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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #375 on: July 19, 2014, 09:36:33 pm »
Just finished reading Fool Moon, the second book of the Dresden Files series. It was rather enjoyable, I have to say. However.
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In any case, I'm now reading The Expanse. So far a few chapter into Leviathan Wakes and it seems most like a sci-fi version of A Song of Ice and Fire. Not only that, but the author seems to understand how real spacecraft fly. Needless to say, I'm enjoying it greatly.

I agree with you on all of the points you raised; they're the major reasons I consider Fool Moon to be the weakest book in the series. Grave Peril is where Butcher really hits his stride.
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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #376 on: July 22, 2014, 02:58:21 pm »
Finally started reading the Guru Granth Sahib.

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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #377 on: July 30, 2014, 10:57:22 pm »
Heart of Darkness, for "Modern" Literature.
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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #378 on: September 15, 2014, 10:19:37 pm »
Kronos

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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #379 on: September 16, 2014, 09:41:44 pm »
Just finished The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath.

Makes you realise how non-Lovecraftian Lovecraft is at times. Like, when the protagonist arrives at the forbidden city of the gods flying on winged horrors and leading an army of ghouls, and is faced with the crawling chaos Nyarlathotep, you more or less expect him to be reduced to gibbering madness by a glimpse of cosmic horror, right? You certainly don't expect Nyarlathotep to start talking about how lovely New England is in the spring.
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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #380 on: September 16, 2014, 10:03:08 pm »
Just finished The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath.

Makes you realise how non-Lovecraftian Lovecraft is at times. Like, when the protagonist arrives at the forbidden city of the gods flying on winged horrors and leading an army of ghouls, and is faced with the crawling chaos Nyarlathotep, you more or less expect him to be reduced to gibbering madness by a glimpse of cosmic horror, right? You certainly don't expect Nyarlathotep to start talking about how lovely New England is in the spring.
It had racism at least, right?

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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #381 on: September 16, 2014, 10:27:31 pm »
Every black character is a slave. Also: three ghouls get kidnapped by lunar toad-things? Let's start a war! Black people get regularly sold to them and presumably eaten? Meh, who cares.

Admittedly the ghouls were kind of adorable, but still. It says something when your protagonist finds it easier to relate to dog-headed corpse-eating creatures than to other human beings.
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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #382 on: September 18, 2014, 10:08:57 am »
Picked up a copy of John Dies At The End from work yesterday.  Really enjoying it so far :)

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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #383 on: September 18, 2014, 10:17:57 am »
Read A Clockwork Orange a couple weeks ago. That was fucked up. More recently I read through volumes 10, 11, and 12 of the Fullmetal Alchemist manga, William Shakespeare's The Jedi Doth Return (which was just as amazing as you'd expect, I've read all three now!), and I'm just finishing up Nineteen Eighty-Four again.

Oh, and I found the oddest thing; a manga adaptation of Les Misérables which I HAD to get, having read the book and watched the crappy movie and been obsessed with the musical for the last few years... it did a pretty good job actually. It's surprisingly short, but fairly accurate to the overall story, and the artwork was... more or less what you'd expect.


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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #384 on: September 18, 2014, 12:59:45 pm »
Continuing my Lovecraft trend, The Case of Charles Dexter Ward. Pretty good, with the usual caveats re: racism and loving descriptions of New England.
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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #385 on: September 18, 2014, 07:46:26 pm »
loving descriptions of New England.
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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #386 on: September 18, 2014, 07:57:28 pm »
Started rereading the Harry Potter series I forgot how strange the books were.

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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #387 on: September 18, 2014, 10:03:16 pm »
Read A Clockwork Orange a couple weeks ago. That was fucked up.

I've got a copy of A Clockwork Orange, but I haven't yet managed to get past the first few pages :(

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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #388 on: September 18, 2014, 10:50:16 pm »
loving descriptions of New England.
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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #389 on: September 29, 2014, 10:01:48 pm »
On today's episode of "Lovecraft is not always so Lovecraftian": Satire! Specifically, a short story making fun of people who don't quite know what "Ibid." means.

Especially jarring since I read it shortly after The Colour Out Of Space, which is very much classic Lovecraft.
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