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Title: What books are you reading?
Post by: Kalient on August 23, 2010, 07:35:57 PM
Seeing as we already have one of these threads for music and videos, might as well make one for books.(I imagine most people here read) Of course, it would be great if you didn't just read what book you're currently reading, but also recommendations for others. (Who read might read similar books)

I'll begin then: My favourite (fiction) genres are Historical Fiction and Science-Fiction, mostly serious stuff. (No Horrible Histories, or Star-Trek/Star Wars!) Recently I've also started reading popular (non-fiction) science books, mainly theoretical physics, which interests me very much.

Right now i'm reading A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking, as well as The Quiet War(Sci-fi) by Paul McAulen. The quiet war is fucking*sorry, but it's just that good* brilliant as far as I'm concerned (If you happen to like hard SF, with a thriller-like pace and a masterfully created-and intruiging- Universe) And I won't comment on the first book, seeing as I have no intention of starting a discussion on The Uncertainty Principle or General Relativity.

As for recommendations, for historical-fiction Conn Iggulden is the best for me (Especially the Conqueror Series) while I really suggest you read some Iain M. Banks(The Culture Series is a must-read) if you're into massive-universe, far-future space-opera. Same goes for Stephen Baxter (Though he has some more focused hard SF books as well.) Charles Strauss is also worth a read if you're a hard SF fan.


Edit: Oh and don't worry if it's in another language, if it's popular, it'll probably have translations, and if not I'm sure that someone else in the clan will speak your language too ;)

Edit2: Authors in bold now.
Title: Re: What books are you reading?
Post by: SCGavin on August 23, 2010, 07:42:28 PM
Anthony Riches writes very vivid and seemingly well researched books about the Roman occupation of Britain. If you are into Roman History, Harry Sidebottom could also be of interest.
Bernard Cornwell is of course another recommendable author, his books about the Viking, Medieval or Napoleonic times are nice to read. If you like his Sharpe series, you might also like Garry Douglas Kilworth, John Wilcox, Allan Mallinson or Iain Gale.
Sean Thomas Russell writes suspenseful novels about naval warfare around 1791, so if you like the Hornblower series, he is worth a try.

I recently started "Outlaw" by Angus Donald, but it didn't captivate my attention yet.
Title: Re: What books are you reading?
Post by: Kovas on August 23, 2010, 08:09:26 PM
Kamasutra, a good book.
Title: Re: What books are you reading?
Post by: Deathstar on August 23, 2010, 08:12:00 PM
'Sword of Destiny' and 'Narrenturm', by Andrzej Sapkowski. The Witcher was based on his books.
Title: Re: What books are you reading?
Post by: Chikun on August 23, 2010, 08:39:47 PM
I recommend this series of nice big books: Malazan Books of the Fallen (in some countries known as The Game of the Gods) by Steven Erikson. These are the kind of books that have you read till 3 in the morning when you re girlfriend is asleep. It's fantasy, but o so realistic and complex. These are the books where, if you have the time, you read until the 4th or 5th book and then start over at the first which then seems like a whole new book (this is also due to the writer's brilliant style of storytelling).

I recommend these books to people who are into fantasy and warfare and want something more mature then Tolkien's Lord of the Rings.

As these are the only books that have really captivated my attention lately, I don't have any other books to recommend besides maybe The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan.
Title: Re: What books are you reading?
Post by: Decadence on August 24, 2010, 01:43:51 AM
I do LOVE books, i grow up with my mother writing poetry as a hobbie and she always bought many great books over the time...
I`m currently reading the novel  of "Pope Joan", called in portuguese "A Papisa Joana" from Donna Woolfolk Cross. Its based on a legend was around Europe for centuries about  a woman that governed the church during 2 or 3 years, called Joan. It´s about the story of Joan, her life since she was born, but im curently almost in the end of the book.

Here is information about the Pope Joan:

                          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Joan


Title: Re: What books are you reading?
Post by: Valdarr on August 24, 2010, 02:46:53 PM
'Sword of Destiny' and 'Narrenturm', by Andrzej Sapkowski. The Witcher was based on his books.

got the 2. and 3. waiting for me to read them here =D btw. i didnt like the Witcher game, the fighting was just too boring

Whoever knows Tad Williams or Terry Pratchett knows what im reading most of the time ^^
Course theres plenty more, i always need to have at least 1 book ready for me to read, otherwise im going crazy =O More crazy than usual at least xD
Title: Re: What books are you reading?
Post by: Crayon on August 24, 2010, 05:32:27 PM
Millenium. The end of the world and the forging of Christendom
by Tom Holland: It's about Medieval Europe in the build up to, and during the century after, 1000 AD.

And

The Roman Revolution
by Ronald Syme: An excellent book on politics, the civil wars, expansion, the Republican oligarchy and the necessity of Augustus.
Title: Re: What books are you reading?
Post by: Windmill on September 02, 2010, 11:29:40 PM
Right now I'm reading Kitchen Confidential and A Cook's Tour by Anthony Bourdain in an omnibus.  I'm also just starting Night by Elie Wiesel.  I also frequently read The Stranger and The Perks of Being a Wallflower.  Oh- and I sorta recently finished Band of Brothers
Title: Re: What books are you reading?
Post by: Beardface on September 09, 2010, 10:21:57 PM
Into the wild.
Title: Re: What books are you reading?
Post by: Nublet on September 09, 2010, 10:26:30 PM
Read ''Gaunt's Ghosts'' Novel series some time ago.

Awesome books and i recommend them unless you dont like warhammer  >:((
Title: Re: What books are you reading?
Post by: Fiddler on September 11, 2010, 12:00:28 AM
At the moment I'm fully focusing on reading the Malazan Book of the Fallen, which, as Morii said, is an awesome series. In fact, I think Steven Erikson is the one writer who has the most affected my own style. Indeed, I think he's at least part of the reason I'm myself I'm myself writing something I'd like to think will be a book someday right now. :))

Though, recently I did read through Science&Islam: A History, and extremely interesting book.

Other than that, for anyone who can stand something involving a lot of thought I'd like to recommend His Dark Materials which is in my opinion an amazing series, even though I've heard some people express very different opinions of it.

Other than that here's a couple of other excellent fantasy series for those interested in such:
Riftwar Saga by Raymond E. Feist, of whose work all the rest is worth reading too, I'd imagine, even if I haven't read it all.
The Death Gate Cycle by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman.
The Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb

and... Err, deal with those first, I've got too much to list it all at once. :P
Title: Re: What books are you reading?
Post by: Chikun on September 11, 2010, 11:43:49 AM
This....  This is the creme a la creme when talking about literature.. This is what Zan reads to me every night.. This WILL get a literature Nobel-Prize at some point in the future....

*drums*


*more drums*


Spoiler
(http://netdna.copyblogger.com/images/romance-novel.jpg)
Title: Re: What books are you reading?
Post by: SCGavin on September 11, 2010, 12:04:40 PM
I really wonder what that book is about. Oddly enough there is no information on the book, nor about the author available (at least none that I could find quickly).

Maybe the protagonist is a pirate who dislikes shirts and who is very skilled with his musket, a skill he uses in the name of love to kill unlovable persons - secretly of course.

...

If an author agrees to use such a title and cover, they really have issues.
Title: Re: What books are you reading?
Post by: Valdarr on September 11, 2010, 12:17:28 PM
The Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb is only mediocre in my eyes, i have read many much better books.

It is, without a doubt, readable, but the author isnt using the language as skillful as many others and the story lacks something very own, which could make it really interesting.

The Soldiers Son i read from her started quite interesting, but the last two books werent nearly as interesting as the first, so it was quite a dissapointment.

I wont say that her books were bad, they are far from that, but i would never group them together with the really good and unique books.
Title: Re: What books are you reading?
Post by: Chikun on September 11, 2010, 12:40:28 PM
Maybe the protagonist is a pirate who dislikes shirts and who is very skilled with his musket, a skill he uses in the name of love to kill unlovable persons - secretly of course.
:))

If an author agrees to use such a title and cover, they really have issues.

I bet hundreds and thousands of lonely whining housewives would disagree. At one time in my past a girl I was seeing confessed to me of reading these kinds of books, I couldn't help myself from laughing very loudly directly in her face... no need to tell you she didn't want to see me anymore afterwards :-[

The Soldiers Son i read from her started quite interesting, but the last two books werent nearly as interesting as the first, so it was quite a dissapointment.
I have to agree, this series was quite disapointing. Starts out pretty good, then the story becomes static, the main character literally becomes enormously fat and a lot of people die in a very uninteresting way, cutting out many possible storylines. To tell more would be spoiling, but lets just say that I don't recommend this series.
Title: Re: What books are you reading?
Post by: Valdarr on September 11, 2010, 01:04:39 PM

The Soldiers Son i read from her started quite interesting, but the last two books werent nearly as interesting as the first, so it was quite a dissapointment.
I have to agree, this series was quite disapointing. Starts out pretty good, then the story becomes static, the main character literally becomes enormously fat and a lot of people die in a very uninteresting way, cutting out many possible storylines. To tell more would be spoiling, but lets just say that I don't recommend this series.

