Ohh where to start: i like the serie of the sword of true, of terry goodkind i like all the books of James clemens Michelle paver, whrote one of my favorite childhood series, just like Joseph Delaney. And so much more. I love reading, i can totally lose myself in a good book
-- See the path cut by the moon, for you to walk on. Pearl Jam
My all time favourites which I really can't decide between are: The Wheel of Time seires, by Robert Jordan and the The Lies of Locke Lamora (2nd book is called Red Seas Under Red Skies which is just as good) by Scott Lynch.
The Road by Cormac McCarthy. One of the most bleak, depressing, dark and, ironically, beautiful books I've ever read. Post-apocalypse Earth has never been more inhospitable and life more miserable in fiction. There is no happyness to be found in The Road. Just surviving from day to day.
The Painted Man by Peter V. Brett. A fantasy novel that follows three characters as they grow up in a world where you're a hair away from dying at the hands of brutal monsters. Literally, anyone can die and the danger is ever-present. Oh, and there are no elves, dwarves or orcs. Thank GOD.
Roadwork by Stephen King. No horror, thrills or suspense. Just an insight into the mind and life of a desperate, broken, tired man. And it's very effective, as expected from King.
1984 by George Orwell. It's not so much the world he has created, although it is quite interesting, but it's the way in which the world WORKS that it is interesting. How the powerful stay in power and how those without it stay that way. On the surface, it seems like any other dystopian novel, but the deeper you go the more you find out how wrong you were. And it is fucking frightening how it can be easily applied to our world.
Diablo: Legacy of Blood by Richard A. Knaak. Honourable mention. It's pretty cliche and crap if you've read anything above the 8th grade level, but it's the book that got me into fantasy and reading in general, so I couldn't leave it out.
The Road - there's a movie too, right? The one with Viggo M.? I was planning to see it soon.
1984 have that one at home, although in Serbian translation :/ and was thinking about reading it but wasn't sure, so now I probably will. "it can be easily applied to our world" yeah, that kind of books/movies can be the most scary.
I honestly couldn't watch it 'cause it didn't fit my vision of the Road world. It just wasn't grey enough.
A lot of the NewSpeak is lost in translation, I'm going to bet. I mean, how do you translate ''duckspeak'' accurately so that the true spirit of the word is kept? Or ''goodthinkful'' or ''doubleplusungood''. It's all about grammar and Serbian's is a whole lot different than English'. ---If nothing else, Orwell manages to write it in a style that's simple enough to get lost in, but detailed enough so that an atmosphere exists.
I was actually aiming at how in Serbia they write the foreign names the way they are pronounced, it won't make sense to you, but "The Painted Man by Peter V. Brett" -> "d pejnted men baj Piter V.Bret" (this was just an example, in reality they would translate the name of the book and than write the name of the author this way)
This odd text is pronounced the same as "The Painted Man by Peter V. Brett", but writing like that to me is just ridiculous, especially because you actually have to read the whole word letter by letter to figure out about whom they're talking about instead of just taking just quick look and knowing right a way. Example 2: Nicolas Cage -- Nikolas Kejđž. Horrible...
That's why I was mentioning the book, can't stand to see the names written that way in movie subtitles, books etc. so I regret the translation wasn't in Croatian