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  • Posted by $ Commander 6 months ago
    Thanks again Walter.
    I've some 1500 sci-fi and fantasy novels read. My friend Bob and I would buy a box of 50, read them at a pace of almost 1 a week, and talk about what and how the subject was expressed. "IF?"; has been a guiding force of my life. Bob referred to all this as Mind Candy. As I recall, unilaterally, ever work expressed some form of metaphoric heroics and villainy.

    Since bob's death in 2005, I've not read too much in any of the respective genres. However, The Hunger Games caught my attention. I waited impatiently for the next of series. I never did bother to vet the author until I had finished, never gave a thought to it. And then the question was raised; How could a female write such a work of atrocious portrayal toward children? In my mind female/woman is the nurturer and metaphysical path of continuity.....sovereign. And as I looked for deeper understanding I had come upon an obscure interview with Collins, in which she expressed: These are the faces of the children of war.

    Romanticism can never be over-expressed as a tool for perceptual and conceptual development....and it is fun.
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  • Posted by Owlsrayne 5 months, 3 weeks ago
    I believe the following book series fall into the Romanticism category: Brando Sanderson's "The Stormlight Archive" novels; Bernard Cornwell's" "Archer's Tale" novels and possibly S.Thomas Russell's "Charles Hayden" novels (Novels of War on the Caribbean Sea of the early 1800's).
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  • Posted by Kittyhawk 5 months, 3 weeks ago
    Besides Rand's works, two of my all-time favorite romantic novels are L.A. Requiem by Robert Crais, and Red Rising by Pierce Brown. They're both part of a series, but the other novels aren't quite as good, in my opinion. Brent Weeks' Night Angel trilogy and Lightbringer series are excellent. Other favorites include When the Wind Blows by James Patterson, Altered Carbon and its two sequels by Richard K. Morgan (the basis for the fantastic tv series), The Clan of the Cave Bear series by Jean Auel, and the In Death series by J. D. Robb.
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  • Posted by 6 months ago
    Thanks for the comment, Commander. You racked up quite a reading record, there. Someone on Facebook made the point to me that "Hunger Games" is dystopian science fiction, not fantasy. Funny, that never even occurred to me, when reading the novels, but I see the point. I guess the plot of "Hunger Games" can be read as commenting on a war of all against all--how we send our children off to kill one another. Or maybe it is a comment on school playgrounds. I am new to fantasy fiction, as I said--not entirely, of course, to today's top fantasy. I started reading in part because my son, Ethan, has written a fantasy novel and I am trying to help him revise it.
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