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Posted 27 July 2012 - 08:54 AM

I don't think Rand vs a week in the rock-city projects is a good trade off.. but a few days for sure! Hahaha..
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Posted 27 July 2012 - 11:15 PM

I just finished Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore. A quick, humorous read, though I think it takes a certain kind of humor to enjoy. Not sure what's next.
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Posted 29 July 2012 - 05:56 PM

View Postmodi123_1, on 27 July 2012 - 01:50 PM, said:

I really dug William Gibson's Big End trilogy..


What would you say is the best Gibson trilogy? I have the complete Sprawl and Bridge Trilogy and read Neuromancer and Idoru. I also own the first of the Big End trilogy, but I haven't got around to reading it. The next Gibson on my reading list is Count Zero.
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Posted 30 July 2012 - 08:28 AM

View Poststrawhat89, on 27 July 2012 - 03:39 AM, said:

@AnalyticLunatic Thanks for the link. Can't wait for The Doors of Stone! Any idea when it'll be out?

Also for fantasy lovers, 'The Demon Cycle' trilogy by Peter Brett is pretty cool. The first book is called 'The Painted/Warded Man'.


Quite welcome strawhat89! Currently there is no release date set, but considering "The Name of the Wind" (2007), then "The Wise Man's Fear" (2011), I think it will be probably 2014-2015ish for "The Doors of Stone". Maybe slightly longer if Rothfuss sticks to a true Trilogy.
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Posted 30 July 2012 - 09:10 AM

View Postxclite, on 28 July 2012 - 12:15 AM, said:

I just finished Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore. A quick, humorous read, though I think it takes a certain kind of humor to enjoy. Not sure what's next.

i read lamb and immediately followed it up with I, Lucifer, and it was great. so, maybe do that?
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Posted 30 July 2012 - 09:17 AM

Just finished Unseen Academicals and Snuff from Pratchett. Good reads as always, although it's interesting to see where the characters have gone. I never thought Vetinari would expand his diet, much less get drunk.
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Posted 30 July 2012 - 12:17 PM

View Postsupersloth, on 30 July 2012 - 12:10 PM, said:

View Postxclite, on 28 July 2012 - 12:15 AM, said:

I just finished Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore. A quick, humorous read, though I think it takes a certain kind of humor to enjoy. Not sure what's next.

i read lamb and immediately followed it up with I, Lucifer, and it was great. so, maybe do that?

Noted. I'm currently into Soul of a New Machine.
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Posted 30 July 2012 - 12:29 PM

I found the 'Average American Male' pretty amusing. My buddy recommended it and he danced a jig when I finished it and moved on to the more thick, but equally devastating, follow up called "The Lie". Mind you my buddy is one of those "non book readers".. he claims he finds magazines more helpful, but I claim if it wasn't for his work email he has a high probably of being illiterate after college.

Either way - both books are of a highly adult nature. theme, and wording...
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Posted 30 July 2012 - 12:34 PM

View Postxclite, on 30 July 2012 - 02:17 PM, said:

Noted. I'm currently into Soul of a New Machine.


That was a pretty good one. I have it filed next to The Cuckoo's Egg and the Hacker Crackdown in my mental bookshelf - good in-depth reporting on life in the trenches in the pre-WWW era.
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Posted 30 July 2012 - 01:02 PM

Has anyone read this book? I am a bit leery on books post movies (since they are just script rehashes), but I think this came out first, right?

The Repossession Mambo
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Posted 01 August 2012 - 02:04 PM

Well.. this is certainly going on my 'to read list': Dennis the Wild Bull - a children's book by Dennis Rodman.
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Posted 04 August 2012 - 02:54 AM

Lords of the Bow - Conn Iggulden
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Posted 04 August 2012 - 03:30 AM

@Roonil Love the handle! Did you use a faulty spell-check keyboard?
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Posted 04 August 2012 - 03:52 AM

&strawhat89 It was either that or a screwed up AutoCorrect.
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Posted 08 August 2012 - 11:49 AM

I do enjoy me some Richard Kadrey's Sandman Slim books. I just snagged Aloha from Hell, and I see that Devil Said Bang is dropping hardcover at the end of the month.

The Sandman slim are hysterically fun books. All noire-ish with pretentious LA tossed in.. all sorts of magic/fey/devils tossed in to make it more than awesome. Basically moderate level magic user's group goes wild, the main guy gets chucked into hell, works his way in the arenas.. escapes.. and now is a sort of detective meets enforcer meets fixer type.

Sadly, I do believe this will be the last general paper novel I will buy...
I am starting to loath going to B&N anymore.. browsing is just losing the appeal... their tech books are non existant and fiction is either that 'game of porceline thrones' shennaigans or 'fifty shades of gray twat'. I do miss me some Borders.

I figure get a nook, buy my fiction on the tubes, and deal with more amazon for technical books. *sigh*
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