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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #13770 on: July 16, 2020, 12:32:41 PM »
In fact Inky, that last quarter alone is worth the book.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #13771 on: July 16, 2020, 02:52:50 PM »
No I haven't read it! Was a bit skittish about returning to that world, and not a fan of epistolary and collected writings like this usually, but I'll be sure to pick it up eventually.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #13772 on: July 16, 2020, 03:00:24 PM »
@ScarletBea I'm 90% sure it's a standalone. Definitely written as one, but there's always a chance she'll write a sequel at some point.

Having spent time in University translating Anglo Saxon and Chinese Poetry, I loved seeing the different translations of the old tablets. I also thought the epistolary style really worked with the story, though it's not one I read a lot of.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #13773 on: July 18, 2020, 03:21:55 AM »
I just finished The Club Dumas by Arturo Perez-Reverte. This isn't really a fantasy book, more like a literary thriller about book nerds and Satanic cults. But I think it has an air of otherworldliness that fantasy readers might enjoy. It inspired the film The Ninth Gate but it differs in many key ways.

I started Tigana by GGK. In fact the only other book of his I read is Children of Earth and Sky, mostly because I needed a comp title for pitchng my own novel that was a fantasy without magic. This one is called his best by many, so I picked up an old copy with a nice vintage cover.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #13774 on: July 18, 2020, 08:50:37 PM »
Just reread the Shepherd's Crown by the late Sir Pterry.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #13775 on: July 21, 2020, 12:26:43 AM »
Utopia Avenue by David Mitchell
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #13776 on: July 21, 2020, 04:56:17 AM »
I just finished The Club Dumas by Arturo Perez-Reverte. This isn't really a fantasy book, more like a literary thriller about book nerds and Satanic cults. But I think it has an air of otherworldliness that fantasy readers might enjoy. It inspired the film The Ninth Gate but it differs in many key ways.

I started Tigana by GGK. In fact the only other book of his I read is Children of Earth and Sky, mostly because I needed a comp title for pitchng my own novel that was a fantasy without magic. This one is called his best by many, so I picked up an old copy with a nice vintage cover.

I've heard a lot of good things about Guy Gavriel Kay. Do let me know how the book goes!

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #13777 on: July 21, 2020, 09:13:58 AM »
Utopia Avenue by David Mitchell
I heard about this one, is it about a band? It sounded a bit strange...

I've started reading Foundryside, by Robert Jackson Bennett.
Interesting, but it's got one of my bugbears in fantasy books: a mixture of names, from invented to normal and to normal in foreign languages... Keep to one trend, please!
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #13778 on: July 21, 2020, 03:00:09 PM »
I'm finally starting War of Gods, the third book in Dyrk Ashton's Paternus series. So far so good, an a truckload of mythology has emptied its load across the pages :)

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #13779 on: July 21, 2020, 05:03:34 PM »
Darkdawn (The Nevernight Chronicle, #3).

Book 2 (Godsgrave) went a long way to cool down any interest I may have had in this series, but the twist at end and prospect of leaving a series unfinished combine to make me pick this up reluctantly. Fingers crossed, I power through this quick and this will be a better book.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #13780 on: July 22, 2020, 03:29:21 PM »
Finished Paternus: Rise of Gods (Paternus #1) by Dyrk Ashton. Quite entertaining, but basically a big old chase for most of the book. It's a contemporary mythic fantasy, kind of Neil Gaiman-ish.

I'm going on to Swan Song by Robert R McCammon, a big fat post-apocalyptic horror(?) novel. Like Paternus, this is another of my Prime Reading loans that I'm trying to read before I let my Prime membership expire. If this one's 950 pages, I don't rate my chances of reading the other 8 books I have on loan, in a little over a month. Most of the self-published books I will be able to borrow again when/if I rejoin Prime, but this one's trad-pub (Stoker winner and WFA nominee) so I'll probably lose my chance if I don't read it now.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #13781 on: July 22, 2020, 04:16:40 PM »
Finished Paternus: Rise of Gods (Paternus #1) by Dyrk Ashton. Quite entertaining, but basically a big old chase for most of the book. It's a contemporary mythic fantasy, kind of Neil Gaiman-ish.

The chase continues, but it gets better in the 2nd book. And the 3rd book is the best among the trilogy, IMO.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #13782 on: July 23, 2020, 12:32:54 PM »
Finished the Unlikely escape of Uriah Heep. It redeemed itself towards the end but was a bit flat in the middle.
Maybe its Lit aspirations were too subtle for me. I guess it was Ink heart for grown ups.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #13783 on: July 23, 2020, 08:54:55 PM »
Darkdawn (The Nevernight Chronicle, #3).

Book 2 (Godsgrave) went a long way to cool down any interest I may have had in this series, but the twist at end and prospect of leaving a series unfinished combine to make me pick this up reluctantly. Fingers crossed, I power through this quick and this will be a better book.
Interesting. I liked book two a lot. :)
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #13784 on: July 23, 2020, 10:39:07 PM »
Finished the Unlikely escape of Uriah Heep. It redeemed itself towards the end but was a bit flat in the middle.
Maybe its Lit aspirations were too subtle for me. I guess it was Ink heart for grown ups.
I loved the book. I think a lot of it centred around the fact that it was set in Wellington in New Zealand. I've been to Wellington a couple of times and really like the city, so I could picture it all quite clearly. It also helped that I'd recently watched Wellington Paranomal, which is a mockumentary comedy series about weird happenings in and around Wellington. I also found the characters (the non fictional ones) quite likable and relatable.