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Jimmy

I'm reading the Empire State by Adam Christopher.

 

The Empire State is the other New York, a parallel universe, Prohibition-era world of mooks and shamuses that is the twisted magic mirror to our bustling Big Apple, a place where sinister characters lurk around every corner while the great superheroes that once kept the streets safe have fallen into dysfunctional rivalries and feuds. It's based on the classic Gotham conventions of the Batman comics and HBOs Boardwalk Empire.

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Femme Fatale

A cute Naruto yaoi fanfic. I'd love to post the link to it, but I'm not sure if I'm allowed to.

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Matrelith

I'm consumed by the Witcher books at the moment. I finished Baptism of Fire yesterday, and I'll start with The Tower of the Swallow soon. They're great books with interesting stories and it all reads very easily.

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DarkSavageDeathlyCloud

finishing the Silmarillion, though i am honestly forgetting a lot of the characters already.

 

Really, great book, but it contains a load of lore and i just can't remember all those names and character arcs.

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Ziggy455

Currently reading Hearts in Atlantis by King. Haven't gotten around to reading the Dark Tower series, but there's a lot of tie-ins to it in HIA. Planning on getting through It afterwards since I've wanted to read it for a while but haven't got a hard-copy.

 

 

I'm reading the Empire State by Adam Christopher.

The Empire State is the other New York, a parallel universe, Prohibition-era world of mooks and shamuses that is the twisted magic mirror to our bustling Big Apple, a place where sinister characters lurk around every corner while the great superheroes that once kept the streets safe have fallen into dysfunctional rivalries and feuds. It's based on the classic Gotham conventions of the Batman comics and HBOs Boardwalk Empire.

 

That sh*t sounds right up my alley.

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I'm currently reading Crackpot Palace by Jeffrey Ford. It's one of the best collections of short stories I've ever read, with such a healthy mixture of genres ranging from science fiction rooted in the cold war to supernatural film noir. It's surreal and evocative, with many of the stories begging for second and third reads almost immediately. For anyone wondering how to set a scene and atmosphere without using such over the top language, this is the reference point you need to read. I'm going to track down more work from this Ford bloke, he's great.

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I'm currently reading Crackpot Palace by Jeffrey Ford. It's one of the best collections of short stories I've ever read, with such a healthy mixture of genres ranging from science fiction rooted in the cold war to supernatural film noir. It's surreal and evocative, with many of the stories begging for second and third reads almost immediately. For anyone wondering how to set a scene and atmosphere without using such over the top language, this is the reference point you need to read. I'm going to track down more work from this Ford bloke, he's great.

 

 

Downloading this right now.

 

 

I'm currently reading Cat Chaser by Elmore Leonard. Anything this man writes, I devour. He seems to make mundane situations, and boring characters come out in blunt dialogue and an atmosphere of what I would imagine happens when you make Raymond Chandler smoke a blunt.

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Going to start reading the X-Wing series of novels (starting by Rogue Squadron by Michael Stackpole) because the Thrawn trilogy was fantastic and I'm doing quite well at pretending the new Star Wars canon doesn't exist. I'm still so salty about all the rich, bountiful developments spanning over 30 years suddenly being retconned. What's worse is Disney seem quite comfortable cherry-picking from it whenever it suits, leaving the rest to stew quietly in the patronisingly labeled "legends" category. It's horse sh*t, quite frankly, so I'm quietly protesting by reading the older novels and pretending this new trilogy doesn't exist. I didn't ask for it.

 

Anyway, I'm rambling. I've ordered the first two novels in the series (of which there are eight) from Amazon so I'm looking forward to that.

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Chang

"Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" by Stieg Larsson.

 

Highly recommend it, lookings for a different book before jumping into next in trilogy.

 

Any recommendations? On the search....

 

:) I Chang

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albanyave

I am reading the interactive Paladins series. Just started Book 1 Night of Wolves. Your choices determine how the story progresses. Life, Morale, and Favor are scored. So if you choose wrong, you will find yourself in a pickle very quickly. This adds another layer of interest to the story.

