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Just finished "Star Wars: Scoundrels" by Timothy Zahn. Kind of like a drug, it was so great to get my Star Wars fix again after going so long without a book. This one is set in the time right after the destruction of the first Death Star, and has Han Solo teaming up with a bunch of other rogues to make a big score (still wants Jabba off his back) in a con job against a Black Sun official. Front man for the group is Lando.

The fun thing is that if you ever wondered while watching The Empire Strikes Back what Han is referring to when he mentions to Chewie about what Lando may still be upset about or not, this book will let you in on that inside joke.

Zahn's Star Wars books are always worth reading, IMO.
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I just picked up Scoundrels. Really looking forward too it. The SW universe in Zahn's hands is always a good thing.

Still need to read Outbound Flight though.

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Interesting note:
At the end of "Scoundrels" there is a chapter long sample of a new book for the SW universe set around 25,000 years before A New Hope, making it by far the oldest storyline. I am curious to see a time before lightsabers when the Force was still wild and chaotic in the hands of its users. It is titled "Dawn of the Jedi" by Tim Lebbon.
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Tonight I started reading "Cold Days" by Jim Butcher.






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Just finished Hard Rain. Slightly different from Rain Fall. I was slightly disappointed in the Eisler's treatment of Harry. All in all though, not bad. Bittersweet, without any real resolution. The way the fight scenes are written is interesting. They're nothing mind blowing but the insight Eisler gives helps keep the pace. I hope this is present in later books.
Eisler gets better the more he writes. You'll forget about Harry once you meet Dox, the GOAT character. Delilah is a great character too.

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Reading "Cold Days".
Harry Dresden quoted Terry Pratchett.
You can kill me now. I am as happy as I will ever be.

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anybody read the Zombie book Feed? i just started it and was wondering what i was in for, heard the ending was very surprising.
Just picked it up again.. Going to force myself to read it. You still with it? how is it mate??
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Re: The Book thread.

I just finished the last book in the Wheel of Time series, A Memory of Light. All the mysteries were solved, all the prophecies filled. It takes a special trick of worldbuilding that a series could stretch for 14 novels over 23 years and make you wish for just one more. . .but it did.

I cried at the sad parts and at the high points, because they were the last ones with a bunch of characters that I've been following since I was in Jr. High.

The series was flawed, and I can't help but wish that Robert Jordan had lived to finish it himself -- but I was satisfied by the way it wrapped up.

Ainsi sera, groigne qui groigne.

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Been meaning to read all of those. Maybe later this year i'll get started, already have like 25 books to read.

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People say that the books from 7-10 drag, but I think that's mostly because of the wait between them. If you read them in succession, they fit together pretty well.

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