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Old 11-06-2012, 08:40 AM   #311 (permalink)
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Finished The Strain. Don't think I'm going to continue the trilogy.

I'm attempting to read Gene Wolf's The Shadow of the Torturer. I've tried reading this book 3 times but couldn't get 100 pages in.
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:33 AM   #312 (permalink)
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Stopped the Shadow of the Torturer again. Just don't seem to like Wolfe's style of writing.

I read S. M. Stirling's An Island in the Sea of Time (Nantucket series book 1), which is about what happens when the island of Nantucket and all it's residents get transported back to 1250 B.C.

It was pretty neat. I have book 2, but put it aside because Joe Abercrombie's A Red Country came out. Already seeing some of the characters from the First Law trilogy and his standalone novels in the book.
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:45 AM   #313 (permalink)
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"The Borrowers Avenged"... To my 4-year-old at bed time...
"The Borribles" by Michael de Larrabeiti is another good read/listen to dad read for a child but maybe a little older then 4.

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Old 11-15-2012, 09:16 AM   #314 (permalink)
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"Ordinary Heroes" by Scott Turow

JAG officer gets sent to find and arrest an OSS officer who's gone off the reservation...and ends up pressed into front line infantry command as the only available commissioned officer when he drops into the middle of the Battle of the Bulge chasing the guy.
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:43 PM   #315 (permalink)
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Couldn't sleep last night, so I finished the second of the Night Angel trilogy by Brent Weeks. Was good, interesting ending, def going to pick up the last book to see how it turns out.

My only gripe is it almost seems forced in some spots how characters inexplicably cross paths.

Also finished Ready Player One. It was entertaining, and nice to see all the 80s references, even if sometimes they felt forced. Sometimes it felt like needless name dropping, but it was an entertaining read and good Science fiction. Would definitely suggest to others.

Going to start up the second Mistborn novel this weekend while I'm on the road.
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:16 PM   #316 (permalink)
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The Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne

It's about the last Druid on earth named Atticus. Atticus has lived several thousand years and over that time has become quite powerful. Over those thousands of years he learned many secrets. Some of which give him eternal youth. Others like binding himself to cold iron have allowed him to be almost impermeable to magic. Because he is a druid he has the ability to draw power from the earth. Atticus has some interesting friends too! A death goddess named Morgan, a couple of bad A attorneys who happen to be a vampire and several werwolf's. He sleeps with several goddesses, is responsible for killing a couple of gods and has a drink with Jesus. One of the best series I have read in a long time. Kevin Hearne's next book in the series is coming out on the 27th, I am stoked!
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Old 11-16-2012, 02:07 PM   #317 (permalink)
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Old 11-16-2012, 02:28 PM   #318 (permalink)
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Colonies in Space by T. A. Heppenheimer. Classic stuff.
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Old 11-16-2012, 03:05 PM   #319 (permalink)
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It's about the last Druid on earth named Atticus. Atticus has lived several thousand years and over that time has become quite powerful. Over those thousands of years he learned many secrets. Some of which give him eternal youth. Others like binding himself to cold iron have allowed him to be almost impermeable to magic. Because he is a druid he has the ability to draw power from the earth. Atticus has some interesting friends too! A death goddess named Morgan, a couple of bad A attorneys who happen to be a vampire and several werwolf's. He sleeps with several goddesses, is responsible for killing a couple of gods and has a drink with Jesus. One of the best series I have read in a long time. Kevin Hearne's next book in the series is coming out on the 27th, I am stoked!
I've got that tagged as a Want to Read. Looks like fun.
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Re-reading "Fear and loathing in Las Vegas" for the hell of it

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