Ether Frolics Steampunk stories
  Welcome, Guest. Please Login
Blaylock Forum
 
  HomeHelpSearchLoginRegister

  Jump to the Blaylock index Trouble logging in? Contact us
 
Add Poll
Question:  
  Option 1:  
  Option 2:  
  Option 3:  
  Option 4:  
  Option 5:  
  Option 6:  
  Option 7:  
  Option 8:  
Enable Guest Voting: Check this if you want guests to be able to vote in this poll.
Hide results: Check this if you do not want the results of this poll shown until voting has been closed.
Multiple Choice Check this if you want to allow users to vote for more than one option.
Time limit for deleting vote: Time in minutes users are allowed to delete their vote (0 to disable delete).
Open Live Preview Live Preview
Message Icon:
Name:
Email:
Your Verification Code is:
Please type exactly what text appears in the image. The characters must be typed in the same order, and it is case-sensitive.
Verification Code:
Subject:
Message:
                       
 
  Max 2000 characters. Remaining characters:
Disable Smilies: Check this if you'll be adding code (or don't like smilies).
Shortcuts (Modern Browsers Only): Press alt+s to Send, alt+p to Preview, or alt+r to Reset
    


Topic Summary - Displaying 5 post(s).
Posted by: Swancrash Posted on: 30. Jun 2016 at 22:06
I've also read Lud-in-the-Mist, and I found it tough sledding, especially at the outset. It got better though (sure wish I could reference the 'she turned me into a newt' line from the Holy Grail here, but that was 'I' and not 'It'. <sigh>), and in the end I was content to have read it.
I have read one other off the list: C.S. Lewis' That Hideous Strength. When I was a kid, after reading the Narnia books, that Lewis trilogy beckoned and I read them all. It's been eons, and they were no Narnia (tough to overcome from a 10-year-old's point of view), but I recall enjoying them almost despite that.
Posted by: Mike Posted on: 18. Apr 2016 at 03:49
I've only heard of and actually read one of those: "Lud-on-the-Mist." I saw it at the local used book store, and the cover called out to me...

Surprisingly, I didn't really like it that much, but I do think it stood out as unusual, and I can see it's appeal.
Posted by: Jeff M. Posted on: 22. Jan 2014 at 01:51
Great list, thanks for posting Silver!

I haven't visited for quite a while, so it's nice to see that the site is still around and still providing great info from a dedicated fan base Smiley
Posted by: Swancrash Posted on: 07. Nov 2013 at 05:58
Thanks for this!  I mentioned on the 'What's everybody reading' post thread that I read his recommendations sometimes, and it's nice to have more from which to choose.  Time to go shopping!
Posted by: Silver Posted on: 29. Oct 2013 at 20:01
Blaylock has provided a list of 10 fantasy books that influenced him -- here's what he recommends at "10 Forgotten Fantastical Novels You Should Read Immediately":

http://flavorwire.com/391301/10-forgotten-fantastical-novels-you-should-read-...