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  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 12,779
    The first Rothfuss is genius work, imo.
    There was a novella released between the two, I believe.  It was not bad.

    Agreed.

    I'm not convinced the last (next?) novel will ever come out. 
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  • static111static111 Posts: 4,011
    The first Rothfuss is genius work, imo.
    There was a novella released between the two, I believe.  It was not bad.
    I heard it doesn't really add to the story. so I didnt pick it up.  I really want part three and wish I had waited for it to come out before starting.  I think book two is as good as book 1.
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  • static111static111 Posts: 4,011
    The first Rothfuss is genius work, imo.
    There was a novella released between the two, I believe.  It was not bad.

    Agreed.

    I'm not convinced the last (next?) novel will ever come out. 
    This is how I feel about the rest of the song of Ice and Fire.  I had read that Rothfuss has had a rough draft for some years now...what kind of editing is taking place?
    Scio me nihil scire

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  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 12,779
    static111 said:
    The first Rothfuss is genius work, imo.
    There was a novella released between the two, I believe.  It was not bad.

    Agreed.

    I'm not convinced the last (next?) novel will ever come out. 
    This is how I feel about the rest of the song of Ice and Fire.  I had read that Rothfuss has had a rough draft for some years now...what kind of editing is taking place?

    He said in 2014 that it would be out in about a year, so.... yeah :lol:

    He apparently had the whole thing written as one long story before TNOTW was even published. 
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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 27,924
    Yeah not sure what is up with that.
    One of the things I really appreciate  about the authors who regularly publish.  I know it is a different path for different  writers but it sucks smashed assholes when you forgot all of the shit because it was 5+ years from the last book and need to go back and study or re-read.
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  • YardenYarden Posts: 820
    Erich Maria Remarque - All Quiet on the Western Front

    Heartbreaking
  • static111static111 Posts: 4,011
    Yarden said:
    Erich Maria Remarque - All Quiet on the Western Front

    Heartbreaking
    That is an amazing book, one of my favorites from my high school days.
    Scio me nihil scire

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  • YardenYarden Posts: 820
    static111 said:
    Yarden said:
    Erich Maria Remarque - All Quiet on the Western Front

    Heartbreaking
    That is an amazing book, one of my favorites from my high school days.
    It definitely stays with you.
  • 23scidoo23scidoo Thessaloniki,GreecePosts: 16,703
    Exhalation Stories Chiang Ted 9781101947883 Amazoncom Books
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  • eddieceddiec Posts: 3,726
    I am almost done with a book called WILDWOOD.

    The writing is superb.
    How I found out about his book -- I was teaching a stop motion video class on zoom over the summer and fell in love with LAIKA studios films -- Box trolls, Coraline, Kubo, etc... watching all the behind the scenes on how these movies are made. Absolutely fascinating.
    Anyway, their upcoming project was recently announced to be a stop motion film from th book WILDWOOD. So I purchased it and am reading it aloud to my six year old son. I was so intrigued by the writer that I looked him up- Colin Meloy. He's the lead singer of famed band The Decemberists.

    Nice.  Good to see you round these parts.

    Thanks F Me, I like to pop in once in awhile. I miss this place! :)
    Will we see another Johnny Bails adventure?
    Lol, I would love to -- I'm not sure if I drink enough to get back in the mind of Jonny Bails these days though. :D
    I kid... I have two unrelated novels in the works right now, but once they're completed, I was thinking of doing a short story Jonny Bails follow-up... just to see where it goes. Maybe, just maybe, that could develop into something.

    Cool. I'd like to know what he's up to.
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 38,366
    Doug Peacock said of this book it "may be the most important wildlife publication event of the year [2003]"  So despite the lapse of time, of course I have to read it.  Sadly, it start out with a chapter describing how buffalo that cross the line out of Yellowstone are legally shot and butchered.  Ugh.  Rough start, but I will stick it out because it is also said to be, "An affectionate tribute to the animals in the setting in which American are likely to encounter them."  Ruth Rudner, A Chorus of Buffalo; A Personal Portrait of an American Icon:
    A Chorus of Buffalo A Personal Portrait of an American Icon Rudner Ruth  9781569244388 Amazoncom Books


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  • static111static111 Posts: 4,011
    Has anyone read The Three Body Problem by Chinese author Cixin Liu...Sounds like some good Sci Fi.  I have requested it as a bday gift so hoping to have a copy next week.  Interested in what other readers think, obviously without giving away spoilers.
    Scio me nihil scire

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  • mpedonempedone Manchester, NHPosts: 1,563
    static111 said:
    Has anyone read The Three Body Problem by Chinese author Cixin Liu...Sounds like some good Sci Fi.  I have requested it as a bday gift so hoping to have a copy next week.  Interested in what other readers think, obviously without giving away spoilers.

