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S4ur0n27
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2004 2:22 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Ewww, Salvatore
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2004 6:18 am Reply with quoteBack to top

WTF are you talking about?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2004 9:29 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

fallout ranger wrote:
WTF are you talking about?


Hmmm, well let's see.

R.A. Salvatore Fan wrote:
I'm reading Forgotten Realms stuff, mostly Salvatore. Well, actually only Salvatore.


Salvatore-Playah-Hatah wrote:
Ewww, Salvatore.


Ta da. Having never read a Forgotten Realms novel from any author, I can't comment on Salvatore and Teh Adventurez Of Drizzt. He seems to be uber-popular and hated at the same time. Maybe I'll grab his stuff.

I'm really addicted to Chuck Palahniuk's work so far. I've read Choke, Diary and I'm finishing Lullaby as we speak. Fight Club and Survivor are coming in the mail, so I'll be reading them after right after Lullaby.

I really want to read Maxx Barry's Syrup. I've heard nothing but cool about that book.

And it's bitching how we talk about books every week. That's uncommon on most of my other forums.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2004 10:24 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Don't even try Salvatore, his writing is childish and the story is generally boring, plus Drows are gays, and nothing makes any sense.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2004 10:25 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

He wrote the story to Demon Stone which was...............really predictable. It was decently written, but considering Salvatore is supposed to be some sort of great author, it was barely mediocre.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2004 11:54 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Wolfman Walt wrote:
He wrote the story to Demon Stone which was...............really predictable. It was decently written, but considering Salvatore is supposed to be some sort of great author, it was barely mediocre.


You can only compare Salvatore to other terrible fantasy writers.

And yes, if you want confirmation on Stover you have it. Heroes Die is on my list of favorite books. I've been meaning to find a copy of Iron Dawn but have yet to come across a copy.

I could probably pull some more good books out of my ass but I think i'll go eat then post some.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2004 4:18 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Having trouble finding out of print books? All hail Amazon. MFG, here's Iron Dawn, just order from one of the vendors. As a fantasy afficionado, I can truly say that this is one of those rare examples of a GOOD fantasy book. It's not "high" fantasy... there's very limited magic and gods' influence and other fantasy staples, but I actually prefer this, because it gives the magic more "impact" and importance. It's sort of an alternate history set in Greece right after the Trojan War, except the premise is that all the greek/norse/egyptian/barbarian mythology is considered TRUE, and plays a big part in the story. The plot is fairly standard, but as with Heroes Die, the book is gripping because the action scenes are intensely vivid, and the characters are amazingly realistic.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2004 5:34 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Ebay owns all, Franz. Even Amazon.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2004 5:42 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Martha Wells - City of Bones
Will Self - Great Apes
Scott Baker - Nightchild

Also just finished rereading Steven King's The Stand, Rose Madder, Desperation, and Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicals and Mayfair Witches trilogy. 3 weeks....I read a lot...Average 1 book per day when I feel like it.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2004 8:25 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Reading that many books in such a short period of time can only bring me intense drousyness. I prefer to read them one at a time, fluidly, but not too fast. I need time to absorb the content.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2004 8:38 am Reply with quoteBack to top

S4ur0n27 wrote:
Don't even try Salvatore, his writing is childish and the story is generally boring, plus Drows are gays, and nothing makes any sense.



Wow. I'm not alone. I've skimmed a few pages of one of teh drizzzzzzzzt books and I was amazed.... but not at the overwhelming quality and magnificence of the work, but by the fact that, as Susan says, "his writing is childishand the story is generally boring, plus Drows are gays, and nothing makes any sense."

Drow exist for the sole purpose of drawing people like me to elves. People that think elves are a bunch of nancy boy sissy shits who deserve to have their spines snapped in two by a REAL fantasy race like Dwarves. Tree hopping freaks. But the DROW, OMG. HARDXXXXXCORE because they are BLACK and EVIL. Wow. Nice scheme there, whoever thought them up. Elf lovers are on par with furries in my book.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2004 11:11 am Reply with quoteBack to top

you all suck.
and your books.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2004 3:43 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

You suck, and your avatar too, asshat.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2004 4:19 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Anyone else find it humorous that when you make a good book thread, it gets filled with terrible fantasy novels.

Raymond E. Feist is the only fantasy I read anymore. I guess I occasionally read some Tad Williams too. I read books like Robert Jordan's verbal diarrhea in grade 9 when I thought he was good.

I wish more people read the old hard sci-fi and space opera novels. They are some of the best books ever written. Stuff like Heinlein and Poul Anderson are deep and thought provoking.
Shit, some of Heinlein's stuff was borderline jail-time when he wrote it.

Even the co-operations between authors like Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle make for great reads even though they are newer. A Mote in God's Eye is one of the best alien meets human space novels I have read in a long time.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2004 4:19 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

S4ur0n27 wrote:
Don't even try Salvatore, his writing is childish and the story is generally boring, plus Drows are gays, and nothing makes any sense.


All elves are gays. And suck.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2004 5:24 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

The elves in Dragonlance weren't too bad. Of course the vast majority of them were pansy ass gays who just bitched and moaned about everything, occasionally there was an elf who could kick some ass (Tanis).
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2004 11:52 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Ernesto wrote:
Ebay owns all, Franz. Even Amazon.


Except SO not. I don't know about books, but when it comes to music, Amazon has shit I've never even heard of, while eBay has some damned slim pickings. And they're almost always used. Oddly, though, I've found some really rare 12" records and import Garbage singles on eBay. I guess it depends what you're looking for.

Topic? Memoirs of a Geisha is fantastic, and I just read A Home At The End Of The World by Michael Cunningham. A bit pretentious at times, but very good overall.

Let's keep the non-fantasy books coming, people!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2004 1:19 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Heinlein's Stranger... and Starship Troopers are two of my favorites.


I just finished reading Speaker for the Dead and I have to say that it is easily in my top favorite books along with it's sister, Ender's Game. Now I'm off to reread Dune.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2004 1:36 am Reply with quoteBack to top

If you liked Enders Game and Speaker for the Dead, then there some more books left in its series that you can read.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2004 1:54 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Xenocide and Hegemon that I know of.
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