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jerzy kosinski - the painted bird

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a ww2 period piece.

a child of 7 is abandoned by his parents as he wanders/is chased constantly from village to wilderness.

a raw look into loneliness and how he copes with it.

 

 

picked it up yesterday on a whim and I'm halfway through[didn't sleep]

 

 

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finished it already...

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alexander solzhenitsyn - one day in the life of ivan denisovich

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another ww2 period piece, set in a siberian labor camp

a story about one day in the life of a man who is wrongfully convicted of treason and sent for a decade to said labor camp

but he endures it with 'patience, dignity and enduring strength'

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Fantasy all the way here.

 

The empire of Elenia is in trouble and the not so righteous Pandion-Knight (cfr. Paladin) Sparhawk embarks on a quest to save the queen from a mysterious disease.

In the mean time evil forces gather in the far away lands (LOTR anyone? :D ).

 

Barely started it because of exams.

 

 

cheers!

Chareos Rantras

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soldats    0

luc-

 

that brings back sad memories for me....

rip hgl

 

I heard the books flesh out many of the missing storyline points in the game, such as how the templar armor actually functions...

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fRACTAL    0

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The Picture of Dorian Gray

It's, interesting...

I would say I'm enjoying it though.

:D

~Doom

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soldats    0

strangely enough, I've always wanted to read the picture of dorian gray but I never got around to it...maybe after this one

 

michel faber - the crimson petal and the white

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it's yet another one of those victorian era books...I seem to have a taste for them..at least in the past 2 years

the novel is pretty racy and the one glaring flaw is that faber uses anachronistic language...that is, modern diction to tell a 19th century tale. for all his talent and worshipping all the newspapers are lauding onto this book, there is a disjunction between myself and pages based on the words used alone....so sad. but the story is engaging...

 

 

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it's a whopping 900+ pages...

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soldats    0

and I just finished this after picking it up 2 months ago...usually a book is devoured within a week or two..but this was more of a casual read whenever I had 5-10 minutes.

 

dan simmons - drood

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it's about the last 5 years of charles dickens' life..and the book he never finished. although I would say that the jacket insert with the book preview is quite misleading, as after reading 784 pages of this 'stuff,' I feel as if I didn't get the same impression as the preview purported. anyway. it's yet another victorian era piece. everything is well done including the research and language. the only lacking portion is the story itself..as it falls flat after about 2/3 of the way through. I felt as if I just HAD to finish it. dan simmons is a master of historical fiction, and I thoroughly enjoyed his other novel, 'the terror.' it's about the lost franklin expedition...I highly suggest that one as it really grips you unlike 'drood.'

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hsedai    0
robert jordan; the wheel of time series. the best read I've had in a great long time.

my userid hsedai is short for "Hiram Sedai"

 

yes, I'm a fan too

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Lucalain    0

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I started reading this yesterday. You can't tell from that picture, but it's a high fantasy action adventure story.

 

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I'm reading this at the same time. It's too big to carry around, so I read this one at home and Ascendance at work.

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Dang I need to get my hands on the Watchmen graphic novel too!

 

I read the Hunter's Blade trilogy from R.A. Salvatore some years ago, I liked em ^^.

 

cheers!

Chareos Rantras

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Just about done with this one:

 

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I had no idea this man had such an amazing, frightening, loved childhood and some of the insane things he went through to get to the magnificent acting career he has acheived. Remarkable man in many ways.

 

 

I highly recommend:

 

 

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Amazing story.

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ka243    1

Just finished re-reading the wheel of time Books 1-11. One of the best fantasy series ever.

 

Waiting for book 12/14 to come out. Frustrated that they released chapter 1 and 2 free and the prologue (100+ pages) was also released early but it costs 3 dollars to download and I don't want to pay for this content twice so I'll just have to wait for the book to come out around october 27th. Don't want to read the first 2 chapters before the prologue.

 

If you've never read this series, its great.

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soldats    0

pascal mercier - the night train to lisbon

 

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about halfway through this...the language...is like watching a breathtaking landscape. I can't describe it any other way. a sad but triumphant novel so far

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Knuckles    846

I have to agree that Jordan's Wheel of Time series is the most amazing series I have ever read. Unfortunately Jordan died before completing this series but from what I've heard all the main storyline and subplots are there and just need someone to 'flesh' them out.

 

Gathering Storm is due out soon with 2 more books afterwards

 

Tower of Midnight

A Memory of Light

 

Been reading this series since it first came out in 1990. I usually have to re-read the entire series when a new book comes out since there's just too many plots, sub-plots and details for my tired little brain to remember. If you like Tolkien and Eddings you have to read this series

 

Link to Brandon Sanderson's blog about taking over writing WoT and how the the last 3 books are going

http://www.brandonsanderson.com/article/56/Splitting-AMOL

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ka243    1

A mention on brandon sanderson: His books are very good too. I read elantris and mistborn and liked both very much. He even has his latest released hardcover, warbreaker available for free download on his website as a way to incite people to discover his writing and hopefully buy that book or other books of his, which I think is great. Personally, I will wait for the paperback of warbreaker to come out before buying it. I read some of it online and found it very good but reading online is much less comfortable than buying the book and reading it in that format.

 

He is also working on a new series of which the first book will be called way of kings that has a cool concept.

 

I think he will do a great job with wheel of time and I ordered a signed/numbered copy of the gathering storm.

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Knuckles    846

@ka243 do you have a website and/or link where I could get signed/numbered copy?

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ka243    1

Hey Knuckles, first here is the link to download the full version of warbreaker for free : http://www.brandonsanderson.com/drafts/war...over_1st_ed.pdf

 

Here's the information about how to order a signed/numbered copy of the gathering storm.

Read Item #4 on this page: http://brandonsanderson.com/article/57/THE...-Release-Events!

 

The page is somewhat long so scroll down to item number 4.

The bookstore that is selling them doesn't have a website so you have to call them or email to place the order.

 

He will even personalize the signature for you :sigh:.

 

Edit: the last date to get a personnalized copy is Oct 19th: http://www.brandonsanderson.com/blog/832/M...c-Table-Updates

 

You can still order signed/numbered copies after that but they won't be personnalized after that.

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Lucalain    0

I started reading this last night:

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It's the fourth book in the Malus Darkblade series. I'm not very far into it but where I'm at now, the main character is in a place called the City of Executioners where every wall is painted red and corpses litter the streets, with pyramids of skulls on every street corner.

 

I finished Transcendance yesterday and my vedict is it's pretty average. It's a war story set mostly in a desert, with that universe's equivalent of Mongolians invading their neighbors to free their oppressed country. A dragon is involved.

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