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Re: The Book thread

Postby CrappyMike » Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:21 pm

finished Legend for the third time today, havent decided what to read next though its between re-starting GOT and deaths angels by william king, who im not familiar with though it was free on the kindle marketplace and has good reviews.

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Re: The Book thread

Postby Tet » Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:52 pm

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fitz wrote:Reading William Gibson's Neuromancer

Good book and good author

There's no accounting for taste! For me it's a terrible book, and an absolutely abysmal author! Sure, it was influential, but I can't for the life of me understand why. If you want cyberpunk, try Vernor Vinge's "True names". He can a) write well, and b) understands the technology about which he's writing. Neither of those are true for Gibson.
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Littlemissmetal » Sat Jun 23, 2012 6:44 pm

CrappyMike wrote:finished Legend for the third time today


Man after my own heart :D I don't think a year has passed without me re-reading it at least once.
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Johnny Tightlips » Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:00 pm

Tet wrote:
Johnny Tightlips wrote:
fitz wrote:Reading William Gibson's Neuromancer

Good book and good author

There's no accounting for taste! For me it's a terrible book, and an absolutely abysmal author! Sure, it was influential, but I can't for the life of me understand why. If you want cyberpunk, try Vernor Vinge's "True names". He can a) write well, and b) understands the technology about which he's writing. Neither of those are true for Gibson.


:lol: We seem to always have very different opinions on sci-fi Tet! I will try Vernor Vinge though. I do use the term "good" when describing Gibson, and I really do mean that exactly - he's not brilliant or great, but good for me. I agree that I don't understand why its so influential though.

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Re: The Book thread

Postby CrappyMike » Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:43 pm

Littlemissmetal wrote:
CrappyMike wrote:finished Legend for the third time today


Man after my own heart :D I don't think a year has passed without me re-reading it at least once.

it's too good :D now i really want to re-read the first chronicles of druss the legend and the legend of deathwalker but i dont have them on my kindle, and cant justify buying them when i have 5 other books to choose from on there already :(

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Re: The Book thread

Postby Tet » Sat Jun 30, 2012 10:56 pm

It's been far too long. Time to read "The silmarillion" again.
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Fjar » Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:24 pm

Littlemissmetal wrote:
CrappyMike wrote:finished Legend for the third time today


Man after my own heart :D I don't think a year has passed without me re-reading it at least once.


I still have your other books.. :oops: Shall I bring them to BOA for you?
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Re: The Book thread

Postby chezequerz » Sun Jul 01, 2012 4:07 am

a mixture of:

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and Anton LaVey's Satanic Bible
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Re: The Book thread

Postby ribbons69 » Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:56 pm

Metalchemyst wrote:Here's one I recommend:

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Traveller_in_Black

Have you read Times Without Number ? Great book with an alternative take on Time Travel.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Times-Without-N ... 35&sr=1-24
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Littlemissmetal » Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:59 pm

Fjar wrote:
Littlemissmetal wrote:
CrappyMike wrote:finished Legend for the third time today


Man after my own heart :D I don't think a year has passed without me re-reading it at least once.


I still have your other books.. :oops: Shall I bring them to BOA for you?


Um, you can do if you like - have you read them? I haven't managed to read Cloud Atlas yet, but if I read it next I should have it done by BOA :)
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Re: The Book thread

Postby aconitum » Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:46 pm

I have a number on the go right now-

Dracula for the umpteenth time
The Game by Neil Strauss
Rules of the Game by Neil Strauss
Confessions of a Pickup Artist Chaser by Clarisse Thorn (can you see the theme yet)
Red Velvet and Absinthe (short paranormal erotic fic edited by Mitzi Szereto)

And I'm ashamed to admit I'm also flicking through 50 shades to see what the fuss is about. So far I've managed to get all the girls in the office who are reading it to think of the wizard of Oz every time the protagonist mentions the word 'Oh My!' (Lions and Tigers and Bears oh my!).

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Re: The Book thread

Postby CrappyMike » Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:53 pm

started reading White Wolf by david gemmell again today. it has instantly reminded me that i want to be skilgannon :lol:

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Re: The Book thread

Postby Metalchemyst » Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:44 pm

ribbons69 wrote:Have you read Times Without Number ? Great book with an alternative take on Time Travel.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Times-Without-N ... 35&sr=1-24

Thanks, I'll make a note of that.

And I'll just get one more recommendation out of my system:

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It later became part of the Von Bek volume but the second story isn't as good.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_nos ... &x=10&y=13
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Green Man » Wed Jul 04, 2012 2:44 am

Just finished reading

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Not what I was expecting but that kind of added to the pleasure of surprise. Worth the read and I'll probably end up getting the next one.

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Re: The Book thread

Postby Littlemissmetal » Wed Jul 04, 2012 6:30 am

CrappyMike wrote:started reading White Wolf by david gemmell again today. it has instantly reminded me that i want to be skilgannon :lol:


Bahahaha, everyone should! :D If it hadn't been for Legend that would be my favourite!

(Are you coming to BOA btw? Probably best I don't waste your weekend talking about the Drenai books I suppose :lol:)
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