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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Books   Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:28 pm

I'd rank Brett just behind Brandon Sanderson and Patrick Rothfuss myself, and those two are my favourite fantasy authors.

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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Books   Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:31 pm

Okay. I'll give it a shot.

Have you tried any of Jim Butcher's books, Brian?

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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Books   Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:32 pm

Not yet, but I've had my eye on his Codex series for a while now. It's on my list, which is getting shorter and shorter during this dry spell for good, new fantasy books. Come this fall and into the new year a bunch of new books are coming out that I really want to read though, so I hope I can get through them all beforehand.

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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Books   Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:42 pm

Well you should definitely get on it! Poke! Razz

I read Codex before the Dresden Files. All my friends were raving about Files. And boy, were they right. They just suck you in.

And Codex is paced well, great action. And philosophically right on key.

You should definitely try both.

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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Books   Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:31 pm

I'd actually bought the Warded Man already. Probably on your recommendation Dudzie. So I'll start it today i think.

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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Books   Fri Aug 03, 2012 6:39 pm

Alright Brian, I just finished the Warded Man. I liked it a lot. I'll need to go pick up the second one.

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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Books   Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:10 pm

Haha that's good! The second is different than the first. I liked it more, but I know others were kinda put off.

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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Books   Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:54 am

Just finished Desert Spear. It was a little off putting at first. But, I think I liked it as much as book one. Can't wait for book 3. Thanks for the recommendation Brian. You start Butcher yet?

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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Books   Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:21 am

I did warn you it's different. Wink

I haven't started him yet, no. A bunch of new books are coming out starting this month so I won't really have time for a new big series for a while. I'll get to him eventually, though.

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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Books   Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:33 pm

I know you did. That's why I said it. Razz

Screw those other books! Butcher all the way! Butcher for life! Butcher for president!

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I may of gotten a little carried away. Please forgive me.

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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Books   Sat Sep 08, 2012 12:08 pm

Butcher will have to take a back seat to Abercrombie, Brett, Sanderson/Jordan, Erikson, and a couple of others that I can't remember off the top of my head. Razz

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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Books   Sat Sep 08, 2012 2:33 pm

You have like 4 months till the next Jordan book. Plenty of time to read some Butcher. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Books   Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:23 am

It's not just Jordan though, that's the thing. Over the next few months there's new books from (in order of release): Cooper, Lynch (maybe), Weeks, Erikson, Abercrombie, Jordan/Sanderson, Brett, and Abraham. Some of them will warrant re-reads of the series, at least partially - I only plan to re-read the previous two books of the Wheel of Time for instance.

But fear not! I will get to Butcher eventually. Razz

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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Books   Mon Sep 17, 2012 12:36 am

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I know you did. That's why I said it. Razz

Screw those other books! Butcher all the way! Butcher for life! Butcher for president!

. . .

I may of gotten a little carried away. Please forgive me.
As I've just spent the last week or so consuming the Codex Alera, I wholeheartedly second this notion.
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Books   Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:16 am

Awesome! Glad you enjoyed them. Have you tried the Dresden Files?

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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Books   Tue Sep 18, 2012 1:17 pm

I love the Dresden Files simply to death, found the Codex Alera hard to devote time into.... maybe i need to give book two another chance.
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Books   Tue Sep 18, 2012 3:33 pm

Just finished The Blinding Knife by Brent Weeks, the second book in the Lightbringer series after Black Prism. It's an underrated series, I think. It's not the best by any means but it is certainly entertaining in its plot twists and characters/character development with a unique magic system. I'd rank it behind Rothfuss/Sanderson/Brett, but ahead of Erikson/Sullivan or shit even Martin (who I am not as big a fan of as others).

Speaking of Erikson, I am now moving onto his new book The Forge of Darkness. It's the same world, lore and even some of the same characters from his big Malazan Book of the Fallen series.

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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Books   Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:56 am

talonnolan wrote:
Awesome! Glad you enjoyed them. Have you tried the Dresden Files?
Quite so, just started Blood Rites.

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Just finished The Blinding Knife by Brent Weeks, the second book in the Lightbringer series after Black Prism. It's an underrated series, I think. It's not the best by any means but it is certainly entertaining in its plot twists and characters/character development with a unique magic system. I'd rank it behind Rothfuss/Sanderson/Brett, but ahead of Erikson/Sullivan or shit even Martin (who I am not as big a fan of as others).
Bloody hell, hadn't heard a sequel was out yet. Damn list just keeps getting longer.
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Books   Thu Sep 20, 2012 2:13 am

I tried reading The Way of Shadows but I just couldn't get into it. I do believe I got over 100 pages into it. That's enough of a try for me.

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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Books   Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:31 am

I couldn't either, Pete, but Lightbringer is a new series that's a lot better IMO.

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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Books   Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:40 pm

Hm... maybe I'll give it a shot in January.

Though my Wheel of Time reread will be interrupted in November by Butchers new book. Unless I'm already done with my reread. At the pace i'm going be done about mid December. But we'll see.

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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Books   Mon Sep 24, 2012 5:29 pm

I'm just re-reading one of my favourite books at the moment after having not picked it up in a couple of years... My 1964 copy of "Catch-22" by Joseph Heller. Once again I find myself remembering/rediscovering what a joy it is!

Anyone else read it?
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