Amph What book are you reading right now?

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

  1. tom Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Mar 14, 2004
    star 6
    speaking of depressing, i'm reading "the road".
    NYCitygurl likes this.
  2. I Are The Internets Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Nov 20, 2012
    star 7
    Oh man I nearly lost the will to live with that one.
  3. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Jan 12, 2000
    star 7
    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.
    NYCitygurl likes this.
  4. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

    Manager
    Member Since:
    Jul 20, 2002
    star 9
    @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 Administrator Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Jan 12, 2000
    star 7
    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.
    NYCitygurl likes this.
  6. Lord Vivec Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Apr 17, 2006
    star 7
  7. Rogue_Ten Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Aug 18, 2002
    star 7
    alternative history is, like, the wackest literary pursuit imaginable. except maybe for time travel-dependent alternative history
    Last edited by Rogue_Ten, Feb 2, 2013
  8. Force Smuggler Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Sep 2, 2012
    star 6
    Alternative history is much fun though!
  9. Rogue_Ten Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Aug 18, 2002
    star 7
    what is newt gingrich's genre of choice? yeah. i thought so.

    wack.
    Last edited by Rogue_Ten, Feb 2, 2013
  10. Force Smuggler Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Sep 2, 2012
    star 6
    Harry Turtledove? Robert Conroy? You're argument is invalid. HT's Southern Victory series is amazing.
  11. Rogue_Ten Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Aug 18, 2002
    star 7
    what about Harry Paratestikkels? you read him? he's the best
    Last edited by Rogue_Ten, Feb 2, 2013
  12. Force Smuggler Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Sep 2, 2012
    star 6
    I'll have to look into him
  13. Ezio Skywalker Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jan 29, 2013
    star 3
    I started Mistborn. So far I'm enjoying it. Thanks for the recommendation.
    NYCitygurl likes this.
  14. Rogue_Ten Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Aug 18, 2002
    star 7
  15. RC-1991 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Dec 2, 2009
    star 4
    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.
    NYCitygurl likes this.
  16. Jabba-wocky Chosen One

    Member Since:
    May 4, 2003
    star 8
    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.
    Rogue_Ten likes this.
  17. I Are The Internets Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Nov 20, 2012
    star 7
    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.
    NYCitygurl likes this.
  18. Lord Vivec Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Apr 17, 2006
    star 7
    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.
    Adam of Nuchtern likes this.
  19. Rogue_Ten Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Aug 18, 2002
    star 7
    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
    Last edited by Rogue_Ten, Feb 2, 2013
  20. Lord Vivec Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Apr 17, 2006
    star 7
    If your true love gave you two harry turtledoves on any day of christmas, kill him/her.
    Last edited by Lord Vivec, Feb 2, 2013
  21. Rogue_Ten Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Aug 18, 2002
    star 7
    holdiin out for three french "hens", actually
  22. Force Smuggler Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Sep 2, 2012
    star 6
    Well I like his style. I can read it easily.
  23. Adam of Nuchtern Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Sep 2, 2012
    star 4
    Yeah, Turtledove is the alternate history equivalent of Mark Millar.
  24. Team Padme Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Sep 2, 2012
    star 4
  25. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

    Manager
    Member Since:
    Jul 20, 2002
    star 9
    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 ...