Well, here it is. I've decided to make a semi-permanent list of books I've read so far, and mini-mini-summary of some of them.
Anne McCaffrey - All her stuff I've read is cheezy.
Dragonflight - Decent
Dragonquest - Too anti-climatic
DragonSong - Decent
DragonSinger - School
WhiteDragon - A boy, first time is the main character
the Belgariad Penta - No danger to characters, they can handle anything.
George R. R. Martin
Song of Fire and Ice - I will murder all of George's pets if he doesn't finish the series.
Game of Thrones - Excellant, brilliant characterizations and plotline
Clash of Kings - Emotional attachments to characters exceed all expectations.
Storm of Swords - Trials and disappointments only increase the plot, waiting expectantly for the next book.
Guy Gavriel Kay - Not Original, King Arthur blah blah.
The Summer tree - The story is clipped, and revolves around pain.
The wandering fire - It became too dull, and I gave up, perhaps I will have a curse of boredom placed on me so that the finish may be seen.
Time Master Trilogy - Harsh but truthful about human nature, a story about a man who learns the truth about the source of his magical powers.
Runestaff - Suitable to the young teenager, but not inventive.
Elric Book 1 - Interesting, but not unique, perhaps the following books will be better.
Riftwar Series - Excellant worlds, very interesting gods and demigods, magic that is believable, to a point. Characters are great, but
reused in subsequent books.
Empire Series - On the other Side of the Rift, a culture is in turmoil.
Robert Jordan - Verbose
Wheel of Time - The first few books are nice, however, at books four and five you notice a common theme - Bad Guys are killed. New Bad Guys appear. Bad Guys are killed. ect.. I gave up on book six.
Stephen Donaldson - Excellent Experimental writer
Thomas Covenant Vol.1 - Very Different, anti-hero stuff, that I like alot. Disbelief is an important thing, and one that keeps all humans safe and sane.
The Real Story - An experiment in differing views on who the hero, villian and victim are.
Sword of Shannara - Fantasy made wrong. I couldn't finish the first book. Terry plays games with time. Ex: Take a week to cross a plain and a day and night to cross a gigantic forest. That along with all the cliches made it a very boring read.
Sword of Truth - the self-righteous stuff you liked when 8 and KNEW what was GOOD and EVIL. Ex: End of book: I forgive you, but I'll kill you anyway.
Stephen Lawhead - Religious celtic fantasy
Endless Knot - Different but not exciting
Paradise War - Yawn
J.R.R. Tolkien - The Man
Hobbit - Kiddy book for adults
Lord Of the Rings - Adult book for Kids, read it a be astounded by his inventiveness and scope.
Uplift 1 - Decent story - too psycological for my tastes though.
Uplift 2 - Too much looking in the past
Uplift 3 - Too religious, blame all the good stuff on God at the end. And an alien did that. Sigh, must be some sort of joke, I hope.
Red Mars - Men move to mars, this is the story of their lives and politics and science and infighting and war. Oh, and deaths.
Frank Herbert - Brilliant dude
DUNE - Want to understand the Messiah complex and all it's shades? Read it.
Neil Stephenson - A man who likes technology and not afraid of it.
Snowcrash - a joke, mixed with pseudo-history and online/real world virus
Diamond age - if nano-tech ever leaves the lab the world may become like this
Cryptonomicon - Historical ww2 fiction mixed with modern hacker fiction.
H.P. Lovecraft - Horrormaster, creator of gods more evil than any human can stand.
More to come.
I've read way more than this, but I didn't think they were worth putting down just yet.