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Re: Books

Post by 0v3rz34l0u5 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:48 pm

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Post by ohsosharp » Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:14 pm

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Re: Books

Post by Allana » Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:16 pm

As I did nothing else but read the whole day I dare now to write my comment here... :-)
I mostly read fantasy, starting from "trivial" Harry Potter to the more complex Lord Of The Rings...

My absolute favourite writer so far is Patrick Rothfuss with his Kingkiller Chronicals... Bad thing about it is, that he didnt finish the last book of the trilogy and I do not recoment starting to read it before that one is out. It's really frustrating not beeing able to know how everyting fits together in the end... After I forced myself through the first about 80 pages (a good friend recomended it) I was totally lost in the books and didnt do much except for reading in every free minute I had. After i finished the whole book, i read the first unwanted pages again and suddenly they were beautiful and deep and made sense.

Today, I lost myself in the Lightbringer series by Brent Weeks. Good for me, the first book contained almost 700 pages, the second one over 800 - so there is a lot to get lost in... A totally new way of magic and its limits with more twists than I ever encountered in a book before.

Also, i like the writer Trudy Canavan, especially the The Black Magician Trilogy and cried many tears in a long flight reading the Hunger Games Trilogy (ppl. started to stare and mumble...). Always good, amusing, sarcastic and questioning the world is Terry Pratchett with his Disc World. I like all stories but the best are the ones concering Death...

I stop now - need to finish that chapter... *g*

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Re: Books

Post by AnimusEradico » Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:37 pm

From seeing the trailer and from recommendation here, the other night I finished reading Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline.

I thought it was very imaginative and would hugely appeal to any geek or movie buff. Packed full of 80's pop culture references (In fact there's pop culture references from that decade on) and immersing you into the life of a gamer, except that in this fictional world - Life is the game. As the storey and driving force of the characters within it is based around a competition, it's a real page turner as you want to find out what the next part of the competition is and what challenges the main character will have to overcome next.
The writing isn't too complicated which makes it enjoyable however it does cover some surprisingly complex topics in places. Because the references were so familiar all the way through, I found it very easy to relate to the world Cline creates. The Book is a slow starter, but there's a lot of history and rich culture for us to catch up on, however I didn't feel overloaded with information and thought the pacing was about right - once the actions heats up though, it stays at a pretty constant level throughout. Considering Cline literally takes you to many different planets and environments, with a real exploration into his imagination, you never feel anything has been overly described; most of it the right balance between his description and your own imagination.

Overall, a very enjoyable read that kept me turning pages into the night. Would highly recommend as a fun read, especially to any community member here who it should resonate with.

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Re: Books

Post by 0v3rz34l0u5 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:13 pm

Ready Player One was an awesome book. I have yet to read his second book Armada. If anyone wants to listen to it, the audio book is narrated by Will Wheaton.
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Re: Books

Post by BillBailey » Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:32 pm

I'll say again for all of you that like fantasy eg LOTR...
Stephen Donaldsons Covenant series.

The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, the Unbeliever
Lord Foul's Bane (1977)
The Illearth War (1978)
The Power that Preserves (1979)

The Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant
The Wounded Land (1980)
The One Tree (1982)
White Gold Wielder (1983)

The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant
The Runes of the Earth (2004)
Fatal Revenant (2007)
Against All Things Ending (2010)
The Last Dark (2013)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Chron ... s_Covenant

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Post by 0v3rz34l0u5 » Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:06 pm

I’m going to start reading it next. 🙂
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Re: Books

Post by 0v3rz34l0u5 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:37 am

Ready Player One is available on Amazon UK for 99p if anyone wants it.
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Re: Books

Post by bennett » Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:06 pm

0v3rz34l0u5 wrote:
Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:48 pm
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