[Oct] What Are You Reading?


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DungeonmasterCal said:
Divorce papers.

Heh. Funny - I'm reading that one, too! I don't think much of it.

Apart from that - Stephen Baxter's Ring. I'm about half way through - so far so good. It's the first of his books I've read.

Lined up... Terry Pratchett's Thud! and Gaiman's Anansi Boys, probably closely followed by that Road To Dune book by Anderson and Herbert. Oh, and the third Dark Tower novel by Stephen King. I forget what it's called.

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DungeonmasterCal said:
Divorce papers.

Yeah, I read those a few years ago. It was the best thing I ever did. I hope your situation works out for the best.

ddvmor said:
Oh, and the third Dark Tower novel by Stephen King. I forget what it's called.

The Waste Lands. One of the best in the series.


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The Labryinth of Evil, by James Luceno. I was re-reading 'The Deed of Paksenarrion' by Elizabeth Moon, but a friend *insisted* I read 'Labryinth' because it was *awesome* or some such thing.

'Labryinth' isn't bad thus far. It more or less just explains situations we come across in 'Revenge of the Sith', filling up the narrative corners, as it were.


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I just finished Elaine Cunningham's COUNSELORS AND KINGS trilogy, and I'm not 100% sure what I'll grab next. I'd like to tackle PARADISE LOST, but that's hardly something I can bring on the train with me (I have the Riversdie edition; I bought it - cheap! - a few years back). I also can only read about two pages at night before I fall asleep.

So.... I might give UNFINISHED TALES another try, though I suspect I should go back and read The Trilogy again before that.


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CCamfield said:
The Pyrates, by George Macdonald Fraser (who has written the many-volumed Flashman series). A pastiche of swashbuckler books and films, a fun romp so far that winks at various swashbuckler stereotypes and so on. Fun stuff.

I had a lot of fun with this book several years ago. Yes, a pastiche, but a good pastiche, very loving of the genre. The end kinda fizzles out, but the bit where the orchestra reaches for the Korngold music in the middle of the duel always brings me to giggles! :p

Recently finished Frankenstein (Mary Shelley) and Northanger Abbey (Jane Austen) as I continue to get notes and mood for my Regency Magica project; I'll probably take on Goethe's Faustus next, unless I try Maturin's nearly-unreadable Melmoth the Wanderer. ;_

Oh, and read, on the lighter side, High Spirits by Robertson Davies and will soon start my annual reading of Ray Bradbury's October Country.

Happy Hallowe'en and Festive Samhain ;)


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Just bought a used copy of At The Mountains of Madness. I started reading it last night.

Just the novella, or the short story collection of the same name?

I never finished the novella...need too.


I just started Anansi Boys last night

Is that in fact a semi-sequal to American Gods?


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Right now, I'm reading "Sharpe's Tiger" by Bernard Cornwell. After that, either some Conan stories (the new-ish collection from Del Rey) or maybe "American Gods" by Neil Gaiman.


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Already finished "Marque and Reprisal". Extremely good book, especially if you like Traveller-style sf.

Now starting "The Hawk Eternal" by David Gemmell. I liked the first book of th series a lot, so I think I'll like this one.


Michael Slade's Bed of Nails, a sort of horror/police procedural (only instead of just any old police force, it's the section of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police that hunts down serial killers).




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Since I'm taking classes this fall, I don't have time to read to pleasure. I guess I could list my school books, since I have to read those.

Writing Fiction by Burroway
Short Fiction by someone I can't remember
And some HUGE coffee-table Wine book.

Once the semester is over, I'll read Knife of Dreams by Robert Jordan. If I have time after finishing that before the spring semester starts, I'll probably re-read The Cleric Quintet by R.A. Salvatore.



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Finished "Perdido Street Station" by China Miéville wich was a good read - not spectacular - but soild.
Also finished "The Rule of Four" by Ian Caldwell & Dustin Thomason.
A book in the spirit of "The Da Vinci Code" but better. A highly enjoyable read!



I am about halfway through Michael Flynn's Lodestar. I bought the book for a dollar and it is a hardcore science fiction novel. I threatened to stop reading it twenty times because there is a large number of characters that the book follows. Not the best science fiction book that I have read but far from the worst.

I ordered the grab bags from the Science Fiction Book Club earlier this week so I can't wait to see what I get. This time they had a grab bag for science fiction and another one for fantasty. I ordered both since each had three books for $9.99. I love grab bags :)

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Actually reading two books simultaneously:

Eragon, by Christopher Paolini, in preparation for reading the sequel Eldest.

Fitzpatricks's War, by Theodore Judson. A sci-fi novel, set in the twenty-sixth century of earth. Interesting read so far.

In a week or two, I'll be picking up Knife of Dreams.

Also currently reading through Star Wars d20 in preparation for an upcoming campaign.

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Merlion said:
Just the novella, or the short story collection of the same name?

I never finished the novella...need too.

The short story collection. With the absence of good programming on TV, I'm likely to finish it and start reading it again this weekend.


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"Elegy for a Lost Star" by Elizabeth Hayden. However, I'm just about done with it, so I plan to read through the "A Storm of Swords" by George R. R. Martin. After that, I have "Frankenstein" by Dean Koontz waiting in the wings.

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