Sat, 28th Jun '03, 4:14pm
The Magehound by Elaine Cunningham. Quite interesting.
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Sat, 28th Jun '03, 4:14pm
The Magehound by Elaine Cunningham. Quite interesting.
Sun, 29th Jun '03, 5:12am
I just got the first book of the Wheel of Time saga. Jeez what a tedious read! Then again it's not a very good idea to read 9 books at once. Everything becomes "tedious"
Sun, 29th Jun '03, 12:34pm
I just finished tad williams sorrow, thorn...
now i'm reading the Silent blade by R.A Salvatore :thumb:
Mon, 30th Jun '03, 12:40am
Word of advice about the Wheel of Time: Stop while you like it! And if you think it's tedious by the 1st book you will hate the 10th... one-thousand pages where nothing at happens. I used to be a big WoT fan (I love the characters) but it's looking as though it'll never end now.
As for myself I just finally got around to reading A Thousand Orcs by R.A. Salvatore -- wicked good! :D
Tue, 1st Jul '03, 3:18pm
I have just finished The Adversary by Julian May and have started on The Bone Dolls Twin, which is quite brilliant.
Tue, 1st Jul '03, 9:34pm
Shadows of Doom by Greenwood. Elminster with no magic. Should be fun.
Tue, 1st Jul '03, 10:53pm
I've just finished Queens' Play by Dorothy Dunnett which is the 2nd book in a 6 book series. The main protaganist, Francis Crawford, is probably my favourite character from a book. I also finished Neuromancer by William Gibson and Lord of the Flies by Golding recently.
I now only have 7 books waiting to be read... and if I can find a copy of the new Harry Potter that I don't have to pay for then it will be 8.
Sun, 6th Jul '03, 12:48pm
Finished 'the hand of chaos', will now be moving on to 'into the labyrinth', after this only one more to go :thumb:
Sun, 6th Jul '03, 2:48pm
I just finished the new Harry Potter and am about to start on Battleaxe by Sara someone.
Sun, 6th Jul '03, 5:56pm
Finished HP 1, 2, and 3. Started #4 and already half-way through... :( At least I have #5 left.
Sun, 6th Jul '03, 6:53pm
Just got the new HP book a few days ago and it's OK so far........I just don't like the way the characters have turned out so far(I'm somewhere around page 180).
I plan on starting the second book in the Wheel of Time once I find it. The book shops around here aren't well stocked.
Mon, 7th Jul '03, 2:09am
American gods from Neil Gaiman. A very good work, though I liked his Smoke and Mirrors better. Smoke and Mirrors is fantastic, one of the best books that I've red in the last few years. All in all, Gaiman rocks! :D
Tue, 8th Jul '03, 4:16pm
The Seven Conflicts (a marriage help book)
Conan the Valiant
The Spine of the World (really need to get better with my FR trivia, and this was on sale).
Note ... after buying Spine of the World, I noticed it was a sequel "The Silent Blade". Can anyone give me a 2 min overview of that book so I'm not clueless here?
Wed, 9th Jul '03, 4:25am
Jester and Road To Perdition
Wed, 9th Jul '03, 5:23am
at the moment im reading The Thousand Orcs again since ive read every other book i own(400 or so) at least 2 times. Mathetais its really worth reading Silent Blade,I did the same thing as u and then went back and got Silent Blade and its worth it.
Wed, 9th Jul '03, 5:23am
@Mathetais - Well the events in The Silent Blade are mostly irrelevant to Spine of the World, I guess more to the point is have you read any of the many other previous books in the series. Assuming you have not, here is the basics of what has happened previously that is significant in terms of Spine of the World. If you don't want spoilers for several books stop reading.
Wulfgar, your stereotypical mighty barbarian warrior complete with magic returning war hammer, and his adventuring buddies had several successful adventures before Wulfgar decided to marry Catti-brie, the lone female member of the group. Wulfgar was having doubts about having a wife who did not meet the barbarian norm which seems to be a nice little housewife who does nothing except cook and clean. At this point a bunch of Drow attack and during the underground battle Wulfgar "died" fighting a demon when he collapsed a few tons of rock on himself. Several books later it is discovered that in fact Wulfgar did not die but was taken to hell when the demon gated out of harms way. Lloth traded Wulfgar to Errtu, a demon whom Wulfgar and friends had previously defeated. Errtu tortured Wulfgar for several years, including the use of shape shifting demons who took the form of Wulfgar's friends. Eventually Wulfgar's friends rescued him but Wulfgar's sanity was somewhat gone by this point. After almost harming Catti-brie, Wulfgar decided that he was too much a danger to his friends and left them to drink himself into an early grave in Luskan. He got a job as a bouncer, made a new friend in a thug by the name of Morik the Rogue, and began shacking up with Delly Curtie the rather pathetic doormat of a barmaid at the tavern.
Wed, 9th Jul '03, 7:06pm
Wow - you should think about doing synopses professionally. That was pretty good.
Oh, and still trying to wade my way through Great Expectations . :bang:
Thu, 10th Jul '03, 4:25pm
JSBB that is a great synopsis! Thanks. I read the original IWD trilogy a long time ago, when they were first published iirc. Haven't touched a FR book since.
So far so good. After this barbarian kick passes, I might turn to King Arthur again ....
Fri, 11th Jul '03, 4:13am
Book 10 of The Wheel of Time. hopefully there won't be any more published before I forget about them
Fri, 11th Jul '03, 2:37pm
The unfinished Tales, by Tolkien. Am I strange because I like cross-referenccing Tolkien, doing translation comprsions and other stuff like that?
RotKU, I recognize Artemis Fowl easuily because I love those books :D
Also, I just read Firewall by Andy McNabb... It's set in Finland, and more weirdly, in the town I was visiting :D
Fri, 11th Jul '03, 2:43pm
A three second overview of The Silent Blade: It sucks! Badly.
At the moment I am reading Enchanter and have found a whole new author to keep me occupied :D
Fri, 11th Jul '03, 2:50pm
THIS EXACT MINUTE 10:49pm 11 July 2003 +10 EST
I hold in my hand "Shadow's Witness" by Paul S. Kemp.
Fri, 11th Jul '03, 3:35pm
A three second overview of The Silent Blade: It sucks! Badly LMAO :lol:
Honestly, I was underwhelmed with the Spine of the World too (just finished it on the train this morning). I was looking for some real FR depth, but there were no dieties mentioned, only Luskan and some Daleland for geography ... can someone think of a better FR book?
Sat, 12th Jul '03, 12:46am
Great FR books: Spellfire, Masquerade, The Crystal Shard and a few others.
Currenly reading The Longest Way Home by Robert Silverberg. About halfway through and it's beginning to drag a bit.
Sat, 12th Jul '03, 1:28pm
Math, if you haven't already go with The Avatar Trilogy. Lots and lots of info there. Also Crucible: The Trials of Cyric the Mad may be interesting for info on gods.
Sat, 12th Jul '03, 4:46pm
Halfway throught the final part of the death gate cycle now, just 200 pages to go and the about 2100 pages series will be finished.
Tue, 15th Jul '03, 7:34am
I just read all the way through the manual for Heroes of Might and Magic 4, and now I'm back to reading the Baldur's Gate 2 book. :rolling:
Tue, 15th Jul '03, 3:36pm
Math, if you haven't already go with The Avatar Trilogy. Thanks, I'll pick that up next!
