Discussion in 'Community' started by droideka27, Aug 31, 2005.
Oh geez, DarthMane2. You definitely deserve a breather!
Rereading Goblet of Fire.
That's the Plagueis novel you're thinking of.
How are they? I've had the first Malazan book for half a dozen years and haven't gotten around to reading it yet.
Finally rereading WOT 8: Path of Daggers
It's pretty good, so far. The series takes a little while to pick up- the author is very much a fan of showing you the lore, rather than just telling it to you outright. As such, I'm starting book three and I only have a basic understanding of the Malazan universe. Great stories, though. If you have ever played any of the Elder Scrolls games, the deities in Malazan remind me a bit of the Daedric Princes.
I have not. Maybe I'll give Malazan a try next year (after I get through WoT and Recluse )
I just finished reading Mistborn: The Final Empire, by Brandon Sand--something.
Incredibly great read. As a terribly picky reader, I was surprised by how eager I was to keep turning the page. The last few chapters were really amazing.
I'm now starting the second book.
The Dragon Knight
This is the sequel to The Dragon and the George.
Star Trek Memories by William Shatner
I LOVE Brandson Sanderson. He's amazing. Excellent choice
'Hitler's Pope'. Essentially arguing that Pius XII was a fellow traveler of fascism and was more interested in preserving papal power and prestige than taking a moral stance against Nazism and the Holocaust. It is violently condemnatory of Pius as a person but also of the Catholic Church during this time. I don't know if the book's hypothesis is 100% accurate but I do think actual history falls somewhere in between this and the story we get from the Church and papal apologists today . It is a fascinating debate.
Secret Chambers: the inside story of cells and complex life by Martin Brasier. Good popular science insight into the earliest life on Earth and endosymbiosis in a combo with the anecdotes and the history of science.
That does sound fascinating! How much of a role does Mussolini play in the book?
Two graves by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, which is the latest book about Agent Pendergast.
Just started City of Veils by Zoe Ferraris. I liked her first book so I picked this up awhile back.
Angelguard by Ian Acheson.
It's pretty decent so far. I love the message and how fast-paced it is, but the writing falls short IMO.
I just started that last night - pretty good so far. I like the Pendergast books.
I need to reread their The Cabinet of Curiosities as a lot of stuff from that book is important for the plot in Two Graves.
Anyway, ending the Spring holiday with some history by reading David Baldwin's Robin Hood: The English Outlaw unmasked.
Also just started The Ancestor's Tale by Richard Dawkins today as my nonfiction read. Found it for £1 in a charity book display at the local corner store this morning. It looks pretty interesting.
I looked it up. Not what I'd normally read but it does sound very interesting.
I'm going to be starting We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo today
I'm not that far into it but what I've read is pretty good. It's long (just under 700 pages for the paperback) so it will keep me busy for awhile.
I think it's beautiful! It's easily Dawkins' best pop-science book.
Marvel Comics: The Untold Story - I was still hungry for more comics history after polishing off Men of Tomorrow, and this was available in free audiobook form via gratuitous abuse of creative implementation of Audible's free trial period, so it seemed like a logical choice. It's pretty well-written - periodically it dwells a bit too much on the actual comics themselves, rather than the creators and employees, but as even the text version had no pictures to speak of, I suppose that's a necessary evil for sampling purposes. Mostly, it's intriguing in that it cuts through a lot of the rumor BS that always swirls around comic history, and endeavors to paint as neutral a picture as it can manage (Jim Shooter still comes out looking like a king-sized jerk, which might be more Shooter's fault than the author's). Obligatory recommendation to "Marvel fans, comic fans, or pop culture history buffs," as they like to say for these things.
Obasan by Joy Kogawa for my Race and Ethnic Diversity in U.S. Lit class.