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Re: What book are you reading?

#1201 Post by Desert_Storm » 10 Jun 2010 01:47

Hesse - Der Steppenwolf
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Re: What book are you reading?

#1202 Post by Led Guardian » 20 Jun 2010 03:21

Stephen King - The Gunslinger

After a false start a couple of years ago, I've finally decided to read this series.
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#1203 Post by Desert_Storm » 20 Jun 2010 12:38

Good luck! It keeps getting better until it peaks in Wizard/Glass, and afterwards, well, judge yourself ;)
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#1204 Post by Led Guardian » 21 Jun 2010 04:06

Also reading Brian Jacques - Martin the Warrior for a little nostalgia trip (and yes, these books still make me hungry)
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#1205 Post by Led Guardian » 25 Jun 2010 04:52

Mistborn: The Final Empire - Brandon Sanderson
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#1206 Post by SozosMichael » 25 Jun 2010 14:33

Stephen King Goes to the Movies. Awesome book.

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#1207 Post by Arwen Arianna » 26 Jun 2010 10:32

I'll pick up Robert Jordan's "The Dragon Reborn" again today...
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Re: What book are you reading?

#1208 Post by Cigoth » 27 Jun 2010 02:28

Just finished the Dark Tower series and I am very impressed. The ending is genius and leaves you thinking for quite a time.
The story as a whole is so beautiful, powerful and full of emotions. All characters are well-developed and unique, especially Randall Flagg has a very stong and vivid identity.
I really recommand it to those who haven't yet read it. :)

Now currently I am reading a book about western philosophy which is very interesting.

On my to-read list are: the Silmarillion, Dune and maybe the Wheel of Time.
I am also planning on reading The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx.
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Re: What book are you reading?

#1209 Post by Metal Fan » 27 Jun 2010 03:52

The Hobbit
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Re: What book are you reading?

#1210 Post by Led Guardian » 27 Jun 2010 06:07

Cigoth wrote:Just finished the Dark Tower series and I am very impressed. The ending is genius and leaves you thinking for quite a time.
The story as a whole is so beautiful, powerful and full of emotions. All characters are well-developed and unique, especially Randall Flagg has a very stong and vivid identity.
I really recommand it to those who haven't yet read it. :)

Now currently I am reading a book about western philosophy which is very interesting.

On my to-read list are: the Silmarillion, Dune and maybe the Wheel of Time.
I am also planning on reading The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx.
I just read The Gunslinger, and I thought it was a good book. However, I either am just not into that style of writing, or it's not the kind of book I want to read right now, because I don't find myself wanting to read the next one. Maybe I will later.
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Re: What book are you reading?

#1211 Post by Cigoth » 30 Jun 2010 01:25

Led Guardian wrote: I just read The Gunslinger, and I thought it was a good book. However, I either am just not into that style of writing, or it's not the kind of book I want to read right now, because I don't find myself wanting to read the next one. Maybe I will later.
Yeah that's pretty much the problem with Stephen King's writings. Alot of people love his style but as many people hate it.
I also had some hard times reading his books. I notice people stopping after the first book because it just doesn't motivate enough to read the second one, which makes perfect sense to me.

The second one had some exciting parts, but it was really the third one that motivated me to continue the series. I rushed some parts in books 4, 5 and 6 (book 4 was really beautiful though), but then in book 7 the story really became interesting again. I think the story as whole is a true masterpiece of imagination. Using books to transfer that story is tricky of course.
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Re: What book are you reading?

#1212 Post by Cerbere » 30 Jun 2010 03:07

A Feast for Crows

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#1213 Post by Led Guardian » 08 Jul 2010 23:30

Well of Ascension - Brandon Sanderson
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Re: What book are you reading?

#1214 Post by faery » 09 Jul 2010 08:44

Led Guardian wrote:Also reading Brian Jacques - Martin the Warrior for a little nostalgia trip (and yes, these books still make me hungry)
You know those books too! Yay!

(might sound strange to you, but in Holland Jacques never really caught on, but I loved the (translated) books as a kid)

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Re: What book are you reading?

#1215 Post by Andreas » 09 Jul 2010 15:22

Fool's Errand by Robin Hobb

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#1216 Post by Led Guardian » 10 Jul 2010 02:45

faery wrote:
Led Guardian wrote:Also reading Brian Jacques - Martin the Warrior for a little nostalgia trip (and yes, these books still make me hungry)
You know those books too! Yay!

(might sound strange to you, but in Holland Jacques never really caught on, but I loved the (translated) books as a kid)
:mrgreen:

I loved those books when I was younger. Got every one of them that came out.

