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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #6825 on: October 22, 2015, 01:36:37 PM »
I finished The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell on Tuesday night, in time for tonight's TV debut on BBC2 (although that is only the first book, and I don't know how much the TV version is going to cover). I enjoyed it a lot. It reads quite a lot like a fantasy novel without the fantastic elements. And with real history being far more unrealistic.

Anyway, the point is that I have now started Some Kind of Fairy Tale by Graham Joyce, which is one of those books I have been meaning to read for about two years, but kept putting off. I hope I like it.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #6826 on: October 22, 2015, 06:27:20 PM »
I did say that the first book was enjoyable but it's the sequels that are great didn't I? I swear I had said that... The first one just about scraped a 4 star for me on GR (i.e. just above the "really liked it" threshold), the rest were easily 5 star. Don't give up yet! (waiting a while before you get back to them can be forgiven, of course)  :P

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #6827 on: October 22, 2015, 08:17:18 PM »
In Dark Service by Stephen Hunt

A slow start but it's picking up now,Most of the characters I find a bit annoying and there the dreaded three way triangle romance and mention of the bible even through I don't think the world is Earth.

But the world is fascinating it's humongous with advanced technology

I'm struggling with this one,has anyone else read this author I just find the characters really annoying me I feel like giving up on it but already have two DNF this month on the other hand ive read 2 great books as well this month.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #6828 on: October 22, 2015, 11:09:27 PM »
I did say that the first book was enjoyable but it's the sequels that are great didn't I? I swear I had said that... The first one just about scraped a 4 star for me on GR (i.e. just above the "really liked it" threshold), the rest were easily 5 star. Don't give up yet! (waiting a while before you get back to them can be forgiven, of course)  :P

Hey @Raptori, you'll be happy to know I've just requested Black Lung captain from my library :D
Strangely enough, the one I go to (the main one) has books 1, 3 and 4 in the series, but number 2 was in one of the smaller libraries, so it needs to be transferred, hehe
Nice! Hopefully you like this one more now that you have a better idea of what to expect! :)
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #6829 on: October 23, 2015, 08:46:31 PM »
I got to 60% of In Dark Service and didn't fell like reading any more of it  :(

Picked up Mr Monster by Dan Wells instead as I know I wouldn't be able to put this one down unfinished.I I've got a new favourite author here  ;D
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #6830 on: October 24, 2015, 04:40:13 AM »
I've been trying to read Empire Ascendant by Kameron Hurley. I liked The Mirror Empire overall, though I had some problems with it (mostly the fact that I couldn't connect with any of the characters). I feel like that problem is amplified in this book. The newness of Hurley's fascinating world has worn off, and now I'm left with reading about her characters, and I don't care at all what happens to them.

I'm afraid I'm going to have to DNF it. It's not that it's a bad book. It's just not my type of book. Neither was the first one, but Hurley's fresh ideas helped me push through it.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #6831 on: October 24, 2015, 03:36:48 PM »
I got to 60% of In Dark Service and didn't fell like reading any more of it  :(

Picked up Mr Monster by Dan Wells instead as I know I wouldn't be able to put this one down unfinished.I I've got a new favourite author here  ;D

Yep couldn't put it down on to my next book now  :)
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #6832 on: October 24, 2015, 08:11:45 PM »
Finished Witches Abroad (Discworld #12), and will now finally get started with The Iron Ghost, by our very own Jen Williams  :)
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #6833 on: October 25, 2015, 12:22:38 PM »
The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss.
I've only gotten 1/3 through, but I must say it is poetically genius. I've waited for it for ages to turn up at my SF-book shop in paperback, and it was worth the wait.
Poor Auri (? or not) her world is as weird as was hinted at in the main books. Or not, from her point of view it's now weird at all. If you loved his main two books centered on Kvothe run out and get this.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #6834 on: October 25, 2015, 03:51:19 PM »
The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss.
I've only gotten 1/3 through, but I must say it is poetically genius. I've waited for it for ages to turn up at my SF-book shop in paperback, and it was worth the wait.
Poor Auri (? or not) her world is as weird as was hinted at in the main books. Or not, from her point of view it's now weird at all. If you loved his main two books centered on Kvothe run out and get this.

I enjoyed both his novel but the slow regard felt 10 x bigger then his novel it wasn't for me but happy it working for you  :D
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #6835 on: October 25, 2015, 07:13:42 PM »
Started Ship of Destiny.  Wasn't technically next on the list but figured I would finish the series up now.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #6836 on: October 25, 2015, 11:24:13 PM »
The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss.
I've only gotten 1/3 through, but I must say it is poetically genius. I've waited for it for ages to turn up at my SF-book shop in paperback, and it was worth the wait.
Poor Auri (? or not) her world is as weird as was hinted at in the main books. Or not, from her point of view it's now weird at all. If you loved his main two books centered on Kvothe run out and get this.

Neither enjoyed, nor completely understood it.

It was as weird as the character itself is.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #6837 on: October 25, 2015, 11:25:45 PM »
Started Ship of Destiny.  Wasn't technically next on the list but figured I would finish the series up now.

I am at half of it. Started it a couple of days ago.

Slow-ish although some things have started making sense. I had very strong suspicions on what Kennit's past is, and this book is pretty much confirming it.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #6838 on: October 25, 2015, 11:44:09 PM »
Started Ship of Destiny.  Wasn't technically next on the list but figured I would finish the series up now.

I am at half of it. Started it a couple of days ago.

Slow-ish although some things have started making sense. I had very strong suspicions on what Kennit's past is, and this book is pretty much confirming it.

I have an idea too, will see if I'm right.   And I'm used to slow going with Hobb.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #6839 on: October 25, 2015, 11:46:45 PM »
Finished Elantris, and Deuce knows I've been flipping through pages toward the end!

Just started The long way to a small angry planet, two chapters in and really liking the writing style, it's fresh and funky.
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