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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #330 on: December 07, 2013, 02:48:38 pm »
I haven't read the Ravenor series but I've liked the Gaunt's ghosts series by Abnett.
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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #331 on: December 07, 2013, 10:32:49 pm »
Good choice.

Of course, there's not much else out there...

Interesting. I might keep an eye out for that one :D

Peter H. Wilson, of Thirty Years' War fame, has an earlier book that heavily involves Prussia*. It's very good, probably better than Iron Kingdom, though I do like that one as well. It's a little more dry and a lot longer.

Just read Dan Abnett's latest in the Ravenor series. Very confusing, but very good!

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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #332 on: December 08, 2013, 12:57:03 am »
I haven't read the Ravenor series but I've liked the Gaunt's ghosts series by Abnett.

Ravenor is probably the best stuff he's ever done, even better than GG. Read Eisenhorn first, even though it isn't as good, because it sets up the situation well.
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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #333 on: January 18, 2014, 07:06:02 pm »
Forgot to mention, but I started re-reading Tad Williams' Otherland series a month or two ago, I'm up to the third book now. I'd forgotten how good these books were...


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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #334 on: February 06, 2014, 11:44:27 am »
James Clavell's Shōgun.

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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #335 on: February 06, 2014, 11:46:02 am »
Finished the third Otherland book, on to the last one. I love this series.


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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #336 on: February 06, 2014, 12:52:31 pm »
The Better Angels of Our Nature by Stephen Pinker.

I mostly read non-fiction stuff thoough I'd quite like to read more fiction.  The problem is I don't really know what sort of fiction books I like, as weird as that sounds.

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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #337 on: February 06, 2014, 03:53:56 pm »
I'm currently falling in love with the Flat Earth series by Tanith Lee. I've read Night's Master and Death Master so far, and I'm incredibly into her style.

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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #338 on: February 10, 2014, 09:55:52 pm »
Looking for Alaska by John Green (of TFioS fame). It's a marvelous deconstruction of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl trope, showing what would realistically happen to a MPDG who has a habit of
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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #339 on: February 16, 2014, 08:00:04 pm »
Just finished the last Otherland book! The ending is more.. satisfying than I remember, but then again I had forgotten a LOT of details since last time I read them.


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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #340 on: February 24, 2014, 01:43:57 am »
Takaki, Ronald. (1998). Strangers from a Different Shore: A History of Asian Americans. New York, NY: Back Bay Books.

Good so far, there are some lapses in his argument in that they open differing interpretations but it's nevertheless well researched.

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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #341 on: February 24, 2014, 01:52:38 am »
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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #342 on: February 24, 2014, 01:55:19 am »
Just finished Hollow City: The Second Novel Of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. It was just as great as the first one! I also started on The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson. It's... well, the title says it all, really.


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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #343 on: February 24, 2014, 04:38:52 am »
Just read Fall of Giants by Ken Follett. Surprisingly, quite satisfying though of course quite kiddy and superficial. Maybe I liked it because it was just so long.
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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #344 on: February 24, 2014, 12:05:05 pm »
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