What have you just READ?

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Re: What have you just READ?

Postby MrsSekhmet on Tue Jul 26, 2011 3:20 pm

Stephen kings bag of bones.. Almost done reading it.
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Re: What have you just READ?

Postby Dog of War on Sat Aug 06, 2011 8:20 pm

Finished a Game of Thrones, really enjoyed it.
Gonna start reading a Clash of Kings next week.
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Re: What have you just READ?

Postby cowboyfromhell on Sat Aug 06, 2011 9:52 pm

I finished a Storm of Swords, easily the best of the series so far. :)
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Re: What have you just READ?

Postby Deez.Nuts on Sun Aug 07, 2011 3:16 pm

The Primal Blueprint, I have finally finished, but will read it again.

Today I should also finish Game of Thrones, about 100 pages to go! Then I'll start the next book in spain :D
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Re: What have you just READ?

Postby Bobbobthebob on Mon Aug 15, 2011 5:17 pm

A Dance with Dragons. It was okay; better than the preceding novel but I was hoping for more overall story progression. Instead a whole bunch of new plot threads are brought in with very little closure. Very "cliffhangery" and fun to read nonetheless.

Oh well, I’ll see what happens next in another half decade. :P
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Re: What have you just READ?

Postby Captain Planet on Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:04 pm

Bobbobthebob wrote:A Dance with Dragons. It was okay; better than the preceding novel but I was hoping for more overall story progression. Instead a whole bunch of new plot threads are brought in with very little closure. Very "cliffhangery" and fun to read nonetheless.

Oh well, I’ll see what happens next in another half decade. :P


I've just finished Clash of Kings and I had a distinct 'what was the point in that?' feeling after reading it. I felt there was no real story progression for the main Robb vs. Lannisters theme, and instead all I got was boring chapters about Catelyn praying and Tyrion 'cupping the sweet breasts' of his whorebitch. What you've written is what I hoped wouldn't be the case, is Martin just dragging out a storyline that could easily be finished with 3 books? Not sure I want to read the 3rd book... is it worth the effort?

In the meantime, I'm gonna read The Pacific, hoping the book is better than the HBO series it ran with.

EDIT: Also agree with what Master Yoda said in the other thread... George Martin is blatantly a massive virgin. :P


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Re: What have you just READ?

Postby Shyman on Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:45 pm

I just finished "Ender's Game." I plan on finishing "The Bean Trees."
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Re: What have you just READ?

Postby Bobbobthebob on Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:03 pm

A Storm of Swords is flippin' brilliant. You should definitely read it. **** goes down and there are POV chapters which will change your opinions of various characters quite dramatically.

A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons introduce some interesting new sub-plots and entirely new conspiracies and forces come in to play. The world GRRM's built gets more interesting and three-dimensional but at the expense of the plot stagnating a bit.
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Re: What have you just READ?

Postby Shyman on Tue Aug 16, 2011 4:38 am

Finished "The Bean Trees." Summer reading is finally over.
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Re: What have you just READ?

Postby G3!ST on Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:07 am

Bobbobthebob wrote:A Storm of Swords is flippin' brilliant. You should definitely read it. **** goes down and there are POV chapters which will change your opinions of various characters quite dramatically.

A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons introduce some interesting new sub-plots and entirely new conspiracies and forces come in to play. The world GRRM's built gets more interesting and three-dimensional but at the expense of the plot stagnating a bit.



agree to this. i still really enjoyed the last two
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Re: What have you just READ?

Postby cowboyfromhell on Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:17 am

As above, don't give up!

(Minus the bit about Dance with Dragons, aiming to get that beast read on my holiday next week. :) )
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Re: What have you just READ?

Postby Captain Planet on Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:04 am

Thanks for the response guys, you've convinced me to keep going! I'll try and pick up a cheap copy of Steel and Snow over the next week or so :mrgreen:


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Re: What have you just READ?

Postby Rico on Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:12 pm

I finished A Game of Thrones recently, and I'm about 500 pages into A Clash of Kings. I've got the next two (three) books in the series (bought a box set), and by the time I've read them I think the recent publication should be available in paperback. Really enjoying the series so far, although to me the Daenerys subplot stands too much apart from the rest of them (in that it doesn't really feel part of the same story). I dare say that will change as I get beyond book 2.
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Re: What have you just READ?

Postby Blaze on Wed Aug 17, 2011 2:38 am

Just finished reading Paradise Lost by Milton.
Now to get started on Middlemarch by Eliot :shock:
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Re: What have you just READ?

Postby Bobbobthebob on Thu Aug 18, 2011 7:11 am

^^I feel ya! I've just started The Count of Monte Cristo - a mere 875 pages of smalltype :shock:
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Re: What have you just READ?

Postby 0b0y! on Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:50 am

Just finished The Hobbit..about time since i'm a huge fan of the lotr movies. Now I just need to find time to continue reading (means less tf2) :lol:
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Re: What have you just READ?

Postby Dog of War on Sat Aug 27, 2011 4:16 pm

Clash of Kings and A Storm of Swords part 1: Steel and Snow
Gonna start the second part next week.

Also, I hope Catelyn Stark dies soon.
Her chapters are getting more and more tedious to read.
Thankfully there were only few in Steel and Snow but like half way in Clash of Kings, every other chapter was "Catelyn".
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Re: What have you just READ?

Postby Dog of War on Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:03 pm

Finished the Storm of Swords.


I was so glad when Catelyn died, but Robb also died which was a bit of "why?" moment.
Robb had like only few of his own chapters in the later books, mostly he was referred in the Catelyn chapters with lines like
"oh he had a great victory there" "He is now there, doing this and that" aaaaaand then he died.
Then Joffrey died and I was happy again.
Then Catelyn was brought back to life.
Why?



Next: A Feast For Crows!
Wondering if there will be any characters left in the next book since George R.R Martin sure is not afraid to kill them off,
which is a good thing though.
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Re: What have you just READ?

Postby cowboyfromhell on Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:16 pm

I finished a Dance with Dragons a couple of days ago.

Great book, just a shame that there's such a long time to wait for the next one. :(
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Re: What have you just READ?

Postby Arbor plena simia on Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:57 pm

Flatland.
Good laymans explaination of dimensions and interesting take on what a 2D world would be like.
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