I was at the library the other day and on a whim, I checked out LeGuin's Tehanu, The Other Wind, & Tales of Earthsea. A few years ago, I tried reading Tehanu, but got bogged down with the 'women's issues' theme and didn't finish it. This time I did finish it, and for some reason it was much more enjoyable. So, now I'll try reading the other two books.
October 9th, 2002, 05:25 PM
I'm just about to get my teeth into To Green Angel Tower Part1.
I was interested to read a note by the publishers why book 3 of the trilogy was published in 2 parts.
Their decision was based on the fact that one book would have meant they "would have had to sacrifice our standards of high quality publishing"
A cynic might say "and get £12 instead of £6".
Actually though in this case I have to agree with them-1600+ pages in a paperback would be incredibly unwieldly and probably the quality would suffer too.
October 9th, 2002, 10:38 PM
I'm reading the Sword of Truth series again (I'm broke and its there) its actually quite interesting to read it agian and pick up on the things I missed the first time.
October 10th, 2002, 01:51 PM
I'm in the middle of King's The Shining . Man, it's creepy but it's so good.
October 10th, 2002, 10:41 PM
I'm finally getting around to reading Feist's Magician series - I'm a few chapters into the first book, and enjoying his style so far. It may take a little longer to get into the characters, though, but I've seen nothing to turn me off this series yet! Hoping it will be a great one!
October 11th, 2002, 11:50 AM
Finished The Nonborn King, really good.
Not sure what to start now, Cosmicomics maybe...
Mithfânion, well it's some time already but I didn't like certain things, like the battles outcome, the weird empathy (e.g. Alphanderry sleeping on watch scene). And at times it was a tad slow. Otherwise I liked it.
I presume you've read Neverness and A Requiem for Homo Sapiens, what are they like?
October 11th, 2002, 12:36 PM
Last week or two my reading has consisted of:
The Litany of the Long Sun (Omnibus of Nightside & Lake of the Long Sun) by Gene Wolfe-
This was my second go at these books and I am VERY happy I decided to give them a second try. Very good stuff here, questions of religion, belief, and blurred lines of perception.
Books 2-4 of Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events after many recommendations from the Wife. Very good stuff here, dark humour. I expected them to be a bit of a letdown, but I was pleasantly surprised.
Right now I'm about halfway through Guards!Guards by Pratchett. Not too bad, some good dashes of humor, some of it falls flat, too.
October 11th, 2002, 03:20 PM
I just picked up Perdido Street Station -- at a bookshop in Grand Central Station no less -- and am very excited. Can't wait to start reading!!!
October 11th, 2002, 06:22 PM
I went to the book store to buy Enchanter by Sara Douglass but ended up buying Jackal of Nar by John Marcos. I don't know what I weas thinking starting a new series with so many others on the go right now. Now I still have to go back to buy Enchanter and Starman. Plus, I want to read The Black Rood, the second book in Stephen Lawheads Celtic Crusade series. Oh well, maybe I can get those when I go to buy the reat of Tyrants and Kings. The To Read pile never gets any smaller does it?
October 11th, 2002, 09:23 PM
I'm reading the Once and Future KIng by T.H. White.