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What, no books thread? THE OFFICIAL BOOKS THREAD!

Postby allessander » Feb 5 2010, 10:03

Cheers everyone!

I'm a huge sucker when it comes to fantasy-setting books, they're my favorite read out of the whole lot of genres. And I gotta be honest, this whole passion of mine for fantasy started while playing Heroes of M&M 3, which is by far my favorite game ever.

So I was curious as to what do you guys prefer when it comes to books, especially which authors and books they've written. Me, I'm a HUGE fan of George R. R. Martin's AsoIaF seris (by far my favorite series of books, can't wait for HBO's tv show adaptation), and, of course, Tolkien's Middle-Earth books.

I've read some of Jordan's Wheel of Time books, got to the 4th book, but stopped, since by then I mostly continued reading solely to see what my favorite characters (Perryn, Faile and that old-but-cunning minstrel, what was his name..), since the main plot was a bit too cliche for my tastes (but still good, mind you). Now I'm waiting for the 5th book to be translated in romanian, since I've already bought the first 4 from the same romanian publisher, but my point is that all the general anxiety I had while reading those books was gone, unlike in AsoIaF.

I've been thinking on buying Ursula K. Leguin's Earthsea series, but I'm not so sure if it's any good, I'll have to read around some blogs and stuff to check (oh and your opinions would be very much appreciated too ) :)

Oh and also while I'm at it, I'm waiting for my copy of the First Trilogy of the Black Company to ship in, heard it's really good, hope I won't be disappointed.

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Postby Milla aka. the Slayer » Feb 5 2010, 10:09

We have one right here: http://www.celestialheavens.com/forums/ ... .php?t=804

But I guess a new one wouldn't hurt :) Welcome to the forum.
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Postby allessander » Feb 5 2010, 10:25

Well God damn, sorry about that. Don't get me wrong, I've been looking for it in the first 4-5 pages, and didn't find it, and since there wasn't any search option, I thought that it must've been long buried.

Milla aka. the Slayer wrote:Welcome to the forum.

I've been reading the forum for about 1 and 1/2 years now, but I forgot the password for my last account, so I decided to make a new one (besides, I never really posted much, if anything at all, on my previous one).

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Postby Milla aka. the Slayer » Feb 5 2010, 10:33

Well, here's the chance to make up for that :D
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Postby Kalah » Feb 5 2010, 14:32

Eyh! You poking at our forum!? Huh!? Huh?!

Well, it's true. It's not very good.

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Postby Milla aka. the Slayer » Feb 5 2010, 15:43

I have every right to complain :D
Anyway, I haven't read any books lately, so I should be going now.
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Postby Kalah » Feb 5 2010, 17:22

I finished Shakespeare's complete works, and I am now moving on to Dante. Image

Yeah, I'm reading classics. :D

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Postby Kalah » Feb 5 2010, 22:23

Yeah, that got a crappy review over here. Basically said that although the effects were great, the game was repetitive and in poor taste.

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Postby ThunderTitan » Feb 6 2010, 0:57

You forgot the part where they said it was a GoW clone that came a few years too late...

And did you bother to read the article?! I'm guessing no by how you are refering to the game instead of the re-issued with extras poem.
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Postby Gaidal Cain » Feb 6 2010, 7:17

Kalah wrote:I finished Shakespeare's complete works, and I am now moving on to Dante.


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Postby Kalah » Feb 6 2010, 14:31

I thought you were talking about the game. Re-writing classic novels is a cardinal no-no; it's like me trying to write my own version of King Lear. Unless you're the best writer in the world, no good can come from it.

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Postby ThunderTitan » Feb 6 2010, 17:20

You do know Will was totally aping another older story for Lear, right?! Same for other works of his.

But seriously, read the article already... jeez.
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Postby Kalah » May 1 2010, 23:44

Finished Dante's Divine Comedy. What's next? Ibsen? Kielland? The Guillou books again? Hmmm ..
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Postby ThunderTitan » May 5 2010, 10:25

But you still haven't read that article...
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Postby Kalah » May 5 2010, 13:04

It's rubbish. :disagree:

Reading Ibsen now. :)
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Postby Angelspit » May 5 2010, 19:53

Halfway through the third book in the Game of Thrones series. Reading on the bus only doesn't allow me to make much progress, but I love that author and the characters he created.
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Postby Kalah » May 5 2010, 20:02

Ye? What's that about?
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Postby Kalah » Oct 11 2011, 9:16

Just put in an order on some important modern classics to use in my teachings. Ranging from Marx and Hitler to Richard Dawkins and Friedrich Nietszche, so many of these famous books are talked about but never really read.

I will give my students access to them, at least.

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Postby Kalah » Jan 8 2012, 12:33

As seen in another topic, I just got me the complete Far Side collection ... :-D
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