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Books / Re: The Complete Borders Implosion
« on: July 21, 2011, 08:51:22 PM »
Added my one pound four.  Article was right in line with everything that I've seen from Borders.  Too bad really, but good riddance, I say.

Books / Re: What are you reading, part 3
« on: July 12, 2011, 10:41:32 PM »
Nope.  You aren't allowed to read anything really good.  I've claimed that right.

Ain't it the truth!  AIN'T it the truuuuuth!  << said with vehemence, as I grab my tail and squint into the bright lights>>

Oh wait!  You get to review the anthology with 2 of my short stories in it! (Obviously I can't review it)  It comes out next month though...

Actually, I'd forgotten about that.  That's the problem with e-books I'm supposed to read.  I never see them sitting on my shelf at home and so they totally slip my mind.  This has made my day.  For what it is.  Twisted both ankles on my way to school today (at the same time) and I'm beginning to wonder if I should just start wearing my ankle braces 24-7 now.  Freaking stupid tendons.  Freaking stupid uneven ground.

Books / Re: What are you reading, part 3
« on: July 11, 2011, 11:47:56 PM »
Sword of Fire and Sea was pretty bad.  Semi-decent writing, really confusing, and seemingly pointless.

Read the Nebula Winners Showcase 2011.  Lots of status quo Science Fiction, and a couple of good fantasy stories.

Reading Frederik Pohl's All the Lives He Led right now, and it's fairly interesting but not really what I'd call exciting or engaging.

I need something really good to read.

Books / Re: What are you reading, part 3
« on: June 28, 2011, 08:03:56 AM »
Leviathan Wakes (Corey/Abraham/Franck) got really gory on me!  But it ended well and the character development was all that one expects from Abraham.  Good stuff.  The Dragon's Path was likewise very satisfying.  Unforgettable characters, interesting world building and just the right amount of description for my taste.  Daniel Abraham rocks!

Yup.   Yup.   Yup.   Yup.   Yup.   Aaand yup.  :D

Bitter Seeds was pretty disappointing.  Reading Sword of Fire and Sea right now, and it's mostly just a jumbled mass of confusion and running around.  At least it's short.

Books / Re: release date of the omen machine
« on: June 20, 2011, 06:59:34 PM »
Already has.  Several, in fact.

And I wouldn't touch Omen Machine with a three-mile pole.  I might consider a three-mile island however...

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Allow of Law Excerpt 1
« on: June 15, 2011, 07:08:52 PM »
My rule of thumb with these early book-nuggets is to avoid them.  I know there are lots of people that like to get content like this, but when I finally do get to read a book that I've already read excerpts of, I find that I get annoyed pretty easily.  So yeah.

That being said, I read the first little bit of this one, and it's pretty status quo Brandon.  The explanatory bits of the magic system were a minor annoyance for me.  Guess I don't want things explained and would just like to see them in action.  I get the whole "what-else-do-you-do-for-a-stand-alone-book-with-an-already-established-world/magic-system" bit, but still.  Will be interesting to see this one in full.

Books / Re: What are you reading, part 3
« on: June 11, 2011, 11:13:08 PM »
Just finished Leviathan Wakes.  Was pretty good.  And fun.

On to Bitter Seeds by Ian Tregillis.  Been wanting to read this one for a while now.

Books / Re: What are you reading, part 3
« on: June 01, 2011, 05:46:27 PM »
Finished Scott Bakker's  White-Luck Warrior.  Such a waste of time.  And money.  Grumble grumble.

On a positive note, I started Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Correy (Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck) today.  Even the first chapter of this one is awesome.  Genius.

Books / Re: What are you reading, part 3
« on: May 13, 2011, 09:23:00 PM »
Finished Abercrombie's The Heroes.  Awesome stuff.  I could easily read another one of his right now.

Started The White-Luck Warrior by Bakker.

Will probably knock a few more for-review books out of the way after this one.

Books / Re: What are you reading, part 3
« on: May 01, 2011, 06:58:09 AM »
So I think I'm going to have to go visit Barnes&Noble to see how much the published book differs from the ARC I read, because there weren't 60 pages tacked onto the end that I remember.  More like 6.

Clockwork man rocked the house.  Totally awesome.  Loved it.

Finally getting to The Heroes, by Abercrombie.  Good stuff.

Books / Re: What are you reading, part 3
« on: April 28, 2011, 08:45:13 AM »
@fireflyz:  Twelve totally rocked.  Loved that book.  Just got Thirteen Years Later from Amazon and can't wait to read it.

@BSG:  Points 1 and 2 acknowledged, sir.  Glad to see you concur.

Almost done with the Clockwork Man book.  It's way good.  Hodder just won the Phillip K. Dick award too.  Total coolness.   8)

Books / Re: What are you reading, part 3
« on: April 20, 2011, 09:54:54 PM »
Reading Mark Hodder's second book, The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man.  Really good stuff so far.  Not to mention the studly cover art...

Books / Re: Peter Orullian's first book
« on: April 11, 2011, 10:28:39 PM »
He isn't still accepting entries, is he?  I just got one of my WotF entries back that's a demon-centered story.  Dang.

Books / Re: Peter Orullian's first book
« on: April 07, 2011, 09:35:05 PM »
Saw a few reviews for this one.  Watched the little videos they have for it.  Read a few of the short stories he has up on his website too.  Honestly, his prose turned me off pretty quick.  Doubt I'd be able to get into it.  Good luck, Steve.  :)

Books / Re: What are you reading, part 3
« on: April 07, 2011, 09:30:49 PM »
@Guessingo:  I wasn't a very big fan of Lamentation, for most of the very same reasons that you mentioned having with Canticle, plus a few more.  If you're a fan of efficient prose though, you should check out my review of Dragon's Path, Daniel Abraham's new book, up on EBR as of yesterday.  That book was solid and very well-done.

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