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Sol Invictus
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2004 6:42 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I've gotten myself into a reading habit as of late, having just finished Michael Crichton's Timeline and various Terry Pratchett Discworld novels. Bought a few more Terry Pratchett books and got myself some China Mieville (His books have a dark Steampunk setting, with politics! Very well written)

How about you guys?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2004 7:26 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Just finished Frank Herbert's The Godmakers and started Orson Scott Card's Speaker for the Dead
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2004 2:08 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Rearead L.E. Modessits Jr.'s Forever heor and Timegod's dawn (Yo like post apocalyptic? He be da king)Read reading MY Honor HArrington books by David Weber. Thinking about tackling the Hitchhiker series again.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2004 4:30 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

snow crash, neal stephenson. American Gods, Neil Gaiman and re-reading Preacher by Garth Ennis
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Sol Invictus
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2004 4:33 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

American Gods was excellent. Dark and surreal.
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SuperH
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2004 5:05 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Rereading Dune again at the moment. I just finished the latest of the prequels and I need to refresh myself on how the series is SUPPOSED to be.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2004 5:27 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I'm finishing up Xenocide by Orson Scott Card, I dont know what I'm going to read next.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2004 6:46 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Hop over to Dunelike SuperH. It's a damn fine book, I intend to reread it and its series here in the next few weeks.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2004 6:51 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

SuperH wrote:
Rereading Dune again at the moment. I just finished the latest of the prequels and I need to refresh myself on how the series is SUPPOSED to be.

God Emperor of Dune sucked piles, though. The one after it was marginally better. I read Modessit's Recluce series a while back, though. Pretty entertaining.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2004 7:43 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

God Emperor was damned good, all of the originals were minus Messiah.

The new ones by Frank Herbert's son are shit. They've made two prequel trilogies and are signed for another. All I'm looking forward to is the two book set finishing up the original series where it was left with that insane cliffhanger. It's still going to be badly written, but it's all based on original notes so at least it'll give me a vauge idea of how it was supposed to turn out.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2004 8:09 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Been reading The Dark Tower '7 and Neuromancer lately, both are good books, but DT7 is missing that little extra dealio that makes a good book great.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2004 8:32 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I don't read the same shit as you guys, but I've been reading Walter Mosley's crime novels, which are quite good - basically his novels chronicle the entire black history of LA from the 40s through the 60s.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2004 8:44 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Musashi, by Eiji Yoshikawa.

Outlaws of the Marsh, by Shi Nai-An.

The Sea of Fertility, The Sailor who fell from Grace with the Sea, by Yukio Mishima. Actually, anything from this guy.

King Rat, Shogun, by James Clavell.
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Franz Schubert
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2004 6:05 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Rex wrote:
and got myself some China Mieville (His books have a dark Steampunk setting, with politics! Very well written)

Good choice, I actually mentioned his work in another thread yesterday. If you like China Mieville's writing, then you should probably check out Matthew Woodring Stover. The writing isn't as stylish, but the character development is fantastic, and the action sequences are out of this world.
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Sol Invictus
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2004 6:37 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Will do.
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Sol Invictus
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2004 6:38 am Reply with quoteBack to top

*edit* freaking doublepost.
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Franz Schubert
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2004 6:58 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I haven't read his Star Wars books yet, so I can't speak for them, but I can recommend either Iron Dawn (it's out of print, so check Amazon) or Heroes Die. And please let me know what you think of them... the only other DACer who read Stover (to my knowledge) was MFG, and he liked it.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2004 7:14 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Alastair Reynolds: Revelation Space, Chasm City, Redemption Ark, Absolution Gap and Diamond Dogs Turquoise Days are worth a read if you like dark space operaish stuff.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2004 7:50 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Peter Høeg: Notions on the 20th Century (Danish)
J. Bech Nygaard: God's blinded eye (Danish)
Hans Scherfig: The Scorpion (Danish)

So I'm basically fond of a lot of the litterature spawning from my home country, but I'll read anything you hand me - right now I'm reading Forgotten Realms stuff, mostly Salvatore. Well, actually only Salvatore. I've got a huge unpaid bill from the library, so I'm grateful for everything handed to me on lend.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2004 8:04 am Reply with quoteBack to top

read "Damnation Alley", by Roger Zelazny. Don't think of the movie, it was a total perversion of the book. All in all, a great PA book.

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