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Discussion in 'Symphony X (Unofficial)' started by v01c354nd51gn5, Sep 20, 2004.

  1. ABQShredHead

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    Ooh, Lost Chronicles. Thanks for reminding me. I read those books way back when. Maybe I need to go back into all the new stuff since the original series.

    Joel Rosenberg's Jon Bennett series is quite good, though not sci-fi. The Last Jihad, et al, deals with some very interesting terrorism scenarios.
     
  2. Kenneth R.

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    I almost never quit a book once I've started it, but The Black Company by Glen Cook is having severe difficulties maintaining my interest. It's so two dimensional. Characters don't change at all, and there is nothing between the lines. Just a story written in plainer English than my taste favors.

    I may end up dropping it and picking up Kraken. At least Mieville hasn't disappointed me yet!
     
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    Yeah, just read them all(Chronicles Lost & Original) in that order. Since I read them all kinda separate from each other, I am gonna wait a few years and then read them in their proper sequence.
     
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    I'm currently rereading all of The Sandman by Neil Gaiman. Amazing.
     
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    I have been meaning to check out Neil Gaiman for a while now. Any recommendations on where to start?
     
  6. Kenneth R.

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    American Gods.
     
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    Definitely American Gods. If you're into comics/graphic novels, definitely Sandman.
     
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    Okay thanks, I'll go with American Gods. That seems to be his most respected novel. I'll get to it as soon as I finish The Scar.
     
  9. Kenneth R.

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    So, Kraken is excellent so far. But, I caution readers to be at least familiar with London idiosyncrasies before reading it to fully understand the slang, geography, and cultural references.
     
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    Does he overuse the word "ostentatious" in it?

    I can say without an inkling of a doubt that Perdido Street Station and The Scar are in my top 15 books ever, but holy crap I have never heard "ostentatious" used so many times. It's on every page! It's like the episode of South Park where they have the meter in the bottom right of the screen to count the number of times "shit" is said.
     
  11. Kenneth R.

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    He doesn't. He has another word he's in love with this year. :lol:

    The writing is still beyond excellent, but I know what you mean
     
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    George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" series is coming to HBO in April. The series is call "A Game of Thrones", which is the title of the first book and it boasts Sean Bean in a lead role. The books were great and Martin is one of my favorite authors of all time. I'm really looking forward to the series.

    Mac
     
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    I just finished [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Gods-Demon-Wayne-Barlowe/dp/0765348659/ref=tmm_mmp_title_0"]God's Demon[/ame], recommended by shadowmac a while ago on here and by many others throughout my web travels, and I was blown away. If you're at all into the Paradise Lost / Dante's Inferno "mythos," you should definitely check it out.

    Now I'm reading A. C. Clarke's Childhood's End, then Clive Barker's Imagica, then Hyperion!
     
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    Reading this reminds me. I need to finish that off. Read the first half, never got round to finishing the second. Great book.
     
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    All kinds of Gene Wolfe. Thanks, Ken.
     
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    Word Jeff.

    I'm still working through my epic pile of gift-books. Zelazny currently.
     
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    I have a copy of Shadow & Claw that needs to be read soon!

    Currently reworking my way through Hyperion/Fall of Hyperion. Incredible! I think after that I'm going to start reading Iain M. Banks' Surface Detail. Hopefully by then Embassytown will be released!
     
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    well, still on project in CA so I missed the Boston book tour of Wise Man's Fear. Will pick up a copy when I get back
     
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    Journey of Souls: Case Studies of Life Between Lives
     
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    Trickle Up Poverty- Michael Savage.....Must Read.
     

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