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Default There Must Be a Book Thread - 07-05-2014, 03:01 | posts: 445 | Location: Memphis CDC Quarantine

Where we can talk about how all the best modern books are dystopian and we can look down upon the GoT circlejerkers because we've read ASOIAF already.






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Default 07-05-2014, 08:05 | posts: 2,544 | Location: Bournemouth

What's a circlejerkers? I haven't read any of the Game of Thrones books. I read more crime fiction and space opera so I doubt I'd have much to contribute anyway...
   
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Default 07-05-2014, 09:57 | posts: 11,304 | Location: Finland

Last two books I have read were Metro2033 and Metro2034.
   
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Default 07-05-2014, 17:05 | posts: 445 | Location: Memphis CDC Quarantine

Heh, I'm a die-hard dystopian fan, and asoiaf is the only exception.
   
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Default 07-05-2014, 17:44 | posts: 7,801

I'm very much a fan of fantasy, and while I enjoy GoT there are better series out there. If anyone thinks GoT is particularly deep, I'd highly suggest picking up the Malazan Book of the Fallen series.

Personally speaking, I'm eagerly awaiting the next instalment of the The Kingkiller Chronicle by Patrick Rothfuss. I absolutely loved the first two books. I'm really excited by the fact he's helping with the story of the upcoming Torment: Tides of Numenera.

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Default 07-05-2014, 21:38 | posts: 10,165 | Location: Dundee, Scotland

Currently going at this


Which will finish off the discworld series for me, starting reading them start to end (some back and forth though between series) in 2007, taken me a while.
   
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Default 07-05-2014, 21:52 | posts: 208 | Location: Republic of Bulgaria

Best book I have ever read in my entire life...



It's a video game novel so what? Problem?
   
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Default 07-05-2014, 21:56 | posts: 5,417 | Location: FLA,USA

Just started reading The Walking Dead. Picked up the completarium #1 and have read 1 of 8 books that are in it. And I need to find the Assassin's Creed books. Also almost done with the second book in the Divergent trilogy Insurgent.
   
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Default 07-05-2014, 22:06 | posts: 208 | Location: Republic of Bulgaria

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Just started reading The Walking Dead. Picked up the completarium #1 and have read 1 of 8 books that are in it. And I need to find the Assassin's Creed books. Also almost done with the second book in the Divergent trilogy Insurgent.
Friendly advice. If you played the AC games with Ezio don't buy Renaissance, Brotherhood and Revelations because they are one of the worst kind of books. Literally copy and paste from the game script. All the same dialogues and nothing new. Buy them if you are a collector such as myself.
For the rest books are decent, even very good if never touched AC game.
   
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Default 07-05-2014, 22:15 | posts: 5,417 | Location: FLA,USA

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Friendly advice. If you played the AC games with Ezio don't buy Renaissance, Brotherhood and Revelations because they are one of the worst kind of books. Literally copy and paste from the game script. All the same dialogues and nothing new. Buy them if you are a collector such as myself.
For the rest books are decent, even very good if never touched AC game.
Duly noted, thanks for the heads up.
   
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Default 07-05-2014, 22:24 | posts: 3,790 | Location: outside the Box...

yay, a book thread
nice idea....

well, im reading "Industrial Society and its Future" from Theodore J. Kaczynski.

pretty good read, but sometimes a bit hard to follow..
Im half trough, but so far its good and it teaches u a lot...
Also the book was written more then 10 years ago and every word hits the Present.



greetz BetA

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Default 07-05-2014, 23:27 | posts: 2,151 | Location: far,far from home

Currently going at :



   
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Default 07-06-2014, 21:42 | posts: 4,487 | Location: Romania

To my shame it's been several months since I last read a book, still buying my history magazines but those don't count. One of the last ones I read was BioShock: Rapture, pretty neat little novel if you are into the Bioshock universe, and at that time I was replaying all the games as well.

Any awesome fantasy books you can recommend? Except Asoiaf of course, I heard good things about the Blade itself (First Law), never got arround getting it though.
   
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Default 07-06-2014, 21:46 | posts: 10,165 | Location: Dundee, Scotland

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Any awesome fantasy books you can recommend? Except Asoiaf of course, I heard good things about the Blade itself (First Law), never got arround getting it though.
Discworld series.

Satire fantasy, sometimes funny.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discworld
   
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Default 07-06-2014, 22:11 | posts: 13,552 | Location: USA

The last book I read was A Dance with Dragons. So it's been quite a while since i've read anything.
   
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Default 07-06-2014, 22:39 | posts: 445 | Location: Memphis CDC Quarantine

Just finished World War Z, and its still not better than the Newsflesh trilogy. Now I'm reading the first book of the Uglies series, and so far I'm not that impressed.

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It's a video game novel so what? Problem?
Adaptations have a tendency to be sh*tty, excluding the Metro or Halo series ofc.
   
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Default 07-06-2014, 23:28 | posts: 10,165 | Location: Dundee, Scotland

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Adaptations have a tendency to be sh*tty, excluding the Metro or Halo series ofc.
How is the metro book an adaptation?
   
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Default 07-06-2014, 23:46 | posts: 917

Any David Milch ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Milch ) fans here? (Deadwood, cop shows etc)

True Blue
http://www.amazon.com/True-Blue-Davi.../dp/0380725053

The stories from him and Bill Clark ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Clark ) are great.
   
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Default 07-06-2014, 23:55 | posts: 445 | Location: Memphis CDC Quarantine

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How is the metro book an adaptation?
Heh, I was speaking of adaptations in general. The Metro game series is an adaptation of those books. Metro 2033 happens to be my favorite singleplayer fps game.
   
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Default 07-07-2014, 01:47 | posts: 2,226

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Which will finish off the discworld series for me, starting reading them start to end (some back and forth though between series) in 2007, taken me a while.
That was the last book I read. The question is what order are you reading them in.

http://images4.fanpop.com/image/phot...0-1280-960.gif

I always end up reading them in release order.
   
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Default 07-07-2014, 01:52 | posts: 152 | Location: Brazil

I'm more into old literature (guess the first half of the 20th century is now in this category), but anyone should read V for Vendetta and Watchmen. Alan Moore's writing is superb.
   
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Default 07-07-2014, 05:47 | posts: 75 | Location: Calif

Last book I read was the Lord of the Rings (trilogy.) Been too involved with, and distracted by computer studies, work, pc games, the web and tv.
   
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Default 07-07-2014, 12:43 | posts: 10,165 | Location: Dundee, Scotland

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That was the last book I read. The question is what order are you reading them in.

http://images4.fanpop.com/image/phot...0-1280-960.gif

I always end up reading them in release order.
I read them in their series links, so I did some of the non connected stuff first like small gods and pyramids, moved onto city watch, then death, the industrial revolution stuff, then wizards and finally the witch stuff which I just finished this year.
   
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Default 07-07-2014, 17:31 | posts: 445 | Location: Memphis CDC Quarantine

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Last book I read was the Lord of the Rings (trilogy.) Been too involved with, and distracted by computer studies, work, pc games, the web and tv.
Read the Hobbit, and tried to read LotR. Just wasn't as exciting.
   
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Default 07-07-2014, 20:13 | posts: 141 | Location: Poland

The Man in the High Castle is last book I read, fantastic.



Now I'm finally gonna read Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?



Then 1984.
   
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