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Old 07-18-2010, 08:12 AM   #81 (permalink)
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You really should. I loved the whole concept of the book. Good Omens is also another good book by him. It's a much lighter tone but it really is pretty funny. Those are the only 2 from Gaiman that I've read but I have Anasi Boys in my house as I just picked it up from the library the other day.
American Gods is fucking brillaint, yeah +1 here. Strongly reccomend it. Gaiman's really really good. Anansi boys is good but not as good as American Gods, for me. Though that may be because of
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Read The Blade Itself recently from Joe Aboercrombie. Interesting book, couple of typical Fantasy style characters but there's one very interesting character. Crippled torturer, enjoyable read and I'll prob continue to series.
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Old 07-18-2010, 09:26 AM   #82 (permalink)
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Seeing as i've read books that are 7/800 pages long i'm not really put off by size unless it's like 1500 pages.
Like jjapples said, George Martin's stuff is easy to read. He's very reader friendly, he's not trying to reinvent ways to construct sentences. His writing flows together. That said, he's pretty much what I'd call a master of the language. He can create some vivid scenes without a doubt, stuff that sticks in your mind and lingers. His books aren't small save A Feast for Crows, the fourth.
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Old 07-18-2010, 05:32 PM   #83 (permalink)
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Right now I'm reading The Strain by Guillermo Del Torro

It's a vampire horror novel and I absolutely love it. This is my second read through it. It's how vampire stories should be told.

Pretty good read, I finished 'Glass so one of my friends is lending me her Vampire Academy series.

I am a bit hesitant, though, as she was the one that recommended 'Twilight' and 'New Moon' to me when 'New Moon' first came out.

I really enjoy reading the books based on Angel's (Joss Whedon's Angel) history, or in this case since it is written by fans, histories. Right now I am reading 'Angel Cursed' by Mel Odom.
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Old 07-19-2010, 12:00 PM   #84 (permalink)
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K so anyone here read Dune? I'm going to pick it up more than likely anyway, but some opinions would be good if you've read it.
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Old 07-19-2010, 01:27 PM   #85 (permalink)
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I've heard so much about it but I have no idea what its about.
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For a scholarship, I have to write a 800-1600 word essay on Atlas Shrugged. I'm definitely happy to do so as it is one of my favorite novels ever.
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Officer Barbrady hated it....
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For a scholarship, I have to write a 800-1600 word essay on Atlas Shrugged. I'm definitely happy to do so as it is one of my favorite novels ever.
I've never read that as I think Ayn Rand is a nut. On the other hand I have tried to read Battlefield Earth, which of course, was written by a nut as well. Maybe I should give it a go.
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Old 07-19-2010, 11:27 PM   #89 (permalink)
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I'm interested in reading some of Ayn Rand's stuff, if it's good enough for Bert Cooper it'll be good enough for me!
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Old 07-19-2010, 11:39 PM   #90 (permalink)
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I really don't want to get flame for asking this, but has anyone bought an audio book? Do you think it takes away from getting into the story?
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