Right now I am reading "The Christian Counter-Culture: Studies on the Sermon on the Mount" By John R.W. Stott. :holy: :good:
Tue, 15th Jul '03, 7:58pm
I have now moved on to Pride and Prejudice . But on a happier note, The new Orson Scott Card book has finally come out in paperback: Shadow Puppets !!!
Tue, 15th Jul '03, 9:35pm
Cloak of Shadows, also by Greenwood. It's actually quite interesting. Malaugrym trying to kill Elminster.
Tue, 15th Jul '03, 10:26pm
@ Falstaff - I am reading Shadow Puppets right now. Pretty good, but I still can't find anything he writes that is as riveting as Ender's Game.
Wed, 16th Jul '03, 4:12pm
At the minute, I'm reading 3 books
1. Black Hawk down
2. WIlt on high (by Tom Sharpe)
3. The truth by Terry Pratchett
After these, I will have no books cos all mine are packed away for when we move.
Eight weeks with nothing to read!!
Wed, 16th Jul '03, 7:58pm
Pillars of Creation by Terry Goodkind. I hope its spelt right
Wed, 16th Jul '03, 8:18pm
@dmc - True, true - as good as the "shadow" series is, it cannot hold up to the one that started it all... However, the Children of the Mind was pretty darned good.
Anyways - finished Pride and Prejudice, reading The Thousand Orcs as well as Wuthering Heights. Very exciting
Thu, 17th Jul '03, 1:33am
Return of the Shadow...by JRR Tolkien and compiled by Christopher Tolkien...At the risk of sounding like a king dork, I know the next 4 books I'll read...
1-Baldur's Gate 2: Throne of Bhaal
2-Lord of Stormweather
3-Gilead's Blood (a Warhammer novel, but it looks pretty cool)
4-The Thousand Orcs
Thu, 17th Jul '03, 4:58am
im reading saga of old city by gary grygax(sp) and winters heart by robert jordan again
Thu, 17th Jul '03, 10:03am
Reading daughter of the drow by elaine cunningham.
Thu, 17th Jul '03, 4:24pm
While I were away I finished Darksword Saga. The last book was strange (but good) mix of good fantasy, science fiction and time travelling.
I started Servant of the Shard, and so far it has been quite good.
Thu, 17th Jul '03, 7:58pm
Just started reading the most recent Robert Jordan WoT book just because it exists and I've read all the others.
After that I'm finishing Dorothy Dunnett's Lymond Chronicles.
Thu, 17th Jul '03, 8:02pm
i thought the last book of the darksword series was pathetic, it had tanks in it for crying out loud.
Fri, 18th Jul '03, 1:12am
I also thought so when I was reading third book, but it changed interesting, because it's so different.
Fri, 18th Jul '03, 10:27am
I am suffering from the fact that I have read and re-read all my books countless of times... and I a) have no access to the library ue to unpaid fines and b) cam't afford new books.
Thus, I suffer.
But the last book I read was Maskerade by Terry Pratchett.... go Pratchett!
Fri, 18th Jul '03, 5:47pm
I'm currently re-reading the Chicks in Chainmail series. "Chicks in Chainmail", "Chicks & Chained Males", "The Chick is in the Mail", and "Did you say Chicks?!" It's about all the intellectual stimulation my brain can handle right now and so funny! All titles available for purchase from SP too. ;)
Fri, 18th Jul '03, 6:13pm
@ harkle:i never even finshed it, i couldnt take it anymore so i just put it back on the bookshelf halfway through.
Sat, 19th Jul '03, 12:53pm
I have just finished The Outsiders, why does my school seem to have an obsession with giving us really sad books that involve the main characters dying?
Anyhow, really good book.
Sat, 19th Jul '03, 2:51pm
James Clavell's Shogun.
Saga of epic proportions on 17th century Japan. Long but worth every bit (and any sleepless night spent on it).
Tue, 22nd Jul '03, 10:41pm
The Light Fantastic :D
'Oh. Do you think there is anything to eat in this forest?'
'Yes' said the wizard bitterly, 'us.'
'I've got some acorns, if you like,' said the tree helpfully.
They sat in damp silence for some moments.
'Rincewind, the tree said -'
'Trees can't talk,' snapped Rincewind. 'It`s very important to remember that.'
'But you just heard -'
Rincewind sighed. 'Look,' he said. 'It`s all down to simple biology, isn`t it? If you`re going to talk you need the right equipment, like lungs and lips and, and -'
'Vocal chords,' said the tree.
'Yeah them,' said Rincewind. He shut up and stared gloomily at the rain. :lol: :lol:
Tue, 22nd Jul '03, 10:51pm
Tales from the Vulgar Unicorn, edited by Robert Asprin.
Thu, 24th Jul '03, 6:37am
Kralizek, I love that book. Be sure to read Tai-Pan, Gaijin and Noble Huse too... in that order, to keep things from going messy and spoiley....
re-reading Exile. Just re-read Thornhold. Also re-read the SIlent Blade skipping all the non-Entreri parts....
Bored. Need books.
Thu, 24th Jul '03, 1:58pm
@JSBB: Have you read Lynn Abbey's latest, Sanctuary? I can't wait for the next anthology (Turning Point, iirc) to be out in paperback, come December. :roll:
Thieves' World DEFINITELY survived our recent library-minimization efforts.
Fri, 25th Jul '03, 3:14pm
@Rallymama - No I have not read it yet. I took the first four Thieves World novels out from the public library well over a decade ago but my library did not have any of the later novels.
I enjoyed them but I was still a student (and unemployed) at the time and I didn't have the money to buy books. I recently found a second hand copy of the first three books on e-bay and bought it. It looks like I will soon be hunting for the rest of the series as well.
Sat, 26th Jul '03, 12:51am
God Emperor Of Dune (Frank Herbert)
Count Zerro (Gibson)
Dragonbone Chair/Throne(?) (Tad Williams)
Sat, 26th Jul '03, 4:29am
The Silent Blade, definately not "rubbish", none of Salvatores writing should ever be considered even close to being anywhere near to being anything at all even remotely rubbish... I just couldnt help but babble on about that because his books are so good.
Sat, 26th Jul '03, 11:44am
I am having fyun cross-referencing Tolkien. I think I need professional help... :/
Sun, 27th Jul '03, 5:11pm
Life of Pi, by Yann Martel
Sun, 27th Jul '03, 8:34pm
@Kovalis: :evil: :good:
"A Game of Thrones" by George R.R. Martin. I just begun reading it, so I cannot judge it.
On my way to work, I'm reading a book about germany's political system. Just refreshing the basics...
Mon, 28th Jul '03, 2:38pm
The colour of magic, Terry pratchett.
My first Discworld novel and I'm enjoying it so far, Death is hilarious :D
Tue, 29th Jul '03, 8:56pm
I finished Servant of the Shard, it was a good book, but I liked The Spine of the World more. There are some things I hate in Salvatore's books: first is that there are too many fights and every single strike is detailed. Second is using (A)D&D terms. It sounded so stupid when Entreri and Jarlaxle got into "random encounter". I want to read a book, not a game.
Anyways, I'm still reading FR books, this time Cunningham's Tangled Webs.
