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Which book are you reading currently? #7

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

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  1. Merlanni

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    Lisa Smedman has completed the third chapter of Lady penitent series.
     
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    I was somewhat disappointed by the last two books. I'm hoping that "The Hounds" will pickup the pace a bit, and that Erikson gets some balance back in the books again. It's tiresome to have these Mega Super characters who can destroy the univerese, but have trouble finding their way and walking a few miles in open country. Erikson needs to get a grip on his characters.
     
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    Well, about that. I am reading the last chapters now and it is good. It is really good and now in the middle of the end of the book he has killed off two super-mega characters. I must say that I at best find myself questioning to the use of Kruppe as narrator in large bits of the books. I honestly do not know what I think but Erikson is definately getting more poetic and I would say Toll is more like the two previous books than the earlier ones.

    Hmm as you can see by my comment here Erikson as usual leaves me as a reader quite confused and off balance. His work is always so hard to grasp.
     
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    "Voice of the Gods" by Trudi Canavan (rereading it really)
     
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    "Half-Marathon" by Jon Ackland. It's a pretty sensible training guide.
     
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    Philip Pullman's Once upon a time in the North, a prequel novella to His dark materials. Pretty entertaining.
     
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    Wait...he made a prequel :hmm:
     
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    Of sorts. Nothing to do with Lyra or Dust. It's like a side adventure of Lee Scoresby and tells how he first met Iorek. I always liked Lee and wished to see a bit more of him in the trilogy so I was happy that Pullman decided to go back and revisit the character.
     
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    Murder suicide......by Keith Ablow
     
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    John Ringo's Legacy of the Aldenata series again.t's been a year or so & i enjoy them.
     
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    "Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell" by Susanna Clarke
     
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    The last book in the Vattas war sequance by Elizabeth Moon. It's really good. I was a bit worried because the last book of the Serrano sequance was really hurried and a bit of a let down but this one is fab
     
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    I want to read that but I never get around to it.

    Currently reading "Darkling" by Yasmine Galenorn
     
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    W00t!! I did it! I finished Atlas Shrugged!
     
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    Survival of the Fittest by Mike Stroud

    Despite what it may sound like, it is basically about people pushing their bodies as far as they can go (largely based on the author's experiences) and the science behind these feats..
     
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    Fantastic book. Well worth picking up.

    I'm currently reading "No country for old men" by Cormac McCarthy. That man can write.
     
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    Finally got around to actually reading the Analects of Confucius. Weird stuff some of it...
     
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    Just finished the first book of Neil Gaiman's Sandman series. I bought it 4 hours ago, opened it and couldn't put it down until I finished the story.

    Wow, just wow.
     
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    Dresden files series, by Jim Butcher.

    I managed to get all ten books that have been released so far and so far I like what I'm reading. :)
     
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    Larry Niven's "Rainbow Mars".

    I also recently re-read Stevenson's "Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde" for the umpteenth time.
     
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