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Amph What book are you reading right now?

Discussion in 'Community' started by droideka27, Aug 31, 2005.

  1. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

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    speaking of depressing, i'm reading "the road".
     
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  2. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    Oh man I nearly lost the will to live with that one.
     
  3. Rogue...Jedi

    Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    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 :p

    Which reminds me, I recently read Ilona Andrews' Kate Daniels series, which was quite good.
     
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  4. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    tom ... why? :p

    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 :p They weren't bad.
     
  5. Rogue...Jedi

    Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    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.
     
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  6. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Chosen One star 8

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    And now for Book 2:

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  7. Rogue_Ten

    Rogue_Ten Chosen One star 7

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    alternative history is, like, the wackest literary pursuit imaginable. except maybe for time travel-dependent alternative history
     
  8. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    Alternative history is much fun though!
     
  9. Rogue_Ten

    Rogue_Ten Chosen One star 7

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    what is newt gingrich's genre of choice? yeah. i thought so.

    wack.
     
  10. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    Harry Turtledove? Robert Conroy? You're argument is invalid. HT's Southern Victory series is amazing.
     
  11. Rogue_Ten

    Rogue_Ten Chosen One star 7

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    what about Harry Paratestikkels? you read him? he's the best
     
  12. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    I'll have to look into him
     
  13. Ezio Skywalker

    Ezio Skywalker Jedi Master star 4

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    I started Mistborn. So far I'm enjoying it. Thanks for the recommendation.
     
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  14. Rogue_Ten

    Rogue_Ten Chosen One star 7

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    i bet you will
     
  15. RC-1991

    RC-1991 Jedi Master star 4

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    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.
     
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  16. Jabba-wocky

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

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    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.
     
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  17. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    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.
     
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  18. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Chosen One star 8

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    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.
     
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  19. Rogue_Ten

    Rogue_Ten Chosen One star 7

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    the turtmeister

    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
     
  20. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Chosen One star 8

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    If your true love gave you two harry turtledoves on any day of christmas, kill him/her.
     
  21. Rogue_Ten

    Rogue_Ten Chosen One star 7

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    holdiin out for three french "hens", actually
     
  22. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    Well I like his style. I can read it easily.
     
  23. Adam of Nuchtern

    Adam of Nuchtern Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Yeah, Turtledove is the alternate history equivalent of Mark Millar.
     
  24. Allana_Rey

    Allana_Rey Jedi Master star 4

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  25. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    It is my pleasure to constantly recommend Sanderson :p 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! :p ). How is it? I still need to read the last one in the series; never got around to it ...