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« Reply #15 on: November 10, 2006, 09:08:37 PM »

just like it says
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« Reply #16 on: August 14, 2007, 11:51:00 PM »

Finished the Northern Lights / Amber Spyglass... couldn't leave it after just one book, but the third one was definitely very... I can't think what the right word is. Dissappointing I guess - could've been stronger if the crap had been cut out and the battle scenes made more substantial.


Was going to do the Sword of Truth series next, but I think I'll take a minor detour via one of the Riftwar standalones (Legends/Jimmy the Hand) before going on to that.
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« Reply #17 on: August 15, 2007, 05:28:56 AM »

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Thanks everyone for the input. Smiley

I have decided to.... make you wait until the end of the post before saying what I've decided. Tongue




It does. I actually started reading it on the strength of the 6/7th book, and I liked the first handful of books, but...


Yeah, the series starts all nice and fantasy and stuff, but the recent ones have been a lot more... I dunno what the right word is. It seems to me that he's writing to spread his particular [political] viewpoint, and I vaguely remember quotes by him that back that up. Which is part of why I haven't already started on these; I like to enjoy reading, not feel like some huge ego is lecturing me. :mellow:

 

Firstly, I'm having to use Firebug to get at the submit buttons, somehow the </textarea> tag's being treated as part of the quote box.  ETA: it all seems fine now, so no idea what caused that. :blink:

And secondly, you've had your year, about 1/85th of your life, and you're not even half way through your list. Tongue  Not good enough at all.

This is somewhat deja vu-ish, but have you read the Dark Tower series?  If not go forth and do so, preferably within a year.  :hehe:
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« Reply #18 on: August 15, 2007, 06:54:54 PM »

Dark Tower? Sounds vaguely familiar, but I certainly haven't read it. Who's the author?


I think you quoted the wrong post there, but yeah, I've been really slow due to my buggered up sleeping pattern which I can't manage to fix, and thus I often go to bed too late and don't read, or I fall asleep whilst I'm doing so. Sad
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« Reply #19 on: August 15, 2007, 11:59:50 PM »

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Okay, I'm going to go for Daughter of the Empire first, and read that trilogy, and then after that I'll do the Northern Lights and see if I want to go to the end of that, and then I'll go back to the Sword of Truth series, and then after that I might finish off the Dune set, and by the end of that I wont have remembered what I might decide next anyway, so I wont decide until I get there (which'll probably take me the best part of a year). :alien:

That's what I was after, and it's still playing up.  Try quoting the post in question and you'll see what I mean.

It's by Stephen King. Tongue  Nothing like his usual stuff either.

My sleeping pattern's gone a bit mad lately, too.  Sad
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« Reply #20 on: August 16, 2007, 06:02:45 PM »

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« Reply #21 on: August 16, 2007, 08:02:47 PM »

Oh yeah, that's a crappy Invision bug that sometimes when you try quoting long posts with quotes in.
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« Reply #22 on: September 20, 2007, 10:00:05 PM »

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Was going to do the Sword of Truth series next, but I think I'll take a minor detour via one of the Riftwar standalones (Legends/Jimmy the Hand) before going on to that.
Heh, so the detour got enlarged a bit, because I decided the other day I wanted to read Priestess of the White, simply because I know I'll enjoy it.

I was a tad disappointed with Jimmy the Hand, because for a book supposedly focussing on him, the core story didn't really have thievery and rogueness and stuff, and I was waiting for twists and didn't get anything.
Don't think it helped that a relatively small book took me a month to get through, but I don't recall a large number of times when I thought "I really want to find out what happens next" with that, which I usually do get.
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