mentioned in "Scar" would've made MUCH more sense if I'd read "Perdido" first :>

I *highly* recommend Ian McDonald's Evolution's Shore (published in the UK as "Chaga") and Kirinya (be sure to read "Evolution/Chaga" first, because the second book has MASSIVE spoilers). Incredible books, and I love them dearly and re-read them often.

-- A <3
From: dennyd
Date: November 17th, 2004 - 01:05 am (Link)
Michael Marshall Smith is a fantastic author recommended to me by zellah - I was amazed that I'd never heard of him before, his stuff is brilliant - particularly 'Only Forward'.
From: dennyd
Date: November 17th, 2004 - 01:10 am (Link)
Oh, and for your first question, I've often thought that you share some characteristics with Carrot from Pratchett's city guard... you have a fundamental belief in the system of law and order for a start, and you have a reasonable collection of muscles too :)
From: booklectic
Date: November 17th, 2004 - 10:15 am (Link)
The Cheshire Cat from Alice.

I'd be extremely happy to sort out a few books I think you might like to lend to you, and bring them on Friday if you're coming to the pub?