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  1. Oct 2, 2016 #41

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    Stilletto by Daniel O'Malley... Second in the series that started with 'The Rook'

    The original was a strong premise/setting with a few weaknesses in the writing. Stilletto was a worthwhile followup, it built on the setting, developed the characters, despite giving them a back seat to new ones, and gave us a fresh take on everything we thought we knew... and I think the author has really found his voice.

    The Purloined Poodle by Kevin Hearn. A novella from Hearn's Iron druid series.
    Told from Oberon's Point of view, the novella see's him convince the Iron Druid, Atticus, to investigate the theft of a number of showdogs.
    I've recently realised that while I love the setting and worldbuilding for Hearn's series... the protagonists are a shower of arseholes. Except for Oberon, who is an Irish Wolfhound.

    The Black Company, Glen Cook's classic military fantasy, following the exploits of a mercenary company in the employ of the bad guys...
     
  2. Oct 2, 2016 #42

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    I really enjoyed the first five or six of them that I read. Admittedly my interest waned after that.
     
  3. Oct 2, 2016 #43

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    Mark Z Danielewski's The Fifty Year Sword

    It gives me the urge to text Burroughs in hell and apologize for ever complaining that Naked Lunch was hard to follow.



    Also, YOU'RE the nerd!!1 :mad::mad:
     
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  4. Oct 3, 2016 #44

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    Normalcy is overrated

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    I'm currently working on Bradbury's FAHRENHEIT 451...yeah, it's decades old and still relevant as hell today!

    Plus it's one of the reasons I chose librarianship as a profession.

    Read on everyone:)
     
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    It's one of the reasons I chose to be a Fireman....


    ... Boy was I disappointed.
     
  6. Oct 3, 2016 #46

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    It did hit a rough patch in the middle, but I thought the last couple were really good.

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    Wife and I have been reading the "Souless" series. As Wikipedia puts it: "Soulless is a steampunk paranormal romance novel by Gail Carriger" It is complete fluff, the sort of book you dash through quickly, frequently giggling and always eager to find out how things play out. A side bonus for me is that , the main character is apparently of somewhat more than stylish proportions and rather definite on the subject of getting fed regularly. Side bonus for some others may be that there are plenty of hunky werewolves who regularly find themselves without clothes after changing back to human, while others may enjoy the very dandyish vampire, while yet others may enjoy the charming dimples on the inventor lady who has a crush on the main character ....
     
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    I liked Carringer's Parasol Protectorate too... as you say, unapologetic fluff, the prequel and sequel series are fun too.
     
  8. Oct 4, 2016 #48

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    I recently started reading Odd Girl Out on my therapist's recommendation. It's about aggression and bulllying in girls.
     
  9. Oct 14, 2016 #49

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    Just started From Hell by Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell. It's huuuge. But I'm digging it so far.
     
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    I was gifted the Mr. Mercedes trilogy so I just started the third one, Stephen King's End of Watch. I haven't read fiction for approx 3 yrs, so it's been interesting for me to get away from my usual arena.
     
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    Double post. Must be late for bed.
     
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    It's a great read and has so much research behind it... If you've not noted them yet... skip to the back for the (almost) panel by panel historical notes, they make for some interesting parallel reading.
     
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    Not sure if it really counts as a reading but since I can't fall asleep like a normal human being due to my anxiety and PA every night I listen to bridges jones audiobook and fall asleep with it. I have read this book so many times I can quote 50% of it. Other then that I'm reading Xyantha this days lol
     
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    I am so excited for this book. Total nerdgasm.

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    What am I reading, these days? Uh.......uh....

    ......


    ......All Quiet on the Western Front.

    Just kidding. I'm illiterate. :p
     
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    I'm reading the labels on liquor bottles.
     
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    You have my vote.
     
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    I strongly recommend Remarque's 2 much lesser known sequels to this classic :
    The Black Obelisk (1920's economic crisis in Germany & rise of the Nazis)
    Arch of Triumph (the anti-fascist exile community in 1930's Paris )
     
  19. Feb 14, 2017 #59

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    Currently going through my extensive yet incomplete collection of rulebooks and supplements for a nearly 40 year old SF RPG.

    There's an astonishing amount of online materials for the game, and it's still being played. One of these days I'll get a campaign going.
     
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    At the sign of triump- David Webber
    1632 The Ottoman uprising- Eric Flint

    Currently I am reading book 5 in the sundering series.
     

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