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Offline Deus

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« Reply #75 on: January 31, 2007, 12:01:57 pm »
Just finished "The Lies of Locke Lamora" by Scott Lynch, which was a very entertaining read. Will definitely have to pick up the next book when it comes out.
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« Reply #76 on: February 01, 2007, 03:48:04 am »
William Gibson - Neuromancer

Cyberpunk is interesting.

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« Reply #77 on: February 07, 2007, 08:56:50 am »
Finished Faust Eric and am now readin' Pyramids. :lurk:
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« Reply #78 on: February 07, 2007, 01:35:00 pm »
pyramids rocks.

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reading timequake by vonnegutt, and some book on political ideology. can't remember the name.
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« Reply #79 on: February 14, 2007, 05:26:28 pm »
Timequake is great!

Reading "guns, germs and steel" by Jared Diamond. A super-interesting book. well worht a read if you haven't done so before.

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« Reply #80 on: February 14, 2007, 05:52:34 pm »
Memories of Ice by that guy you people all love. Definately one of the better reads in a while.
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« Reply #81 on: February 14, 2007, 06:25:17 pm »
seneca - on the shortness of life
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« Reply #82 on: February 15, 2007, 05:47:51 am »
China Meville - Perdido Street Station.
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« Reply #83 on: February 15, 2007, 02:06:25 pm »
The Colour of Magic. :lurk:
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« Reply #84 on: February 15, 2007, 02:24:42 pm »
didn't find colour of magic all that funny, or the light fantastic.. but they're great to explain certain jokes later on in the series

have you read interesting times yet? twoflowers best book
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« Reply #85 on: February 15, 2007, 04:11:16 pm »
I read Interesting Times around post #69.

Colour of Magic and The Light Fantastic are really quite cumbersome reads, along with Faust Eric and some of the Witches books.
With cumbersome I mean slow, almost tar-like on occation and not very funny.
There's some funny stuff there, but otherwise not as interesting as some of the later books.

Havin' now read a lot of his books in a short go, I've come to the conclusion that he hates clerks. :lurk:
There's quite a few antagonists who are petty minded paper-pushin' clerks or officials in his books.

In Soul Music there's the President of the Musicians Guild, in Interesting Times the tax collector, in Guards! Guards! the head of the Assassin's Guild.
There's others aswell that work along the same formula, like the Head Priest in Pyramids or the Inquisitor dude in Small Gods.

Tryin' to decide if I'll read Mort or the Fifth Elephant next. Still got a few more to go through after that. :P
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« Reply #86 on: February 15, 2007, 05:19:21 pm »
mort.. a thousand times Mort, excellent book. fifth elephant I didn't like until I read it two or three times.. but even then it's not as good as mort
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« Reply #87 on: February 16, 2007, 12:08:54 am »
Mort's awesome. :)

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« Reply #88 on: February 16, 2007, 06:04:50 am »
Does that fool still write books? I haven't read a new book of his in like... ages.
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« Reply #89 on: February 16, 2007, 06:11:05 am »
I don't know if there's meant to be a new one out soon or not... or if it's already out. I just saw it in paperback in the bookstore, so I grabbed it. :)
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« Reply #90 on: February 16, 2007, 06:29:31 am »
Man, these authours need to hurry the fuck up. I wonder if someone out there has a notification thingie for authours and their books. I just can't keep track of the various ongoing series anymore.
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« Reply #91 on: February 16, 2007, 06:48:41 am »
Well, I'm only on four unfinished series. Obernewtyn, 12 years. WoT, 11 years. aSoIaF, 5 years. MBotF, 4 years. I'm pretty sure there's others that I've given up on, too. :(
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« Reply #92 on: February 16, 2007, 07:49:15 pm »
Antony Beevor - Stalingrad
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« Reply #93 on: February 17, 2007, 06:57:21 am »
Well, scratch Perdido Street Station. The movers packed up all of my books today including all my to-reads. Yay!
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« Reply #94 on: February 17, 2007, 08:33:13 pm »
Gotta love Hobbs. She cranks out the books. And they're usually awesome too.
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« Reply #95 on: February 19, 2007, 03:56:44 am »
Fifth Elephant.
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« Reply #96 on: February 20, 2007, 03:26:15 pm »
damnit ryoga, I told you to read Mort

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reading hezbollah - born with a vengeance and then moving on to david hume - treatise concerning human understanding... I'm not sure if that's the one I've already read before though.. I know it had understanding in the title.. but this on e's a hell of a lot bigger than the previous one
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« Reply #97 on: February 22, 2007, 01:57:01 pm »
Mordstah, shut up - I'm readin' it now. :-P
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« Reply #98 on: February 22, 2007, 02:41:32 pm »
good! I want a laugh by laugh account
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« Reply #99 on: February 22, 2007, 02:44:26 pm »
Lemme see... so far a snigger has been achieved by introduction of Albert.
And some more were received over these things:

-Death looks for teh funny.
-Albert goes back.
-Every time Mort botches his job.

's a good book, not just very hard on teh funny department. :P

Currently readin' Thief of Time. Maybe read the Truth afterwards. :lurk:
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