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What book are you reading?

#1 Post by Hansi Kürsch » 05 Mar 2003 22:02

I´m reading for the second time The Silmarillion, I´m in the final chapter about The Rings

This book.... there´s no word to say how it´s awesome !
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#2 Post by knight_in_the_shadows » 06 Mar 2003 14:46

I agree that there are no words to describe that book!

Right now, I am reading The Dragonbone Chair by Tad Williams. Although I dont think that it is as good as LOTR, it still is far beyond much of the crap that they pass off as fantasy.
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#3 Post by oftheborg » 06 Mar 2003 22:12

Can the book be non-fiction?

I just finished "Icarus Hunt" by Timothy Zahn... I love Zahn. He is so different, but he puts together such a great story. It's a sci-fi mystery, and he gives you all of the clues, and he even explains them in the story, but you don't have a clue what's actually happening, this doesn't happen to me very often in books. The conclusion is so... well, I'll let you guys read it.

My next book is one of two different books that I found recently that caught my interest.
I'm going to tackle "The Forgotten History of the Western People" by Mike Gascoigne. He claims that there is evidence of lineage traced back to Noah's sons and grandsons. Evidence that is from Pre-Christian cultures in western europe including Wales, Scotland, and Ireland. I'm interested to see if he actually has something worth mentioning.

I also haven't ever read the Dragon lance chronicles, and I would love to purchase the 3 in 1 special edition that is annotated by Margaret Weiss and Tracy Hickman. I have read a lot of their other books, and this is obviously a very popular series.
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#4 Post by Silvana » 06 Mar 2003 23:10

I'm reading this thread at the Coffee Shop. Oops! :P
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#5 Post by Hansi Kürsch » 06 Mar 2003 23:18

Hey, do you know books about The Troy´s War?

I wanna know coz , the ANATO is almost all based on this history.

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#6 Post by oftheborg » 07 Mar 2003 04:19

Books like Homers Illiad?
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#7 Post by qwerqsar » 07 Mar 2003 16:22

I'm just reading the silmarillion for the third time and then will read the unfinisched tales of tolkien (it just rocks!)
to read troy's story, just find the illiad of homer and read the oddissey too, for it explains the last part of the war (at the beginning)
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#8 Post by Hansi Kürsch » 07 Mar 2003 23:02

Hey, thanxs for sugestions...

I must found out if it book exist in portuguese here in Brasil
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#9 Post by Guilherme » 08 Mar 2003 03:04

Reading Excalibur by Bernard Cornwell... Awesome , just awesome...
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#10 Post by Tanelorn » 08 Mar 2003 06:02

same answer as that thread in the coffee shop...


i'm reading Ken Follet's Pillars of Earth for the second time... awesome book.. sadly, i've never seen anybody talk about that book on that forum..

it's marcus favorite book.. (to be seen in the Band section of the HP)
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#11 Post by fantasypunk » 09 Mar 2003 04:53

dragons of a fallen sun(the first war of souls book) by weis/hickman

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#12 Post by Kliffoth » 09 Mar 2003 20:02

The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson
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#13 Post by E-chan » 10 Mar 2003 10:35

I'm just about to finish Polgara, the sorceress, and I'm glad that's over. I dreamt about the series yesterday, so that's my que to quit.
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#14 Post by Old Troll » 10 Mar 2003 12:01

"Noetic Logic" by Kalinowski. Good book, actually.
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#15 Post by Belgarath the Sorcerer » 10 Mar 2003 17:53

The wheel of time third book I can'remember what was books name in english.
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#16 Post by oftheborg » 10 Mar 2003 18:06

The Dragon Reborn=book III
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#17 Post by Blind_GuardiaNfan » 15 Mar 2003 19:17

"The Silmarillion" from J.R.R.
"Tomorrow, all will be known, and your not alone. So don't be afraid of the dark and cold. Cause the Bard's song still remain. They all will remain."

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#18 Post by Gandalf de Grijze » 15 Mar 2003 19:43

Star Wars - The New jedi Order: Star by Star (can't remember teh writer)

great series of books started with Star Wars - The New Jedi Order: Vector Prime by RA Salvatore
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#19 Post by Blind_GuardiaNfan » 15 Mar 2003 19:47

Isn't it in the "Vector Prime" book is when Chewbacca died, if I remembered right?
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#20 Post by Gandalf de Grijze » 15 Mar 2003 19:47

sadly yes, now anakin just died :cry:
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#21 Post by Blind_GuardiaNfan » 15 Mar 2003 20:03

I couldn't get into the later STAR WARS books.

