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Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 7:41pm

just finished up the Game of Thrones that you guys recommended and I really enjoyed the writing, especially the Imp character! Really well done. Im on book 2 as we speak. Thanks for the heads up m8's!
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Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 10:52pm

Hey Rommel Glad you enjoyed it mate :) I have read them all now nothing left to read.. but the next season of GOT comes out in a few months :P
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Thursday, January 10th 2013, 12:21am

All currently released Game of Thrones novels. I hear they're making a pre-qual series too.
Memoirs of an Invisible Man - H.F. Saint
American Gods - Neil Gaiman
(Hater series) Hater, Dog Blood, &Them or Us - David Moody
The Guns of the South - Harry Turtledove
World War Z - Max Brooks
Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins

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Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 4:55pm

Cheers brother Lion! I will definately be checking out the next season as well. Will be working hard to finish the books first though.
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Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 7:39am

I am reading Ace on the River by Barry Greenstein right now. I just finished The Theory of Poker by Sklansky not long ago and i have already read all the Harrington books and Doyle Brunson's SuperSystem a long time ago. I will probably read Phil Gordans Little green Book next.

& also Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein in audiobook format, I listened to most of it on one weekend and havn't gotten around to listening to the rest quite yet.

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Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 4:57pm

I've come to the conclusion that Ace on the River is a rubbish book. This guy is good at telling you very little and doing it in a long drawn out manner with cockiness and the egocentrism that defines a lot of poker players. I will probably finish the book anyways though since im already more than half way through it and he is a very successful player. So maby there is some good bits and pieces i can extract from this pile of crap somewhere. I have the feeling this was just a smart mans attempt to cash in on the poker self help book market with his reputation in the field without actually giving away any information that people could potentially use against him if they read his book.

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Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 5:41pm

I just picked up the final book of The Wheel of Time, A Memory of Light!!!!

let the reading begin! sheesh this may prompt me to reread the series a fourth time lol
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Thursday, January 17th 2013, 5:07am

Reborn... I hate you right now.
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Sunday, January 20th 2013, 1:11am

quote from "A Memory of Light" The Wheel of Time. "One who argues truly learns the depth of his commitment through adversity. Did you not learn that treees grow roots most strongly when winds blow throught them?" -Haman,son of Dal son of Morel



:D :D :D :rolleyes:
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Tuesday, March 26th 2013, 2:18am

Been a long time since MoL came out so some updates. I read it, was completely disappointed by it, that book was rubbish, the epilogue was the ONLY part i liked. Read "The works of Caine" by something strover or some name of that sort, interesting premise, good action rubbish ending.

Also read Dear John by Nicolas Sparks, made me want to cry, was way to short but whatever, don't think i will read another one of his books though, found nothing amazing lit wise.

what i am currently reading is nothing. Haven't found anything to hold my interest in a while. Novel wise at least.

(read dozens of other books s well, just not really worth mentioning at this time :) )
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Tuesday, March 26th 2013, 4:58am

MOL was the perfect finish. I dont think it could of ended any other way. The only thing I can think is that your expectations were too high, because brandon is one of the better finishers for a story.
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Thursday, March 28th 2013, 3:40pm

Baaa, not a chance. here i will list a few of my numerous disappointments with it. (spoiler warning)

First- the great council, Moiraine's reunion with Rnd one of the aspects that i was absolutely pumped for massive potential for great character conflict, right when he needs unification. Was completely dismal, she is just a side character that escorts him to the bore.

i mean think about it, after years of trying to manipulate him and help him finish the prophecies, she comes back and finds out his plan to kill the dark one and she freaks out, its going to be a disaster she knows that u cant kill the dark one. So being the master manipulator she is she uses his guilt and whatever else she can to change his mind. Like seriously nothing happened there, it doesn't have to be like i suggested but anything would have been better than nothing.

Also the fight with the Dark One was a cheap and absolutely disgusting way to have the greatest fight of an age. hes headed to disaster so how do u stop him, u give him a conversation with the Dark One and visions of the future. NO, NO, NO.... cheap lazy and a complete disappointment. Gaa, it was complete disappointment, and perhaps your right my expectations were to high, i was expecting some sort of twist something to set it apart from every other series out there and i didnt get it.

the only reason i like the epilogue is bc it fascinates me how a man who made the world tremble can live in obscurity. Since there wont be a squeal, even that hope will not be fulfilled..

