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Which book are you reading currently? #2

Discussion in 'Booktalk' started by Taluntain, Oct 6, 2004.

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  1. Enagonios Gems: 31/31
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    sorry, don't get what you mean by this. I thought that it was:

    1) Game of Thrones
    2) Clash of Kings
    3) Storm of Swords
    4) Feast for Crows
     
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    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    I just finished "The Rite", the second book in The Year of Rogue Dragons series by WOTC and it was terrible. The first one wasn't bad (although the writing was juvenile) but this one is just plain crap. What is it with WOTC books; are they writing for kids or are the writers they pick that bad? Even when I was a teenager I could still determine whether a book was juvenile or not. Don't WOTC realize that most of the kids reading these books are above intelligence and they should not write for someone with the brain of an eleven year old? Anyway just my two cents.
     
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    The Kilted Crusader The Famous Last words "Hey guys, watch THIS!" Veteran

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    Started on Interview With The Vampire. Pretty good, the Louis character is a very interesting character.
     
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    Well I finished Swords' Masters last week (it got better, not enough for me to recommend it to anyone though).

    Over the weekend I read an absolute piece of trash Faerie novel by Laurell Hamilton. I was suffering a little from the not knowing what happened in the previous book syndrome (it was the third book in a series) but I am certainly in no rush to pick up the first two. One of my female coworkers at my old job was a huge fan of Hamilton's and while I enjoyed some of her earlier books I thought that she had gotten far worse over time. Well, that trend appears to be continuing big time as this turkey was complete tripe.

    I started The Highwayman by Salvatore this morning. Pretty standard Salvatore fluff so far.
     
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    White Wolf by David Gemmel. Now that my appetite for fantasy books has been rekindled I'll go mad because I can barely find any fantasy books.
     
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    I'm about 30 pages away from finishing Catch-22 by Joseph Heller. It's been hilariously depressing, or is it depressingly hilarious? I'm not sure...
     
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    Harbourboy Take thy form from off my door! Veteran

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    Memories of Ice by Stephen Erikson. On recommendation from Joacquin. Hard going but pretty good, even if I don't understand half of it......
     
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    It is not rewarding if it is easy.
     
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    The Chaos Curse, Book 5 of the Cleric Quintet by Salvatore.
     
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    Cadfael: The Raven in the Foregate, by Ellis Peters.

    Not sure about it yet, but I'm actually *hearing* Derek Jacobi and Sean Pertwee in my head! Groovy!
     
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    Pyramids!: Pratchett

    Another Discworld :)
     
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    Science of Discworld II, quite interesting. It is a Pratchett story intertwined with some serious physics and philosophy explained in layman terms.

    The questions is whether Pratchett has really written the Discworld story part in the Science of discworld or if he just put his name on the book. If it was Terry who wrote half of the book I would have thought more people would have read both Science I and II than what it seems like.
     
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    Morgoroth Just because I happen to have tentacles, it doesn'

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    Anthony Beevor's Stalingrad. Quite good book with an interesting description of the earlier stages of Operation Barbarossa and its failiure.
     
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    I finished the Highwayman - my initial impression was dead on - it was typical Salvatore fluff.

    I am starting In Enemy Hands by David Weber.
     
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    Chandos the Red This Wheel's on Fire

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    The Winter Soldiers - Detailed account of the early stages of the Revolution and Washington's battles for Trenton and Princeton. Good book.
     
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    Harbourboy Take thy form from off my door! Veteran

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    Chandos! Your new year's resolution should be to read and think about something other than early American revolutionary politics.
     
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    Chandos the Red This Wheel's on Fire

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    Was that this year! :doh: I thought that was next year. ;)

    But I'm almost done with the Winter Soldiers, which is really not about the politics of the Revolution, but the war effort and early military history. Next: James Madison and the Creation of the American Republic - that one is politics.
     
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    Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen...............and no, I'm not being forced to read it :p .
     
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    Just finished I,Jedi and started The Agony and the Ecsctasy(about Michelangelo Buonarotti).
     
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