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Re: Books discussion

Post by RLennon » November 13th, 2012, 1:18 pm

Dugi wrote:
I love the Drizzt books as well. Have you read 'The Cleric Quintet' also by Salvatore?
I have not read so far. I stopped reading after Thousands of Orcs, because the last part translated and accessible in my country is Servant of the Shard, and reading the other parts from the screen of my computer or mobile was too annoying (I plan to get an Amazon Kindle to read the rest).
And I have not came across Wheel of Time, some books are hard to get in countries where english isn't an official language.
I actually read TCQ before any of the Drizzt books. Both series of books cross paths. Do you remember a scene where Drizzt and company go to a church and meet a priest who appeared old, but young of heart by the name of Cadderly? The events of TCQ happened before this meeting.

I would highly recommend the Wheel of Time (WoT) if you can find it. The first book is called 'The Eye of the World'. This is a massive series (14 books plus a prequel / each book is between 800-1,100 pages), but very engrossing.

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Re: Books discussion

Post by Dugi » November 13th, 2012, 4:47 pm

I actually read TCQ before any of the Drizzt books. Both series of books cross paths. Do you remember a scene where Drizzt and company go to a church and meet a priest who appeared old, but young of heart by the name of Cadderly? The events of TCQ happened before this meeting.
I know, I wanted to know what it was.

Also reading that that Wheel of Time was translated, so it is probably available in bookshops here, so thanks for the tip.

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Post by RLennon » November 13th, 2012, 5:16 pm

Dugi wrote:
I actually read TCQ before any of the Drizzt books. Both series of books cross paths. Do you remember a scene where Drizzt and company go to a church and meet a priest who appeared old, but young of heart by the name of Cadderly? The events of TCQ happened before this meeting.
I know, I wanted to know what it was.

Also reading that that Wheel of Time was translated, so it is probably available in bookshops here, so thanks for the tip.
TCQ is a five book series (duh, I know). The first book 'Canticle' features Cadderly as a bright eye, young initiate trying to find his place in life. If you like Salavatore, I would highly recommend TCQ.

Glad I pulled another soul into Wheel of Time! It is a heavy read, but well worth the effort.

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Re: Books discussion

Post by Captain_Wrathbow » November 14th, 2012, 1:16 am

Starting Aldous Huxley's Brave New World today. I've been meaning to read it for quite some time, but just never quite got around to it.

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Post by Marche » December 24th, 2012, 11:27 pm

I got about halfway through Brave New World at the start of the semester, but I lost interest in the characters. Wonderfully constructed world, though, I think.

I've been reading more by Orson Scott Card recently. Finished Pathfinder yesterday and reread Ender's Game last week. Some of my favourite books there.
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Post by Flameslash » March 11th, 2013, 7:12 pm

I've been reading Cell. I haven't cried at a book since
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Post by Chief_Chasso » March 13th, 2013, 1:06 am

I just finished Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis (1922). It takes place in 1920, in a fictional mid-western city in America, (during prohibition, the roaring twenties, etc). It's basically about this opportunistic realtor/businessman struggling to find meaning in his life. You might think you'd hate this guy, but he's actually an enjoyable character. However, this book is not for everybody, since it has no real plot (similar to Catcher in the Rye, I guess. But is that reason enough to discredit any book?). But anyway, it's a good character study and there is decent dialogue throughout.
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Post by wayfarer » March 13th, 2014, 9:58 pm

Marche wrote:I got about halfway through Brave New World at the start of the semester, but I lost interest in the characters. Wonderfully constructed world, though, I think.

I've been reading more by Orson Scott Card recently. Finished Pathfinder yesterday and reread Ender's Game last week. Some of my favourite books there.
You should finish it great read.

Metro was my last read. At least the one aside from my normal ratio.
Interesting as well though you should read the originals from Dimitry Glukhovsky the Offpsrings from the other writers are not up to the original.
All of them take part in a post apocalyptic world after the nuclear winter. Quite depressing. :whistle:
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Re: Books discussion

Post by Lord-Knightmare » October 18th, 2015, 1:23 pm

The book that I recently finished reading is Bram Stoker's Dracula. It was quite thrilling, but the epilogue was a disappointment since I expected it to be similar to the many adaptions based on the book such as the unlikely group barging their way to the Count's Castle and eradicating him.

I have downloaded George R.R. Martin's Game of Thrones series. Might start with reading A Song of Fire and Ice next week.

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Post by Durin_the_great » January 6th, 2017, 7:04 am

I guess there is no need to mention Tolkien :) But Asimov's Foundation is really great.

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Re: Books discussion

Post by ForestDragon » January 6th, 2017, 9:27 am

Durin_the_great wrote:I guess there is no need to mention Tolkien :) But Asimov's Foundation is really great.
i agree with you, both books are amazing.
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Post by Konrad2 » July 4th, 2018, 7:19 am

Does anyone of you know 'The Malazan Book of the Fallen' by Steven Erikson? Those are amazing books too. :D
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Re: Books discussion

Post by KamovHelix » July 30th, 2018, 6:40 pm

I've been wanting to read a good book for a while, but I've been sentenced to crunching article like this for professional reasons. It's well paid, but come on, it gobbles up my free time, they could at least buy me one of these houses :lol: I'd work overtime as much as they want under the sun in Greece!

But to stay on topic, I'd highly recommend Dmitry Glukhovsky's Metro 2033-4-5 series to anyone sensible to the post-apocalyptic themes, and maybe even to those who aren't, but like to read about societies in crisis, Eastern Europe, and "odyssey" type stories, with travels full of hardship.

Then I'd recommend Paris by Edward Rutherford to history nerds, and to people who like stories with lots of characters. It dives deep into the history of the city, and even if I have lived there for a couple years, there are many things I never knew. Oh, and it isn't entirely unlike Elena Ferrante's My Brilliant Friend, in its description of the life of various families through history.

Finally, on a lighter side, if you're into history (once again), Eastern cultures and family stories (once again), I'd recommend the manga Bride Stories (or Otoyomegatari in the original Japanese, some editors kept this title), which depicts the life of a young woman in Central Asia at the time the Russian and British empires fought over this region and the drawings show the deep passion of the author for the local culture.

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