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#4901 Segue Myles

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 03:16 AM

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 08:53 AM

Catherine and Segue, you are both correct!! :D

I've been reading The Amazing Spider-Man Omnibus Vol. 1 (Vol. 2 pending), with Stephen King's IT as my go-to novel.

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 09:21 AM

I am reading The Sellout by Paul Beatty.  Very interesting
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Posted 10 January 2017 - 12:39 PM

I am preparing to begin A Song of Fire and Ice series. I have successfully avoided them but my oldest son got me the box set for Christmas to guilt me in to reading them. :rage: :laughing guy: I hope I don't die (or really that George R.R. Martin doesn't die) before he completes the last two. Game on!

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 03:33 AM

View Postcatherine, on 10 January 2017 - 12:39 PM, said:

I am preparing to begin A Song of Fire and Ice series. I have successfully avoided them but my oldest son got me the box set for Christmas to guilt me in to reading them. :rage: :laughing guy: I hope I don't die (or really that George R.R. Martin doesn't die) before he completes the last two. Game on!

Oh gawd! :lol:   I read the first three.  Then I re-read them when the fourth book came out.  Then I re-read the first four when book five came out.  It was so long in between that I couldn't remember where everyone was and what was going on.  I won't be reading them again, and have already decided I won't bother with the next book, if it ever comes out.

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 12:18 PM

View Postcatherine, on 10 January 2017 - 12:39 PM, said:

I am preparing to begin A Song of Fire and Ice series. I have successfully avoided them but my oldest son got me the box set for Christmas to guilt me in to reading them. :rage: :laughing guy: I hope I don't die (or really that George R.R. Martin doesn't die) before he completes the last two. Game on!

Cool.  It's been an up-and-down series for me so far--A Storm of Swords is insanely good, while A Feast for Crows is mostly dull--but I've definitely enjoyed it for the most part.

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 06:00 PM

Thanks for the feedback guys. I sort of started the first book last night but fell asleep before I read more than a few pages. Not a statement on the book so much as the fact that I was really tired I hope. :laughing guy: I am only committing to the first book at this point. If it doesn't grab me by page 100 I may just say I gave it a fair shot and call it quits. I'll let you know.

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 05:49 AM

The Nixon Defense, by John Dean


I've always appreciated Dean's perspective with regard to Watergate. He was unfortunately hamstrung in the middle of some dastardly circumstances.

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Posted 13 January 2017 - 10:10 PM

Just finished "Highways to a War" by Christopher Koch.
He also wrote "The Year of Living Dangerously" which I really enjoyed. Well researched, and well written.

"Highways to A War", while being well researched, dragged in several spots, and could've lost 50-75 pages of background material.
It tells the story of a missing war photographer and of his work in Vietnam in the 60s, and Cambodia in the 70s.
I was really looking forward to reading this, and was mildly disappointed with some of the author's choices/indulgences.
Still, some great descriptions. Koch has a very good eye for detail, but sometimes becomes a bit overwrought.

Reading "Buddha in the Jungle", which is about Buddhism in Thailand in the 19th and early 20th century. So far, so good!
Also about to start "Vulture's Peak" (John Burdett) as a palate cleanser of sorts. A detective novel involving "the international body parts trade".

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Posted 16 January 2017 - 08:59 PM

I am almost 100 pages in on Game of Thrones. It's a bit of a pager turner I guess, but I am not totally in with both feet if you know what I mean. I am not usually much for books like this. It's a guilt read. :laughing guy: See my post above for an explanation of that. Anyway, I do not get the comparison to Tolkien in the least. Tolkien out classes this guy by a long mile. I may not even finish this one, much less the other 4 books. The jury is still out.

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Posted 17 January 2017 - 06:22 PM

 catherine, on 16 January 2017 - 08:59 PM, said:

I am almost 100 pages in on Game of Thrones. It's a bit of a pager turner I guess, but I am not totally in with both feet if you know what I mean. I am not usually much for books like this. It's a guilt read. :laughing guy: See my post above for an explanation of that. Anyway, I do not get the comparison to Tolkien in the least. Tolkien out classes this guy by a long mile. I may not even finish this one, much less the other 4 books. The jury is still out.

Tad Williams Memory, Sorrow And Thorn is the series that Martin was inspired by. And that is a 10/10 fantasy series. Very epic and complete and far less dependant on shock tactics to get the story moving.

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Posted 17 January 2017 - 07:37 PM

View PostSegue Myles, on 17 January 2017 - 06:22 PM, said:

View Postcatherine, on 16 January 2017 - 08:59 PM, said:

I am almost 100 pages in on Game of Thrones. It's a bit of a pager turner I guess, but I am not totally in with both feet if you know what I mean. I am not usually much for books like this. It's a guilt read. :laughing guy: See my post above for an explanation of that. Anyway, I do not get the comparison to Tolkien in the least. Tolkien out classes this guy by a long mile. I may not even finish this one, much less the other 4 books. The jury is still out.

Tad Williams Memory, Sorrow And Thorn is the series that Martin was inspired by. And that is a 10/10 fantasy series. Very epic and complete and far less dependant on shock tactics to get the story moving.

The thing is that I am not particularly drawn to fantasy as a genre. I love epic stuff like TLOTR, Chronicles of Narnia, Harry Potter, etc. but not the genre itself. I have just passed the 100 page mark and it's not looking good for GoT, LOL! I would rather dig into some Nathaniel Hawthorne to be honest. I have had a re-read of The House of Seven Gables on my TBR list and I think that's what I am on to now.

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