Ok, I've named my favorite movies, now it's time for my favorite fantasy books. Yeah, I know that only 0.00001% of the users here on this forum is interested in what I think about fantasy books. But it doesn't matter, no one needs to read it. That's why I'm online on Catahya, to write my opinion about fantasy books. Call me boring, or dull or whatever, it's me.
1: Robin Hobb
: She is at the moment the best fantasy author I can think of. Mainly because she makes you scarily absorbed in the characters and the plot. Her language is very emotional and deep. Some would probably call it boring since it can go 20 pages without anything real happening, and it can go too far sometimes, I agree, but it does give depth to the characters in a way that I have never encountered elsewhere. She makes even the most evil of persons seem human, and the edges of a spoon exciting.
2: George RR Martin
: If someone had asked this question to me a year ago I would have said that Martin beat Hobb without difficulty. That was before he wrote A Feast for Crows. Martin is the author of A Song of Ice and Fire, an extremely complex and complicated serie with over a thousand characters. There is no good VS evil, white VS dark, which I have grown so tired of lately. Instead you can only yourself chose who you hope will win, but prepare yourself that that person can die the next chapter. It is a quite dark and depressing read, but I like that.
As I said, A feast for Crows, the fourth book, was a major let-down compared to the previous three, but I still recommend Martin with my whole heart, since he has written two of the best books I have ever read.
3: Robert Jordan
: This was the hardest one to choose. Jordan and his The Wheel of Time. The serie is long, (eleven books so far) and the further you get into it the slower the wheel turns. But he is at the moment working on the last one so soon it will end. Jordan is extremely slowpaced, but the story makes well up for that. It is a very good plot, even if it is good VS evil. So if you want a good story, and do not care that you have to read a whole book (Crossroads of Twillight) where absolutely nothing happens, then The wheel of time is something for you.
Both Neil Gaiman and Roger Zelazny were close to enter the list. Neil Gaiman because he has written a fantastic mythological- inspired book, and Roger Zelazny for Amber.
So, it's over now. You can open your eyes again.
I did not write all this to preach, or anything like that, I just hope that someone might read through this and maybe learn something new.
Don't worry, it's only Video games left before I've written about all my interests here, and then I'm done.