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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby donny1975 » Sun Feb 08, 2015 5:47 pm

Blast Cannon wrote:I'm looking for any recommendations people might have for fantasy authors. I'm a fan of Terry Brooks, David Eddings, Terry Pratchett et al.



The only thing I have read to date by Terry Pratchett was Good Omens which was co-written with Neil Gaiman (of whom I am a huge fan). Good Omens had a very Hitch Hiker's Guide to the galaxy feel in the way it reads (at least to me...).

If you haven't read any of his (Neil Gaiman) stuff, I would recommend Neverwhere, Stardust, and most recently I read the Ocean at the of the Lane, which was really good.
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby 8 bit » Mon Feb 09, 2015 6:05 pm

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Just finished Robert Jordan's Eye of the World. I also got most of the TPB graphic novel series for Christmas; the sixth and final one came out last week. So I'm going to start on those pretty soon, but right now I'm reading The Fall of Rome: And the End of Civilization by Bryan Ward-Perkins.
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Goldbug2 » Sun Feb 15, 2015 10:39 am

I just finished reading The Hobbit. Great ending to the book. Smaug the dragon was finally defeated. But there are so many differences in the book and the live action movie that it's too horrible to recount. There were so many more dwarves on the journey than just eight. And Gollum was blind in the book.

I've started reading the first book of lord of the rings, The Fellowship of the Ring. Just a half a century after The Hobbit's events, it's a great middle part of the third age of middle earth.
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Zeek99g » Fri May 29, 2015 5:01 pm

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At the beginning of the month I read The Probability Broach by L. Neil Smith. It is a very timeless book as it brings up some really good points on Government. I highly recommend you all to read it.
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby donny1975 » Fri May 29, 2015 8:43 pm

It's funny I was thinking of posting in here today and then I get a notice that someone has posted....maybe it's a sign.

The Probability Broach eh? The plot sounds interesting enough I may give it a go after the book I am about to read... The Globe by Terry Pratchett.

I just finished The Hydrogen Sonata by Ian M. Banks which I can not completely pass judgmet on as it is part of a series and I will need to get the beginning of the series for back story and such. It was an interesting read as sci fi novels go....but I'll see if the other Culture series books are interesting and fill in any gaps for me.
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Va'al » Sat May 30, 2015 2:03 am

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More Pratchett is always good Pratchett. :(

I'm re-reading Harris' series, currently on Hannibal - just in time for the third season of the Fuller TV adaptation. :D
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Rodimus Prime » Sat May 30, 2015 6:06 am

Va'al wrote:I'm re-reading Harris' series, currently on Hannibal
1 of my favorite series! The book ended so much better than the movie. I still like the movie, though.

Me, I'm reading Life Expectancy by Dean Koontz. He writes some weird stuff. I like weird stuff.
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Ironhidensh » Sat May 30, 2015 10:09 am

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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby RhA » Sat May 30, 2015 10:59 am

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Ironhidensh wrote:Last night I read "Goodnight Moon, Goodnight Spoon". 10 times in a freaking row, on request.

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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Va'al » Sat May 30, 2015 2:22 pm

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Ironhidensh wrote:Last night I read "Goodnight Moon, Goodnight Spoon". 10 times in a freaking row, on request.

:lol:


A great book.
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Noideaforaname » Sat Jul 11, 2015 9:54 pm

Finally got to read War of the Worlds after being unable to find it in my library for months. Now I'm working on Nineteen Eighty-Four, which is... kinda spooky.
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Ironhidensh » Sat Jul 11, 2015 9:59 pm

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Noideaforaname wrote:Finally got to read War of the Worlds after being unable to find it in my library for months. Now I'm working on Nineteen Eighty-Four, which is... kinda spooky.

I haven't read either one since I was in grade school. Hell, it's probably been damn near 30 years. I should read them again.
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby RhA » Sun Jul 12, 2015 1:17 am

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Noideaforaname wrote:Finally got to read War of the Worlds after being unable to find it in my library for months. Now I'm working on Nineteen Eighty-Four, which is... kinda spooky.