Wed, 30th Jul '03, 2:52am
@ Harkle -- You know it's kind of funny. I always admired how R.A. Salvatore could actually write the stroke by stroke battles. As a writer, I've found that I've never ever understood how to write battles like that. When I write fights my style is much more of a David Eddings approach. But it's pretty interesting because it was Tolkein's numerous battles that turned me off of the Lord of the Rings. I couldn't understand them at all and they just seemed too long and confusing. It was nice seeing the battles on tv because I could actually make sense of them. So I guess my question to you is, do you find that you really like Tolkein's battles since you don't like Salvatore's at all?
Wed, 30th Jul '03, 2:06pm
Hmm... I read 'Bartleby the Scribe' by Melville yesterday.
Thu, 31st Jul '03, 9:57am
Yes, I liked Tolkien's battles. Salvatore's problem is that his battles repeat themself too much. I've heard bad things about Edding's battles, but I haven't read his books yet. Maybe I should, and after that Salvatore's could look better.
Thu, 31st Jul '03, 8:04pm
Trying to read Wuthering Heights. If you have a gun, please shoot me and put me out of my misery.
Thu, 31st Jul '03, 8:24pm
Italian language manual.
Thu, 31st Jul '03, 8:41pm
A strange, dark voice somewhere in the depths of my mind tells me that this particular post will go on forever because people will always be reading books. I have already posted like 4 books. Right now I am reading the Spine of the World. I just finished the Silent Blade.
Chevalier Mal Fet
Thu, 31st Jul '03, 9:24pm
Good books, those. Salvatore is one of my favorite authors. I just finished reading my 25th book written by him. Now I've moved onto a book called "The Summoning". Also a FR book.
Fri, 1st Aug '03, 2:15am
The Vampire: The Masquerade rulebook.
Fri, 1st Aug '03, 8:04am
Taking a break from Wuthering Heights.
Now diving into Waiting for Godot.
Fri, 1st Aug '03, 11:03am
Frankenstein, and Macbeth, in order to finish my GCSE coursework. How I hate these tales!
Fri, 1st Aug '03, 1:15pm
Finished the colour of magic, now reading Dragons of autumn twilight.
Fri, 1st Aug '03, 4:25pm
Currently not reading anything, I'm waiting on the sequel to A Game of Thrones. And that while I have book 3 (both parts) already in my shelves. :(
Sat, 2nd Aug '03, 4:36pm
What do you mean you hate Frankenstein? It is really quite brilliant.
Anyhow, I just finished reading Tear of the Gods, just started reading Starman, and am going to read Dune.
Chevalier Mal Fet
Sun, 3rd Aug '03, 7:12am
Starman is good. I read that whole series when I was stuck in Colorado after the junior olympics due to bad weather.
And you hate MacBeth, Daie? But Shakespeare is wonderful! I love all of his works, personally.
I am in a very boring place right now, so reading keeps me going. I have read two books in as many days and bought three more today. Currently starting "The Seige", yet another FR book.
Tue, 5th Aug '03, 3:56pm
I finished this weekend The dragons of the Autumn twilight, and from the Legacy of the Drow the fourth book. Awesome :cool:
Tue, 5th Aug '03, 6:57pm
I am reading my star Wars books again... I, Jedi by Michael A. Stackpole was the first on for its approxinaltely fiftieth re-read, followed by the X-Wing series... i am in the middle of the Starfighters of Adumar by Aaron Allston.
I also have just read a Thousand Orcs. I don't really have an opinion yet.... but I like that Tu'an or whatever guy....
Tue, 5th Aug '03, 7:41pm
I'm re-reading my discworld books (in no particular order though). I'm reading reaper man at the moment.
Tue, 5th Aug '03, 7:55pm
Just started reading Terry Brooks Jerle Shannarra trilogy. Not very taxing so far but enjoyable.
Wed, 6th Aug '03, 12:28am
Wheel Of Time book 4
Quite good accually.
off topic:If you transfomed an Aeil to BG2 what class would he be?
Wed, 6th Aug '03, 4:27am
Reading a storm of swords right now, could never get into the wheel of time books, wayyyyyyyyyyyyy to wordy. Read up to the 6th book and just quit after it took 30 pages to describe a short horse ride. Im not joking.
Wed, 6th Aug '03, 8:35pm
I read the most recent book in the WOT series and I couldn't believe how little happened in it - Robert Jordan has to pick up the pace.
offtopic: An Aiel would probably be a barbarian/monk.
Wed, 6th Aug '03, 8:50pm
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight - by Unknown - Translated into modern English by J.R.R. Tolkien.
:yot: Oh, and I would say that the Aiel probably fit best as kensai.
Wed, 6th Aug '03, 10:58pm
That is my sole problem with Jordan, he desperately needs an editor. His massive books only have about 300 pages worth of plot in them. They could easiely shave 200 pages off of most of them without losing a thing and still being very descriptive.
Thu, 7th Aug '03, 6:26am
i just read the rules of play and am begining the shadow of prey by john sandford, pretty good books so far even considering the fact that i dont like most books like them. have to admit my uncle has a good taste in books, but then i suppose he has nothing else to do since hes a truck driver
Thu, 7th Aug '03, 1:23pm
All Shadows Fled by Greenwood. The first book of the series was awful. The second one was pretty good, as it the third (this one).
Thu, 7th Aug '03, 1:40pm
Robert: I think Kensai would be very close, although you'd have to substitute swords for spears. Otherwise a simple fighter or ranger.
Instead of waiting for book 2, I'm going to start in Through the Darkness by Harry Turtledove. Don't know if it's any good, but we'll see.
Thu, 7th Aug '03, 2:14pm
I love Turtledove's Darkness series - I really can't wait for #5 to be out in paperback.
As usual, the library purge/packing process has inspired me to reread some old favorites. Elizabeth Scarborough's Song of Sorcery and its follow-ons are the current targets.
Thu, 7th Aug '03, 9:32pm
I have the second part of the New Jedi Order: Force Heretic under read now... I know the third part is out as well so I'll get it asap as well.
The New Jedii Order books are strange... and the single worst Salvatore I have read is the book that starts NJO, the Vector Prime :D
Thu, 7th Aug '03, 11:24pm
Are those starwars books in order with the movies or what, I read 'attack of the clones' by salvatore but it was exactly the same as the movie.
Now reading 'Dragons of Winter Night'
First book of the dragonlance trilogy was quite a nice read.
Fri, 8th Aug '03, 11:28pm
I am reading the first book in Turtledove's World War series. It seems very promising. I have always wondered how the nazis would fare against lizards from space ;) .
Sat, 9th Aug '03, 12:04am
The World at War Series is fantastic, Turtledove I believe is at his best when doing such grandsweeping series focusing mostly on the little guy caught up in it. Highly recommend this and His Civil War series.
Sat, 9th Aug '03, 9:11pm
Just finished shadow puppets by Orson Scott Card. We're back on track after the mediocre shadow of the hegemon.
Just started Memory, Sorrow and Thorn by Tad Williams, so far so good (anyone here read it?)
Sun, 10th Aug '03, 6:49am
Yes, I've read Memory, Sorrow and Thorn; it's been a while, but I remember them as being very good. Which one are you on, The Dragonbone Chair?
Sun, 10th Aug '03, 8:12am
I just started on Dune.
Sun, 10th Aug '03, 9:33am
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phonix and Talking With Your Hands, Listining With Your Eyes.