Yeah, in the end its somewhat like looking at the protagonist getting beaten up all the time and sulking in disapointment over himself =/
Title: Re: What books are you reading?
Post by: Chikun on September 11, 2010, 02:30:17 PM
kinda emo, now that I'm thinking of it, quite depressing definetely.
Title: Re: What books are you reading?
Post by: Fiddler on September 11, 2010, 02:31:09 PM
The Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb is only mediocre in my eyes, i have read many much better books.

That may be, yet I remember that when I read it a few years ago it felt quite worth the read.

Though, I can agree it's definetely not of the best you can find.
Title: Re: What books are you reading?
Post by: Elfy on September 11, 2010, 06:00:55 PM
I mostly read fantasy books, but right now I'm reading Hercule Poirot books. They're written by Agatha Christie.

Best fantasy books are Lord of the Rings, Inheritance Cycle and Harry Potter (don't kill me).
Title: Re: What books are you reading?
Post by: Valdarr on September 11, 2010, 07:09:54 PM
*kills Elfy*

!
Title: Re: What books are you reading?
Post by: M on September 11, 2010, 07:23:00 PM
I'm rereading One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, one of my favourites.

Also listening to the audiobooks of Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time as I go to sleep because I was into them when I was about 14 and the last in the series are coming out soon which makes me feel like I need to finish what I started. A bonus is that it's slow as fuck and puts me to sleep in 15 minutes guaranteed.
Title: Re: What books are you reading?
Post by: Fiddler on September 11, 2010, 08:14:48 PM
I'm sure it works for that. :))

Myself I wasn't really able to get past halfway in the series.
Title: Re: What books are you reading?
Post by: Elfy on September 11, 2010, 08:16:57 PM
*kills Elfy*

!

No! *Screams as Valdarr's lance impales his body and armor mercilessly*

End of the story.
Title: Re: What books are you reading?
Post by: Nublet on September 11, 2010, 08:32:51 PM
*kills Elfy*

!

No! *Screams as Valdarr's Two Handed Sword of Cookies impales his body and armor mercilessly*

End of the story.

Fixed  ;)
Title: Re: What books are you reading?
Post by: Valdarr on September 11, 2010, 08:59:06 PM
*kills Elfy*

!

No! *Screams as Valdarr's Two Handed Sword of Cookies impales his body and armor mercilessly*

End of the story.

Fixed  ;)

Thanks curse ;)
Title: Re: What books are you reading?
Post by: Lugh on November 09, 2010, 09:22:39 AM
Also listening to the audiobooks of Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time as I go to sleep because I was into them when I was about 14 and the last in the series are coming out soon which makes me feel like I need to finish what I started. A bonus is that it's slow as fuck and puts me to sleep in 15 minutes guaranteed.

Snap! Have you read Towers of Midnight yet? So many plots have come (or are coming) to an abrupt end, it's a strange feeling after (re)reading the series for so many years.
Title: Re: What books are you reading?
Post by: Valdarr on November 09, 2010, 10:57:13 AM
Also listening to the audiobooks of Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time as I go to sleep because I was into them when I was about 14 and the last in the series are coming out soon which makes me feel like I need to finish what I started. A bonus is that it's slow as fuck and puts me to sleep in 15 minutes guaranteed.

Snap! Have you read Towers of Midnight yet? So many plots have come (or are coming) to an abrupt end, it's a strange feeling after (re)reading the series for so many years.

Im at book 5, The Fires of Heaven, at the moment and i have to say, i greatly enjoy reading it!
Problem is, i dont know how many books there are exactly =/
The thing is, im reading it in english and there seem to be 13/14 books at the moment, while the german ones are at 33/34 ^^

Nontheless i really like it and i sooo hope that it doesnt screw up in the middle like the Sword of the Seeker-series
Title: Re: What books are you reading?
Post by: M on November 09, 2010, 11:48:50 AM
Also listening to the audiobooks of Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time as I go to sleep because I was into them when I was about 14 and the last in the series are coming out soon which makes me feel like I need to finish what I started. A bonus is that it's slow as fuck and puts me to sleep in 15 minutes guaranteed.

Snap! Have you read Towers of Midnight yet? So many plots have come (or are coming) to an abrupt end, it's a strange feeling after (re)reading the series for so many years.
Nah I haven't read the newer ones yet. I think I read up to book 10 or 11 years back, but I'll keep listening through the audio books. Each book is a few weeks of falling asleep in less time than usual, it owns
Title: Re: What books are you reading?
Post by: Pandafaust on November 09, 2010, 09:38:29 PM
I'm rereading One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, one of my favourites.

Also listening to the audiobooks of Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time as I go to sleep because I was into them when I was about 14 and the last in the series are coming out soon which makes me feel like I need to finish what I started. A bonus is that it's slow as fuck and puts me to sleep in 15 minutes guaranteed.

I'm sure I saw somewhere that it's something crazy like 34 hours of audiobbok so far :P  I think the newest one is either out now or very soon indeed, I'll pick it up when I see it.  Books I'm currently reading are:

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón - bit ploddy in places, but pretty readable and a fairly interesting concept.
Detecting Lies and Deceit: Pitfalls and Opportunities by Aldert Vrij - excellent case study book, but by no means bedtime reading.
The Royal Road to Card Magic by Jean Hugard & Frederick Braue - as above really, no point reading it unless you're interested in it, but if you do it's one of the top books out there.

Finally, I just finished First Among Sequels by Jasper Fforde yesterday - this one's a good outing, but I wouldn't rate it as highly as his other books.  However, for sheer creativity and inventiveness I've not seen an author that has even come close to Fforde.
Title: Re: What books are you reading?
Post by: M on November 09, 2010, 09:40:32 PM
I read a few of those thursday next books panda, pretty fun stuff.
Title: Re: What books are you reading?
Post by: Pandafaust on November 09, 2010, 09:59:21 PM
Aye, although my personal view is that his Nursery Crimes series is better - and it does of course feature that towering colossus Chief Inspector Jack Spratt!

Shades of grey is just a completely different style of book altogether, it's also the first book I've known to have trailers (but maybe that's just me being out of touch with modern literature).
Title: Re: What books are you reading?
Post by: SCGavin on November 09, 2010, 10:55:14 PM
Shades of grey is just a completely different style of book altogether, it's also the first book I've known to have trailers (but maybe that's just me being out of touch with modern literature).

There are a quite some such trailers out there.

http://www.youtube.com/v/vuDZFAyOR0M
Title: Re: What books are you reading?
Post by: Razer on November 11, 2010, 11:12:35 AM
I'm reading "The Brotherhood of the Holy Grail"
It's a very good book which is based on fantasy and the crusaders of Jerusalem.
Title: Re: What books are you reading?
Post by: Deathstar on November 11, 2010, 01:49:36 PM
I just read "Metro 2033" by Dmitry Glukhovsky. I played the game based on that book before and thought it might be nice - oh boy it was. Can't wait for the sequel now.

I also picked up "Guild Wars: The Ghosts of Ascalon" by Matt Forbeck and Jeff Grubb, which is the first of three novels filling the time between Guild Wars and Guild Wars 2, giving reference to various things that happened and foreshadowing some events for the second game.
Title: Re: What books are you reading?
Post by: Lugh on November 17, 2010, 02:14:57 PM
Im at book 5, The Fires of Heaven, at the moment and i have to say, i greatly enjoy reading it!
Problem is, i dont know how many books there are exactly =/
The thing is, im reading it in english and there seem to be 13/14 books at the moment, while the german ones are at 33/34 ^^
Wow, that's a pretty expensive series it's been translated into!

There should be 13 books when it's finished. If you include the New Spring prequel, 14. Although there were supposed to be three prequels, I doubt enough materials were left to finish them.

Nontheless i really like it and i sooo hope that it doesnt screw up in the middle like the Sword of the Seeker-series

Was that the series written by Terry Goodkind? I got as far as Naked Empire and then stopped reading.
Title: Re: What books are you reading?
Post by: Valdarr on November 19, 2010, 03:19:35 PM
Book 6 is the one i couldnt resist to buy when i got through 5  :-[

The one from Terry Goodkind i stopped at the german book 6, "The Faith of the Fallen", because its just the author trying really hard to drag this series onwards and i really hate that. Maybe i will buy the next books sometimes in the future to see how it is going to end, but i doubt i will do that sometimes soon ^^

Dont know if they even got translated into english, but i began reading bigger series when i stumbled over "The Secrets of Askir" (translated the german name, so it could be some differend name) from Richard Schwartz. In my opinion they were really interestind to read and so i got over my hate for longer series and tryed out some more.

