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#2401 RAMSTORIA   fate is inexorable CAGiversary!   11980 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 18 March 2011 - 01:33 AM

Some of the major plot themes from the first book are resolved, while new ones are created and left open. As the middle book of a trilogy, everything couldn't be resolved in this book. It was better than In the Name of the Wind and it was recently voted to be one of the 10 best books of the last decade.


Hmm well I think I'll try and hold off until the 3rd book comes out. Even though I've heard nothing but good things.

#2402 ATK   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   108 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

Posted 18 March 2011 - 11:51 PM

Man. Oh man. I just finished reading The Wise Man's Fear, and there were parts were I seriously was just WOW! I loved Name of the Wind, I mean absolutely adored it..but Wise Man's Fear topped it in my opinion.

Now comes the hard task of deciding what to read next.. I think I might pick up the second Game of Thrones book. I really enjoyed the first, I didn't continue with the second then because I wanted to reread Name of the Wind. Part of me kind of wants to pick up the last "Blackest Night" segment of the Green Lantern arc, but I can wait. I want to have all of "Blackest Night" and "Brightest Day" before I totally dive into that.

I've heard that "Planetary" by Warren Ellis was really good too, have any of you read that? Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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#2403 Maklershed   Feed me a stray cat CAGiversary!   34088 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 19 March 2011 - 12:02 AM

In addition to Cataloochee I've started reading Guns, Germs, and Steel

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#2404 ian1418   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   217 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 19 March 2011 - 08:14 AM

Guns, Germs and Steel was very good. I read it a couple of years ago for a class in graduate school. How did you like it?

#2405 Maklershed   Feed me a stray cat CAGiversary!   34088 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 19 March 2011 - 12:09 PM

I'm only 60 pages in right now but so far so good.

 


#2406 jumpiestranger2   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   530 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 12:17 PM

Its a good read. His run on "Stormwatch" is good too especially Change or Die story.

#2407 cindersphere   Running on no sleep CAGiversary!   1618 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 03:24 AM

Read Freakonomics. Not that good, a few chapters were interesting, the others not so much. Felt like most of the chapters were mostly sociology with facts added in later to justify a preconceived notion.
Religion ends and philosophy begins, just as alchemy ends and chemistry begins and astrology ends, and astronomy begins. - Christopher Hitchens 1949-2011

#2408 eldergamer   Gold Star For Robot Boy CAGiversary!   6565 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 04:45 PM

This. Futuristic violent dystopia. Only 40 pages or so in.

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#2409 ian1418   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   217 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 23 March 2011 - 02:36 AM

Now that The Crippled God is out, I am contemplating a re-read of the entire Malazan Books of the Fallen series by Steven Erikson.

#2410 StarKnightX   will hook you up CAGiversary!   4257 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 05:08 AM

Not something I'm currently reading but something I'm interested in reading. I'm thinking about checking out Romance of the Three Kingdoms and Journey to the West , anyone read them that can recommend a good version/edition/translation? There are several of each available on Amazon and reviews between version seem hit and miss.

#2411 5of9   Resistance is Futile CAGiversary!   2208 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 27 March 2011 - 12:42 PM

THE GATHERING STORM by Jordan/Sanderson. FINALLY this story is wrapping up. Lost interest years ago due to delays etc. but Sanderson is doing a great job tying everything together.

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#2412 kill3r7   MiNd ThE GaP CAGiversary!   4479 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 27 March 2011 - 05:26 PM

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#2413 Nifty_Shark   Still not The Guy CAGiversary!   977 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 11:36 PM

Reading "Scar Tissue". Anthony Keidis biography.

#2414 Msut77   Occam's Shank CAGiversary!   6093 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Posted 27 March 2011 - 11:42 PM

Read Freakonomics. Not that good, a few chapters were interesting, the others not so much. Felt like most of the chapters were mostly sociology with facts added in later to justify a preconceived notion.


You definitely hit the nail right there.

I can see how people who know little about economics find it incredible (I have a friend who goes to MIT who calls this the Gladwell effect) but there are better books that are just as short/accessible and more informative.

