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Old 02-07-2016, 01:16 AM   #3061
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The last book of Esslemont's Malazan books...though really they revolve more around The Crimson Guard than anything. If you ever wanted to know about a lot of names you heard of in Erikson's books from the "old guard" before Ammanas (shadowthrone) and Cotillion became Gods...you should read these books. It's funny because you can actually read Erikson and Esslemont's books at the same time if you know the timeline...but like me and most people...i'm sure you didn't. I remember being frustrated and wondering why some characters were introduced to just go away...well this is why...they were in Esslemont's novels. The stories for a lot of characters you are curious about that had no conclusion in Erikson's novels are here in his. I actually find it kind of cool how they separated their vision and both got to tell some great stories.

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Old 02-07-2016, 04:02 PM   #3062
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Finally some R.E.H. Probably my favorite author overall. I've only read the first 4 stories thus far. I don't know anyone else that can write action scenes like Howard could. So far "Hawks over Egypt" has been the best one. A Spaniard is incognito as a Moor in Egypt seeking revenge against a Moslum that killed a loved one. He befriends a Turk who wants to go in leader ship rank in that region. The Spaniard talks the Turk into helping him kill this guy Al Hakim. But in the end Al Hakim gets killed by a woman he spited. A woman he forcibly made a part of his harem. There is so much going on..action, adventure, blood, etc. Awesome stuff.

Excerpt from the story "The Lion of Tiberias"
"His was a large figure alien and incongruous, his red mane contrasting with the black locks about him no less than his dusty gray mail contrasted with the plumed burnished headpieces and silvered hauberks of the slayers. He was tall and powerful,with a wolfish hardness of limbs and frame that his mail could not conceal. His dark, scarred face was moody, his blue eyes cold and hard as the blue steel whereof Rhineland gnomes forge swords for heroes in northern forests." R.E.H.
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Old 02-09-2016, 02:06 AM   #3063
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Just finished this


Really good book, Yates has great insight into the human condition in modern times

Going to start this soon
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Old 02-12-2016, 12:13 AM   #3064
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Not into poetry that much. But I read a little of Robinson's work in the past and liked it.
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Old 02-12-2016, 12:24 AM   #3065
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Really good book, Yates has great insight into the human condition in modern times

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You literally will not stop laughing Confed of Dunces. Ignatius is one of the most hilarious characters ever written by anyone. I always wonderd how someone like Kennedy with so much wit and humor could be depressed enough to kill himself. Anyway, you will enjoy it immensely it's one of my favorite books......Comuniss!
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Old 02-12-2016, 12:28 AM   #3066
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Just started this.
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Old 02-12-2016, 12:38 AM   #3067
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Been on my bookshelf for a little while. Figured this would be an appropriate month to read it. Haven't seen the movie either, altho I'm aware of the general plot.

It's pretty interesting so far, the details of Kunta growing up in Juffure. Good pace and clear style of writing as well. So far so good.
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Old 02-12-2016, 12:52 AM   #3068
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On book 7 at the moment
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Old 02-12-2016, 12:53 AM   #3069
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You literally will not stop laughing Confed of Dunces. Ignatius is one of the most hilarious characters ever written by anyone. I always wonderd how someone like Kennedy with so much wit and humor could be depressed enough to kill himself. Anyway, you will enjoy it immensely it's one of my favorite books......Comuniss!
If you want some good comedy read jeeves and wooster by pg wodehouse
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Old 02-12-2016, 05:46 AM   #3070
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If you want some good comedy read jeeves and wooster by pg wodehouse




Am I the only one who prefers Blandings to Jeeves?

Also, don't forget the Psmith (the "p" is silent) series, Ukridge, and Piccadilly Jim--all brilliant creations of Wodehouse.
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Old 02-17-2016, 01:58 AM   #3071
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i rate it 10/10


scifi setting, flows like a thriller and raises questions like existentialist literature


get to know the most mysterious alien in history


i'm no scifi guy at all and i wonder how i'll feel about it in a year or so, maybe i'm just caught up in the hype right now but it's absolutely amazing


too bad my Polish is not good enough for this
the German translation feels slightly off at times and apparently he's pretty hard to translate

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Old 02-17-2016, 02:58 AM   #3072
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Has anyone read this book:



I just bought it but haven't had time to go through it.
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Old 02-17-2016, 12:09 PM   #3074
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Old 02-17-2016, 04:19 PM   #3075
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I know someone had to write this for Jalen Rose, because he surely can't write past a grade school level.
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