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Re: Whatcha reading?

Post by The Boss » Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:17 pm

Fair enough. I apologise for sounding like a dick with my posts.

Whatever floats your boat, right.
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Re: Whatcha reading?

Post by hellboy » Thu Jul 03, 2014 2:19 am

Finished both The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man's Fear at M0G's recommendation. Both excellent books and worthy recommendations for anyone who enjoy fantasy novels.

Currently reading Aztec by Gary Jennings, which is a historical fiction novel: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aztec_(novel)

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Re: Whatcha reading?

Post by The Boss » Thu Jul 03, 2014 6:09 am

"MAGICIAN", by Feist.

It's really fucking great, as I've mentioned. It's something of a classic, if I understand correctly.

It feels like it hearkens back to that time where a decent fantasy story could be told without overly "purple prose" and pretensions of seriousness. It's just a fun story, well written, with decent characters.

So far, I don't think it's the classic everyone has made it out to be; but then again, I'm only up to the part where
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. And leading up to that part was easily the darkest act of the book so far.

I have a feeling that the rest of the book is going to be incredibly serious and "real", but it's hard for me to say after reading Martin's rubbish. Dude nearly ruined fantasy for me.
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Re: Whatcha reading?

Post by hellboy » Thu Jul 03, 2014 6:15 am

It's been a long time since I've read Magician (possibly over 20 years). I remember it being a good book, but I think I lost interest in Feist's work after the first three novels. I will probably re-visit this again one day.

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Re: Whatcha reading?

Post by liz » Thu Jul 03, 2014 6:24 am

I would have to look it up to work out where I stopped but I have read at least a dozen of them (Rift War Cycle books). So I guess I must have enjoyed them.

They are easy to digest, escapist, fantasy story telling which is often enough from a read.
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Re: Whatcha reading?

Post by The Boss » Thu Jul 03, 2014 6:28 am

hellboy wrote:It's been a long time since I've read Magician (possibly over 20 years). I remember it being a good book, but I think I lost interest in Feist's work after the first three novels. I will probably re-visit this again one day.
"MAGICIAN" is the first in a trilogy, am I correct?

If so, I'm thoroughly going to enjoy this. :)
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Re: Whatcha reading?

Post by hellboy » Thu Jul 03, 2014 6:29 am

The Boss wrote:
"MAGICIAN" is the first in a trilogy, am I correct?
From memory that is correct.

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Re: Whatcha reading?

Post by ms2r » Thu Jul 03, 2014 6:32 am

Re-reading A Feast for Crows.

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Re: Whatcha reading?

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Re: Whatcha reading?

Post by Whowatchesthewampas » Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:11 am

Not sure if manga counts, but I'm currently reading Vagabond which is drawn and written Takahiko Inoue and based on the novel Musashi by Eiji Yoshikawa. It's beautifully drawn and pretty great.
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Re: Whatcha reading?

Post by earthrocker » Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:51 am

No manga 100% doesn't count.
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Re: Whatcha reading?

Post by ms2r » Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:53 am

Lol

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Re: Whatcha reading?

Post by hellboy » Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:05 pm

Out of the habit of reading, and attempting to get back into it. Current book:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/377 ... led-empire

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Re: Whatcha reading?

Post by liz » Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:43 pm

My reading has slowed as well and I usually have a couple on the go. I'm enjoying this one:
https://www.amazon.com/Insider-scandals ... B085XW4XZL
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Re: Whatcha reading?

Post by tys0n » Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:27 pm

Good book for if you run out of dunny paper
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Re: Whatcha reading?

Post by basejumper » Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:32 am

Great book.
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Re: Whatcha reading?

Post by basejumper » Sun Dec 20, 2020 10:47 pm

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I went through this years ago but am looking at it again after buying a few copies for my family.

The Creature from Jekyll Island

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Re: Whatcha reading?

Post by earthrocker » Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:26 am

hellboy wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:05 pm
Out of the habit of reading, and attempting to get back into it. Current book:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/377 ... led-empire
Have you finished? Worth a read...
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Re: Whatcha reading?

Post by hellboy » Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:51 pm

Never got to the end of it! Didn't grip me enough.

Onto this one now:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/333 ... erican-war

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Re: Whatcha reading?

Post by bob » Mon Mar 22, 2021 3:26 am

I barely read books anymore cause i spend too much time on here but at the moment i managed to get into Mick Karns self published book ''Japan & Self Existence'' If you ever liked Mick Karns solo albums or Japan which hes more known for, its worth checking out.

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Re: Whatcha reading?

Post by tys0n » Mon Mar 22, 2021 4:00 am

ok bob or should I say, Mick Karns
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Re: Whatcha reading?

Post by bob » Mon Mar 22, 2021 7:07 am

tys0n wrote:
Mon Mar 22, 2021 4:00 am
ok bob or should I say, Mick Karns
what are you trying to say ? do you think i meant ''too much time on here'' as in fourth eye ? i meant the internet in general brah! sorry for the confusion or your just being a deek! ha

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Re: Whatcha reading?

Post by Busty McCracken » Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:19 am

Anyone here read becoming supernatural? Is essentially about what Bill hicks is quoted saying at start of 3rd eye sans the acid. Interesting as fuck read.
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Re: Whatcha reading?

Post by hellboy » Wed Mar 24, 2021 4:01 pm

Is that like True Blood?

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Re: Whatcha reading?

Post by Busty McCracken » Wed Mar 24, 2021 6:10 pm

Sure. Why not.
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