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« Reply #1200 on: May 05, 2012, 10:44:23 PM »

i finished clash of kings last weekend. i took a break from reading this past week to focus on xenoblade. i've got catching fire sitting in front of me and william gibson's monalisa overdrive. i think i'll probably start catching fire though cause those books are a quicker read than gibson.

i think i read the last two dune book primarily to see how leto's plan unfolds. still tempted to give brian herbert a try.
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« Reply #1201 on: May 09, 2012, 11:04:45 AM »

I'm well into clash of kings. enjoying it.
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« Reply #1202 on: May 09, 2012, 11:38:28 AM »

About 100 pages into The Hunger Games. My main question at this point is why the tributes are so young. Why 12-18 year olds? Why not 18-24 year olds? It's just so...wrong. Maybe it gets explained later? I haven't gotten to the actual "games" part yet but my mind roils at the thought of these young kids bludgeoning each other to death. I'm sure the book will spare us the details(or maybe it wont?), but I'm disturbed nonetheless. Despite this, I remain curious as to how this is going to play out so I will keep on reading.
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« Reply #1203 on: May 09, 2012, 12:57:22 PM »

I'm about 2/3 of the way through the final Hunger Games book, Grim, and here's what I'd say.  The whole point of the Games is to remind the districts that they are completely under the control of the capital, and that they only live because the capital allows them to - even their children.  The fact that people that age are less likely to have children of their own may play into it as well, but if so, it's never really discussed.
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« Reply #1204 on: May 09, 2012, 01:27:56 PM »

I'm sure the book will spare us the details(or maybe it wont?)

Won't!

Can I ask a general question to those that have read all the Game of Throne books (notice how few people actually call it A Song of Ice and Fire now?):

As the story goes on... does it grow or does it feel like you're being led along like one was with Lost (bad example, probably)? What I mean is that do plotlines get resolved or does it feel like shit is being made up and there's no real plan? Spoiler free answers please!

I was reading the blurb on the back of Clash of Kings. "...the forbidding shores of Winterfell."

uh...
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« Reply #1205 on: May 11, 2012, 02:25:16 AM »

125(?) pages into The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. It's very.. information heavy, but I shouldn't be all that surprised after the movie.

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« Reply #1206 on: May 11, 2012, 02:32:20 PM »

Got to chapter 20 of the final Hunger Games book and gave up on it.  Looked up a website with chapter summaries and finished the book that way.  I know different folks feel differently, but if I were telling someone about the series, I'd tell them to read the first book and skip the other two.

Now back to the Mistborn books.  I'm about 1/3 of the way through book 3.  I feel better knowing there's a new sequel set hundreds of years in the future, because at the moment, I could see this book ending with the whole world dying off...
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« Reply #1207 on: May 11, 2012, 03:03:51 PM »

Got to chapter 20 of the final Hunger Games book and gave up on it.  Looked up a website with chapter summaries and finished the book that way.  I know different folks feel differently, but if I were telling someone about the series, I'd tell them to read the first book and skip the other two.

Now back to the Mistborn books.  I'm about 1/3 of the way through book 3.  I feel better knowing there's a new sequel set hundreds of years in the future, because at the moment, I could see this book ending with the whole world dying off...

Yeah, shit gets real in book 3. Super intense and cataclysmic feeling.

And Yoda, as far as Song of Ice and Fire, a little of both. Plots get resolved, but it kinda feels like he is just making shit up as he goes.

Also, that map of Winterfell doesn't extend far enough east or west, as I believe it refers to Winterfell as a country, not just the city. If you go north west a bit you would indeed reach a sea/ocean. This can be seen by the fact that if you go even further north and reach The Wall the shore can be seen at the ends of the wall.
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« Reply #1208 on: May 12, 2012, 08:50:41 PM »

Oh man lol, Clash of Kings

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« Reply #1209 on: May 13, 2012, 12:04:00 PM »

Oh man lol, Clash of Kings

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« Reply #1210 on: May 13, 2012, 12:22:47 PM »

Got to chapter 20 of the final Hunger Games book and gave up on it.  Looked up a website with chapter summaries and finished the book that way.  I know different folks feel differently, but if I were telling someone about the series, I'd tell them to read the first book and skip the other two.

Now back to the Mistborn books.  I'm about 1/3 of the way through book 3.  I feel better knowing there's a new sequel set hundreds of years in the future, because at the moment, I could see this book ending with the whole world dying off...

i just finished the second book last night. it didn't really go were i thought it was going to go at all, so i give it praise for not being totally predictable. i thought the end was satisfying even if it sorta threw everything in your lap on the last five pages but it sorta had me immersed like i was katniss getting all this info at once going wtf?

i really love dystopian future novels though so perhaps i'm biased. my favorite dystopian novel so far is "this perfect day" by ira levin the same guy who wrote rosemary's baby.
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« Reply #1211 on: May 14, 2012, 01:02:12 PM »

^if you like dystopian future novels then Hunger Games #3 will tickle you pink. While it does it's own thing and I really liked it, it's a pretty good homage to 1984 in ways.


Ok so I'm about 1/2way through Clash of Kings and I just read:
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The part where Renly was killed by Shadow Link. I'm not sure if I like this direction since so far (yeah I'm only on the 2nd book) this series has been about the political side of things and that's what I was expecting. Yeah sure the one chick hatched some dragons but I didn't think they'd introduce some sort of magic in this way. Please no spoilers that explain what happened!
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« Reply #1212 on: May 15, 2012, 07:53:23 PM »

Finished Dune. That certainly ended.

Next up is Gravity's Rainbow I guess. Or Castle Gormenghast.
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« Reply #1213 on: May 16, 2012, 11:36:58 AM »

^if you like dystopian future novels then Hunger Games #3 will tickle you pink. While it does it's own thing and I really liked it, it's a pretty good homage to 1984 in ways.


Ok so I'm about 1/2way through Clash of Kings and I just read:
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The part where Renly was killed by Shadow Link. I'm not sure if I like this direction since so far (yeah I'm only on the 2nd book) this series has been about the political side of things and that's what I was expecting. Yeah sure the one chick hatched some dragons but I didn't think they'd introduce some sort of magic in this way. Please no spoilers that explain what happened!

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i think that by the end of the first book it sorta implies magic is coming back slowly and i think this the first hard evidence aside from the dragons hatching. i'm not sure when or who says it (so i'm sorry if this is too spoilery) but someone says that when the dragons are reborn magic comes with them whether that is truth or opinion of a character they sorta leave it for you to decide.
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« Reply #1214 on: May 16, 2012, 03:26:14 PM »

I just got to Part II of The Hunger Games. Right after they announce
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that 2 people from the same district can win without having to kill each other. It appears to be an obvious setup for things to come, but I'm not so sure
The book has gotten progressively better, and I'm pretty much hooked at this point. I just need to find the time to sit down and plow through it.
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