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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Viscount wrote:
Reading Goldfinger now, Bond is playing him in golf as we speak.



Hooray for double entendre.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do I get the Picard if I say that I had to wiki that because I didn't know what it meant?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark. Read. Sandman.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But it's so huge and cumbersome!


I read a couple of pages...seems good, just have to really sit down and go at it.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Think it took me a good three sittings to finish it.

On another note, Palahniuk's new book "Pygmy" is being released on May 5th, already pre-ordered it from amazon. They have the whole first chapter up there for preview.
http://www.amazon.com/Pygmy-Chuck-Palahniuk/dp/0385526342/ref=pd_rhf_p_t_1

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

THREAD LIVE AGAIN!

I just finished Choke after realizing about a week or two ago that I had it sitting around. Pretty great.

I've now finished Fight Club, Survivor, Choke, and Lullaby. Any recommendations for the next one?


BTW, Name of the Wind really is excellent. I might have another run at Wheel of Time after this to see if it still seems good by comparison.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My opinion is Rant, Haunted, Diary for Chuck books. He is doing a lecture at pitt for his new book Damned. http://www.pittsburghlectures.org/interior.php?pageID=275 Also the gentleman who is finishing WoT is a very good writer, after reading his WoT books, I picked up some of his own works. I highly suggest the first book to his epic series, Way of Kings and his previously completed Mistborn Trilogy, Mistborn, Well of Ascension, and Hero of Ages.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paul, I noticed you're reading Wool. You'll have to let me know what you think. I'm though the first two in the series and I think I have the third one on my Kindle ready to go.

Did anyone else pick up the Humble E-book Bundle? So far I've just read Old Man's War, and it was definitely a fast and enjoyable read.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From what i've read of it so far, i've liked. Mercury Falls has taken up most of my reading time since I picked it up. It's quite entertaining.

Also damn you for mentioning the e-book bundle, more money spent.

edit... how quickly my anger/frustration shifts. First i was mad after i read over the list of offered books, credit card in hand, because i couldn't pass them up but would not be able to read them for a year or so. Then i realize that it was a past bundle and i can no longer purchase, so now i'm angry about that... sigh.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought about the ebook bundle but I need to burn out on 40k books before I can move on. Depending on how long my MD commute is I may pick up some new audio books and get some other reading in that way.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For anyone with any interest whatsoever in audiobooks...the current Humble Bundle is one of the best deals they've ever had (I include video games in that statement). They're all unabridged, the narration seems good so far, and the book selections are incredible. Even if you only get around to listening to one of them, it's still a steal.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just finished the Omnibus Edition of Wool, and it was excellent. If anyone isn't familiar with the series, the first book is free on Amazon right now:

http://www.amazon.com/Wool-Part-One-Hugh-Howey-ebook/dp/B005FC52L0/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1390844140&sr=8-2&keywords=wool

It's short and self-contained, so it won't leave you hanging if you don't pick up the rest of the books. That being said, the five-book Omnibus is pretty cheap, too (about $6), and Amazon apparently has their lending system in place, so I can loan out my copy to anyone who wants to check it out.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So this popped up on the kindle daily deals today

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00C0WHVV2/ref=amb_link_426849942_10?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-3&pf_rd_r=16RNWV2CAKA1E8Q925PJ&pf_rd_t=1401&pf_rd_p=1974335502&pf_rd_i=1000677541

And I didn't pay it much mind until but I noticed the author... Patrick O'Brien. And i thought to myself that it couldn't be the same author that wrote the Jack Aubrey novels. But maybe he did, nautical pirates in space... that are dinosaurs. Too coincidental though. Patrick O'Brian is who I was thinking of. Now I can only wonder how that novel would have gone had he written it.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.tor.com/2017/03/23/download-the-way-of-kings-march-23-24/#more-260819

Tor is giving away Brandon Sanderson's Way of Kings ebook for the next 30 hours in honor of the announcement of the third book in the series coming out this fall.

I am a huge fan of his and this is a good opportunity to give him a try at no cost.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't beat free. This one is the first in the series, right?
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