Way too far ahead in the time line for me to really know what is going on in those books.


The ones that I kept up with were the ones that dealt with the storyline shortly before Episode 1 up to a few years after Return of the Jedi.

I think I stopped with the storyline at "Darksaber".

After that, it just got too far ahead in the timeline that I couldn't keep up with it anymore.

I think now, it is like 30 years after the events in Return of the Jedi happened, and that's just kind-of hard to keep up with.
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#22 Post by Gandalf de Grijze » 15 Mar 2003 20:17

mwah, not really

i love this series.. Yuuzhan Vong rule!!!!
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#23 Post by SamaeL » 16 Mar 2003 03:50

im reading Galilee by Clive Barker :) cool book
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#24 Post by Celuden Aerwyn » 16 Mar 2003 07:45

I'm in the middle of Sorcery Rising by Jude Fisher, who wrote the Lord Of The Rings Visual Companion. I'm also in the middle of Dragons Of A Vanished Moon.

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#25 Post by Silvana » 16 Mar 2003 19:10

NR: Alice in Wonderland.
Just finished a compilation of Groo the Wanderer, by Sergio Aragonés (you gotta love this guy) and Harlequin Valentine, a comic book of Neil Gaiman and this dude from The Books Of Magic; inspired in the Commedia del Arte.
And the usual geek magazines :P
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#26 Post by knight_in_the_shadows » 17 Mar 2003 15:36

Well, I just finished The Dragonbone chair, and I am starting The Stone of Farewell now. Great series! :)
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#27 Post by Yavanna_Kementari » 17 Mar 2003 15:56

Nothing at the moment...school absorbs all my time..but I'll read the silm once again and I hope a Salvatore book (so that I can tell how nice he copies Tolkien!! :twisted: :twisted: )

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#28 Post by Hurin » 19 Mar 2003 14:09

Tree man in a boat, by Jerom K. Jerome very good anf funny its really worth the time. I am going to have to weit to read the Silmarillion again, Already read it 7 times, need some rest :oops: :shock: 8)
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#29 Post by Shadowdaughter » 19 Mar 2003 14:48

I just finfished "Good Omens" by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. Read a lot in the train and people around me started wondering cause I was laughing all the time. Very funny book.

Next I'm going to finish reading the History of Middle Earth Vol. 6 Return of the Shadow and after that perhaps the Silmarillion or The Lays of Beleriand.

And after that I will start reading the New Jedi Order Series.

And after that... well I'm not planning further ahead than three or four months. :wink:
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#30 Post by ChiefMaster » 19 Mar 2003 19:28

Micheal Moore
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..when your are politically interested you should read it
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#31 Post by Fram » 19 Mar 2003 19:42

At the moment I'm reading "A History Of The World in 10 1/2 Chapters" by Julian Barnes.
Great book! It's so hilarious when Barnes ridicules the sotry about Noah's Ark it's very interesting, when he describes the picture "The raft of the Medusa" by Gericault, and it's shocking when he tells us about the fate of the 900 jewish refugees of the St. Louis.
A book really worth reading it!
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#32 Post by Nimwen » 20 Mar 2003 14:49

now i am reading 'DragonLance Tales',edited by M.Weis and T.Hickman.
a few weeks ago i read LoTR again.Although i like DragonLance very much,LoTR is always my precious!
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#33 Post by bec01 » 20 Mar 2003 18:13

Fram,

I've read "History..." twice so far and I've enjoyed it tremendously both times. It really is an interesting perspective, although each reading struck me a different way, perhaps because of changes in my personal perspectives in the time between readings.

The Noah's Ark story is truly classic and a favorite, as is the termite/woodworm trial for destroying the bishop's chair/throne.

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#34 Post by bec01 » 20 Mar 2003 18:18

Shadowdaughter,

Its been a number of years since I read "Good Omens", but I recall it being as entertaining as you've indicated.

Now, if I only had time to revisit all the wonderful books I've read, not to mention all the new ones that lie waiting and un-read!

