This is a long time coming. I’ve recently been getting more and more into books. This truly started around my birthday in February when I bought all 5 existing Song of Ice and Fire novels and crushed 4/5 of them in about 4 months. Now-a-days, I’ve been trying to finish the 5th book and I can’t stop but already get excited to start writing about it. Then I realized that I don’t actually have a books section to put it in and putting it under ‘television’ where Game of Thrones technically exists wouldn’t seem right. So instead, I’m creating a new category for the occasion. Below, I’ve posted some other novels, comic books, and graphic novels that I’m also heavily interested in once I wrap up Game of Thrones. I’ll be more than happy to take all of your recommendations!
The Hunger Games
This is absolutely a given. I’ve heard such extraordinary things about these books. When I took a look for myself, I did notice how amazingly short they were and how big the print was. I imagine I’ll blow through these relatively quickly after I finish 900 page behemoths the Song of Ice and Fire series is.
The Walking Dead
I semi-love the television show. What it did to me in the first half of the second season is almost unforgivable, but there was redemption by the finale. Now I’ve read everywhere that this upcoming season where it’s about the governor in a prison or some-sort like that should be one of the best seasons given the source material’s rich story line. Now I might try and become a judge of that myself by picking up on the source material that inspired the show.
Now I actually liked this movie. Some people who loved the graphic novel hated it for how it strayed away from the source material, while others who never read the graphic novel were befuddled by it’s demand of it’s audience to know the source material. I admit I had to put a little effort by watching it several times and even reading up trivia about the universe, but when it all came together, I was really happy I put all of the effort into understanding this really awesome story. Now I might take it a step more and read up on the actual graphic novel and all it’s prequels.
Like I’ve said before, I’m a sucker for non-super superhero movies. Mystery Men, Super, you name it. So I naturally loved Kick-Ass. Little did I know it was based on a comic book, so loving the movie definitely means loving the source material right?
City of Thieves
Showrunner of Game of Thrones, David Benioff has created a novel about a grocery errand run. Exciting right? How about a grocery errand run that makes the protagonist search for a dozen eggs admist the greatest war this world has known: WWII. I’ve heard tales of it’s gruesomeness and it more than perked my ears up.
Zombie Survival Guide/World War Z
Like the Walking Dead, tales about zombies are pretty much awesome. Max Brooks wrote the Zombie Survival Guide as well as World War Z. The Zombie Survival Guide is a [interestingly accurate and scientific] look at how to survive during a zombie Apocalypse while World War Z is a story of fiction that revolves around multiple characters during a zombie apocalypse. I’m more than sold.
Y: The Last Man
In a post apocalyptic world, you and a monkey are the only living things with Y chromosomes. Need I say any more?
The movie was cool enough, it seemed like it might have tried to hard to be as message driving as Fight Club, but it was still cool enough. Apparently this movie was based on a graphic novel, so simply based on this movie, I’d definitely give this one a shot.
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
People might want to shoot me in the face now, but I actually enjoyed this movie. Well at least the premise of it. Take some of the most interesting people in literature and make them a crime fighting team? I’m all aboard. Some people thought the movie was absolutely atrocious and paid little to no homage about the book, but like I said, I wasn’t really educated in the graphic novel and I took it for what it meant to convey: a collection of some crazy people with crazy powers that killed people for a secret agency. Awesome.
Devil in the White City
A serial killer brings people in his motel to kill them. The answer is yes, I do want to read about that.
Have you got a decent enough sense of the taste in movies and books I have? Please, please, please, if you have any recommendations, I’ll be sure to take them! If any of you say Twilight or 50 Shades of Grey, there’s a good chance I’ll humiliate you in some way in the next few days…