September 4th, 2012, 07:37 PM
Ringworld was a really good book.
As far as what I'm going to read, it will probably be Ted Chiang's stuff.
September 5th, 2012, 07:40 AM
Mark Lawrence's King of Thorns is the only thing I'm really looking forward to reading at the moment, once I get a chance to actually get to a shop and buy it (new this time, honest Mark!).
I've been about half way through Caesar's Conquest of Gaul for a while now, I really ought to get around to finishing that at some point. It's very readable but I've got an ancient Penguin Classics copy with teeny tiny print which is a bit off-putting whenever I pick it up.
Still haven't read either of the Dance With Dragons books either, my enthusiasm for the series started to die somewhere around year four of waiting I think...
Other than that there's nothing much on the reading radar, although I might give Bakker a go at some point as I keep hearing good things.
September 5th, 2012, 07:48 AM
I'm pleased to say that I did quite well on my reading list. The only one I have not read yest is the Passage by Cronin, which coincidentally I started yesterday, and it is looking good so far. The only book I did not really enjoy was Twelve, which I thought was overrated.
Originally Posted by Sipwood
December 18th, 2012, 11:36 PM
Next 10 for me
Death Masks- Jim Butcher
Dead as a Doornail- Charlaine Harris
Neverwhere- Neil Gaiman
Spellwright- Blake Charlton
Cursor's Fury; Captain's Fury- Jim Butcher
Aloha from Hell- Richard Kadrey
Vampire Earth: The Kingmakers- Clay and Susan Griffith
The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man- Mark Hodder
The Passage- Justin Cronin
Some good one to start off 2013.
December 19th, 2012, 01:14 AM
and I like to party.
I usually suck at following through on this thread, so I'm not even going to look at my past posts. But, for some reason I really do think I can do it this time (for once), which is also what I think I say every time.
1) The Daylight War by Peter V. Brett
2) A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan
3) Shadow Ops: Fortress Frontier by Myke Cole
4) The Eyes of God by John Marco
5) The Devil's Armor by John Marco
6) The Sword of Angels by John Marco - In prep for The Forever Knight coming out in April.
7) Heir of Novron by Michael J. Sullivan
8) The Crippled God by Steven Erikson (check)
9) Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson - reread
10) American Elsewhere by Robert Jackson Bennett
Last edited by Seak; January 3rd, 2013 at 10:08 PM.
Reason: Keeping track of which ones read. One down, 9 to go.
December 19th, 2012, 02:19 AM
I finished Prince of Nothing. I was disappointed overall by this series. It was decent, but not nearly as good as I have heard it was. I have no interest in reading the next books by Bakker. I did like Night Angel despite being quite flawed. I am currently reading ASOIAF. For x-mas my GF is getting me a Kindle Fire, so I am not going to buy books for a year or two. There is so much free fantasy that I am willing to try.
Originally Posted by Rexington
December 19th, 2012, 10:01 AM
1. Horns by Joe Hill
2. A Winter Haunting by Dan Simmons
3. 77 Shadow Street by Dean Koontz
4. The House on the Borderlands by William Hope Hodgsen
5. Santa Steps Out by Robert Devereaux
6. The Bridge by John Skipp & Craig Spector
7. The Dragon Bone Chair by Tad Williams
8. Mortal Coils by Eric Nylund
9. Cold Moon Over Babylon by Michael McDowell
10. The Tomb by F. Paul Wilson
December 19th, 2012, 02:23 PM
I'll be interested in what you think about the Hodgson, which I read a couple of years ago, and the Hill, the Simmons, the Devereaux and the McDowell.
Originally Posted by Bob Gray
For myself, I'm not sure I can list ten and hit a significant portion of them. What I'm likely to choose from,
1) Mystery Mile by Margery Allingham
2) Ghost Story by Peter Straub (reread)
3) The Fire Engine that Disappeared by Per Wahloo & Maj Sjowall
4) The Ghost Writer by John Harwood
5) Twice Told Tales by Nathanial Hawthorne
6) The Weird ed. by Ann & Jeff Vandermeer (probably dipping in, not cover-to-cover)
7) Curfew by Phil Rickman
December 19th, 2012, 02:52 PM
Disapointing to hear about PON. I'm 3/4 done with the first book and really struggling to keep reading. Trying to stick with it but life is too short for crap books. Someone convince me to finish the book and trilogy!
Originally Posted by Rexington
December 19th, 2012, 03:05 PM
I'll do my best to remember to give you my opinion on all of them, lol. My memory isn't the best.
Originally Posted by Randy M.
December 19th, 2012, 03:20 PM
1.)Game of Thrones, R.R. Martin
2.)Bearers of the Black Staff, Terry Brooks
3.)The Measure of the Magic, Terry Brooks
4.)Sisterhood of Dune , Brian Herbert and Kevin Anderson
5.)The Lost Fleet,Dauntless Jack Campbell
6.)Drood, Dan Simmons
7.)World Without End, Ken Follett
Hey, I don't read just Sci Fi and Fantasy stuff, so I apologize
8.)The Third Gate, Lincoln Child
9.)Stories, edited by Neil Gaiman
10.)The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman
December 19th, 2012, 10:38 PM
Not sure that's a good idea or even possible. I've read this series (it's one of my favorites) and IMO, if you aren't digging it by this point, I don't think you will. I don't think it's the story for you. It's anything but a "crap book", but it's the type of story that isn't everyone's cup of tea.
Originally Posted by hawkeyye
Back on topic...my next ten will be all of Erikson's and Esslemont's Malazan books. I'm currently in Midnight Tides.
January 3rd, 2013, 12:23 PM
Well, let's see how I did in the past 13 or so months.
4/10, well done me.
Originally Posted by TheEvilKing
1. Broken Angels by Richard Morgan
2. Clockers by Richard Price
3. Shadow & Claw by Gene Wolfe
4. Corvus by Paul Kearney
5. Kill Your Friends by John Niven
6. Woken Furies by Richard Morgan
7. Sailing to Sarantium by Guy Gavriel Kay
8. Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky
9. Sword & Citadel by Gene Wolfe
10. Infidel by Cameron Hurley
January 3rd, 2013, 06:49 PM
Bitter Seeds by Tregilis - currently reading
Old Man's War by Scalzi - currently reading
The Iron Jackal by Wooding
Chasm City by Reynolds
The Well of Ascension by Sanderson
King of Thorns by Lawrence
Theft of Swords by Sullivan
Between Two Fires by Beuhlman
Kill the Dead by Kadrey
The Cold Commands by Morgan
January 3rd, 2013, 08:39 PM
Next 10 for me:
Under Heaven - Guy Gavriel Kay
Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury(for our local bookclub)
The Mists of Avalon - Marion Zimmer Bradley
Red Seas Under Red Skies - Scott Lynch
Bitter Seeds - Ian Tregillis
The Magicians - Lev Grossman
The Scar - Marina Dyachenko
The Lathe of Heaven - Ursula LeGuin
Black Prism - Brent Weeks
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms - N.K. Jemisin
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