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#241 mmmbeans

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 11:42 AM

yea, that's what i'm doing now. i've already read a ton of them but there are many that i'm really looking forward to.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 07:29 PM

For some reason I'm torturing myself by going back through WoT, something I haven't done in many years. On Fires of Heaven now.

Holy poo, I remember Robert Jordan going on and on with the detailed scenery porn, but whole pages of nothing but describing the textures of the carpets in a room is just unnecessary.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 02:15 PM

the WoT has returned to form in the last 3 books/ last one on published yet

First 6 and last 3 are whats up. ( last one 's not out yet but I can't wait)

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 06:19 PM

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 07:41 PM

I'm reading The Name of the Wind right now, and it is fuging dragging along...

I guess I'm now spoiled by the ASOIAF books, but so far (300 or so pages in) I'm almost bored witless... Too many details that don't really matter...

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 12:14 PM

First Shift - Legacy, by Hugh Howey (Part 6 of the Wool series). A prequel.

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 08:56 AM

I'm reading The Name of the Wind right now, and it is fuging dragging along...

I guess I'm now spoiled by the ASOIAF books, but so far (300 or so pages in) I'm almost bored witless... Too many details that don't really matter...

Same here. I don't know....I just find it to be extremely boring. I'm not that far into it either. Couldn't give a page because I got it on Audible (btw, don't buy it on Audible as the narrator sucks). Right now I'm at the part where Kvoth's father sings part of the song he's been writing for months that apparently everybody really wants to hear for some reason. Yay?!

And honestly I'm not into books with magic in it, and I get a feeling that this one may end up having a lot.

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 10:10 AM

Same here. I don't know....I just find it to be extremely boring. I'm not that far into it either. Couldn't give a page because I got it on Audible (btw, don't buy it on Audible as the narrator sucks). Right now I'm at the part where Kvoth's father sings part of the song he's been writing for months that apparently everybody really wants to hear for some reason. Yay?!

And honestly I'm not into books with magic in it, and I get a feeling that this one may end up having a lot.

Hang in there... it gets a bit better...

I'm halfway through the second book in the series, The Wise Man's Fear... The first one got better once you get past a certain point... The second one is pretty good so far too... I still wouldn't call it elite fantasy fiction, but it is pretty decent... I'll look forward to what happens the rest of this book, and then into the next one...

There isn't a lot of magic in the books really... Rothfuss has elements of it, but he's thrown a science-y twist on it to make it a little more real world... It is called Sympathy (I thought you would have heard about it by now where you're at) and it involves linking elementally similar things... There's also some Sygaldry, which I guess you could call magic, but it is tied in to the use of Sympathy as well...

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 11:06 AM

Re-Reading "The Black Prism" by Brent Weeks.
Loved his Night Angel series.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 10:15 AM

The Fionavar Tapestry is an awesome "Arthurian" trilogy written by Guy Gavriel Kay. Many fantasy buffs don't seem to know much about it. I stopped reading WoT when I was 17 because it was apparent that Robert Jordan, RIP, was making a huge money grab. His writing style changed and became unnecessarily long winded. Like other people said, after Book 6 it was like torture. He could have finished it before he died; it's hard to reconnect with some characters now that I really liked (like Mat and Rand) because I feel like Sanderson doesn't really know how to write them. And Night Angel was pretty awesome. Wetboys.....if only I could be one.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:50 AM

some good light trash reading for escapism if you like:

brian lumley
world war z
koontz series - odd thomas & frankenstein (love his writing style and very much try to emulate with my own books)
anita blake series up to book 11
mark tufo's zombie fallout series
bv larson
d.j. molles

henlein, asimov, and herbert are heavier hitters in large if you like the classical avenues
ghost in the shell and neuromancer were way ahead of their time (and altered carbon is a step further if you like the genre)

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 09:52 AM

Orson Scott Card - Ender's Game is a very good sci-fi novel. I don't know about the series that followed though.


most of them are really good... i actually like xenocide better than ender's game.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 11:31 AM

most of them are really good... i actually like xenocide better than ender's game.



The way Ender's Game ended was so drawn out and anti-climactic that I was really disinterested in reading beyond it.

But the rest of the book is great fun despite its latent homosexual undertones.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 11:45 AM

The way Ender's Game ended was so drawn out and anti-climactic that I was really disinterested in reading beyond it.

But the rest of the book is great fun despite its latent homosexual undertones.



despite?

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 12:22 PM

despite?


you didn't know orson scott card is an anti-homosexual bigot? kinda pissed me off, and in hindsight, some of the things that happen in the novel are creepy.

its not the undertones that bother me, its the undertones coming from a bigot that are creepy. gay people don't bother me. straight people that don't know they're gay fug my poo right up.


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