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Re: Book Thread Continued
« Reply #645 on: July 21, 2010, 08:33:21 PM »
Tooks, can you tell me a bit more about Chronicles of Amber? Is it pulpy, character driven, meaningful, etc.?
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« Reply #646 on: July 21, 2010, 11:33:40 PM »
Gosh... it's pretty character-driven.  It starts out with the classic "protagonist with amnesia" trope, but I liked the way it developed from there.  You get into the deeper conflict between the titular princes, but not always how you'd expect.
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« Reply #647 on: July 27, 2010, 04:23:12 PM »
Starting on "Woman in White" by Wilkie Collins.

Quite enjoyed "The Moonstone" and I heard that this is even better so I'm looking forward to the experience!
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« Reply #648 on: July 27, 2010, 05:17:15 PM »
Just finished "The Moon and the Bonfires."  Took longer than I expected since it's such a short book, but I guess I've been busy.  Very good book, but I think I will need to reread it at some point.

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« Reply #649 on: August 03, 2010, 07:14:07 PM »
Fell ill recently. Unable to choke down Collins' Woman in White yet but managed to consume "The Hunger Games", a young adult Dystopian novel in the vein of Battle Royale.

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« Reply #650 on: August 05, 2010, 01:53:09 PM »
I found my copies of the "His Dark Materials" trilogy by Phillip Pullman and plan on giving them a good read. I do love these books.


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« Reply #651 on: August 14, 2010, 05:46:53 PM »
Been slowly making my way through "It" by Stephen King this week. I admit, any negative impressions I got from King's collaboration with Straub (The Talisman) have been eradicated. This is looking to be a really interesting story.
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« Reply #652 on: August 15, 2010, 12:19:40 AM »
You didn't like The Talisman?  :(  I love that book.  I was just thinking about reading it again, and I have SO many things on my plate to read and play right now...
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« Reply #653 on: August 15, 2010, 01:53:46 AM »
I'm ashamed to say I haven't read a book in two years. I used to read all the time. I'd read at night, at school, as I sat around at home. I just don't do it any more for some reason. I think I get my reading pleasure from visual novels now. The dialogue is usually not as good as a printed novel, but the pretty pictures make up for it. Haha.

Having said that, maybe it's time to find something new to read...



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« Reply #654 on: August 19, 2010, 10:53:49 AM »
Finished the third Temeraire book. To put it plainly, it sucked. I am SO done with this series. The writing is poor, the plotting is poor, and the author sucks at writing any type of action scene. To top it all off, the endings of all three books are anti-climactic and feel horribly rushed. It's like someone told her she had two pages to wrap up what should have taken 30 pages.
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« Reply #655 on: August 19, 2010, 11:45:05 AM »
I have so much other stuff happening that I'm still not finished with When True Night Falls (book 2 in the Coldfire trilogy.)  It's quite good, even if the pacing's uneven in spots, but I haven't had time to sit down for a while and read.  RPGFan, my creative pursuits (2 bands and a solo act), and cycling/fitness are quite time consuming hobbies, but I love to partake in them. 
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« Reply #656 on: August 22, 2010, 09:32:45 PM »
I just finished "Under The Dome" by Stephen King and it was pretty epic.  His best work in a while.
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« Reply #657 on: August 25, 2010, 01:09:28 AM »
Currently reading Stormlord Rising. It is interesting.
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« Reply #658 on: August 26, 2010, 04:26:34 PM »
Did anyone here get "the art of resident evil 5"? Destructoid review says it's fantastic, http://www.destructoid.com/book-review-the-art-of-resident-evil-5-182218.phtml
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« Reply #659 on: August 30, 2010, 12:23:49 AM »
Just about to start The Strain by Guillermo Del Toro. I'm not too sure about it, but I like Del Toro's movies so it's worth a try.
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