What book are you currently reading?

Discussion in 'General Books' started by Radagast, Aug 8, 2003.

  1. FauxKingA

    FauxKingA New Member

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    Finished A Study in Scarlet. Short, but a good read. Never read any of the other Sherlock Holmes books, and though I'm not usually a fan of mystery/detective stuff, I'm a sucker for cleverly written logic and deductive reasoning. It's obviously aged well and I will probably check out more of the Sherlock saga.

    Started and finished Infernal Devices (third book in Philip Reeve's Hungry City Chronicles.) For young adult or teen novels or whatever they're classifying this series as, it's pretty decent. I missed the Harry Potter generation by a few years and none of the Twilight, Hunger Games, Eragon, His Dark Materials etc. garbage targeting the teen audience has been able to hold my interest for an entire book, but the Hungry City Chronicles has thoroughly entertained me. If this had been around 20 years ago, it would've been my top 25 material.

    About a quarter of the way through Pillars of the Earth (Ken Follett.) How do you make an interesting story that is so far about a guy in the middle ages who builds cathedrals? I know, I'm amazed too. It's a long read, but Follett manages to weave a well crafted fictional web into 12th century historical events and apparently his main inspiration was church architecture. Strange. But it's actually really good.

    My bad, I'm kinda using this thread as a venue for tiny book reviews. I'm sure the mods can spank me or something if there's a better place for it.
     
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  2. Firiath

    Firiath Halfling barbarian

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    I don't think it's a bad thing to shortly review the books you've read in this thread. Although, okay, it's about what you're currently reading, but I'm sure the mods won't mind. :D

    I received my very first ASoIaF books today and I'll start reading A Game of Thrones right away. ^_^
     
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    wanderingmagus King Anakin's Royal Advisor, Constantly Around :D

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    read a little from the Sherlock Holmes novel Hound of the Baskervilles
     
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    K.E Mills, Wizard Undercover. I love these books. :)
     
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    Just re reading Steven Erickson's Malazan series...am on book 7
     
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    The Wise Man's Fear ~ Patrick Rothfuss
     
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    LyannaWolfBlood Ella Dictadora

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    ^ I really enjoyed that one.
     
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    One of my friends recommended this new series of books because she knew I was fantasy fanatic. It's a cross between 'Chronicles of Narnia' and 'Harry Potter'. Although it targets more of the young adult group, I still found it fascinating. It's called 'The Seven Thrones of Isidra' by Arlene Clancy. I found myself reading it really quickly and wanting to read the next book, which isn't out yet.

    Seven Thrones of Isidra cover.jpg
     
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    After seven years book 3 in the series is released and available on audio... Abarat; Absolute Midnight... about an hour into it and I'm thinking I should have backtracked and read book 2 over again because I'm slightly lost.
     
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    I'm reading "A Storm of Swords" part 2 ("A Feast for Crows" is it? Or is that book 4? (which I have too)).
     
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    I'm halfway through 1984 right now. I wish they had made me read it in school like they did to my friends, it's amazing.
     
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    I'm halfway though "A Clash of Kings" at the moment and I wish I could read it nonstop, but for now I've got to take a break and read "The Power of Myth" by Joseph Campbell and Bill Moyers.
     
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    I hope no one will attack me now but... Hunger Games Part 3: Mockingjay;
     
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    Yeah, it's one of those books everyone should read.
    It breaks almost every rule of a good book; you never feel as if there's any hope, the main characters fail miserably, and at the end nothing has been resolved... evil wins, and worse than that everyone contributes to the evil. Yet it really connects you to Winston, then to Julia, and they become sympathetic characters.
     
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    I'm nearing the end of A Feast for Crows.

    @Julie: It's me that should be worried; you have as an excuse that you're finishing the series, and your a girl. I'm thinking of starting it.
     
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    Catching Fire
     
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    Magician by Raymond E. Feist (again).
     
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    Royal Assisan by Robbin Hobb:D
     
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    Just finishing off Magician, soon to go over to continuing Titus Groan or Sophie's World. Any recommendations? (I'm part way through both)

    @Tym: Been wanting to read that series for a while.
     
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    Gabriel García Márquez - El amor en los tiempos del cólera (Love in the Time of Cholera)