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Berserker 2: The Bull Chief by Chris Carlsen


Truth And Shadows By Martin DelRio

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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas ("...Hand in hand we will go. And as long as you dwell there with me, that’s all I need to know.”)

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Valegrim wrote:
A reading Mote in Gods Eye by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle,

I love this book; try reading "Gripping Hand."


cool ;thanks for the suggestion

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About to start reading Necroscope: The Plague Bearer, a new novella by Brian Lumley. Just got it from Amazon today.

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Berserker 3: The Horned Warrior by Chris Carlsen


Perdidio Street Station: China Mieville

Just Finished The Affinity Bridge by George Mann

What can I say I am on a Steampunk Kick.


SmiloDan wrote:

"Boneshaker" by Cherry Priest and something called "Mall of Cthulu" which will probably due before I get to crack it open.

Boneshaker is a steampunk with zombies ("rotters") taking place in late 19th century Seattle. Actually, outside it, since the city proper is walled in after a gas leak 15 years ago made a whole bunch of cannibalistic undead. It has airships and the Civil War is STILL going on.

Read this recently too !


Finished: Owen Barfield's History of English Words
Hugh Cook's The Hero's Return

Gary Gygax says:
"THOROUGHLY ENJOYABLE...so well crafted a blend of magic and the mundane, sincerity and skullduggery, monsters and science that the reader is enspelled into following willy-nilly."

Reading: The Monk by Matthew Lewis
Swords and Ice Magic by Fritz Leiber

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Richard Baker's Corsair


Books I've recently completed and highly recommend:

Niven & Pournelle The Mote in God's Eye

John Grisham's short stories Ford County (IMO, his best work)

Patrick Rothfuss The Name of the Wind

David Wong John Dies at the End

Eco The Name of the Rose

Paulo Coelho The Alchemist

P.D. James Children of Men


Okay, I'm now reading Hugh Cook's The Oracle. I couldn't wait, and it's off to a good start. (Too bad there's not a Gygax blurb on this one.)


Currently reading Irons in the Fire by Juliet E. McKenna and Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman.


Service For The Dead by Martin Delrio


Mairkurion {tm} wrote:
Okay, I'm now reading Hugh Cook's The Oracle.

And...done. I feel like I've liked each volume more than the proceeding one. Is it all building to The Walrus and the Warwolf?


Trying to burn through Erikson's Memories of Ice (Yah, right) to get to Guillermo Del Toro's The Strain.

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Just finished Great Northern? and waiting for The Picts & the Martyrs; or, Not Welcome At All to arrive (reading out of order, I know).

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Scratch The Picts & the Martyrs—I'm reading my advance copy of Prince of Wolves!

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Ancestor by Scott Sigler and Small Favor by Jim Butcher


Judy Bauer wrote:
Scratch The Picts & the Martyrs—I'm reading my advance copy of Prince of Wolves!

I want my copy and my Orcus. Ret naow!

I'm on The Walrus and the Warwolf now. :)

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Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher.

So far, so good!

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1 person marked this as a favorite.

Warlord of Mars, Edgar Rice Burroughs


Cracking open the Saladin Anatomy textbook once again; once more into the fray.

Liberty's Edge

Raven 2: A Time of Ghosts by Richard Kirk.


Just finished Guillermo Del Toro's and Chuck Hogan's The Strain. Found it a huge mishmash of other vampire stuff and Del Toro's movies including Salem's Lot, I Am Legend, Mimic and Blade 2. Not that that's a bad thing, the book is very readable and the opening scene with the airplane is great stuff. A little bit of CSI thrown in there too.

Currently reading The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson and I am spellbound. A story set in the Chicago's World Fair in the late 1800's, juxtaposes between the real tale of H H Holmes, a notorious serial killer who created a hotel of death using the fair as his hunting grounds. The other story is just as interesting centered around the story of an up and coming architect, Daniel Burnham, whose job it is to design the fair. Very fluid writing and page turning brilliance. Can't wait to get back to reading it again.

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Just finished Trudi Canavan's The Magician's Apprentice and The Ambassador's Mission. The latter was much better than the former although both suffered from way too much exposition at the beginning of each novel.

Starting At the Gates of Darkness by Raymond Feist. I've been reading his Midkemia books for years and now I feel I must see this thing to its bitter end.


On book 6 of The Runelords by David Farland. I had read the first 2 years ago and it sort of dropped off my radar. Picked them up again recently and I am flying through them.

Scarab Sages

Just finished (for the third time) Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein, now reading: The code Book. The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography by Simon Singh.

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I finished Muriel Barbery's The Elegence of the Hedgehog and am now reading Umberto Eco's Serendipities: Language and Lunacy. It's a short book so once I finish it I intend to start William Gibson's Neuromancer.

