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Age of Iron by Angus Watson.

Well, Angus something....


Nifft the Lean by Michael Shae

Goodreads mentions that he's been influenced by Jack Vance, which is true - it is kind of Tales of the Dying Earth-y, with a strong Hieronymous Bosch flavour added to it.

Also have 'Red Seas and Red Skies' by Scott Lynch to be going on with, along with the tail end of pt. 2 of Richard F. Burton's 'Pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina'


We aren't required to report on post-coital literary pillow talk here, are we? :o


Not required to, no.

Also, I thought goblins did it in the steets.

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Limeylongears wrote:

Nifft the Lean by Michael Shae

Goodreads mentions that he's been influenced by Jack Vance, which is true - it is kind of Tales of the Dying Earth-y, with a strong Hieronymous Bosch flavour added to it.

Also have 'Red Seas and Red Skies' by Scott Lynch to be going on with, along with the tail end of pt. 2 of Richard F. Burton's 'Pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina'

I just heard of Nifft the Lean the other day, too. I hope my library has it.


Kajehase wrote:

Not required to, no.

Also, I thought goblins did it in the steets.

So the streets have pillows in.

Silver Crusade

So, I just devoured Luck in the Shadows by Lynn Flewelling on a plane ride. It was exactly what I was looking for in a high fantasy novel, and I have promptly ordered the next two volumes of the Nightrunner series.

Has anyone else here read these?


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Re-reading Brent Weeks' Night Angel trilogy. Just something fun and easy since I'm so busy at the moment.

Listening to the audiobook of Horns by Joe Hill (Stephen King's son). Saw the movie recently too, loved it. Very obvious case of adaptation distillation, where characters are changed, some events are cut or altered and so on to make it fit as a 2 hour story, but it certainly remains true to the spirit and overarching plot of Hill's novel.


Finished all the ghost-stories in Kwaidan; all that's left is an 80 or so page essay about butterflies that I think I'm going to skip.

Found out from the tres cineaste Commandant of the Scottish Republic Army that there was a film version in the sixties made by a Japanese Marxist. I'll see if I can go find a link in a second.

Picked John Brown back up and he's about to go postal in the Swamp of the Swan.

Man, I'm glad I didn't live in the 19th-century. Sounds like the dude built something like two dozen houses for him and his ample progeny over the years. DuBois is the shiznit, btw. Really gonna have to sit down with Black Reconstruction one of these days.

Kwaidan (1964)


Been taking advantage of the morning to clean la Principessa's apartment. Man, she's a mess.

Anyway, found so many books in piles of teacher union bulletins and Victoria's Secret receipts, and I haven't made a list in awhile, so:

Books Lying About La Principessa's Messy Apartment, including Pamphlets, but not Mimeographs of Articles about Anthropology, Gun Control and Marxist Interpretations of A Song of Fire and Ice:

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
The Battle of Wisconsin: History and Lessons from the Working-Class Revolt of 2011 by George Martin Fell Brown
The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State by Frederick Engels
Leon Trotsky and the Organizational Principles of the Revolutionary Party by Dianne Feeley, Paul Le Blanc and Thomas Twiss
Twentieth Century Interpretations of "The Crucible" edited by John H. Ferres
Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire
The Ungentlemanly Art: A History of American Political Cartoons by Stephen Hess and Milton Kaplan
Feel the Fear...and Do It Anyway: Dynamic Techniques for Turning Fear, Indecision, and Anger Into Power, Action, and Love by Susan Jeffers, Ph.D.
A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin
Monsters of the Market: Zombies, Vampires and Global Capitalism by David McNally
1984 by George Orwell
Dealing with Difficult Parents and with Parents in Difficult Situations by Todd Whitaker and Douglas J. Fiore
Reds at the Blackboard: Communism, Civil Rights, and the New York City Teachers Union by Clarence Taylor
Imagine Living in a Socialist USA edited by Frances Goldin, Debby Smith and Michael Steven Smith

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The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
Popol Vuh: The Definitive Edition of the Mayan Book of the Dawn of Life and the Glories of Gods and Kings translated by Dennis Tedlock
The Transitional Program for Socialist Revolution by Leon Trotsky
Arthurian Romances by Chretien De Troyes

and two fancy photography books:

Century: One Hundred Years of Human Progress, Regression, Suffering and Hope "Conceived and Edited" by Bruce Bernard
Cross by Kelly Klein

Comrade Longears may be interested to hear that yesterday afternoon, I sat by her side on the couch as she edited a paper on Lolita for a high school senior she tutors. I glanced over when she was looking at the bibliography and chuckled. "What?" "Hee hee! Olympia Press!" Led to a funny conversation and, later, to her explaining to her student that she had to cite the publication that she had at hand, not the edition first listed on the internet.


