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Finished:



Enjoyed this quite a bit. One of the best books I've read this year.


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Umberto Eco's The Prague Cemetery
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Ready Player One.
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LOVED that one.

Just finished:


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Finished Eldest (book 2 of The Inheritance Cycle), started Brisingr (Book 3):







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Nice. Really too bad that it was never finished for TV. I still have my VHS of the official release, with the existing footage. Each episode got shorter and shorter since it was never finished, but the first couple of episodes were almost complete.
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Nice. Really too bad that it was never finished for TV. I still have my VHS of the official release, with the existing footage. Each episode got shorter and shorter since it was never finished, but the first couple of episodes were almost complete.
I have that VHS, too. And I can't help but hear the awful incidental music they used as I read this.

This book is a whopping 385 pages BTW.
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LOVED that one.
I remember seeing the first book when it came out in the library. It looked good so I read it. I was like, wow that was great, can't wait for the next one. Then I read the second one and thought, wow that was great, can't wait for the next one. Then I was reading book number 47 or 221, I forget which, and I thought what the hell, will this never end. Then Jordan died.

I really liked Jordans' Conan books though.
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Back to Urban Fantasy

Now on Kevin Hearne's "Hammered".

Although enjoying these books as a light entertainment, the page/wordcount is such that I think the publishers could have put the first three books together as one to provide true value for money.

The idea of the trilogy now seems so ingrained in the (particularly fantasy) publishing world that even relatively short works such as Hearne's first three are issued separately when, essentially, they are installments of an interconnected arc. Compared to some of the door-stoppers I have seen, this makes completing reading the "series" relatively expensive. Authors have to make a living of course but we are all looking for value these days and I've been tempted to go for second-hand books to reduce my outlay and I succumb to that temptation more readily if I think I'm being gouged. Perhaps a topic for another thread!
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I remember seeing the first book when it came out in the library. It looked good so I read it. I was like, wow that was great, can't wait for the next one. Then I read the second one and thought, wow that was great, can't wait for the next one. Then I was reading book number 47 or 221, I forget which, and I thought what the hell, will this never end. Then Jordan died.

I really liked Jordans' Conan books though.
I admit that books 8,9,10 were pretty bad but 11 got back on track.

12,13 and 14 are written by Brandon Sanderson using vast notes and dictations from Jordan. 12 was really good, I am about to start 13 and 14 (the final one!) comes out in January.

http://www.amazon.com/A-Memory-Light...emory+of+light


To be fair, I only started reading them last year...I can imagine I would be a bit more critical if I had to wait 3 years or so between books and then read something like book 8.
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