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Old 06-10-2008, 04:46 PM   #31
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Old 06-10-2008, 04:56 PM   #32
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The Baen published Honorverse series by Weber. May not be great literature but definitely enjoyed it. Of course, all of my degrees are in engineering so what do I know about great literature except that some of it really helps me go to sleep.

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All 5 parts of the Hitch Hikers Guide. It's fairly hefty, and it just makes sense to have it on an electronic decide.
I don't know if something like Pratchett's 'The Last Hero' would look good on an e-reader, but it was too heavy to keep holding up in the bath. Have requested a bath caddy for my birthday for other such tomes.
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Old 06-10-2008, 06:21 PM   #34
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Epic books I have as ebooks, which make reading them a lot easier, include George R.R. Martin's "Song of Ice and Fire" series, Peter Hamilton's "Night's Dawn" trilogy, Neal Stephenson's Baroque Cycle. Oh, and "Moby Dick". Epic books I'd *like* to have as ebooks but which aren't available: "The Lord of the Rings" of course, Michael Scott Rohan's "Winter of the World" trilogy, Guy Gavriel Kay's "Fionavar Tapestry", Mary Gentle's "Ash", "Golden Witchbreed/Ancient Light" and "White Crow" books, and the collected works of Michael Moorcock.
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Old 06-10-2008, 07:37 PM   #35
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Aztec by Gary Jennings
This book is a cheap knock off of a far better book

The Luck of Huemac by Daniel Peters
http://www.amazon.com/Luck-Huemac-Da.../dp/0394513134

It's out of print but there are still many used copies floating around.
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Old 06-10-2008, 08:28 PM   #36
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This book is a cheap knock off of a far better book

The Luck of Huemac by Daniel Peters
http://www.amazon.com/Luck-Huemac-Da.../dp/0394513134

It's out of print but there are still many used copies floating around.
Cool, I'll check it out. Thanks!
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Old 06-11-2008, 12:44 AM   #37
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The Aubrey/Maturin series by Patrick O'Brian. A continuous epic spanning 20 volumes starting with Master and Commander.

The Stand by Stephen King
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Old 06-11-2008, 12:49 AM   #38
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[QUOTE=jwhayn;197185]The Baen published Honorverse series by Weber. May not be great literature but definitely enjoyed it. Of course, all of my degrees are in engineering so what do I know about great literature except that some of it really helps me go to sleep.

The Honor Harrington series is great and is a good entertaining read....I loved it! Anything that allows me to escape from the daily grind is fine literature to me!!
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Old 06-11-2008, 01:29 PM   #39
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Not as High Falutin' as some mentioned, but I would agree with those listing Lonesome Dove. Wish I could put the book on my Kindle just to bookmark the chapter where Augustus bakes the cathead biscuits. Mmm Mmm. Good eatin' and good readin'.
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Old 06-11-2008, 01:51 PM   #40
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Old 06-11-2008, 03:38 PM   #41
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Just to throw out another one, which is not an epic novel, but the epic history of the United States: A Patriot's History of the United States. A HUGE book, which I am about 1/3 way through in the ebook format from booksonboard.com. Love It!
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Old 06-11-2008, 05:34 PM   #42
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A couple people have already mentioned Neal Stephenson's Baroque Cycle, but it is probably my favorite epic, so it gets mentioned again. I can't wait until his next book comes out - which I will be reading on my Kindle.

Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged is another mammoth book that I enjoyed.
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Old 06-11-2008, 07:05 PM   #43
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Hi. I'm registered here for a long time (3+ years) but this is actually my first post. So bear that in mind when ignoring my reply (no pressure, right?).

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Old 06-11-2008, 07:48 PM   #44
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Hi. I'm registered here for a long time (3+ years) but this is actually my first post. So bear that in mind when ignoring my reply (no pressure, right?).

Dune.

(I spent 3 years waiting to say those 4 letters. Talk about emphasizing...)
Hah! That'll teach you for telling me what to do! See? I'm not ignoring your post at all! What are you going to do about it? Huh?

(Yes, Dune is a goody. Nice opening gambit, gmvasco. )

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Old 06-11-2008, 08:32 PM   #45
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My treebook copy of Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell made my hands hurt every time I opened it, but it was sooo worth it. Ginormous and full of hilarious goodness, though an ebook version would've felt better.
Sorry. This is one of the very few books that I've abandoned part-way through. I found it only mildly interesting and had not finished it when the 2 week check-out period from the library was coming to an end. I did write down the page number so I could resume reading some day in the future if the spirit so moved me. So far, however, I've found other things to read.
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