Next one i will begin will most likely be "A song of fire and ice" or something like that. Read the first book of that years ago and now im itching to see what happens in the whole series.
I really wish i werent such a poor little student but more of a milionaire, i woulld buy a whole mansion and get every book i have even a slight interest in xD


Edit: I really hope that there is enough material left to at least finish it like Robert Jordan wanted it to end. I would go crazy when i dont know what happens in Tarmon Gai`don =O
Title: Re: What books are you reading?
Post by: Chikun on November 19, 2010, 04:07:25 PM
All of you go read Malazan Book of the Fallen-series, you won't regret it, I pwomise!
Title: Re: What books are you reading?
Post by: Lua on November 19, 2010, 05:20:32 PM
Re-reading "Un día de cólera" by Arturo Pérez-Reverte, about the uprising of the 2nd of May in Madrid against the french ocupation troops.
Title: Re: What books are you reading?
Post by: Decadence on November 19, 2010, 10:14:35 PM
Some suggestions to read guys, books that i read already,

- "One Hundred Years of Solitude", by Gabriel García Márquez;
- "Memories of My Melancholy Whores" by Gabriel García Márquez.
- "Artificial Paradises", by Charles Baudelaire.


I wish a good reading to all of you!
Title: Re: What books are you reading?
Post by: M on November 20, 2010, 02:48:54 PM
- "One Hundred Years of Solitude", by Gabriel García Márquez;
One of my favourites. haven't read the other by him you mentioned though :{
Title: Re: What books are you reading?
Post by: Kalient on November 20, 2010, 05:54:52 PM
Just started reading On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin. Time to see what all the hype is about...
Title: Re: What books are you reading?
Post by: evacuee on November 20, 2010, 06:17:57 PM
Just started reading On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin. Time to see what all the hype is about...
Pretty outdated, afaik..
Title: Re: What books are you reading?
Post by: Decadence on November 22, 2010, 02:01:34 AM
- "One Hundred Years of Solitude", by Gabriel García Márquez;
One of my favourites. haven't read the other by him you mentioned though :{

Great taste you have, M... then yo should read the other ones i recommended too, not just the other one from Gabriel García Márquez, you will like it for sure.
Good reading!
Title: Re: What books are you reading?
Post by: Miwiw on November 25, 2010, 10:24:33 AM
All books of Ken Follet, Noah Gordon, Wilbur Smith and alot of other Writers whose stories play in the past (prefered egyptian history, middle age and 1700's, 1800's centuries).

I prefer Wilbur Smith and I love his books about the egyptian story (eg. Warlock) and the Courtney family (eg. Monsoon).
Title: Re: What books are you reading?
Post by: M on November 25, 2010, 10:48:04 AM
All books of Ken Follet, Noah Gordon, Wilbur Smith and alot of other Writers whose stories play in the past (prefered egyptian history, middle age and 1700's, 1800's centuries).

I prefer Wilbur Smith and I love his books about the egyptian story (eg. Warlock) and the Courtney family (eg. Monsoon).
I like Wilbur Smith's The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air ;)
Title: Re: What books are you reading?
Post by: Chikun on November 25, 2010, 01:15:29 PM
I like Wilbur Smith's The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air ;)

+1
Title: Re: What books are you reading?
Post by: Gregory on December 01, 2010, 06:19:16 PM
I love reading Aizek Azimov
Title: Re: What books are you reading?
Post by: Claire on December 04, 2010, 04:47:43 PM
Ancient Evenings by Norman Mailer
Title: Re: What books are you reading?
Post by: Uthred on January 13, 2011, 11:37:35 AM
Bernard Cornwell - The Burning Land
Title: Re: What books are you reading?
Post by: SCGavin on January 13, 2011, 12:12:11 PM
Bernard Cornwell - The Burning Land

Your name gives you away!
Title: Re: What books are you reading?
Post by: Lugh on January 13, 2011, 12:19:04 PM
Bernard Cornwell - The Burning Land

Your name gives you away!

Shouldn't that be Uhtred? ;)
Title: Re: What books are you reading?
Post by: SCGavin on January 13, 2011, 12:33:45 PM
Bernard Cornwell - The Burning Land

Your name gives you away!

Shouldn't that be Uhtred? ;)

Pft. Details.
Title: Re: What books are you reading?
Post by: Uthred on January 13, 2011, 12:35:38 PM
yer i realised it was a typo but too late now haha
Title: Re: What books are you reading?
Post by: Lord Willy on January 13, 2011, 01:03:26 PM
No
yer i realised it was a typo but too late now haha
No , Just click on Profile ,Modify profile , account setting , then you can correct the name , note that you have to put the password again to do that.
Title: Re: What books are you reading?
Post by: Alexander on January 18, 2011, 11:09:36 PM
Probably the best series of novellas I've ever read would be The Chronicles of Amber (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Chronicles_of_Amber), by Roger Zelazny; there are about 12 (I think) books in total, however each one is only about 100 pages iirc, which is why they're normally put together into one big book. =P

For Science Fiction, Philip K. Dick was a pretty awesome author, I reckon his best works would probably be Ubik (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubik) and Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Do_Androids_Dream_of_Electric_Sheep%3F), the latter was made into the film Bladerunner.

Another pretty amazing read is The Lathe of Heaven (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lathe_of_Heaven) by Ursula Le Guin, which goes into an exploration of the nature of dreams and reality etc.

Whilst not technically books, I've been getting a little into Sartre at the moment after studying Existentialism, and I'd recommend
Existentialism is a Humanism (http://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/sartre/works/exist/sartre.htm) (or Existensialism and Humanism) - which is a speech Sartre gave regarding existentialism in general - and No Exit (http://vtheatre.net/script/doc/sartre.html), which is an exploration of the concept of the Other - this is the one that the quote "Hell is other people," comes from, although it's apparently more aptly translated as "Hell is the Other."




Morii, one of these days I'll read those Malazan books. =P
Title: Re: What books are you reading?
Post by: Chikun on January 18, 2011, 11:53:10 PM
Start NAOW!! The first book is good, but it will leave you with many questions, which is the writing-style/intent of the author. The moar you read the moar you'll be addicted! Great about the Malazan books is also that its very nice to re-read them from the start of the series, you will suddenly get so many intricate details and twists in the different stories and the overall world that its almost like experiencing an epiphany.

Currently reading the Ice and Fire series from George Martin, Harman/Josephe recommended them to me. Sofar (Im still in the first book) its a very nice read and I'm enjoying it a lot!
Title: Re: What books are you reading?
Post by: Lugh on January 19, 2011, 12:28:15 AM
Whilst not technically books, I've been getting a little into Sartre at the moment after studying Existentialism, and I'd recommend
Existentialism is a Humanism (http://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/sartre/works/exist/sartre.htm) (or Existensialism and Humanism) - which is a speech Sartre gave regarding existentialism in general - and No Exit (http://vtheatre.net/script/doc/sartre.html), which is an exploration of the concept of the Other - this is the one that the quote "Hell is other people," comes from, although it's apparently more aptly translated as "Hell is the Other."

Ew, Sarte. I read Between Existentialism and Marxism after I wrote my masters thesis (a critique of non-representational theory). The theory is sort-of tied to Existentialism which required reading all sorts of existential papers: Heidegger gives me nightmares.

After I finished writing it my head was a philosophical mess. I sought out Sartre in an attempt to bridge the gap between Marxism (my philosophical grounding) and all the existential rhetoric I'd found myself coming to agree with.

It didn't work. I found it all a bit.... wishy washy. And felt more confused than I did to begin with!

A recent re-read of Capital (with the help of David Harvey (http://davidharvey.org/)) sorted me right out.
Title: Re: What books are you reading?
Post by: Alexander on January 19, 2011, 12:13:18 PM
Start NAOW!! The first book is good, but it will leave you with many questions, which is the writing-style/intent of the author. The moar you read the moar you'll be addicted! Great about the Malazan books is also that its very nice to re-read them from the start of the series, you will suddenly get so many intricate details and twists in the different stories and the overall world that its almost like experiencing an epiphany.

I've got them around somewhere, so I may well give them another try once I've got through Catcher in the Rye (really wouldn't recommend, as far as I can see, it's just one long angsty whine.)

Currently reading the Ice and Fire series from George Martin, Harman/Josephe recommended them to me. Sofar (Im still in the first book) its a very nice read and I'm enjoying it a lot!

I think I read the first one of these (A Game of Thrones) a couple of years back, it was pretty good, but for some reason I didn't read any further in the series. That's another one to re-visit then. =P

Ew, Sarte. I read Between Existentialism and Marxism after I wrote my masters thesis (a critique of non-representational theory). The theory is sort-of tied to Existentialism which required reading all sorts of existential papers: Heidegger gives me nightmares.

After I finished writing it my head was a philosophical mess. I sought out Sartre in an attempt to bridge the gap between Marxism (my philosophical grounding) and all the existential rhetoric I'd found myself coming to agree with.

