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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

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

nafod wrote:
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Next up is A Canticle for Liebowitz
That's a really great book, I think you will enjoy it.
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Post by johno » Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:31 pm

Reading "The Man from the Train," based on someone's recommendation here on IG. This is about an early 1900's serial killer. What's so fascinating is not the serial killer story, which is rather dreary, but the picture painted of the early 20th century United States. We have come so far, in standard of living/prosperity AND in crime investigation.
I wish those who today feel so hopeless & oppressed could appreciate what life was not so long ago.
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Post by Wild Bill » Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:57 pm

Started "Trouble with the peace" by Joe Abercrombie.
Waited for this almost year :)

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Post by Croatoa » Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:57 pm

nafod wrote:
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Just finished the third book. Excellent series.

Next up is A Canticle for Liebowitz
Just finished the first book yesterday. I ordered the 2nd and 3rd from amazon. Cant wait to get into the second book today.
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Post by Bennyonesix1 » Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:10 am

Kent Anderson's SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL

MUST READ VIETNAM BOOK

Incredible.

I haven't been this effected by a book in a long long time.

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Post by Bennyonesix1 » Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:12 am

Wild Bill wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:57 pm
Started "Trouble with the peace" by Joe Abercrombie.
Waited for this almost year :)
Bill have you read Pehov's stuff?

It's good.

Is this new Abercrombie as good as the old?

I heard he bails on the magic etc etc

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Post by Wild Bill » Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:44 am

Bennyonesix1 wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:12 am
Wild Bill wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:57 pm
Started "Trouble with the peace" by Joe Abercrombie.
Waited for this almost year :)
Bill have you read Pehov's stuff?

It's good.

Is this new Abercrombie as good as the old?

I heard he bails on the magic etc etc
Of course i have read Pehov!
He is must be the best in Russian fantasy.
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Post by Wild Bill » Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:46 am

Abercrombie is good as always.
There practicaly no any magic, but tough heroes, good fight descriptions, etc.

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Post by Bennyonesix1 » Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:46 pm

Wild Bill wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:44 am
Bennyonesix1 wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:12 am
Wild Bill wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:57 pm
Started "Trouble with the peace" by Joe Abercrombie.
Waited for this almost year :)
Bill have you read Pehov's stuff?

It's good.

Is this new Abercrombie as good as the old?

I heard he bails on the magic etc etc
Of course i have read Pehov!
He is must be the best in Russian fantasy.
Pehov is really fun even in the (or so I have heard) not great english translation.

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Post by nafod » Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:59 pm

Fat Cat wrote:
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Next up is A Canticle for Liebowitz
That's a really great book, I think you will enjoy it.
Third of the way through, you're right. One of the greats.

Being set in the Southwest, your thread on tripping around those parts made me think of it.
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Post by Fat Cat » Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:41 pm

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Post by motherjuggs&speed » Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:05 am

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