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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #855 on: August 11, 2009, 03:55:37 PM »
Evidentally it only gets worse. I read the jacket covers of the next ones and when I found out that he kills some imporatn people I reconsidered reading the rest.

Well yeah, characters get snuffed left and right. It's what makes Martin awesome. Book 4 did feel like it lost a lot of focus though. Book 5 will be out soon-ish, and I'm rather excited.

I also finished the first Age of Misrule novel. I'm not sure what to think. Great beginning, and a great ending (though that wasn't a sure thing until the last 10 pages), but it felt like a TON of setup. I might have withhold judgment until I've read books 2 and 3.

After receiving an email from Joe Abercrombie, BEST SERVED COLD will be next on my list after THE STRAIN (by Del Toro).
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #856 on: August 12, 2009, 04:49:21 PM »
You got an email from Joe Abercrombie.

All I can say is, freaking cool. 8)

His book just happens to be the next one on my TBR list as well.
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #857 on: August 13, 2009, 06:50:23 PM »
finished THE STRAIN. I wanted to like it SOOOOOOOO bad, but it was SOOOOO full of plot holes and logic flaws. however, if you can be brain-dead while reading it, it has a popcorn-novel quality to it. there will be a review on the blog shortly.

now onto BEST SERVED COLD. it's scary how excited I am...
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #858 on: August 13, 2009, 07:46:37 PM »
Nice!

I'll be sure to follow that review. I wouldn't want to miss him making fun of you on the off-chance that you guys don't like it!  :P

Oh, uh, what am I reading? Well, nothing really. Just finished Gaiman's The Graveyard Book though. Not too sure what I'll read next yet.

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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #859 on: August 13, 2009, 10:59:13 PM »
How about Gardens of the Moon? Steve you seriously need to post a review for that series if not for the slow beginings that would be the best series on the market!
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #860 on: August 14, 2009, 03:22:56 PM »
I'm reading The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. The anime series was incredibly faithful to the book. I like it.
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #861 on: August 17, 2009, 05:20:18 PM »
Abercrombie is my hero.
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #862 on: August 19, 2009, 04:55:28 PM »
Currently reading, Techniques of the Selling Writer (this one's on Inter-library loan, so I had to read it first instead of Best Served Cold.  Grumble, grumble...)

So far I'm very impressed.  On the whole, I've found that this book has mostly enlightened me as to why I have liked certain books that I've read in the past.  I'll get to this part that talks about setup, and I'll say, "I remember reading this book, and not liking it.  Huh.  That's why."  Really interesting.  Has also given me a few insights into my own writing, which makes me really excited to get back to my most recent WotF entry.  In reading this one, I've found that I agree most whole-heartedly with what Mr. Swain has put to paper.  It is getting a bit long though.  At approximately 350 pages, I'm getting to the point (pg 200) where my mind is calling out for something fantastical.  Must...push...through!  It's good for me.  :)
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #863 on: August 19, 2009, 06:11:51 PM »
Finally finishing off the last of The Contemporary American Poets.  I've been working on this book of poetry for over 10 years.  I'm just not a huge fan of Modern American poetry.
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #864 on: August 19, 2009, 08:52:01 PM »
reading Dawnthief by James Barclay - it will be released in the US in September. It's a cross between Gemmell and Martin. So far, pretty entertaining. After that, Lamentation.

I'm trying to find a pdf copy of Un Lun Dun by Mieville. Anyone have one?

I have a copy of Metatropolis coming in the mail.

Hey Ookla, do you have a copy of Painted Man, and perhaps the ARC of the sequel to Lamentation?

This review thing has been expensive...
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #865 on: August 19, 2009, 09:16:20 PM »
We no longer have the Painted Man. Didn't you say you got one from Joshua? Maybe Ethan has it still?

I have the ARC of Lamentation but not its sequel. Sorry I couldn't be of any help.
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #866 on: August 19, 2009, 09:21:09 PM »
No worries, you're fired.

I had the first part of the manuscript draft of Painted Man, but not the whole thing. I'll find a copy somewhere.
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #867 on: August 20, 2009, 03:44:03 AM »
Reading Lamentation, Skinwalker, Soulless, and Ghost Ocean.

Just finished The Swordbearer, The Steel Remains, Winter Duty, and Best Served Cold.

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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #868 on: August 20, 2009, 05:17:10 PM »
I'm reading Dread Empire's Fall: The Praxis by Walter Jon Williams. It's amazing how different each of the things I've read by him have been.

Bookstore Guy, I have a real copy of Un Lun Dun but not a pdf. Depending on where you live, you can borrow it.
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #869 on: August 20, 2009, 05:36:51 PM »
I'm in SLC.  I am gentle on borrowed books, and like long walks on the beach...with Slamel.
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