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Amph What was the last book you bought?

Discussion in 'Community' started by Chancellor_Ewok, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    Amazon UK order arrived the other day with SW: Crosscurrent, though I pre-ordered it awhile back. I'm reading it now.
     
  2. JEDI-SOLO

    JEDI-SOLO Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    My last two were in the same purchase. Night of Knives and Chronicles of the Black Company.
     
  3. Rogue...Jedi

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

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    Found L.E. Modesitt's Elysium Commission in the bargain section today, so naturally I picked it up. Its one of his SF works I haven't read.

    Also picked up the paperback copy of Shadows of Mindor and looked at Card's Hidden Empire... I'll be getting that from the library sometime soon. The dust jacket convinced me not to wait, though I wasn't going to pay hardback prices for it :p
     
  4. Chancellor_Ewok

    Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost star 7

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    Last two things I picked up were:

    London by Edward Rutherford- I'm a sucker for 1000 page historical epics, and I've been to London twice.

    Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor- I've been waiting to pick this one up in paperback.
     
  5. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    What's London about? (and by that I mean, what time period and is it a history book or a historical fiction novel?)
     
  6. Rogue...Jedi

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

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    Picked up eight books from the used bookstore today [face_whistling]

    :D
     
  7. Duragizer

    Duragizer Jedi Master star 4

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    I just bought a beat-up copy of Assault at Selonia that my local library recently weeded.
     
  8. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Nice catch :D

    RJ, that is awesome!! What books?
     
  9. Rogue...Jedi

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

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    Books 2,3,4 in the Troy Game series (ironically, I was just about to start the first when I found those), a few Forgotten Realms books, and one of the books in the Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, which has been recommended to me a few times... won't get around to reading that one for a while, though.
     
  10. JEDI-SOLO

    JEDI-SOLO Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Backlash
     
  11. Rogue...Jedi

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

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    Oh yeah, my copy of Backlash should arrive soon :) Early next week at the latest.

    I think I'm set for a while again...
     
  12. Qui-Gon_Reborn

    Qui-Gon_Reborn Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Troy Game? What's that about, RJ?

    Today I bought Backlash, American Gods by Neil Gaiman, Rama II by Arthur C. Clarke, and State of Fear by Michael Crichton.
     
  13. Rogue...Jedi

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

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    The Rama books are pretty good, as I recall.

    The Troy Game series is set in the ancient world, a bit over 1000 years BC (a few generations after the fall of Troy)... I haven't gotten very far into it yet so its hard to say much.
     
  14. Qui-Gon_Reborn

    Qui-Gon_Reborn Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Just about anything by Arthur C. Clarke is pretty darn good!

    Is the Troy Game series fantasy or historical fiction?
     
  15. Rogue...Jedi

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

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    Fantasy. Definitely fantasy. The "Game" is the source of magic.

    Oh, and its not completely set in the ancient world - there are snippets set in London in the 1930s (haven't figured out how that fits in yet, but I'm sure it'll be revealed eventually) and I think the other books take place in other time periods... don't really know much yet :p
     
  16. Qui-Gon_Reborn

    Qui-Gon_Reborn Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I'm going to check it out, just out of curiosity. Maybe I'll finally find a fantasy novel I actually like. :p Well, there's David Gemmell's novels, but those are predominately historical fiction. Reimagined historical fiction.
     
  17. Rogue...Jedi

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

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    Keep in mind I'm not sure I'll recommend them yet. Can't do that until after I've at least read most of the first book and have a better grasp on what it's about :p
     
  18. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Oh, man. You go for a fantasy series and you want that one :p

    Sara Douglass used to be my favorite author, but . . . oh man. Though since you have them already :p read them and share.

    The books are set a hundred years after the fall of Troy, in the time of William the Conquerer (pre-conquering), during the reign of Charles II, and WWII.
     
  19. Rogue...Jedi

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

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    Note that I didn't pay full price for any of them - discount pile (I think it was $4 for the hardback, IIRC) and used bookstore ;)
     
  20. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    [face_laugh] Smart, then. I paid full price for the first hardcover when it came out 8-}
     
  21. Rogue...Jedi

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

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    So I paid notably less for the entire series than you paid for the first one [face_laugh]
     
  22. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yep :p In my defense, I made several dumb book purchasing decisions when I was in middle school :p
     
  23. Qui-Gon_Reborn

    Qui-Gon_Reborn Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Now I am seriously, extremely intrigued. Looks like I might be making a dumb purchasing decision of my own. :p After RJ's official recommendation, of course. [face_laugh]
     
  24. Chancellor_Ewok

    Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost star 7

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    Its Michener-style historical fiction, which means its a 1000 page paper brick :p. The time period is Julius Caesar to the presnt day.

    Bought Rise to Rebellion by Jeff Shaara at an estate sale today. I bought the sequel, The Glorious Cause, which is oustanding BTW, six or seven years ago and I've been looking for Rise to Rebellion ever since.
     
  25. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Awesome :D Might have to check that one out.


    Wait until RJ's read the whole series. The premise is good, the first two books are fine . . . and then things get weird. I actually wouldn't recommend the series.