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Old 12-27-2013, 12:20 PM
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Panda Manual Books... All of the Books!

So i have decided to make this thread so we can chat about what we are reading right now fiction or not .

I am reading The Lies of Locke Lamora and loving every single bit of it.. Hoping this thread will mean we get to all find new books to enjoy and indulge .

So SoL What are you reading currently?
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Old 12-27-2013, 12:24 PM
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Gardens of the Moon, the first Malazan Book.
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Gardens of the Moon, the first Malazan Book.
I want to read that series at some point but i have way to many i need to read first .
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Old 12-27-2013, 12:52 PM
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I'm reading Gentlemen of the Road, by Michael Chabon. It's about a physician-turned-mercenary named Zelikman and an ex-Byzantine army Ethiopian wielding a Varangian battle-ax named Amram as they roam around the 10th century Caucasus fighting, scamming, and hustling people. They also escort the occasional Khazar princeling.

So much win.
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Gardens of the Moon, the first Malazan Book.
SPK interested in something good for once.
I am currently reading A Dance With Dragons again.
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I'm reading Gentlemen of the Road, by Michael Chabon. It's about a physician-turned-mercenary named Zelikman and an ex-Byzantine army Ethiopian wielding a Varangian battle-ax named Amram as they roam around the 10th century Caucasus fighting, scamming, and hustling people. They also escort the occasional Khazar princeling.

So much win.
Have you read Chabon's The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Klay? It's his best, in my opinion.
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It's.....alright, I suppose, for a Knack "book".
I forgot about them for awhile and just awaited the audio book to come out since i got news it would . Now i listen to it while i level on WoW . I always did think it was random for it to start coming out when it did but i guess it may be a experiment of sorts considering how it did come out.
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I forgot about them for awhile and just awaited the audio book to come out since i got news it would . Now i listen to it while i level on WoW . I always did think it was random for it to start coming out when it did but i guess it may be a experiment of sorts considering how it did come out.
I'm enjoying it more than I expected (that's not saying much ofc but let's not dwell ) - I've always liked Kalecgos despite some of the terribad plot decisions they've forced on the character. He's a Dragon who actually, I dunno, TRIES to be competent and actually gives a shit, whereas the other Aspects are whiny little fucks that do nothing as they've always done. The first chapter I wanted to reach into the book and strangle Ysera.
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Old 12-27-2013, 02:41 PM
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Have you read Chabon's The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Klay? It's his best, in my opinion.
I haven't, though it's something I'm curious about reading. I did read The Yiddish Policeman's Union, which was quite good. I just love Gentlemen of the Road for its historical venue. There's a lot more to history than Europe and North America!

Next on my list is Frederick Pohl's Gateway, which is a science-fiction classic from the '70s. I'll get to The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Klay at some point.
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Finished re-reading the White Rose and picked up the second volume of the instrumentalities of the night.

Its interesting that in the previous book it always refered to Else tage and only through chat with others did his faked identity Piper Hecht came up, however come the second book the narration identifies as Piper Hecht.

There is some foreshadowing there to be certain
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I just found out that The Lies of Locke Lamora is a part of a ongoing book series called Gentleman Bastard. Loving the book and i am getting even more excited that it is a ongoing series that is well rated so i expect it will not dip in quality .
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The Walking Drum, by Louis L'Amour.

Sort of an adventure tale set in 12th Century Southeastern Europe. Russia, Constantinople, and parts of the Middle East being locals. I quite enjoy it; I wish L'Amour had lived long enough to write some more about this character.


The main character is Irish, oddly enough. Seems to be a bit of a trend in historical fiction for Celts to be abducted by sea raiders and then deposited on the other end of Europe by some trick of fate.
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Old 12-27-2013, 04:33 PM
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Not really a book, but since we apparently don't have a literature thread...

Just read Tln, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius by Jorge Luis Borges. It was silly... and I got bored partway through the unannounced Tln worldbuilding.
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Las Venas Abiertas de Amrica Latina (The Open Veins of Latin America), by Eduardo Galeano.

Vol'jin - Shadows of the Horde, by Stackpoole.
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Old 12-27-2013, 05:35 PM
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The Walking Drum, by Louis L'Amour.

Sort of an adventure tale set in 12th Century Southeastern Europe. Russia, Constantinople, and parts of the Middle East being locals. I quite enjoy it; I wish L'Amour had lived long enough to write some more about this character.


The main character is Irish, oddly enough. Seems to be a bit of a trend in historical fiction for Celts to be abducted by sea raiders and then deposited on the other end of Europe by some trick of fate.
I read that back when I was a kid. I remember it being a fun book.

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Vol'jin - Shadows of the Horde, by Stackpoole.
I read a little bit of Galeano a while ago. I remember him offering a defense of Francisco Solano Lopez as someone who opposed foreign hegemony in Latin America. You must know a lot more about that than do I, so I'd be curious to hear your take on this (though I'm not sure if he covered it in that book).
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Old 12-27-2013, 07:29 PM
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Old 12-27-2013, 07:37 PM
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A classic. The 1931 movie's quite good as well, though some of the acting is a bit stiff.
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Rereading LotR right now. Started with The Hobbit after finishing a 700 page book that I hated, since the best cure for that is to read a book you know you'll like.

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Rereading LotR right now. Started with The Hobbit after finishing a 700 page book that I hated, since the best cure for that is to read a book you know you'll like.

Thinking I'm gonna give Doctor Sleep a whirl afterwards.
Out of curiosity, what book was it that you hated?
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Out of curiosity, what book was it that you hated?
I mentioned it in the other book thread, it was Pillars of Creation by Terry Goodkind. I'm told it's a bad book for introducing myself to that world, but it wasn't really the world building that bothered me, I didn't like the writing or characterization (stupid characters with stupid plans that always work out. Ending like an episode of scooby doo, etc, etc)
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