Sep 09 2012

Sometimes The Movie Is Better Than The Book – Sometimes Not

Posted by Mathias

There are some people who insist that the book is always better than the movie.  I don’t agree.  There are so many factors that go into what makes a good movie and what makes a good book.  I’ve seen my share of movies that actually trump the book they were based on.  As much as Tolkien fanboys disagree, Peter Jackson’s interpretation of Tolkien’s Lord of the Ring trilogy was far superior to the books in my opinion.  Tolkien’s prose is, well, cumbersome, clumsy, and a little bulky.  I still liked the books, although only The Two Towers ranks in my top 20 fiction/fantasy/science fiction books of all time.  I know, sacriledge!  Don’t care. (more…)

Mar 28 2012

Best Fantasy/Fiction/Sci-Fi Books I Ever Read (Top 10)

Posted by Mathias

Ok, some of people have been asking me what the best fantasy/fiction books are that I ever read. So I compiled my top ten to give you an idea about what it takes to get over four stars in my opinion.

1) Dracula by Bram Stoker

    (5/5)

2) The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis

    (5/5)

3) Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There by Lewis Carroll

(5/5)

4) Dark Elf Trilogy by RA Salvatore

(4.75/5)

5) A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

(4.75/5)

6) Animal Farm by George Orwell

(4.75/5)

7) The Once And Future King by TH White

(4.75/5)

8 ) Magic Kingdom for Sale – SOLD by Terry Brooks

(4.75/5)

9) Dragons of Autumn Twilight by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman

(4.75/5)

10) Peter Pan and Wendy by JM Barre

(4.75/5)

That’s my top ten. Agree or disagree, I don’t care much. It is my list and no one else’s.

NOTE: On 8/26 I updated the title of this post to include “Sci-Fi” in the title.  Even though there are no science fiction books on this list (my top 10), I am working on expanding it further and there are some sci-fi books that are on the extended list.

This list contines in the following posts:

Best Fantasy/Fiction/Sci-Fi Books I Ever Read (11 Through 20)
Best Fantasy/Fiction/Sci-Fi Books I Ever Read (21 Through 30)
Best Fantasy/Fiction/Sci-Fi Books I Ever Read (31 Through 40)