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Which book are you reading right now?

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

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  1. Equester Gems: 18/31
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    "so long and thanks for all the fish" by Douglas Adams

    "warcraft #1: day of the dragon" by Richard A. Knaak
     
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    Just dropped reading Crossfire from Black Library. The first of their books i had to quit. So right now I've started on Tangled Webs by Elaine Cunningham. Of my recent exploits I can mention the Gaunts Ghost novels by Dan Abnett, and while I'm at it, I just might recommend his Inquisitor trilogy. Beside that, Beasts in Velvet from BL is also good reading.
     
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    Just finished Elmore Leonard's 'Pronto' and started on James Ellroy's 'LA Confidential'

    Read 'Of Mice and Men' in the hour between...
     
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    Tom Clancy's Red October
    Tolkien's Silmarion
    huu Somebody's The truth of the Arthurian Legend
     
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    Just read:
    - Henrik Ibsen: "Peer Gynt"
    - Martin A. Hansen: "The Liar"
    - Jan Kjærstad: "Rand" (Norwegian title)

    Reading:
    - Tom Kristensen: "Haervaerk" (Danish title)

    Going to read soon:
    - Karen Blixen: "Seven Gothic Tales"
    - Johannes V. Jensen: "The Fall of the King"

    You probably don't know all of them. Or any of them? Maybe some of the other Scandinavians...
     
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    Heretics of Dune
    Chapterhouse Dune

    - briliant as always.

    And Jan Weiss' House with thounsand floors.
    Czech sci-fi/antiutopic/fantasy...
    It's from 1930 and it's suprisingly good. No chance for you to read, I suppose, as it's in Czech... Oh well! Cespenair goes back to his... :)
     
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    Just finished LA Confidential and I couldn't believe how much they'd butchered it for the film!! Almost couldn't get into it as I loved the movie and know it so well.

    Anyway, now onto Elmore Leonard's Rum Punch.
     
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    When I finish 'Queen of the Demonweb Pits' by Paul Kidd , I'll start with Randy Alcorn's 'Deadline'. After that, I might try to open my studybooks.

    Lolth is er.... quite cruel, in case you didn't know.
     
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    The wheel of time - A crone of swords (I think it's called that)
     
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    Haven't posted in a while this due to the unimaginable study books of mr. kotler and mr. sloman.

    But I finished the first part of 'a storm of swords'

    Now reading 'the thousend orcs'

    'The lone drow' will soon follow!
     
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    "All the pretty horses" by Cormac McCarty. Without a question the worst book I have ever started. It is bound to improve. It completely lacks structure or plot or characterization, heck, it lacks just about everything that makes up a book. It seems to me to be a loose collection of stray sentences. Has anyone read this book and hopefully be able to tell me that it will get better?
     
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    At the moment, I am working my way through The Lone Drow by R.A. Salvatore and reading the War of the Spider Queen series.
     
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    Well, just finished the Cormyr Saga about an hour ago. I will have to say, to date, it's the best set of books I've ever read. Book 1: Cormyr, was good, my least favorite of the 3, but nevertheless a great read if you like history, politics and intrique. The 2nd book: Beyond the High Road and the 3rd: Death of the Dragon were simply spectacular--a clear, solid plot, but with subtle twists and turns that kept you guessing with every turn of the page. The books definitely have something for everyone -- adventure, battles, demons, mages, dragons, love, intrique and most of all, an unexpected ending that rocked me right in my shoes. All hail Troy Denning! Total thumbs up! :thumb:
     
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    Indeed! :)
    Cormyr books are amazing. I loved them all.

    But even better is Song of Ice&Fire. Even bigger and more complex story. :grin:

    Currently though, i'm reading the third Discworld novel - Equal Rites.
    And i must say it is in my opinion the best of the first three. :cool:
     
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    [​IMG] Hmm, just noted this thread and what the heck :)

    I've started reading Salvatore - Drizzt saga again (second time i'm reading 'em =), currently on Sea of Swords.
    After it gonna go for The Demon Aphostole (or whatever it was in english, since i'm reading in finnish :D )

    Past read: Thousand orcs, Spine of the world ans so on :D Salvatore mostly, plus Jean Rabe: that book about Dhamon as a Rogue, can't remember the title, something about waterfall etc. :)
    Those are the books read in the last month/couple of months.
     
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    @spellbound

    Gothmog is right, while Cormyr is great I think you'll absolutely love A song of fire and Ice, I'm reading it right now and it's really really good.
     
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    Oooh, thanks Apeman and Gothmog! A Song of Fire & Ice will be next on my buy list! If it's anything remotely like The Cormyr Saga, I can't wait! :D

    Oh... and I started The Threat From The Sea by Mel Odom. I've just begun the first book, Rising Tide, and it seems fantastic. Great description, lots of history, and sea battles against those beasty sahuagin! Arrr! :shake:
     
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    The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde. Never read it in school. I'm only a couple dozen pages in, but it's quite good.
     
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    That one is amazing DMC. I read it a couple of months ago. The funny thing with that book is that it gets better after you read it, while I read I thought it was a nice interesting little book. After I had finished it and had some distance and had been able to think a little bit it grew into a very good book for me.
     
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    Finished rereading 'the thousend orcs'


    Just began with 'the lone drow' and I can only say one thing as of yet: the hunter is back!
     
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