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PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2004 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Ok, you guys have convinced me. I ordered Gates from amazon.com last night.


Yay! Let us know how you like it Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2004 2:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Strap yourself in Dlb! Your in for quite a ride! Let us know what you think.
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...But what's up in SA? Edge didn't seem too confident that he'd ever get Runes...


Been informed by local branch of large chain that Runes should be available here in December. Can't wait! Smile

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2005 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK I need to get some updates....

dlb, Dragonlily, what did you think???

Av, have you found this book yet?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2005 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I read it a few months ago after seeing a mention of it on the back cover of "The Ten Thousand".

Definitely one of the most powerful stories I've ever read. If they do ever make a movie out of this, I hope they can do the book justice...

On a related note, I also checked out Tides of War after I read Gates of Fire but I just couldn't get into it at all (though I'm open to trying it again). Is his "Amazon" (can't recall the title) book worth reading?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2005 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Last of the Amazons" is a decent read. I'd put it on par w/ "The Ten Thousand". It's better than "Tides of War" which I had a hard time getting into as well, and not as good as his newest "The Virtues of War".

None of them approach "Gates" although "Virtues" is a very good read about Alexander the Great. If you are going to read another Pressfield novel, "Virtues" is the one.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2005 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brinn wrote:
OK I need to get some updates....

dlb, Dragonlily, what did you think???

Av, have you found this book yet?


Ok, I've been avoiding this thread - I have to admit, and I'm ashamed to say, that for me Gates is a difficult read. I will persist, Brinn, if you say I should - after I finish Brunson's book on poker, that is. Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2005 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OMG!!! I'm ashamed to say I know you!!! Wink

How far did you get? And did you start Super / System yet?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2005 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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OMG!!! I'm ashamed to say I know you!!! Wink

How far did you get? And did you start Super / System yet?


<cowers under desk from the withering force of Brinn's scorn>

I've only read the first 30 pages or so of Gates. I know, stick with it. And yes, I'm reading Super System now too, and also The Real Story (also not a very good read, IMO.)
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2005 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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"Last of the Amazons" is a decent read. I'd put it on par w/ "The Ten Thousand". It's better than "Tides of War" which I had a hard time getting into as well, and not as good as his newest "The Virtues of War".

None of them approach "Gates" although "Virtues" is a very good read about Alexander the Great. If you are going to read another Pressfield novel, "Virtues" is the one.


Ah, thanks for that. I've been wondering which of his books to read... I've heard bad reviews about all the others but I think I might give Virtues a go.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2005 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alrighty, then, let's take another look!! Very Happy

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 2:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Go dlb. Keep your independence. Wink

Once I've read THE TEN THOUSAND, it will be a natural segue to read GATES OF FIRE. I might be delayed by GODS AND LEGIONS, which is about Emperor Julian, one of my favorite historical mavericks.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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"Last of the Amazons" is a decent read. I'd put it on par w/ "The Ten Thousand". It's better than "Tides of War" which I had a hard time getting into as well, and not as good as his newest "The Virtues of War".

None of them approach "Gates" although "Virtues" is a very good read about Alexander the Great. If you are going to read another Pressfield novel, "Virtues" is the one.


<---adding Virtues to the ever-expanding list of books to check out
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dlb,

Keep reading man!!!! Even if you absolutely hate it do it is a favor to me. If after you've read it you still think it was a bad book I'll be absolutely astounded.

If I had that attitude I would have never read the rest of the chronicles as I <heaven forbid> thought that Lord Foul's Bane was a bit slow.

KEEP GOING!!!!!!
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Bumped for Skeletal Grace.
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I haven't pushed this book in quite a while. I must be slipping! Shocked
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LOL!!! Keep up the good work Fist. I will no be happy until every man women and child on this board has read this masterpiece!
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Those who haven't read it shouldn't be "tsk"ing anybody, young lady!!!
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