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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #135 on: August 15, 2012, 10:10:05 am »
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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #136 on: August 15, 2012, 06:58:55 pm »
I'm working my way though a compilation of some of Franz Kafka's works; just finished reading The Metamorphosis. I'm starting to understand why we have the term "Kafkaesque" but I'm loving every page.

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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #137 on: September 04, 2012, 01:04:58 am »
Finally started A Game of Throne. Even by page 100, if the person's name is Lannister but isn't Tyrion, you know that you will hate them.

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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #138 on: September 05, 2012, 09:22:56 pm »
Reading Jerusalem: A biography by simon montefior.

Its a really good objective look at the history of the city, only problem is its fucking hard to keep track of the named because EVERYBODY KEEPS KILLING EACH OTHER.

Cant turn a page without someone getting stabbed, shot, burned, crucified, raped, beheaded, hanged, poisoned, thrown off a cliff, had molten gold poured down their throats. I'm just surprised that someone hasnt been buttfucked by an elephant as a method of execution
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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #139 on: September 05, 2012, 10:39:57 pm »
You probably haven't got to that part yet, then.

I'm currently reading Flat Earth News, which I definitely recommend.

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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #140 on: September 05, 2012, 11:31:15 pm »
Oh, I forgot, made it to Volume III of Les Miserables. Finally figured out the Bonaparte/Buonaparte thing. Apparently the Royalists pronounced it with a different accent for some reason. I hadn't known that.


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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #141 on: September 09, 2012, 03:05:11 pm »
I'm currently about halfway through Mappa Mundi by Justina Robson.  It's excellent so far, just like all of her other books I've read.

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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #142 on: September 14, 2012, 08:37:35 pm »
I just finished "The Hunger Games" trilogy. Overall, I loved the books. I like that since they are written in first person, the author can throw in plot twists and keep the reader guessing since Katniss does not know what is going on. (I did manage to guess what she would do at the execution, though.)
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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #143 on: September 14, 2012, 08:47:54 pm »
Owlmage trilogy.  Which is the end of the "modern" Heralds of Valdemar series which I kinda hate but that means my next couple of books move into the Alternate Ancient Egypt universe with dragons!

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« Reply #144 on: September 14, 2012, 08:57:10 pm »
Owlmage trilogy.  Which is the end of the "modern" Heralds of Valdemar series

That trilogy was the only set of Velgarth books I wasn't very fond of. (Though the Foundation trilogy was rather lackluster as well.)

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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #145 on: September 14, 2012, 09:05:21 pm »
Foundation's a Quadlogy actually.  Fourth book out this fall.  And should, if I'm thinking correctly, finally spell out the mystery of who Mags really is.

And of course I'm talking about the Jouster's series.  I love that sorta shit.

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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #146 on: September 14, 2012, 09:28:44 pm »
I put down A Clash of Kings and have started Catch 22. Easily one of the funniest books I have read in a while.

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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #147 on: September 15, 2012, 06:00:56 pm »
I'm currently reading How to Live on Mars by Robert Zubrin.  Pretty funny stuff.

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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #148 on: September 16, 2012, 05:23:39 am »
I put down A Clash of Kings and have started Catch 22. Easily one of the funniest books I have read in a while.

That is my favourite book of all time. It's actually beautiful.

Oh, I forgot, made it to Volume III of Les Miserables. Finally figured out the Bonaparte/Buonaparte thing. Apparently the Royalists pronounced it with a different accent for some reason. I hadn't known that.

To emphasize that Napoleon was Italian, not French. At least by birth.

I'm reading some serious Hemmingway- And the Sun Also Rises. Not a big fan of For Whom the Bell Tolls, but I'll give him a chance. The first romance bit was well done. Pretty writing occasionally.
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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #149 on: September 16, 2012, 03:33:21 pm »
Owlmage trilogy.  Which is the end of the "modern" Heralds of Valdemar series which I kinda hate but that means my next couple of books move into the Alternate Ancient Egypt universe with dragons!

Ironbite-DRAGONS!

Not a fan of Valdemar, but I loved the Tian Jousters series.  Lackey's Elemental Mage series is also AWESOME.
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