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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. joacqin

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    Absolution Gap - Alaistair Reynolds
    As of yet not as good as the previous ones but still a very good read.
     
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    Just Started Sign of the Unicorn in the Amber series.
     
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    I finished Dying of the Light - it did get somewhat better as it went along but I can't say that I liked it all that much. I wasn't overly impressed with the plot, it was very uneven in its pacing and most of the action portions seemed out of place as if they were included mostly to wake up readers who otherwise would be falling asleep. I think my main problem with the book would have to be that I was never emotionally invested in any of the characters - the story was too short and the characters were too one dimensional. That the main character was one of the least interesting ones in the book probably didn't help much either.

    I have started on The Wayfarer Redemption by Sara Douglass. I have barely started but somehow I already have the feeling that my recent streak of unsatisfactory books isn't going to be ending with this one.
     
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    Rereading The Last T'En trilogy once more. It has this generally pleasant atmosphere about it that makes it so likeable, despite some small shoddinesses.
     
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    That one is really bad JSBB, I read the first one and started the second one before throwing them away and it was a complete waste of time. Some of the worst garbage I have read.
     
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    Sun TzuĀ“s Art of War, in Portuguese.
     
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    I read during my lunch break and I am up to the 115 page mark and I have to say that so far we have nothing but cliches. That might be o.k. if the quality of writing were better, but it isn't. Just thinking about the prophecy is enough to make me wince.

    Sigh, my last four books I have read have been mediocre, absolutely terrible, poor, and now another terrible one. I can't remember the last time I picked such a lousy string of books.
     
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    *cough* really trashy category romance kind of things.... *cough*
     
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    Argh. The Wayfarer Redemption. I despised that book. JSBB, do yourself a favor and stop reading it, now. It doesn't get any better.


    I went back and read Lord Foul's Bane, by Donaldson. This time, I managed to finish it, and actually liked it. I do prefer the Gap series, though, because while Thomas Covenant is a very captivating character, all the characters in the Gap series were equally intriguing. The supporting cast in Foul's Bane just didn't do it for me.
     
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    Still wading slowly through 'Midnight Tides'
     
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    The same here. Only it's Deadhouse Gates. I've almost finished it, but it's still slow going. Gardens of the Moon was much better, IMO, but from the standpoint of having a swiftly moving plot. Deadhouse Gates moves slower, but the characters are a little more developed as a result. All things considered, Gardens was the better book. A little bit of that desert tribal, armageddon stuff, goes a long way for me.
     
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    I've been on ch.1 of House of Chains for two weeks, just haven't had time and I promised myself i have to reread the whole series before I can get Midninght Tides. :mad:
     
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    First to Die by James Patterson. It is utter drivel. What happened to this guy? The man who wrote "Kiss the Girls" is now writing from the perspective of a woman and is writing romance novels. Granted, the serial killer theme has reached overkill status, but this seems like an extreme change. Maybe he is trying to expand his horizons and is cross dressing as well. Count me out on the rest of his stuff.
     
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    The Torment of Others, by Val McDiarmad. I am absolutely in love with her books, just saddened that I skipped #3 in my impatience and inability to find it...
     
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    Naked Prey by John Sandford. Good as the rest of the Prey novels so far....

    Hey Arabwel, I am a Val McDermid fan too. Not long finishing the Distant Echo. Pretty good but not as good as the Tony Hill stuff. I give her credit for a female mystery writer, she gets as bloody and as nasty as the men.

    You like her stuff, check out John Sandford's Prey novels, Micheal Connelly and Denis Lehane as well. Connelly wrote Bloodworks with Clint Eastwood and Denis Lehane wrote Mystic River.
     
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    Just finished Laurell K. Hamilton's first Anita Blake book, "Guilty Pleasures," and it was surprisingly fun. I'm not sure if I want to say it was "good", though it was a lot better than I expected, but it was certainly entertaining.
     
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    Well I finished the Wayfarer Redemption - I would say that it improved somewhat in the second half although that only moved it up from the terrible to the poor range.

    Unfortunately, I never thought to take book two (Enchanter) out of my briefcase and swap it with something else so it was all I had to read this morning after I finished book one. Oh well, at least I get to extend my streak to five.

    Book two is actually showing hints of mediocity although it still falls pretty solidly in the poor range.
     
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    Oh, I would rate anything involving Tony Hill amongst my favorites - got to love a guy as twisted as he is and who's ont he side of the good guys :D
     
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    I picked up "Revenge of the Sith" yesterday and am speeding through my designated reading to get to it.
     
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    In the last two months i've read Da Vinci Code, Illuminatti, Animal Farm, Understanding Tsomsky (a book about both areas he has served so well, linguistics and politics), Foucalts Pendulum and some for my job. Now i think i will start reading the Kaballah.
     
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