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Jackal



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mechwarrior: Dark Ages, Fortress of Lies. I found it in a box with some old drawings. I think it's got 200 pages. It was either read that or a romantic tale about Robert E. Lee and his horse Traveller. I'm thinking of moving on to the directions on the backs of household cleaning supplies next.
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randar23rhenn
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 1:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

just finished Wyrms, it was a pretty awesome book. it seems Orson Scott Card's older works are his best.

now reading Songmaster by him. I couldn't put it down last night and fell asleep reading it. it's enthralling
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2007 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I finished Songmaster. It's easily one of my favorite books ever, despite having one of the most homoerotic covers in history. LiQuid I'm sure will look this up.

It really does an amazing job displaying humanity. Orson Scott Card really is a master.

Then I read "I Am Legend" and it was really good but utterly different from the movie, and it pissed me off that it only lasted about half the book and then it there were just a bunch of short stories.

Now I'm reading Star Wars: Legacy of the Force: Bloodlines. I've been reading the Star Wars series since I was in 3rd grade and am not about to stop now.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've read a ton of books already this break... I'm now reading Michael Crichton's "NEXT"

it's awesome. i love his work
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now reading "Everville" by Clive Barker

and "Neverwhere" by Neil Gaiman

has anyone seen/read stardust? i'm thinking of doing both if I like Neverwhere
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just read Ishmael, it was pretty good.


I'm moving on to Anarchy, State, Utopia by Robert Nozick
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 4:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just finished up Everville and Neverwhere

now reading Stardust

so many good books!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I read Stardust. It was good times. The scene of the star's arrival was so hilarious I read the chapter twice.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I finished Stardust, it was disappointing compared to neverwhere, which I felt was good, but not great

Then I read Feersum Endjinn by Iain M. banks, who proved to me again he's an incredible talent

now:



I must say this has to be one of the most amazing works I've ever read. I just finished "Shadow of the Torturer" Now readin the second book contained in this same volume....

I don't even really know how to describe Wolfe's writing other than detailed and beautifully woven, which makes it sound dull in comparison to how superb his work actually is. I'm beyond impressed.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haven't seen a post here in awhile but in the last 2 weeks I've busted through Ender's Game, Speaker of the Dead, and more than halfway through Ender's Shadow while awaiting Xenocide to get here from Amazon.

Also I picked the Communist Manifesto back up.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Been reading Ireland.

http://www.amazon.com/Ireland-Novel-Frank-Delaney/dp/0061244430/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1308722004&sr=1-2

Decent.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, been a while since this thread has been going strong. Great reads, Acend! I met Card once. He is a capital fellow.

Now reading "Divine Motivation Theory" by Linda Zagzebski and "Panentheism: The Other God of the Philosophers" by John Cooper.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

randar23rhenn wrote:
I met Card once. He is a capital fellow.
I literally wish death upon you.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 2:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just finished my re-read of the ASOIAF series (minus Feast...fuck Feast). Gonna pick up Blood Meridian this weekend. I've had enough fantasy knight rape and looking forward to some good old fashioned American cowboy rape.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LiQuid! wrote:
randar23rhenn wrote:
I met Card once. He is a capital fellow.
I literally wish death upon you.
What reason is it today?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 3:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0452296293

This is in the mail on its way to me... I'm not sure about it, we shall see.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 3:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I'm physically incapable of finishing books. In the last decade I've started about a dozen books and read so far into them, some up to the final handful of chapters, and then I just stop. Even that Star Wars Thrawn Trilogy that everybody loves so much. I actually read all the way up to the third book, had about ten chapters left to go to finish it and just completely stopped.

I have listened to both Game of Thones and (all but 10 chapters of) Clash of Kings so far in audio book form, mostly while playing video games that don't require my full aural attention, like JRPGs and Forza. I feel like audio books are now the only way I'll be able to take in a book, provided the fact that I have a low effort video game on hand so I don't feel like I'm just wasting time sitting around listening to an old, British guy talking to me.

After Clash of Kings I'm gonna take a break from Ice and Fire and try American Gods cause I hear a succubus literally eats a man with her vagina in that!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 4:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

American Gods and Anansi Boys are great books. I finished them both in a plane trip to and from Chicago. They are just fast fun reads.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 4:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Been on a bit of a non-fiction kick. I doubt anyone would ever be interested in The Fatal Shore by William Hughes, but if you have any interest in the history of a country founded on the idea of addressing the overpopulation of early 19th century England by loading creaky, rat-infested ships full of poor people who committed minor misdemeanors and sending them across to the world to a scorched island inhabited by nomadic cannibals, then this account of the founding of Australia might be compelling to you! Or just me...probably just me.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 4:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't get nonfiction. Why not just read wikipedia?
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