Author has written 4 stories for His Dark Materials, Pokémon, Harry Potter, and Bible.
Hoe gaan dit?
I'm currently 24, male, and live in Cape Town, South Africa. I love reading, writing, playing games, hiking, gardening, watching birds (as well as other wildlife), having discussions on forums (as well as those on Facebook), and having a good time with friends.
I love reading books, both fiction and non-fiction. These are my favourite genres that I read:
Fiction: fantasy, thrillers, mystery, those involving animals or nature in some way but are not childish at all.
With fantasy, I enjoy Harry Potter, the Silmarillion and The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien, the stories set in Midkemia by Raymond E. Feist (such as the Riftwar trilogy), the Heritage of Shannara by Terry Brooks, and several others. In mystery/thriller, I really enjoyed Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie. I also enjoy the Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz and Barry Eisler's espionage novels starring John Rain. I generally do not enjoy science fiction, but I did very much like Patrick Ness's Chaos Walking series.
Regarding manga/anime, I've enjoyed the Naruto manga immensely, though I am quite disappointed with the ending. Currently I am reading Fairy Tail and a Korean manwha called The Breaker and its sequel, Breaker: New Waves, both of which I've really enjoyed. Anime I've had the pleasure of watching are Neon Genesis Evangelion, Ghost In The Shell, and Wolf's Rain. I'm intending to watch Princess Mononoke one of these days - I've finally managed to watch My Neighbour Totoro, and it was great!
Richard Dawkins's The Ancestor's Tale is an excellent book, if a little heavy with the amount of content. Dawkins is brilliant as a scientist, but he cannot use theology to save his life.
Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs, and Steel is another excellent book; it attempts to explain why Eurasian civilizations (in which he includes North Africa) have survived and conquered others, while refuting the assumption that Eurasian hegemony is due to any form of Eurasian intellectual, moral or inherent genetic superiority. Another book of his, Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed, is another good read, and Diamond's exhortation to the reader is a good one, in my opinion: learn from history.
I rather enjoy this site! I love some of the stories that you guys put up. Generally I like fan fics mainly of the following, arranged in NO particular order
I mostly enjoy fantasy, adventure, drama and thriller stories. Same goes for movies.
I prefer stories that are paced well, have believable characters, and of course a certain level of quality. Below of some of my favourite stories that are excellently written: