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What are you reading?
wall1885
Travisina wrote:

Funnily enough, we were just talking about 'The Water Margin' here: http://www.blakes...#post_9101

My hubby's got a hardback 4-volume set of 'Outlaws of the Marsh'... but I haven't read them yet. Your post might just be the incentive I needed!


I know it can appear a bit daunting at over 1000 pages across 4 volumes, I'm just taking 1 volume at a time. I'm not sure if I'll read all 4 one after the other- I'll see how it goes. I know what I'm like though, if I enjoy it a lot then I'll keep on reading until I've finished them all.

Its not actually one continuous novel, it's lots of little inter connected stories that lead from one to the next. Well they have been so far. I dont know if that will changed the further I get into it.

I certainly like the style of writing. Although I'm not sure I have the Chinese names pronounced correctly in my head.

I would suggest giving it a go- if you dont you may miss out on something enjoyable. If you dont get into it then at least you tried ;-)
 
Angry Angel
Travisina wrote:

JustBrad wrote:

STILL reading Game of Thrones.

I think the book fairies come in every night and add pages.


I only wish there were more pages - like everyone else who's reached the end of 'Dance With Dragons' I'm desperate to find out what happens next!


How about a chapter from Winds of Winter? http://io9.com/th...es-1552742134
 
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Angry Angel
I'm reading The Name Of The Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. I kept seeing it being recommended, and I'm really enjoying it so far.
 
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Gauda Cheese
Ellen York wrote:

JustBrad wrote:

Travisina wrote:

JustBrad wrote:

STILL reading Game of Thrones.

I think the book fairies come in every night and add pages.


I only wish there were more pages ...


As long as they're about Tyroin, Tywin, or Danaerys... Yes.

Had about all the Theon and Sansa I can stand.


I've read all the books, but found Dance with Dragons to be a slog. Maybe the book fairies were visiting my copy too. I'm starting to feel like the author doesn't know where the story is going and just keeps writing with no plan. And at the rate he is killing off characters it may be the undead that get the throne.
A friend of mine is livid at how long the wait is between books. When Feast for Crows finally came out, she and her husband bought one copy. The husband read it first and when he finished, handed it to her with a comment about a major spoiler. He's lucky she didn't deck him with the book, those things are thick enough to do some damage.


Dance With Dragons is a slog? Dang because Feast one one of the most sleep inducing things I've ever read. It also annoyed me. Why expand everything even more? You have enough characters and settings already, deal with those and tell the story!
http://stwco.word... Stuff and things written by me.

My podcast: http://GATM.buzzs...
 
rojkerr1
Conspiracy of the pLANET OF THE APES, VERY INTERESTING ILLUSTRATED NOVEL, GREAT TWISTS ON ORIGINAL FILMS, INCLUDING HOW TAYLORS SHIP SALVAGED ETC
 
rojkerr1
and Space 1999 Aftershock and Awe, effects of Breakaway on earth, Stuart Damon as Tony's brother!
 
Hugbot
Just finished "The Man in the Rubber Mask" by Robert Llewellyn, his personal account on the making of Red Dwarf. Absolutely hilarious - reads like an RD XI episode!
 
sweevo
I've just finished reading the complete 7-volume manga of Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind by Hayao Miyazaki. Compared to the 1984 anime film (which covers only the first 2 volumes and is highly condensed), the manga is more epic and broad in scope, but also opens a few holes in the overall story - while Nausicaa herself is more human in the manga than in the film, she is still pretty much revered as perfect (seriously, she literally becomes a Goddess near the climax). Secondary characters? Well... Kurotowa, Commander of the Tolmekian Forces, gets more fleshed-out treatment (he's more human and is more willing to call out Kushana in the manga, while in the film he is a complete sycophant and considering assuming command behind her back), as does Princess Kushana, who, in the film, is more of a typical antagonist, while in the manga, she's kind of a female Avon. Asbel of Pejite and Lord/Master Yupa also get bigger roles, including a heroic sacrifice by the latter to save Kushana. Mito (Nausicaa's guardian) has a slightly expanded role, but is often relegated to minor subplots.
 
