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Currently reading Alan Campbell - "Iron Angel"

 

http://fantasybookcritic.blogspot.com/2008...n-campbell.html

 

Game designer/developer gone novellist :lol:

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I just finished the thriller 'Archangel' by Robert Harris. Much better than Fatherland. Packed with great scenes and characters. Thrilling plot. Couldn't recommend it higher for what it does.

"It wasn't lies. It was just... bull****"."

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right now im reading Krondor-Tear of the Gods by Raymond Feist.

i enjoy reading his books; good plots, characters and twists.

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1. Held up as a loving role model for children

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The Highway Man.

 

The Ancient.

 

The Silver Shard.

 

Streams of Silver.

 

Eulalia.

 

Liked them all, :)

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Treasure Island.

 

I saw Muppet Treasure Island years ago, I figured Blind Pew was such a ridiculous character the guys from the Muppets must have came up with him.

 

Turns out they didn't.

 

For me, Muppet Treasure Island is the definitive version.

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I'm currently looking for a book to read.

 

Like a different view on historical events (a "what if" book).. Do you guys know any good ones?

Fortune favors the bald.

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I'm currently looking for a book to read.

 

Like a different view on historical events (a "what if" book).. Do you guys know any good ones?

You could give David Gemmels "Troy" trilogy a try?

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I'm currently looking for a book to read.

 

Like a different view on historical events (a "what if" book).. Do you guys know any good ones?

 

How about What If America?

"It wasn't lies. It was just... bull****"."

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tarna's dead; processing... complete. Disappointed by Universe. RIP Hades/Sand/etc. Here's hoping your next alt has a harp.

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Treasure Island.

 

I saw Muppet Treasure Island years ago, I figured Blind Pew was such a ridiculous character the guys from the Muppets must have came up with him.

 

Turns out they didn't.

 

For me, Muppet Treasure Island is the definitive version.

 

QFT

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I'm still reading George R.R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire. I am in the middle of Storm of Swords and feel like I've been punched in the gut repeatedly.

 

Lets just say I've read through a certain wedding and I feel sick. I have to admire the handiwork and scheming that went on there and I suspected that something like that might happen, but I still feel horrible. I was not prepared. I was rooting for the

Young Wolf

.

 

Damnit, Mr. Martin, you write a good story. Now I have to stay up late and see how this pans out.

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I'm still reading George R.R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire. I am in the middle of Storm of Swords and feel like I've been punched in the gut repeatedly.

 

Lets just say I've read through a certain wedding and I feel sick. I have to admire the handiwork and scheming that went on there and I suspected that something like that might happen, but I still feel horrible. I was not prepared. I was rooting for the

Young Wolf

.

 

Damnit, Mr. Martin, you write a good story. Now I have to stay up late and see how this pans out.

 

He certainly does. I heard the poor chap was ill, though.

 

I must confess I also liked the Wild Card stories. That really would be due for an MMORPG.

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I heard the poor chap was ill, though.

That would be alarming. I don't see any mention of illness on his LiveJournal, though. In fact, he is recently back from a trip to Europe, which I can't imagine he would have undertaken if his health was in question.

 

I'm between books right now. I think I'm going to pick up McCarthy's The Road next.

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I'm glad he's not ill any more. I looked, and he mentioned it himself in the afterword to his last book.

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He isn't ill at the moment but quite a lot of fans are scared that he'll die before finishing all the books. They are mostly just whiners but he doesn't exactly look healthy.

 

Damnit, Mr. Martin, you write a good story. Now I have to stay up late and see how this pans out.

I just love how ubiquitous this reaction is amongst people who like his books. :lol:

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You really can't put them down.

"It wasn't lies. It was just... bull****"."

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I'm still reading George R.R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire. I am in the middle of Storm of Swords and feel like I've been punched in the gut repeatedly.

 

Lets just say I've read through a certain wedding and I feel sick. I have to admire the handiwork and scheming that went on there and I suspected that something like that might happen, but I still feel horrible. I was not prepared. I was rooting for the

Young Wolf

.

 

Damnit, Mr. Martin, you write a good story. Now I have to stay up late and see how this pans out.

 

haha yeah it's great

 

pretty much everything that can go wrong, does go wrong >_<

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I'm still reading George R.R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire. I am in the middle of Storm of Swords and feel like I've been punched in the gut repeatedly.

 

Lets just say I've read through a certain wedding and I feel sick. I have to admire the handiwork and scheming that went on there and I suspected that something like that might happen, but I still feel horrible. I was not prepared. I was rooting for the

Young Wolf

.

 

Damnit, Mr. Martin, you write a good story. Now I have to stay up late and see how this pans out.

 

haha yeah it's great

 

pretty much everything that can go wrong, does go wrong :grin:

I wouldn't necessarily say that. It's just that Martin has a different category of characters he's emotionally invested in than most fantasy writers. He doesn't fit his people into the traditional "hero"/"supporting cast" categories. Instead, interesting characters live, and boring characters die (or perhaps have something happen to them that makes them interesting, as with Bran right at the beginning of the books). I wasn't surprised by the

red wedding

because

Robb

was never a particularly interesting character--

he was the dutiful son and pretty much nothing else

.

Catelyn

had been interesting, but by the middle of ASoS, she was just a drag. It's the same throughout the series--

Ned

? Boring. He dies.

Tyrion

?

Arya

?

The Hound (probably)

? Fascinating. Despite numerous brushes with death, they live.

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That sounds almost gladiatorial.

"It wasn't lies. It was just... bull****"."

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I'm reading the Bible and the worst book ever written.

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I have really, really hard time believeing Herman Hesse's book can be worst ever

 

Anyway, I'm reading book called Life After Death that mostly deals with different conceptions of death and afterlife in different cultures. Really insightful and and informing book, polynesians beliefs were some heavy **** back in the day

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