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#2581 dmaul1114   Banned Banned   24688 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 01:57 PM

Finished The Cost of Betrayal by David Dalglish and on to book 3 in the series.

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Book 2 was a good bit better than Book 1 IMO. I definitely liken his writing to R. A. Salvatore, but not quite as good. But similar in it's focus on action and very detailed battles etc.

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#2582 eldergamer   Gold Star For Robot Boy CAGiversary!   5356 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 05:06 PM

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Not too bad. I'm only 100 pages in so far. It's basically a sci-fi book written in the 80s as a satire on advertism/consumerism gone awry.

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#2583 RockinTheRedDog   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   661 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 07:05 PM

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Oscar Wao was an OK book. I found his writing style very confusing at times and the fact that he doesn't translate any of the Spanish in the book really pisses me off. The lengthy footnotes just ramble on sometimes over 2 pages and are tiring.

#2584 evantrees   rejection and peace tiramisu CAGiversary!   475 Posts   Joined 5.3 Years Ago  

Posted 01 July 2011 - 04:30 AM

finished a feast for crows a few days ago.
reading batman: son of the demon its like 60 something pages also started
The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club by Charles Dickens for something different, definitely a change of pace ah the wonders of the bookshelves that were sitting in my room for ages.

#2585 jlarlee   Tom Brady GOAT CAGiversary!   5562 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 02 July 2011 - 04:00 AM

Reading Dan Simmon's Flashback and it has been excellent so far. It seems with his last books he has been just trying to challenge himself by creating difficult novels. This one snaps from the beginning and has been a fast read so far. It has great characters too
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#2586 Maklershed   Feed me a stray cat CAGiversary!   34086 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 02 July 2011 - 12:10 PM

Finished The Stone and Farewell and starting Master and Commander

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Master and Commander by Patrick O'Brian

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#2587 chimpian   Now 10% more chimp CAGiversary!   1643 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 02 July 2011 - 12:26 PM

Just finished the Cabal series by Jonathan L. Howard.

Johannes Cabal the Necromancer Jonathan L. Howard - really good, funny, dark, and smart
Johannes Cabal the Detective Jonathan L. Howard - good book, not as good as necromancer but still very entertaining. The short story at the end is not to be missed. Cabal is a great character.

Currently reading:
Feed Feed (Newsflesh, Book 1) - Mira Grant - great premise and spin on the zombie apocolypse idea, so far pretty good I am about a quarter thru it.
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#2588 nasum   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3480 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 05 July 2011 - 08:08 PM

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Dark Legacy by Anna DStefano who also apparently does gay erotica...
It's a decent mind bender that is intentionally misleading the whole way through. The pace is really weird too since it deals with psychosis and hallucinigenic states.

Just finished WWZ before this which was pretty great in it's own way.
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#2589 dmaul1114   Banned Banned   24688 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 08:18 PM

Finished The Death of Promises by David Dalglish and on to book 4 in the series.

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Book 3 was good, but probably a bit of a step down from book 2. It was mainly just battle sequences which were entertaining but not a lot of new plot development.

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#2590 noone13   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3098 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

Posted 06 July 2011 - 07:49 PM

Finished The Death of Promises by David Dalglish and on to book 4 in the series.

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Book 3 was good, but probably a bit of a step down from book 2. It was mainly just battle sequences which were entertaining but not a lot of new plot development.


I just started reading the first book in the series and its pretty good so far. Its a nice easy read and a good break from the four Fire and Ice books I just read.

On a sidenote how do you use amazon credit to buy Kindle books? Everytime I go to buy a book it wants to use one-click purchasing and a credit card. Is there any way around this?

#2591 dmaul1114   Banned Banned   24688 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 07:53 PM

I just started reading the first book in the series and its pretty good so far. Its a nice easy read and a good break from the four Fire and Ice books I just read.

On a sidenote how do you use amazon credit to buy Kindle books? Everytime I go to buy a book it wants to use one-click purchasing and a credit card. Is there any way around this?


You have to go into your account and apply your credit to your account (assuming you have a code to enter--be it a gift card or Amazon visa reward certificate etc.).

Then it will use that credit balance to pay for Kindle books until it's exhausted--at which time it goes back to your default credit card.

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#2592 noone13   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3098 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

Posted 06 July 2011 - 08:14 PM

You have to go into your account and apply your credit to your account (assuming you have a code to enter--be it a gift card or Amazon visa reward certificate etc.).

Then it will use that credit balance to pay for Kindle books until it's exhausted--at which time it goes back to your default credit card.


I do that, I think I have around $100 in credit, but it still charges my credit card. I thought maybe I was doing something wrong. I guess I will contact Amazon because something seems wrong.

