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Re: Book Thread Continued
« Reply #1110 on: January 07, 2012, 09:28:53 AM »
Love Frank Zappa. 

And this is Degolas' book: http://www.amazon.com/Broadcast-ebook/dp/B005QOYG9G/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1325946368&sr=8-1

It's only available in Kindle format right now. 
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« Reply #1111 on: January 07, 2012, 03:57:35 PM »
My wife finally convinced me to read the Black Jewels Trilogy by Anne Bishop. She's got the 3-books-in-one version. I'm glad I finally relented, because I'm 100 pages in, and it's really good so far. Like, can't put it down good. It's very well written with all sorts of great characters that I already care about. The world is also quite fascinating, with a big dance of power being played between the males and females. Neal, I can see you totally digging this.
http://www.amazon.com/Black-Jewels-Trilogy-Daughter-Darkness/dp/0451529014
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« Reply #1112 on: January 07, 2012, 04:28:45 PM »
Haven't started reading it yet, but I heard some good buzz about "Blindsight" today - it's apparently about a vampire piloting a starship, and you can read it online or download it free at the following link:

http://www.rifters.com/real/Blindsight.htm
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« Reply #1113 on: January 07, 2012, 06:00:21 PM »
Grim- that series does sound pretty cool.  Man, so many books in my backlog.  After I finish Dance with Dragons, I need to read Wyatt Davenport's Lunara books (I bought 1 and 2 on Kindle after downloading and reading the freebie short story from Smashwords) and I need to dive into that Ashok Banker Ramayana set that Tooker recommended.  Oh, and I have Three Musketeers on my Kindle because it was free and I haven't read it yet.  

Gah, I'd love to have that Black Jewels Trilogy on my Kindle too but it's not available in Kindle format.  Argh!
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« Reply #1114 on: January 07, 2012, 09:54:03 PM »
Thanks again for the feedback Dincrest.

As a side note on that I apologize for the wonky formatting of the Metamorpher dialog in the book. It's supposed to be in a special font format called Orbitron but FIPB has been having major issues getting the dashed text to justify, let alone the font to show. XP *sigh* At least the print version should look less scatter-shot...

Question for everyone- After fiddling around with Katawa Shoujo I find myself in the mood for a romance book. Not like hard core or anything. Just something, for lack of a better word 'cute'. The kind of relationship you can silently cheer for while turning the pages. And if it ends tragically (don't spoil XD ) I won't mind, so no reason to exclude those from any suggestions. Any books like that? ^_^ Thanks~.
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« Reply #1115 on: January 10, 2012, 06:01:38 PM »
Just finished reading The Hunger Games.

I'm so depressed.

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« Reply #1116 on: January 10, 2012, 09:35:18 PM »
I'm about halfway through 2666. I'm really enjoying it so far. The fourth section is a mixture of hilarity (random Mexican dude breaking into churches, pissing on pews and shitting everywhere) and awfulness (dozens of women vaginally and anally raped).
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« Reply #1117 on: January 10, 2012, 11:33:00 PM »
Just started Michael Chrichton's second (last?) posthumous book, Micro.  It's OK, but I feel like it'll be exactly like every other book he wrote.  Dude was entertaining, but predictable.
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« Reply #1118 on: January 14, 2012, 11:15:09 AM »
Just got done plowing through the 20th anniversary edition of Heir to the Empire. As boring, pointless, and INCREDIBLY Jedi-centric as the Star Wars expanded universe has become, it's nice to jump back into something that feels like old school Star Wars again. The annotations were really interesting, and the bonus Thrawn story at the end kicked ass. I'm hoping they do something similar with Dark Force Rising and The Last Command, although I'm not counting on it.

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« Reply #1119 on: January 14, 2012, 01:03:00 PM »
Finished Micro, and I'm happy to say that in addition to being entertaining, Crichton managed to surprise me a few times.  Random Crichton note - if you haven't read his The Great Train Robbery, it's very good.
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« Reply #1120 on: January 14, 2012, 02:09:56 PM »
Just finished reading The Hunger Games.

I'm so depressed.

The 1st one or the whole thing?

I have zwei und drei waiting for me.

Oh Katniss, when you find what you are looking for?!

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« Reply #1121 on: January 14, 2012, 05:51:42 PM »
Just finished reading The Hunger Games.

I'm so depressed.

The 1st one or the whole thing?

I have zwei und drei waiting for me.

Oh Katniss, when you find what you are looking for?!

The first one. I don't know if I'll read the other two. I kind of like the idea of the story ending right there, very bittersweet.

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Re: Book Thread Continued
« Reply #1122 on: January 14, 2012, 06:36:00 PM »
Kind of like how we ended....


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« Reply #1123 on: January 14, 2012, 06:38:57 PM »
Kind of like how we ended....



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« Reply #1124 on: January 16, 2012, 11:23:58 AM »
Star, I heard the second and third books in the series pale in comparison to the first. You might be on to something.

I'm now over 300 pages in to The Black Jewels Trilogy, and still loving it. The characters are all very neutral, which I love. There is no good and bad. There is an underlying tension to the whole thing which I just know is leading up to something BIG. I can't friggin' wait. I haven't been this into a book in awhile. Highly recommended.
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