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Which book are you reading currently? #7

Discussion in 'Booktalk' started by Enagonios, Sep 7, 2007.

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    I am around 300 pages into To Light a Candle - the second book in the Lackey/Mallory series. So far it has been horribly uneven. The sections featuring the main characters from the first book have been o.k. but the sections dealing with the politics in the city have been brutally dull.
     
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    Chandos the Red This Wheel's on Fire

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    I'm reading Sword Song by Bernard Cornwell. It's excellent, of course.
     
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    Forgotten Realm again. This time the Avatar series after completing my first 3 Eberron's. It is set during the time of troubles.
     
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    blood memory by greg iles
     
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    The Tao of Physics at present, just finished The Dancing Wu Li Masters...
     
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    Nearly finished A Feast For Crows. When is Dance of Dragons out!!!??
     
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    The Western Wizard,
    Mickey Zucker Reichert
     
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    Just finished "The first law" by Joe Abercrombie. Picked it up randomly in the library and damn was it excellent. Found myself a new contender. Warmly recommended.
     
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    I finished the Obsidian Trilogy this morning. Fortunately the dull patches I metioned in my last post pretty much stopped right at that point. Overall I would say that the series was decent. The ending was predictable and felt like there should have been a lot more conflict leading up to it. Actually there were several instances in the third book where you are more or less blinking and wondering why events are moving so quickly without proper build-up. Actually you really have to wonder about why the passing of time was kept so minimal in the series. The events of the series play out over a single year which really stretches plausibility. If the events of the series were said to have taken place over five to ten years it would be much more believable.

    I also read Many Bloody Returns - an anthology of vampire short stories. I picked it up because it includes a Dresden Files story by Jim Butcher. Sadly the Dresden story is pretty short and not particularly meaningful and most of the other authors stories were fairly dull. I was certainly not moved to look into any of their works.
     
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    The Day of Battle: The Battle for Sicily and Italy 1943-1944 - Rick Atkinson. This is an excellent study of a campaign that I haven't read a whole lot about. Very readable and quite fascinating.
     
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    Just finished House of Zeor by Jacqueline Lichtenberg. She's now definately one of those authors whose books I'll buy on sight. The concepts behind the stories of hers that I've read thus far have all made for extremely interesting plots and characters.
     
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    @Dinsdale The italy campaign is underestimated. I believe Rome was taken on june 5? And Monte Cassino is one of the classic batlles in modern Times

    Did you read the book written by the General of the 82th airborne? Forgot the title.
     
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    @Merlanni - You are correct about Rome being taken on June 5. General Clark had only one day to bask in the glory before it was snatched away from him by the Normandy invasion. The battle at Cassino was quite the bloodbath. The Allied commanders seem to have consistently underestimated Kesselring and the German resolve to hold the ground.

    I don't believe that I have read that book. I'll bet it's interesting.
     
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    I'm rereading Abhorsen by Garth Nix...again.
     
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    A recent job interview asked me what book I was currently reading. They figured in order to write well, you have to read. Luckily, I was reading Soul Music (Terry Pratchett) and another book at the time. So yeah, keep on reading folks :)
     
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    Winterlong by Elizabeth Hand. I recommend it - it's willing to go places which are, I believe, illegal to write about in several parts of the world (that's nice, happy, Western type places, not the crazy theocratic dictatorships - though I'm sure it's illegal there too). It doesn't do this for the 'omgzomg' factor - that's just how things work in this world.
     
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    @Aik

    what do you mean "illegal to write about"? :confused:
     
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    Into a Dark Realm - Raymond Feist. If you are considering this series, The Darkwar Saga - I have one word: Don't.
     
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    Enagonios:
    Pedophilia is a norm in this world. As I understand it, the UK at least has a law against depicting this sort of thing - though I'm not sure if it applies to books, the impression I got was that it would.
     
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    I read the previous series, Conclave of Shadows, and was very disappointed. I was hoping things would improve with Darkwar. I was thinking of getting Flight of the Nighthawks but I think I'll follow your advice and stay away from it.
     
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