You know I like to read, and if you’ve ever actually read any of the stories i’ve written, i’ll bet you can guess as to what exactly I like to read. Yep. Nerdy shit.
You would probably like to be the one who makes fun of me now. Unfortunately for you, I am the person who can probably kick your ass. It’s just not fair is it? A real life nerd, with iron fists of lightning rage sauce. Neener neener poo poo.
Now. Since you can’t stop me because i’m bigger than you, i’m going to tell you about some of my favorite nerdy books. This is not a comprehensive list, nor is it in any particular order. Basically, these are some books I can see on my bookshelf from where i’m sitting right now.
I just finished reading Terry Goodkind’s Sword of Truth series for the umpteenth time. Basically its 13, one billion page books about wizards, its a shameless copy of Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series, with the only difference being that it’s actually fun to read, instead of hideously boring. It does get preachy at times however. The bad guys are communist priests.
I’m also a huge fan of Glen Cook, and especially his Opus, the Annals of the Black Company, a series of gritty fantasy novels about a group of tough-as-nails mercenaries trying to come to grips with their long forgotten origins. These I like because they have all the best facets of a good fantasy story, you know blood, guts, and undying love, plus they talk about refreshingly real things like farts and boners.
Let’s see, Roger Zelazny is also a trip, his old Chronicles of Amber are defintely worth a look. Neil Gaiman is doing good things, as is James Lovegrove. There are more, but I can’t see them from here, and I grow bored with this diversion. I bid you good day.