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Discussion in 'Novels & Stories' started by Mythopoet, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. La Volpe

    La Volpe Sage

    I'll cast in a vote for Brave New World. It's a quick read compared to LoTR, and chillingly prophetic. I highly recommend it.
  2. 1984 and Fahrenheit 451 are two of my favorite books ever.
  3. La Volpe

    La Volpe Sage

    Loved both of those. Animal Farm is really good too.
  4. That one too! Though, it made me more upset than 1984 did because I like animals better than humans. :p
  5. I just finished Red Seas Under Red Skies, good book.
  6. cydare

    cydare Minstrel

    I love the Gentleman Bastard series. I just finished re-reading The Republic of Thieves a few days ago.

    Currently I'm reading Range of Ghosts by Elizabeth Bear. I looked up her work when I read her and Scott Lynch's engagement announcement. I'm near the start of the novel, but it's good up to now!
  7. Aspasia

    Aspasia Sage

    Ooooh I read Karen Memory by her it was excellent! Weird west subgenre, first one of that type I've read. Scott Lynch is one of my favorite authors ever. Gentleman Bastards is such a fun series!

    I just finished The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi (romantic YA, usually not my thing but this was SO beautifully written). It was much deeper than I thought it would be ... really takes a turn around halfway point that makes it quite a mature, thoughtful book. I loved how completely immersive it was in South Asian mythology & setting. Currently continuing The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi, which is very creepy to read as a Californian with the endless drought and all. I need something uplifting now ... Star Touched Queen was one of those tragic, poignant books and Water Knife is pretty bleak.
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  8. Steerpike

    Steerpike Felis amatus Moderator

    Reading time has been very limited, so I'm going slowly.

    Finished up An Accident of Stars, by Foz Meadows. Good book.
    Reading The Vorrh, by Brian Catling - also good.
    Still making my way through Swann's Way.
    Re-read We Have Always Lived in the Castle, by Shirley Jackson. Still brilliant.
    Just getting started on The Shadow Line, by Joseph Conrad.
    About halfway through Heavy Time, by C.J. Cherryh, who rarely disappoints.
    Joe Abercrombie's Half A King is on my to-read stack.
  9. Ireth

    Ireth Myth Weaver

    Rereading LOTR for the zillionth time. ^^
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  10. Chessie

    Chessie Guest

    The Edge Of Fall. I thought it was a historical romance set after WW1. Um, as it turns out, the book is actually a family saga. I'm about halfway into it at this point and not sure if I can continue. On the one hand it's got a good story but on the other, some confusing things are happening. Like, now the main character is pregnant by the man she's in love with...except for that he doesn't reciprocate feelings for her...and he sent her flying...but then kept coming around...and there's no scenes with them doing anything or even showing affection for one another...and nothing definitive was mentioned but I got a sense of maybe there had been something between them in the past but not sure...and from one chapter to the next now she's pregnant and I'm so very confused given that there has been no romantic plotline in a book LABELED AS ROMANCE.

    Oh, the frustration. I'd like to leave a review about this but I also don't like giving authors bad reviews. The rest of the story is okay, I guess. Suppose it's not really my genre but clearly it's enchanting in some way if I've made it halfway.

    So...maybe it's time to move on to The Firelord's Lover. Totally more my style.
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  11. Russ

    Russ Istar

    So I finished Adam Gross' "The One Man" yesterday. Yes I know it is only getting released today, but I had an arc.

    It was unbelievable. I think this will be his breakout career changing novel. It is a joy to read and his control of craft is amazing. There must be 20 times in the book where he has to write on a razor's edge to get it write and he nails it every time.

    If you enjoy thrillers or WWII or just a great read, I really would recommend this book.
  12. Ireth

    Ireth Myth Weaver

    Rereading some of the Redwall books, and wishing I owned more of them.
  13. Gurkhal

    Gurkhal Auror

    I am reading: "The Seleukid Empire of Antiochos III" by John D. Grainger
  14. MRJarvis

    MRJarvis New Member

    Currently re-reading 'The Lightbringer Series' by Brent Weeks, getting prepared for the 4th installment in October :)
  15. mrsmig

    mrsmig Dreamer

    Working my way through the Discworld series. I know I don't have to go through it chronologically by publication, but that's what I'm doing. I'm particularly fond of Rincewind, Granny Weatherwax and Sam Vimes. Right now I'm reading The Last Continent.
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  16. SaltyDog

    SaltyDog Sage

    Almost finished with the Last Mortal Bond, Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, written by Brian Stavely, fantastic book if I might say. Also working with Mistborn, book 2. Another great series and read.
  17. SaltyDog

    SaltyDog Sage

    Lol I've read them all. My library had all of them, so I was in luck. Great right? Makes you hungry though.
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  18. evolution_rex

    evolution_rex Inkling

    Finished The Ruins yesterday. Very good sense of dread and helplessness, although the characters aren't the best.
  19. Futhark

    Futhark Inkling

    I'm re-reading some of the Horus Heresy books, published by The Black Library. There are many different authors, sort of like a round table writers group. Technically not fantasy, but definitely epic.
  20. Steerpike

    Steerpike Felis amatus Moderator

    I like WH40k books. I think they're pretty firmly fantasy, given the setting.

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