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Discussion in 'Nevermore' started by dreaming neon darkspot, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. DarkNoise

    DarkNoise Grotesque Butchery Rabbit

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    That's about five people I've heard say that "John Dies at the End" is actually a good book. I should give it a try. A lot of stuff on Permuted Press looks awesome though. And having never read the Dark Tower series. Is it one I should go to the library and check out one at a time, buy one at a time, or just buy the whole damn thing right now?
     
  2. Chromatose

    Chromatose Squid pro quo

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    I'm always a "buy one at a time" kind of person when it comes to series, because you never know at which point you'll either burn out, stop caring about the series, etc.
     
  3. El Stormo

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    You can safely buy parts I through IV (The Gunslinger, The Drawing of the Three, The Waste Lands and Wizard and Glass), I'll give you my personal guarantee on that. However, V and the rest are not worth reading.
     
  4. Chromatose

    Chromatose Squid pro quo

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    I couldn't even make it through Wizard and Glass, but I totally recommend the first 3. Maybe I'll try getting back into that book and finishing up the rest, we'll see.
     
  5. Karmic

    Karmic speedy meatmonger

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    I'd definately recommend 5 as well, 6 is pretty good too but much more just leading up to the last book etc.

    I can understand though how people don't really like the fourth one, I didn't think it was too bad though :p
     
  6. El Stormo

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    I though Wolves of the Calla seriously marked the decline.
     
  7. Karmic

    Karmic speedy meatmonger

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    to each their own I guess. it was between the previous one and that one where it went from building up and putting background to everything into starting to aim it towards an eventual end
     
  8. El Stormo

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    Mmm. What bothered me most about WotC (no, not Wizards of the Coast) is that nothing really happened in that book.
     
  9. dreaming neon darkspot

    dreaming neon darkspot natures' retard

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    reading Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier... i haven't even left for work yet and i'm already thinking about how i can't wait to get home tonight so i can get back to this book
     
  10. derek

    derek Grey Eminence

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    Nicholas Nassim Taleb's "Black Swan" and I'm reading some Popper.
     
  11. Lies and Perfidy

    Lies and Perfidy Gentleman of the Road

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    Borrowed Richard K Morgan's The Cold Commands, his second fantasy novel. I think he might be going a little too far in pursuit of gritty, brutal, not-Papa-Tolkien-anymore fantasy, but the characters are engaging and the story is extremely well paced. I should really check out his sci-fi stuff sometime.
     
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    Reading "I Am America" (and so can you!) by Stephen Colbert. This will work until Hyperion arrives in the mail.
     
  13. Pitiless Wanderer

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    I'll be getting the Kindle Touch when it's released in one week. I'm excited.
     
  14. Jace_Mereel

    Jace_Mereel Freakame, Freakayou!

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    The last in the trilogy and it is such a good series. It's a really gritty hard fantasy book with tons of fighting, and the author does an amazing job at character portrayal and story-telling.
     
  15. dreaming neon darkspot

    dreaming neon darkspot natures' retard

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    reading: the 70th page of the novel i'm working on
     
  16. Lies and Perfidy

    Lies and Perfidy Gentleman of the Road

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    HELL AND FUCK YES. Joe is probably one of the best fantasy authors writing today. I'm pleased to say that his two stand-alones continue increasing in quality, with The Heroes possibly being my favorite spec-fic release of 2011.

    And unlike all my other favorite fantasy authors, he just shits out books constantly!
     
  17. Lies and Perfidy

    Lies and Perfidy Gentleman of the Road

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    Sweet. Nano or just writing it?
     
  18. Shpongled

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    1984


    Finally.
     
  19. dreaming neon darkspot

    dreaming neon darkspot natures' retard

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    started writing it like a month ago, but now that it's nanowrimo, it makes me feel even more accomplished! :Spin:
     
  20. Pitiless Wanderer

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    Just finished Confront and Conceal by NYT reporter David E Sanger. Also finished Jared Diamond's epic Guns Germs and Steel, which should be required reading. There's a reason it's on the state department's reading list.
     

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