November 21st, 2007, 07:43 PM
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I've just bought.... (Fantasy, version V)
Since 450 seems the cutoff number, time to start a new one of these popular threads.
My coworkers gave me a Barnes and Noble gift card for my birthday and I recently used it to purchase three books. One of which is fantasy; a book I've been anticipating for quite some time:
Gentlemen of the Road by Michael Chabon
November 21st, 2007, 09:32 PM
Actually this one can be read for free online from the NYT magazine (search) in 15 chapters. They can also be downloaded and merged in a single file with a free html merger utility or directly with copy paste.
Originally Posted by Rob B
I plan to read it once I am done with The Somnambulist (excellent book so far) and At the Court of the Air
November 21st, 2007, 10:40 PM
cynical master of time
midnight tides by steven erikson
November 22nd, 2007, 08:32 AM
I've been on a book buying binge the last two or three months, I'm afraid, most of it horror or fantasy:
Haunted America ed. by Marvin Kaye
Reave the Just and Other Stories by Stephan Donaldson
The 6th Messiah by Mark Frost
The Unquiet by John Connolly (hc)
Woman between the Worlds by F. Gwynplaine MacIntyre
Valley of Lights by Stephen Gallagher
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: 20th edition
Dark Harvest by Norman Partridge
Twilight by William Gay
In the Forest of Forgetting by Theodora Goss
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Omnibus Volume 1
Majestrum: A Tale of Henghis Hapthorn by Matthew Hughes
Lord Byron's Novel by John Crowley
Armeggedon Rag by George R.R. Martin
The Bone Key by Sarah Monette
20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill
When I'll get to read any of them ... well, I did read the Partridge already, so I guess there's hope.
November 23rd, 2007, 04:41 PM
boss of several cats...
Hm, well I've been reading The Deeds of Paksenarrion lately (so slowly, too, erk been an...eventful...last few weeks).
So, I picked up Surrender None, the first one in The Legacy of Gird by Moon as well (a kind of prequel I take it to the Paks' books).
I also found, finally, Wanderers and Islanders by Steve Cockayne, which is the first in the Legends of the Land series.
Been buying lots of non-genre lately, but have a few fantasy on order. Soon I'll finally be able to start reading Wolfe for the November bookclub.
November 26th, 2007, 01:30 AM
classics classics classics...never enough of them
November 27th, 2007, 11:17 PM
boss of several cats...
Yet more books today, found in my second hand store:
Southern Fire by Juliet E. McKenna (number one of The Aldabreshin Compass. No idea if that's a trilogy, or series, as I haven't researched it yet. I Have two of her other series The Tales of Einarinn to read eventually as well).
The Left Hand of Darkness by Le Guin, which I've been meaning to get for awhile.
The Assassin of Gleam by James Norcliffe, who is an NZ writer. He usually writes for young adults, and this is his first fantasy aimed at an older audience.
Bought new, finally:
Shadow and Claw by Wolfe for a late-month bookclub read.
November 28th, 2007, 02:55 AM
I've read Le Guin previous month and it's one good book...i enjoyed it very much.
Originally Posted by Severn
Yes well...our bookshops are a bit shy on "older" stuff, and sometimes totally ignore such authors as Wolfe,Cook,Zelazny etc. Nevertheless...I've heard so many great things about Books Of The New Sun I pre-ordered the omnibus "Severian of the guild" which is going to be released next month and includs all 5volumes in the series. I can hardly wait.
November 29th, 2007, 06:08 PM
boss of several cats...
Yeah, the Le Guin is one I've been meaning to get for a long time. The copy I found is near-perfect. And the Wolfe - the bookstore where I buy new is actually really good. They stock most of the classics, and the little-knowns. They had the second part of the New Sun, but not the first. I was pleased to see that they obviously ordered extra copies when I made my order.
Originally Posted by thrinidir
November 30th, 2007, 02:40 AM
Lord of the Wild Hunt
Solaris book of new Fantasy
Greenmantle- De lint
Hiero's Journey- Lanier
November 30th, 2007, 10:47 PM
James Barclay's Dawntheif
Halfway through it, can't stop
It's exactly what I want in fantasy. No pretentious 'This is only 'fantasy' because it's part of my whole artistic idea that wouldn't make it in the mainstream' crap, fast-moving, interesting enough plot, compelling characters and organizations, awesome magic and an acceptable degree of cheese. And I need the cheese.
December 3rd, 2007, 02:36 PM
Saturn Comes Back Around
Riddlemaster Trilogy - Patricia McKillip
Night of Knives - Ian C. Esslemont
Chronicles of the Black Company - Glen Cook
December 3rd, 2007, 03:24 PM
^ Fay-lim. Ok, its Phill.
Well, I've been focusing on sci-fi/general fiction type books lately (currently reading Timeline by Michael Crichton), but I just bought Making Mone by Terry Pratchett last week. I haven't gotten around to it yet though, I still have a bit of a pile.
December 14th, 2007, 08:10 PM
I like to rock the party
I just bought The Blade Itself. This is actually the second time I've purchased it, but this time I'll be gifting it to a friend for Christmas. Of all the fantasy I read this year, this book stands out as one of the very finest, so I thought I'd spread the love.
December 23rd, 2007, 08:49 AM
Braved holiday traffic for one last haul from the bookstore. Came home with:
The Secret Books of Paradys, Tanith Lee
Winterbirth, Brian Ruckley
Scar Night, Alan Campbell
The Gilded Chain, Dave Duncan
The Jaguar Knights, Dave Duncan
Does anyone know whether it matters if you read Duncan's Tales of the King's Blades and Chronicles of the King's Blades in order? I couldn't tell.
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