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Discussion in 'Slavic Countries General Discussion' started by Darth_Fizyk, Nov 24, 2003.

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  1. Raja_Io

    Raja_Io Jedi Master star 4

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    Glen, haven't you been reading it for... two months? :confused:
     
  2. Cobranaconda

    Cobranaconda Jedi Master star 7

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    No, I finished it ages ago. I'm now re-reading :p
     
  3. Raja_Io

    Raja_Io Jedi Master star 4

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    Ah. I thought 1000 pages was that long for you :p

    I don't remember exactly who, but someone from my family has that book. If it's good enough to re-read, I may borrow it and have a try. Once the exams are over, I feel a hunger for normal literature...
     
  4. Cobranaconda

    Cobranaconda Jedi Master star 7

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    Masochistic courtesans and Royal intrigue is normal? :p
     
  5. Darth_Fizyk

    Darth_Fizyk Jedi Knight star 5

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    Glen... You haven't been to Poland, have You? :p
     
  6. Cobranaconda

    Cobranaconda Jedi Master star 7

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  7. Darth_Fizyk

    Darth_Fizyk Jedi Knight star 5

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    Then you don't know what's normal in poland, and based on our politic leaders and their scandals I would say that 'Masochistic courtesans and Royal intrigue' is normal :p
     
  8. Raja_Io

    Raja_Io Jedi Master star 4

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    Our vice-PM: "So... one can rape a prostitute? [face_laugh]"
    You see what I mean.

    And seriously, it's totally normal compared to logic, cognitive psychology and history of political thought.

    On topic: I've just finished Wyrms. I'll start Dick's We can build you tomorrow.
     
  9. Amon_Amarth

    Amon_Amarth Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    A devil's chamberlain by Richard Dawkins.
     
  10. Raja_Io

    Raja_Io Jedi Master star 4

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    Lux perpetua by Andrzej Sapkowski
     
  11. CrazyAni

    CrazyAni Jedi Master star 4

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    "Crime and Punishment" by Dostoewsky. Now I feel bad that I've never read it at school before. [face_blush]
     
  12. Raja_Io

    Raja_Io Jedi Master star 4

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    I adore this book.

    I'm still on my Philip K. Dick spree, currently on "World made by Jones". And want more :p
     
  13. Deciple_of_Malak

    Deciple_of_Malak Jedi Master star 4

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    H.Pagels - Perfects Symmetry: The Search for the Beginning of Time
     
  14. Lord_of_all_Noldor

    Lord_of_all_Noldor Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Spellfire, Ed Greenwood.
     
  15. Amon_Amarth

    Amon_Amarth Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Exile by Aaron Allston.
     
  16. Cobranaconda

    Cobranaconda Jedi Master star 7

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    Haha, you finally got it?

    Changed your mind about Allston yet? :p
     
  17. Raja_Io

    Raja_Io Jedi Master star 4

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    I've just finished Speaker for the Dead (and before that, Ender's Game, of course) by O.S. Card.

    I'm going to begin with Kushiel's Dart tomorrow :)
     
  18. Cobranaconda

    Cobranaconda Jedi Master star 7

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    Yay, Kushiel :p

    I started a new series: Trudi Canavan's Age of the Five. Pretty good actually. Well, the first book, Priestess of the White is anyway :p
     
  19. Amon_Amarth

    Amon_Amarth Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Changed your mind about Allston yet?

    Yes, I did. I don't think he's boring anymore. Now I think he sucks!
    :p
     
  20. Cobranaconda

    Cobranaconda Jedi Master star 7

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  21. Darth_Fizyk

    Darth_Fizyk Jedi Knight star 5

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  22. Amon_Amarth

    Amon_Amarth Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Seriously, I don't see what do you see in this guy. :p I still have to read the X-Wing series, but if they are all like the rest of Allston's opus, then I don't think it is worth wasting the time.
     
  23. Cobranaconda

    Cobranaconda Jedi Master star 7

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    It's funny dammit! Don't think of the plot, don't think of the silly characterisation, don't think of the uber-dark-oh-no-we're-all-about-to-be-killed-by-Jacen line the series is developing; just think of how fun it is to be alive and reading a comedic Star Wars book.

    I don't know... maybe something gets lost from your viewpoint, because just about every native-English-speaker who reads SW books that I know thinks Allston wins :p

    And the X-Wing series has a decent plot that Allston made mostly himself, with just a bit of help from Stackpole, Zahn, Shapiro and Rostini. In LotF, everything has to go through the other two authors first, so Denning and Traviss must think it's good, otherwise they'd reject it :p
     
  24. Amon_Amarth

    Amon_Amarth Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    There are funny lines and comic situations, but the plot is... dry. A couple of jokes do not make a good book, in my book. :p
     
  25. Cobranaconda

    Cobranaconda Jedi Master star 7

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    Then blame Denning and Traviss for leaving him nothing left to write. Think, Allston got to cover the opening, then Traviss and Denning did loads in Bloddlines and Tempest, so Allston had to stall for time in Exile, and then Traviss and Denning will steal everything again.
     
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