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Re: The Book Thread

Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:07 am
by Gutsman
Reviving this thread for posterity! I've read some more Horus Heresy literary trash. I managed to read most of Krauthammer.

I recently read The Trial of Henry Kissinger by Christopher Hitchens. If you're interested in a disturbing perspective it's worth a read. Diplomacy by Kissinger is on the list to read soon.

Re: The Book Thread

Posted: Tue May 16, 2017 10:09 pm
by Xanatu
I'm like a quarter of a way through Name of the Wind. I was kind of hesitant because I normally hate framing devices like the "guy telling his story" thing but it's really captivating so far. Nothing like a good orphaned child story.

Re: The Book Thread

Posted: Wed May 17, 2017 7:57 am
by Pudders
it's pretty good, there are parts where it gets real weird though.

Re: The Book Thread

Posted: Wed May 17, 2017 9:31 am
by Tan
Name of the Wind is mostly great. Wise Man's Fear is where things occasionally get a little weird for me. Still mostly great.

Re: The Book Thread

Posted: Wed May 17, 2017 1:41 pm
by Gutsman
Magic? Not weird. Sexy times with a Fae? Weird.

Re: The Book Thread

Posted: Wed May 17, 2017 1:42 pm
by Tian
Waiting on the 3rd one is like waiting on Martin to finish his saga.

Re: The Book Thread

Posted: Wed May 17, 2017 2:05 pm
by Xanatu
Tian wrote:Waiting on the 3rd one is like waiting on Martin to finish his saga.
Does he even work on it? I know this series is notoriously behind schedule as well...

Re: The Book Thread

Posted: Wed May 17, 2017 2:20 pm
by Gutsman
Adolin - “I’m a ladies man, who’s brash and too easy to provoke”
Dalinar - “I’m a shitty Eddard Stark”
Sadeas - “I’m a conniving prick, who would’ve gotten away with it, if it wasn’t for these meddling kids!”
Shallan - “I’m just a southern bell, who has a super shitty upbringing, yet blush at the slightest provocation”
Kaladin - “I must save the Tiens of the World! I”m only whole fighting light eyes! Light eyes are the worst! I hate you and am an emotional wreck!"

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I'm ready for the next one... Is it here yet?

Re: The Book Thread

Posted: Wed May 17, 2017 4:23 pm
by Bshawp
Folk better take notes for his GTA RP backstory/character development.

He'd have an F- on his GTA RP trial thread after last nights portal farm session.

Re: The Book Thread

Posted: Wed May 17, 2017 4:26 pm
by Gutsman
Bshawp wrote:Folk better take notes for his GTA RP backstory/character development.

He'd have an F- on his GTA RP trial thread after last nights portal farm session.
I'm writing down backstory notes for round 2.