Waist of 7 hours, just read the Wikipedia page.
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Saturday, May 4th 2013, 8:13pm

I just reserved a bunch of these books at the library :-)

Need reading material for when i finish work early and am milking the clock for all my hours :-)

Reserved the first two books in the wheel of time series
Shogun
World War Z
the name of the wind
and 1356, Bernard Cornwells newest book, even though no one here mentioned that one :-D

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Saturday, May 4th 2013, 10:51pm

enjoy the WoT pariya :) also shogun a very good book!
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Monday, July 22nd 2013, 6:27am

Finished Enders game after reading the recommendations here and seeing the movie trailer in the theatre. Good read and well written, I enjoyed the whole concept and the characters. Now off to check out Jonah's suggestion for Cornwell's 1356.
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Monday, July 22nd 2013, 10:29am

I actually just started reading the book yesterday. It's actually a series and it starts with the first book "The Archers Tale" It's nothing fancy and is geared for a younger audience i think but i really enjoy these types of books.

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Saturday, July 27th 2013, 8:32pm

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I actually just started reading the book yesterday. It's actually a series and it starts with the first book "The Archers Tale" It's nothing fancy and is geared for a younger audience i think but i really enjoy these types of books.


Yes, I enjoy them as well. Cornwell's the absolute best at describing a battle and giving the reader a visceral idea of the tactics and hardships that go along with it. Though I agree with you mostly Jonah, my opinion is different on the younger audience thing. I've read many books geared toward younger audiences, and some of my favorites are, but Cornwell's definitely are not. His books are famous for placing his lead character in actual historical events that frankly I've learned quite a bit of history from. While it is fiction the atmosphere and surrounding events are quite accurate and detailed. His books are gritty, unblinking, and bloody.
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Sunday, July 28th 2013, 5:00am

The one thing that bugs me is how he incorporates so many religious things into his books. Which is understandable being as the church was a prominant part of life... but things like going after the holy grail ect... i would love his books if he could just stay away from silly things like that. I do love how he portrays battles though and puts you right into the midst of it all. I feal like he spends more time puting you in the middle of action scenes than a lot of other authors do as well which i like about his writing style. I like most of his books but never read any of his sharpe series. I've read all or most his other books though and he is one of my favorite authors.

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Sunday, July 28th 2013, 11:41am

Aye Rommel I agree theres only a handful of his books i havent read mainly King Arthur.
The Sharpe books are really enjoyable you can start from really anywhere in the sharpe series and not be disappointed.
My favorite cornwell books have to be the Last Kingdom Viking series with Alfred the great and Uhtred got to love this guy the best stories I have ever read.


A real eye opener to the lost history of Briton.
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Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 6:40am

I have overcome my hatred of all things gunpowder and started reading the first book in the Sharpe series. Not bad, im starting to come over to the dark side i think.

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Thursday, August 1st 2013, 2:14am

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The Sharpe books are really enjoyable you can start from really anywhere in the sharpe series and not be disappointed.


Yup! Must say I agree with Lion and Jonah on this.

Leo! The Arthur series was the first Cornwell I read. I must say its very close to the Uhtred style story. Cornwell stamps his own definitive style to the Arthur tales which is heavy on the gritty reality and light on the round table fantasy. I hope you give them a try someday. The only Cornwell I haven't read now is the Stonehenge caveman stories. "whispers" I even read his modern sailing mystery when I was in desperate straits!
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Thursday, August 1st 2013, 5:12am


"whispers" I even read his modern sailing mystery when I was in desperate straits!
Yeah I have read that to :) I started the Stonehenge one maybe read about a 3rd of it then went onto something else I think it was ok but hard to follow to start with. I may give Arthur a go then at some point :)
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Saturday, August 3rd 2013, 2:07am

Has anyone read the "Maze Runner" series by James Dashner? It's kind of a combination of Hunger Games and Ender's Game.

Short synopsis: Young guy wakes up in the middle of a Maze with giant walls that move each day. He doesn't remember his past or who he really is. The only safe place is the middle where a bunch of other kids have structured some sort of society. Someone supplies their food through a hardened elevator device every so often. And there is also those "things" out in the maze that are out to kill everyone. Too bad no one knows whats really going on...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1790864/mediaindex
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Wednesday, August 14th 2013, 6:07pm

I have a few Jack Reacher books lent to me for holiday this year, hope they are good will report back. Loved the old Sharpe TV series and have the Winter King to read.
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Thursday, August 15th 2013, 12:03am

I have read all but two of Game of Thrones and am sort of saving the last two for a rainy day as I really enjoyed them. Have read all of Cornwalls except the Sharp series. Con Iggeldon is very good and have read both the conquerer and the roman series, he's very good. Now reading Anthony Riches empire series and currently on the third book. Very good read about Roman Britain set around harridans wall. Give him a go as I would say his battle scenes in the second book are every bit as good as Cornwall and that really is saying something.

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