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#3181 eldergamer   Gold Star For Robot Boy CAGiversary!   5356 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

eldergamer

Posted 21 April 2012 - 02:27 PM

I'm 13% into the first book and really loving it so far. Easy to read, has a cool magic based system, and some majorly scary sounding 'steel inquisitor' guys (brutes with railroad spikes in their eyes) that hunt magic users.


I keep meaning to start this. I've enjoyed other things by Sanderson.
One stand alone book (whose title I can't remember at 7:30) and the giant 1200 page book that was the first volume of Age of Kings (?)

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#3182 dmaul1114   Banned Banned   24688 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

dmaul1114

Posted 23 April 2012 - 03:17 PM

Maklershed, you were asking a while back about books about space exploration.

Today's Kindle deal of the day looks to be that type of book.

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#3183 Maklershed   Feed me a stray cat CAGiversary!   34086 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 23 April 2012 - 04:19 PM

Yeah I saw that. I wonder if its good. I guess for the price though it doesn't much matter.

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#3184 Maklershed   Feed me a stray cat CAGiversary!   34086 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 26 April 2012 - 09:58 PM

Finished up Marine Sniper (which was great btw) and have gone back to Manhunt for my hard copy side of things.

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#3185 Mr Unoriginal   Cheap Amish Gamer CAGiversary!   7456 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Mr Unoriginal

Posted 26 April 2012 - 10:10 PM

Finished up the second book of the Horus Heresy series. Much better than I expected. Still pulpy sci fi but well written and very entertaining. I was going to start something else but the ending made me want to keep going.

Its too bad you're still a prick with a stupid gimmick.


#3186 SneakyPenguin   Agent of SHIELD CAGiversary!   16948 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

SneakyPenguin

Posted 26 April 2012 - 10:37 PM

That's good to know. I think I'll start that after I finish up Game of Thrones. The cheesiness will be a nice change of pace.

By four o'clock I've discounted suicide in favor of killing everyone else in the entire world instead.


#3187 Mr Unoriginal   Cheap Amish Gamer CAGiversary!   7456 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Mr Unoriginal

Posted 26 April 2012 - 10:42 PM

That's good to know. I think I'll start that after I finish up Game of Thrones. The cheesiness will be a nice change of pace.


Yeah, the writing isn't cheesy, but the universe sorta is. I've read my share of Star Wars EU novels and I'd say these are better by a good margin.

Its too bad you're still a prick with a stupid gimmick.


#3188 Gden   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2339 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 27 April 2012 - 02:52 AM

I finished The last hero, and Son of Neptune recently.
I'm not changing my signature until Busou Renkin, and Trizenon get licensed.
FC: Pokemon Pearl - 1160-6253-4611
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#3189 jlarlee   Tom Brady GOAT CAGiversary!   5562 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 27 April 2012 - 05:25 AM

Got The Wind Through the Key Hole by King and liking it so far. First book I have bought on day one since Simmon's Flashback came out.
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#3190 GhostShark   The Drunken Whaler CAGiversary!   3143 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

GhostShark

Posted 03 May 2012 - 06:12 PM

Finished Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson. I loved both protagonists (Hiro and Y.T.) and the dialogue was fantastic. All the Sumerian religion hyperbole was great as well. The ending was a little sketchy, but I can live with that.

Starting Hyperion by Dan Simmons now per a suggestion from a Goodreads sci-fi/fantasy group.
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#3191 SneakyPenguin   Agent of SHIELD CAGiversary!   16948 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

SneakyPenguin

Posted 03 May 2012 - 06:37 PM

Hyperion is the best sci-fi book I've ever read, and the only one with a satisfying ending.

By four o'clock I've discounted suicide in favor of killing everyone else in the entire world instead.


#3192 Maklershed   Feed me a stray cat CAGiversary!   34086 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 03 May 2012 - 07:02 PM

You mean the series? Cause I don't recall there being a conclusive ending at all to Hyperion. If I remember correctly
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#3193 SneakyPenguin   Agent of SHIELD CAGiversary!   16948 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

SneakyPenguin

Posted 03 May 2012 - 07:05 PM

You mean the series? Cause I don't recall there being a conclusive ending at all to Hyperion. If I remember correctly

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Yea, I'm speaking of the Cantos, so Hyperion + Fall Of Hyperion. Reading the whole thing makes for an incredible story.

By four o'clock I've discounted suicide in favor of killing everyone else in the entire world instead.


#3194 jlarlee   Tom Brady GOAT CAGiversary!   5562 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 03 May 2012 - 08:42 PM

Hyperion is the best sci-fi book I've ever read, and the only one with a satisfying ending.


Simmons almost gets there again with Ilium and Olympos but falls a little short
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#3195 eldergamer   Gold Star For Robot Boy CAGiversary!   5356 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

eldergamer

Posted 06 May 2012 - 04:30 PM

It's been maybe 20 years since I've read Hyperion/Edymion whatever those books were. Pretty sure I read them in high school from the library. Should go back and read them now from an older perspective, but I won't.

Currently reading:

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(Just the book on the right. Amazon didnt have a singular picture) Moorcock's Eternal Champion swords and sorcery stuff.

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#3196 Mr Unoriginal   Cheap Amish Gamer CAGiversary!   7456 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Mr Unoriginal

Posted 06 May 2012 - 07:09 PM

Currently reading:

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(Just the book on the right. Amazon didnt have a singular picture) Moorcock's Eternal Champion swords and sorcery stuff.