Sun, 10th Aug '03, 11:22am
Currently reading "The Earthsea Quartet" by Ursula Le Guinn. Also reading through Clockwork Orange, the Communist Manifesto and a few others I don't care to name.
I like reading multiple books at once, reading a chapter from each gives time inbetween to fully enjoy the storyline and think about.
Sun, 10th Aug '03, 2:03pm
Yup, about 500 pages into the Dragonbone Chair. It's good but a bit slow-moving. Nevermind, if Otherland is anything to go by, the long-windedness (is that a word?) will be well used to develop the characters. Similarly I expect that the last book would be the one where things REALLY get going...
Mon, 11th Aug '03, 3:17pm
I just finished book 1 of the Erevis Cale trilogy: Twilight Falling.
Damn it was good.
Tue, 12th Aug '03, 3:04pm
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Rowling is quite amazing indeed.
Tue, 12th Aug '03, 5:43pm
Hosts, by F. Paul Wilson (I highly recommend the "Repairman Jack" series, of which this is the latest out in paperback).
Tue, 12th Aug '03, 10:06pm
"Asterix and history" by Rene Van Royen and Sunnyva Van Der Vegt.
Wed, 13th Aug '03, 12:43pm
Book 3 of "A Song of Ice and Fire", "A Storm of Swords". It is disgusting how addictive this series is. ;)
Wed, 13th Aug '03, 1:08pm
Mwahahaha, I got book 2 of a song of Ice and Fire.
[mr burns]Excellent...[/mr burns]
Sat, 16th Aug '03, 6:18pm
Just finished Wheel Of Time book 10 (very disappointed after the pace of the first 9) and started on my first FR book - Return of the Archwizards Book 1 : The Summoning. All due to BG2
Sun, 17th Aug '03, 5:11am
book ten is better than book 8 aldazar. right now im trying to find which book ive read least out of my 1000 or so books and re- read it unless its the darksword series.
Sun, 17th Aug '03, 3:12pm
I guess book 10 just seemed to move a little slow for me, seeming to cover the events of a few days at most even kinda picking up before the end of book 9. Thee one good thing though is that it gives me hope that there's many more books to come in the series yet.
Mon, 18th Aug '03, 4:46am
I'm reading Journey into the Void (Weis-Hickman). It seems like there has been so much time in-between each book that it takes me forever to piece all the characters together)
Just fifnished this book called Grendel (Josh Gardner). More of a Novela but its a funny book based on Beowulf but written from the poit of view of Grendel.
I also just read "Patiotism, the Last Resort of Scoundrels" (can't remeber) a political satire about the birth of our country, very funny also.
Mon, 18th Aug '03, 12:40pm
The Book of Lost Tales, book one of The History of Middle Earth.
Tue, 19th Aug '03, 11:37pm
1-My First FR book, The Thousand Orcs, the first of the Hunter's Blades Trilogy.
2-A book that analyzes dreams. Last night, I had a dream about swimming, so I checked what the book said on the subject. It said that I would soon have success in some undertaking. And it was right! I did all the math homework I had last night during my lunch period! :p
Thu, 21st Aug '03, 10:48pm
im now trying to finish the lord of the rings again, i can never finish the 3rd book :( it must be tolkiens writing style. since i can get any of robert jordans books and he really drags some of them out.
Fri, 22nd Aug '03, 6:07am
Memoirs Of A Geisha by Arthur Golden. Unbelievable.
I don't know how any of you managed to get through any of Robert Jordan's series. Buugh. I think I bought 4-5 of them and got through maybe two.
Fri, 22nd Aug '03, 9:29am
Nearing the end. Soon to invade exile :) I already read Sojourn so i wont do it again.
I must say i imagined Drow to be more cruel and arrogant than these that are in the book. Well, i'll see if they become any more evil :heh:
I'd reply that i'm reading Exile now, but i cant double-post.
Post people, try to keep up with my reading :shake: :spin: :rolling: :borg:
[ August 22, 2003, 14:12: Message edited by: Gothmog4230 ]
Fri, 22nd Aug '03, 11:27pm
lol the drow get more evil as exile moves along, dont worry, later when(or if) you read the paths of darkness series(silent blade, spine of the world, servant of the shard and sea of swords...btw does anyone know if thats out yet? last i checked it wasnt but that was quite a while ago)
Sat, 23rd Aug '03, 12:21am
Yup i also got silent blade&co.
I'll see then :)
And yeah, sea of swords is out... actualy in... my house :grin:
Sat, 23rd Aug '03, 10:00am
Sorry this comes late, but better now than never...
Most of thje Star Wars books are set in the time after the original trilogy. The new Jedi Order starts 20 years after The Return of the Jedi. There is a huge load of biooks for the irst 15 years post-RotJ, then we get a bunch of kiddie books fior the next five years timeline-wise, and then the NJO starts. There are some books that are set just a few years before A New Hope, such as the Han Solo Trilogy (not to be confused with the Han Solo Adventures.... *rolleyes*) but most are post-RotJ.
Gah, I rant.
I am now re-reading more of my SW books again... Onslaught by Michael A. Stackpole is in the works.
I almost cried last night when reading the Dark Empire comics and realizing that someone would later die Star by Star. *sniff*
Gah, sorry about this way too long rant...
Sat, 23rd Aug '03, 5:31pm
I'm just starting my re-read of the entire Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy series by Douglas Adams. Damn funny!
Sat, 23rd Aug '03, 5:35pm
Now reading: A song of fire and Ice: A game of thrones.
Different from what I am used too but I find it refreshing.
Sat, 23rd Aug '03, 11:50pm
It will have you hooked in no time Apeman. Which is a good thing really. ;)
Mon, 25th Aug '03, 3:17pm
Exile finished. I already read Sojourn before.
Done reading Silent Blade as well.
Though there's quite a big gap thats missing between silent blade and Sojourn. Icewind dale is inbetween i know, but something more too. mmm? :confused:
Mon, 25th Aug '03, 11:22pm
I've just finished "Count Zero" by Gibson and I can recommend it. If you've read the Neuromancer, that's it.
Now I'm moving to Heretics of Dune or umberto Ecco's Name of the Rose(?).
Tue, 26th Aug '03, 11:57am
Finished The Spine of the world.
Going on to the Servant of the shard.
Too bad i will read it on my comp becouse german Amazon didnt have it :(
Gotta order it next time, thats all.
Tue, 26th Aug '03, 12:13pm
"legacy of the drow" is also in between of sojourn and the silent blade, and you really should read it, for it has many references to the silent blade and spine of the world.
Tue, 26th Aug '03, 8:13pm
De Leeuw van Vlaanderen (The Lion of Flanders) by Conscience.
It's a classic (written back in 1838) here in Belgium. It tells about the events that led to the Battle of the Gulden Spurs (Flanders vs France) and about the battle itself. I didn't have high expectations, but actually it's pretty interesting.
Tue, 26th Aug '03, 9:25pm
oh, Uytunn, is that the battle where the french knights fought flandern peasents armed with pitch forks and pikes?
If you're interested in military tactics that battle surely is interesting :)
Wed, 27th Aug '03, 4:24pm
Still re-reading NJO: Finished with Onslaught and Ruin, now reading Edge of Victory 1: Conquest.
Why oh WHY dis they have to kill "Jimmy"?