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Sanches

Last books i've read was Metro trilogy.
The 2033 was the best imo. 2034 was somewhat offtopic, since original trilogy supposed to roam around one same character (authors words). 2035 had too much unrealistic stuff and unnecessary plot twists.

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Fu11Force

Big Little Lies. It's quite a page turner. I've heard the show was really good as well.

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BenMitchell90

Survivor Type by Stephen King (part of the Skeleton Crew compilation book)

 

Good God is this short story sick and horrific... and I loved every word of it. Though I'll never be able to watch Cast Away again without thinking of lady fingers.

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uq7451

Warren Ellis and Ben Templesmith - Fell

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Skeever

I just finished "The Stranger in the Woods" by Michael Finkel, which revolves around the story of Christopher Knight, a famous Maine hermit. Being a Mainer myself, and knowing a few of the people mentioned in the book, I found it to be particularly interesting.

 

Here's one of my favorite quotes from the book:

 

"[Knight] was confounded by the idea that passing the prime of your life in a cubicle, spending hours a day at a computer, in exchange for money, was considered acceptable, but relaxing in a tent in the woods was disturbed. Observing the trees was indolent; cutting them down was enterprising. What did Knight do for a living? He lived for a living." (p. 121-122)

 

I thought it was a very good read, and would definitely recommend it.

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Shyabang Shyabang

I'm reading this guy's book:

 

 

 

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Brad_Adams

Now I read Flash and Batman comics

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KilnerLUFC

Currently reading Hearts in Atlantis by King. Haven't gotten around to reading the Dark Tower series, but there's a lot of tie-ins to it in HIA. Planning on getting through It afterwards since I've wanted to read it for a while but haven't got a hard-copy.

 

 

 

 

 

Working my way through the Dark Tower series right now, currently on book 3 of the collection. No idea what it is or why, but I find that I struggle with some Stephen King novels at times, and this has been one of them. Every now and then I can sit and do like 60 pages in a session, but then other times I struggle to find myself wanting to read it. Not saying it's a bad series...just...I don't know...

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EmSixTeen

This thread is mad hectic, guys.

 

Based on my parents' individual praises of the Dark Tower series, I've decided to finally get round to giving them a go.. Half way through The Gunslinger and can't actually say I'm disappointed!

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Menstrual Deranged
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Never been a comic book reader until recently when something someone posted on Facebook from this series caught my eye. Decided to buy the first three volumes and couldn't put them down. They are dark, pretty abstract, and sometimes downright disturbing and difficult to read, but justice is always served. I like them!

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I wanted to contribute more than just "f*ck all"

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EmSixTeen
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Oh, cool - Even in topics about reading/literature people still manage to not contribute f*ck all to the conversation.

 

Anyway, finished The Gunslinger. It was weird, like, I really don't know what the hell is going on in the grand scheme of things. Never read an actual Stephen King book before and I feel this is moving right into the supernatural. Enjoyable read though, already started on the second.

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Lucy_Woooolfe
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^ Steven King himself admits that "Gunslinger" is a mess (in the revised editions he explains that extensively in his introduction), since he basically drafted "the Gunslinger" as one of his earliest works, completely unaware where he was going with the whole concept that would eventually encompass most of his life work.

The next volumes will not become easier, but a far more smooth read. Have fun, you chose well.

 

EDIT: Almost forgot, diving through fond memories - I am currently (re-)reading the Thursday Next, Literary detective series, by Jasper Fforde; just started Vol. 4 "Something Rotten"

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Almost forgot to contribute :) Dotty me

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Highly recommend to read it if you're someone who uses and loves Linux.

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Bought these two recently, and while I haven't had chance to sit down and read them yet, they're next on my list. They were recommended to me by a family friend and it's rare that I actually take a recommendation seriously. I usually brush it if off with a vague answer, like when somebody sends you a YouTube video and expects you to watch it. I am however looking forward to exploring these two.

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Neon_Dreaming

I'm reading The Great Hunt. Book two of the Wheel of Time series. I like the series but with 14 books in the series it's going to be a long journey, at least I can't complain about having nothing to read.

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