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I shudder to think what the Olympia Press edition of Lolita is like. Probably, downloading it would be tantamount to walking around wearing a big sign saying 'Please Put Me On The Sex Offender's Register'

Pt. 2 of Richard F. Burton's 'Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina' ended rather abruptly with Our Hero's escape back to India and has now morphed into a 16th century translation of a contemporary Italian traveller's account of the same journey. Spelling has not been modernised, so not an easy read; most of the time he just seems to be incredibly cross that the inhabitants aren't Christians.

I finally found a downloadable version of 'Proofs of a Conspiracy' by John Robison, so I'm going to read that next.


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Doodlebug Anklebiter wrote:

Been taking advantage of the morning to clean la Principessa's apartment. Man, she's a mess.

Anyway, found so many books in piles of teacher union bulletins and Victoria's Secret receipts, and I haven't made a list in awhile, so:

Books Lying About La Principessa's Messy Apartment, including Pamphlets, but not Mimeographs of Articles about Anthropology, Gun Control and Marxist Interpretations of A Song of Fire and Ice:

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
The Battle of Wisconsin: History and Lessons from the Working-Class Revolt of 2011 by George Martin Fell Brown
The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State by Frederick Engels
Leon Trotsky and the Organizational Principles of the Revolutionary Party by Dianne Feeley, Paul Le Blanc and Thomas Twiss
Twentieth Century Interpretations of "The Crucible" edited by John H. Ferres
Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire
The Ungentlemanly Art: A History of American Political Cartoons by Stephen Hess and Milton Kaplan
Feel the Fear...and Do It Anyway: Dynamic Techniques for Turning Fear, Indecision, and Anger Into Power, Action, and Love by Susan Jeffers, Ph.D.
A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin
Monsters of the Market: Zombies, Vampires and Global Capitalism by David McNally
1984 by George Orwell
Dealing with Difficult Parents and with Parents in Difficult Situations by Todd Whitaker and Douglas J. Fiore
Reds at the Blackboard: Communism, Civil Rights, and the New York City Teachers Union by Clarence Taylor
Imagine Living in a Socialist USA edited by Frances Goldin, Debby Smith and Michael Steven Smith

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The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
Popol Vuh: The Definitive Edition of the Mayan Book of the Dawn of Life and the Glories of Gods and Kings translated by Dennis Tedlock...

Oh fer crying out loud, Doodles, based on the bibliography? You two oughtta get married after one visit like Harvey Pekar and Joyce Brabner! (Look, at least you've got literary compatibility, right?)


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Currently reading Master of Devils in the Pathfinder Tales line. I love how we get a first-person view of Arnisant's escapades.


Readerbreeder wrote:
Currently reading Master of Devils in the Pathfinder Tales line. I love how we get a first-person view of Arnisant's escapades.

I keep asking (actually it's been a while since the last time), for a web fiction piece starring Arnisant, but no luck so far.


And I just finished När vi var bäst (When we were the best) about the time Sweden dominated men's tennis.

(At one point in the mid-80s, you could be in the world top-25 players and still only be ranked 8th in Sweden. Today, Sweden's best-ranked male player is Elias Ymer - ranked 212 in the world. The best ranked woman player is Johanna Larsson, 73 in the world.)


The gobbo hasn't found La Principessa's secret stash of Rand books yet. :-)


Hitdice wrote:
Oh fer crying out loud, Doodles, based on the bibliography? You two oughtta get married after one visit like Harvey Pekar and Joyce Brabner!

Well, that's certainly a better set of role models than Paulo Malatesta and Francesca Da Rimini, or as I quipped after she told me the story, Heloise and Abelard.

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Samnell, I don't know if you are still reading Civil War stuff, but I thought of you while reading this news item about abolitionist Elijah P. Lovejoy: Lovejoy's will found.

Oh, and I'm reading stuff. Serpent's Skull AP, to be exact. I liked the fiction by Robin Laws. It has a "Magnificent Seven" vibe, though the plot is very different from that movie.

