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Re: The Book thread

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Re: The Book thread

Postby NightEyes » Fri Aug 28, 2009 12:30 am

Frank Herbert - God Emperor Of Dune

If I read this book any more times I might become a fanatic.
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Littlemissmetal » Fri Aug 28, 2009 7:35 am

Dan Jenkins wrote:Still, Christopher Lee's autobiography could be a good read I hope.


Its great :yes: I just got a little fed up of him talking about golf, but that was the only minor niggle. Its a very funny book :)
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Fortt » Fri Aug 28, 2009 7:50 pm

Hater-David Moody

not the best written book in the world...but a page turner....

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Re: The Book thread

Postby Beardy » Fri Aug 28, 2009 7:54 pm

Clive Barker - Mr. B. Gone

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Re: The Book thread

Postby i_am_a_viking » Fri Aug 28, 2009 9:47 pm

I'm on the 3rd Twilight book now. It is actually as good as everyone makes out :yes:
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Re: The Book thread

Postby lars_ulrichs_blister » Fri Sep 04, 2009 3:11 pm

Dragonlance Predludes V1 - Darkness and light.

Bit dissapointed with it TBH, given that im a huge fan of the dragonlance series. Story is set 5 years before the dragonlance war and promises to go into the histories of two characters, Sturm Brightblade and Kitaria Uth Matar. 1st chapter was great and then it went completley off tangent. Firstly, Sturm and Kitiara head for Solamnia, encountering elves, draconians, bandits and finally the gnomes with whom they spend most of the book. Second, the book chronicles their life aboard a gnome flying ship, facing technical problems such as survival at sub-zero temperatures. Third, stranded on Lunatari, they encounter a mad king and an army of tree-men. Fourth, they face the dilemma of whether and how to free a brass dragon imprisoned in an obelisk. Fifth, returning to Krynn, there is a storyline aboard a haunted ship. Finally, Sturm reaches Solamnia and the story culminates in his attempt to recover his heritage.

Waste of a read. Hope Vol 2 is better.
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Re: The Book thread

Postby onona » Fri Sep 04, 2009 3:19 pm

NightEyes wrote:Frank Herbert - God Emperor Of Dune

If I read this book any more times I might become a fanatic.


I'm afraid to say I never got further than Children of Dune. I consider the first book in the series to be one of the most awesomely epic sci-fi novels ever, but found the following two books godawfully boring, for the most part. They just lacked the scope of the first, and lost the balance between adventure and politics. Having said that, I read them when I was around 16 years old, so perhaps I should give them another shot.

Among other things, I'm currently re-reading the fantastic Perdido Street Station by China Miéville. I highly recommend this to anyone who is into steampunk.

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Re: The Book thread

Postby MetalBeast » Fri Sep 04, 2009 3:44 pm

Beardy wrote:Clive Barker - Mr. B. Gone


Any good?

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Re: The Book thread

Postby Beardy » Fri Sep 04, 2009 5:10 pm

I'm enjoying it so far, it's a bit of an odd book but if you like Clive Barker's style you'll probably like it.

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Re: The Book thread

Postby ThisCorrosion » Fri Sep 04, 2009 5:22 pm

I'm currently reading (amongst other non fiction books) Robin Hobb - The Assassin's Apprentice. It's pretty good so far.

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Re: The Book thread

Postby NightEyes » Fri Sep 04, 2009 6:38 pm

onona wrote:
NightEyes wrote:Frank Herbert - God Emperor Of Dune

If I read this book any more times I might become a fanatic.


I'm afraid to say I never got further than Children of Dune. I consider the first book in the series to be one of the most awesomely epic sci-fi novels ever, but found the following two books godawfully boring, for the most part. They just lacked the scope of the first, and lost the balance between adventure and politics. Having said that, I read them when I was around 16 years old, so perhaps I should give them another shot.

Among other things, I'm currently re-reading the fantastic Perdido Street Station by China Miéville. I highly recommend this to anyone who is into steampunk.


I would suggest reading them again if only to continue the series to GEoD, HoD and CHoD which have all the grand idealism and massive scope you could wish for, wonderful characters; Miles teg, Duncan Idaho and my favourite Leto II and back story to the other factions.
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Darkweasel » Sat Sep 05, 2009 12:40 am

The Little Book of Mornington Crescent.

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Re: The Book thread

Postby Fjar » Sat Sep 05, 2009 11:46 am

Recently finished Raven: Blood Eye by Giles Kristian - it's just good hearty Viking historical fiction, part of a trilogy apparently..
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Smee » Sat Sep 05, 2009 12:14 pm

Nearly finished reading the Children of Hurin by Tolkien.
Thought the beginning was a bit dready (?) but the further I read the better it got. If you enjoyed the Lord of the Rings you should definitely read this.
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