#2593 eldergamer   Gold Star For Robot Boy CAGiversary!   5356 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 08:24 PM

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Brandon Sanderson 1200 pages. At about 200 pages in it's not so bad. But if this is the first book in a 10 book series. Ugh, I can't imagine ever finishing that much. But it's more about the journey than the destination.

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#2594 dmaul1114   Banned Banned   24688 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 08:56 PM

I do that, I think I have around $100 in credit, but it still charges my credit card. I thought maybe I was doing something wrong. I guess I will contact Amazon because something seems wrong.


Yeah, as long as you have gift card balance, that should automatically get used first.

So something is messed up if you have gift card balance and it's not getting used on Kindle book purchases.

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#2595 Lyricsborn   Lives in the Shithole Boca Raton CAGiversary!   1949 Posts   Joined 5.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 12:15 AM

Can anyone recomend any books along the lines like Fallout or Bioshock?

#2596 Maklershed   Feed me a stray cat CAGiversary!   34086 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 07 July 2011 - 12:34 AM

Can anyone recommend any books along the lines like Fallout or Bioshock?



A Canticle for Leibowitz and The Postman for Fallout. And Atlas Shrugged for Bioshock.

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#2597 gbpackers94   Julius, Ph.D. CAGiversary!   3032 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

Posted 07 July 2011 - 01:48 AM

Can anyone recomend any books along the lines like Fallout or Bioshock?


I haven't read it yet, but maybe the Road?
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#2598 dmaul1114   Banned Banned   24688 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 01:52 AM

The Road is along the lines of Fallout in that it's in a post apocalyptic setting.

I didn't like it that much personally as I didn't care for the writing style. I though the movie adaptation was great though!

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#2599 Cahk   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   24 Posts   Joined 4.8 Years Ago  

Posted 07 July 2011 - 01:52 AM

I'm reading Ghost Rider by Neil Peart. Not the most engrossing thing I've ever read, but I enjoy it.

#2600 Lyricsborn   Lives in the Shithole Boca Raton CAGiversary!   1949 Posts   Joined 5.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 02:22 AM

Thanks for the referals I'll check those out tomorrow.

#2601 Maklershed   Feed me a stray cat CAGiversary!   34086 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 09 July 2011 - 04:30 PM

Finished Master and Commander yesterday (loved it btw) and started The Long Home this morning

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The Long Home by William Gay

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#2602 ROB64   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1032 Posts   Joined 5.3 Years Ago  

Posted 09 July 2011 - 10:53 PM

Just finished Contact by Carl Sagan.
My Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide arrived today from Borders, so I think I'll start on The Restaurant at the End Of The Universe tonight. (I read the first one a bunch of times before I knew there were sequels :-P)
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#2603 GhostShark   The Drunken Whaler CAGiversary!   3143 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 11:46 PM

Just finished up A Clash of Kings and moving onto A Storm of Swords. Really great stuff.
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#2604 crunchb3rry   HODOR! CAGiversary!   5524 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 July 2011 - 01:16 AM

I wanted to start Master and Commander and read all of them but the author died, so I'm not sure if there's any real closure to the series, so I skipped it.

#2605 Maklershed   Feed me a stray cat CAGiversary!   34086 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 10 July 2011 - 02:50 AM

I wanted to start Master and Commander and read all of them but the author died, so I'm not sure if there's any real closure to the series, so I skipped it.



Ah don't worry about that. The first one would be great even if you didn't know there were more books.

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#2606 crunchb3rry   HODOR! CAGiversary!   5524 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 July 2011 - 02:59 AM

There was a really nice set of all of them on Amazon, I might pick them up. Or at least try and get the first one on Kindle.

#2607 jlarlee   Tom Brady GOAT CAGiversary!   5562 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 11 July 2011 - 05:25 AM

Just finished Flashback by Dan Simmons best book I have read in years. Now waiting on Martin's book to download to my Nook tomorrow night hopefully
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#2608 Hoffy   Coffee! CAGiversary!   133 Posts   Joined 4.5 Years Ago  

Posted 11 July 2011 - 05:29 AM

Just finished reading "Pillars of Creation" by Terry Goodkind (excellent book with a whole different perspective from the rest of the series). Before that though I got into the "A Song of Fire and Ice" series because of the show. I'm going to dig into the next Goodkind book "Naked Empire" tonight. I haven't been on this big of a reading kick in awhile :)

#2609 eldergamer   Gold Star For Robot Boy CAGiversary!   5356 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 03:43 PM

Still reading Way of Kings by Sanderson. 700/1200.

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#2610 dmaul1114   Banned Banned   24688 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 04:13 PM

Finished The Shadows of Grace by David Dalglish and on to the final book in the series.

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Enjoying the series, but need to finish it up so I can start A Dance with Dragons soon--Kindle book will get delivered overnight since I have it preordered. Have been skimming through the chapter summaries of the earlier books on www.towerofthehand.com as well to refresh my memory before reading it.

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