Discussion in 'Community' started by droideka27, Aug 31, 2005.
speaking of depressing, i'm reading "the road".
Oh man I nearly lost the will to live with that one.
A Song of Ice and Fire is good, but not great IMO. I haven't read A Dance with Dragons yet, though - still waiting on the paperback. Which, last I saw, had been delayed again. I much prefer Sanderson. And Modesitt. And Tolkien. And several others, too
Which reminds me, I recently read Ilona Andrews' Kate Daniels series, which was quite good.
@tom ... why?
RJ, that kind surprises me. I didn't figure that was your type of thing. I read the first two books a while ago, and I have the third on hold at the library ... which means I'll get to it the 2nd of never They weren't bad.
I like well-developed worlds, and I like the concept its based on. Also, it reminds me a lot of the Dresden books, which are similarly quite good.
And now for Book 2:
alternative history is, like, the wackest literary pursuit imaginable. except maybe for time travel-dependent alternative history
Alternative history is much fun though!
what is newt gingrich's genre of choice? yeah. i thought so.
Harry Turtledove? Robert Conroy? You're argument is invalid. HT's Southern Victory series is amazing.
what about Harry Paratestikkels? you read him? he's the best
I'll have to look into him
I started Mistborn. So far I'm enjoying it. Thanks for the recommendation.
i bet you will
Wheel of Time definitely gets better as the series progresses. Though I can't tell if that's Jordan getting better at his craft or just Nynaeve and Egwene becoming less annoying.
About halfway through book 2 at the moment.
Maybe it's just a mistaken impression, but from reading the dust covers, it seems like Turtledove has a huge fixation on "What If This Big Racist Won And Ruled Everything" stories. Suffice it to say I do not see the appeal.
I tried reading Wheel of Time wayyy back in the day and couldn't get into it. I wasn't much of a fan for how Jordan wrote the female characters either. He was fairly good at world building though.
Mike when have i ever done anything based on your approval?
Harry Turtledove is a terrible writer. Sure, his grand ideas are fun, but actually reading his novels are chores.
anyways did i tell you not to read alternative fiction, vivec? no. i publically observed that it was wack. so keep up the good work
If your true love gave you two harry turtledoves on any day of christmas, kill him/her.
holdiin out for three french "hens", actually
Well I like his style. I can read it easily.
Yeah, Turtledove is the alternate history equivalent of Mark Millar.
It is my pleasure to constantly recommend Sanderson Glad you're enjoying it!
@RC-1991 Yay, you're reading it!
@Team Padme Nice! tbh, I haven't been able to keep track of which is which since the NJO (all those one-word titles! ). How is it? I still need to read the last one in the series; never got around to it ...