The Most intense/ heavy atmosphere in a book

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    The Most intense/ heavy atmosphere in a book

    Post by ARSP on Wed May 02, 2012 7:51 pm

    Given that all we really do on this forum is read or play Darksouls I am assuming at least 25% of you read so if you do what book have you ever read that had a heavy atmosphere as in you caught yourself saying "Holy S***" more than once.

    For me it was the Escape from furnace series just finished it today read the epilogue online and my only thought at the end was holy sh*t


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    Re: The Most intense/ heavy atmosphere in a book

    Post by Imarreteet23 on Wed May 02, 2012 7:55 pm

    A couple for me.

    Matterhorn was one. It's a great book on Vietnam, written by an actual 'nam veteran. Another is Lonesome Dove. That is a GREAT book, probably my favorite of all time.


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    Re: The Most intense/ heavy atmosphere in a book

    Post by KomradDakka on Wed May 02, 2012 8:01 pm

    the cage was pretty heavy... too short of a story though

    as far as grimdark goes Star Wars: Death Troopers was pretty vicseral as far as star wars goes.


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    Re: The Most intense/ heavy atmosphere in a book

    Post by skarekrow13 on Wed May 02, 2012 8:12 pm

    Helter Skelter

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    Re: The Most intense/ heavy atmosphere in a book

    Post by WarriorOfSunlight on Wed May 02, 2012 9:36 pm

    The Children of Húrin.


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    Re: The Most intense/ heavy atmosphere in a book

    Post by WhatDoesThePendantDo? on Wed May 02, 2012 9:38 pm

    Paradise Lost.

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    Re: The Most intense/ heavy atmosphere in a book

    Post by JY4answer on Wed May 02, 2012 10:12 pm

    A Song of Ice and Fire.

    Sometimes the plot goes so mindblowing bits of my brain matter leak from my ears.
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    Re: The Most intense/ heavy atmosphere in a book

    Post by Quarik on Wed May 02, 2012 10:23 pm

    JY4answer wrote:A Song of Ice and Fire.

    Sometimes the plot goes so mindblowing bits of my brain matter leak from my ears.

    Amen to that, brutha. /attempt to be hip.
    Oh, and Warrior, good to see another fan of Tolkien. Praise the Ring!

    I'd have to agree with these two. I'm about a third of the way through A Storm of Swords (3rd in A Song of Ice and Fire), and my mind has been blown repeatedly. The Children of Hurin was kind of depressing, though.


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    Re: The Most intense/ heavy atmosphere in a book

    Post by Darkson on Thu May 03, 2012 2:28 am

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar


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    Re: The Most intense/ heavy atmosphere in a book

    Post by Rynoa on Thu May 03, 2012 3:55 am

    Uhm, not sure what you mean by heavy atmosphere, anyway I usually avoid very heavy books.
    As for the "holy s..." part, Dune for sure :shock:
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    Post by mugenis4real on Thu May 03, 2012 4:23 am

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    Re: The Most intense/ heavy atmosphere in a book

    Post by Forum Pirate on Thu May 03, 2012 4:29 am

    Yes, define heavy. I don't generally read creepy or dark books but I'm not sure thats what you mean.


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    Re: The Most intense/ heavy atmosphere in a book

    Post by Darkson on Thu May 03, 2012 6:29 am

    I guess he just means books were you were totally immersed. I guess.


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    Re: The Most intense/ heavy atmosphere in a book

    Post by Forum Pirate on Thu May 03, 2012 6:56 am

    All of them. If I'm reading a book the world no longer exists and there is only the book.
    Do you guys not read like that?


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    Re: The Most intense/ heavy atmosphere in a book

    Post by Darkson on Thu May 03, 2012 7:40 am

    Of course! As long as it's a good book, but I guess he asked about a book that really caught you with an extraordinary atmosphere/story. I guess. silly

    It has been a long time now since I last really read/enjoyed a book. :| It's quite sad actually.


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    Re: The Most intense/ heavy atmosphere in a book

    Post by Digitalyzed on Thu May 03, 2012 6:12 pm

    The end of the second book in the Ketty Jay series. "The Black lung Captain" I think it was called. Another great classic is Elmo the Elephant. Moments in that book brought tears to my eyes.


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    Re: The Most intense/ heavy atmosphere in a book

    Post by Tolvo on Fri May 04, 2012 1:48 am

    Probably Paradise Lost.
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    Re: The Most intense/ heavy atmosphere in a book

    Post by Azran on Fri May 04, 2012 2:40 am

    Only in Death, Dan Abnett; and I am Legend, Richard Mattheson. That second one in particular. I really recommend it.


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