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Which book are you reading right now?

Discussion in 'Booktalk' started by Apeman, Dec 4, 2002.

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    @Rallymama - No I have not read it yet. I took the first four Thieves World novels out from the public library well over a decade ago but my library did not have any of the later novels.

    I enjoyed them but I was still a student (and unemployed) at the time and I didn't have the money to buy books. I recently found a second hand copy of the first three books on e-bay and bought it. It looks like I will soon be hunting for the rest of the series as well.
     
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    God Emperor Of Dune (Frank Herbert)
    Count Zerro (Gibson)
    Dragonbone Chair/Throne(?) (Tad Williams)
     
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    The Silent Blade, definately not "rubbish", none of Salvatores writing should ever be considered even close to being anywhere near to being anything at all even remotely rubbish... I just couldnt help but babble on about that because his books are so good.
     
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    Agreed.

    I am having fyun cross-referencing Tolkien. I think I need professional help... :/
     
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    Life of Pi, by Yann Martel
     
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    @Kovalis: :evil: :good:

    "A Game of Thrones" by George R.R. Martin. I just begun reading it, so I cannot judge it.

    On my way to work, I'm reading a book about germany's political system. Just refreshing the basics...
     
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    The colour of magic, Terry pratchett.

    My first Discworld novel and I'm enjoying it so far, Death is hilarious :D
     
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    I finished Servant of the Shard, it was a good book, but I liked The Spine of the World more. There are some things I hate in Salvatore's books: first is that there are too many fights and every single strike is detailed. Second is using (A)D&D terms. It sounded so stupid when Entreri and Jarlaxle got into "random encounter". I want to read a book, not a game.

    Anyways, I'm still reading FR books, this time Cunningham's Tangled Webs.
     
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    @ Harkle -- You know it's kind of funny. I always admired how R.A. Salvatore could actually write the stroke by stroke battles. As a writer, I've found that I've never ever understood how to write battles like that. When I write fights my style is much more of a David Eddings approach. But it's pretty interesting because it was Tolkein's numerous battles that turned me off of the Lord of the Rings. I couldn't understand them at all and they just seemed too long and confusing. It was nice seeing the battles on tv because I could actually make sense of them. So I guess my question to you is, do you find that you really like Tolkein's battles since you don't like Salvatore's at all?
     
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    Hmm... I read 'Bartleby the Scribe' by Melville yesterday.
     
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    @ Silverwolf86
    Yes, I liked Tolkien's battles. Salvatore's problem is that his battles repeat themself too much. I've heard bad things about Edding's battles, but I haven't read his books yet. Maybe I should, and after that Salvatore's could look better.
     
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    Trying to read Wuthering Heights. If you have a gun, please shoot me and put me out of my misery.
     
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    Italian language manual.
     
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    A strange, dark voice somewhere in the depths of my mind tells me that this particular post will go on forever because people will always be reading books. I have already posted like 4 books. Right now I am reading the Spine of the World. I just finished the Silent Blade.
     
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    Good books, those. Salvatore is one of my favorite authors. I just finished reading my 25th book written by him. Now I've moved onto a book called "The Summoning". Also a FR book.
     
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    The Vampire: The Masquerade rulebook.
     
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    Taking a break from Wuthering Heights.

    Now diving into Waiting for Godot.
     
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    Frankenstein, and Macbeth, in order to finish my GCSE coursework. How I hate these tales!
     
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    Finished the colour of magic, now reading Dragons of autumn twilight.
     
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    Currently not reading anything, I'm waiting on the sequel to A Game of Thrones. And that while I have book 3 (both parts) already in my shelves. :(
     
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