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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?

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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