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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 5:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Trying to remember whether I read "World Without End". I believe I did. Let us know what you think of it, Av.


I will. You should remember...it only came out this year IIRC. Laughing Finished [i]Pillars[i]. Waiting for the GF to finish the sequel so I can start it. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Trying to remember whether I read "World Without End". I believe I did. Let us know what you think of it, Av.


I will. You should remember...it only came out this year IIRC. Laughing Finished [i]Pillars[i]. Waiting for the GF to finish the sequel so I can start it. Very Happy

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Well, there's that short-term memory loss thing...wait, what wer e we talking about? Laughing

I remember now! I was debating over whether to buy the e-reader version or invest in the doorstop-sized dead-tree version. Then I saw that Magickmaker had the dead-tree version, and still waffled, but in the end I borrowed it from her. So I did read it, ha! Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

'Bout a quarter of the way through it now. Enjoying it, but it's not as good as Pillars.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2010 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It wasn't bad, but it wasn't as great as the first one...a touch predictable, and not much build up.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 2:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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It wasn't bad, but it wasn't as great as the first one...a touch predictable, and not much build up.

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My sentiments too. Probably why I couldn't remember whether I'd read it -- it wasn't as good as the first one.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whitethorn: A Novel of Africa by Bryce Courtney. Pretty damn good.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've read The Potato Factory, Tommo and Hawk and Solomon's song of Courtenay's.

I enjoyed the Potato Factory the most - half the book is set in a location I'm very familiar with which helps.

I did find though that I'd had enough after Solomon's song.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 5:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never read any of his other stuff. May revise that now...really enjoying this one.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 5:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Starting "Fatal Revenant" for the first time! Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

just finished Craig Ferguson's autobiography.

starting up on Under the Dome by Stephen King
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im reading The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown.

Too much like his other books which makes this ones entire plot incredibly predictable. I will finish it cause im already about halfway thorugh. But I wouldnt recommend it.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's good to know, SB. I was thinking of reading it because it's set in DC, but I was going to wait to borrow it from the library anyhow... Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I finished it this weekend. If I hadnt have bought it, I would have said it was OK and worth reading. But it wasnt good enough to pay hardback price for it. Again, not because it wasnt a good book but because he (Dan Brown) is using some of the same plot lines yet again.
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That's why they call it formula fiction. Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Day Of The Jackel by Frederick Forsyth. Excellent.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The Day Of The Jackel by Frederick Forsyth. Excellent.


oh wow I read that about 20 years ago - it was good!
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The Day Of The Jackel by Frederick Forsyth. Excellent.


Would like to read that. The film (the original) is very good.

Currently, in terms of fiction, I'm reading Italo Calvino's Cosmicomics. I've loved everything I've ever read by Calvino, and this is shaping up the same.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 2:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just finished reading I am Legend and other shorts by Richard Matheson. I really like his stuff.
Also finished No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy. First book of his I read. Great character development with minimal word use. I want to read The Road next.
Now reading Thunderer by Felix Gilman. About thirty pages in, not bad so far. I like the concept of competing Gods in a massive city state.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 4:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I like the concept of competing Gods in a massive city state.


Sorry...
I know it's not literature...
But I just can't let that slip by...

Check out the Watch's own Acropolis down in Gravin Threndor, if such concepts appeal to you...
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Very Happy Good catch!

I've checked out Acropolis before. Unfortunately, I get on the Watch so infrequently that I never bothered to play. It looks like fun though--it really appeals the the D&D and all things mythical part of my soul!
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