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TheShadowlord
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Sunday January 10, 2010 12:49 AM
After noticing a number of people here talking about the Dresden Files, I got and read the first book, Storm Front.

Passable, but I'm in no hurry to get the rest. It reminded me vaguely of Lukyanenko's Watch books, which you would think was a good thing, but it ended up annoying me.
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Sunday January 10, 2010 7:49 AM
QUOTED  After noticing a number of people here talking about the Dresden Files, I got and read the first book, Storm Front.

Passable, but I'm in no hurry to get the rest. It reminded me vaguely of Lukyanenko's Watch books, which you would think was a good thing, but it ended up annoying me.


Storm Front's probably my least favorite of the series - if you keep reading (which I would highly recommend) you'll notice that the first three are written a lot differently (and not as well in general) as the rest of the series. The first three were written together, then he found a publisher and wrote the rest of the series some years later.

QUOTED  It reminded me vaguely of Lukyanenko's Watch books, which you would think was a good thing, but it ended up annoying me.


That's interesting, because I read Night Watch some time back, and while I liked it, it felt like it could have been done much better. Passable, but I've never bothered to track down the rest.

Though, with that one I felt like it suffered from some translation problems that made it lose some of the grip I've been told it has in Russian. Even the best translation is bound to lose something, like the Vampire Hunter D books.
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Monday January 11, 2010 4:30 AM
Now reading Charles Stross' "Saturn's children". Quite good. I have yet to read a book by Stross I haven't thought was good. There are a few I haven't read, so the chance is still there.

Just to amuse you folks with a very out of context quote (spoken in a very cutsy, girly, annoyingly cheerful voice):

"ooo, that's a big colon you've got! Does it go anywhere? It's been a long time since I've been in one of these!"
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Tuesday January 12, 2010 12:26 AM
Taming of the Shrew again...getting familiar with my Shakespeare plays again.
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Thursday January 14, 2010 3:13 AM
"Saturn's children" wasn't quite as good as the other Stross books I've read, but still enjoyable. And he had a good reason for AI having recognizably human personalities.

Now working on the "Right hand of Doom and other stories of Solomon Kane" by Robert E. Howard. Good stuff. i really can't see why Conan is his most famous creation.
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Saturday January 16, 2010 11:01 AM
QUOTED  the Dresden Files


Hell yeah! I wish my coworker hadn't moved back to Oklahoma so I could have finished the damn series.


Currently, I'm reading Imajica (sp?), by Clive Barker. Picked it up just for the author's name and found that I actually enjoy the book....I better, the damned thing is about 800 pages!
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Saturday January 16, 2010 9:12 PM
The Black Company Saga by Glen Cook again....
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Sunday January 31, 2010 2:07 AM
Almuric by Robert E Howard.

Whoda thunkit? Howard writes about people who are extraordinarily large and strong and tough and fast and generally better than your average human.
Inspired by Burroughs' John Carter books, at least in part. Decent enough so far.
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Tuesday February 16, 2010 1:38 AM
The Haunter of the Ring and other stories by REH.
Yeah, I'm going through an REH period. In general, these are Mythos or Mythos-like stories, which are generally better than his super-barbarian stories.
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Tuesday February 16, 2010 10:46 AM
The SAS Survival Handbook.
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