And even worse, why was it leaked out before Star by Star came out... hell, R.A. Salvatore complained about it on the force.net boards as well!
Wed, 27th Aug '03, 5:20pm
The Discarded Image - CS Lewis
Confessions - St. Augustine (yet again)
The Log from the Sea of Cortez - John Steinbeck
Thu, 28th Aug '03, 7:39pm
"The Ringworld Throne" by Larry Niven
Apparently, I missed the Ringworld Engineers book, so I'll have to read that at some point as well.
Thu, 28th Aug '03, 10:12pm
I'm reading Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere. I've liked it. The idea of bizarre underground London is good.
I think I could finish it tomorrow. I have lots of time for reading, because I'm sick at the moment, and I'm not going in school. :sick:
Fri, 29th Aug '03, 11:45am
Oh you little poor thing. *hugs Harkle*
Neverwhere is good. It was the first book I ever read in Finnish, apart for the Aku Ankka comic-book thingies.
Now reading Terry Brooks's Knight of the Word.
Fri, 29th Aug '03, 1:52pm
Aku Ankka is the best!
Me, I am reading coursebooks right now. But on the "book" side, I am reading Tales from the New Republic... it has some very good short stories, especially the Stackpole/Zahn collaboration.
Fri, 29th Aug '03, 2:17pm
I'm starting a classic this weekend that I've never read:
The Count of Monte Cristo by Dumas
Fri, 29th Aug '03, 7:43pm
It's pretty cool.
Anyways, me has no books to read now. Oh well.
Fri, 29th Aug '03, 8:12pm
yup, Lokken, that's the one. That battle was awesome. :D
Fri, 29th Aug '03, 10:16pm
"Caliban's Hour" by Tad Williams. I found it in the library when I was looking for Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn. So far it's quite engrossing.
They have George R. R. Martin's trilogy here, but I don't think I should start anything quite that big when we still have so much moving-in work to be doing. It'll wait.
Fri, 29th Aug '03, 10:25pm
Stormlight by Greenwood. Starts off pretty good.
Fri, 29th Aug '03, 10:49pm
Heh. Memory, Sorrow and Thorn is not so small either. The last book of the trilogy (To Green Angel Tower) was so big that they split it into two thick paperbacks. So it turns out to be 4 rather large books.
Sat, 30th Aug '03, 4:13pm
Well I just finished reading the finder's stone trilogy and I'll now be starting with finder's bane and I'm also reading Here under the northstar which is a finnish book.
Sun, 31st Aug '03, 6:18pm
Just finnished the last part of Memory, Sorrow and Thorn.
Mon, 1st Sep '03, 7:30am
I have such a thing for Maglor and Maedhros... *shudder*
I expect to spend the dull hours of school today drawing fanart...
Thu, 4th Sep '03, 2:33am
Just finished The Fallen Fortress, book 4 of The Cleric Quintet. It was ok, but I got pulled away from it by thinking I could read just one paragraph in the first Harry Potter book....heh, read the entire thing. Then SoU arrived and had to play that....then BG called...and then and then... Anyways, about to start The Chaos Curse. (This is the longest time I've ever taken to complete one series of books!)
Thu, 4th Sep '03, 2:38am
RA. Salvatore: Sea of Swords! Awesome book so far!
Thu, 4th Sep '03, 6:08am
Hosts - F. Paul Wilson, The Last Rune (5th book in the series, I forget the actual title) - Mark Anthony, The Satanic Verses - Rushdie
I can't make up my mind which to focus on.
Also, technically, I am still reading one of the Jordan books (not the last one but the one before that) as it is on my night stand and has a bookmark in it. I doubt that I will ever re-open it, let alone finish it, so I am not sure it counts.
Thu, 4th Sep '03, 9:44am
A document about encryption :p
Thu, 4th Sep '03, 11:10am
I know I am sick. I just know it!
I just got myself the Complete Guide to Middle-Earth. And now I am cross-referencing it with Silmarillion, LotR and the Unfinished tales! And back-translating! And doing other strange stuff for fun!
I am obsessed.
Thu, 4th Sep '03, 2:53pm
"Essentials of Economics"
School has started this week ;)
Fri, 5th Sep '03, 7:29am
I just spent way too much money on books. Got myself the core rulebooks for 3E (they were CHEAP!) and some paperbacks... Namely, Dissolution (War of the Spider Queen) and Refugee & Destiny's Way of the NJO:
I ws awake till 2 am -> reading last night.... :coffee: But it was worth it.
Now I will be busy for a loong time.
Phaerun is SO cool...
Sat, 6th Sep '03, 3:16am
im about halfway through the dragon reborn right now, started it this morning at school, and am currently on page 358...i got bored in algebra
Sun, 7th Sep '03, 7:16pm
Sea of Swords: R.A. Salvatore.
Tue, 9th Sep '03, 8:58am
Finished LoTR. Now I am perusing the different appendices. Its pretty interesting, the different languages and how they are constructed. Might read silmarillion over the holidays.
Tue, 9th Sep '03, 12:11pm
Read it! It is awesome... I think I like Silmarillion more than I like LotR...
Me, I am reading the Core Rulebooks still....
Wed, 10th Sep '03, 1:56pm
I finally started reading new book, Murder in Halruaa, yesterday night. It hasn't been good, but I'm going to read it, since I paid 3 euros for it.
By the way, I realized some time ago, that I don't enjoy reading fantasy books as much I used to. :eek:
Wed, 10th Sep '03, 5:54pm
By the way, I realized some time ago, that I don't enjoy reading fantasy books as much I used to.That's because there's very few good fantasy books out there. Most of it is absolute rubbish. I love the genre when done well but trying to find a good author is like trying to find a smarty at a weight watcher convention.
Wed, 10th Sep '03, 9:40pm
Harkle, that book is actually the first FR book I ever read... :D
It's all right. It has interesting enoyugh twists...
Fri, 12th Sep '03, 9:15pm
Harkle, try some Tad Williams stuff. His Otherland series (sci-fi) was good, so I expect his fantasy books to be good as well.
Fri, 12th Sep '03, 9:31pm
I'm just about to start in on "Memory" by Lois McMasters Bujold. It's the one book in the Miles Vorkosigan series I haven't read; I'm looking forward to it.
Fri, 12th Sep '03, 10:19pm
Treasure Island. Arr!
Sat, 13th Sep '03, 12:43am
The Complete Psionics Handbook. I got the book today and I'm sure my next character will be a psionicist. The possibilities...
Sun, 14th Sep '03, 4:46am
Just got back into the Lord of the Rings. I went out and splurged to get the hardback in one volume with art by Alan Lee, very nice stuff...
I really wish I could have the time to read the Unfinished Tales and Silmarillion, I have started but work and uni are keeping me busy.
I did a lot of reading for university about second language acquisition and teaching methodologies. Ahhh.... lemme back at LOTR!
Sun, 14th Sep '03, 6:33am
The First Book of Swords
Sun, 14th Sep '03, 3:25pm
I am now reading:
1. The Dutch translation of "Stupid White Men ...and other sorry excuses for the State of the Nation"
2. Also sprach Zarahustra
3. Java in a Nutshell
4. Java 2 in 24 hours.
Thats alot ey?
Mon, 15th Sep '03, 6:23am
I'm re-reading Silmarillion in English. *sigh*
I finally can remember all the sons of Feanor!
