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Old August 27th 07, 11:29   #21
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Re: So...what is everybody reading now? (part Deux)

Bitterwood by James Maxey... quite a good fantasy whilst i'm waiting for the next George RR. Also some Kurt V on the side and DC comics' 52.
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Didn't I tell you not to read the third one?
You did. But what can I say. I'm a rebel at heart
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Re: So...what is everybody reading now? (part Deux)

Rereading Runes of the Earth by Stephen R. Donaldson (Book 1 of the Final Chronicles of Thomas Covenant) in preparation for Book 2's release in October. RotE is actually emotionally a lighter read than the first and Second Chronicles, as you are inside Linden Avery's head, rather than inside Covenant's head. I expect it to get heavier as the Quadrilogy moves forward though.
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You did. But what can I say. I'm a rebel at heart
I like your kind of rebellion.

Nah, I think it's a fine story, but just not on the same scale as 3001. I AM assuming you'll eventually be going on into the Final Oddessey.

Am I the only one who thinks it's a bit weird to have a thread for "what you are listening to now" and "what you are reading now" in two separate forums?
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Re: So...what is everybody reading now? (part Deux)

So, 3001 now. I actually quite enjoyed 2061, especially with its connections to "real" scientific theories.
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Re: So...what is everybody reading now? (part Deux)

I'm continuing my current Philip Roth kick with The Great American Novel. Good stuff.
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I won't admit what I'm reading now

But next I hope to get to "Cradle" or something that I think is co-written by A.C. Clarke. I'm in a rut.

Oh yes, Chilli. That's Clarke's strong point: having plots that are actually possible scientifically.

Enjoy 3001. Then I'll have someone to talk to about it.
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Re: So...what is everybody reading now? (part Deux)

Thud by El Tel. Very good afer only 5 pages!
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Re: So...what is everybody reading now? (part Deux)

Finished 3001. So hyp can now attack me with any "questions" she might have regarding what I thought .. in general, I was not too impressed with the book. I found some of the scientific concepts fascinating (though they had been used by Clarke before) .. in general, though, the book and its conclusion made .. little sense to me.

Now reading Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book
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Yea, a lot of A.C. Clarke fans didn't like the book. Some don't like much of anything he wrote other than 2001, too.

I will catch you some day to hear your thoughts on why the end was so bad, though. I found it rather surprising.
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