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    rereading ASOIAF....again. I've read a few books here and there, but I keep coming back to this. just can't think of anything else I'd rather read. The Malazan Book of the Fallen bored me already. Pale imitation of ASOIAF if you ask me, and Steve Erickson overreached.
    "So many vows. They make you swear and swear. Defend the King, obey the King, obey your father, protect the innocent, defend the weak. But what if your father despises the King? What if the King massacres the innocent? It's too much. No matter what you do, you're forsaking one vow or another."

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    I need to pick up A Feast For Crows.
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    I'm just nodding my head the whole time thinking "ok, stop now, please."

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    what? you don't have it? I now have all of the ASOIAF books, including the two Hedge Knight novellas and the two Hedge Knight graphic novels. I usually hate graphic novels, but it was kind of cool seeing the artist renditions of what the knights and battles looked like, compared to how I imagined them.
    "So many vows. They make you swear and swear. Defend the King, obey the King, obey your father, protect the innocent, defend the weak. But what if your father despises the King? What if the King massacres the innocent? It's too much. No matter what you do, you're forsaking one vow or another."

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    I've just started Cujo.


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    Almost done The Amazing Adventures of Kavelier and Clay. Michael Chabon is an extremely talented writer, funny in a lot of ways but painfully human in others. I've also read The Yiddish Policemen's Union by him and he's fast becoming my second favorite author, second to Stephen King (of course).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lily-sai View Post
    I'm starting to think it's rather pointless to tell what I'm currently reading, as I devour all my books with a high speed.

    Anyway, I just finished Counter-Clock World by Philip K. Dick. I haven't read his books before, but I will definitely go and read more.
    I've read a dozen or more of his books and almost all of them were great. My generic pick for his best is still Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (which became Blade Runner in the movies). It's one of the strangest and sad SF classics; though that describes most Phillip K. Dick probably.

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    Thanks for the tip!

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    Lily-sai, you should pick up the Dick Library of America volumes. Great books, we discussed them here: http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/...ead.php?t=3148

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    I did not know about those Dick omnibus editions...I've just added the first two into my Amazon cart. Thanks for that tip! The third volume I'll pass on since I own nice tpb's of most of the books in it anyways.

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    Just finished Stop in the Name of Pants! (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson) by Louise Rennison and am now reading The Vile Village (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 7) by Lemony Snicket.



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    just read Creed, James Herbet

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    This sounds like an interesting novel: http://www.amazon.com/dp/080212996X

    The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ is the remarkable new piece of fiction from best-selling and famously atheistic author Philip Pullman. By challenging the events of the gospels, Pullman puts forward his own compelling and plausible version of the life of Jesus, and in so doing, does what all great books do: makes the reader ask questions.

    In Pullman’s own words, “The story I tell comes out of the tension within the dual nature of Jesus Christ, but what I do with it is my responsibility alone. Parts of it read like a novel, parts like history, and parts like a fairy tale; I wanted it to be like that because it is, among other things, a story about how stories become stories.”

    Written with unstinting authority, The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ is a pithy, erudite, subtle, and powerful book by a controversial and beloved author. It is a text to be read and reread, studied and unpacked, much like the Good Book itself.

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    Reading my ARC of Blockade Billy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo View Post
    This sounds like an interesting novel: http://www.amazon.com/dp/080212996X
    That does sound interesting! I loved the Dark Materials series; I'll have to check this new Pullman novel out.

    I've just finished "A River in the Sky" by Elizabeth Peters, and am starting on some non-fiction for a change:

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    Done with Game Of Thrones, on to Clash of Kings!
    "So many vows. They make you swear and swear. Defend the King, obey the King, obey your father, protect the innocent, defend the weak. But what if your father despises the King? What if the King massacres the innocent? It's too much. No matter what you do, you're forsaking one vow or another."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daghain View Post
    now reading The Vile Village (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 7) by Lemony Snicket.
    Have you read the series before, Daggers? It's one of my favorites, as LS is hilarious with his writing.
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    Been reading the Dresden Files since like February, in the middle of Turn Coat, which I think is like the tenth or eleventh in the series. Good stuff for sure, if you guys haven't checked out the Dresden Files, you should. And if your only exposure is through the Sci Fi TV series, don't let that stop you, the books are SO much better. But I guess I shouldn't have to tell people on a Stephen King board that the books are always better.

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    Received this as a gift, just started reading it last night.


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    Quote Originally Posted by John Blaze View Post
    Done with Game Of Thrones, on to Clash of Kings!
    This seems like an interesting series...your thoughts on the first book?

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    oh, this is my fourth reread.

    I love the series, but got to say the first book is best. IMO, this is the best series of books ever. Or will be, if GRRM finishes them. Still waiting for Dance Of Dragons to come out. SK is still my favorite author, but only because his catalog is better, in total. This series is better than the DT series though, if you ask me.
    "So many vows. They make you swear and swear. Defend the King, obey the King, obey your father, protect the innocent, defend the weak. But what if your father despises the King? What if the King massacres the innocent? It's too much. No matter what you do, you're forsaking one vow or another."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricky View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Daghain View Post
    now reading The Vile Village (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 7) by Lemony Snicket.
    Have you read the series before, Daggers? It's one of my favorites, as LS is hilarious with his writing.
    This is my first time through. I love these things, they're awesome!



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    Oh, then you'll love the upcoming ones. 7-13 are amazingly good.
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    Can't wait!



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    "You needn't die happy when your day comes, but you must die satisfied, for you have lived your life from beginning to end and ka is always served." ~ Roland Deschain

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    Finished my latest LotR re-read.

    Now reading Joe Hill - Horns.
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    The Hostile Hospital (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book Eight) - Lemony Snicket



    "People, especially children, aren't measured by their IQ. What's important about them is whether they're good or bad, and these children are bad." ~ Alan Bernard


    "You needn't die happy when your day comes, but you must die satisfied, for you have lived your life from beginning to end and ka is always served." ~ Roland Deschain

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