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Re: Right now I'm reading

Post by Fat Cat » Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:18 pm

I picked up a tattered copy of The Sword of Shannara at the beach house and have made it about half way through.
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Post by Bennyonesix1 » Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:19 pm

Fat have you read Cook's Black Company series?

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Post by Fat Cat » Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:24 pm

I read the first one when I was a kid way back in the 80s. Would be willing to give it a go. This Terry Brooks novel is the first fantasy I've read in ages and just happened because it was at hand. It was popular when I was younger and read more in this vein, but I had never been attracted to it. Mostly I read nonfiction or at most historical fiction now days.
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Post by Bennyonesix1 » Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:29 pm

Same with Cook and reading preferences. But I re-read last year and it is really really good.

Erikson's Malazan is derivative of Cook but the first few books in the series are excellent as well.

Also, Joe Abercrombie.

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Post by Croatoa » Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:20 pm

nafod wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:05 pm
Just finished The Fifth Season By NK Jemisin, which was excellent. Fantasy sci-fI with unusual premise story. Rolling into the sequel, The Obelisk Gate, and its off and running on page one. There’s a third book too. I’m already wistful about being done with them when I’m done with them.
Ordered this after tapping out on The Eye Of the World.
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Post by Bennyonesix1 » Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:11 pm

I'll put in a recommendation here for Njal's Saga. It's incredibly cool and good. Iceland just before the mass conversion to Christianity. Lots of murder and revenge and fighting and heroes and legal maneuvering. Well a ton of legal maneuvering. A little magic. Great great stuff.

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Post by theoverman » Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:35 pm

I went to Robert Jordans alma mater and we are both autistic engineers, but I can't bring myself to enjoy his work.

I am reading Junger's Storm of Steel, which is so far on par with Lucy's Devil in the Drum (WW1 accounts).
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Post by Bennyonesix1 » Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:38 pm

I'll absolutely second Junger.

You might like Fraser's Quatered Safe Out Here too.

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Post by theoverman » Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:42 pm

Bennyonesix1 wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:38 pm
I'll absolutely second Junger.

You might like Fraser's Quatered Safe Out Here too.
Interesting, my granddad was in Burma and never spoke about it. I actually don't know anything about that campaign.
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Post by Bennyonesix1 » Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:43 pm

Dude you will dig. Great writer great book great subject.

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Post by Fat Cat » Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:13 pm

Fiction: The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett

Non-Fiction: Ships in the Sky by John Toland
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Post by johno » Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:24 pm

Bennyonesix1 wrote:
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Fraser's Quatered Safe Out Here too.
Quartered Safe Out Here is an excellent read.
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Post by nafod » Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:04 am

Croatoa wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:20 pm
nafod wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:05 pm
Just finished The Fifth Season By NK Jemisin, which was excellent. Fantasy sci-fI with unusual premise story. Rolling into the sequel, The Obelisk Gate, and its off and running on page one. There’s a third book too. I’m already wistful about being done with them when I’m done with them.
Ordered this after tapping out on The Eye Of the World.
Just finished the third book. Excellent series.

Next up is A Canticle for Liebowitz
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Re: Right now I'm reading

Post by Fat Cat » Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:54 am

nafod wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:04 am
Next up is A Canticle for Liebowitz
That's a really great book, I think you will enjoy it.
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