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post #641 of 758 (permalink) Old 01-27-2014, 12:36 AM
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Not read House of Hades yet, looking forward to it

Wise Man's Fear is just as good, if not better (imo) than the original. Loved it.
House of Hades is definitely good, some really cool things happen and the story pushes forward a lot. You also get point of view chapters for every character in this one (some only one or two chapters, though), so that's cool.

I just read 113 pages of The Wise Man's Fear, Loving it. I just finished the chapter where:


So far the book is just as great as the first if not better, like you said. I've read a lot of fantasy books and books in general, but this series is really just something else entirely and stands on its own away from others. 993 pages is not enough. It should be 1500+, IMO. Part 3 better be out within the next year or two, and it better be a 2k page book. The fact that The Name of The Wind was his debut novel is astonishing.
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I finished The Wise Man's Fear and I feel like a close friend has left me. No book series has ever made me feel so attached to it. The wait for the third is going to suck.

KRY, a few things I want your opinion on. I'll put in spoilers for obvious reasons.

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Half way through "Lone Survivor." This is the book the film is based on. Literally had to take a one week break. It was gutting to read the part during their fire fight.

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Looking for a new book to read, and struggling. I want a solid stand alone fantasy book. There are tons of them out there I know, but can't figure out which one I want to jump into.

Suggestions? The shorter the better, I like thick books but I'm in the mood for something that will be quickly satisfying, a good 250 page book or something like that.
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I'm getting through The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman. Recommend so far. It's awesome. Under 300 pages as well M.C!

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I've read it, good book. I've read most of Gaiman's work, my two favorites from him are Neverwhere and Coraline. I just finished his book American Gods.
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I've read it, good book. I've read most of Gaiman's work, my two favorites from him are Neverwhere and Coraline. I just finished his book American Gods.
Awesome I've yet to read a book by him, but his graphic novel The Sandman is absolutely amazing, which has resulted on me buying a few of his novels. Neverwhere and American gods along with Ocean at the End of the Lane.






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Awesome I've yet to read a book by him, but his graphic novel The Sandman is absolutely amazing, which has resulted on me buying a few of his novels. Neverwhere and American gods along with Ocean at the End of the Lane.
He's a great author that has a fairly unique style about him. Neverwhere is definitely his best book in my opinion. The two characters Mr. Croup and Mr. Vandemar are two of my favorite characters from any fiction ever, be it book/game/movie whatever. If you haven't read it, I urge you to do so. What a wild ride that book is.
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After reading the 1st 2 Fire and Ice books by Martin, I realized that I just don't have the free time to throw myself into a good book like I used to so I cheated and listened to 3,4 and 5 on audio books while working. A first for me and more enjoyable than I thought.

Currently i'm reading KEEPING POULTRY AND RABBITS ON SCRAPS by Alan Thompson. It's a lot more interesting than it sounds, not only because I recently started keeping chickens and rabbits but also because it was first published in Great Britain during WWII for the benefit of hungry British civilians. It's full of little insights into that time and words that I have to look up.

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Just finished Gone Girl, really dug the structure of it and even though the twists weren't really surprising it was very well written.

Last Summer I went through the George RR Martin stuff, this summer it's a Dan Simmons's horror book. Summer of Night

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It’s the summer of 1960 and in the small town of Elm Haven, Illinois, five twelve-year-old boys are forging the powerful bonds that a lifetime of change will not break. From sunset bike rides to shaded hiding places in the woods, the boys’ days are marked by all of the secrets and silences of an idyllic middle-childhood. But amid the sundrenched cornfields their loyalty will be pitilessly tested. When a long-silent bell peals in the middle of the night, the townsfolk know it marks the end of their carefree days. From the depths of the Old Central School, a hulking fortress tinged with the mahogany scent of coffins, an invisible evil is rising. Strange and horrifying events begin to overtake everyday life, spreading terror through the once idyllic town. Determined to exorcize this ancient plague, Mike, Duane, Dale, Harlen, and Kevin must wage a war of blood—against an arcane abomination who owns the night...
It's a good 600 pages, and I loved The Terror I love historical horror novels.
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