Author Topic: What are you reading, part 3  (Read 149543 times)

Renoard

  • Level 20
  • *
  • Posts: 989
  • Fell Points: 0
  • spurius non lucrorum
    • View Profile
    • Albion
Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #735 on: May 29, 2009, 06:38:09 PM »
Black company is pretty good, but I felt it was unfinished.  We needed more volumes.  I see some influence from this book in Jordan's writing.
You can always get what you want if you never count the cost.

sortitus

  • Level 15
  • *
  • Posts: 675
  • Fell Points: 0
  • MVP of the WORLD
    • View Profile
    • I'll kick you in the face!
Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #736 on: May 29, 2009, 09:47:26 PM »
I finished "Mystic Warrior" by Tracy and Laura Hickman. It was my first from the Hickmans, and I was rather disappointed. The book started out interesting, with good cover copy and a decent first chapter (Once the book got around to the chapters, that is.). It all went downhill from there. The story felt disorganized, lacked focus, and took a left turn at the crossroads of stupid. Maybe even bushwhacked as soon as possible to the highway of stupid. The human part of the story was ok, the fairy part was self-contradictory and had about a paragraph of explanatory footnotes per ten paragraphs of actual writing, the goblin part was awful beyond explanation. Yeah. Um....

Next was "Warrior's Apprentice" and "The Vor Game" by Lois McMaster Bujold. I'm glad I saved these for last, as they were AWESOME! Highly recommended and all that. My next batch will certainly have Bujold in it.
Hero of Ages: Impressive Regality Over Niceness, Y'all
좋아! This time with more ecstatic! 좋네!!! I'll say it again in french! Trois fois voiture!!! Ça va. C'est vrai. C'est bien.
High Knight of the Grand Pie of the Holy Order of Pie, The Left Hand of Pie

WriterDan

  • Level 11
  • *
  • Posts: 463
  • Fell Points: 0
  • Babble from below, bubbles from above...
    • View Profile
    • Shelfari page
Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #737 on: May 29, 2009, 10:46:58 PM »
I am NOT a serial killer.

By some guy.  You might know him.  Just got it last night in the mail.  From the UK.  Finally.  :D

Really good so far.  I'm quite impressed.  Not even through the second chapter yet though.  Tried to start reading about 1 am last night, but then thought better of it.
Dovie'andi se tovya sagain

I review books at Elitist Book Reviews.  Check us out.

Texcap

  • Level 1
  • *
  • Posts: 6
  • Fell Points: 0
  • "Dyed in the wool..."
    • View Profile
    • Follow That Raven
Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #738 on: June 01, 2009, 04:37:18 PM »
Just finished Frankenstein: City of Night by Dean Koontz this morning, which was great fun (if not quite as good as  the first) and has me chomping at the bit for Frankenstein book 3's release in July.  I'm also going back to read the first Odd Thomas novel by Koontz after stumbling upon Brother Odd a couple of months ago and really enjoying the protagonist, the life affirming message and the overall peculiarity.

I'm also reading Gardens of the Moon, Malazan Book of the Fallen by Steven Erickson (awesome) and should be starting Elantris by week's end.  I've got a 12-hour flight to Japan in a couple of weeks and I'm hoping to be able to take advantage of it and catch up on a lot of reading on the plane and return trip. 
« Last Edit: June 01, 2009, 04:42:54 PM by Texcap »
Fortiter -- Per Mare Per Terras!

Patriotic Kaz

  • Level 30
  • *
  • Posts: 1746
  • Fell Points: 0
  • Antagonist of the Ages
    • View Profile
Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #739 on: June 01, 2009, 07:56:21 PM »
Deadhouse Gates is much better than Gardens of the Moon and i think Memories of Ice tops both easily... im just past page 800
"Words are double edged blades. Only the great and the foolish play with knives." - Kaz the Buddah

"Take off your sandals, for you are posting on holy ground." -  Yahweh Kaz

"Chaos, go to your room!" - Momma Kaz

Bookstore Guy

  • Level 21
  • *
  • Posts: 1089
  • Fell Points: 2
    • View Profile
Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #740 on: June 01, 2009, 09:05:37 PM »
What'd I say? I TOLD you that the series is full of awesome! I think you can really see his growth as a writer in books 2 and 3. Memories of Ice is my favorite book (as a whole) of his. Other books have some incredible parts, but overall book 3 is my fav. Though, Bonehunters is freaking awesome as well.
Check out our blog, Elitist Book Reviews at:
http://elitistbookreviews.blogspot.com/

PW

  • Guest
Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #741 on: June 03, 2009, 05:59:24 AM »
I just finished The Prince of Nothing by R. Scott Bakker.  Now I am on to The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell and I am NOT a Serial Killer by Dan Wells.

