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Author Topic: The Awesome Books You've Read Recently Thread.  (Read 8879 times)
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« Reply #75 on: April 21, 2013, 08:35:19 pm »

Howl`s Moving Castle, by Diana Wynn Jones. I love it! It was funny and compelling and interesting, and it managed to keep me hooked for 100+ pages in one go when I was really tired, which is really quite the achievement.
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« Reply #76 on: May 02, 2013, 04:41:53 am »

Last week I finished Washington's Dirigible by John Barnes. You can read my review at www.thegamecalledrevolution.blogspot.com.
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« Reply #77 on: May 09, 2013, 10:30:42 am »

Game of thrones for me abrilliant story but if your going to read it do so before watching the tv show, the two are so simmiler it's a little hard to get into the book when you've already seen the show.  Undecided
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« Reply #78 on: May 09, 2013, 12:33:00 pm »

Game of thrones for me abrilliant story but if your going to read it do so before watching the tv show, the two are so simmiler it's a little hard to get into the book when you've already seen the show.  Undecided

Really? I found I couldn't get into it at all (never been interested in the show). But I can't really say why, other than just generally feeling a bit lacklustre.
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« Reply #79 on: May 09, 2013, 01:30:50 pm »

I know what you mean for the first book or season of the show but it does get better as you go on. I supose everyone has their own tastes though.
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« Reply #80 on: May 09, 2013, 02:54:28 pm »

I suppose so, I mean I did start to get into it about 3/4 of the way through Game of Thrones but the massive drop in tension with the tranisition to Clash of Kings p*ssed me off slightly.

But before anyone criticises me I really did give the series more than a fair chance. I think I got about 1/3 of the way through the 5th book but still just found myself not giving a t*ss about it and so gave up as a bad job. I still can't see the appeal particularly.
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« Reply #81 on: May 09, 2013, 05:29:40 pm »

You've actually read more of the books than me then.

I supose the appeal for me is the complexity, I find it very easy to predict plots and it's nice not to know what will happen, and the fact that anyone can die in it, also that it's fantasy.  Wink
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« Reply #82 on: May 09, 2013, 09:44:08 pm »

Well that is quite an interesting twist, but one that gets overly used through the series.
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« Reply #83 on: May 09, 2013, 11:45:34 pm »

True but it adds a bit of realness to it, in war everyone has a chance of dying really there should be more deaths than there is already.
I also like the fact that there's not one side I like more than others, I have charaters in all sides I like.
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« Reply #84 on: May 10, 2013, 02:44:45 pm »

Copper Centurion by by Daniel Ottalini (Roman steampunk)
The Dark Victorian: Bones by Elizabeth Watasin
Vintage Tomorrows by James H. Carrott and Brian David Johnson

Lots of new stuff like: The Machine God by MeiLin Miranda, Senlin Ascends by Josiah Bancroft, and The Secret of Abdu El Yezdi (A Burton & Swinburne Adventure) by Mark Hodder in my "to be read and reviewed pile."
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« Reply #85 on: May 10, 2013, 03:20:49 pm »

Copper Centurion by by Daniel Ottalini (Roman steampunk)

That's actually my current reading material on my Kindle. Interesting idea behind classical steampunk but not sure how I feel about the execution of it.
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« Reply #86 on: May 27, 2013, 10:20:00 pm »

Just posted a positive review of Zach Turner's Mortimus Walker and the Secret of the White City on my blog.
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« Reply #87 on: May 27, 2013, 11:59:20 pm »

The Leviathan trilogy by Scott Westerfeld, and The Legend of Luke by Brian Jacques. Legend of Luke is part of the Redwall series, which includes some of my favorite books on the planet.
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« Reply #88 on: May 31, 2013, 11:42:19 pm »

Just posted a mostly positive review of Gordon Bentley-Mix's novella Daymare on my blog. Check it out!
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« Reply #89 on: July 21, 2013, 04:38:53 am »

Just posted a very positive review of Devon Monk's novel Dead Iron: The Age of Steam on my blog.
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« Reply #90 on: July 21, 2013, 07:57:06 pm »

There is a book called a street cat called Bob, about a stray ginger tomcat and a homeless big issue seller called James and there adventures in London, trying to get enough money to feed themselves. it is a wonderful book and i thoroughly enjoyed it and would not hesitate to recommend, and now, THERE'S  A SEQUEL. i have not started reading it yet, but it looks like another cracker. The world according to Bob look to be an excellent read.

Space captain Smith: what can i say? hilarious from start to finish, a real laugh a minute story about a rooky space captain, a head-hunting alien psychopath, a fugitive sex toy pilot and her hamster Gerald, on a voyage to escort herbalist bohemian Rhianna Mitchell to the new Eden system whilst looking out for the deadly Ghast hive. a real cracker of a story, with three more and a fourth on the way!
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« Reply #91 on: July 25, 2013, 12:44:01 am »

If you're up for a little deep thinking, read The Glass Bead Game by Hermann Hess. Its a utopian epic about a competitive game two plays play through thought and words. Wonderful book, and the last novel Hermann Hess wrote.

Just finished reading The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss which was excellent.

And before that was I am Legand, which was so much better than the movie it's a crime.
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« Reply #92 on: July 25, 2013, 01:56:02 pm »

The Legend of Luke by Brian Jacques. Legend of Luke is part of the Redwall series, which includes some of my favorite books on the planet.

I love the whole series too and would recommend them. However unless you have a lot of space for books then I recommend borrowing them from the library; I've got nearly all of them and it's an entire shelf of my bookcase!
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« Reply #93 on: August 03, 2013, 04:23:28 am »

Just finished Joshua Legg's novel Etched in Soul and Skin and I recommend it without hesitation. You can read my review on my blog.
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« Reply #94 on: August 07, 2013, 07:43:59 pm »

Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld...
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« Reply #95 on: August 07, 2013, 07:50:04 pm »

The Long war. continues from The Long Earth.
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« Reply #96 on: August 09, 2013, 12:36:28 pm »

The Ocean At The End of The Lane by Neil Gaiman. It's wonderful.
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« Reply #97 on: August 23, 2013, 11:30:11 pm »

Just posted a positive review of Craig Hallam's dystopian steampunk novel Greaveburn on my blog.
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« Reply #98 on: September 26, 2013, 09:29:00 am »

So far on holiday, I've read several books (all in one way or another wonderful):

The Ocean At The End Of The Lane, by Neil Gaiman.
Extras, by Scott Westerfeld
Beautiful Chaos, a Doctor Who novel (10th Doctor), by Gary Russel.
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« Reply #99 on: September 26, 2013, 02:36:07 pm »

I need to read the Ocean at the End of the Road!!

Anyone read the Johannes Cabal books? I highly recommend them, necromancy and humour is a great mix - I nearly missed my train stop I was so absorbed.

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