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Re: What books do you read?
« Reply #325 on: June 07, 2014, 08:42:37 AM »
Bujold's Barrayar series. Also known as the Vorkosigan saga. There's enough there to keep you reading for a while, if you end up liking it. I myself tried the first book and immediately got hooked. My next week was spent almost completely entranced reading the whole series. There is your friendly warning.
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Re: What books do you read?
« Reply #326 on: June 14, 2014, 05:29:27 AM »
@Tianakki: thank you for mentioning the Dresden Files in an earlier post, I've started reading them again, finished Storm Front last night and - if the library stock them - will read the next 2 over the weekend.

Dresden Files aside, I'm still reading The Seven Basic Plots by Christopher Booker. I have to put it down quite a lot. It's just not possible to read more than a section or two in the same sitting.

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Re: What books do you read?
« Reply #327 on: June 17, 2014, 09:35:34 AM »
Got a DTF* book for Fathers Day. Game of thrones #5, A Dance with Dragons.  Haven't read a paper book in ages.





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Re: What books do you read?
« Reply #328 on: July 15, 2014, 08:53:24 AM »
The Hobbit. I simply love Tolkien's works. I'll only read a book more than once if I've really enjoyed it. As with films, each time I read his books, something else jumps out at me that I didn't notice, or pay particular attention to the first, second and third time around.  :read:

I've also just been introduced to the Wild Card's series edited by George Martin (yep, that one), I read the collection titled 'Inside Straight'. Now I just need to get my hands on the first book, which seems illusive and which the library staff have mislabeled as Inside Straight  :huh:

Finally, I've also managed to read the Guns of Navarone by Alistair Maclean. After the third attempt. For whatever reason I wasn't able to get into it the first two times, but I'm glad I persevered.

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Re: What books do you read?
« Reply #329 on: September 12, 2014, 02:37:12 PM »
Murder as a Fine Art, by David Morrell--the guy who wrote First Blood (Rambo)

Fascinating Victorian gas-light historical fiction, featuring the controversial Thomas De Quincey. Couldn't put it down after reading the first paragraph. Finished in one night.

The Son, by Jo Nesbo

Not as mind-numbingly awesome as his Harry Hole series of books, but good.
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Re: What books do you read?
« Reply #330 on: September 27, 2014, 04:56:53 AM »
After a long wait, my local library managed to source a copy of Blood Rites by Jim Butcher, so I'm now reading that series again.

Still waiting on Aurian (Maggy Furey) and I'll be buying the Shadowrun 5th Ed core rules at some point this month too.

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Re: What books do you read?
« Reply #331 on: October 14, 2014, 01:52:28 PM »
Here's a bunch:

Iain M. Banks: The Algebraist - a departure from my favorite Culture series, a single book defines a cool universe of its own with a wonderfully cantankerous race of giant floating creatures that like to hunt their own children. Among other things. Also they are probably the oldest race around and they'll probably be here by the time yours is long forgotten.

Steven Campbell: Hard Luck Hank - the misadventures of a mutant mobster negotiator. It's easiest to talk sense into people when you are bulletproof.

Jim Bernheimer: Confessions of a D-List Supervillain - juvenile and fun. Points out very usefully why you have to be a billionaire before going Iron Man.

Andy Weir: The Martian - perfectly paced hard sci-fi that you'll swallow in one piece.

Brandon Sanderson: The Rithmatist - YA with a cool magic system
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Re: What books do you read?
« Reply #332 on: October 14, 2014, 02:03:14 PM »
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

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Re: What books do you read?
« Reply #333 on: October 19, 2014, 11:07:33 PM »
The Johannes Cabal books, by Jonathan Howard - Four wonderful books starring a necromancer on a quest to bring his dead love back to life while having outlandish adventures on the way.  Also includes larger than life antagonists (Satan, Nyarlethotep, the Pope), airships, better companions than the Doctor (a vampire, spies, Nyarlethotep, inquisitors, scholars, and aviatrixes), and last, but certainly not least, more humor than you can shake a frozen trout at!
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Re: What books do you read?
« Reply #334 on: January 17, 2015, 02:13:30 AM »
Always like mystery alongside fantasy and I found two series by the following authors great in satisfying both of my tastes at once (sort of though they are more mystery oriented but they are set in more medieval times and part of why I love fantasy was that it brought me into a different society and culture than nowadays):
The Brother Cadfael series by Peter Ellis
The Sister Fidelma series by Peter Tremayne
Both series stars a medieval clergy main character solving mysteries.

I also picked up an urban fantasy series: The Thursday Next series. Not a serious read, just sth light and humorous.
Other funny read was Robert Aspirin's series of books starting with MYTH conceptions and each book in the series contains the term MYTH in their titles. It's set in normal fantasy world and the funny parts are really seeing modern things being injected into this world after the main char (incompetent wizard's apprentice) acquires a demon as a side-kick.

I read a book called the Enchanted (not sure abt author name but it was a female writer I'm sure and it's quite new) a couple months ago about what happens in a prison containing prisoners on death roll. I quite like it- it delves into darkness but presents it in a non-sentimental way. A bit out of scope of my normal range of fantasy and mystery but yeah, I recommend it for those who want to delve into other categories once in a while.
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