I haven't read either one since I was in grade school. Hell, it's probably been damn near 30 years. I should read them again.

1984 is a great read.

I'm reading 'The Abominable' by Dan Simmons and 'Soul Music' by Terry Pratchett.
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Va'al » Sun Jul 12, 2015 4:07 am

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Ironhidensh wrote:
Noideaforaname wrote:Finally got to read War of the Worlds after being unable to find it in my library for months. Now I'm working on Nineteen Eighty-Four, which is... kinda spooky.

I haven't read either one since I was in grade school. Hell, it's probably been damn near 30 years. I should read them again.

1984 is a great read.

I'm reading 'The Abominable' by Dan Simmons and 'Soul Music' by Terry Pratchett.


GOOD choices. Simmons's Hyperion Cantos are my favouritest sci-fi book pretty much ever.

I'm catching up on my poetry, bought two books yesterday (Kate Clanchy and Kate Tempest), though on my ongoing reading pile is Andrea Tarabbia, La Calligrafia Come Arte Della Guerra and Rachel Cusk Outline.
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby OptimalOptimus2 » Sun Jul 12, 2015 5:26 am

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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby RhA » Sun Jul 12, 2015 9:08 am

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RhA wrote:
Ironhidensh wrote:
Noideaforaname wrote:Finally got to read War of the Worlds after being unable to find it in my library for months. Now I'm working on Nineteen Eighty-Four, which is... kinda spooky.

I haven't read either one since I was in grade school. Hell, it's probably been damn near 30 years. I should read them again.

1984 is a great read.

I'm reading 'The Abominable' by Dan Simmons and 'Soul Music' by Terry Pratchett.


GOOD choices. Simmons's Hyperion Cantos are my favouritest sci-fi book pretty much ever.

I'm catching up on my poetry, bought two books yesterday (Kate Clanchy and Kate Tempest), though on my ongoing reading pile is Andrea Tarabbia, La Calligrafia Come Arte Della Guerra and Rachel Cusk Outline.

Have you read 'Illium' and 'Olympus' by Simmons? I'm still not sure if Hyperion is better. Both stories blew my mind.
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby RAR » Wed Jul 22, 2015 1:40 pm

Just finishing Robin Hobb's the Fool's Assassin.
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Fires_Of_Inferno » Wed Jul 22, 2015 4:41 pm

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About 1/4th of the way through Star Colony by Keith Laumer. It's interesting so far, can kinda see some 1960-1970's sci-fi influence in the writing, which makes sense since it was written in 1981 when the author was 55 or 56.
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Va'al » Wed Jul 22, 2015 6:07 pm

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RhA wrote:Have you read 'Illium' and 'Olympus' by Simmons? I'm still not sure if Hyperion is better. Both stories blew my mind.


I haven't yet, but they're on my list of 'friend has mentioned that I need to borrow them off her'. :D

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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Noideaforaname » Wed Jul 22, 2015 9:16 pm

Finished 1984. I take it most people probably find "always watching you" the scariest part, but what struck me most was 'Newspeak' cutting down language so people can't even think independently.

Also read Animal Farm, which felt kinda like a condensed version of 1984.


Gonna start on H.G. Wells' The Invisible Man next.... eventually.
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Va'al » Sat Aug 08, 2015 11:45 am

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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Cmdr. Trailblazer » Sat Aug 08, 2015 9:32 pm

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Been reading political/spy/action/adventure thrillers, most notably Tom Clancy and Clive Cussler. Currently working on the former's The Hunt For Red October and Against All Enemies, and the latter's Atlantis Found.

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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby RhA » Mon Aug 10, 2015 4:22 am

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Va'al wrote:Cosmos is helping me pick the next one.

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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Va'al » Mon Aug 10, 2015 4:32 am

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Va'al wrote:Cosmos is helping me pick the next one.

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The first time I read Hogfather, it nearly killed me.


Yeah, that one would be a re-read, as I bought this fancy version of the book for my shelf.
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