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Old Jan 29th, 2010, 11:02 AM
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Elantris, Brandon Sanderson
I just started Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson. I've heard good things about him.
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Old Jan 29th, 2010, 08:46 PM
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I recently read both The Lies Of Locke Lamora and The Name Of The Wind, both were very good. I have a small problem with the end of "Lies" but I can't even put my finger on what it is
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Old Jan 31st, 2010, 09:49 AM
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Started reading Red Seas Under Red Skies.

Was told it wasn't as good as its predecessor. Will reserve judgment until I'm finished.
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Old Jan 31st, 2010, 10:30 AM
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Currently reading And Another Thing..., by Eoin Colfer.

Does not seem to have the zing that Adams' books had.

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Old Jan 31st, 2010, 10:35 AM
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Adams had the brilliant mind of the rambler, able to continue a story based on almost no plot, ad lib-ing as he went. Things like that are hard to come across.

A great writer whose work made a great impression on me
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Old Jan 31st, 2010, 12:59 PM
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I'm adding that to my Amazon list for the winter - I didn't even know that a sixth book had been written! I'm definitely willing to give it a shot.
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Old Jan 31st, 2010, 03:28 PM
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Currently reading And Another Thing..., by Eoin Colfer.

Does not seem to have the zing that Adams' books had.

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Let me know what you think of it when you are done. When I found out about the book, I filed it under "blasphemy" and didn't read it. If it isn't too bad, I might give it a try.

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Old Jan 31st, 2010, 04:37 PM
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Let me know what you think of it when you are done. When I found out about the book, I filed it under "blasphemy" and didn't read it. If it isn't too bad, I might give it a try.

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Here is some initial feedback: Despite my average-at-best interest in the movie version, I cannot help but use that imagery in my head when reading about Arthur, Trillian, Ford, and Zaphod.

Not entirely displeased with that, though. It puts a face on the names.

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Old Jan 31st, 2010, 04:42 PM
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I found the film versions of the characters to be fairly similar to how I had pictured them while reading. Major differences were that I didn't pick up that Ford was black, Zaphod's heads swapped vertically instead of the traditional dual shoulder mount, and I pictured Marvin as square.
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Old Jan 31st, 2010, 05:09 PM
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Just finished Law of Nines.

Good Read for those who read the Sword of Truth Novels, and one should wait on it until you did read those.
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Old Jan 31st, 2010, 06:55 PM
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Hmmm. Continuing the sub-thread of Popular series being taken over by other authors, I just discovered Foundation and Chaos, part of the Second Foundation series, written by Greg Bear. I wonder how Asimov-like they are...

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Old Feb 1st, 2010, 05:42 PM
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Reading: Mary Poppins, Orgy Planner Wanted (jobs in the Greek and Roman world), Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Dune (for the first time)
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Old Feb 1st, 2010, 06:00 PM
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...Pride and Prejudice and Zombies....
I was planning on ordering this book tomorrow, I've heard good things. Would you say the same?
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Old Feb 1st, 2010, 07:07 PM
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Currently reading lots of strategy manuals. Seven military classics of ancient china is what I'm in the middle of exactly, and after that...maybe finish reading napoleon's maxims, or Clausewitz's book. I need to find me a copy of Infanterie graft an, if anyone knows of it.
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