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Re: Whatcha reading at the moment?

PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 11:20 am
by malicious_bloke
Finished reading both books in the Commonwealth Saga by Peter F. Hamilton.

An interesting future human society with wormholes, forcefields, an all-encompassing future internet and...trains.

Of course you don't need to build starships if you can travel from planet to planet directly using locomotives passing through wormholes.

That is, until you accidentally unleash a hostile alien species that proceeds to start dropping tens of thousands of nuclear-armed warships on you and nuking your worlds to buggery.

:)

Re: Whatcha reading at the moment?

PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 8:42 pm
by Inferno
Reading the Witcher series. Pretty good, pretty gruesome.

Re: Whatcha reading at the moment?

PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2015 12:49 pm
by he_who_is_nobody
The First Human: The Race to Discover Our Earliest Ancestor by Ann Gibbons.

Re: Whatcha reading at the moment?

PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2015 4:08 pm
by Collecemall

Re: Whatcha reading at the moment?

PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2015 12:02 pm
by WarK
I finished The First Law trilogy today. I liked it a lot.

Re: Whatcha reading at the moment?

PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2015 11:22 pm
by Collecemall
WarK wrote:I finished The First Law trilogy today. I liked it a lot.



The stand along books in that same world are good as well. On the whole they might even be better. Worth a read if you enjoyed the others anyway.

Re: Whatcha reading at the moment?

PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2015 5:19 pm
by WarK
Collecemall wrote:
WarK wrote:I finished The First Law trilogy today. I liked it a lot.



The stand along books in that same world are good as well. On the whole they might even be better. Worth a read if you enjoyed the others anyway.


I ordered the first of three stand alone books yesterday :D


Re: Whatcha reading at the moment?

PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2015 4:27 am
by Collecemall
Yeah I think I mentioned up thread that the ending to First Law can leave a little bit to be desired. But that's not always bad. Glad you are enjoying them. I haven't finished the last stand alone yet. I've started it twice and gotten distracted. I guess I'll have to make myself commit to it one day. But the first two were excellent. There's lots of good fantasy out there. I finally finished Malazan and have been sort of jumping from the books written by Esslemont in that same world, to Prince of Fools, to Dagger and Coin. I really like Daniel Abraham and Mark Lawrence. If you haven't tried any of their series you should put them on your list. Lawrence does a great anti hero and Abraham gets away from the standard middle ages in Europe setting that everyone seems to use. It's more Far East (Asia, Japan, etc). He seems to focus on characters more and the magic is subtle but powerful.

Re: Whatcha reading at the moment?

PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 8:17 pm
by WarK
I've just finished Best Served Cold the first of the three stand alone books in The First Law trilogy.

I liked how in this series you learn about the characters bit by bit. You discovery their stories gradually whilst the characters themselves keep changing.

I'm skipping the middle one of the stand alone books and will read Red Country next. Or I may get the new Mistborn book, Shadows of Self.

Re: Whatcha reading at the moment?

PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 9:00 pm
by Dragan Glas
Greetings,

Re-reading Schifreen's "Defeating the Hacker".

Kindest regards,

James

Re: Whatcha reading at the moment?

PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 10:08 am
by Laurens
I'm currently reading Hallucinations by Oliver Sacks.

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Re: Whatcha reading at the moment?

PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 1:27 pm
by Dragan Glas
Greetings,

Laurens wrote:I'm currently reading Hallucinations by Oliver Sacks.

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Interesting book.

Kindest regards,

James

Re: Whatcha reading at the moment?

PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 5:43 am
by itsdemtitans
Just starting A Night to Remember by Walter Lord.

Re: Whatcha reading at the moment?

PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:15 pm
by Laurens
My copy of On The Historicity of Jesus by Richard Carrier arrived the other day. It is pretty good and methodical so far. I may write a review of it for the blog when I'm done

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Re: Whatcha reading at the moment?

PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2015 7:16 pm
by WarK
I finished "Red Country" yesterday.

Re: Whatcha reading at the moment?

PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2016 9:35 pm
by WarK
I finished Elantris audio book by Brandon Sanderson the other day. It was good, I got a Graphic Audio version which has a separate voice actor for every character. It definitely didn't feel as monotone to listen to as some other audio books I listened to.

Parallel to that I was re-reading the Mistborn trilogy, it's still awesome, I still can't stop reading it. Next, I'll try to get the new Mistborn book, Shadows of Self. And there's another one to be released in January.

Re: Whatcha reading at the moment?

PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2016 10:21 pm
by Collecemall
I love Sanderson's books. I finished Shadows of Self a few weeks ago. There was another book with these same characters (The Alloy of Law). You might check it out if you get a chance. It fills in some of the back story on Wax, Wayne, etc.


I'm finishing Liar's Key by Mark Lawrence now. Flipping between it and Daemon by Daniel Suarez. That's a neat book. About a computer genius who creates AI for video games who dies of brain cancer. Only he left programs running in the background that were triggered by his death to start a chain of events he seems to orchestrate from the grave. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daemon_%28novel_series%29

Re: Whatcha reading at the moment?

PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2016 10:43 pm
by WarK
Collecemall wrote:There was another book with these same characters (The Alloy of Law). You might check it out if you get a chance. It fills in some of the back story on Wax, Wayne, etc.


I know, I've read it :)

Re: Whatcha reading at the moment?

PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 7:30 pm
by Laurens
I'm reading the Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb.

Pretty good stuff.

Re: Whatcha reading at the moment?

PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2016 11:22 pm
by WarK
Laurens wrote:I'm reading the Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb.

Pretty good stuff.


It's the second book in The Farseer Trilogy. Did you read the first one? If so, was it good too?

I finished reading Mistborn trilogy for the second time. I couldn't put it down but I think my brain is failing me because I realised that I didn't remember a lot of the plot points and I read it the first time just one year ago.

Meanwhile, I order the 2 Stromlight Archive books.