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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #5640 on: March 17, 2015, 08:18:34 PM »
Currently re reading one of my favorite series : Malazan Book of the Fallen. First time I read it, felt that there was so much I was missing! Second time around I realised how much I had missed. Fantastic series, Fantastic Author.

Could not recommend it any more!
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #5641 on: March 17, 2015, 11:46:01 PM »
I finished Monster Hunter Nemesis and that was excellent popcorn fiction, although I would have preferred more concentration on the Monster Hunter International group, who were kind of an afterthought and really only there for one epic fight sequence. It appears that Correia is now moving into epic fantasy, which should be interesting. I've moved onto Unbound which is the 3rd book in Jim Hines' Libriomancer series.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #5642 on: March 18, 2015, 05:03:45 AM »
I'm about halfway through Assassin's Apprentice, why did I wait so long to read this?

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #5643 on: March 18, 2015, 01:28:49 PM »
I'm about halfway through Assassin's Apprentice, why did I wait so long to read this?

I felt the same last year ;D you're at the start of a lovely journey (I've only read 2 trilogies so far, me
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #5644 on: March 18, 2015, 01:35:38 PM »
Bit of a rut recently, reading-wise, for me. I keep picking up books, reading a few chapters and struggling to get the motivation to pick them up again - currently have Words of Radiance/The Crimson Campaign/Fortress Frontier/The Boy with the Porcelain Blade all in a state of limbo.

I did however finally get round to The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August and tore through it in a couple of days. Absolutely fantastic book, I'm very excited now to read her new one, Touch.

Also am over halfway through Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer. As it's so short I thought it would be a good one to read quickly. And it is very good indeed - and unbelievably creepy. Horror never really gets me particularly scared but this is different - it makes my skin crawl at points. 
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #5645 on: March 18, 2015, 03:29:53 PM »
WW2 at night, but I recently picked up Robert Jackson Bennett's Mr Shivers. Little bit of kinks early on, especially with the dialogue, but I'm liking it.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #5646 on: March 19, 2015, 12:16:31 AM »
Finished The Crimson Campaign, now something like 15% into The Autumn Republic. Really enjoying these books, very much in the vein of the best of Sanderson's books with fast pace, easy to read prose, and a vivid setting. :)
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #5647 on: March 19, 2015, 04:34:36 AM »
Oh wow... Finally somewhere I can talk to people about this amazing series! Yay!!! Thank you so much for opening my eyes to this!

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #5648 on: March 20, 2015, 03:38:34 AM »
Finished The Autumn Republic. Loved it. High quality throughout the series, just excellent all round. Definitely one for people who like Sanderson. On to the short stories/novellas!  :D
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #5649 on: March 20, 2015, 03:54:04 AM »
Just finishing The Dirty Streets of Heaven, first of Bobby Dollar series by Tad Williams.  Mixed feelings - I have enjoyed it, but it feels like Dresden clone with slightly different antagonists, Angels v Demons instead of Wizards/Good Magic v Demons/Dark Magic with usual type sub plots and betrayals.
With Dresden couldn't wait for the next book, with Bobby Dollar I will continue, but not in any rush.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #5650 on: March 20, 2015, 04:27:22 AM »
Just finishing The Dirty Streets of Heaven, first of Bobby Dollar series by Tad Williams.  Mixed feelings - I have enjoyed it, but it feels like Dresden clone with slightly different antagonists, Angels v Demons instead of Wizards/Good Magic v Demons/Dark Magic with usual type sub plots and betrayals.
With Dresden couldn't wait for the next book, with Bobby Dollar I will continue, but not in any rush.
People here had mixed feelings about the second one. I quite enjoyed it, but xiagan didn't like it. It is very very different from the first one, though. The third kind of got back to the same feel of the first one and it was a trilogy so not like the Dresden Files with it's 15 and counting volumes.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #5651 on: March 20, 2015, 09:00:05 AM »
Just finishing The Dirty Streets of Heaven, first of Bobby Dollar series by Tad Williams.  Mixed feelings - I have enjoyed it, but it feels like Dresden clone with slightly different antagonists, Angels v Demons instead of Wizards/Good Magic v Demons/Dark Magic with usual type sub plots and betrayals.
With Dresden couldn't wait for the next book, with Bobby Dollar I will continue, but not in any rush.
People here had mixed feelings about the second one. I quite enjoyed it, but xiagan didn't like it. It is very very different from the first one, though. The third kind of got back to the same feel of the first one and it was a trilogy so not like the Dresden Files with it's 15 and counting volumes.

Thanks Elfy, I can't leave a trilogy unfinished and glad to hear the second is different.  None of my favourites have new books due yet until Ben Aaronovitch sometime near end of year.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #5652 on: March 20, 2015, 07:59:11 PM »
Finished two books.

The Waste Lands by Stephen King. I almost gave up on the Dark Tower series after being disappointed with the second book. I liked this one a lot better, though. The plot grinds to a halt at times, but when King writes suspense, he writes it so well. His imagination is also quite something.

Happy Hour in Hell by Tad Williams. I've heard that a lot of people didn't like this one, but I did. That being said, it was an uncomfortable read. However, I think that was the intention. Williams was writing about Hell. It should be an uncomfortable read. I don't mind that it was quite different from the first book. It actually reminded me a bit of The War of the Flowers, which I also enjoyed (though this one was darker).

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #5653 on: March 20, 2015, 08:13:58 PM »
Read the first two Powder Mage short stories/novellas, Forsworn and Servant of the Crown. Both pretty good, same high standard in general as the novels, but only four stars for each because they're just too damn short for me  :-\
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #5654 on: March 20, 2015, 10:53:37 PM »
Finished two books.

The Waste Lands by Stephen King. I almost gave up on the Dark Tower series after being disappointed with the second book. I liked this one a lot better, though. The plot grinds to a halt at times, but when King writes suspense, he writes it so well. His imagination is also quite something.

Happy Hour in Hell by Tad Williams. I've heard that a lot of people didn't like this one, but I did. That being said, it was an uncomfortable read. However, I think that was the intention. Williams was writing about Hell. It should be an uncomfortable read. I don't mind that it was quite different from the first book. It actually reminded me a bit of The War of the Flowers, which I also enjoyed (though this one was darker).

Despite being the second book in Williams' Bobby Dollar UF trilogy, Happy in Hour was really very different. You're right Ryan in that it wasn't necessarily fun, but it did showcase Williams' incredible imagination, and I can see the comparisons with the fae world he created for The War of the Flowers.

I just finished Tooth and Claw by Jo Walton that was such a different type of book, a Regency romance in the Jane Austen style only about dragons and told by them. Easy to see why it won the World Fantasy Award. I've picked up Rachel Caine's Thief of Shadows which appears to be the story of Romeo and Juliet only told from the point of view of Benvolio Montague.
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