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Just finished:

- Fragment by Warren Fahy. Bought what I thought would be a crappy paperback thriller, and was instead surprised by a well-researched, interesting science fiction novel.
- Subterranean by James Rollins. Checked out what I thought would be a crappy adventure thriller, and was instead surprised by the biggest piece of poorly-researched literary dreck that I've seen in years.
- Fever Dream by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. Not their best work, but still a Pendergast and D'Agosta novel. Pretty interesting.
- Impact by Douglas Preston. Yet another book proving that Preston and Child can't work on their own and produce something worth reading. Eccchh....
- Hellboy: the Crooked Man and Others by Mike Mignola, Richard Corben, Dave Stewart, and Duncan Fegredo. Mignola's back to drawing HB, at least for part of the book. I'd call that a massive win.
- The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury. A classic for a reason. Brilliant stuff, and still relevant.
- American Harcore by Stephen Blush. An interesting (if more than a bit biased) piece of journalism, featuring interviews with Hardcore legends such as Dave Dictor, Ian MacKaye, Jello Biafra, Darryl Jennifer, and others.

Up next:

- Kraken by China Mieville
- Who Fears the Devil? -- The Complete Silver John by Manly Wade Wellman
- Flight of the Iguana by David Quammen
- Song of the Dodo by David Quammen
- Natural Acts: A Sidelong View of Science and Nature by David Quammen
- The Boilerplate Rhino: Nature in the Eye of the Beholder by David Quammen
- Wild Thoughts from Wild Places by David Quammen
- The Devil's Chaplain by Richard Dawkins
- The History of the Irish Race by Seumas MacManus
- Dave Barry's Money Secrets by Dave Barry


I got a quarter/a third of the way through "A Game of Thrones" and lost interest. Now I'm reading "Kraken" by China Mieville.


Question?

Just finished Alan Campbells "Scar Night: Volume One of the Deepgate Codex".
I enjoyed it but I got the Impression that the author shot his bolt with "Scar night"..

Question;
Should I continue ? are the rest of the series any good?

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Having finished Prince of Wolves (ah, Ustalav! also, fight scenes can be so much gorier when you can come back from the edge relatively easily), I've now started Nicola Griffith's Slow River (v. good, but trigger warnings for rape and child molestation).

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James Keegan wrote:
I got a quarter/a third of the way through "A Game of Thrones" and lost interest. Now I'm reading "Kraken" by China Mieville.

How is it? It's on my shelf, but there's a lot of stuff ahead of it on my reading list.

Um, Kraken, that is. Those GRR Martin books are wildly overrated.


I just finished another Warriors book, the first Omen of the Stars book, and it was a good light read. Jayfeather is, so far, my favorite character from the entire series.
I plan to re-read LotR once I can visit the library, and I'm tempted to re-read yet again the Earthsea books (which are almost as good as LotR). I also want to get around to continuing Don Quixoti (sp?) sometime. Also on my re-read list are the Mistborn books (awesome read).
I will continue reading The Legend of Drizzt once I can find the books I haven't read yet. I also really want to read Prince of Wolves.


I'm reading M.A.R. Barker's The Man of Gold.


Just finished Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it, and I'm actually considering reading the original just to see the differences.

Now, I'm a couple chapters into Secret of the Dragon by Weis and Hickman. The first book really surprised me with its direction, so we'll see how this goes. I've been loyal to Weis and Hickman since I read Chronicles 20 something years ago, and while I've mostly enjoyed their work, nothing has come close to the magic Chronicles had for me.


Re-reading George R.R. Martin's Game of Thrones, just got into A Feast for Crows again, remembering why I liked it so much.


I just received The Deed of Paksenarrion in the mail from Chapters. Yahoo! Can't wait to get my chompers into this one!

Polished off 2 Andrew Vachss novels in the meanwhile (Hardboiled? James Ellroy has nothing on this guy)and still reading Devil In the White City by Erik Larson.

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"Turn Coat" by Jim Butcher. Part of his noir-ish Harry Dresden Files series, about the only professional wizard in Chicago.


Paul McCarthy wrote:

I just received The Deed of Paksenarrion in the mail from Chapters. Yahoo! Can't wait to get my chompers into this one!

Polished off 2 Andrew Vachss novels in the meanwhile (Hardboiled? James Ellroy has nothing on this guy)and still reading Devil In the White City by Erik Larson.

I recently re-read The Deed of Paksenarrion and am now finally reading The Legacy of Gird, which sat on my shelf untouched for years...

Pretty good read. I mean, for a book that has it's basic storyline already laid out by the history given in the Paks books, it's really got some surprising twists and turns in it.

Liberty's Edge

Raven 3: The Frozen God by Richard Kirk.

Scarab Sages

Alone with the Horrors by Ramsey Campbell.


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The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, by Stephen King, started yesterday. Right before that, The Lovely Bones, by Alice Sebold.


Rhys Grey wrote:
The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, by Stephen King, started yesterday. Right before that, The Lovely Bones, by Alice Sebold.

Easily my favourite Stephen King book. The first time I read it, I think it took about 4 hours and never put it down. Enjoy!

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I'm reading Kraken, and really enjoying it. I may even have learned a few words!

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Raven 4: Lords of the Shadows by Richard Kirk.


I'm reading Frankenstein: Prodigal Son by Dean Koontz at the moment.

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