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Which book are you reading currently? #6

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

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    I'm about to start "Going Postal" by Terry Pratchett. I've never read any of his books before and I'm looking forward to reading this one.
     
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    I just finished "Going Postal" and quite enjoyed it.
     
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    I just finished Robot Blues - it wasn't as fun as I remembered it being. Knights of the Black Earth is definitely a much better book.

    On the train ride home I am going to start on Storm Front by Jim Butcher. I read this book just over a year ago but I want to refresh my memory in order to properly evaluate how the Dresden Files t.v. show compares to the books.
     
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    The Pale Horseman by Bernard Cornwell, the sequel to The Last Kingdom. The story is set against the backgound of the Viking invasions of England during the latter half of the 9th century. The main character is an young Anglo-Saxon nobleman, who was raised by pagan vikings, and is largely torn by divided loyalties. Anyone who likes good historical fiction might want to check out this series of books.
     
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    Chandos, I just bought that book. I've never read any of his books before so I'm glad to hear that they're good. Anglo-Saxon England is my favorite historical period. Should I read The Last Kingdom before I read this or can it stand alone?
     
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    Dinsdale, you should read 'The Last Kingdom' before this one. Though it's not absolutely necessary it will make understanding much easier.
     
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    Thanks, Latro.
     
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    @Latro

    any idea when soldier of sidon is coming out?? :confused: the ending of soldier of arete stumped me :|

    have just started Midnight Tides by Erikson.
     
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    Enagonios - Soldier of Sidon is out for about half a year now ;)

    I have read it then. It's very good and enjoyable.
    But don't exspect to get closer to any solution. Just more gods and more puzzles.

    [ March 07, 2007, 18:21: Message edited by: Latro ]
     
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    I finished Storm Front on the train ride home and continued on with the series to start on Fool Moon.

    Overall I would have to say that my assessment of the degree of difference between book and t.v. show would have to be extensive. A bunch of characters have the same name and occupation but that is about where the similarities end.
     
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    The Amber Spyglass By Philip Pullman.
     
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    Dinsdale - I think you should read The Last Kingdom first, but as already noted, it is not really necessary. You will also notice that at the end of the first book and beginning of the second, the two books really don't fit quite right together in tone, although the actual events do fit. This will make more sense once you read them.
     
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    Chain of Command - Hersh

    Ah, it's a beautiful, beautiful world.
     
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    The Princess Bride- William Goldman
     
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    @Latro

    really? :eek: damn third-world bookstores, we've got practically nothing by Gene Wolfe :mad: oh, damn, there's a 4th book? :eek:
     
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    Philosophical Rhetoric - the function of indirection in philosophical writing by Jeff Mason.
     
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    Glen Cook's - Chronicles of the Black Company (for about the 15th time :D )
     
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    That reminds me I should re-read about Croaker and Silent and the others as well. They are among my favourite books.
     
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    I finished Fool Moon and continued on with the series to start on Grave Peril during my lunch break. All in all I would have to say that I prefer the books over the t.v. show but I understand why most of the changes were made and I think what they have done on the show makes for a better t.v. show than a more faithful adaptation would have.
     
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    i loved the black company.i have 3 of the 4 books.they were great.although i haven't read them yet,i also have the first 2 books of garrett,p.i.it looks like a good series,too
     
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