What are you reading?

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

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  1. Raja_Io Force Ghost

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

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

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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 Force Ghost

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

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

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  7. Darth_Fizyk Jedi Grand Master

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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 Force Ghost

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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 Force Ghost

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

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    Lux perpetua by Andrzej Sapkowski
  11. CrazyAni Jedi Master

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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 Force Ghost

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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 Jedi Master

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

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  15. Amon_Amarth Force Ghost

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    Exile by Aaron Allston.
  16. Cobranaconda Force Ghost

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    Haha, you finally got it?

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

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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 Force Ghost

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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 Force Ghost

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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 Force Ghost

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  21. Darth_Fizyk Jedi Grand Master

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  22. Amon_Amarth Force Ghost

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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 Force Ghost

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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 Force Ghost

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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 Force Ghost

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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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