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Which book are you reading currently? #6

Discussion in 'Booktalk' started by dmc, Jan 2, 2007.

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  1. JSBB Gems: 31/31
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    I was a little bored Friday night so I read Field of Dishonor. I didn't bring any more Honor Harrington books so it looks like I am going to tackle Ring of Fire by Eric Flint next.
     
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    I'm reading Greg Keyes The Briar King
     
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    Just picked up a compilation of two books called "What if?" and What If? 2" The book is a compilation of essays by various historians examining the what if's of history. I'm currently reading an interesting essay about what might have transpired if Alexander the Great had died ten years earlier than he actaully did. It's quite a fascinating study of alternative history.

    Some other essays that look interesting to me are: What if the Germans had repulsed the Allies on D-day and what if King Harold had defeated William of Normandy at Hastings. Pretty cool stuff.
     
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    Chandos the Red This Wheel's on Fire

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    I thought it was a pretty good book. I'd be intersted to know what you think of it, DS.
     
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    i just finished stephen king's dark tower 7.the ending was so bad i wanted to stick the whole series in a deep hole,set it on fire,then bury it.then i started straken by terry brooks.the last book in the high druid of shannara trilogy.i have the whole shannara series
     
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    @Chandos So far it's interesting, waiting for explanations etc, I've found the annoying character (the kid priest) I already want him to be seriously maimed or killed, maybe he'll redeem himself. About a quarter of the way through and enjoying it, that much I've already ordered the second book.
     
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    revmaf Older, not wiser, but a lot more fun

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    Dinsdale, I have What If? but never started it. Maybe I will now.
     
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    revmaf, it's pretty good so far. Have you started "With The Old Breed" yet? If so what do you think of it?
     
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    Hang in there with him, DS. IMO, he turns out to be one of the best characters in the KoT&B series. But my feeling about him was pretty much the same as yours during the first part of the BK.
     
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    Stand on Zanzibar by John Brunner - heard good things about it.

    I also now have a huge amount of apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic books to feed my obsession - hoorah :)
     
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    Book of Lost Tales

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    Kings does warn you not to read on at the end. It was definitely advice worth heeding!
    I've just finished the latest Shannara trilogy as well. It's definitely an improvement on the original series, but I wouldn't have bothered buying them except I had to get something cheap from the book club for my membership commitments.
     
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    The Day Watch- Sergei Lukyanenko. Awesome book.
     
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    Dinsdale, I'm just getting into it but already have learned a lot - his description of the conditions they endured before they ever hit the beach in battle was very sobering, and I finally understood where the weapons instructor I had in my long-ago police days learned his technique - he was a retired Marine.

    It's clearer and clearer why my father never talked about his work at an aid station which was overrun at one point, except to observe that when a doctor or pharmacist's mate passed out they just kicked him to the side of the tent to get him out of the way while they worked on the wounded. He ended up on lifetime partial disability pension from the Navy for the stress-induced ulcer he developed on Peleliu.

    Thanks for steering me to the book.
     
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    @Dinsdale, The What If book is awesome!
     
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    Have moved onto Magician: Master and am nearly done. This is good stuff.
     
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    Dinsdale, finished the Peleliu section and am taking a break for something else. Vivid, heartbreaking. How self-contained my father was, all those years, never to speak of it. He became a pharmacist's mate because he didn't want to kill people - then he ended up on Peleliu and probably had to snatch up a rifle and shoot more than once.

    Time for something empty-headed for a while!
     
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    Just started George Orwell's Animal Farm and will continue with Nineteen Eighty-Four.

    @Dinsdale: Thanks for letting me know about the What If books - I hadn't heard about them before. They sound very interesting and have been added to my cart at Amazon! :)
     
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    @montresor

    that is one depressing reading list :/

    just finished Magician, I liked it. I'm about to start Latro in the Mist by Gene Wolfe, a single volume combining Solider of the Mist and Soldier of Arete.
     
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    Enagonios, Magician is good. Feist's books are mostly downhill from there, though. But the Daughter/Servant/Mistress of the Empire books are enjoyable.

    Reading Czerneda: "Ties of power" right now. It is doing a fair job, but "A thousand words for stranger" is a hard act to follow.
     
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