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What book are you currently reading? Pt II
« Reply #200 on: June 17, 2008, 02:45:10 am »
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« Reply #201 on: June 18, 2008, 05:05:12 am »
Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt - Anne Rice
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« Reply #202 on: July 14, 2008, 11:00:24 pm »
Reaper's Gale, finally...
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« Reply #203 on: July 15, 2008, 10:04:35 am »
I finished Toll the Hounds by Steven Erikson last week.

Now rereading Tad Williams - The Dragonbone Chair
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« Reply #204 on: July 19, 2008, 01:31:00 pm »
Wheel of time, crown of swords. Reread ofcourse :) Read the first seven now, without skipping a page. I wonder how long that will last :\
Hopefully amol will come out next year, as planned. Can't wait to get some closure on the longest (in time, and books) series I've ever read.
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« Reply #205 on: July 19, 2008, 04:05:24 pm »
Tad Williams - Shadowplay

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Can't wait to get some closure on the longest (in time, and books) series I've ever read.
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« Reply #206 on: July 19, 2008, 04:09:01 pm »
it's going to suck. don't kid yourselves
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« Reply #207 on: July 19, 2008, 04:11:47 pm »
At least it'll be finished. :-P
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Re: What book are you currently reading? Pt II
« Reply #208 on: August 05, 2008, 04:35:08 pm »
Just read Lukyanenko's Twilight Watch (which wasn't as good as the first, or long enough), and Hobb's Renegade's Magic while travelling...
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« Reply #209 on: August 05, 2008, 05:18:05 pm »
Chronicals of Narnia - The Magician’s Nephew

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« Reply #210 on: August 06, 2008, 09:09:08 pm »
Winters Heart. Amazing how fast of a read this book is when you skip the boring parts about Elayne.
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« Reply #211 on: August 15, 2008, 08:19:31 pm »
Neal Stephenson - Cryptonomicon
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« Reply #212 on: October 20, 2008, 08:13:59 pm »
In the last month or so, I've re-read the first three trilogies by Robin Hobb (farseer, liveship traders and tawny man), bout to kick into the fourth (soldier's son). 

Read Stephenson's newest, Anathem, which is pretty kick-ass.  Somehow he blended monasteries with universities, and then kicked in some superstring/parallel universe theory.  And dropped it all in a post-apocalyptic future on a planet that's -almost- like ours.  As I said, pretty kick-ass. 

Also been working on some of Keith Laumer's old stuff.  I found a bookstore that had a bunch of his shit, paperback and hardcover, so I've been playing catch-up for about 10 months now.  That guy was fucking prolific.

Read the newest in the Runelords series, The Wyrmling Horde.  Seems like Farland is about to wrap things up, but hell, he's only gone 7 books so far, and the last two haven't been very big.  Good page-turners though.

Dying to read the next in a few series, such as James Clemens' Godslayer chronicles (Shadowfall and Hinterland being the first two), the next by Patrick Rothfuss (sequel to The Name of the Wind, in think it's named Wise Man's Blood or something), and of course WoT and aSoIaF.  Fuckers.

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Re: What book are you currently reading? Pt II
« Reply #213 on: October 25, 2008, 03:45:35 pm »
I haven't posted books in a while. So here it goes...

The Road by Cormic McCarthy

Enders Game by Orson Scott Card

Twilight Series by Stephenie Meyers

Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Atonement by Ian McEwan

The entire Sookie Stakehouse series (roughly 8 books) by Charlaine Harris

Small Favor by Jim Butcher

Nights in Rodanthe Nicholas Sparks

I think that's about it. There are probably a few books I'm forgetting about. I'm in between books right now as well. Thinking about picking up the WoT series again.
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« Reply #214 on: October 25, 2008, 06:43:13 pm »
Little House on the Prairie  :D

Just finished Flowers for Algernon, good little book, sad but good, and a quick easy read.

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« Reply #215 on: October 25, 2008, 08:30:48 pm »
Atonement by Ian McEwan
What did you think about this book? The gf loved it, but there's been a few that she's recommended it to that have hated it...

We both really liked the movie, though.
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« Reply #216 on: October 25, 2008, 11:27:01 pm »
I enjoyed the movie. I wasn't a huge fan of the book. It was beautifully written, but I struggled to want to pick it up. Briony's character development in the book was hard to swallow. I read it for a book club and out of all of us who read it, no one really enjoyed it. I would suggest just watching the movie and perhaps reading another one of his books.
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« Reply #217 on: October 26, 2008, 12:31:56 am »
Dan Simmons - The Hollow Man

Tried to read that book twice before, but enever managed to get into it until now.
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« Reply #218 on: October 26, 2008, 12:39:48 am »
Richard Dawkins - The God Delusion

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« Reply #219 on: October 26, 2008, 05:35:07 pm »
I enjoyed the movie. I wasn't a huge fan of the book. It was beautifully written, but I struggled to want to pick it up. Briony's character development in the book was hard to swallow. I read it for a book club and out of all of us who read it, no one really enjoyed it. I would suggest just watching the movie and perhaps reading another one of his books.
Hmm, yeah. I think the gf's the only one who enjoyed it that I know. And if it was beautifully written, that'd be the reason she liked it despite other issues with it. :)
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« Reply #220 on: October 27, 2008, 08:47:00 pm »
Small Favor by Jim Butcher

This is the Dresden files is it not?  Are the books as good as the series, or even have anything to do with it?  Why I'm asking is they ran one season, set everything up, and then apparently cancelled it.  Granted, i haven't had cable in the last year and a half, so I don't know if they've brought anything out since....

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« Reply #221 on: October 27, 2008, 09:53:22 pm »
Yes, that's book 9 I believe. I've lost count. It wasn't the best book in the series, but it was an interesting development to the story.

The book and the tv series are two different worlds. Yes, they're slightly related, but the books go more in depth than the show. We watched the show first and then started reading the books. Honestly, I fell in love with both worlds. I was extremely disappointed SciFi canceled the show after one season and as of right now there are no plans to bring it back -- what a shame.

If you liked the show, you should try to books. Everyone I know who've read them enjoy it :)
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« Reply #222 on: October 26, 2018, 09:14:14 pm »
Nearly finished Salvation by Peter F Hamilton...the interesting structure holds the book together and leaves me wanting the next book now.

I’m also reading Authentic Happiness by Stiegelman. This is for more personal reasons and a bit tough to get through at times but has some pretty useful pointers.
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« Reply #223 on: March 05, 2019, 09:09:11 pm »
I'm working my way through William Gibson's Blue Ant trilogy again - just re-read Pattern Recognition, gonna start in on Spook Country tonight.

In an unrelated note - FF was started in 2002, Pattern Recognition was published in 2003, and features a forum devoted to a particular art form called F.F.F.



Just sayin'.

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« Reply #224 on: April 08, 2019, 02:04:48 pm »
Unfettered III, a collection of small stories.

Reading various work-related material but it's hard to get enough time and really feel inspired by it. :)
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