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

  1. S.T. Ockenner

    S.T. Ockenner Auror

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    Uh...okay then.
     
  2. skip.knox

    skip.knox toujours gai, archie Moderator

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    Now reading Nutmeg of Consolation by Patrick O'Brian, The Greek Coffin Case by Ellery Queen, and Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold. Recently read A Fortress in the Eye of Time by C.J. Cherryh.
     
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  3. Prince of Spires

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    Good Omens, by Pratchett and Gaiman. It's one of the few Pratchett novels I hadn't read, and so far I love it. It has all the quirky-ness and all the humor as a form of social commentary in a lighthearted but very much to the point sort of way that so far I have only found in Pratchett's works. The type of humor and writing very much fits with the earlier discworld novels like Guards Guards! So if you enjoyed those, give it a go :)
     
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  4. S.T. Ockenner

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    I love Terry Pratchett. I do need to buy some of his books sometime.
     
  5. CupofJoe

    CupofJoe Myth Weaver

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    The Silver Pigs by Lindsey Davis
    Not a fantasy but an enjoyable who-done-it romp through Rome of AD70.
    The plot in part at least has to do with stolen silver and who might be responsible....
     
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  7. Reaver

    Reaver Kwisatz Haderach Moderator

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    I'm currently reading "The Legend of Drizzt" (25th Anniversary Edition), Book II by the incomparable R.A. Salvatore. Book two is comprised of three outstanding tales: The Crystal Shard, Streams of Silver and The Halfling's Gem.
     
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  8. LCatala

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    Started Tamsyn Muir's Gideon the Ninth; really enjoy the colorful and vivid prose so far. Still waiting to see where the story is going.
     
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  9. CupofJoe

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    Terry Pratchett presents Mrs Bradshaw's Handbook
    A good pastiche of the real Bradshaw railway guides with just enough Discworld whimsy to make it fun to read.
     
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  10. Steerpike

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    Balthazar, by Lawrence Durrell
    Persephone Station, by Stina Leicht
    The Library at Mount Char, Scott Hawkins
    The Myth of the Spoiled Child, Alfie Kohn
     
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  11. MiaC

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    Been reading some of the sookie Stackhouse novels. Pretty good.
     
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  12. Stevie

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    Just started "The Moonsteel Crown" by Stephen Deas. It has all the makings of a cracker of a grimdark tale, though the voices of the characters come across as very modern, sometimes dangerously close to tongue in cheek. And some sloppy editing, which just gets me all riled up for no good reason.

    Non-fiction re-read is "The Talent Code" by Daniel Coyle. A remarkable book for anyone interested in where talent and skills come from. I'm trying to figure out how its premise of 'deep practice' works for fiction writing.
     
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  13. S.T. Ockenner

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    I finished 1984 by George Orwell. I strongly recommend it
     
  14. RachelR

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    Just started Darcy Coates’ new book, The Whispering Dead. She specializes in haunted house stories, my favorite subgenre.
     
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  15. RachelR

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    And finished. Very satisfying read, and I’m looking forward to the sequel.
     
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