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Favorite genre to read?

  1. Humor

    53 vote(s)
    3.2%
  2. Crime/Thriller

    173 vote(s)
    10.6%
  3. Horror

    124 vote(s)
    7.6%
  4. Fantasy

    590 vote(s)
    36.1%
  5. Science Fiction

    222 vote(s)
    13.6%
  6. Romance

    78 vote(s)
    4.8%
  7. Western

    5 vote(s)
    0.3%
  8. General Fiction

    236 vote(s)
    14.4%
  9. Other

    153 vote(s)
    9.4%
  1. Daniel
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    Favorite genre to read?

    Discussion in 'Book Discussion' started by Daniel, Nov 20, 2006.

    What's your favorite genre to read?
     
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    Ouch, it's tough to pick just one. Fantasy edges out sci-fi on my bookshelf, so it wins.
     
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    I will always always say horror :) Splatter punk is the best genre of horror in my opinion as well :)
     
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    I don't read that much, I've always been into creating my own world. Same with guitar. I don't play other people's shit, I always rip it up freestyle.

    But as long as the writer keeps it interesting (not many authors out there that do) then I'll actually read a book or two of theirs.
     
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    Gee it's kinda hard to pick between horror and fantasy.
     
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    It has got to be Fantasy for me.
     
  7. Daniel
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    I should also mention this will help determine the direction of a site's project I'm going to start come early January.
     
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    Definitely horror. I'm not really into fantasy...
     
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    fantasy
     
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    I like general fiction stories that are off the beaten path. If you're familiar with A.M. Holmes then you know exactly what I mean.
     
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    Usually eclectic - but not with books

    You know, it's funny. My tastes are usually so eclectic.

    With music or with films I like all kinds of genres. But with reading, probably because of the huge amount of time and attention required to get through a book, I pretty much stick to what I like best - which is fantasy (a very popular choice too it seems).

    I'm a fantasy junkie (which is why it's what I write). Tolkien, D&D and Fighting Fantasy are to blame - they were all a huge influence on me in my teens.
     
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    im gonna have to say stuff like
    A thousand years of solitude or
    the alchemist
     
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    Well-written thrillers are my favourites, although I read and enjoy quite a few genres.
     
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    Fantasy and General fiction for me.
     
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    Fantasy? Yes. Sci-fi? Yes. Comedy? Gimme. Horror? Sure, why not. Mystery? Why, of course!
    But what is absolutely the best is if you can find a book that blends comedy with sci-fi, like Hitchhiker's or Discworld or Anansi Boys or the Pure Dead series.
     
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    fantasy has got my vote all the way, Eragon rocks!!!! Eldest Rocks!!!! The third book which hasn't come out yet im sure will rock!!!! Fantasy Rocks!!!!
     
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    Horror! Although I'm ultra-bias to reading only Stephen King's books. I also don't mind a bit of Michael Crichton - so I guess a science-like genre is my taste as well.
     
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    ...um if i had to choose id have to say fiction of almost any type but if you want the whole cake! i would have to say anything with some action and a bit of a lovin goin down
     
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    Crime- Murders, Missing Person Cases, yeah anyone who can pull that plot off well is something I'll read. Books or fanfiction.
     
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    indeed this was a tough decision... most of what i read is fantasy, but as long as it's fiction i love it, so i said general fiction
     
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    Westerns or adventure, usually, though I probably read more non-fiction and technical manuals for purposes of research.
     
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    Ha haaaa. I know you, you sneaky little rodent!
     
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    non-fiction...true stories
     
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    Hmmm...it used to be Fantasy but I'm not so intrigued by fantasy anymore. I like Historical Fiction a lot more and I'm surprised that isn't a chocie up there... =/ I also like Christian fiction. =D Only if they're written well, like Francine Rivers' books. Gilbert Morris's make me shudder b/c the writing is so bad...
     
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    For a good fantasy series I will happily sell my unborn children. That being said, I do really like fiction, science-fiction, and the occasional historical fiction.
     

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