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#181 Spartan184

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 03:33 AM

Just started reading Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld.


 

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 03:44 PM

Recently read the uglies series up to specials by Westerfield. He is very good at adding those little technical details that sells the story better, but the characters and what happens to them seems to be a bit more unplanned. Also, I was somewhat sceptical to him breaking the law of "author's name is bigger than book's name" rule, which usually does not work out for half-famous authors...

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 04:53 PM

Just started Embassytown by China Miéville. I really like this guy. That said, I have only read the first three pages of this one so far, so I honestly can't judge if it's any good yet.
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Posted 24 September 2011 - 06:40 PM

Just finished rereading Heart of Darkness, forgot how much I love that novella. I must read Conrad's other works.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 10:35 AM

Well after watching the Game of Thrones series I basically had to read the books. I'm up to the second book, A Clash of Kings. This can only whet my appetite for the second series, as it really is quite excellent.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 04:45 PM

hello .. now i am reading 'seser kobita' written by robindronath .. this is a bangla nobel.

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 10:08 PM

3, 2, 1....

 

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It's been quite a while since my last post from 2011, when I announced having started reading the Wheel of Time. Well, reading that series took me more than a year I think (excluding the last book, which came later), but I did it! Of course, it was f*ing epic, though it did get really slow around the late middle. I believe one entire book described events from only one or a few days. This didn't bother me all that much, but I can imagine that if you had been reading the series from early on, having to wait a long time for each book (like a friend of mine), it would have made you...ever so slightly annoyed.

 

As readers know, Robert Jordan, the author, died before finishing the series, but it was expertly completed by Brandon Sanderson, who I had never heard of until then. Like probably many others, I then read his other work: the Mistborn series, Warbreaker, Elantris, and others. Most recently I finished Words of Radiance, the latest and second book in his Stormlight Archive series, which is his most ambitious and greatest yet. Each of his series takes places in a unique and interesting world and has one or more unique, well thought out system(s) of magic.

Extra bonus points are given for the fact that the stories all take place in the same universe, called the Cosmere. While every series has its own story and problems, there is a common "superplot" as well, which you'll only pick up on if you read it all.

 

Some time ago, I was reading the Cuckoo's Calling, the detective novel written by J.K. Rowling under a pseudonym. I got distracted though, but picking it up again is next on my list.

 

Also, for lighter reading, Donald Duck pocket books :D


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Posted 19 June 2014 - 12:57 AM

Love Brandon Sanderson. I read Mistborn a couple of years ago and was very impressed by how well the 'verse was developed. I haven't yet gotten around to picking up his other books, but they are definitely on my list.

Currently I'm re-reading the Dragon Jousters, by Mercedes Lackey. Neat little series of books that mixes an ancient Egyptian setting with dragons and some magic. Notable for the care the author puts into describing the physiology of dragons, their habits in the wild, proper care and feeding, logistics of fighting on dragonback, and so forth. Details are something that really make a book come alive--like, for example, the fact that the languages Tolkien wrote into his books are completely functional.
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