The Book thread

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Re: The Book thread

Postby NightEyes » Sun Feb 07, 2010 4:45 pm

Tet wrote:
NightEyes wrote:Richard Matheson - I Am legend

Good book, although I struggled with the level of self loathing described. Excellent ending, though. I haven't seen the film. I suspect I'll keep it that way.


The ending is one of the best I have read, shame all the films alter the story so either the endings effect is reduced or they just make a new ending.
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Big D » Sun Feb 07, 2010 5:25 pm

Currently reading - Tom LLoyd- The Twilight Herald.

Quite a decent read but suffers from the usual fantasy problems of :
a. A cast of thousands who tend to disperse, reform and acquire new characters so I'm already struggling to remember who the hell is where. Also known as the Jordan Effect.
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b. A definite sense that I missed some important exposition somewhere along the way.

Still, it's entertaining enough and the the author manages to make the hero flawed without making him an unlikeable knob.

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Re: The Book thread

Postby black_rose » Sun Feb 07, 2010 7:20 pm

Calibur wrote:
black_rose wrote:
Calibur wrote:So I went to the library to pick up people's suggestion and soon realised my library is shit.

I did get a Robin Hobb book, but I don't think it's part of the series everyone mentioned. Also picked up 2001: A Space Odyssey just to see if it's good.


What's the Robin Hobb you've picked up?
Also, I believe most libraries will get stuff in from other branches (assuming there's another branch that has the books...) if you request it...


Renegade's Magic. WIll make a start on it tonight me thinks.

Aye, they do that here- but I was on the clock a bit so didn't have time to. Probably will Monday, however.


...so I should probably point out about now that Renegade's Magic is book 3 of the Soldier Son trilogy... probably not the best place to start...

Titles for everything are:

Farseer Trilogy:
Assassin's Apprentice
Royal Assassin
Assassin's Quest

The Tawny Man Trilogy:
Fool's Errand
The Golden Fool
Fool's Fate

Liveship Traders Trilogy:
Ship of Magic
Mad Ship
Ship of Destiny

The Rain Wild Chronicles:
The Dragon Keeper
Dragon Haven (due for release 04.03)

Soldier Son Trilogy:
Shaman's Crossing
Forest Mage
Renegade's Magic
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Calibur » Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:41 pm

Bugger. :lol:

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Re: The Book thread

Postby black_rose » Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:46 pm

Calibur wrote:Bugger. :lol:


Indeed! Hopefully you can request some next time you're in, though?
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Calibur » Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:48 pm

black_rose wrote:
Calibur wrote:Bugger. :lol:


Indeed! Hopefully you can request some next time you're in, though?


Yeah, I'll probably be popping down there tommorrow. I just have a weird library. I once looked through the teen section and found a graphic novel full of sex drawings....which was weird :lol:

However, I still have 2001: A Space Odyssey to read before Monday. Huzzah

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Re: The Book thread

Postby kle110 » Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:49 pm

Currently reading Chris Kuzneski stuff. My sister bought me his entire collection for Christmas, good job I've found he's alright :P

Just finished The Plantation. Which is basically about a group of black guys wanting revenge for their ancestors. So, they steal a load of white people and torture them in exactly the way their great granddads used to be when they were slaves. I hope it's not true as some stuff is pretty brutal!

And I've just started The Lost Throne. So far monks have been thrown off a cliff and a forensic investigation is being held in Greece.

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Re: The Book thread

Postby RedTeamWins » Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:35 pm

Currently reading 'Twilight of The Idols', and got Machiavelli's 'The Prince' from waterstones not that long ago. Grim stuff.

I miss borders, they had such a good scifi section :(

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Re: The Book thread

Postby deeno » Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:38 pm

RedTeamWins wrote:Currently reading 'Twilight of The Idols', and got Machiavelli's 'The Prince' from waterstones not that long ago. Grim stuff.

I miss borders, they had such a good scifi section :(


This :(

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Re: The Book thread

Postby Big D » Sun Feb 14, 2010 4:47 pm

Just finished Steve Alten - The Loch.

Disgraced ocean biology type chappie gets called in to help his estranged dad escape a murder rap. Given the title it comes as no surpise that a certain big aqautic beastie features heavily.

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Re: The Book thread

Postby andeh » Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:51 pm

Last week I started 'The Keep' by F. Paul Anderson. It's set in WWII about a group of German soldiers occupying a deserted Romanian fortress in the Transylvanian Alps, you can guess what's killing the lot of them. Pretty decent, 60 pages in and there's already been 7 brutal murders so I'm looking forward to the rest of it.

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Re: The Book thread

Postby Logeli » Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:16 pm

FInally decided to read Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill, after a bit of bullying from my boss.

It's about an aging rock-star who has a thing for buying macabre artifacts, such as a cannibal's cookbook or a used hangmans noose. He goes online and discovers a sale for a ghost, soon after this item arrives at his house, this ghost then starts to appear everywhere. Seems like this ghost has been murdered or just has general blood-lust due to him appearing with a razor blade in his hand.

Quite creepy and hard to get into, but I'm loving it :)

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Re: The Book thread

Postby deeno » Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:36 pm

Currently reading Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk - fairly good .

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Re: The Book thread

Postby Applecore » Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:02 pm

Not sure if this belongs here, or in the comics thread that I couldn't be bothered to search for. It's a graphic novel, anyway, so it's the weird grey area between books and comics (albeit leaning more towards comics).
Anyway, started reading Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life today, the first of a series that's being made into a movie by Edgar Wright. Halfway through the first book and so far I love it, can't wait for next week when I can order the next part (or three..)
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Re: The Book thread

Postby gumpy87 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 3:49 pm

Applecore wrote:Not sure if this belongs here, or in the comics thread that I couldn't be bothered to search for. It's a graphic novel, anyway, so it's the weird grey area between books and comics (albeit leaning more towards comics).
Anyway, started reading Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life today, the first of a series that's being made into a movie by Edgar Wright. Halfway through the first book and so far I love it, can't wait for next week when I can order the next part (or three..)

a friend has been recomending Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life to me for ages but i still havnt got round to reading them
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