The Book thread

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Re: The Book thread

Postby Metalchemyst » Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:39 am

I enjoyed the Elric novels, though they are dark at times.

This is interesting: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epic_Pooh and I can see what he's getting at.
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Re: The Book thread

Postby georgebailey96 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:45 am

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Re: The Book thread

Postby Moonburp » Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:49 am

Read the Eyre Affair, accidentally moved onto the fourth book in the series instead of the second. Whoops.

So while the middle two are on their way, I've got Timequake by Kurt Vonnegut to get on with. <3
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Katesyl » Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:04 am

What others would you recommend by him? I really enjoyed Mother Night.

For a bit of a change, I treated myself to David Mitchell (comedian)'s 'Back Story'. It's pretty entertaining and endearing so far, although he rambles almost as much crap as I do.

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Re: The Book thread

Postby Davros » Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:35 am

The last Wheel Of Time book is out on Monday!
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Re: The Book thread

Postby thehairyone » Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:51 pm

Davros wrote:The last Wheel Of Time book is out on Monday!


Crap, I'd actually managed to forget about that. Right. Finish off Rachel Morgan tonight, then leave it hooked up and probably get the first two chapters done over breakfast. Oh, and here is the first chapter: http://www.tor.com/stories/2012/09/a-me ... wind-blewq

In addition, with being given an Amazon voucher and the 12 Days of Kindle sale, I don't think I'm going to be running out of new reading material for the next six months or so.

Edit: Amazon pre-order says wednesday. Where can I find it monday?
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Bisset » Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:35 pm

Davros wrote:The last Wheel Of Time book is out on Monday!


I can't fucking wait. I left my copy of Towers of Midnight on the train so couldn't finish my re-read. Time to beast through Mistborn: Alloy of Law before A Memory of Light comes out.
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Moonburp » Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:14 pm

Katesyl wrote:What others would you recommend by him? I really enjoyed Mother Night.

Slaughterhouse 5, Cat's Cradle and Breakfast of Champions are my favourite by him.
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Re: The Book thread

Postby SleepingStar » Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:29 pm

Metalchemyst wrote:I enjoyed the Elric novels, though they are dark at times.

This is interesting: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epic_Pooh and I can see what he's getting at.


I enjoy them especially due to their dark nature, though have found some of the passages regarding the multiverse and little too abstract to get my head round. I do like the bite-size nature of the short stories though as I find it very difficult trying to keep on top of all my media (music, books, tv, games...).

I've heard of that essay as well before, and I too can see where he's coming from. But in defence of Tolkien, material such as Simarillion and Children of Hurin stray largely from the cliché that Moorcock criticises (other than the actual setting itself). Though to be honest, when it comes to fantasy I'm a sucker for LOTR and its ilk anyway.

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Re: The Book thread

Postby jackcake » Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:12 am

Potato Jim (iirc) said on IRC tonight that mate of his is fostering a guide dog puppy before it goes for training.

It reminded me of a book I loved when I was eight or nine, Operation Sandy by Cathie Bartlam. It's about a boy whose family did the same thing. The boy gets too attached to Sandy and plots to run away with him before he has to be handed back.

It's out of print sadly but there are a few second hand copies floating around on the web. It's a charming little children's novel and makes for a decent afternoon's read.
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Kylan_Paassa » Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:45 pm

got the satanic bible int post today, been meaning to read it for ages
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Matty_the_Emo_Slayer » Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:41 pm

Kylan_Paassa wrote:got the satanic bible int post today, been meaning to read it for ages


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Re: The Book thread

Postby thehairyone » Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:50 pm

Bisset wrote:
Davros wrote:The last Wheel Of Time book is out on Monday!


I can't fucking wait. I left my copy of Towers of Midnight on the train so couldn't finish my re-read. Time to beast through Mistborn: Alloy of Law before A Memory of Light comes out.


Just discovered the dick move by the publishers. The Kindle version is out on April 9th. APRIL THE FUCKING NINTH. There should be torrents up soon, but there's no way I'd going to be able to avoid a spoiler by then. I'm debating about whether to pay up or not.
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Davros » Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:04 pm

thehairyone wrote:
Davros wrote:The last Wheel Of Time book is out on Monday!


Crap, I'd actually managed to forget about that. Right. Finish off Rachel Morgan tonight, then leave it hooked up and probably get the first two chapters done over breakfast. Oh, and here is the first chapter: http://www.tor.com/stories/2012/09/a-me ... wind-blewq

In addition, with being given an Amazon voucher and the 12 Days of Kindle sale, I don't think I'm going to be running out of new reading material for the next six months or so.

Edit: Amazon pre-order says wednesday. Where can I find it monday?


Right I ballsed up it was out yesterday. I'm going to start it tonight.
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Davros » Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:05 pm

ish42 wrote:Please be considerate with spoilers guys. I'm only half-way through the series, and I'd undoubtedly lose the will to bother picking them up again if someone reveals the ending.


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