Child Of Auron
I am currently reading 2010

I got all four of the Space Odyssey books for Christmas. So far, IMO, book two is better than book one. It feels like more is happening
 
BradPaula
I've been slogging through Battlestar Galactica 1970's novels lately. Just finished Galactica finds Earth- from the Galactica 1980 series. Oh, gawds! One more novel to go and I'm finished and can start in on Game of Thrones- the first book. -Paula
Zil: Oneness must resist the Host.
 
BradPaula
Hugbot wrote:

Just finished "The Man in the Rubber Mask" by Robert Llewellyn, his personal account on the making of Red Dwarf. Absolutely hilarious - reads like an RD XI episode!


It's brilliant, isn't it? I had just read it when we had met Robert at a convention and I told him I could not put it down and read it until dawn. He kindly autographed my copy. Nice man. -Paula
Zil: Oneness must resist the Host.
 
meegat39
BradPaula wrote:

I've been slogging through Battlestar Galactica 1970's novels lately. Just finished Galactica finds Earth- from the Galactica 1980 series. Oh, gawds! One more novel to go and I'm finished and can start in on Game of Thrones- the first book. -Paula


Sorry but, without wishing to be rude, why bother to read something that is a slog when there are so many delightful books out there?
"If you didn't want the answer, you shouldn't have asked the question."
 
BradPaula
meegat39 wrote:

BradPaula wrote:

I've been slogging through Battlestar Galactica 1970's novels lately. Just finished Galactica finds Earth- from the Galactica 1980 series. Oh, gawds! One more novel to go and I'm finished and can start in on Game of Thrones- the first book. -Paula


Sorry but, without wishing to be rude, why bother to read something that is a slog when there are so many delightful books out there?


I collect 1960's through 1990's tv novelizations and like to read the books I collect. Most are fine, but Galactica 1980 is a well-known 'turkey'. The novel lived up to its reputation. No offense taken, Meegat! Not everything in life is a romp through the poppy fields! LOL. -Paula
Zil: Oneness must resist the Host.
 
meegat39
BradPaula wrote:

meegat39 wrote:

BradPaula wrote:

I've been slogging through Battlestar Galactica 1970's novels lately. Just finished Galactica finds Earth- from the Galactica 1980 series. Oh, gawds! One more novel to go and I'm finished and can start in on Game of Thrones- the first book. -Paula


Sorry but, without wishing to be rude, why bother to read something that is a slog when there are so many delightful books out there?


Okay, I think I get it Grin

I collect 1960's through 1990's tv novelizations and like to read the books I collect. Most are fine, but Galactica 1980 is a well-known 'turkey'. The novel lived up to its reputation. No offense taken, Meegat! Not everything in life is a romp through the poppy fields! LOL. -Paula

"If you didn't want the answer, you shouldn't have asked the question."
 
Joe Dredd
Was it a Man from Uncle novel that had a negative comment from the writer hidden in the contents page? About his editor, from memory.
 
wall1885
rojkerr1 wrote:

Conspiracy of the pLANET OF THE APES, VERY INTERESTING ILLUSTRATED NOVEL, GREAT TWISTS ON ORIGINAL FILMS, INCLUDING HOW TAYLORS SHIP SALVAGED ETC


Conspiracy ot POTA is a good read - I love all things Apes related
 
rojkerr1
Me too. got an original script from the tv show recently, the one with the sharks - tomorrows tide? Excellent.
Even watch the animated series, great theme I remember it from when I was a kid - the apes having tanks and aeroplanes etc is close to the original monkey planet novel by Boulle
 
littlesue
Joe Dredd wrote:

Was it a Man from Uncle novel that had a negative comment from the writer hidden in the contents page? About his editor, from memory.


I have all, if not most, of the Uncle books in my cupboard, as no doubt Paula has. Once I can fight my way into it I shall have a look.
Cold.....you don't know the meaning of cold.
Cold is when you have ice on the INSIDE of the window!!!


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Gauda Cheese
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon and its quite good.

Also slowly going through the Reality Dysfunction by Peter F Hamilton.
http://stwco.word... Stuff and things written by me.

My podcast: http://GATM.buzzs...
 
Klenotka
Death is a lonely Business by Ray Bradbury.
Edited by Klenotka on 13 April 2014 21:20:56
 
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