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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:08 pm    Post subject: A First Time Reader. Reply with quote

So, today I found a left over book-shop gift voucher and bought The Real Story, Forbidden Knowledge and A Dark and Hngry God Arises.

I'll be reading them after i finish my current book (Neverwhere by Neil Giaman.)

I figured I'd stick all my thoughts in one thread as I go along to avoid spoilers.

So, yea, watch this space in the next week or two. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We'll be watching, Warmark. That's what we do here.

Hang on. You are in for quite a ride!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I started tonight. Thumbs Up
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 3:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Enjoy the ride.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 3:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Warmark:
The story is rude, crude, and vulgar in sections.
But as Sorus said: "Enjoy the ride."
One of the best sci-fi stories I have read yet!
(Another Donaldson masterpiece)
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree, you will only regret reading the Gap if you do not finish it.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It can take some getting used to because, unlike Covenant, the Gap's suffering isn't alleviated by scenes of beauty or tranquility. It's brutal and vicious pretty much start to finish, but also utterly brilliant. Again, it takes some getting used to, but that's an effort very much worth making.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with the others - this is a great series. The first book is rough and there are parts that are hard to get through, but if you can stick through it, the last 2 books are some of the best sci-fi I've ever read.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 5:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Warmark, any progress reports?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, im away from home just now and i forgot the take my book with me. Embarassed

However, im about 100 pages in and i'm really enjoying it. Angus is superb.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just finished The Real Story, so I'll be starting Forbidden Knowledge tomorrow. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 1:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm taking an absolute age to get through this book, but i am really enjoying it. Davies has just been ''born'' and the Amnion bio-chemistry culture is very well done.

Kind of disapointed by the lack of Angus though, hopefully there will be more of him in the later books.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 1:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Without getting into specifics, your patience will be rewarded.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 2:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing
I just got to a chapter about Angus. He's just been turned into a cyborg. Laughing Shocked Hopefully he does some awesome stuff with all his new gadgets.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, you've reached the point where things start to really get interesting. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 2:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Onto ADAHGA tomorrow as i finished FN tonight. Big Grin
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Agree 100% with what CovenantJr said. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with you Warmark, Angus is a very interesting character. I always loved reading a chapter from his POV.

ADAHGA is not only a great title Very Happy , but it is where the series becomes unputdownable!! It just goes from great to brilliant IMO...
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would it be a spoiler if I told you about all the beautiful unicorns who end up saving the day?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you still reading Warmark.
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