Sigyn

  • Level 15
  • *
  • Posts: 717
  • Fell Points: 0
  • Nonononono
    • View Profile
Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #742 on: June 10, 2009, 04:59:06 PM »
I just finished This Is Not a Game by Walter Jon Williams. He is an amazing writer. If you aren't reading his stuff, you should be.
If I had any clue, would I be here?

WriterDan

  • Level 11
  • *
  • Posts: 463
  • Fell Points: 0
  • Babble from below, bubbles from above...
    • View Profile
    • Shelfari page
Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #743 on: June 10, 2009, 05:36:20 PM »
He's on my list of to-be-read, but I haven't had any reason to move him to the front of the pile yet.  Perhaps I'll have to do that now...

I'm still trying to get through Orphan's Tales.  Close.  Oh, so close.
Dovie'andi se tovya sagain

I review books at Elitist Book Reviews.  Check us out.

Shaggy

  • Level 32
  • *
  • Posts: 1886
  • Fell Points: 0
  • I advise you not to argue. We have chipmunks.
    • View Profile
Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #744 on: June 10, 2009, 06:07:36 PM »
I'm currently working my way through a re-read of the Charlie Bone series…I'm on the fourth one now (Charlie Bone and the Castle of Mirrors). It's a bit YA, but I like 'em.
The Shag Dog Has Spoken

SniperCatBeliever

Bringer of Flames, Leader of Destruction, Head Chipmunk.

High Chipolata of C.F.N (Chipmunks For Nuts)

"You sound like a commercial."

{Pie-Lover Poster Boy}

OOP Member.

SomeHackWriter

  • Level 3
  • ***
  • Posts: 31
  • Fell Points: 0
    • View Profile
    • Join Hack on MySpace!
Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #745 on: June 10, 2009, 11:01:29 PM »
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

Shaggy

  • Level 32
  • *
  • Posts: 1886
  • Fell Points: 0
  • I advise you not to argue. We have chipmunks.
    • View Profile
Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #746 on: June 10, 2009, 11:42:38 PM »
(@ Hack) That's an amazing book.

There's a Patrick Rothfuss thread somewhere (I think it's in Books, maybe?) that you ought to check out.
The Shag Dog Has Spoken

SniperCatBeliever

Bringer of Flames, Leader of Destruction, Head Chipmunk.

High Chipolata of C.F.N (Chipmunks For Nuts)

"You sound like a commercial."

{Pie-Lover Poster Boy}

OOP Member.

Reaves

  • Level 23
  • *
  • Posts: 1226
  • Fell Points: 1
    • View Profile
Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #747 on: June 11, 2009, 12:51:21 AM »
JONATHAN STRANGE AND MR. NORRELL, by Susanna Clarke. Its actually really cool; basically, its an alternate-ish history set in 19th century England, during the Napoleonic Wars. I'm only a few chapters in but it has been very interesting so far; very different in style from most other fantasy these days.
Quote from: VegasDev
RJF: "AHA! You fell victim to one of the classic blunders! The most famous is never get involved in a land war in Cairhien, but only slightly less well-known is this: never go in against a warder when he is only the distraction! Get him Rand! Buzzzzzzz!

Patriotic Kaz

  • Level 30
  • *
  • Posts: 1746
  • Fell Points: 0
  • Antagonist of the Ages
    • View Profile
Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #748 on: June 11, 2009, 01:50:38 AM »
The Malazan Book of the Fallen series has become my crack :P
"Words are double edged blades. Only the great and the foolish play with knives." - Kaz the Buddah

"Take off your sandals, for you are posting on holy ground." -  Yahweh Kaz

"Chaos, go to your room!" - Momma Kaz

Renoard

  • Level 20
  • *
  • Posts: 989
  • Fell Points: 0
  • spurius non lucrorum
    • View Profile
    • Albion
Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #749 on: June 11, 2009, 08:51:35 AM »
Well in the last 2 weeks I've read the Riftwar and the first three books of the Belgariad.  Think I'll go back to Feist and read Silverthorn next.  Eddings is just less.  Just rereading this stuff to remind me where the WoT came from in the first place.
You can always get what you want if you never count the cost.