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What book are you currently reading? Pt II
« Reply #125 on: May 31, 2007, 03:02:33 PM »
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« Reply #126 on: May 31, 2007, 03:13:25 PM »
Yeah. It's a reread and I must say I enjoy it more this time around. This guy obviously knew what he was going to write in the last book when he was writing the first one already. Great control of the plot, great characters, good setting. It's definitely worth the read...

I'm very curious what his next book (The Aspect Emperor) will be like...
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« Reply #127 on: May 31, 2007, 03:23:59 PM »
All I can say is that Stephen Erikson owns me.  I can 't believe I didn't come upon him sooner.  <3
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« Reply #128 on: May 31, 2007, 03:25:10 PM »
I borrowed them my first time through, so I haven't had a chance to reread yet.  But yeah, you could tell that he had the whole thing laid out, and just threw it down.  I remember reading the third book, and literally not being able to stop from about halfway through till the end.
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« Reply #129 on: May 31, 2007, 03:44:03 PM »
Bonehunters. :lurk:
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« Reply #130 on: June 09, 2007, 10:49:15 PM »
I'm currently rereading Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
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« Reply #131 on: June 10, 2007, 07:16:06 AM »
Just read through C.J. Cherry's Deliverer and now I'm onto Fortress of Ice.
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« Reply #132 on: June 13, 2007, 06:19:29 AM »
Just finished Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson, probably moving onto Wise Blood by Flannery O'Connor next.
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« Reply #133 on: June 17, 2007, 12:12:54 AM »
Re-reading Eye of the World on the toilet, and I have been for like 9 months.  The Neverending Story in bed at night.  Forest Mage during my lunch breaks.

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« Reply #134 on: June 18, 2007, 12:02:31 AM »
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Sort of on a Harry Potter kick :)
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« Reply #135 on: June 18, 2007, 02:20:54 AM »
I'm trying really hard to finish Weaveworld without starting House of Leaves again, but I don't think it's going to happen.  Been a while since I've read that, and it's calling at me from the bookshelf.
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« Reply #136 on: July 22, 2007, 04:09:11 AM »
Chuck Palahniuk - Rant: An Oral Biography of Buster Casey
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« Reply #137 on: July 22, 2007, 04:53:02 AM »
Steven Erikson - The Bonehunters.



FUCKING FINALLY. AND IT'S GOT A DIFFERENT FUCKING COVER FROM THE OTHERS, THOSE MONEY-GRUBBING WHORES.

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« Reply #138 on: July 29, 2007, 02:17:02 AM »
Dude, you realize Reapetr's Gale has already been out for quite a while, huh?

Anyway, reading Renegade's Magic by Robin Hobb right now. Seems to be the most promising if the 3 so far...
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« Reply #139 on: July 29, 2007, 05:32:03 AM »
Yes, Deus. I know. The sky's also blue.


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« Reply #140 on: July 30, 2007, 10:32:22 PM »
A battle from the start - the life of Nathan Bedford Forrest, by Brian Wills. Yup, the dude who stood at the cradle of the KKK (Forrest, not Wills), but also a more than decent cavalry commander in the American Civil War.
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« Reply #141 on: September 05, 2007, 02:54:41 PM »
Ian Irvine - Torments of the Traitor
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« Reply #142 on: September 05, 2007, 03:59:04 PM »
Tried one book by that guy but I just couldn't get into it.

Steven Erikson - House of Chains
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« Reply #143 on: September 05, 2007, 08:34:09 PM »
Read "the Crying of lot 49" today moving onto Gravity Rainbow tonight both by Thomas Pynchon

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« Reply #144 on: September 06, 2007, 01:20:20 AM »
China Miéville - The Iron Council
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« Reply #145 on: September 06, 2007, 02:31:15 AM »
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Tried one book by that guy but I just couldn't get into it.
Which one?
I'm finding they're pretty long winded, I do a lot of speed reading until something happens.

Oh, and his characters are all a bit bitchy, but not as bad as Sara Douglas' chars...
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« Reply #146 on: September 06, 2007, 12:30:07 PM »
A Shadow on the Glass

And longwindedness doesn't bother me. What bothered me was the characterization. I remember some prose like: "person such and so had a terrible past that made her this way." It just bothered me that he just stated it like that instead of showing it through the actions and feelings of the characters...
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« Reply #147 on: September 06, 2007, 02:12:17 PM »
Finished Anansi Boys last night.
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« Reply #148 on: September 06, 2007, 04:20:36 PM »
Traitor to the Blood by Barb & JC Hendee

Fun little vampire hunter series. This is book 4 and I couldn't be having more fun with this guilty pleasure. Actually their writing is quite good for this genre. I'd recommend it to anyone. In fact, the first two books are currently making their way around my group of friends. :)
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« Reply #149 on: September 06, 2007, 07:05:53 PM »
I won't admit to reading the first of the Warcraft books, but, I am.


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