It didn't work. I found it all a bit.... wishy washy. And felt more confused than I did to begin with!

A recent re-read of Capital (with the help of David Harvey (http://davidharvey.org/)) sorted me right out.

I haven't really read or studied anything from Sartre's Marxist works, mainly just because I haven't studied anything else related to Marxism and it'd be a funny place to start. =P

I also haven't actually read anything by him longer than a dozen pages, so I don't really know too much about his style or the like.

On a related note, have you read any Camus? I read The Stranger (The Outsider) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Stranger_(novel)) a couple of months back and, even aside from the ideas presented in it, it really was beautifully written. It was one of two books I was recommended on the theme of Existentialism, the other being Catcher in the Rye, and unlike the Catcher in the Rye, I'm really glad that I read the Stranger.
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Post by: Lugh on January 19, 2011, 12:38:39 PM
I didn't really appreciate the Catcher in the Rye partly for the reasons you mentioned. Haven't read The Stranger but will check it out, could be a good commute read.

If you haven't read it already, check out News from Nowhere (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/News_from_Nowhere). It's a great utopian story: if you like that sort of thing. It doesn't take too long to read, which is probably why I've re-read it a few too many times :D I usually sit around daydreaming for days after each read.

It's also the name of my favourite bookshop in Liverpool. If you're ever visiting Liverpool you should drop in theret. Really great people with nice ideals and there's brilliant concentration of books in the shop too!
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Post by: Sarnek on January 20, 2011, 05:08:14 PM
James Clavell's Shogun.
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Post by: Lord Willy on January 20, 2011, 05:50:53 PM
James Clavell's Shogun.
Great book! maybe my favourite  ;)
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Post by: Sarnek on January 20, 2011, 06:10:09 PM
James Clavell's Shogun.
Great book! maybe my favourite  ;)

Yeah, it is. I've always read Sci-Fi/Fantasy books, but after reading the first 20 pages... it just caught me.
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Post by: Pandafaust on January 20, 2011, 06:35:51 PM
Just read "The curious incident of the dog in the night-time" by Mark Haddon, and "The time traveller's wife" by Audrey Niffenegger, mainly cause they were on half price at Waterstones and had particularly fetching covers :-)
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Post by: Carl on January 20, 2011, 06:49:15 PM
concerning sience fiction novels i liked most of the alan moore graphics. for example v for vendetta or the league of extraordinary gentlemen.
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Post by: Lua on January 24, 2011, 09:41:49 PM
Reading "Prelude to Foundation", from the Asimov Foundation series.
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Post by: Carl on January 25, 2011, 12:26:02 AM
Reading "Prelude to Foundation", from the Asimov Foundation series.
never heard of it. sounds promising. should give it a try.

James Clavell's Shogun.
Great book! maybe my favourite  ;)

ya, loved it. should give musashi from eiji yoshikawa a chance. is not that jingoistic, but tells the story of a "true" samurai. at least it is japanese. 
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Post by: Aelfinhir on February 07, 2011, 02:47:10 PM
'' Unsolved mysteries of the world  ''  :o
 
'' mothman sightings and explanations ''  :o

'' images in the corn fields( the devils work or alien?) ''  8)

'' 20 mysteries of the unknown world ''  :D

'' Philadelphia project ''  :-\

'' how to lure a werewolf '''   8)

'' wiccan practice''   8)

'' aradia''  8)

'' how to see and catch a ghost ''  :D

'' mysterious Greece''   :o 8) ;D
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Post by: Pandafaust on February 14, 2011, 08:34:07 PM
Death and the Penguin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_and_the_Penguin) by Andrey Kurkov.  I really wish I had a penguin.
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Post by: Cristo on February 14, 2011, 08:50:00 PM
Stephen King - The Stand, Under the dome   << Most of his are great:)
I also like Tom Clancy books:)
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Post by: Pandafaust on March 21, 2011, 10:07:00 PM
For any of you peeps that have put Robert Jordan books up here, clicky clicky (http://forums.taleworlds.com/index.php/topic,147665.0.html) - I haven't actually downloaded this yet cause I've only just come across it so if it's crap don't blame me; conversely if it's great I intend to take all the credit for linking it.
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Post by: DrDruGs on March 22, 2011, 07:47:43 AM
Im reading the bible  :D
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Post by: Chikun on March 22, 2011, 08:01:04 AM
Im reading the bible  :D

Guy who wrote that is pretty good, been waiting a long time for the sequel now tho  :gramps:
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Post by: Beardface on June 01, 2011, 10:06:54 PM
(http://i54.tinypic.com/205zcya.jpg)



:zan:
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Post by: Carl on June 02, 2011, 05:16:52 AM
Spoiler
(http://i54.tinypic.com/205zcya.jpg)



:zan:

i want that!
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Post by: Deathstar on June 02, 2011, 11:00:36 AM
(http://images.darkhorse.com/covers/300/16/16577.jpg)
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Post by: Carl on June 09, 2011, 10:40:01 PM
William Powell: The Anarchist Cookbook
Carlos Marighella: Mini Manual of the urban Guerrilla
Che Guevara: Guerrilla Warfare
Eiji Yoshikawa: Musashi
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Post by: Willow on July 04, 2011, 09:48:52 PM
Hans Dorrestein: Het anti-hondenboek (the anti-dog book)
(http://s.s-bol.com/imgbase0/imagebase/regular/FC/1/6/9/3/1001004010213961.jpg)
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Post by: Chikun on July 04, 2011, 11:11:59 PM
Im rereading The Wheel of Time series, im at the 12th book now. Fun fun fun :thumbup:
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Post by: David on July 04, 2011, 11:25:38 PM
Im rereading The Wheel of Time series, im at the 12th book now. Fun fun fun :thumbup:

ah my dad's got a load of them, so I knew what to get for his birthday  ;), isn't the last one like half a mile thick?
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Post by: evacuee on July 05, 2011, 07:19:43 AM
Reading Cormac McCarthy's The Road at the moment. Very cool stuff.
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Post by: Chikun on July 05, 2011, 10:51:20 AM
Im rereading The Wheel of Time series, im at the 12th book now. Fun fun fun :thumbup:

ah my dad's got a load of them, so I knew what to get for his birthday  ;), isn't the last one like half a mile thick?

last one they ended up splitting in three cuz it was so big yeh :)
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Post by: Wezyk on July 05, 2011, 12:34:38 PM
In last months I read many books about Roman Empire, Ceasars ( like Edward Gibbon's books about the fall of Roman Empire or many books from one of the best Polish historians , even some philosophy books from antiquity ). If you know some good books about Roman Empire,Ceasars or even about antiquity please write the tittles to me :)
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Post by: Kvite on July 05, 2011, 01:52:37 PM
William Powell: The Anarchist Cookbook
Carlos Marighella: Mini Manual of the urban Guerrilla
Che Guevara: Guerrilla Warfare
Eiji Yoshikawa: Musashi

Are you planning to start a war mate? O_o
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Post by: Sarnek on July 05, 2011, 02:01:06 PM
In last months I read many books about Roman Empire, Ceasars ( like Edward Gibbon's books about the fall of Roman Empire or many books from one of the best Polish historians , even some philosophy books from antiquity ). If you know some good books about Roman Empire,Ceasars or even about antiquity please write the tittles to me :)

http://books.google.it/books?id=_kpdAAAAMAAJ&dq=the%20last%20legion&source=gbs_similarbooks
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Post by: Kalient on July 17, 2011, 10:46:27 AM
In last months I read many books about Roman Empire, Ceasars ( like Edward Gibbon's books about the fall of Roman Empire or many books from one of the best Polish historians , even some philosophy books from antiquity ). If you know some good books about Roman Empire,Ceasars or even about antiquity please write the tittles to me :)

Have you read "Quo Vadis" przez Sienkiewicza? ;) I'd also suggest http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_%28novel_series%29, all the novels in that series, vividly written about the life of Caesar(great battlefield scenes), even if the author exaggerates a few facts/events. As Sarnek said Manfredi can't go wrong (but Hollywood's attempt at making a movie of his novel certainly did). Also watch the HBO series, ROME.

As for me, I'm halfway through "The Dispossessed" by Ursula K. Le Guin, a tremendously pleasurable read. The societal criticisms are incisive on the back of a young man's idealism, not to mention her prose just envelops you in the harsh desert world of Anarres.
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Post by: Mordgrim on July 17, 2011, 11:43:51 AM
Got the e-version of George R.R. Martins newest book, A Dance of Dragons on Kindle on my mobile phone. A hardcover version is on its way in the mail as well.

Unfortunately I realised I dont want to start reading it untill I´ve found a good synopsis of the earlier parts in the series  :smh:
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Post by: Wezyk on July 17, 2011, 02:23:53 PM
In last months I read many books about Roman Empire, Ceasars ( like Edward Gibbon's books about the fall of Roman Empire or many books from one of the best Polish historians , even some philosophy books from antiquity ). If you know some good books about Roman Empire,Ceasars or even about antiquity please write the tittles to me :)

Have you read "Quo Vadis" przez Sienkiewicza? ;) I'd also suggest http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_%28novel_series%29, all the novels in that series, vividly written about the life of Caesar(great battlefield scenes), even if the author exaggerates a few facts/events. As Sarnek said Manfredi can't go wrong (but Hollywood's attempt at making a movie of his novel certainly did). Also watch the HBO series, ROME.
I've watched ROME but I haven't read Quo Vadis , it's not the type of books that I like ;) Books from links look nice and maybe i will give it a try.

Thank you Sarnek for link.
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Post by: Carl on July 17, 2011, 02:53:28 PM
http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marco_Aurelio wrote a book for his son in order to help him with the succession. Its call self-reflections im germany.
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Post by: Wezyk on July 17, 2011, 03:08:21 PM
http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marco_Aurelio wrote a book for his son in order to help him with the succession. Its call self-reflections im germany.
I know this book , very wise book but for sure he didn't write it for his son. Commodus was nominated  as Augustus before his death due to some other several reasons.
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Post by: Carl on July 17, 2011, 04:05:23 PM
i think he adopted him as son.
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Post by: evacuee on July 17, 2011, 04:59:55 PM
Reading Cormac McCarthy's "The Road" at the moment. Phew.
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Post by: Meister Eder on July 17, 2011, 05:06:48 PM
http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marco_Aurelio wrote a book for his son in order to help him with the succession. Its call self-reflections im germany.
Read this just a few months ago, quite interesting.
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Post by: Carl on July 17, 2011, 05:43:13 PM
Cicero - De re publica

Bertrand Russell - History of Western Philosophy

Shakespeare - Julius Caesar
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Post by: Sarnek on July 17, 2011, 06:13:35 PM
Reading Cormac McCarthy's "The Road" at the moment. Phew.

Awesome book. The movie is one of my most favourite.

I'm reading The Dwarves (Die Zwerge) atm. Pretty good so far and dwarves are my favourite race, so... :))
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Post by: Le_Roux on July 23, 2011, 10:23:37 PM

I'm reading The Dwarves (Die Zwerge) atm. Pretty good so far and dwarves are my favourite race, so... :))

Who wrote that?

I at the moment am reading DragonFire (DrakenVuur in Dutch) from Markus Heitz, I've read most of his books (transluated in Dutch), and I think he's a very very epic fantasy writer.
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Post by: David on July 23, 2011, 10:31:28 PM

I at the moment am reading DragonFire (DrakenVuur in Dutch) from Markus Heitz, I've read most of his books (transluated in Dutch), and I think he's a very very epic fantasy writer.

Ah my younger brother keeps saying he's a good author, have to check him out  ;)

Edit: The dwarves comes from Markus Heitz aswell
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Post by: Le_Roux on July 24, 2011, 08:20:32 AM

Edit: The dwarves comes from Markus Heitz aswell

Aye, I was wondering wheter it was Heitz's Dwarves Sarnek was talking about, the second book I'm reading is The Happy Science (translated from Dutch- from Friedrich Nietzsche, but I don't enjoy reading Nietzsche all too much.
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Post by: Sarnek on July 24, 2011, 09:44:23 AM

Edit: The dwarves comes from Markus Heitz aswell

Aye, I was wondering wheter it was Heitz's Dwarves Sarnek was talking about, the second book I'm reading is The Happy Science (translated from Dutch- from Friedrich Nietzsche, but I don't enjoy reading Nietzsche all too much.

http://www.lafeltrinelli.it/static/images-1/l/340/3068340.jpg
Just finished Dwarves, more amazing than I've ever could thought.
Now I'll switch genre to something more philosophical: 'The art of living' by the Mahatma Gandhi.
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Post by: Le_Roux on July 24, 2011, 10:45:01 AM
That's The Dwarves allright, his other series The Dark Time (literlly translated from Dutch) and The New Time (same) are also wonderfull, if you've read The Dwarves be sure to also check out The Ranger's Apprentice by John Flanagan ( De Grijze Jager in Dutch), oh and also check out The Legendes Of The AlfsSarnek, it's about those anti-elves who are certainly the most evil bad-ass characters in The Dwarves.
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Post by: Sarnek on July 24, 2011, 11:01:10 AM
That's The Dwarves allright, his other series The Dark Time (literlly translated from Dutch) and The New Time (same) are also wonderfull, if you've read The Dwarves be sure to also check out The Ranger's Apprentice by John Flanagan ( De Grijze Jager in Dutch), oh and also check out The Legendes Of The AlfsSarnek, it's about those anti-elves who are certainly the most evil bad-ass characters in The Dwarves.

I surely will. Thanks for the advises :)
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Post by: Chikun on July 24, 2011, 02:31:41 PM
My mom reads those The Elves books (same writer or at least same universe as The Dwarves books afaik). I just finished the 12th book in the Wheel of Time series and began with the fifth of A Song of Ice and Fire.
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Post by: Mordgrim on July 24, 2011, 06:27:12 PM
Whoa, Morii. You´re a total fantasy book geek. Impressive!  :)
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Post by: Harman on July 24, 2011, 06:48:23 PM
I've read 2 chapters of 'Dance with dragons' already! :P
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Post by: Beardface on August 27, 2011, 08:24:58 PM
Just started Tolstoy's ''War and peace''.  Can't stop reading it since i've picked it up.
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Post by: SCGavin on August 27, 2011, 10:17:37 PM
Sounds interesting: http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/w/james-wilde/hereward.htm

Finally!: http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/c/bernard-cornwell/death-of-kings.htm
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Post by: Lugh on August 28, 2011, 10:33:37 AM
Finally!: http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/c/bernard-cornwell/death-of-kings.htm

Uhtreddddddddddddd!
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Post by: Sarnek on August 29, 2011, 02:00:00 PM
Does some of you know a book like The Odessa File (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Odessa_File)?
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Post by: Jamie on September 06, 2011, 03:43:07 AM
Just finished the first law books(amazingly violent :D)

Gonna start the Mistborn trilogy this week
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Post by: Le_Roux on September 06, 2011, 07:04:05 AM
Just read Ritus, also from Markus Heitz, looking for Sanctum, the one that  comes after Ritus, I know I ought to have it somewhere, but I kinda think I lost the book.

So until I found Sanctum, I'm reading The Children Of Judas, also by Markus Heitz.
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Post by: Meister Eder on September 06, 2011, 02:35:48 PM
Finally!: http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/c/bernard-cornwell/death-of-kings.htm
I really like Cornwell. One of the few writers whose main characters doesn't seem to have travelled back in time from the 21st century in order to bring democracy, womens rights and the bright light of the Aufklärung to the "dark age".
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Post by: Velandor on October 16, 2011, 07:02:33 AM
Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien. I finished all books today, I want to buy Silmarillion now :D

Edit: Wrong book name. Thanks Mörii.
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Post by: Carl on October 16, 2011, 10:53:07 AM
Finally!: http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/c/bernard-cornwell/death-of-kings.htm
I really like Cornwell. One of the few writers whose main characters doesn't seem to have travelled back in time from the 21st century in order to bring democracy, womens rights and the bright light of the Aufklärung to the "dark age".

His characters in general follow the same refreshing scheme (Uhtred, Sharpe). At least for some men.
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Post by: Chikun on October 16, 2011, 12:00:38 PM
Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien. I finished all books today, I want to buy Simarillion now :D

Silmarillion is pretty good, you might have to read through it twice before getting everything tho. I remember the beginning of it was kinda slow/vague the first time, but it gets a lot faster-paced/adventure-like when the 'hero-stories' come along. Definetely been some years since I read it tho.

By lack of anything better atm I'm reading through 'The Legend of Drizzt'-books, they re entertaining enough to keep me busy but nothing spectacular imo.
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Post by: Wezyk on October 16, 2011, 12:12:56 PM
Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien. I finished all books today, I want to buy Simarillion now :D

Silmarillion is pretty good, you might have to read through it twice before getting everything tho. I remember the beginning of it was kinda slow/vague the first time, but it gets a lot faster-paced/adventure-like when the 'hero-stories' come along. Definetely been some years since I read it tho.

By lack of anything better atm I'm reading through 'The Legend of Drizzt'-books, they re entertaining enough to keep me busy but nothing spectacular imo.

I started reading Tolkien very early when I just thought of it as a tale ;) Now after several years I read it again and I understood how deep his books are  :thumbup:
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Post by: Aeronwen on October 18, 2011, 08:30:34 AM

Silmarillion is pretty good, you might have to read through it twice before getting everything tho. I remember the beginning of it was kinda slow/vague the first time, but it gets a lot faster-paced/adventure-like when the 'hero-stories' come along. Definetely been some years since I read it tho.
 

