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« Reply #690 on: October 26, 2010, 11:25:36 PM »

anyone here have any thoughts on the Wheel of Time series?
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« Reply #691 on: October 27, 2010, 01:09:42 AM »

I like it a lot.  However, it really starts dragging around book... 7 or 8, I think?  Thankfully, it picks up again a few books later, but that's still like a couple of thousand pages or so.

The new author who picked it up after Jordan died did an outstanding job.  Some of the characters finally grew up in ways that they really needed to, but Jordan had been dragging his feet on.  I think the second to last book comes out next month.
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« Reply #692 on: October 27, 2010, 07:54:12 AM »

Atlas Shrugged. An okay book.

Ayn Rand quite clearly needed a good few kicks in the teeth though.
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« Reply #693 on: October 27, 2010, 08:04:52 AM »

She needed more than a few kicks in the teeth.  And it's scary how popular her books are...though it does make complete sense in the current climate that we live in.
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« Reply #694 on: October 27, 2010, 10:50:28 AM »

I want to tackle that terry goodkind sword of truth series some day.


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No, you really don't. :P  Just read "Anthem" by Ayn Rand, it's the same bullshit but much shorter.

I'll take a pass on that. I read Fountainhead by her and that was enough
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« Reply #695 on: October 27, 2010, 06:27:49 PM »

Started reading Amulet by Roberto Bolano.  I'm happy to have a professor that appreciates Bolano as much as I do.  Very short novel.  I also have to read The Hour of the Star by Clarice Lispector for class.
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« Reply #696 on: October 29, 2010, 01:17:06 AM »

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No, you really don't. :P Just read "Anthem" by Ayn Rand, it's the same bullshit but much shorter.

I read that for school.
it was bleh
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« Reply #697 on: October 30, 2010, 02:18:55 PM »

Just finished reading Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett and The One Kingdom by Sean Russell.

Unseen Academicals disappointed me. It was a good book but lacked that certain something that a lot of the other books had.

I was not expecting much after reading the back of The One Kingdom but once I started I could not put it down.
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« Reply #698 on: October 30, 2010, 08:36:43 PM »

Since the last time I posted, I've read a couple of books in Korean. Currently reading Coffee Prince (since I liked the drama,) and if I wasn't busy, I'd be done with it by now. Also reading the second Full Metal Panic light novel.
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« Reply #699 on: October 30, 2010, 10:31:13 PM »

Reading Mistborn by the guy that took over for Robert Jordan. I really like his writing style and might...just might...pick back up the wheel of time series
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« Reply #700 on: October 31, 2010, 01:00:43 AM »

Reading Mistborn by the guy that took over for Robert Jordan. I really like his writing style and might...just might...pick back up the wheel of time series

See my comments higher up on this page. :)
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« Reply #701 on: November 01, 2010, 12:17:35 AM »

I like it a lot.  However, it really starts dragging around book... 7 or 8, I think?  Thankfully, it picks up again a few books later, but that's still like a couple of thousand pages or so.

The new author who picked it up after Jordan died did an outstanding job.  Some of the characters finally grew up in ways that they really needed to, but Jordan had been dragging his feet on.  I think the second to last book comes out next month.

Thanks for the thoughts.

I probably wouldn't read the whole series, but the 1st books are supposed to be solid.

I'm frequently let down by long series... Riverworld, Dark Tower
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« Reply #702 on: November 01, 2010, 12:46:06 AM »

I like it a lot.  However, it really starts dragging around book... 7 or 8, I think?  Thankfully, it picks up again a few books later, but that's still like a couple of thousand pages or so.

The new author who picked it up after Jordan died did an outstanding job.  Some of the characters finally grew up in ways that they really needed to, but Jordan had been dragging his feet on.  I think the second to last book comes out next month.

Thanks for the thoughts.

I probably wouldn't read the whole series, but the 1st books are supposed to be solid.

I'm frequently let down by long series... Riverworld, Dark Tower

I stopped at book 5. I found myself annoyed with the series. With Brandon Sanderson taking over I am interested again. I have read a few of his books and I really like his style.
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« Reply #703 on: November 07, 2010, 09:47:43 AM »

I had a crazy dream that I was wandering through a crazy old bookstore that was filled w/ nothing but awesome Tor brand sci-fi books with amazing cover art
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« Reply #704 on: November 08, 2010, 07:49:06 AM »

Currently reading "Mustaine".  It's not telling me much I didn't already know but it's interesting enough.  Especially about the early days of Metallica and such. Should be finished by the end of the day.
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