Originally Posted by Tyrauk
Would love to have you recommend a book, or better yet, a series for me to read. Obviously, I have read Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings etc. I think Jim Butcher's Dresden Files are far, far better than the credit they receive, and I like the Black Company books. I think George R. R. Martin's books are decent, but suffer from something I call "character A.D.D.," and I couldn't get into the Night Angel books. I think The Kingkiller Chronicles, by Patrick Rothfuss, though they are not yet finished, are the absolute cream of the crop.
I've read all of those but the Dresden Files and The Black Company Books; our tastes seem similar.
I would take a look at "The Lies of Lock Lamora" by Scott Lynch. It's part of an unfinished series, but each is a stand alone book. If you like it (or don't) let me know...!
With that said, I'm just as interested in hearing what everyone else is reading (within reason, it might make sense to move this talk to Off-Topic if that becomes the dominant discussion). I'm not trying to approach this from 'atop a pedestal' if that makes any sense..? I suggest something, somebody else does, then somebody else- I mean, it's a discussion. I've recommended tLoLL, but there are lots of great suggestions in the thread. That's just my opinion...!