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Jhari December 11th, 2011 19:55

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Originally Posted by akarthis (Post 1061101991)
Finished "the name of the wind", following dteowner advice.
High level and quality writing.
Second book already at my hands.

Thank you dteowner

I'm afraid I must disagree. I found the writing to be simplistic and the story slow and uninteresting. it read like something written for teenagers.

Of course, all of this is subjective.

Jhari December 11th, 2011 20:05

'm finishing up "The last light of the Sun" by Guy Gavriel Kay. and extremely well written book.

I'm also starting to read "America's secret War" by George Friedman.

txa1265 December 11th, 2011 20:15

Finished 'The Hunger Games Trilogy' … third book definitely the weakest, and the ending was unsatisfying and rushed.

Read 'The Art of Racing in the Rain' - nice light read, very engaging and well worth checking out.

Then read the 50th anniversary of 'Fahrenheit 451'. I've bought it a few times now … and this first ebook is by far the worst - nothing extra, and enough typos than I started highlighting them …

Now working on Accidental Tourist - I saw the film when it came out ('88) but not since. The book is pretty good thus far.

… wow … having the Nook is definitely helping me read more …

JDR13 December 12th, 2011 02:16

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Originally Posted by txa1265 (Post 1061111960)
Finished 'The Hunger Games Trilogy' third book definitely the weakest, and the ending was unsatisfying and rushed.

Have you seen the trailer for the movie? It looks like it might be a decent film, although I haven't read the books so I won't have a basis for comparison.

txa1265 December 12th, 2011 13:29

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Originally Posted by JDR13 (Post 1061112009)
Have you seen the trailer for the movie? It looks like it might be a decent film, although I haven't read the books so I won't have a basis for comparison.

Amazingly enough it is easy to pick out everything they do in the trailer and place it within the books - in other words, it looks pretty cool AND seems true to the stories.

Carnifex December 13th, 2011 21:22

Almost finished with Cold Vengeance, by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. An excellent follow-up to the other books, I'd make sure to read the prior ones or you just might wind up lost.


-Carn

dteowner December 13th, 2011 23:10

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jhari (Post 1061111955)
I'm afraid I must disagree. I found the writing to be simplistic and the story slow and uninteresting. it read like something written for teenagers.

Of course, all of this is subjective.

Well, it's certainly not Faulkner. OTOH, who sits down to Faulkner for fun? ;)

txa1265 December 14th, 2011 13:11

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Originally Posted by dteowner (Post 1061112357)
Well, it's certainly not Faulkner. OTOH, who sits down to Faulkner for fun? ;)

Ooh, ooh, pick ME Mr. Kot-ter, pick meeeee!

Carnifex December 15th, 2011 21:49

Reading the lastet King book now, 11/22/63, about a hundred pages in so far, and it's not bad. Kinda reminds me of the Stand in a way, and that I'm enjoying it is really surprising, I was all ready just to hate on it.


-Carn

bloodlover December 16th, 2011 13:15

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Hurls December 17th, 2011 00:23

Departure by Neal Asher

Carnifex December 23rd, 2011 16:36

Finished the King book a few days ago, it was great up to the last 50 pages, then he chickened out and wrapped it up the easy way. Stupid King, you had me fooled!! Now I'm reading The Wise Man's Fear, pretty good so far but not as great as the first book.


-Carn

Carnifex December 26th, 2011 21:00

The Wise Man's Fear turned out to be almost as good as the first book, at least for me it was. Now I'm onto The White Devil which, so far, is qute creepy and extremely disturbing. Yeah, like it so far =)


-Carn

Alrik Fassbauer December 26th, 2011 22:15

- Books I received as Christmas presents, which I'm beginning (or already have begun) reading these days :

- a book by Eckart von Hirschhausen, Doctor and Comedian, on Happiness
- a book by Ex-Doctor and … Kabarettist with the name of Ringsgwandl (sounds like a bavarian rendering of the word "chain mail") - on real life satire
- a book by Loriot, a Comedian, who died this month

Carnifex December 29th, 2011 00:08

The White Devil was kinda bleh, I'm giving myself huge props for finishing it. Now I'm starting An Unreasonable Woman, by Shirley Deane. Really good so far.


-Carn

Korplem December 29th, 2011 09:57

The Forever War

This is really an amazing book. I guess I'm a little late to the party though, seeing as it was written in the 70's, so many people here may already have read it.

It was one of those books that upon finishing it, I had to just sit there staring off into nothingness while contemplating the sense of loss that permeates the whole story. Tragically beautiful.

bkrueger December 29th, 2011 14:07

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Originally Posted by Korplem (Post 1061118085)
The Forever War

This is really an amazing book. I guess I'm a little late to the party though, seeing as it was written in the 70's, so many people here may already have read it.

It was one of those books that upon finishing it, I had to just sit there staring off into nothingness while contemplating the sense of loss that permeates the whole story. Tragically beautiful.

Yes, this is really a classic. I read it thirty years ago and was very impressed…

Trelow December 30th, 2011 00:04

Slugging through The Brothers Karamazov. Been taking a while since my lunch breaks have been cut down to 30 minutes.

andyoume December 31st, 2011 11:47

I did not read for a long time.

Carnifex December 31st, 2011 18:59

An Unreasonable Woman was really good, I'd highly recommend it to anyone that forgets how politics were in the world in the late 50's and early 60's. I just started The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society last night, it already seems pretty good.


-Carn


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