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Gordon McClaine

Re: The Book and Reading List Thread
« Reply #15 on: Jan16-2011, 12:06:47 »
I love Peter F Hamilton.. especially - Pandora's Star and Judas Unchained.

Also...

Iain M. Banks is good - Consider Phelbas, The Player of Games.

Glen Cooks Books - Is an obvious.

I do like some of the 40k stuff as well:

Dan Abnett - Eisenhorn

Deayso

Re: The Book and Reading List Thread
« Reply #16 on: Jan16-2011, 15:44:54 »
I could list a thousand more, I love to read when I shit, and I shit a lot.

Ain't that the truth, I've gone through way to many series in the Throne Room alone.

To add one though, Paulo Coelho - The Alchemist - I read it once a year, has some sort of calming effect on me and keeps things in perspective. 

Nexyrius

Re: The Book and Reading List Thread
« Reply #17 on: Jan16-2011, 15:48:50 »

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Re: The Book and Reading List Thread
« Reply #18 on: Jan16-2011, 16:53:58 »
Thanks Everyone,

Yep, that should take care of my reading material for the next couple of months anyways, much appreciated I was beginning to run out.

Davion Falcon

Re: The Book and Reading List Thread
« Reply #19 on: Jan16-2011, 17:49:59 »
I love Peter F Hamilton.. especially - Pandora's Star and Judas Unchained.

Also...

Iain M. Banks is good - Consider Phelbas, The Player of Games.

Glen Cooks Books - Is an obvious.

I do like some of the 40k stuff as well:

Dan Abnett - Eisenhorn

Ever read Ravenor?

Gordon McClaine

Re: The Book and Reading List Thread
« Reply #20 on: Jan17-2011, 20:49:56 »
I love Peter F Hamilton.. especially - Pandora's Star and Judas Unchained.

Also...

Iain M. Banks is good - Consider Phelbas, The Player of Games.

Glen Cooks Books - Is an obvious.

I do like some of the 40k stuff as well:

Dan Abnett - Eisenhorn

Ever read Ravenor?

No I haven't read that, is it as good?

AlaaraShihari

Re: The Book and Reading List Thread
« Reply #21 on: Mar02-2011, 21:37:25 »
I'm rereading two old favourites that I actually found in a bookstore during an impulse buy, called "The Curse of Chalion" and "The Paladin of Souls." I'm a sucker for a good fantasy novel, and these books really take it up a notch.

edit: totally my bad on missing this thread somehow. Won't happen again.
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Re: The Book and Reading List Thread
« Reply #22 on: Mar02-2011, 22:16:46 »
There are other books threads found throughout TBCHQ.  The latest was back in January, started up by Bull Eramix.  I have pulled that one from the -CR ARCHIVES- Board and merged Alaara's thread with it.  Alaara has been notified via PM.


that's very, very long list.  I estimate I passed the three thousand mark years ago.   The initial response to that is disbelief.   Those who fall into that category are often simply those for whom reading does not resonate on the passion scale.  I've known several erudites in my lifetime...let me rephrase that:  I've been Honored to have shared the bar with several erudites that make me feel as though I've learned so very little in my short lifetime.  These gentlemen have read more books than I simply thought possible.  What makes these rare creatures such truly beautiful sons of bitches is that they didn't camp their ass in front of a book their whole lives.

Still writing, just need to finish merging threads...will continue this post shortly.

Davion Falcon

Re: Reading List
« Reply #23 on: Mar02-2011, 22:25:07 »
I love Peter F Hamilton.. especially - Pandora's Star and Judas Unchained.

Also...

Iain M. Banks is good - Consider Phelbas, The Player of Games.

Glen Cooks Books - Is an obvious.

I do like some of the 40k stuff as well:

Dan Abnett - Eisenhorn

Ever read Ravenor?

No I haven't read that, is it as good?

Damn, I must have missed your response Gordon.

Yes, Ravenor is as good.  Do you remember in Eisenhorn the parade incident where those alpha class psykers were unleashed?  Ravenor was there and horribly burned.  He made a comeback towards the end of the trilogy where it was revealed that Ravenor survived and thanks to his psyker talents, able to continue serving the inquisition in a grav chair.

It's a very interesting premise, the head honcho doing his thing confined to a chair.  The story telling is also has third person so that gives the opportunity to explore the other characters of Ravenors retinue.

Those books, more so than Glen Cooks Black Company series, gave me a good impression of what mercenaries are like.

An excellent series, I highly recommend.

Helsreach is another book I finished a month or two ago.  Again, I highly recommend.

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Re: The Book and Reading List Thread
« Reply #24 on: Mar02-2011, 22:25:33 »
As I was saying, some of these guys have read so many books on so many topics, I began to draw such incredible inspiration from them that I soon found myself no longer emulating them.  I had begun, if but to scratch the surface, to become one of them.   To wit:  It's difficult for me to pick a favorite.  It is all dependent upon my mood and to whom I am speaking and in which context.    If someone asks me for something to read, my answer is likely to be different from an inquiry as to what I am reading.

Here are a few responses:

Reading Today:  Hunter Thompson:  Kingdom of Fear (2nd Reading)

Suggested Reading:  Kurt Vonnegut (Slaughter House Five)

Must Read Series:  Garret P.I.

In the Top 10 of All Time Favorites:   The Talisman - Stephen King/ Peter Straub

And last but definitely not least:  Read this before you die even if it kills you:

Cosmic Banditos -  Allan Weisbecker

Greshar

Re: The Book and Reading List Thread
« Reply #25 on: Mar02-2011, 23:34:04 »
David Foster Wallace -- my new favorite author.  He's a genius.

Don't start out with Infinite Jest, although it's great.

Ease in with maybe Oblivion -- collection of short stories.   Amazing writing.

Onerios

Re: The Book and Reading List Thread
« Reply #26 on: Mar03-2011, 11:19:49 »
David Foster Wallace -- my new favorite author.  He's a genius.

Don't start out with Infinite Jest, although it's great.

Ease in with maybe Oblivion -- collection of short stories.   Amazing writing.

Started reading Infinite Jest after a friend of mine wrote about Mr. Wallace in a blog. It's pretty daunting, but also hilarious and fascinating.

My recommendation:

John Gray
Straw Dogs - Thoughts on Humans and Other Animals

Essentially a challenge to the idea of 'human exceptionalism' found in both religion and secular political ideologies. Very thought provoking.
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Onerios

Re: The Book and Reading List Thread
« Reply #27 on: Mar03-2011, 11:28:34 »
double post, my bad. it's early.
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Re: The Book and Reading List Thread
« Reply #28 on: Mar05-2011, 16:36:03 »
Oh  my,

No one has mentioned Steven Erikson.

If you like The Black Company, go read
The Gardens of the Moon

followed by

Deadhouse Gate

NOW!  Seriously... GO!  Click and buy!

Gardens of the Moon is a lot to get your head around, but Deadhouse Gates is BRILLIANT.  It's about 10 book series, plus a bunch of other novels in the world being written by Ian Esslemont

The Bridgeburners are inspired by the Black Company, Erikson has admitted that!

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Re: The Book and Reading List Thread
« Reply #29 on: Apr04-2011, 04:43:27 »
David Gemmell:

-- Troy Trilogy
Troy: Lord of the Silver Bow
Troy: Shield of Thunder
Troy: Fall of Kings

Legend (Drenai Series)

These are four fantastic books from author David Gemmell, they may be my all-time favourites. From the writing style to the stories told.. they really struck a cord within.

Many of you here would probably thoroughly enjoy them as well. Up for +recommendation.