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Discussion in 'Literature' started by junio, Jan 24, 2001.

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  1. Dewlanna Solo

    Dewlanna Solo Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Wedge 88, I'm reading Guns of teh South right now. Very interesting. Any recommendations for which Turtledove to read next?
     
  2. Jeremyguy

    Jeremyguy Jedi Padawan star 4

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    The Dark Tower series is awesome. I wonder when the next one is coming out? "Wizard and Glass" came out a couple of years ago, but King finishes the DT books very sporadically.


    EDIT: This is from http://www.stephenking.com in response to "When will the next Dark Tower book be out?":

    "Stephen suggests you read Hearts in Atlantis (in stores September 1999)--it's not an actual Dark Tower book, but is part of the story. The next actual Dark Tower book has not yet been written and does not have a title, but if all goes well, it should be out in 2001, followed by two more--one in 2002 and the final one in 2003."

    I have not read "Hearts in Atlantis"; can anyone comment (sans spoilers, please) on its relationship to The Dark Tower?

    BTW, it's pretty clear that the answer was written some time ago. :)
     
  3. Mandalore74

    Mandalore74 Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Unfortuanetly, I am a college student, so you name it and I am reading it. Whether it is Gloria Steinem, or Micro Principles of Economics, or Business Administration , or (UGH) Oedipes (in Greek), or one of my favorites (for the second time) Things Fall Apart (love that book). Some how, I find time to squeeze in Isard's Revenge (almost done), Star Fighters of Adumar (the BEST X-Wing novel) Rogue Planet, Darth Maul:Shadow Hunter (just started yesterday), and the Essential Chronology. I am eagirly awaiting Edge of Victory I:Conquest.
     
  4. Keyan_Stele

    Keyan_Stele Jedi Master star 2

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    Oct 26, 2000
    Can't resist....
    I'm reading this thread.
    Muahahhaaaa
     
  5. Duran_Filewn

    Duran_Filewn Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Right now I am rereading Zahns' Thrawn Trilogy, I just started HttF, I am also reading W.E.B. Griffins series Brotherhood of War.
     
  6. Qui-Gonn Jinn

    Qui-Gonn Jinn Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Are the books still good when you re-read them?
     
  7. DarthSeti5

    DarthSeti5 Jedi Knight star 5

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    I'm reading Dune: House Harkonnen. It's pretty good read. KJA and Frank Herbert's son, Brian wrote it together.
     
  8. Grand Admiral Reese

    Grand Admiral Reese Jedi Knight star 6

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    I'm reading Shadow Hunter right now.
     
  9. Jagged_Fel

    Jagged_Fel Jedi Youngling star 2

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    I just finished the Lando Adventures and was glad I had the EC to fill in the blanks. I knew some from the Han trilogy but not enough. All in all, I'd say the Lando books are a good read. I liked Vuffi Raa and wouldn't mind if he returned to EU.

    I am reading Shadow Hunter right now. It is good. Much better than I expected.

    Next up for me is the Han Adventures and then a small amount of EU to finish it off, then Herbert's Dune, then Conquest.
     
  10. junio

    junio Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Ugh, my English teacher wants us to read The Merchant of Venice. That's for March. I have to read a book for my Spanish class for next Tuesday. And I am almost finished with The Hobbit. Great book so far. I still have to finish One Hundrer Years of Solitude for my Spanish class, the test should be in a week or 2. I hate when I have to read lots of books for my school. I think that after The Hobbit I will read the first Harry Potter book.
     
  11. Jeremyguy

    Jeremyguy Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Shadow Hunter (finally!)

    Shakespeare is cool, junio, though I didn't appreciate him until I was in college. :)
     
  12. InasneChiss

    InasneChiss Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Right now I'm working on "Ride the Wind" and "The Zentraedi Rebellion"
     
  13. Austin_Solo

    Austin_Solo Jedi Youngling star 3

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    I just finished the third book of Harry Potter, and am now starting Dune.
     
  14. CJ24

    CJ24 Jedi Youngling

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    High Time to Kill. Its one of the newer James Bond novels
     
  15. DarthBoba

    DarthBoba Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Timeline by Michael Crichton...awesome book!
     
  16. Rogue Canuck

    Rogue Canuck Jedi Youngling

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    Right now I am reading 'Good Omens' by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. Then I will read 'Darth Maul Shadow Hunter'.
     
  17. wild_karrde

    wild_karrde Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    This thread!

    Seriously - re-reading Conquerors' Trilogy by Tim Zahn.
     
  18. rumsmuggler

    rumsmuggler Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Timeline was great...
     
  19. Freyja

    Freyja Jedi Padawan star 4

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    The Source by James Michener. I am only about a hundred pages in. Has anybody else read it?
     
  20. MAD6121

    MAD6121 Jedi Youngling star 3

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    I am currently reading Shadow Hunter which is awesome.
     
  21. junio

    junio Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I can't say that I have appreciated any of the Shakespeare plays I've read. The stories may be interesting, but he made them boring. And the language, ugh! I read Romeo and Juliet and hated it, read Julius Caesar, and kinda liked it. Now this year I read Macbeth and again, hated it. I hope I get to enjoy The Merchant of Venice, but I won't set up my hopes...
     
  22. Jeremyguy

    Jeremyguy Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Like I said, it took me until college to appreciate him. I thought very much the same things you are thinking until then. :)
     
  23. Wedge 88

    Wedge 88 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    "Wedge 88, I'm reading Guns of teh South right now. Very interesting. Any recommendations for which Turtledove to read next?"

    Hmm, well, that was the first Turtledove book I read as well. I have only read two... I finished The Great War: American Front a few weeks ago and I am starting to get into it's sequal, Walk in Hell. I like the idea of the CSA still being in existance, so the World War and Civilazation series, the ones with the aliens, don't really intrest me right now. Plus, I have always enjoyed fiction about WWI more than WWII.

    After Guns of the South read either The Great War series or the World War/Civilazation series. I personaly vouch for The Great War. Enjoy.

    "has anyone read the two Shadow books by Orson Scott Card? are they good?"

    I have read Ender's Shadow and I am half way through Shadow of the Hegemon. I enjoy them more that I enjoyed the sequels to Ender's Game. They got to preaching and scientific for me, I couldn't really see the story.
     
  24. Kadue

    Kadue Jedi Knight star 5

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    I've just finished a series by Sara Douglass called the Wayfarer Redemption, 'Deja Dead' and 'Death du Jour' by Kathy Riechs, all very good books, plus I plan on rereading some of Isaac Asimov's books.
     
  25. Bogga

    Bogga Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I'm currently reading 1984 by George Orwell and recently finished Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card.
     
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