NR: The Hero of Ages - Brandon Sanderson and Mossflower - Brian Jacques
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#1217 Post by Desert_Storm » 13 Jul 2010 16:16

Just started A Game Of Thrones. My expectations are quite high.
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#1218 Post by Led Guardian » 14 Jul 2010 07:19

Warbreaker - Brandon Sanderson
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Re: What book are you reading?

#1219 Post by Cerbere » 16 Jul 2010 03:23

Desert_Storm wrote:Just started A Game Of Thrones. My expectations are quite high.
Don't worry, you'll enjoy it

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#1220 Post by The Ranger » 19 Jul 2010 13:26

helloah!

it's been a long time since I logged in these forums and im sure not many remember me.

anyhow,i was wondering if someone could perhaps suggest a book about the american civil war?
i am really interested in that era but i cant seem to find a decent book.

im looking for a either a book based on historic facts,or perhaps a historic novel(? meaning there could be perhaps a plot based around a main character,and while this plot evolves we get to learn more about this time period)

and to remain on-topic:

Reading the awesome trilogy of Bernard Cornwell about the Arthurian legend.

Just finished the first book: King of Winter
Now reading the second :Enemy of God
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#1221 Post by Daijin » 19 Jul 2010 14:19

Finished Ayn Rand: Atlas Shrugged. Great book!

New reading Ben Goldacre: Bad Science.
So, supposed a robot wants to kill all the humans that makes him "a radical".
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#1222 Post by power_dysfunction » 20 Jul 2010 04:13

Reading The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell. I'm only halfway through, but this book has awed me every page. It's just one of those books that completely changes the way you look at the world.
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Re: What book are you reading?

#1223 Post by T3hOverlord » 20 Jul 2010 19:51

Led Guardian wrote:
Cigoth wrote:Just finished the Dark Tower series and I am very impressed. The ending is genius and leaves you thinking for quite a time.
The story as a whole is so beautiful, powerful and full of emotions. All characters are well-developed and unique, especially Randall Flagg has a very stong and vivid identity.
I really recommand it to those who haven't yet read it. :)

Now currently I am reading a book about western philosophy which is very interesting.

On my to-read list are: the Silmarillion, Dune and maybe the Wheel of Time.
I am also planning on reading The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx.
I just read The Gunslinger, and I thought it was a good book. However, I either am just not into that style of writing, or it's not the kind of book I want to read right now, because I don't find myself wanting to read the next one. Maybe I will later.
I felt the same way, the gunslinger wasnt anything amazing, the story takes a whole new direction and really finds its voice in The Drawing of The Three, its completely different from the gunslinger, i kind of forced myself to start tDot3 but when I did, after the first couple chapters, i fell in love :D

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Re: What book are you reading?

#1224 Post by Led Guardian » 23 Jul 2010 05:17

Empress - Karen Miller
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#1225 Post by The Ranger » 23 Jul 2010 22:48

finished the Arthurian trilogy(AMAZING ending)

now reading:

Bram Stoker's Dracula
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#1226 Post by The_Soulforged » 23 Jul 2010 23:05

The Devine Comedy
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#1227 Post by Dante Aurelius » 27 Jul 2010 22:11

The_Soulforged wrote:The Devine Comedy
Dante Alighieri?

I'm waiting for the last books of Wheel of Time. Current spare time books: Harald Welzer - Das kommunikative Gedächtnis (just about: The communicative memory) and a overview-book on ancient greek art and architecture.

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#1228 Post by The_Soulforged » 27 Jul 2010 23:01

Dante Alighieri?
Yes. ....oh, du wohnst ja ganz in der Nähe von mir. :)
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#1229 Post by Arwen Arianna » 28 Jul 2010 15:38

The Ranger wrote:now reading:

Bram Stoker's Dracula
Best vampire novel ever.
I picked up Robert Jordan's "The Dragon Reborn" again...
apart from that I'm reading several books about merit goods and Tolkien for University...
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#1230 Post by Tarnag_Peppe » 28 Jul 2010 17:46

You've read the saga of Drizzt, by RA Salvatore?
is wonderful :D

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Re: What book are you reading?

#1231 Post by spamel » 28 Jul 2010 18:27

The Ranger wrote:helloah!

it's been a long time since I logged in these forums and im sure not many remember me.

anyhow,i was wondering if someone could perhaps suggest a book about the american civil war?
i am really interested in that era but i cant seem to find a decent book.

im looking for a either a book based on historic facts,or perhaps a historic novel(? meaning there could be perhaps a plot based around a main character,and while this plot evolves we get to learn more about this time period)

and to remain on-topic:

Reading the awesome trilogy of Bernard Cornwell about the Arthurian legend.

