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    Quote Originally Posted by Mertron View Post
    Bah. Friend reccomended it to me, only things I've read by him are Fight Club, Survivor, and Diary. Survivor was excellent, Diary I thought was meh. We'll see I guess.
    Read Choke next.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chocoboy View Post
    Read Choke next.
    This. I enjoyed Pygmy though, but Choke is definitely better. I also highly recommend Lullaby. Fantastic book.

    Pygmy was just a hard read, but once you get used to it, it was great, imo. Read Lullaby and Choke first though.

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    Anyone have anything to say about this? Thought about picking it up after my next paycheck.

    http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/st...-books/3-9.jpg

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    I just picked up Under The Dome this weekend and started reading. Its a heffer of a book (1079 pages ouch) but its been awhile since King has bought out a whopper of a novel. Only about 50pgs in so far and theres been some interesting imagery so far.

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    Like the idea of a 18-wheeler hauling logs of wood crashing into an invisible barrier at 60mph and the back of the pickup bucking up and hitting the dome roof, sending the logs everywhere. And poor woodchuck standing in the middle of where the dome formed and split in half cause of it...


    And Kudos for whoever was finishing up the Dark Tower earlier. Thats some epic reading right there if you are willing to read all the other King books that are connected to the story (and believe me theres a fair share).

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    went to the library today and started reading:
    http://www.imagebeast.net/images/muq...1bketsu1t1.jpg

    really good read so far. i love his style.

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    Just finished First Lord's Fury. To the other Butcher fans here: read it. now.

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    Currently reading the Wheel of Time series myself. Don't know why I never picked it up earlier. I agree with other posters about The Dark Tower series too, if you haven't read it, its one of my favorites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mertron View Post
    Bah. Friend reccomended it to me, only things I've read by him are Fight Club, Survivor, and Diary. Survivor was excellent, Diary I thought was meh. We'll see I guess.
    I'd recommend Invisible Monsters next to be honest. That's probably my favorite book period. Pygmy is worth reading in my opinion, I just though it ended kind of poorly, but everything other than that was great.

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    As I promised before, I bring books.
    I actually ended up re-reading Anathem, I'm gonna re-read World War Z next, then I'll read "Villains by Necessity", track down Jacqueline Carey's Naamah book, and by then the new Merry Gentry should be out.


    Terry Pratchett and Jim Butcher's series have been brought up frequently, but they bear mentioning again, because they're them.
    George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" series was also got listed, but needs another mention. Same goes for Iain M. Banks Culture series.

    Jacqueline Carey - Kushiel series

    Spider Robinson - Callahan series

    Vernor Vinge - Rainbows End
    Do you want to know that the next 75 years holds in store? Then you'll want to read this. It's also a damned fine story.

    Neal Stephenson
    The Big U
    Snow Crash
    The Diamond Age
    Cryptonomicon
    Anathem

    Cory Doctorow
    Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom
    Overclocked
    Little Brother
    Makers

    David Weber - Honor Harrington series

    Michael A. Stackpole - Age of Discovery series
    A Secret Atlas
    Cartomancy
    A New World

    China Miéville - Perdido Street Station

    Tad Williams - The War of the Flowers

    David Eddings - Belgariad & Malloreon series, & The Redemption of Althalus
    The man can only write one story, but he writes it well.

    Jonathan Stroud - the Bartimaeus Trilogy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cantih View Post
    As I promised before, I bring books.
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    Tad Williams - The War of the Flowers

    David Eddings - Belgariad & Malloreon series, & The Redemption of Althalus
    The man can only write one story, but he writes it well.
    QFT on Eddings, but "Redemption" became a top 5 book of mine.

    Also really enjoyed Tad William's Memory, Sorrow & Thorn Trilogy, but it took me a while to read them all, as I have them in large-format hardback .....

    Also his "Otherland" series was also a great read.

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    Just getting ready to start this one:
    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...500_AA280_.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cantih View Post
    I'm gonna re-read World War Z next, then I'll read "Villains by Necessity", track down Jacqueline Carey's Naamah book.
    So, I did as stated, but replace Villains with
    http://carolsnotebook.files.wordpres...9/fragment.jpg
    Not bad, consider Duchovney's Evolution meets Jurassic Park, in book form.

    And now I'm reading the first Alera book and WHAT IS THIS MANS OBSESSION WITH BATTERED FEET. LIKE EVERY FIFTY FUCKING PAGES.

    If I'm lucky, the full series should hold me until the next Merry Gentry, but damn I read too fast.

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    So, about First Lord's Fury...

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    Did Tavi seriously ask Alera to give the other races access to furycraft? After the comment that the House of Gaius has pragmatism rather than blood flowing through it's veins, I can't believe Tavi would make such a huge mistake.

    I don't care how long Varg can live or how tight he and Tavi are, eventually Varg won't be in charge and the next guy, in a perfectly natural predator move is going to decide Alera would really look nicer under a nice red Canish banner, and the Alerans will have lost their major advantage in fighting them. We've already established that the Canim are superior one-on-one and in numbers without Knight-level crafting, Canim with crafting of their own would be unstoppable.

    That's saying nothing of the Marat, who could be an even larger threat since their numbers weren't so decimated by the Vord.

    Huge, out of character mistake for Tavi and a big sticking point for me in what was otherwise a very enjoyable book.

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    Good as time as any to start, only 2 left.

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    Hate to repost, cause I saw this thread after the one in General, so I'll just repost here.


    Currently reading (and 75% done) with Stephen King's Under the Dome. I'm really liking it so far. It's a nice long read at 1074 pages, and has a lot of good characters. I don't think any other author I've read has the talent to make me hate a character as much as S.K. I kind of want to slow down reading it cause there probably won't be another King book for another year, but it's too good to put down.

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    Snow Crash. Almost done with it. The future of pizza delivery is retarded, but otherwise it's a fairly entertaining book. Gonna finish the Alvin Journeymaker books next (on the fourth book), then reread the Homecoming series.

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    Just started Wuthering Heights.

    Stop laughing.

    No, stop that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jakson View Post
    The future of pizza delivery is retarded
    You take that back.
    It's awesome, especially if you picture Uncle Enzo being performed by Ray Wise.

    Edit: also, as I'm going through the 2nd Alera, jesus, this guy could compete with George R.R. Martin in the "frequency of fucking over the characters" department. Completely unlike Dresden.

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    Just finished Under the Dome. VERY good book. Recommended to anyone that enjoys S.K. I always hate ending his books because I usually have qualms with some of the endings and hate to see his books end (Minus Dark Tower and a couple others) but I was completely and utterly satisfied at how this book ended.

    Overall it was a very different kind of story for him. It wasn't really horror about monsters or supernatural. I'm not going to give anything away, but it was more about what monsters humans can be. there are a good number of surprises in it. It was a different kind of fright he tried to induce on the reader. I think he did a very good job. A+!

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