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Re: The Book thread

Postby Littlemissmetal » Tue May 05, 2009 4:57 pm

Re-reading the Eragon books - I bought Brisingr and tried reading it, but realised I'd forgotten too much so am now going back so I can try again. Currently on Eldest.

Also recently read The Witching Hour by Anne Rice. Woo, is that lady ever predictable :rolleyes: it wasn't awful though and was an improvement on the Vampire Chronicles, so can't complain too much. :)
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Re: The Book thread

Postby WorMzy » Tue May 05, 2009 7:23 pm

About halfway through The Science Of Discworld. I've never read it before, but it's pretty well written.
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Re: The Book thread

Postby gumpy87 » Tue May 05, 2009 11:28 pm

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gumpy87 wrote:i have just started rereading A Game of Thrones by George R R Martin as i have given up on book 5 ever being out


May 2009 apparently according to Waterstones, though I doubt it considering I've heard or seen nothing :(

Maybe it was a misprint and they meant May 2019? :lol:

it was supposed to be out in 2006 but George R R Martin hasnt finished it yet, i blame the new wild cards books
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Re: The Book thread

Postby gumpy87 » Tue May 05, 2009 11:32 pm

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NightEyes wrote:Raymond E. Feist - Magician


You must read the Daughter of the Empire Series- runs concurrently and is from the other world. I think it's actually a better story, or at least better written. :)

i think the books Fiest writes on his own are better than his collaerations and watch out there are 16 books after magician and 6 more set in the same world
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Re: The Book thread

Postby CrapyMike » Wed May 06, 2009 10:28 am

magician is great
im reading the serpentwar books by raymond e fiest now
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Deli Kate » Thu May 07, 2009 7:12 am

gumpy87 wrote:
Deli Kate wrote:
NightEyes wrote:Raymond E. Feist - Magician


You must read the Daughter of the Empire Series- runs concurrently and is from the other world. I think it's actually a better story, or at least better written. :)

i think the books Fiest writes on his own are better than his collaerations and watch out there are 16 books after magician and 6 more set in the same world


I think it's more a Janny Wurts book dovetailing with the Magician series. Her books tend to have a more complex plot and the characters have more depth.- a bit like early Donaldson. (shows her age) ;)
Not taking anything away from the Magician series- I really enjoyed them but had had enough after six or so.

Have you read Faerie Tale ? - I've had to check under the bed ever since :o
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Re: The Book thread

Postby gumpy87 » Thu May 07, 2009 7:23 pm

i havnt read any of Janny Wurts books so that was a bit lost on me, the Empire trilogy are more complex and a very good read (i have just re-read them) I still havnt got round to reading Faerie tale as i wasnt sure if a book Fiest wrote that wasnt set in his own world would be as good. Saying that i will probaly end u picking up a copy when i finish the song of fire and ice books
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Littlemissmetal » Mon May 11, 2009 7:32 am

Brisingr - going to see if I now understand it having just re-read its predecessor.

Yes I know, Paolini is pretty shallow and predictable as a writer - everything "just works out at the last second" a few too many times, but its enjoyable enough switch-your-brain-off-and-be-entertained fare. *shrug*
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Ndnd » Mon May 11, 2009 3:27 pm

Just finished reading Struck by lightning.

It was pretty interesting, as a Statistican I found some of the stats a bit dumbed down but I found some of the anecdotes pretty amusing.
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Sonata90 » Mon May 11, 2009 10:23 pm

Wilbur Smith - The Quest

Tis the 4th and last Egyptian Novel, i think its brill!

And for you Reading the Magician, if your anything like my boyf i think you'll love it!
Ive got that book and the next 2, but i haven't got to them yet, lemme no how it goes! :yes:
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Re: The Book thread

Postby NightEyes » Sat May 16, 2009 4:37 pm

Re-Reading Richard Mathersons - I am Legend. Fantastic horror story with a great twist at the end.

I have read all of Raymond E. Feist Midkemia based books up to the current Darkwar Saga which I am waiting for it to come out on paper back and have enough spare cash to spend. Such good characters from those books, Nakor the BlueRider being my hero! :lol:
Faery Tale is a good R.E Feist none Midkemia Novel that worth a read.

Deli Kate - I never got around to reading the Daughter of the Empire Series. I will try the Series a try.
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Big D » Sat May 16, 2009 4:53 pm

The Daughter of the Empire series is pretty good.


Currently rereading The Hickory Staff - Robert Scott & Jay Gordon. Mainly because I picked up the two sequels and when I opened up the first I had utterly forgotten who all these people were.

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Re: The Book thread

Postby Littlemissmetal » Wed May 20, 2009 7:52 am

Tried reading Lasher by Anne Rice and gave up - I find 13 year old's drugging 40-oddyear old adults into having sex with them a little far-fetched and stupid :rolleyes:

I then read the Da Vinci Code - again, far fetched and silly, but not a bad book in general I suppose. I highly doubt the Holy Grail has been under the Louvre Pyramid all this time though :lol:
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Re: The Book thread

Postby ANDREWHALL28 » Thu May 21, 2009 11:31 am

Just finished Bret Hart's auto biography, if you really want to know about the wrestling business, read it, it's an eye opener ,and it's also a brilliant read, even if you don't like wrestling

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Re: The Book thread

Postby Metallinen » Thu May 21, 2009 1:51 pm

I'm about half way through book 4 of the Dark Tower series now. Lunch breaks have never been so epic.