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Old 05-07-2007, 09:35 PM   #58
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Originally Posted by nekokami
If you've never read any Piers Anthony, On a Pale Horse is possibly his best. I think the earlier books in any of his series tend to be the best written. But then, I'm indifferent to puns and prefer drier humor most of the time.

On the other hand, if you like puns and somewhat slapstick humor at times, Spider Robinson is worth a try, particularly the Callahan's Bar stories. Somehow I find them more likable (possibly a bit more mature) than the Piers Anthony style of humor.

Or, going in the other direction, you could check out Robert Asprin's Mythadventures series....
Thanks for the recommendations Nekokami, I've actually read most of Spider & Asprin's works - it's tough to pick a favorite, but I kind of lean toward the goofy/over-the-top stuff like Asprin & Anthony's works, though I like them all.

My favorite Anthony's work is the Incarnations series, Bearing an Hourglass being my favorite in that one, with For the Love of Evil a close second. I don't know, I guess I just like the idea of the personification of all that power and how they cope with it; i.e., they don't have it forever and what they do with it effects more than just them. My preference could be that Hourglass was the first one I read, even before the Xanth novels, but it opened the doors to a new author for me, one that ended up being one of my favorites.
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