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#2551 Maklershed   Feed me a stray cat CAGiversary!   34088 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 13 June 2011 - 11:11 PM

Finished up Dragon Bone Chair and on to Stone of Farewell

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#2552 Mr Unoriginal   Cheap Amish Gamer CAGiversary!   7456 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 11:51 PM

Reading Matterhorn after seeing a lot of reccomendations. Pretty good, but not necessarily living up to the hype. Really long too.

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


#2553 dmaul1114   Banned Banned   24688 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 12:00 AM

Unbroken was fantastic.

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#2554 gbpackers94   Julius, Ph.D. CAGiversary!   3032 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 12:09 AM

About halfway through:
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#2555 Count   Freestyle soccer !! CAGiversary!   302 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

Posted 14 June 2011 - 12:16 AM

Kite Runner..
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#2556 Maklershed   Feed me a stray cat CAGiversary!   34088 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 14 June 2011 - 12:25 AM

Might want to spoiler that for anyone that's interested in reading that book.

 


#2557 Count   Freestyle soccer !! CAGiversary!   302 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

Posted 14 June 2011 - 03:34 AM

^ Didn't specify though. I might be talking about a random taliban. lol
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#2558 TctclMvPhase   Dismal Scientist CAGiversary!   1972 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 06:14 AM

Im working my way through "The Difference Engine", as I have been on a Steampunk kick. Pretty good so far.

If anyone can recommend some more Steampunk I am looking for recommendations.

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#2559 GhostShark   The Drunken Whaler CAGiversary!   3143 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 07:07 AM

Just finished A Game of Thrones. Now starting A Clash of Kings.
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#2560 kill3r7   MiNd ThE GaP CAGiversary!   4479 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 14 June 2011 - 11:32 AM

Im working my way through "The Difference Engine", as I have been on a Steampunk kick. Pretty good so far.

If anyone can recommend some more Steampunk I am looking for recommendations.


Boneshaker is pretty good as is Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson

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#2561 eldergamer   Gold Star For Robot Boy CAGiversary!   6564 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 04:07 PM

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Pretty good. reads way more like a thriller than a sci-fi novel. It's terse and features well-defined characters. a little over the top, but not bad. Easy read.

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#2562 cindersphere   Running on no sleep CAGiversary!   1618 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 05:19 PM

Starting of On China by Henry Kissinger.
Religion ends and philosophy begins, just as alchemy ends and chemistry begins and astrology ends, and astronomy begins. - Christopher Hitchens 1949-2011

#2563 eldergamer   Gold Star For Robot Boy CAGiversary!   6564 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 05:46 PM

Started Reality is Broken but it didnt quite hold my attention. I've took enough psych classes to already know the stuff about 'flow' and 'motivation' she talks about in the first 50 pages.

started way of shadows instead.
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Pretty damn good. Although there's alot of all too convient conciendences in the last third of the book.

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#2564 GhostShark   The Drunken Whaler CAGiversary!   3143 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 07:36 PM

I love the Night Angel trilogy from Brent Weeks. It is a little predictable at times, but it's still a fantastic read.
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#2565 kill3r7   MiNd ThE GaP CAGiversary!   4479 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 20 June 2011 - 11:08 PM

Reading Matterhorn after seeing a lot of reccomendations. Pretty good, but not necessarily living up to the hype. Really long too.


Keep at it. The book gets better as the story progresses. By the end you'll wish the book was longer.
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#2566 Mr Unoriginal   Cheap Amish Gamer CAGiversary!   7456 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 01:19 AM

Keep at it. The book gets better as the story progresses. By the end you'll wish the book was longer.


I finished it. It was good, especially once I got all the names straight.

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


#2567 Steggy   Shhhhhhhhh CAGiversary!   7543 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 21 June 2011 - 01:49 AM

Currently rereading Fight Club. Good book, quick read.

#2568 Kylearan   Hell Drifter CAGiversary!   1392 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 21 June 2011 - 07:28 AM

I love the Night Angel trilogy from Brent Weeks. It is a little predictable at times, but it's still a fantastic read.


