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Re: What are you reading right now?

Post by Avatar » 09 Sep 2013 20:36

Reading Game of Thrones and have the newest Salvatore book, Companions, lying in wait.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Post by Nagash » 27 Oct 2013 20:25

Re-reading "The Black Company" by Glen Cook for umpteenth time. Still absolutely amazing.

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Post by Zhar » 27 Oct 2013 22:31

I wasn't able to get through Glen Cook. Tried 3 times already, the farthest I got in Black Company was around 300-400 pages.

Now reading Starfish by Peter Watts.

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Pretty awesome so far (I'm 250 pages in). It's really amazing to read about all this deep-sea stuff (Watts has a doctorate in marine biology so he knows his stuff) and all of it in a hard sci-fi setting. Recommended.

I think you can read/get all of his books here for free under the CC license:
http://www.rifters.com/
(navigate to Now -> Backlist)
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Nagash wrote: -'The First Heretic' Aaron Dembski-Bowden - WH40k novel from the Horus Heresy series. Amazing novel as much as most of books from the series, not quite what you would expect from typical "rpg-literature".

Sounds interesting, will reading that one 1st spoil anything from the others if I like it and want to go backwards?
You might like Stan Nicholls 'Orcs' books - Bodyguard of Lightning, Legion of Thunder, and Warriors of the Tempest
Written from the orcs perspective and also not what you would usually expect.
With Horus Heresy series you should really start from the beginning (unless you're big on the lore and you know what happened, then it doesn't matter so much). First five books are pretty much mandatory, after that it's like Wall Street when it comes to the quality of writing. Stick to James Swallow, Dan Abnett (with exception of Prospero Burns), Graham MacNeill, Aarond Dembski-Bowden and Gav Thorpe. You can pretty much skip all the rest as they're sub-par.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Post by Nagash » 13 Nov 2013 13:43

Zhar wrote:I wasn't able to get through Glen Cook. Tried 3 times already, the farthest I got in Black Company was around 300-400 pages.
I agree that mr Cook is not as masterful storyteller as Tolkien or Martin, yet the sheer magnitude of the things happening around the main characters just tickles my imagination the right way. Seven days long siege of a mage's tower with at least quarter of million casualties on both sides of the conflict! Spells that turn stone cliffs into lava! Imagine being simple soldier witnessing something like that, how helpless would that feel. It very much like being an orc in Dark Lord's army on the day of the battle on fields of Pelennor. Also I like how he "philosophizes" on relativity of good and evil, while making his characters serve the obviously evil side of the conflict. You could try book 2 "Shadows linger" of the black company chronicles btw, it's much more consistently written.

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Post by Zhar » 13 Nov 2013 19:32

I think I'll give it a shot some day (I can't stand by and see how the three books I got from the series are gathering dust on the shelves). Tolkien/Martin being different than that doesn't bother me as I don't like them very much. Tolkien's world-creation is outstanding but his prose is one of the most boring things to read. With Martin... Well, I think that the entire Songs of Ice and Fire are pretty much garbage (and I threw the 4 books I read into the garbage bin, where they belong).
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Post by gorboth » 13 Nov 2013 21:44

Zhar wrote:I think I'll give it a shot some day (I can't stand by and see how the three books I got from the series are gathering dust on the shelves). Tolkien/Martin being different than that doesn't bother me as I don't like them very much. Tolkien's world-creation is outstanding but his prose is one of the most boring things to read. With Martin... Well, I think that the entire Songs of Ice and Fire are pretty much garbage (and I threw the 4 books I read into the garbage bin, where they belong).
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Okay, so they are trashy. I confess. But hey, I've enjoyed my share of trash over the years, and Martin is definitely one of my guilty pleasures. Compared to some of the stuff I end up reading, though ... *shudder*

More confessions: because I share a Kindle with my daughter, I've been foolishly tricked into reading the Twilight Saga! (I don't want to talk about it.) *wail*

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Post by Amorana » 13 Nov 2013 22:42

gorboth wrote:
Zhar wrote:I think I'll give it a shot some day (I can't stand by and see how the three books I got from the series are gathering dust on the shelves). Tolkien/Martin being different than that doesn't bother me as I don't like them very much. Tolkien's world-creation is outstanding but his prose is one of the most boring things to read. With Martin... Well, I think that the entire Songs of Ice and Fire are pretty much garbage (and I threw the 4 books I read into the garbage bin, where they belong).
You know nothing, John Snow.

Okay, so they are trashy. I confess. But hey, I've enjoyed my share of trash over the years, and Martin is definitely one of my guilty pleasures. Compared to some of the stuff I end up reading, though ... *shudder*

More confessions: because I share a Kindle with my daughter, I've been foolishly tricked into reading the Twilight Saga! (I don't want to talk about it.) *wail*

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Post by Laurel » 13 Nov 2013 23:28

Amorana wrote:I have been praying for the mystical land of "Seattle" to come to Genesis ever since the trilogy came out! :twisted:
You'd rather RP Nirvana, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains or Pearl Jam? ;p

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Post by gorboth » 14 Nov 2013 06:46

Heh, I hail from that mystic land myself. And, believe it or not, my father knew Jerry Cantrell from Alice in Chains, because he was principal at the high school Jerry attended in his young days. ;-)

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Post by Amorana » 14 Nov 2013 16:26

Laurel wrote:
Amorana wrote:I have been praying for the mystical land of "Seattle" to come to Genesis ever since the trilogy came out! :twisted:
You'd rather RP Nirvana, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains or Pearl Jam? ;p
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