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post #611 of 758 (permalink) Old 10-13-2013, 06:44 AM
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This is next probably.

Almost done with the Plagueis book. The political parts (there's a lot of it) are boring but other than that, a good book. Reveals a lot about the things leading into episode 1, how the clone army got together, Amidalas rise, Anakins birth etc.

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Reading "Neverwhere" by Neil Gaiman. It's definitely an interesting story and a good book in general, but the main problem with it is that he doesn't do a good job building the world, Rowling he is not. The details of the world are so... blank? It's hard to imagine the scene or picture exactly what is being "shown" to you, he tells you the story instead of showing you the story (which I'm just not a big fan of). Also, the writing/pacing is a bit off and kinda throws you out of the book sometimes.

Good book and worth a read, but certainly not great in my opinion.
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Thought I would go back and nerd out on the Harry Potter books. On the second one right now.


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I bought Heroes Die, tried it, couldn't get into it. I'll try it again sometime later but read about 100 pages or so and just couldn't get into it.

I started The Day of The Triffids, great book. I'm about half way through it (short read), and loving it.

I also bought A Game of Thrones since everyone goes crazy over it. I'll start reading that tomorrow or the next day. It'll be interesting to see how it lives up to the hype.
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Finished The Day of The Triffids, fun read. Interesting plot, good characters (for the most part), among other things.

I'm 100 or so pages into A Game of Thrones. Pretty interesting so far. The mad rush to produce as many characters as possible wasn't as jarring or hard to follow as some had told me, but still a plate full. From what I hear (and see from skimming the chapter names), not many other characters are introduced. It has felt like a LONG 100 pages, maybe the longest 100 pages I've ever read, but I think that will speed up now that the main characters are introduced and the main core story seems to be there. Overall I'm enjoying it.

I have a question though, are all of these books designed around one giant plot or does each individual book have a major plot point? Basically, once I finish this book is it possible to feel satisfied and move on, or is it one of those series where everything is open ended from book to book and to find out what happens to most things, you have to keep reading the next book in line?
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You have to keep reading. There is an on going story with a main line, a few huge plots and many subplots that merge. The end of the first book does not give any closure. Get used to it

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I hope the payoff is worth it.
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I'm about half way through Game of Thrones, going to put it up for a while. It's just too dry of a read for me, the pages move so slowly and at the end of every chapter I feel relieved rather than motivated to read the next one. It could also be that I was sick trying to read it as well, so my interest just wasn't there and after my illness has faded I'm just feeling meh about it. Will try it again at a later date but I'm moving on for now.

Started the Percy Jackson series, pretty good. I find a lot of similarities with Harry Potter that could potentially get annoying, but for some reason it didn't bother me that much. The books are pretty small so they are going fast (almost done with the second one), I should be done with all 5 by the end of the week or close to it.

After that I'm going to start The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss.
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This is next probably.

Almost done with the Plagueis book. The political parts (there's a lot of it) are boring but other than that, a good book. Reveals a lot about the things leading into episode 1, how the clone army got together, Amidalas rise, Anakins birth etc.
Annihilation was rather good, also introduced one of my favorite SW characters. I have no idea of what to read next. Heard some good things about Darth Maul books but i'm not overly sure i want to ruin my mysterious outlook of him.

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Annihilation was rather good, also introduced one of my favorite SW characters. I have no idea of what to read next. Heard some good things about Darth Maul books but i'm not overly sure i want to ruin my mysterious outlook of him.
This is a thread for wizards, magic, fantasy. Take that nerdy Star Wars stuff out of here.
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