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#211 Liquid 2

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 03:21 PM

Any of you ever read Life of Pi?


Great book. I read it 3 years ago.

#212 deszaras

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 03:24 PM

Darth Bane: Path of Destruction and it's awesome. I've put holds in for all of the dude's other novels as well after starting in on this one. (Sadly there aren't many.)

I've also been reading the Legacy of the Force series but the last installment of that isn't out yet. I have to say the Darth Bane novel is more enjoyable than any single novel in the LotF series. At least so far - I'm a little over halfway into DB.



I love Salvatore for fast paced fantasy fare. I'd suggest starting with his Dark Elf Trilogy trilogy. http://en.wikipedia....ark_Elf_Trilogy Or you could start from the beginning with him and go with the Icewind Dale trilogy. I believe that's all in the Forgotten Realms universe.


Thanks for the recommendations. The Darth Bane books have been good but I've liked Legacy of the Force series better. For the most part, they aren't excellent as individual books but are great when looked at as one story. If I look at it as each book has been but a chapter and the series is one book, it's been great. The only thing I haven't been big on is the Boba Fett stuff, which at times has bored me.
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#213 jaykrue

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 03:35 PM

Thanks for the recommendations. The Darth Bane books have been good but I've liked Legacy of the Force series better. For the most part, they aren't excellent as individual books but are great when looked at as one story. If I look at it as each book has been but a chapter and the series is one book, it's been great. The only thing I haven't been big on is the Boba Fett stuff, which at times has bored me.


I'm the opposite of you then. I enjoy Boba Fett's current storyline more than the other characters in LotF. I think they've fleshed him out to be a great anti-hero character. He's the character that Han Solo used to be. I think part of Boba Fett's charm now is that out of all the SW characters in the universe, he's the one that many people can easily relate to since he's not completely good nor completely bad. He follows his own path instead of blindly aligning himself w/ the side of 'good' or 'bad' (which are really matters of perspective anyway as Obi Wan Kenobi succinctly pointed out).
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#214 deszaras

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 04:08 PM

I'm the opposite of you then. I enjoy Boba Fett's current storyline more than the other characters in LotF. I think they've fleshed him out to be a great anti-hero character. He's the character that Han Solo used to be. I think part of Boba Fett's charm now is that out of all the SW characters in the universe, he's the one that many people can easily relate to since he's not completely good nor completely bad. He follows his own path instead of blindly aligning himself w/ the side of 'good' or 'bad' (which are really matters of perspective anyway as Obi Wan Kenobi succinctly pointed out).


I can understand your point. It wasn't until the 8th book that I liked the Boba Fett stuff and felt his character actually fully developed. His interaction with Jaina was great.
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Posted 02 May 2008 - 05:54 PM

Yeah I liked Life of Pi a lot. It was great.
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Posted 02 May 2008 - 06:48 PM

To deszaras- For Dragonlance you have to start with the Chronicles series by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman. These are the books that began it all and you can get the annotated version of the trilogy for cheap on Amazon marketplace.

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 06:52 PM

If you like Richard Knaak, one of his first books was the Dragonlance novel The Legend of Huma, so you might want to pick that one up after you read the Chronicles trilogy.

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 06:56 PM

For Forgotten Realms, try the Time of Troubles/Avatar series-Shadowdale, Tantras, Waterdeep, Prince of Lies, and Crucible. Also probably try the Spellfire trilogy or the Elminster books by Ed Greenwood. Finally, the Drizzt books by R.A. Salvatore are some of the most popular books in the Forgotten Realms catalog.

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 06:59 PM

For Eberron, the only Eberron books i have read were the initial trilogy by Keith Baker. I think it was called the Dreaming Dark Trilogy and was pretty good, if formulaic, fantasy.

#220 deszaras

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 07:06 PM

Wow, thanks for the recommendations everyone. I'm going to look into all of them.
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#221 mrchainsaw

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 10:59 PM

I started reading Life of Pi last summer but my pseudo dad got all weird about me reading a book he checked out from the library. Needless to say, I never finished it.

