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Old May 9th, 2012, 08:30 PM   #2351 (permalink)
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Ah - for something action-packed like that series (and a great series of movies it is), and easy to read on top of it, try Lee Child's series featuring Jack Reacher. Give it a spin at the book store or on your e-reader - very fast-paced and enjoyable. Not a fantasy series, however.
Jack Reacher books...I 2nd that opinion...highly recommended!

And...for the record about the above comment of reading the Jordan books in succession. Even if you do...they still slow to a crawl. It wasn't a matter of whether you could follow the books, it was a matter of the author actually progressing...the...fucking...story...fur...the... r....(gasp!)...
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Old May 10th, 2012, 09:20 AM   #2352 (permalink)
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And...for the record about the above comment of reading the Jordan books in succession. Even if you do...they still slow to a crawl. It wasn't a matter of whether you could follow the books, it was a matter of the author actually progressing...the...fucking...story...fur...the... r....(gasp!)...
I hear you loud and clear - but even if I falter again after half a dozen or so - I remember the first few fondly, and it won't be a complete waste of time - I hope!

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Old May 11th, 2012, 09:05 AM   #2353 (permalink)
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I hear you loud and clear - but even if I falter again after half a dozen or so - I remember the first few fondly, and it won't be a complete waste of time - I hope!

Fond memories...same here. For as much shit as the overall series receives, I remember totally being engulfed in it (basically read 1-7 in relatively quick succession), hence the screen name, but just willing to bear no more as I tried to tackle the books that came after that...

I still heartily recommend Eye Of The World as a great stand-alone novel...good times!

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Old May 11th, 2012, 09:31 AM   #2354 (permalink)
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Fond memories...same here. For as much shit as the overall series receives, I remember totally being engulfed in it (basically read 1-7 in relatively quick succession), hence the screen name, but just willing to bear no more as I tried to tackle the books that came after that...

I still heartily recommend Eye Of The World as a great stand-alone novel...good times!

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Old May 14th, 2012, 12:09 PM   #2355 (permalink)
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Old May 15th, 2012, 01:03 PM   #2356 (permalink)
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Old May 16th, 2012, 09:54 PM   #2357 (permalink)
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Wheel of time is going to have to wait apparently. Made it to chapter 3, chapter 4 if including the prologue.. but the audiobook from audible has issues. for example if I tell it to go to section two for example (which should be chapter 2), it'll go to the end of chapter 4.

I think I'm allowed a refund so until that title's fixed I may go with the Killing Floor as suggested to me as I've already used a free credit on it. Really weird considering the popularity of the title.
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Old May 17th, 2012, 10:53 AM   #2359 (permalink)
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And a fantastic ebook novella on the side...

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Old May 17th, 2012, 10:57 AM   #2360 (permalink)
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Hey Justin...

I know you are a zombie book nut. Have you read any of Tim Curran's books?

http://www.corpseking.com/Books.html
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Just finished Redemption Ark by Reynolds. I am really getting into his stuff.
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Quite a fun one. Plays out like a normal doctor who tv episode, this one being set on a pirate radio ship back in the day, and the only complaint was that Tennant's voice for one of male characters was a little iffy for me.
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Old May 24th, 2012, 09:16 AM   #2364 (permalink)
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Hey Justin...

I know you are a zombie book nut. Have you read any of Tim Curran's books?

http://www.corpseking.com/Books.html
I haven't, which is weird given how prolific the guy seems to be. I'll have to give him a try.
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This was a great short story. Stephen King and son doing Sons of Anarchy.

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Old May 24th, 2012, 02:43 PM   #2367 (permalink)
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The cover would lead you to believe it's smut, but it's not; it's a Lord John Grey novella that takes place during the French and Indian War. Two bucks for the Kindle.
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I have read the first three books in her Outlander series - then simply got side-tracked by Steven Erikson's massive Malazan series, but plan to return to Gabaldon's series again. Well-written, well-researched, with great character development - good stuff.
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Wondering if anyone has read Wool by Hugh Howey yet? I've only read the sample parts (on a kindle). Pretty damn good so far though!


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That one is high on my must-read list.
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After getting back to Honor Harrington, I've realized what the problem I have with these books are: there's no dramatic tension. Basically the enemies in these books are paper tigers and by the time Honor (or her allies) meet them, they are no real threat. It is actually a trend I see in a lot of millitary SF.

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My wife handed me this one. Never played the game this is based on and I've never been a big Adams fan. It definitely fits in with Adams' style of normal people getting lost in an uncontrolled automated system, but it is mostly pretty lightweight.
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Old May 31st, 2012, 07:03 PM   #2374 (permalink)
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Old June 3rd, 2012, 09:10 AM   #2375 (permalink)
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