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    Jack Vance - The Dirdir
    That is a dear, dear book.
    You can't go wrong with Vance.
    Indeed. Such fun adventures. I think I like Adam Reith more than Rialto the self-serving dickhead. I picked up the Planet of Adventure omnibus, Demon Princes omnibus and The Complete Lyonesse.

    I tried reading that tribute to Vance from Subterranean but his style is hard to imitate.
    That is very true, although I seem to recall enjoying most of the stories in SONGS FROM THE DYING EARTH. The authors who are currently trying to imitate Vance's style and set their stories in his Dying Earth universe fall miserably flat in my opinion. I will not name names though.
    I'm sure if there is intelligent life somewhere out there in the universe, they are wise enough to stay away from us.

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    I just finished another triptych (I read them in threes) of Parker novels by Richard Stark - The Seventh, The Handle, and The Rare Coin Score. What can I say? Short, cold and hugely entertaining.

    Now on to Mississippi Blood by Greg Iles, the final book in the trilogy that makes up the latest installment of his Penn Cage series of southern thrillers.

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    Just started the fourth and final book in the Planet of Adventure tetralogy called The Pnume. 110 pages and I'm departing the planet Tschai. It's been fun.

    I'm also reading a short story collection The Nightmare Factory by Douglas Clegg and At the Mountains of Madness by HPL.

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    I just finished The Secret History by Donna Tartt. Fantastic writing, and a subtle plot revolving around a group of college students whose studies are isolated with each other and one professor. We learn who they are as the dynamics of their individual and collective relationships pulse with surrounding events.

    Easily the best thing I've read this year, probably the best thing I've read since Rothfuss' The Wise Man's Fear in 2018, and one of the best things I've read in the last 10 or 20 years. I highly recommend it and can't wait to read more from Tartt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by St. Troy View Post
    I just finished The Secret History by Donna Tartt. Fantastic writing, and a subtle plot revolving around a group of college students whose studies are isolated with each other and one professor. We learn who they are as the dynamics of their individual and collective relationships pulse with surrounding events.

    Easily the best thing I've read this year, probably the best thing I've read since Rothfuss' The Wise Man's Fear in 2018, and one of the best things I've read in the last 10 or 20 years. I highly recommend it and can't wait to read more from Tartt.
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    Donna Tarttís The Goldfinch is in my top 10 all time favourite books. I just didnít want it to end.

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    I just finished The Secret History by Donna Tartt. Fantastic writing, and a subtle plot revolving around a group of college students whose studies are isolated with each other and one professor. We learn who they are as the dynamics of their individual and collective relationships pulse with surrounding events.

    Easily the best thing I've read this year, probably the best thing I've read since Rothfuss' The Wise Man's Fear in 2018, and one of the best things I've read in the last 10 or 20 years. I highly recommend it and can't wait to read more from Tartt.
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    Donna Tarttís The Goldfinch is in my top 10 all time favourite books. I just didnít want it to end.
    You guys have me curious. I'll check her out. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craigobau View Post
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    I just finished The Secret History by Donna Tartt. Fantastic writing, and a subtle plot revolving around a group of college students whose studies are isolated with each other and one professor. We learn who they are as the dynamics of their individual and collective relationships pulse with surrounding events.

    Easily the best thing I've read this year, probably the best thing I've read since Rothfuss' The Wise Man's Fear in 2018, and one of the best things I've read in the last 10 or 20 years. I highly recommend it and can't wait to read more from Tartt.
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    Donna Tarttís The Goldfinch is in my top 10 all time favourite books. I just didnít want it to end.
    Happy with the film adaptation?

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    Couple hundred pages into DUNE!

    Rarely read sci-fi and loving it. Great combo of good writing, political intrigue, and world-building.

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    Welcome to the Golden Path.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WeDealInLead View Post
    Welcome to the Golden Path.
    Ha! It is addicting as hell to read as well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingfan2323 View Post
    Couple hundred pages into DUNE!

    Rarely read sci-fi and loving it. Great combo of good writing, political intrigue, and world-building.

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    Yep. One of the great works of literature, not just SF literature. I'm glad you're enjoying it.

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    I hear Dune was super hard to read.. dense. Itís not? Damm maybe I should try it. I hate dense books... I have a bit of ADD and while I love to read, I cannot focus on the words long and well makes those style books harder to follow. If that makes sense of course.


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    The story isn't hard to follow once you figure out who's who and what they're up to. I wouldn't say dense ... maybe oppressive, but that's just the ol' form follows function trick. You can't have flowery language for a story set on a desert planet. I believe this was on purpose too because his other works aren't like this at all.

    I think you'd like Dune if you gave it a chance and took your time with it. Ditto Book of the New Sun, although for a list of different reasons.

    These aren't easy reads and yes, sometimes you have to think about what's actually going on between the lines, but the stories are very interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by webstar1000 View Post
    I hear Dune was super hard to read.. dense. Itís not? Damm maybe I should try it. I hate dense books... I have a bit of ADD and while I love to read, I cannot focus on the words long and well makes those style books harder to follow. If that makes sense of course.


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    I bet we did not read it for the same reason. Not a fan of the Zordoz from planet Zoodidoo that battle with their Loob cicle bae-dae spears against Pilyackks and Gorgaks?

    Well our fears of that (if I am right in your case too) is not baseless. It is a bit like that. What saved me? Reading it on Kindle. I KNOW you cannot stand E-books, Kris, but being able to look up definitions/names/places with a press of a finger tip helps if I need a reminder and makes it a more enjoyable read.

    AND I am only 25% in so. . .


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    Finished the Planet of Adventure series. About to start Red Dragon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WeDealInLead View Post
    Finished the Planet of Adventure series. About to start Red Dragon.
    Enjoy. Whether you like a Harris book or not his writing style is like no other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WeDealInLead View Post
    Finished the Planet of Adventure series. About to start Red Dragon.
    Getting near the end of RD and I'm really enjoying.
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    Just started Once Upon A River by Diane Setterfield. It's kind of a fairy tale involving mysterious doings among a 19th century community near a river. 85 pages in, not bad.
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    I call Dune the greatest book I ever hated reading.

    I can't say there's anything objectively bad about it: detailed and logical world-building; descriptive and propulsive writing; logical and intriguing plot with realistic political angles.

    I can recommend it to anyone who likes sci-fi, anyone who wants to try sci-fi, anyone who just wants to see what all the fuss was about, or anyone intrigued by my previous paragraph - but I found it an incredible slog and couldn't enjoy the damn thing myself. Such is life.
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    I have not a single book store open.. I cannot even get any books right now to read
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    Okay, I can send you Dark Advent if you cover shipping and return it whenever you're done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WeDealInLead View Post
    Okay, I can send you Dark Advent if you cover shipping and return it whenever you're done.
    I would def do that brother. really man?
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    Yeah man. I'm actually probably the only person who actively collects Hodge or you could just have it. PM me your address and I'll send it today. I'll also throw in some freebies I think you'd dig.

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    Do you have Fahrenheit 451? I have more than one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WeDealInLead View Post
    Do you have Fahrenheit 451? I have more than one.
    Never read that either man
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