What have you just READ?

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Re: What have you just READ?

Postby SaintStrongbow on Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:51 am

Already devoured Steelheart, good book! 8/10. Ending is a little bit lame in places but obviously laying foundation for beginningof next book in series.

Anybody read the Way of the Kings? I hear it is a bit convoluted but I have enjoyed the rest of Brandon Sanderson's work so am gonna give it a go!
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Re: What have you just READ?

Postby SaintStrongbow on Sun Oct 13, 2013 5:51 pm

Seems I'm the only one reading at the mo!

Didn't start Way of Kings but instead returned to the book of 2 novellas and read Emperor's Soul. Very good story, again with a whole lot of potential for more!

Anyone else here a fan of Brandon Sanderson?
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Re: What have you just READ?

Postby re# Skilgannon on Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:13 pm

lol I read loads!
Am currently re-visiting the following

Magician Raymond E Feist - work break reading
Girl who kicked the hornets nest - bath reading
Dragon Prince Melanie Rawn - bed time reading

actually that's only 3 on the go atm which is unusual for me. its usually more!
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Re: What have you just READ?

Postby Dauntless on Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:50 pm

re# Skilgannon wrote:lol I read loads!
Am currently re-visiting the following

Magician Raymond E Feist - work break reading
Girl who kicked the hornets nest - bath reading
Dragon Prince Melanie Rawn - bed time reading

actually that's only 3 on the go atm which is unusual for me. its usually more!


Just re-visited the whole Magician saga as the only one I hadn't read was the final book and it was something I used to try out my free/new E-Reader, Just starting the last book 2nite :D
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Re: What have you just READ?

Postby CiRuS on Wed Oct 16, 2013 6:53 am

currently reading the 'Left Hand Of God' series by Paul Hoffman http://www.goodreads.com/series/54711-t ... and-of-god very good reading.

currently waiting on the following series to be continued

Will Hill - Department 19 series
Terry Pratchett - Discworld
Peter Clines - Ex Heros series
Black Marketeer Of World War III
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Re: What have you just READ?

Postby ListerofSMEG-2 on Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:03 am

Dave Gorman vs The World

Excellent stuff :)
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Re: What have you just READ?

Postby Bobbobthebob on Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:05 am

SaintStrongbow wrote:Seems I'm the only one reading at the mo!

Pshaw, I read some: https://www.goodreads.com/user_challenges/622620

Incidentally, if any of you are on goodreads, feel free to friend me up :)

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The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo by Tom Reiss

Alexandre Dumas’ father General Thomas-Alexandre Dumas was basically an 18th century badass. There’s no other way I can put it. Starting out as the illegitimate mixed-race son of a French aristocrat in Saint-Domingue (Haiti); he was later sold into slavery but then brought back to France; legitimised; educated in the classics, philosophy, fencing & horse-riding; later enrolling in the French army as a private before working his way up to a general in record time. In fact, no black man in a western army rose to such a rank until Colin Powell did so in 1989. Reiss pieces together what information he can on the General from the son’s own memoirs (in itself pulled together from other people’s recollections as the general died when his son was 4 years old) and contemporary descriptions but most of all from the letters and sundry documents written and signed by the general. While some of what Dumas (the novelist) wrote was clearly embellishment, it’s apparent from the other contemporary sources that much of it wasn’t. It makes the later betrayals of the general and his sink into obscurity so much more painful.
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Re: What have you just READ?

Postby cowboyfromhell on Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:03 am

Over the past few months I've been making my way through Iain M Bank's novels - really intelligent sci-fi and highly recommended.

Also reading Don Quixote, fancied a classic and there's a few extremely funny moments. :D
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Re: What have you just READ?

Postby Dog of War on Fri Oct 18, 2013 4:17 pm

Finished John Dies at the End few weeks ago, highly enjoyed it. Might have to check out the film.
Next on the list: Apathy and Other Small Victories and then perhaps Slaughterhouse-Five.
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Re: What have you just READ?

Postby 13th Nightmare on Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:48 pm

I'm working my way through all the Sherlock Holmes stories. Going to be reading it for a quite a while it seems
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Re: What have you just READ?

Postby Silkie on Wed May 07, 2014 7:47 am

The World According to Bob: The Further Adventures of One Man and His Street-wise Cat by James Bowen. An inspiring book that continues the story of how finding a stray cat and it becoming part of his life made such a huge difference to one man.
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Re: What have you just READ?

Postby Falcon X resurrected on Sat Jun 14, 2014 1:59 pm

Ian Douglas Star Carrier at book 4 now, decent military sci-fi, I like most of his ideas on how society will likely evolve, but for his emphasis on nations, which I doubt will still be around by then.

Alastair Reynolds Chasm City, love the guy. Universe he creates is just on the edge of comfort zone which still allows you to sympathize with the characters. He does have George RR Martin (Game of Thrones) syndrome to create a world a bit too big for a story arc to finish in one book so his endings can be a bit rushed and filled with clichés. Never the less his books will make you think the way say Odyssey 2001/2010 or Matrix has probably made you think the first time you have seen it, again well worth the read.


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Re: What have you just READ?

Postby re# Skilgannon on Sat Jun 14, 2014 4:12 pm

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Re: What have you just READ?

Postby SaintStrongbow on Mon Jun 16, 2014 1:32 pm

Finally finished book 10 of the Wheel of Time series. Have read them all, except for the 14th, before and really starting to struggle now. I will finish this series if it is the last thing I do.
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Re: What have you just READ?

Postby Shuriken on Mon Jun 16, 2014 1:41 pm

lol Saint, I'm stuck on book 12 again at the moment.
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Re: What have you just READ?

Postby Enigma on Sun Jul 20, 2014 5:53 pm

Homicide: A Year On The Killing Streets by David Simon. Such a brilliant book.
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Re: What have you just READ?

Postby Blast on Tue Jul 22, 2014 7:39 pm

Currently reading Richard Dawkins The Selfish Gene.
Brilliant so far!
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Re: What have you just READ?

Postby Silkie on Sun Jul 27, 2014 1:23 pm

The 7th and final volume of Spike Milligans war memoirs Peace Work. Hard to believe I started reading them back in the 1970's when I stole my brothers copy of the first book but the later ones can be hard going at times and seem a bit weak. Having said that his descriptions of Italy really make me want to visit there and you can tell how much in love with the country he was at the time.

Onward to The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared and absolutely loving it so far.
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Re: What have you just READ?

Postby coldandtired on Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:11 pm

Not reading it personally but my partner is going through The Bronze Horseman and is giving it the highest possible praise.
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Re: What have you just READ?

Postby windowmaker on Sun Aug 10, 2014 8:55 pm

Steven King's 'The Stand', possibly the worst choice of read whilst full of cold and an Ebola outbreak is occuring


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