It has been a while since I read it.  I do like Tolkien but I found it difficult to keep going through the ‘Silmarillion’ .  Of course it was not written in publishable form by JRR but a lifetime’s notes edited by his son after his death.


I started reading Tolkien very early when I just thought of it as a tale ;) Now after several years I read it again and I understood how deep his books are  :thumbup:

Yes. In ‘Tree and Leaf’ he writes about the necessary morality of fairy stories.



When I heard the new film of John Le Carre’s ‘Tinker,Tailor ,Soldier ,Spy’ was coming out I went back and read that and found it as compelling as ever.  Then I realised I had not read the later Le Carre’s and tried ‘The Russia House’.   I found it dull, possibly because I did not terribly care about any of the characters.  There was nothing in the way of his usual plot twists. 
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Post by: Velandor on October 22, 2011, 09:16:26 PM
After LotR, I've started to read Harry Potter series (again).
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Post by: Aeronwen on January 11, 2012, 09:12:29 AM
I have just finished ‘Wolf Hall’ by Hilary Mantel, a well-researched novel about Thomas Cromwell, the chief minister to Henry VIII (and the villain of Roberts Bolt’s superb play ‘A man for all Seasons').  If you are interested in the Tudor period, this is worth a look (it won the Booker prize for 2009) the only downside being that she constantly refers to Cromwell as ‘he’ even when it causes ambiguity within a sentence, which I found very irritating.

I finished it fast because I want to get on with one of my Christmas presents   ‘1000 Years of Annoying the French’.  The title makes me chuckle and I have great hopes for the content.
‘We have been, we are, and I trust we always will be, detested by the French’
The Duke of Wellington
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Post by: Le_Roux on January 11, 2012, 09:17:59 AM
"Living In The Heart" by Drunvalo Melchizedek.
Very very very good book, you should all try it!
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Post by: Carl on January 11, 2012, 09:27:31 AM
thank you Aeronwen for Wolf Hall, finally a birthday present for my dad ...

and regarding the French. Welcome to the club! tröloölö 
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Post by: Velandor on January 24, 2012, 07:39:47 AM
If you interested in Tudors, you can read Philippa Gregory's Tudor series. I read "The Other Boleyn Girl" -only one i read- and its really good.
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Post by: Le_Roux on January 24, 2012, 10:21:44 AM
Serpent of Light - Drunvalo Melchizedek


Also a pretteh decent book.
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Post by: Carl on January 24, 2012, 11:33:32 AM
The Idiot by Fjodor Dostojewski. Russian literature in german is amazing. Love it.
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Post by: Hayha on January 24, 2012, 02:42:27 PM
A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire II book. It's amazing, if you want to watch the series or if you have already watched, you must read that. :)
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Post by: Ritterbruder on February 28, 2012, 02:26:03 PM
"Book of the five rings" Miyamoto Musashi. Very good.
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Post by: Le_Roux on February 29, 2012, 01:09:59 PM
The Ranger's Apprentice 11

Loving it so far!
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Post by: David on February 29, 2012, 03:49:34 PM
So that's why your so good at ranged....
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Post by: Le_Roux on February 29, 2012, 05:59:35 PM
Did I just give away my secret...  :bag:
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Post by: Mordgrim on February 29, 2012, 06:05:16 PM
Mordgrim starts reading Rangers Apprentice


Buys Big Overpowered Sniping Haxx0r Bow


-now wheres that red little bee thats been buzzing about here....

takes aim


Mwuhuhahahahahaha!  >:)
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Post by: Le_Roux on February 29, 2012, 08:47:01 PM
Bzz!

I love you Uncle Mordi!
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Post by: Aeronwen on April 04, 2012, 11:07:43 PM
 ‘1000 Years of Annoying the French’ by Stephen Clarke was fun.  I am suspicious of the accuracy and wonder if things have been ‘spun’ to make it a good read but nonetheless I found it amusing.
He has a nice turn of phrase, for instance talking about the explorer Bougainville’s round the world voyage… When, 10 months into the trip it was discovered that the ship’s botanist’s assistant was not Jean but Jeanne she was put ashore at the next stop (Mauritius) as it had become difficult to prevent the sailors from ‘alarming her modesty’.


I just read the ‘Hunger Games’ Trilogy by Suzanne Collins.  The first book was  a good read, obvious parallels with ‘Battle Royale’ but inventive and fun.  Despite the obvious flaws in the plot, I cried at several parts of the book.  However with the second two books I became increasingly annoyed at the reworking of the same plot, and more than a little irritated at the love triangle, especially as she chose the wrong guy at the end ^^
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Post by: Chaingun on April 05, 2012, 06:39:17 PM
Trying to finish A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice & Fire IV)... Book I-III were excellent, IV not so much.
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Post by: Le_Roux on April 06, 2012, 08:26:03 AM
Trying to finish A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice & Fire IV)... Book I-III were excellent, IV not so much.
Which one is the first? I saw them all lying in the shop, and I wanted to buy the first, but it didn't make allot of sense (to me that is, I'm just a simple mind).
So...



I've been reading The Prince From Niccolo Machiavelli (if that's how it's written).
After finishing The Left Hand Of God, which I found a very good book, and I will buy the sequel.
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Post by: Harman on April 06, 2012, 08:54:51 AM
Trying to finish A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice & Fire IV)... Book I-III were excellent, IV not so much.
Which one is the first? I saw them all lying in the shop, and I wanted to buy the first, but it didn't make allot of sense (to me that is, I'm just a simple mind).
So...
Game of Thrones is first. Feast for Crows is the worst in my opinion aswell, last one is pretty good though. As good as 1-3 me thinks.
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Post by: Mordgrim on April 06, 2012, 09:01:28 AM
Im reading A Dance of Dragons right now, number 5 in the series. Its really good. George R R Martin is the greatest now living fantasy author imo.
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Post by: Tallie on April 06, 2012, 09:44:16 AM
'The Walking Dead' by Robert Kirkman.
Here is a description:

This hardcover features the first 12 issues of the hit series along with the covers for the issues in one oversized hardcover volume. Perfect for long time fans, new readers and anyone needing a slightly heavy object with which to fend off the walking dead.

I love this book! :thumbup:

****EDIT:****

My 2nd book was:

'The Killing Room' by John Manning
Here's a description:

Old houses have their secrets. The Young residence - a beautiful Maine mansion overlooking the Atlantic is no exception. But the secrets here are different. They can kill...Carolyn Cartwright, private detective and ex-FBI agent, has been hired by Howard Young to investigate a string of gruesome family deaths. The crimes are horrific, brutal, and senseless. And the time has come for the killing to begin again...One by one, members of the Young family are chosen to die. Old and young, weak and strong, no one is safe from a killer with a limitless thirst for revenge. And the only way for Carolyn to uncover the shocking truth is to enter the room no one has ever left alive - and make herself the next target...

I love this book to :thumbup:
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Post by: Yans on April 06, 2012, 04:04:34 PM
Im reading A Dance of Dragons right now, number 5 in the series. Its really good. George R R Martin is the greatest now living fantasy author imo.
I am readind A Storm of Swords =Р
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Post by: Chikun on April 06, 2012, 10:29:53 PM
Im reading A Dance of Dragons right now, number 5 in the series. Its really good. George R R Martin is the greatest now living fantasy author imo.

IMO hes good, but he wrote himself in some corners and now has to patch shit up. If I had to pick a greastest now living fantasy author, I'd go for Steven Erikson. Malazan Book of the Fallen series is just too epic.
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Post by: Aeronwen on May 07, 2012, 12:40:13 PM
I have just reread Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey (written in 1951).

This is a fictional account of a modern detective revisiting the mystery of the princes in the tower.  The historical evidence he looks at is all well-researched and (speaking as  a member of the Richard III Society) convincing.  The book looks at how myths are constructed and how the Tudor ‘whispering campaign’ came to be considered as historically accurate.

A quote caught my eye…
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The point is that every single man who was there knows that the story is nonsense, and yet it has never been contradicted.  It will never be overtaken now.  It is a completely untrue story grown to legend while the men who knew it to be untrue looked on and said nothing
.

BTW if anyone did think of looking at one of the previous books I mentioned Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel, they may like to know that there is a new sequel Bring up the Bodies which continues the story of Cromwell through the trail and execution of Anne Boleyn, and a third book being written The Mirror and the Light, which continues until the death of Cromwell.
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Post by: Aeronwen on June 07, 2012, 04:34:23 PM
Fire From Heaven by Mary Renault

Fire From Heaven is the story of the boyhood of Alexander from about 5 until, at the age of 19, and already a veteran, he was made king after his father’s murder.  The book is a novelised form of his life adding to, but never altering, the known historical record of his life (which is very sparse for this period). 

