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Re: All About Books/Periodicals

Postby Passionario » Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:59 am

Fenrìr wrote:So anyone else finish Book 14 of Wheel of Time yet/

I did, just now.
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Re: All About Books/Periodicals

Postby Mannstein » Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:59 am

Passionario wrote:
Fenrìr wrote:So anyone else finish Book 14 of Wheel of Time yet/

I did, just now.

No spoillers please....

Did you like it???
I have 13 in paperback, i'm struggling to not buy the hardback for the last :S
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Re: All About Books/Periodicals

Postby Passionario » Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:38 am

Mannstein wrote:Did you like it???

Oh yes.

It probably had tons of flaws, plotholes and inconsistencies that I haven't noticed on my first reading, but frankly, I don't care. It was still awesome.
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Re: All About Books/Periodicals

Postby Klaudandus » Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:52 pm

Having finished the Rifters trilogy, I started to read comics, more specifically Transformers: More than meets the Eye

I had my doubts at first seeing how it has a character I hate with all my guts (Poochie, I mean Drift) but damn, the writing is so good they managed to salvage him from the scrappy heap.
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Re: All About Books/Periodicals

Postby Fenrìr » Fri Feb 15, 2013 1:08 am

Passionario wrote:
Mannstein wrote:Did you like it???

Oh yes.

It probably had tons of flaws, plotholes and inconsistencies that I haven't noticed on my first reading, but frankly, I don't care. It was still awesome.


Yea, there's a few things I'm still trying to mull over to figure out, but overall, it was a decent ending.
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Re: All About Books/Periodicals

Postby KysenMurrin » Fri Feb 15, 2013 1:59 am

Last WoT book I read was Knife of Dreams (which was an improvement on earlier books, but seemed rushed). I'm still not sure how interested I am in finishing the series.
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Re: All About Books/Periodicals

Postby Paxen » Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:45 am

KysenMurrin wrote:Last WoT book I read was Knife of Dreams (which was an improvement on earlier books, but seemed rushed). I'm still not sure how interested I am in finishing the series.


I guess Knife of Dreams can be called rushed when you compare it to drek light Crossroads of Twilight. I mean, stuff actually happened in that book.
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Re: All About Books/Periodicals

Postby KysenMurrin » Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:05 am

I mean it felt rushed even without that context. There were some scenes, particularly action ones, where things just happened, quickly, and with little sense of import. On the other hand, it was a big improvement, and the first book in a long time where it was possible to like Egwene.
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Re: All About Books/Periodicals

Postby Paxen » Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:53 am

KysenMurrin wrote:I mean it felt rushed even without that context. There were some scenes, particularly action ones, where things just happened, quickly, and with little sense of import. On the other hand, it was a big improvement, and the first book in a long time where it was possible to like Egwene.


Hmm, could be true. The first time I read it I was just so happy that it wasn't just another Crossroads, and the second time I read The Gathering Storm right after.

Man, how Jordan ever managed to convince himself that it was just "one more book" when he died I'll never understand.
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Postby Passionario » Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:08 am

KysenMurrin wrote:On the other hand, it was a big improvement, and the first book in a long time where it was possible to like Egwene.


She becomes even better in the next one, particularly near the ending. And as for the final book... in my opinion, she gets the single most badass scene in it (Lan's moment comes close, though).
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Re: All About Books/Periodicals

Postby Fenrìr » Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:37 am

/agree with that, Passionario.

But still..the ending has me so confused, lol.
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Re: All About Books/Periodicals

Postby Klaudandus » Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:21 am

Finished Watts' Rifters trilogy, picked up Larsson's Millennium trilogy.

Also...

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Just part of my comic book collection.

One of these is not like the others =P
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Re: All About Books/Periodicals

Postby Nooska » Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:46 am

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Re: All About Books/Periodicals

Postby Klaudandus » Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:08 am

Yeah =P

Although kinda obvious when you realize who yer talking to. I actually organized my comic collection further. Not pictured in that pic is my Alex Ross collection, my batman collection, v for vendetta and others. =P
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Re: All About Books/Periodicals

Postby Klaudandus » Sun Mar 03, 2013 5:34 pm

Halfway thru the first book in the millenium trilogy... the mystery is good, but larsson's prose annoys me at times....
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Re: All About Books/Periodicals

Postby Arnock » Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:41 pm

Paxen wrote:
KysenMurrin wrote:I mean it felt rushed even without that context. There were some scenes, particularly action ones, where things just happened, quickly, and with little sense of import. On the other hand, it was a big improvement, and the first book in a long time where it was possible to like Egwene.


Hmm, could be true. The first time I read it I was just so happy that it wasn't just another Crossroads, and the second time I read The Gathering Storm right after.

Man, how Jordan ever managed to convince himself that it was just "one more book" when he died I'll never understand.



I remember hearing an interview with Sanderson saying that Jordan was expecting the final book to be ~900,000 words long, which is about 3 times the length of most of the other books, I'm pretty sure the publisher would have managed to convince him that it wouldn't exactly be feasible =P


Only about halfway through MoL myself, seems pretty good so far.
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Re: All About Books/Periodicals

Postby Nooska » Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:09 am

Well, when Jordan was expecting that it included the last 2 books as well (really need to finish the Earths Childrne book I'm on so I can start on aMoL)
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Re: All About Books/Periodicals

Postby Cogglamp » Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:20 am

Read an interesting book about sugar plantations called Sugar Barons. Amazing the amount of wealth and outright greed that occurred during that age.

To lighten things up a bit, I'm now reading Gulag: The History. Sweet jesus, no wonder Russians like to drink themselves to death. Terrible things recounted in this book. Makes you feel darn lucky to live where and when I do.
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Re: All About Books/Periodicals

Postby Passionario » Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:14 am

Pariah: Eisenhorn vs. Ravenor is awesome.
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Re: All About Books/Periodicals

Postby Klaudandus » Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:07 pm

Have I mentioned that Sidebooks is awesome for reading comics on an iPad?
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Re: All About Books/Periodicals

Postby Cogglamp » Tue Jun 11, 2013 6:25 am

I'm finishing up The Better Angels of our Nature: Why Violence has Declined by Stephen Pinker. It's been a great book that is a wonderful voice for logic and reason and very well written. Highly recommend it.
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Re: All About Books/Periodicals

Postby Nooska » Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:13 am

Just from the title, does he actually document that violence has declined? (compared to when?)
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Re: All About Books/Periodicals

Postby Cogglamp » Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:25 am

Yes, it's a complete history of violence and the book catalogs the decline for the first 5 (massive) chapters. It goes back prehistoric archaeological sites and brings it forward to current events.
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Re: All About Books/Periodicals

Postby Klaudandus » Thu Jul 04, 2013 11:14 am

w00t! Peter Watts is writing a sequel to "Blindsight"!
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Re: All About Books/Periodicals

Postby KysenMurrin » Tue Jul 09, 2013 12:54 pm

In the last year or so I've gotten increasingly into comics. I've gone from buying the occasional graphic novel to regularly buying series trades - I'm keeping up with Hawkeye, Batwoman, Locke & Key, Saga, Prophet, The Unwritten. I'm buying Chew in the hardback editions as they come out. I'm working through some older, completed stuff too, currently Transmetropolitan and Y: The Last Man.

The first time I'd even bought a comic that wasn't a self-contained single volume was when I read the Sandman series last August. But now I'm buying something every couple of weeks.

There is really some great work out there in comics right now.

Anyway, I'm just feeling impatient because the latest Locke and Key and Hawkeye trades are out tomorrow and I'll be buying them on Saturday.
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