Last weekend, I went to my library’s semi-annual book sale, where essentially all hardcovers are one dollar apiece and mass market paperbacks are fifty cents. As a “Friend of the Library,” I was in an elite group that got first dibs and upon entering the sale, I happened upon this:
Now it wasn’t a full collection, mind you. Ten volumes in all and sadly missing book one. I almost didn’t pick up the series, but there were two other men hawking over my shoulder and I thought, you know, maybe I will read the whole series. I had only read a couple volumes before and while I wasn’t blown away, I was fully pulled into Jordan’s world and am thinking of immersing myself again.
Each series I’ve read has been an investment, but some have paid off and I am considering rereading a series (this is not something I’ve done before aside from The Chronicles of Narnia). Are there any series you have reread? My thoughts at the moment are leaning toward:
- Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe
- A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin
- The Gentleman Bastard by Scott Lynch
- Chronicles of Amber by Roger Zelazny
- Hyperion Cantos by Dan Simmons
- Xenogenesis Trilogy by Octavia Butler
But then again, there are other series I have not ventured into including Iain M. Banks Culture series (almost done with Player of Games) and am curious to check out a few SF authors like Tad Williams and Peter F. Hamilton, who I haven’t had the chance to read.
Regardless, snagging up ten “very good” condition or better hard covers of Jordan’s epic series is a good find for ten dollars. Hopefully I’ll take the time to read them soon.