The Book thread

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Re: The Book thread

Postby bloodandthunder » Fri Nov 26, 2010 5:42 pm

Currently reading 'Awkward Situations For Men' by Danny Wallace. Perfectly suits my daily commute. And hilarious too.

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Re: The Book thread

Postby gumpy87 » Fri Nov 26, 2010 6:09 pm

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Be prepared for a nosedive in quality in the later books
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Re: The Book thread

Postby VirginInvader » Fri Nov 26, 2010 7:20 pm

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Re: The Book thread

Postby Big.Al » Sun Nov 28, 2010 6:27 pm

Currently reading The Earthsea Quartet by Ursula Le Guin. It's pretty good, I'm on The Farthest Shore at the moment, will have finished the whole series by the end of tonight!

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Re: The Book thread

Postby Big D » Sun Nov 28, 2010 7:16 pm

Just moved onto; John Ringo - Gust Front.

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Re: The Book thread

Postby Manadh » Sun Nov 28, 2010 8:53 pm

gumpy87 wrote:
VirginInvader wrote:Currently rocking this bad motherfucker:
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Be prepared for a nosedive in quality in the later books

Oh god. By book 4 maybe I was loosing the will to live. I'm still not entirely sure what possessed me to carry on reading the entire series.

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Re: The Book thread

Postby Big D » Sun Nov 28, 2010 8:58 pm

Manadh wrote:
gumpy87 wrote:
VirginInvader wrote:Currently rocking this bad motherfucker:
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Be prepared for a nosedive in quality in the later books

Oh god. By book 4 maybe I was loosing the will to live. I'm still not entirely sure what possessed me to carry on reading the entire series.

The first 3 are pretty good but then Terry Goodkind starts ladling more and more of his political beliefs into the series. Shame as there's plenty of interesting characters to work with. The Mordh-Sith are always fun and I rather liked Jensen and Nicci.

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Re: The Book thread

Postby Manadh » Sun Nov 28, 2010 9:01 pm

I found that the storyline got very sameish, and I felt like I was more or less reading the same things over and over again book after book

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Re: The Book thread

Postby Littlemissmetal » Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:51 am

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Re: The Book thread

Postby caleb » Tue Dec 07, 2010 9:43 pm

Manadh wrote:
gumpy87 wrote:
VirginInvader wrote:Currently rocking this bad motherfucker:
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Be prepared for a nosedive in quality in the later books

Oh god. By book 4 maybe I was loosing the will to live. I'm still not entirely sure what possessed me to carry on reading the entire series.

I'd 2nd/3rd this, the first 2 books are class, third book ok, but just stop there!

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Re: The Book thread

Postby Big D » Wed Dec 08, 2010 11:44 am

Revisiting; John Ringo - When The Devil Dances.

I actually know people who only read a book once then that's it, done with it forever. Just out of interest, does anybody else out there re-read books time and time again?

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Re: The Book thread

Postby Tet » Wed Dec 08, 2010 12:41 pm

Big D wrote:Just out of interest, does anybody else out there re-read books time and time again?

Yep. Not often, but every now and again, I'll go back and re-read some of my favourites (LotR, Dune, etc)
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Re: The Book thread

Postby UnsilentDeath » Wed Dec 08, 2010 4:12 pm

Just started Crime an Punishment. Why I'm on such a 19th century/early 20th century binge I don't know, but I just finished Heart of Darkness the other day.
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Re: The Book thread

Postby CrapyMike » Wed Dec 08, 2010 5:21 pm

Big D wrote:I actually know people who only read a book once then that's it, done with it forever. Just out of interest, does anybody else out there re-read books time and time again?

yeah i do re-read books sometimes. some books just need to be read more than once
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Re: The Book thread

Postby ollie123w » Wed Dec 08, 2010 6:12 pm

currently reading DRACULA, must admitt i'm liking it, other than the fact it's a free ebook i'm reading on a 3.7 inch screen : D