Just finished the first book: King of Winter
Now reading the second :Enemy of God
Look up The Journals of Robert Rogers, it is excellent!

I just finished The Road (Nearly committed suicide after that, bloody depressing!) and am just about to start Into the Wild (another depressing story!) so if you don't ever hear from me again you'll know why! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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#1232 Post by The Ranger » 30 Jul 2010 10:52

Arwen Arianna wrote:
The Ranger wrote:now reading:

Bram Stoker's Dracula
Best vampire novel ever.
I picked up Robert Jordan's "The Dragon Reborn" again...
apart from that I'm reading several books about merit goods and Tolkien for University...
oh yes,quite awesome book it was indeed.
the ending was somehow expectable,though the characters were really well-made,especially the madman Renfield.

Now I'm thinking about starting a novel of James Jackson titled 'Pilgrim',as it is about the crusades.
Spamel wrote: Look up The Journals of Robert Rogers, it is excellent!
thanks,i will surely look for it-been looking for a book about the civil war for AGES :D
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#1233 Post by NDS » 30 Jul 2010 11:47

The Revenge of the dwarves
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#1234 Post by Dante Aurelius » 01 Aug 2010 13:40

The_Soulforged wrote:
Dante Alighieri?
Yes. ....oh, du wohnst ja ganz in der Nähe von mir. :)
Das kann ich nun nicht beurteilen, aber ich glaube dir das einfach mal. ^^

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#1235 Post by The_Soulforged » 01 Aug 2010 13:57

Das kann ich nun nicht beurteilen, aber ich glaube dir das einfach mal. ^^
:mrgreen:

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#1236 Post by Dante Aurelius » 01 Aug 2010 15:03

The_Soulforged wrote:Ich wohne in Paderborn
OMG ... da habe ich mal studiert. :mrgreen:

for not being too offtopic:
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#1237 Post by LittleMissMetal » 01 Aug 2010 16:14

David Gemmell - Winter Warriors

Probably joint second favourite of his (with White Wolf), behind Legend :D
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#1238 Post by Dabs92 » 01 Aug 2010 23:15

The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower by Stephen King

Most likely going to move onto Wheel of Time after this.

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#1239 Post by Cigoth » 02 Aug 2010 05:17

I just put the Wheel of Time series on my eReader... now I have no excuse left to not read it. :D
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#1240 Post by Alija Vila » 02 Aug 2010 22:53

While I'm waiting for a friend with Frank's Dune (I finished the prequels) - The Talisman (King & Straub novel)

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#1241 Post by Cigoth » 07 Aug 2010 03:59

Actually I found another excuse not to read Wheel of Time yet. :mrgreen:

I am now reading The Innkeeper's song by Peter S. Beagle. That's where Road Of No Release is based on. :)
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#1242 Post by Daijin » 08 Aug 2010 10:36

Started reading in Wacken: David Gemmell: Legend. The only fitting reading for Wacken. ;)
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#1243 Post by Cerbere » 11 Aug 2010 05:49

I read a few of the Scott Pilgrim graphic novels, preparing for the movie coming out on friday.

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#1244 Post by Led Guardian » 11 Aug 2010 06:55

Karen Miller - The Riven Kingdom
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#1245 Post by Led Guardian » 12 Aug 2010 06:35

Karen Miller - Hammer of God
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#1246 Post by prongs » 12 Aug 2010 11:51

David Gemmell - Rigante. Midnight Hawk

Amazing book...however I prefer the series' first: "Sword in the Storm"
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#1247 Post by spamel » 12 Aug 2010 16:07

Just started the Darksword Trilogy, Simkin has arrived so it is going to get very silly from here on in! I love this trilogy, but refuse to read the "fourth" add on book that was wrote as an after thought. I'll keep it as a trilogy, it was better that way.
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#1248 Post by Arwen Arianna » 12 Aug 2010 18:16

Currently reading Tolkiens essay "On Fairy-Stories", to be found in "Tree and Leaf"... very interesting...
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#1249 Post by Led Guardian » 15 Aug 2010 04:30

Arwen Arianna wrote:Currently reading Tolkiens essay "On Fairy-Stories", to be found in "Tree and Leaf"... very interesting...
That it was.
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#1250 Post by power_dysfunction » 15 Aug 2010 06:30

A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge.
Though the towers of the city are denied to we men of clay
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Frightened in the silence -
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