Maedhros, Maglor, Caranthir, Celegorm, Curunthir, Amrod, Amras.... I could never remember Caranthir :D
One of my fave things to say to people: "What, you can't tell Maeglin from maedhros and Maglor? Or Finwe from Fingolfin, Fingon, FInrod and Finarfin? Or Elros from Elrond and Earendil from Elendil? Poor you!" *gets stoned... with actual rocks*
Mon, 15th Sep '03, 8:58pm
I'm reading "The Angle of Darkness" by Caleb Carr -- he rocks! It's not as good as his first, and for that reason I stopped reading it midway about a year ago. Now I'm trying again, and this time appreciating it for what it is. Pretty nasty stuff, though . . .
Tue, 16th Sep '03, 11:26am
I'm reading Chasm City by someone who's name I can't be bothered finding out.
Wed, 17th Sep '03, 10:10am
Lord Keldin, is it Angle or Angel?
Thu, 18th Sep '03, 3:43am
im re-reading the WoT series... one of my friends bet me $50 i couldnt read it in a month...i WILL get $50 on the 30th
Thu, 18th Sep '03, 11:01pm
About Tad Williams -
I've read The dragonbone chair and it was wonderful. Well, it was quite hard to read it 14 hours a day, provided it has 750 pages. But it was wonderful. I've heard the whole serie has 5000 pages so we shall see if I'm alive by the time I'll finish it.
I also finished Legacy of the drow trilogy and started the next one, but Drizzt seems too black and white to me now. I mean - it did not hurt in Dark elf, because all other characters (the drow) were pretty evil scums there, but Salvatore pushes it too far.
Fri, 19th Sep '03, 6:27am
Hey, I resent that! Zak and Jarlaxle are NOT evil scum! :p
Re-reading Return of the King.
Gah, I am totally sick... I enjoy cross-referencing.
Fri, 19th Sep '03, 9:32am
I'm still in the process of reading the 2nd book in the WoT series, Mostly Harmless, and Silmarilian.
Hopefully I should be able to finish atleast one of them these holidays.
Mon, 22nd Sep '03, 7:55am
Just finished The World Of Robert Jordand's Wheel Of Time, halfway through Troy Denning's Prism Pentad Book 1. It's only taken half a day so far but damn it's hard to get into.
Trying to decide whether to go with Eric Van Lustbader or the Ramses series by (IIRC) Christian Jacq next
Mon, 22nd Sep '03, 11:47am
Just started The Shadow Stone (FR).
Mon, 22nd Sep '03, 5:18pm
Went to the bookstore on saturday and bought Dragonlance Dragons of the winter twilight. Sunday noon was finished :( .Awesome book awesome trilogy so far :cool:
Thu, 25th Sep '03, 10:53am
Finally finished "A game of Thrones" by George RR Martin. Very very very good book, I enjoyed it far more than LOTR.
Now reading "Clash of Kings", second book in the "song of fire and ice" series.
Thu, 25th Sep '03, 4:50pm
Umm, does nothing count? I'm in desperate need of some recomendation here people. Im getting throughly bored. I'm up to about 20 posts a day. Even more. Thats some real bad habits right there.
Sat, 4th Oct '03, 10:19am
I finished Murder in Halruaa two days ago. Yep, it had strange twists, as Ara said. But I don't say more, because I don't want to spoil, if someone is going to read that book.
And I found and started reading Sea of Swords... it is my first Drizzt book in loooong time.
Sat, 4th Oct '03, 10:36am
Re Tad Williams
Just finished the huge "Memory, Sorrow and Thorn" trilogy (well the last book so big it had to be printed as two). Very, very good, even if it does require some patience.
Sat, 4th Oct '03, 4:21pm
I'm right now re-reading the Silmarillion for the first time in years.
Sat, 4th Oct '03, 10:01pm
Me, I am currently reading some of the New Jedi Order books I have... nothing major, just a ffew re-reads and such...
Sun, 5th Oct '03, 8:05am
LOTR, halfway through The Council of Elrond.
Alustriel, a.k.a. Ashley
Mon, 6th Oct '03, 11:21pm
The Thousand Orcs is pretty good so far... (R. A. Salvatore)
Tue, 7th Oct '03, 2:08pm
riding a worm through the pages of the children of dune :D
Tue, 7th Oct '03, 8:12pm
H. Pyle's Robin Hood.
Will be forced reading soon.
Tue, 7th Oct '03, 9:22pm
Been awhile since I updated this.
Over the past month I've read (and started):
Wild At Heart by John Eldridge (Every man on the forum should read this book!)
The Mind on Fire by Blasé Pascal :good:
Naked Empire by Terry Goodkind (ugh...please end it Terry ... just end it)
Under Cover by John Bevere
I Give You Authority by Charles Kraft
King of Torts by John Grisham
The Thousand Orcs by RA Salvador
and a few others I can't remember
Tue, 7th Oct '03, 10:17pm
Been reading lots of Medieval stuff... :book:
Consolation of Philosophy - Boethius
Chanson de Roland
Arthurian Romances - Chretien de Troyes
Assorted Medieval women writers - Dhuoda, Hrostvit of Gandersheim, Hildegard of Bingen, Julian of Norwich, Margery Kempe, St. Bridget
Queste del Saint Graal
Troilus and Criseyde - Chaucer
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Thu, 9th Oct '03, 9:18am
Going thorough the Unfinished tales with a thick comb.
If one of the posible bloodlines of CEleborn holds true, then Elrond married his grandmother's second cousin on his father's side AND his grandmother's cousing from his mother's side.... :rolleyes:
Yes, I be obsessed.
Thu, 9th Oct '03, 9:42am
The... Oh, it must be about 3rd, WoT book
Fri, 10th Oct '03, 6:00pm
In the last week i have read the last two books of the Dragons trilogy. And now i am reading Gibsons Virtual light.
Sat, 11th Oct '03, 10:16am
Currently, Elfshadow - Elaine Cunningham in turkish, good book, but Danilo character is crap ,why? rich,party-boy,good swinger,swordsman,bard and wizard,likes adventure,nephew of Blackstaff.... what the hell?
Mon, 13th Oct '03, 6:07am
I just finished reading The Thousand Orcs and I cant wait to get The Lone Drow.
Champion of the Multiverse
Mon, 13th Oct '03, 6:13am
The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant
Mon, 13th Oct '03, 4:18pm
Currently reading The Thousand Orcs by R.A. Salvatore, and I must say that it's the best Drizzt book in a long time.
Ashley the Drow
Mon, 13th Oct '03, 8:14pm
I fiinished Tangled Webs last night, the second book of the Starlight and Shadows books by Elaine Cunningham. It was soooooooo good. I was crying at the end it was that good.
I seriously hope she writes more about Liriel and Fyodor... Id rank this series as good as Lord of the Rings series. I honestly cannot find anything wrong with these books! hehe
Mon, 13th Oct '03, 10:19pm
just finished Syrup (damn good book), and started treasure island. Although it's nowhere near as interesting and fast paced :/
Mon, 13th Oct '03, 10:25pm
im reading King of Murgos by david eddings and also Eyes of Prey by John Sanderman
Mon, 13th Oct '03, 11:00pm
I started Maalouf's "The crusades as seen by the arabs" (Les croisades vues par les arabes)
Thu, 16th Oct '03, 1:56pm
Hey, Elfshadow is a good book! And the sequels are even better... elfsong truly fleshes Danilo out...
