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Discussion in 'ProgPower USA Lounge' started by Rakosh, Aug 16, 2007.

  1. Yippee38

    Yippee38 Living the dream!

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    Really? That might be worthwhile. I only drive about 1/2 hour to work, and the same back, but I only go to work once or twice a week (gone for 4 days, then home), so I go through books really slow.

    Yup. I've read that series. Good stuff.

    LOL. I just finished the Powder Mage Trilogy. While it's not the best fantasy I've every read, it was enjoyable, and well narrated (I thought). I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it though. It was a fun series.

    I have, and I've liked everything so far. That might make a good choice as I've not read everything by him.

    Lots of good recommends there guys. Thanks. I'll see which are available.
     
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    BTW Lek, I looked into putting my account on hold. It's for 3 months and you can only do it once per year. That won't be enough for me, but I did find out that they have a new account type (silver) that is $7 per month, and you get 1 credit every other month. That is about perfect for me, so I'm going to try that.

    I decided to try Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence. I've added some of the other suggestions to my wish list, and may give them a try later.
     
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    Got this in another bundle of books. Andy Gavin is the founder of video game developer Naughty Dog and apparently he also writes books. This time travel adventure is a good ripping yarn. If it weren't for all the sex, I'd say it would be a solid YA novel. Definitely set itself up for a sequel.
     
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    Tomorrow is the day! Pinhead vs. Harry.

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    Because I am absolutely a masochist, apparently. Ed Greenwood is definitely NOT my favorite author. Or at least doesn't write about interesting-to-me subject matter... but I do love the characters Elminster and Storm Silverhand, and so I put up with annoyances like Galthra. Oh my god I hate her. Also I skipped Elminsters Daughter because I heard it was basically written exactly like Elminster in Hell, which I nearly couldn't slog through. I couldn't have done that again.
     
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    Now reading Emotional First Aid by Guy Winch
     
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    The next Hugo nominee for this year on my list. Goblin Emperor is the last one after this.
     
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    How was this one? I worshiped Weaveworld, Damnation Game, and the Books of Blood, but had a few a didn't like as much later on.
     
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    After a great start, it was really slow in places. I kept slogging through the Harry chapters to get back to Pinhead and his adventures in hell.
     
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    Just started The Map Of The Sky by Felix Palma, I am really digging his unique historical fictions.
     
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    I should have known by the cover this would suck.
     
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    Well, that's disappointing. I really hoped he would recapture the old magic. Barker, King, and McCammon had a huge influence on me as a kid.
     
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    I decided to give The Broken Empire series a shot. I finished listening to Prince of Thorns, and I'm just about 1/4 of the way through King of Thorns. It is narrated very well. The guy really does a great job with the main character, and since it's in 1st person, that is great.

    I was surprised as hell by the main character's character. It's really different, but it's entertaining as hell, if twisted as hell. I recommend it. It's really good so far. Not great, but good and entertaining.

    Thanks for the recommendation!

    BTW, I'm currently re-reading "Never Deal with a Dragon" which is the first Shadowrun book.
     
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    It is hard to know with self-published books, since I've seen some otherwise good books with crap covers. (Again, me talking about "Chosen" above, better than expected.) Then again, reading the description of this one, I would have been skeptical.
     
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