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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #1560 on: September 24, 2010, 06:27:31 PM »
I'm reading The Picture of Dorian Grey....interesting piece so far.
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #1561 on: September 27, 2010, 08:02:16 PM »
Black Hill by Dan Simmons.

This is my first foray into a Simmons novel.  Very interesting experience so far.  :)
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #1562 on: September 28, 2010, 08:13:15 PM »
It's time to start The Sunless Countries by Karl Schroeder. I'm so excited.
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #1563 on: September 28, 2010, 09:43:55 PM »
Finished THE WOLF AGE.  It was completely great.  Almost finished with ROT & RUIN - completely fantastic so far.

Then I delve into DEXTER IS DELICIOUS, which I am prepared to hate.  It's kind of exciting.

Who knows what I'll read after that.  Maybe the new David Weber novel.  Or some James Barclay.
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #1564 on: October 06, 2010, 12:16:02 PM »
The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie. GREAT BOOK. I immediately went out and got the next two in the series. I really like how he did not hold back on the violence. I also like how he makes characters who are generally antagonists in other series likeable characters. He made me like the self absorbed and shallow nobleman. I also liked the torturer. The last fight scene (chapter The Bloody Nine) was fantastic. I tend to get bored and skim over fight scenses.

Listening to Naomi Novik's 5th book. I like them. They are fun. I think it is good that they are short.
I just got Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson on audio. I read his first 2 mars books in the 1990s, but never finished the series. I remember really liking them.

I also got the book Canticle by Ken Scholes. It seems to have gotten very good reviews. That book is on hold until I finish Abercrombies books.

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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #1565 on: October 08, 2010, 05:41:44 PM »
Sunless Countries was okay, though not as good as Pirate Sun in my mind. Now I'm on to Cast in Fury by Michelle Sagara.
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #1566 on: October 08, 2010, 11:46:54 PM »
Finally into Way of Kings.  I'm a bit slow.   ::)  Or maybe just broke.
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #1567 on: October 11, 2010, 04:29:44 PM »
I was sick this weekend, so I finished Cast in Fury and now I'm reading Seeker's Bane by P.C. Hodgell.
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #1568 on: October 11, 2010, 09:32:06 PM »
Finally into Way of Kings.  I'm a bit slow.   ::)  Or maybe just broke.

Heh. I'm currently on page 75. Been too busy reading other stuff.
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #1569 on: October 12, 2010, 04:08:27 PM »
Finally into Way of Kings.  I'm a bit slow.   ::)  Or maybe just broke.

Heh. I'm currently on page 75. Been too busy reading other stuff.

The only reason I'm done with it is because I read it a year ago...though I did re-read large segments of it a tad before it was published.

I finished ROT & RUIN, which was great.  DEXTER IS DELICIOUS, which was sooooooo terrible.  Re-reading some Glen Cook in prep. for his SURRENDER TO THE WILL OF THE NIGHT (so excited!).  Might read either some David Weber next, or THE CARDINALS BLADES.
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #1570 on: October 13, 2010, 08:59:07 PM »
I finished reading Vinge's RAINBOWS END. Enjoyed it quite a bit. I also liked how the ending, while appropriate, was not perfect. Yet it still has a good amount of denouement.
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #1571 on: October 14, 2010, 09:06:36 AM »
Currently reading Animal Farm. I don't like this book, it has terrible Cold Ware Era propaganda written all over it. Don't see why people praise this book.
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #1572 on: October 14, 2010, 03:08:20 PM »
You wouldn't like 1984 at all if you think Animal Farm is cold war propaganda, and 1984 is one of the best books out there....
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #1573 on: October 15, 2010, 03:11:13 AM »
David Weber's Off Armageddon Reef.  Having a hard time getting through it, even though I've liked lots of his books.

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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #1574 on: October 15, 2010, 04:38:02 AM »
Animal Farm was published two days after Japan said they would surrender in World War II and a couple weeks before the formal surrender happened. So it actually predates the cold war. Though it is certainly propaganda, except not paid for by a government.

It was written in a time when a hot war with the communists was a very very real threat. People still read it and praise it because it's about the dangers of how a dictatorship can sneak up on you. For people who aren't politically savvy, communism and socialism can sound like a great idea.

Plus it's short.
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