Discussion in 'Non-WOT - Literature and Fiction' started by Aduiavas Ida, Jan 27, 2018.
Rereading the Temeraire Series by Naomi Novik. It's a really fun read.
I just finished Heart's blood by Juliette Marrilier for the 10 th I think! But since I came here I start reading my wheel of time books again.
I own 1 t/m 4 and 12, I dont remember why I have 12 without the other books
12 was the first one released after RJs death, so the first one in a long while. That may be why you bought that one
I think that could be the reason for it. I just ordered book 5, 6, 7. Tho this are the dutch versions! But I still have the little pocketbook you gave me @Polegnyn Nemeara .
Finally starting Mistborn!
I just started with book 1 again to refresh my memories
Right now I'm reading Ashburn by Michael Layne, this is actually written by one of my clients at work and it is actually pretty good! I recommend it to anyone who likes urban occult/fantasy novels and also enjoys a snarky sense of humor
I am always in for snarky humor sounds good! I think I will check it out
The Demolished Man by Alfred Bester. Seems all I want right now is old school SF.
I'm reading The Great Hunt, but I've also been picking at a book about Sgt. Reckless, a small horse that served in the Marine Corps in Korea.
I just finished Changes by Jim Butcher and am starting Dan Brown's Origin.
Otherwise, at bedtime, still on Mistborn by Sanderson, and am up to chapter 37 in The Great Hunt by Jordan which I am reading outloud a chapter a day.
Great Hunt finished. On to The Dragon Reborn.
I usually read a few books at once, in one form or another.
I'm reading The Eye of the World to my girlfriend, who's never read WoT before.
I just finished American Gods on audiobook, and my new audiobook is A New Spring.
When my gf discovered I'd never read the Dresden Files, she was scandalized So I'm working my way through those. I'm on the tail end of Fool's Moon at the moment.
All excellent books. I used to listen to audio books on my commute. I would usually get through all seven Harry Potter books four times each year.
If I had them on Audiobook, I probably would, too! They're on my audible wishlist.
My commute is when I listen, too. Any time I drive, really, unless someone else is in the car or I'm distracted by whatever.
Just finished reading The Cabin at the End of the World, by Paul Trembley. It was pretty good and suspenseful, but I found myself a little frustrated by the ending. It's the second book in a row I've read by him (The other being Head Full of Ghosts) where the ending is completely ambiguous. I don't mind that on occasion, but I don't want it in every book either. Basically he'll get one more read out of me before I decide if I'm too annoyed to enjoy him as an author
I haven't started it yet, but I picked up Shusaku Endo's Silence. It was chosen as the next book for our little Inklings group and I am very keen to read it after having seen the Martin Scorcese film of the same name some months ago. The film was very good, but not the sort of film you like; I expect it to be an extremely thought provoking novel, probably more so than the film adaptation.
I adore the first five books of this series. The last two are decent. Ish. Where are you now?
I'm currently reading Record of a Spaceborn Few by Becky Chambers.
I agree, the first few books are great then you get to a point where you want ot stop reading. Just finished the series about two weeks ago.
Cool! How did you like the ending?
So, I loved the first five books, as I said, they were epic. I feel like Novik then just kind of lost track of her story, going on a bunch of long, boring tangents. I did quite enjoy the last two books, but I felt that she made two huge mistakes that make me rate the books very low.
First, there's the fact that she spent an entire book working up to an epic battle, and then she has the battle take place between books. Like, seriously. The entire penultimate book is lead-up to a dang battle, and there's absolutely no pay-off. It made me angry!
Second, she spent the whole series with two story lines (and a bunch of tangents)—the Napoleonic War and the rights of dragons. If you title the final book "League of Dragons," I'm going to expect you to address the dragon rights story and, y'know, introduce a league of dragons. I hated that there was none of that. The Napoleonic War story line was ended really well, but the fact that she completely ignored dragon rights just... It was a huge disappointment.
It'd love to hear some of your thoughts on this!
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