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    I recently picked up books 5 & 6 of Jim Butcher's Dresden Files.

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    I was going to cut and past a list from my file where I keep track of all the books I own and when I read them (yes it's anal) only to discover the file has died beyond recovery. I'm quite distraught :O

    However, what did arrive from the book depoitory, and reduces the pain is:

    Last Argument of Kings, Joe Abercrombie (I don't know why I'm rewarding that shill with my hard earned dough)
    Gentlemen of the Road, Michal Chabon
    Little Brother, Cory Doctorow
    Pride of Baghdad, Brian K Vaughan
    Reaper's Gale, Steven Erikson (I haven't even read the one before this!)
    Black Man, Richard Morgan
    Pale Fire, Vladimir Nabokov
    Chronicles of the Black Company, Glen Cook (very late for book club)
    Hellboy: The Chained Coffin, Mike Mignola
    Hellboy: Wake The Devil, Mike Mignola
    Ragamuffin, Tobias Buckell
    Slam, Nick Hornby (non genre, deal with it)

    The question now remains as to whether I spend half a day re-indexing my books. The pedantic half of me cries out for it, the lazy half hasn't responded yet. If only I'd put more effort into posting what I was reading here...

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    Ah, Eventine! It's great to see another Book Depository junkie! I try to limit myself to a book or two a week, but I'm on occasion gripped by a bout of compulsive buying.

    Glad I'm not alone

    My most recent purchase in Fantasy (also from the Depo!) would be the Orcs omnibus by Stan Nichols. Never read anything by him, but the concept was just too intriguing to resist.

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    Well I'm just after splashing out on Amazon and bought ....

    The Prince of Nothing Trilogy - S Bakker
    Soldier Son Trilogy - Robin Hobb (Not sure whether I'm going to enjoy these but I'll give them a go anyway)
    A Darkness at Sethanon - Raymond E. Feist

    I've just started Terry Goodkind - Wizards First Rule while I wait for the postman

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    Went on a bit of a books shopping spree today, since I just couldn't resist a bargain:

    Winterbirth (been hearing some good things mentioned about this one on the forums here)
    The Snow-walker Trilogy ("The Snow-walker's Son", "The Empty Hand", "The Soul Thieves")
    The Blackgod
    Heroes Die
    The Braided Path Trilogy (Weavers Of Saramyr, The Skein Of Lament, The Ascendancy Veil)

    And a few others; mainly horrors, since I felt like a change from the fantasy genre, so I figured I'd keep them off this list.

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    I was behaving myself for the last few weeks then went slightly nuts Monday,

    Kushiel's Avatar by Jacquiline Carrey
    The Unblemished by Conrad Williams
    Galactic North by Alastair (sp?) Reynolds

    Plus I ordered a few books on-line.


    Randy M.

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    I've recently ordered on PaperBackSwap:

    The Riddlemaster Trilogy by Patricia McKillip
    Legend by David Gemmell
    The King Beyond the Gate by David Gemmell
    A Song for Arbonne by Guy Gavriel Kay
    The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers

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    Just picked up Gardens Of The Moon by Steven Erikson and The Magician's Guild by Trudi Canavan. Not sure when I'll read them but they are on the shelf now anyway.

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    Here's what I bought/ordered recently:

    Steven Erikson - Toll The Hounds
    I waited till Amazon UK said it was "in stock", then hit the click button. Wonder when it'll arrive...

    Garth Nix - Superior Saturday
    I waited till Amazon UK (etc.)

    Joseph Delaney - The Spook's Mistake
    Fifth of a fine and often overlooked YA series. This isn't the best of the bushell, but it's a good read nonetheless.

    Paul Park - The Hidden World
    Fourth and final volume in what surely must be one of the best fantasy series in recent years. I've read the first three, but am saving this for the right moment. Going out on a limb here, though, I'm happy to predict that, overall, this series is modern fantasy at its finest - and a far cry from the so-called "gritty" stuff which has imbued so much recent fantasy.

    Greg Keyes - The Born Queen
    Surprisingly satisfactory conclusion to his Kingdoms of Bone And Thorn tetralogy. Will be disregarded by many.

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    I found that on my books shelf the other day and it has been read but I have no recollection at of reading it, is it worth a reread?
    With regards to The Briar King:

    Well, it's the first of a tetralogy*, and I just commented favourably on the fourth and final volume, The Born Queen, above.

    This is a good series, but you need to read all of it to appreciate it. One of the things I like about it is that, for a more or less traditional "epic" fantasy, it's pretty self-contained by today's standards. It has a beginning and - rather more importantly - an ending, and by the time it ends, it actually does. And rather cleverly, too.

    Having said that, if "The Briar King" made so little impression that you can't even remember having read it, such remarks may well be totally superfluous

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    *The four books are:

    The Briar King
    The Charnel Prince
    The Blood Knight
    The Born Queen


    And here's the thread on the series:

    http://www.sffworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15401
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    Spending the weekend in London - and finding that ordering online on amazon.de or buying at my favorite bookhop in Munich is still the cheaper way to get UK books . . . Mmh.

    Anyway, I couldn't resist:
    Reaper's Gale and The Bonehunters by Steven Erikson
    Heroes - the comic

    And since I didn't find this in Germany yet: Culture Smart! Korea

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    The following have either just arrived or about to arrive from The Book Depository:
    Neuropath, Scott Bakker (read it already, pretty good if only for having read one of the books that inspired it, A Mind of its Own by Cordelia Fine)
    Gun with Occasional Music, Jonathan Lethem
    The Secret History of Moscow, Ekaterina Sedia
    Heart-Shaped Box, Joe Hill
    Peter Pan, J.M. Barrie
    The Books of the South: Tales of the Black Company, Glen Cook
    The Shadow of the Wind, Carlos Ruiz Zafon
    Hellboy: Right Hand of Doom, Mike Mignola
    Three Days to Never, TimPowers
    The Separation, Christopher Priest
    Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, Cory Doctorow
    First Among Sequels, Jasper Fforde
    Realms: The First Year of Clarkesworld Magazine
    Lord Tophet, Greg Frost
    Y: The Last Man - Whys and Wherefores, Brian K. Vaughan
    Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell
    Heroes (the comic like Nimea above me)

    I'm really looking forward to the concluding volume of the Y: The Last Man series. Three Days to Never looks promising as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eventine View Post
    Y: The Last Man - Whys and Wherefores, Brizn K. Vaughan


    I'm really looking forward to the concluding volume of the Y: The Last Man series.
    I was not disappointed in this at all. I've been following this in trades and did everything I could (or rather couldn't) to avoid any spoilers and managed to meet that goal. This series is fantastic and Vaughn should be applauded. I'll leave it at that for now.

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    Kay Kenyon's The Bright of The Sky (I'm really happy about this one)
    Watchmen by Alan Moore
    & Chritopher Priest's The Separation

    =good haul all in all

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    Quote Originally Posted by thrinidir View Post
    Kay Kenyon's The Bright of The Sky (I'm really happy about this one)
    Watchmen by Alan Moore
    Hey Thrinidir-

    I recently just picked these books up as well. I just finished The Watchmen and I really enjoyed it. The story telling is fantastic.

    The Bright of the Sky, on the other hand, may be a while before I get around to it, although I will be interested to hear your thoughts, as it seems we often have similar tastes.

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    It does, doesn't it?

    I'm looking forward to read Watchmen...and Kenyon's book as well - I've heard only good stuff about it + the book was a courtesy from PYR so I'll have to get to it asap. Thanks for the heads up.

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