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Just finished:

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Book #3:

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Finished this:


It was an ok book. The last part of the book didn't really do anything for me.

About to start this one:

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Because its size was incompatible with my daily commute, I decided to save the Glen Cook compendium for weekends.

In the absence of a new Dresden file, I've dipped my toe into Harry Connolly's Twenty Palaces series, just finishing "Child of Fire" and now on "Game of Cages". So far I like the concept and appreciate the way that protagonist Ray Tilly is all too flawed, not possessed of a great deal in the way of magical ability and has been hinting at a back story that presumably will be unfolded with each new volume.

Like Butcher's works, these have been page-turners - although I would say that the mileu is not as rich and doesn't seem to have the same possibilities. Time will tell... actually, I just googled and read that a) Del Rey wasn't commissioning any more and b) Connolly was using a particular kind of writing software because it efficiently converted texts to e-books... kind of suggesting his plans for the future! For those intrigued, it looks as if there was an SFBC anthology of the three books released a couple of months ago and there may be an e-book prequel
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Re: What are you reading? (January 2012)

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Because its size was incompatible with my daily commute, I decided to save the Glen Cook compendium for weekends.

In the absence of a new Dresden file, I've dipped my toe into Harry Connolly's Twenty Palaces series, just finishing "Child of Fire" and now on "Game of Cages". So far I like the concept and appreciate the way that protagonist Ray Tilly is all too flawed, not possessed of a great deal in the way of magical ability and has been hinting at a back story that presumably will be unfolded with each new volume.

Like Butcher's works, these have been page-turners - although I would say that the mileu is not as rich and doesn't seem to have the same possibilities. Time will tell... actually, I just googled and read that a) Del Rey wasn't commissioning any more and b) Connolly was using a particular kind of writing software because it efficiently converted texts to e-books... kind of suggesting his plans for the future! For those intrigued, it looks as if there was an SFBC anthology of the three books released a couple of months ago and there may be an e-book prequel

I'll have to check out the Twenty Places books. I tore through all of the Dresden books and loved each one. If Twenty Places is anywhere near that I am sure I'll enjoy them. Thanks for posting.
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And I just finished the trilogy. I enjoyed more as it went along. At the beginning everything seemed so drawn out. Maybe because the book descriptions don't hide the fact that things end up with a vampire plague sweeping the planet. So it just felt tedious at the start when we went into great detail with a CSI-like investigation ... while we (the readers) know they're vampires and are waiting for the shit to hit the fan. It also didn't help that the authors seemed to have a lot of one-and-done characters ... chapters devoted to a new character, with that character just get killed at the end of the chapter. That wasn't happening later on where things settled with the core characters, and the story had a lot more narrative drive for me. Plus, I just found the story concerning a human underground movement in a world ruled by vampires more interesting than the initial vampire outbreak. Thumbs down though (at least from me) for a major late plot development:
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throwing angels into the mix
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Re: What are you reading? (January 2012)

Finished Bleeding Violet. was okay. Next up:

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Re: What are you reading? (January 2012)

Originally Posted by lattethunder
How is this? I loved "...Beth Cooper"

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Well i didn't "quite" get through 1Q84. (Only made it about 366 pages into it has around 925) . It was good but I had to take it back and I was getting a bit worn out from it.
Read this a few days ago. Some funny stuff in here:


Also read the 2nd book in the Reacher series. I liked the First person narrative better but this wasn't too bad:


...And today I started the fascinating:
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Re: What are you reading? (January 2012)

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How is this? I loved "...Beth Cooper"
It's okay; kinda hit-or-miss. Definitely not as good as Beth Cooper.
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Re: What are you reading? (January 2012)

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I just wanted to say that whilst the sequels are fairly poor On Basilisk Station is a really grand old school space opera that I would recommend to anyone.
It took a while to get moving. The beginning is like a rather boring social studies lecture. After that, though, it was pretty dang good.

I'm going to try the sequel next.

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Re: What are you reading? (January 2012)

Just finished:


Holy crap. One of the best thrillers I have read in ages. At the end of the year this will probably be on my shortlist for best book I have read this year. It is basically Fight Club for generation Y - and I loved it. I have been on a recommending spree trying to get others to read it. Supposedly the rights have been licensed for a movie. I will be very curious to see if it pans out.

Thanks so much to whomever pointed it out to me in this thread or the one last month.

Now I am reading:
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Re: What are you reading? (January 2012)

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Just finished:


Holy crap. One of the best thrillers I have read in ages. At the end of the year this will probably be on my shortlist for best book I have read this year. It is basically Fight Club for generation Y - and I loved it. I have been on a recommending spree trying to get others to read it. Supposedly the rights have been licensed for a movie. I will be very curious to see if it pans out.

Thanks so much to whomever pointed it out to me in this thread or the one last month.

Now I am reading:
Ditto
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