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Which book are you reading right now?

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

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    Right now i'm reading a book of Toon Tellegen. He's a great dutch writer, who has mostly written short stories with animals as the main characters. It ranges from hilarious to deeply philosophically.

    I'm also reading Chaucer's canterbury tales and Geoffrey of Monmouth's History of the kings of britain, for courses at the university.

    I'm about to start in Kalevala a finnish hero epos or something like that. Perhaps some Fin around these boards can tel us more about this work.
     
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    Just picked up Fortress Draconis by Michael Stackpole, an author I find compelling in the Fantasy genre. So far, so good. It's the first book of a trilogy. I also recommend Once a Hero and Talion: Revenant by him.

    {Edit} - Avrahtar is right. The book lists itself as both the first and second of a series, so the publisher has some logic issues apparently. In any event, the Dark Glory War definitely takes place in the same universe. I think I like Once a Hero best of all.

    [ December 19, 2002, 08:08: Message edited by: dmc ]
     
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    Fortress Draconis is the second book in the series. The first is Dark Glory War and I agree that the books are pretty good though I didn't find them as enjoyable as Talion: Revenant.
     
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    LotR: The Two Towers.
     
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    Now I'm reading "Blood and Gold" by Anne Rice
     
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    Servant of the Shard (absolute rubbish)
    A Random Walk Down Wall Street (more rubbish)
    and just waiting to finish those two so I can start the new Douglas Coupland.
     
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    Hamlet by Shakespeare. (No kidding.)
     
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    I am currently reading "The Idiot" by Fjodor Dostojevskij
     
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    Antichrist - Nietzsche

    and no it isn´t a Satanbook or whatsoever
     
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    Crucible by Troy Denning (grisly, but what a read!)
     
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    [​IMG] Climbing Mount Improbable by Richard Dawkins
     
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    [​IMG] Another Catherine Cookson - The Year of the Virgins
     
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    Apeman...i'm reading that also ...LOL good book ...serves Vangerdhast right for following him underground...hehehehehe...lol
     
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    The Praise of Folly by Desiderius Erasmus. Still funny, even after 400 years. :)
     
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    Barry Trotter and the Shameless Parody - Michael Gerber.

    Very funny so far.
     
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    I read "the prince" by Machiavel and now i'm reading the witching hour, by anne rice.
     
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    The Neutronium Alchemist, by Peter F. Hamilton. It's not as compelling as the first book in the series
     
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    The Wheel of Time (R. Jordan). Great book, although the main character is way too noble to my tastes and the men too gullible (amusing for a while, but then starts to get annoying). Otherwise :) .

    By the way: has the book #10, the one after "Heart of Winter", been published yet?
     
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    It is out in Britain it seems. It should be available any day now all over the world.
     
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    Great, gotta buy it. Hopefully Jordan has paid more attention to this one than to the Heart of Winter; I got a feeling he was loosing strings from his hands. I still wonder why Al´Thor didn´t do anything to Taim after he heard what the assasins said ("...M´Hael..."), IIRC.

    [ January 06, 2003, 12:36: Message edited by: Virne ]
     
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