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Stopped watching House of Cards after I finished season 2. I went through reading the overall plot for the remaining seasons, and what a blasphemy. I felt enraged at how they treated the main characters and the story line, and I say to hell with the rest of the series. I'm just going to clutch at season 1 and 2 as one of the best television series I've ever seen and let's leave it happily at that.

Is that the usa version? really the British version the original is a lot better.


Have you seen the american version? The first two seasons is pretty darn amazing, that's all I can say. Frank Underwood is definitely one of my favorite characters/ villains of all time, and I do learn certain ideals from him.

Besides, none of the things we've both liked have aligned so far, but thank you for the suggestion all the same.

Yes  the British  version is better😁 American remakes are always second best.

We both like pesky blinders
We both like Ketty Jay
We both like the gentleman bastards
We both like codex Alera
We both like the king killer chronicles

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Stopped watching House of Cards after I finished season 2. I went through reading the overall plot for the remaining seasons, and what a blasphemy. I felt enraged at how they treated the main characters and the story line, and I say to hell with the rest of the series. I'm just going to clutch at season 1 and 2 as one of the best television series I've ever seen and let's leave it happily at that.

Is that the usa version? really the British version the original is a lot better.

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Dark Moon it is then.

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Mark Lawrence's endings have never been great.

I see a lot of people think this yet his still popular despite his endings.

I loved his first two books in the Broken Empire series yet the last one in the trilogy was underwhelming.

I I gave up on him after the Red Queen’s War the  first two books did enough to carry me to the last book But after reading another disappointing last novel in a trilogy, I felt I had to move on from him.

Plenty of other authors to try  :)

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I only have 2 one-star books, Books 2&3 of Bobby Dollar trilogy. Both were awful.

Don’t think you understood the topic @Bender

What is your favourite book you gave 5 stars too which had the lowest average rating on goodreads. On your read pile.


What’s The lowest average score book on your goodreads/librarything read shelf you’ve given 5 stars too?

 Mine is the Broken  isle by Mark Charan Newton it only got 3.44on Goodreads



Bender lowest  average score 4 star book would be Floodgate by Alistair Maclean rated at 3.54 on Goodreads


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. Also appearing are the books of Aiden Harte's Wave Trilogy (starting with Irenicon) which I really enjoyed for their wild alternihistory ideas, but I'm sure they don't quite hit the epic-fantasy spot for a lot of readers. They are heavy on ideas and style

@cupiscent I'm disappointed in you why didn’t you pester me into reading this book sooner?

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We will have separate threads for the nominations and the voting poll.

Nominations
There's no limit to the number of books that each person can nominate.
Even members who don't want to participate can nominate books, this way we can get a wider range of ideas of books to read.

For a book to reach the voting stage, it must be seconded by a different member.
However, each person can only second 2 books, to restrict the list for voting. If no books are seconded, then the person in charge of the bookclub will pick five books randomly to be voted on.

Please try to choose books with less than 500 pages, and make sure it's a standalone or the first in a series.

Voting
Only vote in the poll if you are going to join the book club for that month.

If there’s a tie at the end, the person in charge of the bookclub will decide who wins.


Even if you haven't voted for the winning book, I do hope to see you in the book club!



Please enter Blurb along with book title for nominations.


Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny

Earth is long since dead. On a colony planet, a band of men has gained control of technology, made themselves immortal, and now rule their world as the gods of the Hindu pantheon. Only one dares oppose them: he who was once Siddhartha and is now Mahasamatman. Binder of Demons, Lord of Light.

The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell

The Power Of Myth launched an extraordinary resurgence of interest in Joseph Campbell and his work. A preeminent scholar, writer, and teacher, he has had a profound influence on millions of people. To him, mythology was the "song of the universe, the music of the spheres." With Bill Moyers, one of America's most prominent journalists, as his thoughtful and engaging interviewer, The Power Of Myth touches on subjects from modern marriage to virgin births, from Jesus to John Lennon, offering a brilliant combination of intelligence and wit.

The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break by Steven Sherrill

Five thousand years out of the Labyrinth, the Minotaur finds himself in the American South, living in a trailer park and working as a line cook at a steakhouse. No longer a devourer of human flesh, the Minotaur is a socially inept, lonely creature with very human needs. But over a two-week period, as his life dissolves into chaos, this broken and alienated immortal awakens to the possibility for happiness and to the capacity for love.

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Lord of secrets or Dark moon? Which way should I vote?

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Oh so you remember, wonder in which anthology the story was in. Quite a random pick to put in an anthology.

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Never read Dresden ;D

I believe you’ve read Dresden

Spoiler for Hiden:
A short story where he passed over and become a ghost, you didn’t think much of the story as you not read any of the earlier stuff

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Links, Competitions and 'Stuff' / Re: The Peat's Blog thread
« on: April 23, 2020, 09:49:05 AM »
https://peatlong.blogspot.com/2020/04/if-book-titles-were-bands.html

It’s just another blogger going on about WoT and Tolkien 😛

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: April 22, 2020, 09:10:09 AM »
Bender

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: April 22, 2020, 08:17:59 AM »

Next book will be either Sword of Kaigen or Orconomics. Which one should I go first?

Rolls my eyes at this question. See earlier answers  ;D


Spoiler for Hiden:
Honestly Sword of Kaigen is getting overrated. It was a very confused book both in writing and content. The world is never explained and has a mix of modern (planes, radio) and magic with no details on how they interact/coexist and not really practical if you think beyond the obvious.

Misaki could have been a superstar, yet was grossly mishandled as a character. And the last 20% of the book where Robin returns was totally unnecessary soap opera which drags down what couple have been a poetic ending.

Gideon the Ninth was multitude better than Kaigen.

Edit: Not saying Kaigen is a bad book at all. It is a good book, probably a 6 (maybe even 7) out of 10 but that's it.





Spoiler for Hiden:
That's a tough question to answer. Orconomics was just new and unlike anything I've read before. It had adventure, humour, was fun when it needed to be and serious as occasion calls for. Plus if you have some basic knowledge on 2008 financial crisis, you'll appreciate the satire more. (e.g. They have a bank called Goldson Baggs which is a play on Goldman Sachs). The economics of what led to the crisis was translated brilliantly into fantasy. Even for those who do not understand those, it still is a fun and engaging read. I can guarantee you'd have never read anything like this before. Very Pratchett'esque!

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: April 22, 2020, 06:58:32 AM »
Finished All Systems Red today. Very underwhelming. Poor writing style, characters, and plot. Hopefully the next book is better.

Will see if I continue with Assassin's Apprentice (because I love it but it's a little slow and needs to be digested) or shift to more Murderbot.

Ohhh , doubt you like the rest then.


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This reminds me that some people think Agatha Christie is a racist just because of a book title.

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