I bought a few books, and downloaded some classics from Project Gutenberg (all the Tarzan, Allan Quatermain and John Carter novels along with Jules Verne, Alexandre Dumas, etc.)
I want to have ago at making my own Fighting-Fantasy type adventures now, using hyperlinks and tabular graphics.
Reading Thief of Always at the moment. Can't quite get my head around what he's trying to say where some characters are protected from evil by their faith, whilst also making out that God doesn't exist.Shinobi wrote:I liked 'Barkers' Abarat books though I had to give up on the Books of Blood way to evil, as was Hell Raiser in some ways much eviler than the film.. I find Barkers kids book not quite so mental, so think I will enjoy the Thief of Always.. Remember Barker saying Horror shouldn't have a happy ending!!
I suggest you try Weaveworld - it's a very good worlds-within-worlds story. And Imajica is even longer and grander in scope, though with a strangely warped feminist slant towards the end rather than anything gruesome. Be sure to get a complete volume - I think the American original paperback came as a Part I and Part II.