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Re: What are we reading?

Posted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 8:59 pm
by El Canuck
Picked up four graphic novels this past week:

Civil War: Ms. Marvel
Civil War: The Fantastic Four
Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America
The Sworn Sword: The Hedge Knight II

Re: What are we reading?

Posted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 5:46 am
by stigsyv1
Just started on best in the world by Jericho been looking forward to this one

Re: What are we reading?

Posted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 10:39 am
by El Canuck
I greatly enjoyed his first two books, will need to get the 3rd when it hits the paperback scene too.

Re: What are we reading?

Posted: Sat Nov 15, 2014 7:59 am
by Greg_McNeish
Only took me 10 months, but I have now completed my re-reading of A Song of Ice & Fire, and can thus begin my first reading of A Dance With Dragons. Definitely enjoyed Feast For Crows more this time, as the Cersei chapters really dragged for me the first time around. Now that I knew where we were headed, I was able to enjoy the endless follies along the way, whereas when I read it the first time, it just felt like all the cool people in King's Landing were gone, and this was the crap that was left.

Anyway, definitely stoked to dive into the next book, which has been patiently waiting on my shelf to be opened for the first time.

Re: What are we reading?

Posted: Sat Nov 15, 2014 9:08 am
by El Canuck
I think Feast is underrated, I think I enjoyed it more than AGoT in my last rereading.

Re: What are we reading?

Posted: Sat Nov 15, 2014 10:03 am
by Greg_McNeish
Cersei was the only sticking point, my first time reading. She was still sometimes a bit of a chore, but Jaime totally made up for it. Once he gets out of the city, it's game over. Easily the best character of the book.

Re: What are we reading?

Posted: Sat Nov 15, 2014 3:44 pm
by El Canuck
I found her inclusion as a PoV to be an interesting choice, she was always such a compelling, broken, tragic character. Being in her head, seeing the gears that resulted in such awful, terrible decisions working was, to me anyway, made for good reading. It's not often that such a clear heel is used as a PoV, so to have Cersei, the biggest shit heel left in the game by A Feast for Crows as a PoV was welcome. Especially with characters like Dany, Tyrion and Jon being almost entirely absent. (The latter most appears in Sam's early chapters only)

Re: What are we reading?

Posted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 5:52 am
by eobversion1
In preparation for the movie Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon, what an interesting book, amazing writing, rapport between the characters and humour too. Can't wait to finish it over Christmas.

Re: What are we reading?

Posted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 7:12 am
by stigsyv1
Just read all the heroes of Olympus set and have to say I quite enjoyed them.
Blood of Olympus was my favorite

Re: What are we reading?

Posted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 12:28 am
by El Canuck
Finally got around to reading one of the graphic novels the Muse bought me as a Christmas present, this one was Wolverine: Hunting Season. It's a newer comic released since the events of Civil War. I loved the story, it ends with a cliff hanger so now I have to track down the next part, but I enjoyed what I read thus far.

Re: What are we reading?

Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 6:32 pm
by eobversion1
Mark Kermode's PHD Thesis on "The Radical, Ethical, and Political implications of British and American Horror Fiction" Flabbergasted to be honest. No idea what to make of it, I always assumed it was made up. Never thought someone could get an accredited Doctorate based on their love of the horror genre. Interesting read nonetheless.

Re: What are we reading?

Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2015 10:20 pm
by coco
Finished all the heroes of olympus and now I'm on Athena's Mark. Very enjoyable reading with its moments that really suck you in. Probably taking a break after it and do some marketing readings before going to House of Hades

Re: What are we reading?

Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:30 pm
by Dynasty
About to finish the first Outlander book. Pleasantly surprised with this considering alot of the reviews I read were hinting at this being a "smutty" kind of book. Couldn't be further from the truth. Great historical fiction looking forward to the rest of the series.

Re: What are we reading?

Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:37 pm
by AndyF1069
Harry Potter and The Cursed Child.

Not impressed. Tons of glaring plotholes and feels too much like a fanfiction.

Re: What are we reading?

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:02 am
by Mafwanix
Dynasty wrote:
Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:30 pm
About to finish the first Outlander book. Pleasantly surprised with this considering alot of the reviews I read were hinting at this being a "smutty" kind of book. Couldn't be further from the truth. Great historical fiction looking forward to the rest of the series.
That's interesting.
They were showing reruns of season 2 of Outlander on one of the cable channels, in a prep for the upcoming new season, and i watched a few of them. From the show, I sorta got the impression the books were the typical trashy romance pulps the ladies seem to like so much. The one's with Fabio on the covers.

There is a used book store in town here, I stop in every so often. They have a good assortment, but fully half the store is those romance novels.