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Re: The Book thread

Postby Finnvitka » Fri Feb 06, 2009 7:58 pm

I am currently reading Bram Stoker's Dracula for I am a massive goff.
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Re: The Book thread

Postby jackcake » Fri Feb 06, 2009 8:12 pm

Finnvitka wrote:I am currently reading Bram Stoker's Dracula for I am a massive goff.


Until you've read lots of Anne Rice, seen Queen Of The Damned six million, two hundred thousand and thirty three times and have a life-size Buffy cut-out in your dorm, you're about as goffick as a Bridgend tubby.

I'm a good way into Revelation by CJ Sansom. The Shardlake books are quality.
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Didj » Fri Feb 06, 2009 8:46 pm

logandog1 wrote:I think I will give The Soldier Son Trilogy a miss.

:o no its such a good read! Its one of Robin Hobbs best in my opinion.
READ IT 8)
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Re: The Book thread

Postby logandog1 » Sat Feb 07, 2009 12:22 am

Didj wrote:
logandog1 wrote:I think I will give The Soldier Son Trilogy a miss.

:o no its such a good read! Its one of Robin Hobbs best in my opinion.
READ IT 8)


I was talking to one of my mates about the books and he has just read them, He is going to lend me them so I might as well give them a go.
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Finnvitka » Sat Feb 07, 2009 11:18 am

jackcake wrote:
Finnvitka wrote:I am currently reading Bram Stoker's Dracula for I am a massive goff.


Until you've read lots of Anne Rice, seen Queen Of The Damned six million, two hundred thousand and thirty three times and have a life-size Buffy cut-out in your dorm, you're about as goffick as a Bridgend tubby.

I'm a good way into Revelation by CJ Sansom. The Shardlake books are quality.


I've read the Vampire Chronicals, Queen of the Damned is a massive pile of shite, Interview With The Vampire is the only film where Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise were fit and my cousin is named after Darla from Buffy.

Do I win yet?
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Big D » Mon Feb 09, 2009 11:53 am

For some reason I decided last week that I really, really wanted to read HMS Ulysses again for the first time in a decade or so.

One visit to Amazon later and I'm now quarter way through it.

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Re: The Book thread

Postby herzeleid » Mon Feb 09, 2009 12:24 pm

I can't read :(

If I could read however, I would be reading The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William L Shirer. One of the best and most complete works on it ever written.

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Re: The Book thread

Postby jello » Mon Feb 09, 2009 4:50 pm

I'm about half way through 'Web Site Story' by Robert Rankin.

Not his best book but still made me giggle too loudly on the plane.

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Re: The Book thread

Postby jello » Mon Feb 09, 2009 4:53 pm

Finnvitka wrote:
jackcake wrote:
Finnvitka wrote:I am currently reading Bram Stoker's Dracula for I am a massive goff.


Until you've read lots of Anne Rice, seen Queen Of The Damned six million, two hundred thousand and thirty three times and have a life-size Buffy cut-out in your dorm, you're about as goffick as a Bridgend tubby.

I'm a good way into Revelation by CJ Sansom. The Shardlake books are quality.


I've read the Vampire Chronicals, Queen of the Damned is a massive pile of shite, Interview With The Vampire is the only film where Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise were fit and my cousin is named after Darla from Buffy.

Do I win yet?


Nope cos the 1st rule of goff club is to always deny you're a goff

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Re: The Book thread

Postby ThisCorrosion » Tue Feb 10, 2009 4:51 pm

I'm currently reading Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch. I love it, it's so much fun. He really draws you into the world and makes you like the characters. Plus the adventures are fun. He had me hooked from The Lies of Locke Lamora.

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Re: The Book thread

Postby logandog1 » Tue Feb 10, 2009 7:53 pm

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Re: The Book thread

Postby NightEyes » Sun Feb 15, 2009 6:54 pm

Deli Kate wrote:
logandog1 wrote:
Tet wrote:"Fool's errand" by Robin Hobb, the first of the Tawny Man trilogy.


Yes I enjoyed that one. Has anyone read Robin Hobb's ' The Soldier Son Trilogy'. I was thinking of
picking it up, and would like any comments on it before I go buy the books.


Nothing Robin Hobb has written is nearly as good as the 'Farseer Trilogy' The Liveships don't make you feel the same way (NIghteyes!) and the Soldiers Son doesn't have quiet the same depth. having said that though, I bought them all in Hardback as soon as they were printed and as I am notorious for speed reading I never buy hard backs so I must have really wanted to read them. I should also say that I haven't re read them which I always do when I really love a book.

So the jury's out on that one ;)

I still love the Belgariad but the best of all is the Janny Wurts & Raymond Feist 'Mistress of the Empire' trilogy.


I disagree...... Thats all I have on that front. The Liveships Traders I felt was a better set of books mainly because it wasn't in the first person and the main characters were so gosh darn stupid, the only negative point to the story was the lack on Nighteys!

The Soldier Son Trilogy was very different from what i was expecting but I found once I started reading it, it was about four hours when I put it down. I must say the main characters style of body I felt was a unique twist in the fantasy world, which is filled with young handsome hero's etc..
The End is completely wonderfully and the only time I have 'wooted' at the end of the story.

I am currently reading Katharine Kerrs - Snare, a very entertaining story with a enough twists to keep it fresh.
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Sonata90 » Thu Feb 19, 2009 12:39 am

Just started reading the 3rd book in Wilbur Smiths Egyptian series, and it's already sounded just as good as book 1.

I love my Egyptology, so to find authors that write Egyptian fiction has got me pleased!

i can't wait to finish these off then start of some Manfredi and Christian Jacq :D
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Big D » Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:48 am

Currently reading: David Brown - The Seafire. The Spitfire that went to sea.

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Re: The Book thread

Postby Big D » Tue Feb 24, 2009 3:00 pm

Just finished: Tad williams _ The War Of the Flowers

Just started: John Ringo: Emerald Sea - sort of a threee-way mashup between SF, Fantasy and military fiction. With a psychotic rabbit.