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Old 03-03-2013, 10:07 PM
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I'm looking for something to read, i want something exciting and with lots of good characters. I dont like the classics that much. I want to read a song of fire and ice, but from what i've seen of the tv show it looks like its explicit.
I like good scifi. Im not supposed to read books with sexual content.

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A Song of Ice and Fire is Fantasy not Sci-Fi - are you bothered which it is?

What is classed as sexual content?

Other suggestions:
If you are allowed horror then Agatha Christie's Hound of Death
Anne McCaffrey's Dragons of Pern
Terry Pratchett writes Young Adult
John Christopher's The Guardians

I'm trying to remember if Alan Garner's work has any sexual content I don't think it does.

Have you tried the Hobbit/Lord of the Rings?

For a lighter read that might be a bit young for you but is fun:
Cows in Action and Spy Dog are wonderful.

Ursula Le Guinn's Wizard of Earthsea.

James White's Sector General.

Across the Nightingale Floor is gruesome in places but I don't remember anything heavier than a kiss and some sexual tension (there might have been).

The following are popular YA but I can't vouch for content:
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Is game of thrones appropriate?
Depends on how old you are. Twelve? No. Fifteen? Maybe. Seventeen? Then, yes.

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Yes, he has an excellent fantasy series called "Keys to the Kingdom" geared toward mid-adolescents.
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I don't want young adult books, i want good books. I want something that similar to the stuff i write.

Ive read a lot of Agatha Christe, so i dont want anymore of her stuff.

I don't like fantasy, game of thrones is an exception.
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I don't want young adult books, i want good books.
Since when are YA books not good books?? What??

Then find stuff yourself. Sheesh.
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Since when are YA books not good books?? What??

Then find stuff yourself. Sheesh.
Let me try to reword that. What i meant was the books do not have to be young adult, not that young adult cant be good. I briefly looked up the authors/books you suggested and none of them struck my interest.
I would rather read about someone else who isn't my age. I didn't mean to shoot down your suggestions like that, sorry.

I guess what im looking for is an epic of sorts, that my parents would approve of.
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Richard Adam's "Watership Down" or William Horwood's "Duncton Wood".
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Originally Posted by tahdas View Post
I don't want young adult books, i want good books. I want something that similar to the stuff i write.

Ive read a lot of Agatha Christe, so i dont want anymore of her stuff.

I don't like fantasy, game of thrones is an exception.
Terry Pratchett does fantasy for adults and YA - it is good but you can skip it.

Anne MacCaffrey's work is classed as Sci-Fi. She is not YA.

Have you read Agatha Christie's horror? It is different to her detectives and has fantasy/sci-fi elements.

What about Dr Who? Star Trek etc? They do some really good stories without any sexual content.

Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Wasp Factory by Iain M Banks.

Howls Moving Castle.
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Dragonriders of Perm does have some sex, but I'm 7 books in and they've all been pretty mild, 1 paragraph, close the door scenes. The main kicker is, when the dragons mate, their humans have to too.
Doctor Who and Star Trek are both very good TV shows, and there are some good books too. Babylon 5 is very good as a TV show, but I don't know how many or how good books about it are.
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I've read HHGTTG, I have to read the rabbit book for school next term. Dragon riders just throwsme off.

Has anyone heard of CJ Cherryh?

Anyway I should probably stop being so picky. I'd like something that could help my writing improve.

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Have you tried Arthur C Clarke? CS Lewis has a sci-fi series called the Space Trilogy and a book of short stories called The Dark Tower.

Ray Bradbury is good.

Enders Game by Orson Scott Card.

I am struggling lol my sci-fi period was when my ME was bad so a huge part of it is forgotten.
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The Chaos Walking Trilogy by Patrick Ness is pretty awesome if you haven't read it yet.
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Originally Posted by tahdas View Post
I've read HHGTTG, I have to read the rabbit book for school next term. Dragon riders just throwsme off.

Has anyone heard of CJ Cherryh?

Anyway I should probably stop being so picky. I'd like something that could help my writing improve.

Thanks guys!
C.J. Cherryh is a fave of mine; she's listed as sci-fi most times but her stories aren't loaded with lots of obvious science, just good stories about 'other' civilizations. No sex in most of them, as the main characters are often of different species altogether. Try The Faded Sun series or the Chanur series; for a stand-alone novel, give Hammerfall a look.
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Thanks glad to know. I'll check out one of them next tuseday when i go to the library.

Im currently just got out i-robot, im hoping its ok, cause i really dont like robots.

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A Clockwork Orange is a great clean story with very little sexual content
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A Clockwork Orange is a great clean story with very little sexual content
Very funny.
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Originally Posted by tahdas View Post
I dont like the classics that much. Im not supposed to read books with sexual content.

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read the classics. not only will you not have to worry about sexual content, but you'll be immersing yourself in a higher order of the english language. surely your writerly dreams are worth it? get past your resistence for the sake of your career
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A Song of Ice and Fire is a great series, but there definitely is a lot of sex. If you don't mind that, then I'd definitely recommend it, but just know that some of the descriptions can be pretty explicit.
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If you want sci-fi that is truly unique and interesting, I would check out any of Kurt Vonnegut's stories. His prose is extremely entertaining, and he has many ideas that are completely off the wall, yet he has the ability to make sense of them.

Slaughterhouse Five is a good one. I think there are a couple sexual jokes in it, but it's nothing that I'd get worried about. It's a true mind-bender of a story and is one of the most unique reading experiences you can find.

Definitely a classic, should be taught in school more often. I would recommend that foremost, but his other novels are also quite good (a lot of them are sci-fi related). So if you're feeling adventurous, I'd check them out.

And yeah, Game of Thrones is extremely graphic, so unless you're willing to get over it, it's probably not a good idea to pursue. Still a great series, though.
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Originally Posted by Enrigo View Post
Richard Adam's "Watership Down" or William Horwood's "Duncton Wood".
I haven't read the other, but yes, Watership Down is a masterpiece. I want to read that one again. I read it when I was in fourth grade in one sitting. It was so good, I couldn't stop reading. It only took me four hours, and at the end I felt like I had just woken out of a coma because it had me so entranced. I hadn't even realized that we were in the middle of a hurricane when I finished. My brother thought I was crazy, haha. I remember it so vividly, because it was the first book I had really enjoyed since picture books as a very young child.
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A Clockwork Orange is a great clean story with very little sexual content
Jeff Lindsay's Dexter series has nothing inappropriate in them either. Lol.
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Icon12 What Should I read?

I take it you, you're not into the "Chronicles of Narnia" by C.S. Lewis.

If you are, take a look. Nothing against the series by Martin, though. It really may be a better read in some cases. Especially, if you're into the family war thing.

You will not find in the "Chronicles"
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What do you consider inappropriate? Language? Violence? That might help to know. Also, do you mind me asking how old you are? Should we be suggesting teen or young adult?

Lord of the Flies is a classic and has young characters so they are relatable. The edition I have has a forward by Stephen King that talks about his first reading of it when he was young.
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I've read it recently. A Song of Ice and Fire is really great. But it's definitely not a sifi.
Btw, it the series there's a lot of sex, much much more than in the books. For me it was a bit disgusting to watch the last season, really.
I like the books more. And the characters are great.
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His Dark Materials trilogy, by Philip Pullman
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