Although his father made Alexander regent at 16 while he went off to war, later Alexander went in exile during a period of disgrace at court, when many of his friends and followers abandoned him in favour of the new queen and her family.  Even this was an advantage to Alexander who therefore found out who his faithful friends and followers were. This small loyal band were ever after devoted to each other and Alexander and he to them.  It was these trusted friends who helped him to win his many victories.

The descriptions of Macedonia's craggy landscape and vivid recreations of court life (or at least the feasting and fighting parts of it) are splendid. 

This is the first (and best) of a trilogy about Alexander the Great (Fire From Heaven, The Persian Boy and Funeral Games).
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Post by: Alexander on June 07, 2012, 05:01:29 PM
Fire From Heaven by Mary Renault

Fire From Heaven is the story of the boyhood of Alexander from about 5 until, at the age of 19, and already a veteran, he was made king after his father’s murder.  The book is a novelised form of his life adding to, but never altering, the known historical record of his life (which is very sparse for this period). 

Although his father made Alexander regent at 16 while he went off to war, later Alexander went in exile during a period of disgrace at court, when many of his friends and followers abandoned him in favour of the new queen and her family.  Even this was an advantage to Alexander who therefore found out who his faithful friends and followers were. This small loyal band were ever after devoted to each other and Alexander and he to them.  It was these trusted friends who helped him to win his many victories.

I don't deny a thing.
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Post by: Aeronwen on June 07, 2012, 08:07:07 PM

I don't deny a thing.

confession is good for the soul!

Although Alexander the Great never forgave those who left because they thought there were brighter prospects elsewhere, that seems a shortsighted policy and one of the main reasons his empire fell apart shortly after his early death.

BTW I am halfway through the second book now which is written from the point of view of the Persian eunuch who supplants Alexander's boyhood friend, Hephaistion, as his lover.

“It is better to believe in men too rashly, and regret, than believe too meanly"
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Post by: Aeronwen on October 17, 2012, 08:26:08 AM


Hilary Mantel has won the £50,000 Man Booker Prize for her novel Bring up the Bodies, the sequel to Wolf Hall, which won the prize in 2009.

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Mantel is the first woman and the first British author to win the prestigious literary prize twice.

"This double accolade is uniquely deserved," said Sir Peter Stothard, chairman of the judges.

The book is about Thomas Cromwell, an adviser to King Henry VIII, and charts the bloody downfall of Anne Boleyn.
It is the second book in a trilogy.

A third instalment, to be called The Mirror and the Light, will continue Cromwell's story until his execution in 1540.
Mantel was announced as the winner at London's Guildhall on Tuesday night.
Mantel's win also makes her the first person in Man Booker history to win the prize for a direct sequel. She is only the third double winner of the award, after JM Coetzee and Peter Carey.
Receiving her award, she joked: "You wait 20 years for a Booker Prize and two come along at once."
She added: "I know how privileged and lucky I am to be standing here tonight. I regard this as an act of faith and a vote of confidence."
As well as the £50,000 cheque she also receives £2,500 for being shortlisted, along with the other five novelists in the race.


Bring Up the Bodies is better than Wolf Hall because she dispenses the idiocy of calling Cromwell 'Him' all the time, and therefore the sentences are more understandable.  I think calling her 'the greatest modern English prose writer' may be going a bit far though.
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Post by: Flecha on February 15, 2013, 06:21:17 AM
I'm reading Rizzoli/Isles series from Tess Gerritsen.I just finished The Apprentice.It was very good.I'll buy and read The Sinner in couple days.If you guys have a intrest with crime thriller,buy this books.
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Post by: Beardface on February 17, 2013, 01:32:25 PM
The Call Of The Wild & White Fang by Jack London. Great set of stories with some good moral background in there.
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Post by: MKNine on May 14, 2013, 10:52:25 PM
'The Twelve Caesars' by Suetonius. Interesting account of the 12 first emperors  :)
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Post by: Mystic on May 23, 2013, 09:36:55 PM
All depends on my mood, currently I am reading the three book series by Bernard Cornwell, The Grail Quest. Set in the rage of the Hundred Years War, which is what I read when I want something...with depth.

If however I want something a little more, Archaic I also read atleast a chapter a day from the "Mammoth book of Celtic Myths and Legends." By Peter Berresford Ellis which provides the Author's perspective as well as his favourite stories, from Scottish, Irish, Manx, Welsh and even Breton. A gripping read if you were to open it and leisurely read it with an open mind.
 
And last of all Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, this is a book about how changing your absolute entire perspective of life, to reach your goals. From wealth, to other such ambitions.
Sadly this book can be quite overbearing for the Human Mind to digest, so it is ideal to read it again, not too often.
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Post by: svetimas on May 27, 2013, 02:39:47 PM
I'm currently finishing Glen Cook's Black Company. Fits very well with playing War of the Roses :)
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Post by: Toi on July 18, 2013, 01:02:10 PM
I'm currently reading the Silmarillion.

Had to start another legend after finishing most of the extended universe Star Wars.
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Post by: Le_Roux on July 18, 2013, 01:23:00 PM
I'm currently reading the Silmarillion.

Had to start another legend after finishing most of the extended universe Star Wars.

Nice choice!
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Post by: Toi on July 18, 2013, 04:57:46 PM
Btw, I'm open to other fantastic fiction, science fiction suggestions. Finished Dune, Star Wars and most of the other known series btw.
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Post by: Osares on July 18, 2013, 06:47:12 PM
Btw, I'm open to other fantastic fiction, science fiction suggestions. Finished Dune, Star Wars and most of the other known series btw.

Never heard of Fantastic Fiction before : P But if it's the same as fantasy then i would say The Kingkiller Chronicle  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Kingkiller_Chronicle) have been good so far :)
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Post by: Toi on July 18, 2013, 10:18:48 PM
Btw, I'm open to other fantastic fiction, science fiction suggestions. Finished Dune, Star Wars and most of the other known series btw.

Never heard of Fantastic Fiction before : P But if it's the same as fantasy then i would say The Kingkiller Chronicle  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Kingkiller_Chronicle) have been good so far :)

Fantastic Fiction=Fantasy Fiction. :P Sorry about that. I'm not used to English terms.
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Post by: Le_Roux on July 19, 2013, 12:14:43 AM
You could try The Dwarves by Markus Heitz, really really good series.
Anything by Markus Heitz is good fantasy really.


In particular I liked The Dwarves and Uldart: The Dark Age and Uldart: The New Age (both a series of books)!
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Post by: Aeronwen on July 19, 2013, 07:40:46 AM
Alastair Reynold's Revelation Space novels are rather good.

Also in general (not Sci-fi) If you are a fan on PDX games you may want to try some of their new books
http://www.paradoxplaza.com/books

Ebook versions
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-text&field-keywords=paradox%20interactive
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Post by: Wezyk on August 04, 2013, 02:37:32 PM
I've just finished "The Godfather", a masterpiece...
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Post by: Red Worm on August 05, 2013, 08:49:20 AM
Just bought Song of Ice and Fire books Storm of Swords 1 & 2. Can't wait for 4th season of Game of Thrones
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Post by: Sarnek on August 05, 2013, 08:50:50 AM
About to start the first book of the "Kingkiller Chronicle"'s trylogy "The name of the Wind"
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Post by: Osares on August 05, 2013, 03:41:02 PM
About to start the first book of the "Kingkiller Chronicle"'s trylogy "The name of the Wind"
:thumbup:
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Post by: Sarnek on August 16, 2013, 04:20:58 PM
Worst book I've read in a while... I don't know why there are so much people loving it, but for me, The name of the Wind was a huge disappointment.

On the other hand, I found amazing a book with not-so-great reviews "Prince of thorns". Absolutely brilliant.

Now I'm about to commence "The blade itself" by Joe Abercrombie.
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Post by: Mystic on August 24, 2013, 11:48:49 AM
Currently reading: The complete works of Howard Phillips Lovecraft: At the Mountains of Madness , otherwise known as H.P Lovecraft, The complete works of Edgar Allan Poe, Think and Grow Rich.

Doesn't have to be new to be great, and when the Stars are Right, they will come for us...
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Post by: Osares on August 24, 2013, 01:05:18 PM
Worst book I've read in a while... I don't know why there are so much people loving it, but for me, The name of the Wind was a huge disappointment.

On the other hand, I found amazing a book with not-so-great reviews "Prince of thorns". Absolutely brilliant.

Now I'm about to commence "The blade itself" by Joe Abercrombie.

Sad to hear but i hope you find Joe Abercrombie better : P Cant remember but i like the twist he added into those books
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Post by: Aeronwen on November 04, 2013, 09:13:13 PM
Whatever you do, DO NOT read a synopsis of this book.  Just get it and go with the flow.  Surprise is the essence of this peculiar read.