#222 Chase

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Posted 03 May 2008 - 12:07 AM

I bought To Reign in Hell today, and will compare it to Paradise Lost upon completion. Wee!

#223 naes

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Posted 03 May 2008 - 12:30 AM

Finished reading Lord of the Flies (for school) today.

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Posted 03 May 2008 - 01:54 AM

I'm reading my chemistry book... but seriously I don't think I can read "for enjoyment" during the school year. I always feel like I'm cheating on my text books with my "for fun books", and then I get upset about how I don't spend enough time reading my text books...

During the off time, let's just say I spend a lot of time at B & N catching up.

#225 Liquid 2

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Posted 03 May 2008 - 02:01 AM

I finished Michio Kaku's Hyperspace today.

Started Ayn Rand's Anthem.

#226 Maklershed

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Posted 03 May 2008 - 04:18 PM

In the past week I've read Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson, The Miracle at Speedy Motors by Alexander McCall Smith, and Next by Micheal Chriction.

Right now I'm reading Labyrinth by Kate Mosse

Started Ayn Rand's Anthem.


I saw Atlas Shrugged at the bookstore in the airport but it was 25/25 (dollars/pounds). I didnt feel like getting it there but I'm very interested in it. Definitely worth a purchase right?

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#227 Liquid 2

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Posted 03 May 2008 - 07:53 PM

I saw Atlas Shrugged at the bookstore in the airport but it was 25/25 (dollars/pounds). I didnt feel like getting it there but I'm very interested in it. Definitely worth a purchase right?


Yep.

#228 wubb

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Posted 03 May 2008 - 08:12 PM

Don't you have a library Mak? Come on you're on the dream team now!

#229 Maklershed

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Posted 03 May 2008 - 08:15 PM

Don't you have a library Mak?


No sir. There are none near me unfortunately.

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#230 wubb

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Posted 03 May 2008 - 08:16 PM

No sir. There are none near me unfortunately.


Wow, are you way out in the boonies?

I'm lucky to have an excellent library about 5 miles down the road.

#231 cletus

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 03:06 AM

Speaking of Rand, I just started Atlas Shrugged last week. I listen to the audio tape as I'm working (multitasking woot). I've been meaning to read this book for about 3 years now but just never had the time. I was at my library and happened to notice they have the audio version. I also checked out the autobiography of Jack Welch and Beowulf. I don't know why I never thought to get audio books before, I have 4 hours of driving time every day at work. Unfortunately my library as a rather small selection.


I saw Atlas Shrugged at the bookstore in the airport but it was 25/25 (dollars/pounds). I didnt feel like getting it there but I'm very interested in it. Definitely worth a purchase right?


I'm not one of those people who hate Rand, The Fountainhead is one of the few books I reread every year. Still, I would not recommend Atlas Shrugged at that price based on what I've read so far. Maybe if you could find it used for $5 - $10. There are to many characters and even ideas which are caricatures (almost to a cartoonish level) and the book badly needs to be edited down. Strawman here, strawman there, repeat a hundred times, female author so throw in a pirate, get paid by the word(?), PROFIT. Maybe things will pick up in the latter half.

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 04:47 AM

Just started The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins.

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 05:10 AM

I've just read my very first graphic novel, The Watchmen, and it was incredible.
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Posted 04 May 2008 - 09:49 PM

I am currently reading Tears Of The Moon by Nora Roberts, Brother Odd by Dean Koontz, and rereading So Long And Thanks For All The Fish by Douglas Adams.
In the name of the moon.....

#235 ian1418

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 06:43 PM

Reaper's Gale by Steven Erikson

#236 benjamouth

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 07:09 PM

A Feast for Crows by George RR Martin

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 07:32 PM

I'm thinking of going back and reading the entire Harry Potter series. I just finished school, and finally have time to get a book or two in (other than textbooks). Now, to decide if I should be reading, or catching up on that triple-digit backlog of games I've been neglecting for so long. . .

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 09:36 PM

Just started Prey,
Have heard lots of good things about it, plus it has to do with my future job and current research.
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#239 Uncookedcookie

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 09:39 PM

I'm reading The Road by Cormac McCarthy Amazing book

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 09:45 PM

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