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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #12390 on: March 20, 2019, 07:45:56 AM »
I finished re-reading Lawrence's Red sister yesterday and immediately started Grey sister :D

It did feel a lot better this time, without the weight of expectation/previous trilogies behind it.

Ohmygawd, Grey Sister was fantastic! I finished it last night, after a bit of a marathon reading because I just couldn't put it down. Straight onto Holy Sister :D :D

It almost felt like a mixture between the base of the first Ancestor book (which definitely attracts a whole different kind of readership from the ones who loved the first 2 trilogies) and Mark's other books. It expanded into the world, added a couple more POVs, added politics, stealth and real baddies, while maintaining the amazing friendships, abilities and characters of book 1.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #12391 on: March 20, 2019, 11:04:29 AM »
@ScarletBea: Read his short story "Bound" first! It takes place between Grey Sister and Holy Sister and is incredibly good.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #12392 on: March 20, 2019, 11:27:34 AM »
@ScarletBea: Read his short story "Bound" first! It takes place between Grey Sister and Holy Sister and is incredibly good.
Thanks for the tip! Since it's a short story, I might relax my "no ebooks" rule and get it ;D
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I've only read Holy Sister's prologue, so I'm still on time, hehe

Funnily enough, yesterday I was looking at it and thinking of doing that, but today I completely forgot, in my rush to restart :-[

Edit: bought and reading it :D
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #12393 on: March 20, 2019, 03:55:36 PM »
You've inspired me to give Red Sister a second try, too. Like you, I just came with the Prince of Thorns expectations, and those were some very thorny boots to fill. First, though, I'll be start Philip K. Dick's The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch tonight. No idea what it's about.

Still reading that one (a very weird book), but also started listening to Terry Pratchett's Jingo audiobook. I'm not a big fan of audiobooks and rarely listen to any, but Nigel Planer is a phenomenal narrator. And Jingo is a book written for our times. Couldn't think of a more relevant Discworld novel in our current political climate.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #12394 on: March 21, 2019, 01:30:37 PM »
@ScarletBea: Read his short story "Bound" first! It takes place between Grey Sister and Holy Sister and is incredibly good.
Thanks for the tip! Since it's a short story, I might relax my "no ebooks" rule and get it ;D
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I've only read Holy Sister's prologue, so I'm still on time, hehe

Funnily enough, yesterday I was looking at it and thinking of doing that, but today I completely forgot, in my rush to restart :-[

Edit: bought and reading it :D
It was brilliant! And it's got k-i-s-s-i-n-g ;D

Spoiler for Hiden:
I really liked the idea (hint? confirmation of what I was thinking after GS?) that Nona is bi and Ara's gay, hehe, after their reaction to kissing each other and Regol, hehe
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #12395 on: March 21, 2019, 05:05:39 PM »
I've just started Red Sister after reading comments here. Fingers crossed!
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #12396 on: March 21, 2019, 10:58:55 PM »
bound is great

Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits is another book by David Wong and it's far too sensible compared to John Dies at the End.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #12397 on: March 22, 2019, 05:14:09 AM »
bound is great

Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits is another book by David Wong and it's far too sensible compared to John Dies at the End.
Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits was fun, but the John books are better.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #12398 on: March 24, 2019, 09:32:03 PM »
Finished Red Sister and Holy Sister in a binge.

Very nice story...but somehow I'm not able to picture a pre-teen girls doing all that stuff....even as untrained magician warriors...and in next chapter going back to juvenile grudges in classrooms. Quite jarring mix.

Would have preferred the setting to be like a university rather than a school with sufficiently mature cast.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #12399 on: March 25, 2019, 12:57:44 AM »
Bound is a smut story ffs!  ;D liked it well, till I realized they were underage. Aaargh. Mark Lawrence should have more discretion.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #12400 on: March 25, 2019, 05:19:54 AM »
Smut because there is kissing? I just thought it was sweet. In comparison to GOT which starts with an under age marriage I would say it's fairly tame. I am reminderd of William Goldmans line.

 "Hold it! Hold it! What is this? Are you trying to trick me? Where's the sports? Is this a kissing book?"

It's not like it's a subject any teenager anywhere would be at all concerned with. Oh hang on...


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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #12401 on: March 25, 2019, 07:48:25 AM »
I'm with Rostum!

Bender, you call it 'smut' because it's got kissing? :o How old are you? 100?

And you can't imagine young girls doing all that? What are you reading, historical fiction? And have you seen the Gymnastics World Championships? Can you imagine those young girls doing that?


Edit: I realise the above sounds very strong, sorry I don't mean it in a bad way, just an "unbelievable" way
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #12402 on: March 25, 2019, 11:53:29 AM »
I'm with Rostum!

Bender, you call it 'smut' because it's got kissing? :o How old are you? 100?

And you can't imagine young girls doing all that? What are you reading, historical fiction? And have you seen the Gymnastics World Championships? Can you imagine those young girls doing that?


Edit: I realise the above sounds very strong, sorry I don't mean it in a bad way, just an "unbelievable" way

Hahahahah, that's the first time I actually heard Scarlet went all out like that, and it's hilarious.  ;D You should express yourself like this more, Bea!

For the matter at hand, I've read Nevernight which got seriously intimate sex scenes. I didn't really want those in my fantasy (I would've read erotica, otherwise). I advice you to just skip through them like I did, Bender.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #12403 on: March 25, 2019, 01:31:14 PM »
So which fantasy books have smut in? Just asking for a friend.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #12404 on: March 25, 2019, 01:33:59 PM »
I finished Sowing by Angie Grigaliunas a few days ago. It was so-so. It started kind of like a YA dystopia, but seemed like it might be developing a bit more nuance towards the end.

I'm now reading Level Up by Craig Anderson, a LitRPG I picked up for free a short while ago. It's kind of fun, and I think I'm going to blow through it quite quickly. It's about videogame mechanics spilling over into the real world. I was just looking for something quick - and ideally something I acquired this year, since I've been very bad about starting my new books - and this suited me well.