#2415 paulina7m   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   71 Posts   Joined 5.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 08:46 AM

Reading Scott Westerfeld's The Midnight Hour. (This reminds me of Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3)
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#2416 dmaul1114   Banned Banned   24688 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 12:32 PM

Finished A Storm of Swords and started:

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#2417 Maklershed   Feed me a stray cat CAGiversary!   34088 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 28 March 2011 - 02:05 PM

The show starts in 3 weeks :bouncy:

 


#2418 eldergamer   Gold Star For Robot Boy CAGiversary!   6565 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 03:55 PM

I'm looking forward to the show although I doubt I'll get around to watching it until later. Definately can't watch it when the kids are up, and it's usually game time once they go to bed.

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#2419 dmaul1114   Banned Banned   24688 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 04:02 PM

Yeah, I"ll probably watch it later as well since I don't get HBO. I think I read it will be free to stream online, but I'd rather wait and watch in HD on the TV or when it comes out on disc since I can't hook up a PC to my big screen currently (it's older and doesn't have a PC input and my laptop and desktop only have RGB outputs).

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#2420 Msut77   Occam's Shank CAGiversary!   6093 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Posted 28 March 2011 - 05:43 PM

Bonk by Mary Roach.

#2421 giantqtipz   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2149 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 05:47 PM

Idk if this counts, but I'm reading the "essentials of investments -8th edition" by Zvi Bodie for my midterm this thursday

#2422 RockinTheRedDog   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   661 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 March 2011 - 06:46 PM

I just finished David Sedaris' Holidays on Ice. It was my first Sedaris book. While the first few stories were good, the last few stories left me feeling uneasy. I like hearing him on This American Life and The Moth Stories though...how are his other books?

Started to read Michael J. Fox's Always Looking Up yesterday.

#2423 Mr Unoriginal   Cheap Amish Gamer CAGiversary!   7456 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 March 2011 - 06:51 PM

I just finished David Sedaris' Holidays on Ice. It was my first Sedaris book. While the first few stories were good, the last few stories left me feeling uneasy. I like hearing him on This American Life and The Moth Stories though...how are his other books?.


I think most of his books are more funny than sad or bittersweet. Holidays on Ice is actually one of the few I didn't read but I really liked all the other ones. Naked is the most 'novel-like' of all his novels. It has a few essays up front but the second half of the book is about his time in a nudist colony.

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


#2424 qwikstreet   i3dd13 CAGiversary!   536 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 29 March 2011 - 07:15 PM

World War Z and reading Dark Aprentice (Jedi Academy Trilogy) to my 10 year old for our bedtime reading.
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#2425 silentevil   Most evil man ever!! CAGiversary!   580 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 March 2011 - 07:30 PM

Mythology by Edith Hamilton, refrence book about classical mythology & The Fat Man: A Tale of North Pole Noir. Fat Man is short (276 pgs) but it's a great book that brings in characters from other memorable Xmas stories. Not crazy violent but not book for kids either.

#2426 RockinTheRedDog   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   661 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 March 2011 - 08:00 PM

Mythology by Edith Hamilton, refrence book about classical mythology & The Fat Man: A Tale of North Pole Noir. Fat Man is short (276 pgs) but it's a great book that brings in characters from other memorable Xmas stories. Not crazy violent but not book for kids either.


Ahh! I just saw that book (The Fat Man: A Tale of North Pole Noir) in Borders and I was curious but put it back. I need to lessen my To Read pile before I can buy new books...even though Borders is going out of business and has 50% off...

I'll list it on my Good Reads to remind me to keep it in mind.

#2427 thefallingscream   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   111 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 March 2011 - 10:47 PM

These Dexter books are amazing I went to a goodwill and got Darkly Dreaming Dexter and Devoted Dexter for $2!

#2428 PopcornBandit   Holy Zombie Jesus! CAGiversary!   389 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 04:49 PM

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Awesome, awesome book.

#2429 silentevil   Most evil man ever!! CAGiversary!   580 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 02:03 AM

Ahh! I just saw that book (The Fat Man: A Tale of North Pole Noir) in Borders and I was curious but put it back. I need to lessen my To Read pile before I can buy new books...even though Borders is going out of business and has 50% off...

I'll list it on my Good Reads to remind me to keep it in mind.


That's where I picked it up at.
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#2430 Maklershed   Feed me a stray cat CAGiversary!   34088 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 31 March 2011 - 10:29 PM

Finished Cataloochee and now on to The Afghan Campaign and After London, or Wild England

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The Afghan Campaign by Steven Pressfield

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After London: or, Wild England by Richard Jefferies