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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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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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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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Bonehunters. :lurk:
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I'm currently rereading Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
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Just read through C.J. Cherry's Deliverer and now I'm onto Fortress of Ice.
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Just finished Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson, probably moving onto Wise Blood by Flannery O'Connor next.
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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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Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Sort of on a Harry Potter kick :)
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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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Chuck Palahniuk - Rant: An Oral Biography of Buster Casey
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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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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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Yes, Deus. I know. The sky's also blue.


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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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Ian Irvine - Torments of the Traitor
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Tried one book by that guy but I just couldn't get into it.

Steven Erikson - House of Chains
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Hong's 2nd law: "Thinking too hard about fantasy is bad"
Hong's 3rd law: "Any sufficiently widespread magic is indistinguishable from technology"


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Read "the Crying of lot 49" today moving onto Gravity Rainbow tonight both by Thomas Pynchon


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China Miéville - The Iron Council
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Quote from: Deus
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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Offline Deus

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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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Finished Anansi Boys last night.
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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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I won't admit to reading the first of the Warcraft books, but, I am.


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