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The Wild Cards mosaic novel Low Ball edited by Melinda Snodgrass and some dude called GRRM....


Didn't Snodgrass use to work on some obscure sci-fi show?


Doodlebug Anklebiter wrote:
Been taking advantage of the morning to clean la Principessa's apartment. Man, she's a mess.

And, under the heading of shamefaced hypocrisy, I was cleaning my room and discovered a book I thought I had lost and will now read before I finish the last Fafhrd and Gray Mouser story:

The Dark Light Years by Brian Aldiss

Also thought I'd mention I had packed The Riddle Master of Hed for my trip to NYC, but, alas, left it in Brooklyn and won't be going back until early February.

In the meantime, I have realized that I am going to have to break my vow to not read A Song of Fire and Ice until either a) it was finished; or, b) Mr. Martin shuffles off this mortal coil.

Turns out this Maoist-inclined independent red historian who was vying for the affections of la Principessa just finished his "Marxist interpretation" articles, which she keeps mentioning because even commie chicks enjoy it when the boys fight over them.


I don't know if anyone else is a Queen fan, but I just finished "Brian May's Red Special" by Dr. May and Simon Bradley. The book is full of anecdotes from Brian, wiring diagrams and X-Rays of the guitar, and pictures of various copies and spin-offs made over the years. While Simon Bradley was in charge of the final text, much of it is culled from interviews with Brian, so the narrative speaks with Brian's voice. At least, I can't think of too many other guitarists that can work in "hysteresis" and "1/2 to the 12th power" while describing a guitar's design.


'The End - Germany 1944-1945' by Ian Kershaw and 'The Crisis of the Modern World by Rene Guenon. I got the Guenon out of the library thinking 'This is really going to annoy me', and it does!


MMCJawa wrote:

Finished off World of Ice and Fire. Definitely a fun book with lots of factoids, most I don't think will be relevant for the actual novels, but still make the world more complex and complete.

Also a surprising large number of Lovecraft references, which I really wasn't expecting.

I did expect some mythos references, but Ser Kermit, son of Ser Elmo was a surprise.


Love Among the Ultra-Left Litterateurs

Did some over the phone reading to calm down La Principessa. Marvell, Joe Abercrombie (beginning of Best Served Cold--

Spoiler:
I didn't tell her the characters were siblings as well as lovers
--and then The Inferno.

Discovered, to our mutual disappointment, that the legend of Paulo unknowingly wooing Francesca on behalf of his brother Giovanni was invented later and was first set down by Boccaccio.

[Shrugs] As John Ford said, when confronted with reality vs. the legend, print the legend.


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The Black Prism by Brent Weeks. I started reading it back when it first came out, but never finished it. Enjoying it more this time around and looking forward to picking up the next book in the series.

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Tinkergoth wrote:
The Black Prism by Brent Weeks. I started reading it back when it first came out, but never finished it. Enjoying it more this time around and looking forward to picking up the next book in the series.

I'd be very intrested to here what you think of the book when you finish it - Weeks is one of those authors that I keep hearing about but can't decide if I want the commitment of starting a series by them. Why did you stop halfway through the first time you read the book?


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I have a tendency to misplace books and start reading something else. Sometimes I'm able to just pick a book back up a week or so later, other times I can't and have to start again (I generally start reading Stranger in a Strange Land once every year or so, and misplacing it around the same point every time. I've been doing this for 10 years or more, and have at this stage figured out I may never finish it). As for why I wasn't enjoying it so much last time... could easily have been that I just wasn't in the mood for that style of fantasy. I've been on more of a traditional fantasy kick lately, while for a long time prior to that I was all about the urban fantasy (it's still my favourite, but I've read everything I've got in that genre at the moment).

I've read Weeks' other series, The Night Angel trilogy several times now, and I love it. It's fast paced, fun, and well written enough. Not an epic for the ages, but just really enjoyable fantasy with cool magic, awesome characters and badass action scenes. Durzo Blint is possibly the coolest assassin ever, and while his apprentice Kylar (the actual main character of the series) may be treated as a bit of a butt monkey a lot of the time, he's pretty damn awesome too. I think that's Weeks' strength actually, he writes characters so cool that you just can't help but want to know what's going to happen to them next, even if some of them are jerks (again, Durzo).

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