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Just curious if any one is reading anything good.

So far i'm working on these titles

"Essence of Chaos" by Lorenz

"God Emperor/Dune" Herbert

And i just finished "Mutineers Moon" by Weber

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I just finished "Blindness: a novel" by Jos├® Saramago and I think he's one of the great writers of our time.

Now I'm reading "Use Of Weapons" by Iain M. Banks.

I like it so far, as I have liked all of his books I've read.

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I just finished the entire series of Thomas Covenant books (The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever & The Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever) and they were FANTASTIC. Now reading Farseer: The Assassin's Apprentice and it's also very good, though depressing.

As in all threads such as this one: "Song of Ice & Fire" (beginning with A Game of Thrones) by George R.R. Martin is the greatest series of fantasy novels ever written.

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I've been reading Star wars the new jedi order series and have been hooked for quite some time, i love these stories, pretty good IMO. I like star wars too much i think though i dont know if these qualify as good books but hey, i'm just a teen

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Mutineers moon is a GREAT book, you need to find the other 2 in the series and read those too.

I just finished "Treason" by Anne Coulter.

read a couple of new star trek books, reread "starship Troopers" for the thousandth time, and read "The Universe in nutshell" by Stephen Hawking.

Will probably reread the "cat who walks through walls" again, and will probably read the Dragonrider series by Anne Mcaffery from beginning to end, since I have all of them now, and will probably read her Rowan series again as well.

Yeah, I am a PROLIFIC reader, it is one of my favorite past times.

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Just finished reading Lord of the Rings. Again. I like to read it once every few years, especially now as the films are out and I like to watch them and say "Oi, that's not in the book".

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I just finished the entire series of Thomas Covenant books (The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever & The Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever) and they were FANTASTIC. Now reading Farseer: The Assassin's Apprentice and it's also very good, though depressing.

You should read his SF-series. I think the first book is called "The real story". Those books really kept me pinned to the sofa.

I just finnished the first two books in a triology called "The lightstone" by David(?) Zindel. He writes a bit like Tolkien (although you can't really compare Tolkiens work with anyone).

But if you want to read something that really makes an impression, you should read "Forgotten soldier". It's written by a german/french guy (can't remember his name), and his life as a soldier on the eastern fron during WWII. One of the most depressing and realistic (I think) books I've ever read.

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Now I'm reading "Use Of Weapons" by Iain M. Banks.

Yea, Iain M. Banks rocks

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As my sig suggests I'm currently reading Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand.

I first started reading it just I was curious as to why all of my socialist political friends kept shuddering whenever her name was mentioned.

I'm actually enjoying it as a work of fiction in it's own right. I've seen few authors who can accurately portray the mindset of an introverted protagonist. (Go check, the heroes of most books are almost always extroverts or badly written Introverts)

Don't worry, I won't go and be all creepy "A is a" objectivst on you. Those guys scare the hell outta me as well

(Although for the record I do like the cut of Rand's jib, but I always did swing to the right)

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I'm on a hard boiled kick right now. I'm reading "Moving Target" by Ross McDonald , "Potshot" by Robert Parker.(Another Spenser novel). On deck i've got " A Red Death" by Walter Mosely and in honor of his 83rd birthday on Aug 22 , I am going to reread

Ray Bradbury's the "Martian Chronicles" and the "Illustrated Man" I cut my science fiction teeth on Bradbury and spent many a summer day under a tree reading his stuff. BTW anyone interested in recording a birthday greeting for ole Ray can log on SciFI.com and look for the link on the the "News of the Week" segment.

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The Dark Wing by Walter Hunt. One of the best reads I've had in a while, his nice development of zor culture reminds me of another of my favorite authors, C. J. Cherryh.

One of these days when my life goes back to normal I'll have to read its sequel...

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I'm re-reading the dark elf series by R.A. Salvatore...I'm about halfway through..

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Re-reading the Hyperion serie. I realised I never read the last volume and now I want to get into the story again before reading it.

Author: Dan Simmons

"Hyperion", pilgrim-voyage (SF- and EF-marines will definitly read the tale of Col. Kassad over and over again )

"The fall of Hyperion", tells you what happens when the pilgrims reach their goal

"Endymion", second part of the larger story

"The rise of Endymion", last bit

All in all, some 2500 pages of good reading.

Maybe you would want to check out:

"Tad Williams", Otherland (also 4 volumes). It will give you an inside-view of internet around the year 2050!

