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Monday June 22, 2009 10:02 PM
Clan of the Cave Bear is a fantastic book.
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Tuesday June 23, 2009 12:35 AM
Housewife porn as a friend's sister described it. I wasn't impressed by it.

"Day Watch" was good. I stayed up late reading it, then got up early and finished it. I'm going to be dead at work later.
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Wednesday June 24, 2009 11:36 PM
AvA, don't forget to read all the follow up books in her series. I love those books, so well written. And Ayla just gets better and better it seems.
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Thursday June 25, 2009 7:19 AM
QUOTED  Finally finished Crown of Swords by Robert Jordan and moving on to Path of Daggers. At this rate, I'll actually finish the series. After, what five years?


Well, considering the final book has been split up into three books because it was too massive...yeah, five years would be about right. By the way, the first of these three books, The Gathering Storm, comes out in November.
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Thursday June 25, 2009 9:41 AM
QUOTED  Housewife porn as a friend's sister described it. I wasn't impressed by it.


If you consider THAT to be housewife porn, there must not be many Norwegian harlequins...

So, finished Clan and I'm inclined to agree more with the "fantastic" group here. It had flaws - the writing style was pretty weak - and I can understand why a lot of people probably wouldn't like it, but I found it hard to put down. Always been a sucker for prehistory and historical fiction in general, and while I question some of the author's embroidering on the Neanderthal culture and behavior, by and large it was very well researched. Been a while since I made it through a book that long in two days and can't wait to get the rest of the series.

Though, it reminded me a LOT of another book called The Island of the Blue Dolphins. Still fairly different, and IMHO a generally better book, but I'd recommend it to anyone who liked Clan.

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QUOTED  [Posted By Kitiara on 06.22.2009 10:02 PM]

Clan of the Cave Bear is a fantastic book.

QUOTED  [Posted By Aeramae on 06.24.2009 11:36 PM]

AvA, don't forget to read all the follow up books in her series. I love those books


Clan of the Cave Bear = the favored read of RPGC Amazons everywhere?

QUOTED  And Ayla just gets better and better it seems.


If she becomes less of a Mary Sue, that'll solve one of my biggest complaints against it.

[[Edited by Avenging_Angel on Thursday June 25, 2009 9:45 AM]]
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Thursday June 25, 2009 4:19 PM
QUOTED  Is True Blood any good?


I want to blithely say it's not as bad as I expected it to be- but I'm actually kind of loving it, lol.

It's not as good as the books, and there are a lot of niggly and pointless differences (Tara is now a token black friend, Eric is nowhere near as much of a hard ass as he should be- this week Pam was giving him highlights), but it's a lot of fun- even ignoring the copious amounts of man-behind on show (there is a lot of sex in it, Ryan Kwantan's rear should get its own credit).

There are enough differences in the story, as well, that it stays interesting even if you've read the books.



QUOTED  Clan of the Cave Bear = the favored read of RPGC Amazons everywhere?


Hmm.I'm feeling left out...
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Thursday June 25, 2009 6:42 PM
As the series grows, so does she. I honestly don't consider her a Mary Sue.
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Friday June 26, 2009 4:07 PM
QUOTED  Nah. Anne Rice is for TEH GOFFIC types. Emos all obsess over Twilight instead.


Please. Someone had to birth the pussies. I think they're the effete bastard offspring of a tryst gone horribly, HORRIBLY wrong between Louis and some random Gothic princess.



QUOTED  Housewife porn as a friend's sister described it.


I heard it referred to as "Caveman Porn".... I'm inclined to agree with that, don't remember a whole lot about the book but I remember it made decent material for the midnight spank session.
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Sunday June 28, 2009 12:09 PM
QUOTED  I want to blithely say it's not as bad as I expected it to be- but I'm actually kind of loving it, lol.

It's not as good as the books, and there are a lot of niggly and pointless differences (Tara is now a token black friend, Eric is nowhere near as much of a hard ass as he should be- this week Pam was giving him highlights), but it's a lot of fun- even ignoring the copious amounts of man-behind on show (there is a lot of sex in it, Ryan Kwantan's rear should get its own credit).


Interesting. I'll have to check it out.

Though, I'd like to submit that half of Eric's appeal is that he's secure enough to do things like that. I mean, c'mon, his act for the party at the end of Living Dead in Dallas?

QUOTED  As the series grows, so does she. I honestly don't consider her a Mary Sue.


From a Mary Sue checklist:

- Tragic past (extra points if orphaned or past is enigmatic due to memory loss of some sort)
- Loved by everyone she meets (corollary that if a Girl Power Sue, she'll be unjustly persecuted by everyone)
- Unusually beautiful (extra points if unaware of it or thinks she's ugly)
- Good at everything she does
- Special powers to further distinguish how special and wonderful she is

Sound familiar?

QUOTED  I think they're the effete bastard offspring of a tryst gone horribly, HORRIBLY wrong between Louis and some random Gothic princess.


You're assuming that he's interested in anything female. Which I suspect is assuming a lot.

QUOTED  I heard it referred to as "Caveman Porn".... I'm inclined to agree with that, don't remember a whole lot about the book but I remember it made decent material for the midnight spank session.


I'm perplexed as to where all this porn stuff is coming from, considering how little sex there was in the book, and it certainly wasn't explicit.

Though the only part that really had much was describing violent rape, which makes your last bit there -highly- disturbing.

About to start (duh) The Valley of Horses by Jean M. Auel. Held off on actually beginning it until I got everything I needed to do this weekend done, since I know I'll have no attention span for much else once I do.

[[Edited by Avenging_Angel on Sunday June 28, 2009 12:12 PM]]
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Wednesday July 1, 2009 11:53 AM
Just started John Brunner's "Stand on Zanzibar". A bit tough going at first, what with the tons of new terms and words being thrown around, but I'll probably get into it after another chapter or so.
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