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fun fantasy that's not.. bad.

Recommendations for fun fantasy with solid female leads? I've happily gone through all the wonderful recommendations in my last question (Books of friends saving the world) and finished A Discovery of Witches-- which almost destroyed my love for fun fantasy. [more inside]
posted by inevitability on Mar 14, 2016 - 52 answers

Books of friends saving the world

I'm out of books to read. I realize I've been loving books (more so in the fantasy realm) of a group of people (including solid female characters) who become friends and adventure, travel, or go on a mission to save something from some danger. Recommendations? [more inside]
posted by inevitability on Nov 12, 2015 - 25 answers

Book recommendations for Marine with PTSD

Book recommendations for a Marine with PTSD? I'm looking for some escapist adventure/expedition books that do NOT involve people dying at the end or eating their friends. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 28, 2012 - 21 answers

A Life of Adventure

Please recommend books about unique story lines with minimal romance featuring female protagonists. [more inside]
posted by chrono_rabbit on Mar 24, 2012 - 38 answers

What epic book should I read next?

What epic book should I read next? [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11 on Aug 22, 2011 - 76 answers

Looking for action-adventure Dr. Jones style literature!

Help me find books (and authors) that are similar to Clive Cussler for a gift for my dad. Indiana Jones-ish derring-do! With author recommendations... where to start? [more inside]
posted by OnTheLastCastle on Jun 18, 2011 - 12 answers

Books like this little-known book

Bookfilter: I want to read books that are similar to "Saturn is almost invisible" by Vasily Ardamatsky. [more inside]
posted by vidur on Feb 16, 2011 - 4 answers

Escaped in the nick of tine!

Pulpfilter: Trying to find a story (possibly Doc Savage?) involving the protagonist buried up to his head and given only a fork-full of water/day to survive. [more inside]
posted by swashedbuckles on Jan 6, 2011 - 4 answers

One person, one challenge?

Recommendations for nonfiction adventure books with one person facing a single overwhelming challenge? [more inside]
posted by gottabefunky on Sep 22, 2010 - 24 answers

Books that "change the way you think"

Recommend some books that "change the way you think." But also, good adventure stories. [more inside]
posted by BradNelson on Jan 4, 2010 - 72 answers

I can has buckle swashed too?

I love history, and I love adventure. What real-life historical adventurers were awesome, and have books written about them worth reading? [more inside]
posted by WidgetAlley on May 5, 2008 - 40 answers

Great adventures? Please guide the way!

I need me some literary adventure stories! Yeehar! [more inside]
posted by ClanvidHorse on Nov 19, 2007 - 27 answers

Anarchist adventure stories?

Pre-Spanish Civil War anarchist pulp adventure novels? [more inside]
posted by a louis wain cat on Nov 18, 2007 - 3 answers

Fantasy/Adventue Book Recommendation Filter: Keeping track of whole new worlds is just too much work...

Fantasy/Adventue Book Recommendation Filter: Keeping track of whole new worlds is just too much work... [more inside]
posted by jeffe on Jun 10, 2007 - 25 answers

Looking for a specific children's book

i am looking for a children's book that my friend read when she was in elementary school (5-10 years ago.) the book is about a boy and a girl who go on an adventure through a magical world and save the people from a monster. then, the girl dies, and the boy has to boil her in a pot to bring her back to life. [more inside]
posted by comfortinsound on Apr 2, 2007 - 8 answers

Looking for more fantastic adventure literature. Any suggestions?

Looking for more fantastic narrative adventure literature. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by BigBrownBear on Jun 17, 2006 - 22 answers

A great real-life adventure story for my cousin.

I'm looking for three or four real-life adventure stories that would entertain and enthrall a twelve year-old boy. [more inside]
posted by Dasein on Dec 15, 2005 - 35 answers

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