The Eyre Affaire by Jasper Fforde

first of all, anyone with the name Jasper is a person to take seriously and second anyone who can call a character Landon Parke Laine is worth reading.

never mind the reference to Rocky Horror that's just the icing on a hilarious cake ^^
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Post by: Radnar Mehariel on June 13, 2014, 06:08:31 PM
Currently the huge fantasy series of Raymond E Feist, about half way through the Mistress of The Empire trilogy at the moment, an excellent trilogy if you've already the original Magician, Silverthorn and A Darkness at Sethanon trilogy.
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Post by: ryozu on June 13, 2014, 06:41:06 PM
I've almost all of those, missing the last two books. Just haven't gotten around to buying them. :)

EDIT: Night of a thousand blades is epic.
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Post by: Toshiro Mifune on August 12, 2014, 01:17:49 AM
About to start the first book of the "Kingkiller Chronicle"'s trylogy "The name of the Wind"

No no no, it's not the worst book, i think someone is over-reacting. I am a musician, and it's the best fantasy i have read in a long long time. Elves? Dwarves? Magic? Epic deeds? these things don't matter when you can play music. This novel talks to certain people like me i guess, i have read the first two and i am ANXIOUSLY waiting for the 3rd. I truly envy you that you are about to read for the first time the name of the wind, i really hope you enjoy it as much as i did, discovering this little book in a bookstore in Vienna, ah the memories....

Btw i am onto Dan Simmons (this guy has to stop writing the things he does because he will make me crazy) Ilium and Olympos, for the third time, in Greek, to get truly immersed. For those who have not checked Simmons, he is one of the most accomplished writers of the 21's century with concepts expanding from early really good detective stories, to sci-fi adaptations of the Canterbury tales or the Iliad. Lovecraftian/poeian horror, or even Shakespearean fantasy. In the words of one of the most chicle writers in the universe: "I am in awe of Dan Simmons" -Steven King
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Post by: Sarnek on August 12, 2014, 08:18:50 AM
I didn't really get much into it. I couldn't even get to finish it, to be honest. I still can't realise how so many people can like it. It's not well written, it doesn't have a good story, it doesn't make one enstablish some sort of empathy relationship with the protagonist, and so on...

Anyway, I'm currently reading The Long Ships by Frans G. Bengtsson and I'm loving it :3
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Post by: Skrypt on August 12, 2014, 11:15:40 AM
Hunger Games :D
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Post by: Wezyk on August 12, 2014, 12:15:46 PM
A Study in Scarlet
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Post by: Aeronwen on August 26, 2014, 09:54:48 AM
A Study in Scarlet

I have read all the Holmes stories several times but thats still my favourite - quite often the first is the best.  Have you read the others? are you likely to?

I recently read 'House of Stone' and 'The Africa House' by Chistina Lamb - both biographies
House of Stone is a story of a white family and the story of their black maid in Mugabes Zimbabwe, it shows the development of the conflict from both points of view (taken from interviews with the people concerned) and is a compelling read, even if it is not what I am usually into. 
The Africa House is the story of an obsessive Englishman who built and ran an English country house in remote Africa (now Zambia) from the 1920's relying on cheap local labour and treating the locals as inferior while also working for black independance. he mentored and helped Kenneth Kaunda, who became Zambia's first president.

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Post by: Wezyk on August 26, 2014, 10:11:48 AM
I finished 3 books so far, they are truly magnificent  :thumbup: The problem is that my local library doesn't have books so I have to read e-books which I find not nice :/
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Post by: Aeronwen on August 26, 2014, 10:18:02 AM
just buy the complete set in paperback? its a bit heavy though (can be painful when you fall asleep reading in bed)
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Post by: Wezyk on August 26, 2014, 08:58:30 PM
just buy the complete set in paperback? its a bit heavy though (can be painful when you fall asleep reading in bed)
Considering that I'm starting university in month I'm quite broke :P
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Post by: Marek on August 26, 2014, 09:26:44 PM
A Song of ice and fire by George RR Martin.  :popcorn:
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Post by: Aeronwen on September 06, 2014, 03:47:49 PM
Raising Steam by Terry Pratchett

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/nov/27/raising-steam-terry-pratchett-review
Pratchett has come a long way since his first book which was rather an obvious Douglas Adams wannabe.  I find something to enjoy in most of his books now though Nightwatch and Wee Free Men marked the pinnacle of his writing.
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Post by: Njarghmand on September 07, 2014, 05:38:59 AM
Starship Troopers, Robert A. Heinlein, 1959.

Thought the movie was based on the book… Not sure if they deliberately made the film as a parody of the book or I am just too slow to see that the book actually is satire. It is very different from the film. It is not filled with action, and seems more to describe the views of a soldier living in some kind of "military democracy utopia" far in the future.

It also have power armor, interstellar flight and "Tyranids". Would read again.


The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, Robert A. Heinlein, 1966.

Took me a while to finish the book, not because I found it boring, but because of the dialect, made up words and "loan" words used in it.

REVOLUTION ON THE MOOON, different norms and an AI called Mike. Would read again, even with the lack of power armor.
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Post by: MKNine on September 07, 2014, 12:45:51 PM
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, Robert A. Heinlein, 1966.

Took me a while to finish the book, not because I found it boring, but because of the dialect, made up words and "loan" words used in it.

REVOLUTION ON THE MOOON, different norms and an AI called Mike. Would read again, even with the lack of power armor.

I just read it a few weeks ago  :D The dialect did make it a slower read, it seems to be written with a Russian accent!

If you liked Starship Troopers you might like 'The Forever War' by Joe Haldeman.
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Post by: Henry of Grosmont on September 23, 2014, 10:08:47 AM
Dogs of God by James Reston Jr. (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55694.Dogs_of_God)
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Post by: Skeletor on September 23, 2014, 03:04:35 PM
The Chaoswar Saga by Raymond E. Feist
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Post by: malcheus on September 23, 2014, 05:50:29 PM
Scott Lynch - Red seas under red skies.

It's a fantasy series of 3 books (so far) about a thief/scammer and his friends, it's very nicely written and pretty funny.
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Post by: Aeronwen on October 08, 2014, 12:19:47 PM
You just don't understand: Women and men in conversation by Deborah Tannen (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deborah_Tannen)

A very interesting read, it certainly strikes a chord, I would like to know if men tend to recognise the situations described.

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Deborah Tannen's main research focus is on the expression of interpersonal relationships in conversational interaction. Tannen has explored conversational interaction and style differences at a number of different levels and as related to different situations, including differences in conversational style as connected to the gender[1] and cultural background,[2] as well as speech that is tailored for specific listeners based on the speaker's social role.[3] In particular, Tannen has done extensive gender-linked research and writing that focused on miscommunications between men and women; however, some linguists have argued against Tannen's claims from a feminist standpoint[4]

Tannen's research began when she analyzed with her friends while working on her Ph.D. Since then, she has collected several naturally-occurring conversations on tape[5] and conducted interviews as forms of data for later analysis. She has also compiled and analyzed information from other researchers in order to draw out notable trends in various types of conversations, sometimes borrowing and expanding on their terminology to emphasize new points of interest.
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Post by: Henry of Grosmont on October 08, 2014, 12:25:25 PM
Mortality by Christopher Hitchens.

Essays on the latest part of his life when he was diagnosed with cancer. Absolutely amazing. Makes me want to re-read God is not great.
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Post by: Aeronwen on October 10, 2014, 09:07:12 AM
Dark Star by Alan Dean Foster

not sure if the crazy film or the weird novel came first but they both bear a repeat now and then.
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Post by: Toi on August 17, 2015, 12:02:45 AM
Blood of Elves, Time of Contempt and Baptism of Fire by Andrzej Sapkowski.

As someone who likes reading Fantasy Fiction Novels; I liked them all.
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Post by: Wezyk on August 18, 2015, 07:23:31 PM
Blood of Elves, Time of Contempt and Baptism of Fire by Andrzej Sapkowski.

As someone who likes reading Fantasy Fiction Novels; I liked them all.

Sapkowski for me is absolutely one of the greatest writers evur, but you should all learn Polish to truly understand the magnificence of his work  :zan:
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Post by: Toi on August 20, 2015, 07:45:44 PM
I'll learn it one day Wezyk, have no worries. I cannot even read all his books because of the fact that several of them still don't have English translations. :(
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Post by: Wezyk on August 25, 2015, 12:40:44 PM
I'll learn it one day Wezyk, have no worries. I cannot even read all his books because of the fact that several of them still don't have English translations. :(
You have reason to accelerate your plans, I won't translate them on Teamspeak  :))
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Post by: Osiris on August 25, 2015, 02:04:44 PM
Gonna re read the wheel of time series again I think, couldn't handle polish I can't even work out how to say polish names  :))
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Post by: George on August 25, 2015, 05:38:14 PM
Invasion of the Tearling  :)) Sounds crass and cliched but it's enjoyable!

Sabriel by Garth Nix is great toooo  Z:)