Really enjoyed the first one, but felt the remaining two were sloppy - suffered from introducing too many new and uninspired characters, and were spread too thin by the remaining, tangental plotlines. Personally wish I'd stopped after Book One, but I'm a serial completionist.

That said, about 200 pages into A Game of Thrones. May as well use the off-season to catch up on some overlooked reading.

#2569 looploop   Camera-shy Supernova CAGiversary!   976 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 21 June 2011 - 01:31 PM

Currently reading Reza Aslan's No God But God, Origins and Evolution of Islam.
Almost done with that, so I'll be moving on to the Master and Margarita next.

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#2570 gbpackers94   Julius, Ph.D. CAGiversary!   3032 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 02:24 PM

Just stared a lesson before dying. After that i will probably start the things they carried.

#2571 jlarlee   Tom Brady GOAT CAGiversary!   5577 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 22 June 2011 - 09:06 AM

Queen of Bedlam by Robert McCammon it has been excellent so far
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#2572 jlarlee   Tom Brady GOAT CAGiversary!   5577 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 24 June 2011 - 03:48 AM

salem's lot picks up considerably in the second half
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#2573 bmachine   somewhat damaged CAGiversary!   5579 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 24 June 2011 - 02:53 PM

Sandman Slim by Richard Kadrey

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Good stuff. Crime noir with a supernatural streak through it. Reminds me quite a bit of Charlie Huston's Joe Pitt novels.

Queen of Bedlam by Robert McCammon it has been excellent so far


His new book, The Five, is supposed to be amazing. It's not available as an ebook yet, unfortunately...might need to track down the dead tree version.

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#2574 dmaul1114   Banned Banned   24688 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 07:47 PM

Finished World Without End. I didn't really like it much, pretty disappointing follow up to Pillars of the Earth IMO. No major overarching plot, lots of things with a lot of build up and no real pay off. Just pretty pointless overall.

Also started up David Dalglish's Half Orc series.

Finished:

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And almost done with the 2nd one.

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Pretty solid reads. For fellow Kindler's, the first book is free currently, and the rest range $1.99 to $3.99.

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#2575 Maklershed   Feed me a stray cat CAGiversary!   34088 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 25 June 2011 - 08:51 PM

Did you ever watch the Starz series? It was really good.

 


#2576 dmaul1114   Banned Banned   24688 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 09:38 PM

Yep, I watched the series then read the book actually.

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#2577 Maklershed   Feed me a stray cat CAGiversary!   34088 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 25 June 2011 - 10:16 PM

Pretty solid reads. For fellow Kindler's, the first book is free currently, and the rest range $1.99 to $3.99.



Have you read the Sorrow, Thorn, and Memory series by Goodkind? If so how would you say these stack up to that? And you went through all 4 Ice and Fire books already or you're just taking a break?

 


#2578 dmaul1114   Banned Banned   24688 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 10:37 PM

Haven't read anything by Goodkind. I finished the 4 Song of Ice and Fire a couple months back.

I'd liken Dalglish to someone like R.A. Salvatore. It's pretty light, action packed fantasy. Quick, entertaining reads, but not a lot of deep history/mythology to the world (even less than Salvatore, so nothing like Martin or Tolkien etc.). But not bad at all for an indie writer and the cheap prices.

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#2579 eldergamer   Gold Star For Robot Boy CAGiversary!   6564 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 10:45 PM

Started and finished Not in the Flesh by Ruth Rendell over a very slow Thursday and Friday night at work.
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Not really all that great, very little mystery there and not quite dark/noir enough for my tastes.

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#2580 ph33r m3   C.A.G. Legend CAGiversary!   3795 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 03:59 AM

Just got done reading James Franco's Palo Alto

A collection of short stories about teenage angst and shit, pretty good read.

Franco has a shit load of potential, only drawback is he has no differing voice narrating the characters in the book.

Character A sounds like Character C, who sounds like Character E sometimes.
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