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#1 Warped655

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 07:42 AM

I'm in a Horror lit. class, were currently reading Anne Rice's "The Witching Hour". I was planning on reading it over this weekend. anyway, I realised something, other than books required by this class, I haven't been reading much in the way of Novels. At first I thought I was just being lazy, but I just realised, when it comes to Movies, video games, and TV shows, I usually have sites to go to like Metacritic or Gamerankings to determine if I should bother to play/watch them. I have a low tolerance for crappy media of any sort. Quickly giving up on some video games and stopping movies halfway trough, and I have little money to try everything. I want to get straight to the good stuff, and I notice that there really isn't any sites like these for books. Metacritic used to have a book section, but they closed it.

Anyway, I have 2 requests:

1) Do you know of a site with reliable reviews or even better, a site that compiles multiple reviews for books?
2) know any good RECENT Horror, Sci-fi, adventure books? Stephan king's books is an example of what I like.

Extra request that I came up with as I typed up this post: I also want to get into reading comics (not superheroes unless they are well known for having interesting stories or characters), anything you guys can recommend?

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Posted 23 October 2009 - 02:12 AM

I'd say Wikipedia but that usually has lots of spoilers and basically gives away lots of the book (at least from wiki articles I read).  Can't you just read the summary in the back of the book?  Why not look up books on Amazon and see what readers have said about it?

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 05:17 AM

I'm just wondering, is the book you're reading a horror book? From what I hear and have read Anne Rice usually just writes homerotic supernatural type stories.  As for reccomending sci-fi/horror books, I don't what to tell you since you said you like Stephen Kings writing and i find the bulk of his work pretty awful(excluding The Stand and some entries in The Dark Tower).

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 07:09 AM

I'd say Wikipedia but that usually has lots of spoilers and basically gives away lots of the book (at least from wiki articles I read).  Can't you just read the summary in the back of the book?  Why not look up books on Amazon and see what readers have said about it?

I could read that back of the books, but a lot of the times I like to read a book without here anything about it first, but I have to at least know I like the author or have a recommendation.

And I rarely trust user reviews.

I'm just wondering, is the book you're reading a horror book? From what I hear and have read Anne Rice usually just writes homerotic supernatural type stories.  As for reccomending sci-fi/horror books, I don't what to tell you since you said you like Stephen Kings writing and i find the bulk of his work pretty awful(excluding The Stand and some entries in The Dark Tower).


It's supposed to be a horror book yes. But my lit professor said that the book has a lot of raunchy stuff in it. Wouldn't surprise me if that was the sole reason she picked it. She's sort of known for picking that stuff.

I just want a site I can visit every once in a while to conveniently check what's good, that's trustworthy (which comes automatically with a compilation of all the main reviewers scores).

But if there is no such thing there isn't much I can do. I'm just making sure there isn't some place I completely missed after Google searching.

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