I finally got myself a copy of the Hoobbit... now I am going thorough it with a thick comb to get all the Thranduil bits. *swoons*
Sat, 18th Oct '03, 12:04am
Just finished "A Scanner Darkly" by Philip K. Dick I'm hoping to read "Dude, where's my country" by Micheal Moore
Mon, 20th Oct '03, 11:22pm
Finished "Clash of Kings" second book of the song of ice and fire by G. Martin. Brilliantly written, great story, great characters, the perfect example of a great book. Better than LOTR in my honest opinion.
Moving on to "A storm of swords" next book in the series.
Thumbs up :thumb:
Tue, 21st Oct '03, 12:04am
Am borrowing books from Eze. (Yep, a lazy Ara here...) Right now, reading the Runnin g*somethign* Demon, by Terry Brooks. 'tis okay enough.
I did also get myself the Complete Tolkien Companion and Illustrated Poems from the Lord of the Rings... guess what I am also reading?
Chandos the Red
Tue, 21st Oct '03, 6:19am
David McCullough's biography, _John Adams_. Superb book, it is almost enough inspiration to make me want to go to law school, almost. :shake:
Tue, 21st Oct '03, 7:22am
@ Chandos - Don't do it :hmm:
To be a lawyer actually requires a commitment to the profession that most people simply don't have. I know too many classmates who aren't practicing now because law was a waystation, whether they knew it or not. On the other hand, if you really are interested, PM me and I'll tell you about the highs and lows. You can then make your own decision.
Back on topic - I am reading Dragon Society by Lawrence Watt-Evans. Interesting premise, uneven prose.
Tue, 21st Oct '03, 10:14am
Lord of the Rings: Two Towers. Started about half way through though, just wanted to re-read Helms Deep before going onto the Return of the King.
Tue, 21st Oct '03, 11:10am
The Shaping of Middle Earth, got it for a bargain price too :D
Also still reading LoTR, up to book 4.
Tue, 21st Oct '03, 3:09pm
I am reading Great Expectations by Dickens. That dude writes quite intriguing stories but there is no flow in his novels, rarely am I able to read more than one chapter at a time.
Tue, 21st Oct '03, 5:41pm
@ joacqin - IIRC, Dickens wrote that book as a serial novel and published one chapter at a time. Thus, lack of flow.
Tue, 21st Oct '03, 6:51pm
I know, but all his novels I have read have the same lacking and I quite sure that not every one of them were written in parts for magazines.
Dave the Magic Turtle
Tue, 21st Oct '03, 6:59pm
At the moment I am reading one of the greatest book I have ever read... The Hollow Chocolate Bunny Rabbits of the Apocolypse by Robert Rankin...
In my view this guy is the most comical author along with Terry Pratchett, and thats saying something :D .
Tue, 21st Oct '03, 8:14pm
Got "Heavy Metal: THe Music and its Culture" by Deena Weinstein the other day. It is a pretty interesting sociological and rhetorical look at the massive genre of HM.
Wed, 22nd Oct '03, 4:40am
rying to decide between JG Ballard's "The Kindness Of Women" - the sequel to Empire Of The Sun - and Elmore Leonard's "Pronto" - I thought about trying Leonard because I liked the four movies i've seen of his books so far and I know the books are usually better than the films...
Fri, 24th Oct '03, 11:39am
Will Rhode - "Paperback Raita". Recommended especially for those who travelled in India.
Fri, 24th Oct '03, 8:24pm
ventured back to the universe and started book 4, God Emperor of Dune, enthralling as all the others.
Fri, 24th Oct '03, 10:08pm
Just finished John Grisham's "The Bleachers" and am 15 pages from finishing "Band of Brothers" by Stephen E. Ambrose. Wondering what will be next ....
Sat, 25th Oct '03, 3:30am
Too many books on the go right now.
"Killing Hope" by William Blum
"Sigma Protocol" by Ludlum
"People's History of the US" by Howard Zinn
"Rise and Fall of the Third Reich" by William Shirer.
Sun, 26th Oct '03, 11:04pm
"so long and thanks for all the fish" by Douglas Adams
"warcraft #1: day of the dragon" by Richard A. Knaak
Mon, 27th Oct '03, 1:11am
Just dropped reading Crossfire from Black Library. The first of their books i had to quit. So right now I've started on Tangled Webs by Elaine Cunningham. Of my recent exploits I can mention the Gaunts Ghost novels by Dan Abnett, and while I'm at it, I just might recommend his Inquisitor trilogy. Beside that, Beasts in Velvet from BL is also good reading.
Tue, 28th Oct '03, 4:37am
Just finished Elmore Leonard's 'Pronto' and started on James Ellroy's 'LA Confidential'
Read 'Of Mice and Men' in the hour between...
Tue, 28th Oct '03, 1:50pm
Tom Clancy's Red October
huu Somebody's The truth of the Arthurian Legend
Thu, 30th Oct '03, 11:04pm
- Henrik Ibsen: "Peer Gynt"
- Martin A. Hansen: "The Liar"
- Jan Kjærstad: "Rand" (Norwegian title)
- Tom Kristensen: "Haervaerk" (Danish title)
Going to read soon:
- Karen Blixen: "Seven Gothic Tales"
- Johannes V. Jensen: "The Fall of the King"
You probably don't know all of them. Or any of them? Maybe some of the other Scandinavians...
Sat, 1st Nov '03, 12:15am
Heretics of Dune
- briliant as always.
And Jan Weiss' House with thounsand floors.
It's from 1930 and it's suprisingly good. No chance for you to read, I suppose, as it's in Czech... Oh well! Cespenair goes back to his... :)
Wed, 5th Nov '03, 3:56am
Just finished LA Confidential and I couldn't believe how much they'd butchered it for the film!! Almost couldn't get into it as I loved the movie and know it so well.
Anyway, now onto Elmore Leonard's Rum Punch.
Master of Nuhn
Thu, 6th Nov '03, 5:41pm
When I finish 'Queen of the Demonweb Pits' by Paul Kidd , I'll start with Randy Alcorn's 'Deadline'. After that, I might try to open my studybooks.
Lolth is er.... quite cruel, in case you didn't know.
Fri, 7th Nov '03, 6:58pm
The wheel of time - A crone of swords (I think it's called that)
Fri, 7th Nov '03, 7:15pm
Haven't posted in a while this due to the unimaginable study books of mr. kotler and mr. sloman.
But I finished the first part of 'a storm of swords'
Now reading 'the thousend orcs'
'The lone drow' will soon follow!
Fri, 7th Nov '03, 11:59pm
"All the pretty horses" by Cormac McCarty. Without a question the worst book I have ever started. It is bound to improve. It completely lacks structure or plot or characterization, heck, it lacks just about everything that makes up a book. It seems to me to be a loose collection of stray sentences. Has anyone read this book and hopefully be able to tell me that it will get better?
Sat, 8th Nov '03, 12:03am
At the moment, I am working my way through The Lone Drow by R.A. Salvatore and reading the War of the Spider Queen series.
