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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Rainswept » Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:22 pm

The Warded Man -Peter V Brett
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Rainswept » Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:38 pm

Rainswept wrote:The Warded Man -Peter V Brett


moved on to book 2
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Helium Hands » Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:13 am

Rainswept wrote:
Rainswept wrote:The Warded Man -Peter V Brett


moved on to book 2


Heh.
I just started book 3. Good stuff.

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:12 am

Almost done with book 2 of the Night Angel trilogy by Brent Weeks. Very enjoyable.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Rainswept » Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:36 am

ET, the Extra Terrestrial wrote:Almost done with book 2 of the Night Angel trilogy by Brent Weeks. Very enjoyable.



I liked those fine, but I remember them falling into the current trend of fantasy books with Rocky syndrome. The first book/movie has all of the invention and ingenuity, and the rest just follow normal fantasy story-arcs without adding anything unexpected, unique, or exciting. In other words there's not enough there to justify an entire series. There's a reason Rocky won oscars and acclaim, while it's sequels were just predictable action nonsense. The Night Angel sequels aren't bad, but they also aren't special.

There are a few series out there where the books keep getting better, and those are the ones I really look forward to. Kingkiller Chronicles, Dresden Files, Song of Ice and Fire... I have very high hopes of adding The Stormlight Archive to that list when book 2 hits.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:44 pm

Check out the Night's Dawn series by Peter F. Hamilton. SciFi rather than fantasy, but VERY good. Also the Pandora's Star/Judas Unchained duology by the same author. I may have recommended them before in here. Really good stuff.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Rainswept » Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:44 am

Helium Hands wrote:
Rainswept wrote:
Rainswept wrote:The Warded Man -Peter V Brett


moved on to book 2


Heh.
I just started book 3. Good stuff


Finished book 3. I like it, despite the soap opera of who's "sticking" who and the cliff-hanger endings.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby black bart » Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:23 am

Roy Hunter wrote:Well, enjoy the next Iain (M) Banks book. It will be the last one.
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That's a tragedy. I've read Fearsome Engine and Look to Windward, both brilliant.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby DavidH » Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:44 pm

How To Stop Farting: 10 Surefire Solutions to Improve the Lives of People Around You by Dr Hans Uberass.

I got it free off Amazon for my Kindle. Quite amusing the first time round.

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Rainswept » Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:08 am

Finally gotten around to The God Delusion. Dawkins reads the audio himself, paired with his wife.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby black bart » Thu May 09, 2013 8:07 am

I'm on American Gods now.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby DavidH » Thu May 09, 2013 11:00 am

A history of the Owain Glyndwr rebellion. You'd probably like that, Bart. :lol:

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Mad Willyum Bonney » Mon May 13, 2013 5:46 pm

DavidH wrote:How To Stop Farting: 10 Surefire Solutions to Improve the Lives of People Around You by Dr Hans Uberass.

I got it free off Amazon for my Kindle. Quite amusing the first time round.


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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby DavidH » Mon May 20, 2013 1:48 pm

Gen. Longstreet's account of his Civil War battles. All these folks are reliable until they are defending their own part in defeats. Longstreet blames Lee for Gettysburg and claims his late attack on the 2nd was not his fault.

If you like history, there's loads of excellent free stuff on Amazon, even though it's not the latest books.

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby PKMKII » Sat May 25, 2013 12:15 am

Just finished book one of A Song of Fire and Ice, and starting book two. Biggest difference I notice between the books and the show is that the Rickon character is barely present in the show, while in the books his handling of the events is a major focal point. That, and the battles scenes got largely excised, but such is the nature of budgetary limits.
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