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#35 Post by Tomas » 21 Mar 2003 15:30

hm walking through the book store today I noted that the new Jordan book is out... So I guess I'll be reading that soon.
Instead though, I picked up something called Sheepfarmer's Daughter, by Elizabeth Moon, which in fact will be the first new fantasy I read since the last Jordan :p
And though the book seems to be very standard and cliched, well it's about a girl running away from home and taking up the sword.
What can I say... girls rebelling against their standard role with marriage and cooking and stuff, to become power fighters instead. :D
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#36 Post by Dorian Falkenmond » 21 Mar 2003 20:35

At the moment I'm reading MacBeth.
It's quite difficult for me to understand because
it's the English book and I realized that I still
have to learn something.... But I won't give up!!! :x

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#37 Post by oftheborg » 21 Mar 2003 20:46

Hey, if you have any problems, you have a whole bunch of guys that will help you out with your english. :P :wink:
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#38 Post by Shadowdaughter » 21 Mar 2003 23:42

Dorian Falkenmond wrote:At the moment I'm reading MacBeth.
It's quite difficult for me to understand because
it's the English book and I realized that I still
have to learn something.... But I won't give up!!!



Read it at School too. If you need some help, feel free to ask. Some interpretations I can remember and the others I've written down before the tests. :)
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#39 Post by Ithilien » 22 Mar 2003 13:51

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#40 Post by Dorian Falkenmond » 22 Mar 2003 14:05

Thanks a lot.
But at the moment I would only like to know if I understood
everything correctly. I'm at act II scene II.
Here is a short summary as I understood it so far:
-battle won,thaine of Cawdor=traitor
-Macb. + Banquo meet 3 witches; they call him thaine of
Cawdor and tell him that he has a chance to be king.
-King tells him that he's now thaine of Cawdor, too.
-Lady M. is happy
-king comes to srtay at Macb.'s castle.
-Lady M + Macb. murder the king

Is this correct so far :?: :?: :?:
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#41 Post by Setril » 23 Mar 2003 15:01

Here is a short summary as I understood it so far:
-battle won,thaine of Cawdor=traitor
-Macb. + Banquo meet 3 witches; they call him thaine of
Cawdor and tell him that he has a chance to be king.
-King tells him that he's now thaine of Cawdor, too.
-Lady M. is happy
-king comes to srtay at Macb.'s castle.
-Lady M + Macb. murder the king

Yes it is all correct,nevertheless you should remember that the witches tell Banquo that one of his sons(he only has one I think) will be king and that Macbeth kills some servants and claims that they killed the king,because of the dagger the king was killed with.
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#42 Post by Dorian Falkenmond » 23 Mar 2003 15:39

Oh...
then it is Banquo's son who ought to be king... I thought
it would be MacBeth... now I understand
thank you :D

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#43 Post by Setril » 23 Mar 2003 15:44

Ehr I think you got something wrong there,they say that Macbeth will be king,and when talking to Banquo they say that he won't be king but one of his sons,as I posted before the things you understood where correct,I just wanted to add something :).

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#44 Post by Drizzt_gr » 16 Apr 2003 22:32

Salvatore's - Sea of Swords
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#45 Post by miming » 18 Apr 2003 19:27

Wilburg Smith River God
Tad Williams Dragon bone chair
David Eddings Redemption of Althalus
Patricia Telesco The magic of folk wisdom

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#46 Post by Dorian Falkenmond » 18 Apr 2003 22:28

Yes....
I finally finished MacBeth :D
Nice ending :twisted:


But which book now ???

I think I'll read the eternal champion again
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#47 Post by Zhuge Liang » 20 Apr 2003 08:20

Currently reading Dragons of a Lost Star and The Soulforge

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#48 Post by Kain DragonRose » 21 Apr 2003 04:14

I just finished Redemtion Of Althulas (sp?) By David Eddings, really good book one of his best. I think I might read the 10th book Of Wheel Of Time, but they're becoming so hard to get through -_-' I nearly gave up in the 8th and 9th book.
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#49 Post by Lilith » 21 Apr 2003 10:30

Right now,I am reading Zelazny's Chronicles of Amber (I'm somewhere around book 4 or 5,am not completely sure which one...),and re-reading Gaiman's American Gods...but really I should be reading some boring books for school....*yawn*
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#50 Post by gurufinwe » 21 Apr 2003 12:34

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