Sat, 8th Nov '03, 1:47am
Well, just finished the Cormyr Saga about an hour ago. I will have to say, to date, it's the best set of books I've ever read. Book 1: Cormyr, was good, my least favorite of the 3, but nevertheless a great read if you like history, politics and intrique. The 2nd book: Beyond the High Road and the 3rd: Death of the Dragon were simply spectacular--a clear, solid plot, but with subtle twists and turns that kept you guessing with every turn of the page. The books definitely have something for everyone -- adventure, battles, demons, mages, dragons, love, intrique and most of all, an unexpected ending that rocked me right in my shoes. All hail Troy Denning! Total thumbs up! :thumb:
Sat, 8th Nov '03, 10:26pm
Cormyr books are amazing. I loved them all.
But even better is Song of Ice&Fire. Even bigger and more complex story. :grin:
Currently though, i'm reading the third Discworld novel - Equal Rites.
And i must say it is in my opinion the best of the first three. :cool:
Grandalf the Green Sorcerer
Sat, 8th Nov '03, 11:09pm
Hmm, just noted this thread and what the heck :)
I've started reading Salvatore - Drizzt saga again (second time i'm reading 'em =), currently on Sea of Swords.
After it gonna go for The Demon Aphostole (or whatever it was in english, since i'm reading in finnish :D )
Past read: Thousand orcs, Spine of the world ans so on :D Salvatore mostly, plus Jean Rabe: that book about Dhamon as a Rogue, can't remember the title, something about waterfall etc. :)
Those are the books read in the last month/couple of months.
Sun, 9th Nov '03, 12:06am
Gothmog is right, while Cormyr is great I think you'll absolutely love A song of fire and Ice, I'm reading it right now and it's really really good.
Sun, 9th Nov '03, 8:33pm
Oooh, thanks Apeman and Gothmog! A Song of Fire & Ice will be next on my buy list! If it's anything remotely like The Cormyr Saga, I can't wait! :D
Oh... and I started The Threat From The Sea by Mel Odom. I've just begun the first book, Rising Tide, and it seems fantastic. Great description, lots of history, and sea battles against those beasty sahuagin! Arrr! :shake:
Fri, 14th Nov '03, 6:47am
The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde. Never read it in school. I'm only a couple dozen pages in, but it's quite good.
Fri, 14th Nov '03, 9:40am
That one is amazing DMC. I read it a couple of months ago. The funny thing with that book is that it gets better after you read it, while I read I thought it was a nice interesting little book. After I had finished it and had some distance and had been able to think a little bit it grew into a very good book for me.
Fri, 14th Nov '03, 10:19am
Finished rereading 'the thousend orcs'
Just began with 'the lone drow' and I can only say one thing as of yet: the hunter is back!
Fri, 14th Nov '03, 10:59pm
Sea of swords (Salvatore)
China Mieville - Perdido Street Station (I'm going to ead it after I'll give it to my sister for Christmass. I can't wait. Everybody says it's so, so, SO (um...))
Helliconia Spring (Aldiss)
And bit by bit: Mona Lisa Overdrive by Gibson (literally bit by bit, I'm forced to read it on my computer in English, because the translation is absolutely s****** and unreadable. Sorry, swearwords necessary.)
Mon, 17th Nov '03, 1:23am
The Wizard's First Rule-Terry Goodkind
Mon, 17th Nov '03, 1:41am
I am just beginning to read Fortress in the Eye of Time by C.J. Cherryh. It is interesting, I must say.
Mon, 17th Nov '03, 9:06am
I read Mikael Karrvajalka by Mika Waltari last week... my teacheer recommended it to me, what, five years ago and NOW I picked it up...
procastrinating. My NaNo is killing me.
Mon, 17th Nov '03, 11:30am
Origin by Stephan Baxter.
I just ran over my toe...
Maybe reading it isn't the right work, as it's just sitting on my desk with a bookmark in it.
Mon, 17th Nov '03, 10:51pm
The Legacy of the Drow Collectors Edition, finally something back from the Dark Elf Trilogy (missed it in the IWD Trilogy) The eviliness of the Drow, and Vierna is hot :D :shake:
Wed, 19th Nov '03, 3:00pm
Just finished reading 'the lone drow' see for further description in the same named topic in this forum.
Now reading 'the light fantastic' a discworld novel.
Wed, 19th Nov '03, 3:13pm
I haven't read other than school books in looong time... philosophy, psychology, biology... blergh... hopefully I have exams of them this week and I don't have to read them anymore.
One book I got from school is Aldolus Huxley's Brave New World. And I have to write an essay about sexuality in that book.
When I have time, I'll finish Sea of Swords, and maybe start reading LotR again.
Fri, 21st Nov '03, 11:20am
Brave New World should be very good, at least I've heard so...
Fri, 21st Nov '03, 7:18pm
I finally.... finally, finally, finally... started the Robin Hobb books.
Soo.. I just read Assasin's Apprentice and I'm about halfway through Royal Assasin. I haven't even noticed yet that the entire collection is setting me back a pretty penny. It's just so amazing...
Sat, 22nd Nov '03, 8:24am
*sigh* Didn't sleep last nightm,, and read Robert (?) McNabb's Firwewall and Pratchett's Night Watch.
I like Fitrewall... it's set mostly in Finland and partly in estonia. I don'ytt like the way it presents Estonia, but I found it amusingg that I was, wghen I first read the book, perhaps a hundred meters away from some of the pplaces where the book had scenes... :rolleyes:
Sat, 22nd Nov '03, 10:37am
The Lost Road and Other Writings - JRR Tolkien
Sat, 22nd Nov '03, 11:16am
The Changeling Sea by Patricia McKillip. Unlike her other books, it's "young adult" fare, but it's still a great story.
Mon, 24th Nov '03, 8:51am
I have just finished "Disgrace" my J.M Coetzee. My very first nobel prize winner and I am proud to say that I somewhat liked it. I cant really put the finger on what I liked but the book had me reading and the characters made me feel, mostly anger but still.
Tue, 25th Nov '03, 2:12pm
I started reading and playing FR solo adventure named 'Knight of the Living Dead' last night. That book is over 14 years old. It has interesting story: player character, an undead paladin, who remembers nothing about his past, tries to save city of Waterdeep from other undead (PS:T comes to mind, doesn't it?)
Wed, 26th Nov '03, 1:27pm
I can join in the Nobel laureate reading myself, having just finished "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich" - Alexander Solzhenitsyn. Good read.
Currently on "Dude where's my country?" - Michael Moore and "Shadow Puppets" - Orson Scott Card. Good stuff!
Wed, 26th Nov '03, 2:07pm
Card's Shadow books are the true sequels to Ender's game in my opinion, true to the style and spirit of that marvelous novel. Not nearly as good, especially not in the later instalments but still a lot more interesting to read than "Xenocide" and "Speaker of the dead" and those. Card paints up a very simplistic world though but even so it works, ethnic prejudices galore! ;)
Wed, 26th Nov '03, 5:04pm
I'm going to start in Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. I've heard good things about it.
Thu, 27th Nov '03, 2:16am
Just finished two which I urge all of you to check out - Mick Foley's "Tietam Brown" and Steven Sherrill's "The Minotaur takes a Cigarette Break". Also started on Michael Asher's "The Eye Of Ra". Bit slow so far.
Thu, 27th Nov '03, 9:23am
Faragon, good going!
*snicker* They call me a Vogon for a reason.... :evil:
Me, I am re-reading the Secret History, by Donna Tartt. A translated version, but a good one nonetheless.