>ASOIAF SUCKS!

>ASOIAF SUCKS! MARTIN SUCKS! WORST FANTASY BOOK EVER!

Ok. What's good fantasy series then? Tell me.

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Book of the New Sun

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Wholesome

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I read this when I was 12 and I can’t remember dick. There’s a young boy protagonist and a not-Gandalf and some romance with a girl. That’s all I remember. I read the entire fricking series and some of his follow up series about some warrior queen?

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    WoT

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The King of Elfland's Daughter

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Bakker is unironically King

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Good fantasy
    You would be luckier asking here:

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  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Start with the Greeks and read the Iliad

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The Once and Future King

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Earthsea

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The Belgariad

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    why does ASoIaF make this website seethe so much? because normies liked the tv adaptation?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The prose seems a bit lacklustre from the little I've read of it. "Her c**t became the world" and "fat, pink mast" are just silly, silly phrases to read on the page. Add to that the fact that the series' main selling point is really just: "yeah... uh... did you know the middle ages were actually...uh... pretty brutal? Well, here's the Wars of the Roses (again) but with rape and dragons." I can see why it would be popular with people who are 15+, but it doesn't seem to have enough going for it beyond edginess and detailed descriptions. I just can't see why you, as an adult, would choose to pick up the series ahead of anything else. Even if you really wanted *realistic* fiction set in a semi-mythical version of the middle ages, there are better options currently.

      Tell me what you like about it.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        You read the stupidest phrases in the books and then decide that all 2000+ pages aren’t written well because of it

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >a thing characteristic of its kind or illustrating a general rule

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >the little I've read of it.
        >"Her c**t became the world" and "fat, pink mast"
        those two are from book 4 and 5 so you'd need to read 3000+ pages to get to them. so I can't take you seriously that "you've only read a little" of it
        >the series' main selling point is really just: "yeah... uh... did you know the middle ages were actually...uh... pretty brutal? Well, here's the Wars of the Roses (again) but with rape and dragons
        again, you just prove that you haven't actually read a single page
        >tell me what you like about it.
        I mainly like how the story is character driven to the core and the characters are all human and well developed. I like the POV structure which makes absolute truth vague. the fantasy aspect in the series is kept to the minimum and most of the storylines are actually mystery/detective stories in a made up world

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >those two are from book 4 and 5 so you'd need to read 3000+ pages to get to them so I can't take you seriously that "you've only read a little" of it
          >what are excerpts

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >what are excerpts
            did you read those excerpts as greentexts on IQfy or reddit? because those aren't posted anywhere else

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Are you aware that you can look up examples of a writers' writing on google before purchasing a book?

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Bakker is the closest to Martin's pseudo-realistic worldbuilding. Maybe Guy Gavriel Kay also.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    nothing is better than ASoIaF, there I said it, it's the best fantasy series ever, even in it's unfinished form

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    David Gemmell wrote individual scenes with more emotional and philosophic content than the entire ASOIAF series. They also always ended, and were always self-contained so that even if later ones were sequels they could be read in any order and still enjoyed, sort of like Conan the Barbarian except Christian.

    Basically he mogs the frick out of Martin and is currently atop Fantasy Mountain, where he and Robert E. Howard look down from a tower of skulls, and coldly they laugh.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I don't see the point in reading fantasy when epic poetry and chivalric romance exist. It's just a bastardization of better works of literature.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      OK but was epic poetry or chivalric romances written by obese, constipated, whiny feminists? If not then I don't care about them.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I don't think that's really fair. Epic poetry can be fantastic, but it is very much its own beast. Chivalric romance often comes across as deeply constrained by the time period and/or stiff in terms of its writing. There's plenty of depth to good sci-fi/fantasy.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I think most modern fantasy is rather shallow and poorly written, and that the elements people find appealing about it are present in these two types of literature anyway. I also disagree with the "chivalric romance is stiff and boring" meme, it's obviously perpetuated by people who don't read.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          You're saying you don't think chivalric romance of all things is very much of its time?

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Game of Thones is just a poor imitation of The Accursed Kings series with dragons and shit.

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Gor

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I thought ASOIAF was fun but my favourite fantasy series are by far LOTR and the Silmarillion, and Harry Potter

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      grim

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      reddit taste

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    ITS. TIIIIIIIIIIME

    NEVER EVER

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Benji be cry

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    dying earth by Jack Vance

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Martin is for Summer Islanders.

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I liked Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn a lot.

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I have read everything GRRM has published since 1971 except wild cards and I am fully convinced that ASOIAF is science fiction not fantasy. GRRM himself doesn't differentiate these two genres so it's not science fiction in it's purest sense but more like if sci fi and fantasy had sex and birthed a half breed genre

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I am not preston jacobs btw, frick that moron

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's not a single book, it's a book series and they kind of get more boring over time and the prequel stuff about targs are incredibly bland.

    Like the TV series the first few are good, but unlike the TV series, they just become more boring over time. Nobody really cares much about POV of some random Greyjoys doing their own thing, especially after all the cool characters are kinda dead or detached from the main story by being in middle of nowhere.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      feast is by far the best book in the series

      fire and blood is complete trash however, I agree

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >fire and blood is complete trash however, I agree
        I liked the bit about the rat catcher or whatever (I didn't read the whole book just flicked through it).

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It's bloated. He should've written a trilogy like he originally intended. But he kept adding more and more shit and now it's in limbo.

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Has anyone read the 7th Son series by Orson Scott Card? Does it measure up to Ender's Game?

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Elder scrolls lore

  27. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >another seethe thread in the catalog

    can't IQfy have a GRRM general already where /misc/gays can jerk each other off how evil and subversive he is and how pure and trad tolkien is

  28. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Pynchon books

  29. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Ok. What's good fantasy series then? Tell me.
    There is no such thing as good genre fiction, if it were good it would just be literature. If you'd like a literary treatment of a fantasy-like setting (actually historical fiction) then read Salammbo by Flaubert.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >genre fiction bad
      >read old adventure novels
      This is moronation but it’s also common. Why the frick does Treasure Island or Last of the Mohicans or Ivanhoe get a pass? Why is Kipling literature? Why is Poe taken seriously instead of treated like horror sloppa? Sherlock Holmes is treated like literature but it’s detective sloppa. It’s like lit majors can’t cope with old books appealing to the same readers as genre lit does.

  30. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    LotR and BotNS are the only fantasy series I really liked. I had high hopes for both ASoIaF and The Witcher but they were disappointing.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >BotNS
      ?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Book of the New Sun

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