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i just got done re-reading "the art of war" (i always read it before playing shogun: total war", right now im reading "Scipio Africanus: Better Than Napolean" By B.H.Liddell Hart in preparation for Rome: Total War to come out and im also a bit of a history geek too...

in the on deck circle, i have Dune: House Atreides, House Harkonnen, and House Corrino... thx to race

after im done with all that, ill prolly be on a tom clancy binge again... my poor hunt for red october is falling apart i read it so damn much... along with my Red Storm Rising (his best book IMO), without remorse, et al...

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Don't know if anyone is into Alternate history, but Harry Turtledove has a book series out that branches history off as if the South had won the Civil War, and currently carries events as far as 1930 over several books.

Famous historical figures end up in different places than they previously would have, and we are introduced to new characters, and what their lives are like.

It starts with

How Few Remain

The Great War: American Front

The Great War: Walk in Hell

The Great War: Breakthroughs

American Empire: Blood and Iron

American Empire: The Center Cannot Hold

American Empire: Victorious Opposition

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Originally posted by dreadx:

Re-reading the Hyperion serie.


isn't that about the shrike(I think its called) Which moves backwards in time and it can move forwards as well?

If it is thats a series i've been meaning to pick up.

Reality Dysfunction is a good read didn't get a chance to finish it though.

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"God Emperor/Dune" Herbert

IMO, by far the WORST book in the series. Essentially a series of conversations with the worm Leto that come off as nothing more than Herbert's mindless philosophical rantings which make little sense or strong impact on the story itself.

...but he DID do a good job of disguising them as being smart, via leaving them open to any translation put forth so as to lend them some amount of credibility as a sensible musing...

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By Spindoktor

I just started the first Honor Harrington novel by David Weber "On Basilisk Station". Any opinions?


I have a CDROM with the ENTIRE series on it, could NOT put down my laptop, I love that series.

Honor Harrington is one cool lady!!

David Weber did a Great job on the series and that character in particular.

Now, if he would write more Dahak and empire stories, Mutineers moon etc, I would one happy camper!!

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Originally posted by Jaguar:

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By Spindoktor

I just started the first Honor Harrington novel by David Weber "On Basilisk Station". Any opinions?


I have a CDROM with the ENTIRE series on it, could NOT put down my laptop, I love that series.

Honor Harrington is one cool lady!!

David Weber did a Great job on the series and that character in particular.

Now, if he would write more Dahak and empire stories, Mutineers moon etc, I would one happy camper!!


From your mouth to his ears. I pray daily that something from DW will be coming out before the year is out.

Just got and finished David & Leigh Eddings's The Elder Gods. A bearable overarching storyline but unfortunately the characters they are using are pretty much in the same vein with the characters they created in both the Belgariad & Mallorean series and The Sparhawk series plus the Redemption of Althalus.

If you have their previous books you will see the resemblance immediately.

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I have recently finished a few....

--1984

--The Last Victim

--Outrage (Hmm, seems OJ DID do it...)

--The Murder of Laci Peterson

--Stephen King's The Dark Tower series, 1-3, currently reading 'Wizard and Glass'.

To name a few....usually go through 50-100 novels a year, and about as many DVD's.

rvs

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Yes! Stephen R. Donaldson's 'The Gap' series is also very good. As are his 'Mordant's Need' books. Definately one of my favorite authors.

Just finished reading 'Good Omens' by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. Great book - but, like Hitchhiker's Guide (Or for that matter anything Adams or Pratchett) not good to read while in class - frequent outbursts of laughter are a dead giveaway.

Now working my way through 'American Gods' by Neil Gaiman. Very, very odd... but thoroughly entertaining so far.

Next week I'm going to finally try the new Don Quijote translation by Burton Raffel.

Another great book of note is 'Beowulf: A New Verse Translation,' by Seamus Heaney.

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Just finished the Carol Berg boooks called Revelation, Transformation, and Restoration Series. They were excellent! Also read a book by Dennis Danvers called the Fourth World that wasn't too bad.

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I just finished reading the manual to BCMG for about the 10th time. Talking about a good read...

I actually dont have enough time these days to read like i use to. Favorite authors are Louis L'amaour and Max Brand...and no it 'aint' cause i'm from Texas either. I just like billy bad ass westerns...something about shooting people and riding off into the night that appeals to me.

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