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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby J D Dunsany » Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:36 am

It's good. Talk to us when you're done, Chun. I'll be very interested to hear what you think.

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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby Squiggle » Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:31 am

I'm reading Blood Reaver which is the follow up. Good so far!

Chun - wait until you get to the bit with the titan! :D
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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby flick » Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:05 pm

Joe Acrombie - The Heroes. 8-)

He'd do a great guardsman novel. BL, throw money at him!
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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby Pipitán » Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:14 pm

Carandini wrote:
cjphillips wrote:T H White - The Once and Future King. Which has now made me want to watch The Sword in the Stone, dammit.


You must have a cast-iron stomach. I didn't think there was a soul alive who would read that on their own without a teacher blackmailing them into it :D


To be perfectly honest, I don't see what the problem is with it. I read it when I was ten or so, and although yes, the pace is slow, I remember thoroughly enjoying it.

Currently reading The Colour of Magic. For some reason, despite having read almost all the other Discworlds, I'd missed the first until now. It's very interesting seeing how his style has changed and improved since The Colour of Magic; his sheer imagination and humour is there in all its glory, but the plot and characters are very rough and shaky compared to later works.
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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby Squiggle » Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:35 pm

flick wrote:Joe Acrombie - The Heroes. 8-)

He'd do a great guardsman novel. BL, throw money at him!


I've got this coming through the post in my direction right now. Looking forward to it - his previous books have all been amongst my favourites!
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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby Fiorfin » Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:49 am

Currently reading A Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson, boy is this a monster over 1000 pages!
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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby Cerberus » Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:42 pm

Currently flying through Andy Hoare's Savage Scars. Thoroughly enjoying it so far.

Going to have to read Star of Damocles and Rogue Star when I'm done.
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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby David Earle » Thu Mar 17, 2011 12:13 am

I'm reading Blood Gorgons by Henry Zou. I asked on the last forum if this book was tied into Flesh and Iron at all. The answer is: Just barely, with at least one shared character, but there's no need to read Flesh and Iron to understand and enjoy Blood Gorgons.
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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby Carandini » Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:41 am

Reading The Case of Congressman Coyd by Walter B. Gibson, this time taking The Shadow out of his New York haunts and setting the action in Washington. I'm already indebted to this novel for introducing me to an old bit of slang used as a synonym for the US Congress: the Monkeyhouse.
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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby The Hillock » Thu Mar 17, 2011 2:35 pm

Finished the third Gaunt omnibus, now re-reading Titanicus
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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby Ghost Hunter » Fri Mar 18, 2011 4:04 pm

Reading a book called Purging of kallidus. Its about the dark angels fighting lots of Orks. So far its a 5?5 rating.
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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby Captain Demeter » Fri Mar 18, 2011 6:06 pm

Finished the purging of kadillus this afternoon. Good book.

Now off to some restaurant for a dinner, and then finishing bloodline and listening to legion of one.
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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby Xisor » Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:38 pm

Finished Victories and am settling into Fall of Damnos. So far, so good. Rather similar at the moment to Dead Men Walking, but already getting an excellent feel for the second company. Been a long while since I read Black Reach, but it's all flooding back to me now!
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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby Rhamah » Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:43 pm

Mossy Toes wrote:
Fiorfin wrote:Speaking of long waits, I've just been on George RR Martin's "Not a Blog" and .... wait for it.... A Dance with Dragons now has an official publication date of 12 July 2011. I can't be bothered to work out how many years that is since A Feast for Crows - hope it's worth it!
I'm purposefully keeping my expectations low for that. I am interested, though, seeing as Daenerys is pretty much the sole hope for redemption in the whole series, and the book's supposed to be focusing on her...


I have been waiting for that book ever since I devoured the first four in a month, several years ago.

It became the literary equivalent of Duke Nukem for me. My hopes remain low, despite this date. I'm just set in my ways ><

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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby GorkaMorka99 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:50 pm

Is reading the Purging of Kadillus. It's awesome! :-)
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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby Insomniac » Sat Mar 19, 2011 1:57 am

Holy Terror: Armageddon In Tokyo by D.W. Brackett.
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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby Chun the Unavoidable » Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:55 am

That's almost prophetic.
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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby Pyroriffic » Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:56 am

Thicker Than Water by Mike Carey. Another one of the Felix Castor books. I love 'em, and I really, really needed to read something that wasn't W40k.
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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby Insomniac » Sat Mar 19, 2011 3:36 pm

Chun the Unavoidable wrote:That's almost prophetic.


Almost, yes. It deals with Shoko Asahara and the Tokyo sarin gas attacks in '95 instead of a gnarly tsunami. Very interesting - twisted - cult material.
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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby Diatribe » Sat Mar 19, 2011 11:11 pm

Currently reading: Courage & Honour by Graham McNeill. (almost done with the series!)
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