courtesy of roobarb
1) Look at the list, copy and paste it into your own journal;
2) Mark those you have read however you want
3) Feel free to tell your friends what you thought of them
4) are there any you think I should read?
1 The Lord of the Rings, J R R Tolkien yep
2 The Hobbit, J R R Tolkien yep
3 The Silmarillion, J R R Tolkien - read some of it - found most of it impenetrable
4 Foundation series, Isaac Asimov yes - the original trilogy, the second trilogy & I think all the preludes
5 Robot series, Isaac - yep
6 Dune, Frank Herbert - yep, as well as the 1st 3 sequels & some of the prequels
7 Stranger in a Strange Land, Robert Heinlein - yep - several times
8 Earthsea series, Ursula le Guin - yep, it's a crying shame what the TV people did to it..
9 Neuromancer, William Gibson - yep &, IIRC , everything else by the father of cyberpunk
10 Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury - yep, & most else by Bradbury
11 The Day of the Triffids, John Wyndham yep & everything else by Wyndham
12 A Book of the New Sun series, Gene Wolfe - I read the first one or two - didn't take to them
13 Discworld series, Terry Pratchett - yep & everything else by Sir pTerry
14 Sandman series, Neil Gaiman yep - & I would have said everything else by NG, but he's so prolific atm I'm not sure some stuff hasn't slipped through - I certainly haven't finished reading the Graveyard Book.
15 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams - yes and everything else (regrettably little)by DNA
16 Dragonriders of Pern series, Anne MacCaffrey - read several of these - not read the prequels or the stuff cowritten with her son
17 Interview with the Vampire series, Anne Rice - only the first - she's got a lot to answer for making vampires sexy - there's a whole category now at work for Supernatural Romance...
18 The Shining, Stephen King - l might have - the only King's I know I read are the Bachman books & the First Gunslinger
19 The Left Hand of Darkness, Ursula le Guin yep - If I've missed anything by UKLG it's not much,,,
20 The Chronicles of Amber, Roger Zelazny - yep, at least the first few
21 2001: A Space Odyssey, Arthur C Clarke - yep & 2010 - not sure about the others
22 Rendezvous with Rama, Arthur C Clarke - yep - not sure about the sequels
23 Ringworld, Larry Niven yep - & the sequels & the prequels & well everything by Mr Niven
24 Elric of Melnibone series, Michael Moorcock - yep - & Hawkmoon & Corum & Oswald Bastable and well most else by Mr Moorcock
25 The Dying Earth series, Jack Vance - yep - classic stuff - inspiration for D&D magic
26 Lyonesse series, Jack Vance - yep - & The Demon Princes & Planet of Adventure
27 The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, Unbeliever, Stephen Donaldson - yes & the 2nd Chronicles - started Runes of the Earth but didn't get into it.
28 A Song of Ice and Fire series, George RR Martin - yeah , though not an avid fan - prefer his Wild Cards stuff
29 The Worm Ourobouros, E R Eddison - yep & other tales of "Beyond The Fields We Know"
30 Conan series, Robert E Howard yep - the novels & the comics
31 Lankhmar series, Fritz Leiber yep
32 Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Philip K Dick -yes - plus all of his novels & most of his short stories
33 The Time Machine, H G Wells yep
34 The Invisible Man, H G Wells mmm - I think not -might be worth having a look at Gutenberg - though I probably have a copy or 2 on my Hard Drive already
35 The War of the Worlds, H G Wells yes 36 Eon, Greg Bear - yes - & the sequels
37 Book of the First Law series, Joe Abercrombie - never heard of them
38 Miss Marple stories, Agatha Christie - I don't recall reading any Christie, but I suspect I have
39 Hercule Poirot stories, Agatha Christie - as above.
40 Lord Peter Wimsey stories, Dorothy L Sayers -yes certainly, favourites of my younger days
41 The Maltese Falcon, Dashiell Hammett - I think not
42 The Thirty-Nine Steps, John Buchan - yes, as well as I think the other Hannays
43 Sherlock Holmes stories, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - certainly
44 Cthulhu Mythos, HP Lovecraft - yes - In favt I can see a cuddly Cthulhu from here...
45 Inspector Wexford stories, Ruth Rendell - nope
46 Adam Dalgliesh stories, P D James - I think I read the first couple
47 Philip Marlowe stories, Raymond Chandler - um, pass
48 The Godfather, Mario Puzo - nope
49 The Day of the Jackal, Frederick Forsyth - nope
50 The Fourth Protocol, Frederick Forsyth - I think so, I've certainly seen the film (w Piers Brosnan being an utter bastard)
51 Smiley series, John Le Carre - yeah, most of them at any rate
52 Gentleman Bastard series, Scott Lynch - yep - in fact there is a funny story here - I got sent the first one out of the blue - by the publisher I think though there was no note with it - enjoyed it & bought the second & wil get the third when it's out
that's enough for now - may do the rest later