Loved these books when I was in middle and high school. Nothing special but real solid fantasy.

Its too bad you're still a prick with a stupid gimmick.


#3197 bmachine   somewhat damaged CAGiversary!   5579 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Posted 07 May 2012 - 04:55 AM

Jacked: The Outlaw Story of Grand Theft Auto by David Kushner

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VGH#78: Forking Paths is now available
on iTunes, the Zune Marketplace and from http://vghangover.com.


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#3198 bmachine   somewhat damaged CAGiversary!   5579 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Posted 07 May 2012 - 04:59 AM

Starting Hyperion by Dan Simmons now per a suggestion from a Goodreads sci-fi/fantasy group.


Carrion Comfort by Dan Simmons is one of my favorite horror novels of all time.

#3199 Maklershed   Feed me a stray cat CAGiversary!   34086 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 08 May 2012 - 11:18 AM

Put Manhunt to the side briefly to read...

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The Silent Sea by Clive Cussler

#3200 dtcarson   No cute in-joke here. CAGiversary!   3405 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 11:30 AM

I really liked the Hyperion cantos. I know it was a lot deeper, allegorically, than I was reading into it.

For me:
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Yes it looks like a Harlequin cover but that's not all that's in there.

#3201 dmaul1114   Banned Banned   24688 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

dmaul1114

Posted 08 May 2012 - 04:36 PM

Finished Against the Light. It was just ok. Seems like it's the start of a series, but doubt I'll bother with any future books.

Now reading:

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#3202 raiden_86   Mrgrgr! CAGiversary!   1054 Posts   Joined 3.8 Years Ago  

Posted 10 May 2012 - 01:26 AM

I mostly read classic literature and sci-fi, right now I'm deciding on steampunk or cyberpunk. Either Infernal Devices by K. W. Jeter or Neuromancer by Gibson.

Starting Hyperion by Dan Simmons now per a suggestion from a Goodreads sci-fi/fantasy group.

This is on my list maybe I should bump it up a few spots.

#3203 GhostShark   The Drunken Whaler CAGiversary!   3143 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

GhostShark

Posted 10 May 2012 - 02:48 AM

I mostly read classic literature and sci-fi, right now I'm deciding on steampunk or cyberpunk. Either Infernal Devices by K. W. Jeter or Neuromancer by Gibson.
This is on my list maybe I should bump it up a few spots.


I just finished Chapter/Part one of Hyperion. It's really great stuff so far. Has some stuff you really wouldn't expected in Science Fiction.
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#3204 raiden_86   Mrgrgr! CAGiversary!   1054 Posts   Joined 3.8 Years Ago  

Posted 10 May 2012 - 03:11 AM

I just finished Chapter/Part one of Hyperion. It's really great stuff so far. Has some stuff you really wouldn't expected in Science Fiction.


Good to hear I love me some sci-fi. My list is 20+ (sci-fi alone, with novels and novellas) so this will certainly go up a few places. Really need to get back on Goodreads when I was reading a lot.

#3205 Cantatus   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   988 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 10 May 2012 - 05:09 AM

River of Gods by Ian McDonald

I'm about a quarter of the way through the book, and I still can't really give an opinion about it. I'm hoping the story picks up at some point, because even being in as far as I am, I couldn't even give a basic plot summary.

#3206 Maklershed   Feed me a stray cat CAGiversary!   34086 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 15 May 2012 - 10:57 PM

After watching the recent Masterpiece production of Great Expectations I've decided to finally read the book ...

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Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

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#3207 raiden_86   Mrgrgr! CAGiversary!   1054 Posts   Joined 3.8 Years Ago  

Posted 16 May 2012 - 12:23 AM

I just picked up dune and dune messiah for 2 bucks at my local habitat for humanity re-store. Great place to check every now and then, they even had a bunch of classics and some more good sci-fi.

#3208 dothog   n ur race snakin mai kart CAGiversary!   2649 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 16 May 2012 - 02:53 AM

After watching the recent Masterpiece production of Great Expectations I've decided to finally read the book ...

I watched it too. Gillian Anderson was good in that. At first she struck me as too young looking, but it didn't matter. She got the twisted, creepy, controlling spinster thing locked down.

The experience took me back to reading GE chapter by chapter in English class in junior high. What I remember best is how the teacher would insist that we read certain passages aloud as a class, and you'd get to hear twenty different pronunciations of words every time we'd hit a surname.

I also remember that the girl who sat in front of me in that class had an incredible set. Literature was good to me that year.
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#3209 Maklershed   Feed me a stray cat CAGiversary!   34086 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 16 May 2012 - 11:22 AM

I watched it too. Gillian Anderson was good in that. At first she struck me as too young looking, but it didn't matter. She got the twisted, creepy, controlling spinster thing locked down.



I know she was supposed to look crazy and disheveled and what not but I thought that was a great look for Gillian Anderson. She should always dress up as a young Miss Havisham. :drool: :lol:

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#3210 eldergamer   Gold Star For Robot Boy CAGiversary!   5356 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

eldergamer

Posted 16 May 2012 - 04:31 PM

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Not too bad so far. Has a little bit too much of a "wink and a nod" to things. "Oh look, they're just figuring out to use fingerprints!"

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