    I picked up the trilogy boxed set last year, but haven't gotten around to reading any of it yet.
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  • mpedonempedone Manchester, NHPosts: 1,563
    Currently reading "Wanderers" by Chuck Wendig on my Kindle and "Head On" by John Scalzi in paperback. Interspersing with Nick Offerman's "Where the Deer and Antelope Play", too.
    "I'm a lucky man, to count on both hands the [shows I've done]. Some folks just have one, others they got none..."

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  • eddieceddiec Posts: 3,726
    Slaughterhouse-five - modern Library 100 Best Novels By Kurt Vonnegut  paperback  Target

    First time reading Vonnegut.

  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 27,924
    eddiec said:
    Slaughterhouse-five - modern Library 100 Best Novels By Kurt Vonnegut  paperback  Target

    First time reading Vonnegut.

    Oh, I'm jealous!
    Soooo much great reading, ahead.
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  • eddieceddiec Posts: 3,726
    eddiec said:
    Slaughterhouse-five - modern Library 100 Best Novels By Kurt Vonnegut  paperback  Target

    First time reading Vonnegut.

    Oh, I'm jealous!
    Soooo much great reading, ahead.

    So it goes.
  • PapPap Aspra Spitia, GreecePosts: 26,759
    Finally finished this:
    Great read! :clap:
    Ooh, yeah! All right!
    Were [Pearl] jammin
    I wanna [Pearl] jam it wid you.
    Were [Pearl] jammin, [Pearl] jammin
    And I hope you like [Pearl] jammin too.

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  • a5pja5pj Hershey PAPosts: 3,644
    eddiec said:
    eddiec said:
    Slaughterhouse-five - modern Library 100 Best Novels By Kurt Vonnegut  paperback  Target

    First time reading Vonnegut.

    Oh, I'm jealous!
    Soooo much great reading, ahead.

    So it goes.
    Yes, probably my favorite book!
    I've been working my way through all his books, need to grab a few more today.

    I use Betterworldbooks.com if anyone is interested. They're mostly used, cheap, they donate books to ppl that need em, and strive to be carbon neutral. Usually you get old library books, kinda fun to see where they come from.
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  • Ledbetterman10Ledbetterman10 Posts: 16,180
    Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. I've been intending to read it forever since it was so influential on Orwell's 1984. Finally got around to it. 
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  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 27,716
    one of the best books I have EVER read! a masterpiece.


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  • xavier mcdanielxavier mcdaniel Somewhere in NYCPosts: 8,658

    The Answer Is . . .: Reflections on My Life By Alex Trebek

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  • DarthMaeglinDarthMaeglin TorontoPosts: 2,076
    I just discovered what an interesting man James Baldwin was, wondering what might be a good entry point into his works? I’m interested to explore both his essays and his stories. Thanks in advance.
    "The world is full of idiots and I am but one of them."

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  • PapPap Aspra Spitia, GreecePosts: 26,759
    I just discovered what an interesting man James Baldwin was, wondering what might be a good entry point into his works? I’m interested to explore both his essays and his stories. Thanks in advance.
    Eddie will recommend Jimmy's Blues and Other Poems. :wink:
    Ooh, yeah! All right!
    Were [Pearl] jammin
    I wanna [Pearl] jam it wid you.
    Were [Pearl] jammin, [Pearl] jammin
    And I hope you like [Pearl] jammin too.

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    Jul 11, 2014 - Milton Keynes Bowl - Milton Keynes, UK
    Jul 08, 2022 - Hyde Park - London, UK
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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 27,924
    I just discovered what an interesting man James Baldwin was, wondering what might be a good entry point into his works? I’m interested to explore both his essays and his stories. Thanks in advance.
    Going to Meet the Man was my first exposure some 30 years ago and it left a mark.

    The love he receives is the love that is saved
  • DarthMaeglinDarthMaeglin TorontoPosts: 2,076
    Pap said:
    I just discovered what an interesting man James Baldwin was, wondering what might be a good entry point into his works? I’m interested to explore both his essays and his stories. Thanks in advance.
    Eddie will recommend Jimmy's Blues and Other Poems. :wink:
    I just discovered what an interesting man James Baldwin was, wondering what might be a good entry point into his works? I’m interested to explore both his essays and his stories. Thanks in advance.
    Going to Meet the Man was my first exposure some 30 years ago and it left a mark.

    Thank you both, I expect I’ll see what’s available at the library in the coming days, very much appreciated the feedback.
    "The world is full of idiots and I am but one of them."

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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 27,924
    Enjoy it.  Crazy talented guy.
    The love he receives is the love that is saved
  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 43,651
    Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. I've been intending to read it forever since it was so influential on Orwell's 1984. Finally got around to it. 
    This was my favorite book we had to read back in high school
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  • static111static111 Posts: 4,011
    Finished The Three Body Problem Trilogy by CIXIN LIU.  That was entertaining and pretty great hard sci fi.  I would recommend it to anyone.

    Just started Hyperion by Dan Simmons.  So far I like it.  It is obvious that it was written in a different time (1989)  Might as well have been written in a different world.  More SCIFI/Fantasy than hard sci fi, but still enjoyable.
    Scio me nihil scire

    There are no kings inside the gates of eden
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