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

  1. Benjamin Mwakonya

    Benjamin Mwakonya New Member

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    I'm currently reading a light novel called "That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime".

    It's a simple and kinda generic story, but I like it.
     
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  2. Ankari

    Ankari Hero Breaker Moderator

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    I enjoyed the anime.
     
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  3. mannersmanners

    mannersmanners Dreamer

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    Just picked up Isaac Asimov's Foundation and Empire, though I haven't read any other book from the Foundation series. This reads well as a standalone, and there is plenty of food for thought.
    Also almost done with Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451: been wanting to read this for so long, but only took the plunge last week. I might have enjoyed this more as an early teenager. Not saying this is a bad read, just that I no longer have the same type of wonder. Which is sad. Baudelaire said "Genius is childhood recovered at will," and he may be right.
     
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  4. skip.knox

    skip.knox toujours gai, archie Moderator

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    But wait! You are reading Volume 2 of a trilogy. You really, really need to read the first one first. This isn't so much a trilogy as it is a single story divided into thirds.
     
  5. Svrtnsse

    Svrtnsse Staff Article Team

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    I'm reading Kingdom of Essence, by Holly Karlsson. It started out as a rather ordinary fantasy story, but things took an unexpected and chilling turn, and now I'm curious to see what else is going on with it.
     
  6. Steerpike

    Steerpike Felis amatus Moderator

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    Just finished My Heart is a Chainsaw, by Stephen Graham Jones. Now reading his book The Only Good Indians. Can recommend both!
     
  7. ThinkerX

    ThinkerX Myth Weaver

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    Was reading (among multiple other works) the 'Nightshade Forensic Files' series by AJ Scudiere. Kind of like 'CSI' having a head on collision with the paranormal. Features (biologically credible) werewolves, folks with psionic abilities, and voodoo that works. Also, lots and lots of tedious medical terminology and mundane investigative work. Not all the villains are paranormal; the first book centers on an apocalyptic cult and the bad guy in another is a serial killer. I do have issues with 'Nightshade' (a sort of 'black ops' FBI division), the boss deliberately withholds vital info from his agents and *expects* them to straight out kill troublesome felons. There is also the small matter of what amounts to a miniature supernatural war that somehow manages to escape the attention of all sorts of police forces and alphabet agencies.
     
  8. neodoering

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    Speaking of Indians, I just finished reading Reservation Blues, about some Native American young people who form a rock band. The book is a fantasy and is a fun read. I recommend it.
     
  9. MommaKat

    MommaKat Acolyte

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    *looks around on the desk, in the Kindle, and on the browser tabs*
    Diana Gabaldon, James Frey, Sharon Pace MacLeodthe AACN (studying for certification in my field) several books on druidry to cross reference to. tabs open to grammar/wordsmithing sites, as well as the forums.
     
  10. skip.knox

    skip.knox toujours gai, archie Moderator

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    Reading The Fall of Babel by Josiah Bancroft. I still rate it the most wildly inventive story I have read in a very long time. Lovely prose. The story itself lags in places, at least for me, but the prose carries me forward, along with an eagerness to see what surprising invention he has in store next. This is the fourth and last book in the story. Fingers crossed for a strong ending.
     
  11. Mad Swede

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    Just started on Iain M Banks' Excession. I seem to recognise certain themes already...
     
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