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  1. In Topic: Not Finishing

    16 October 2019 - 07:36 PM

     Vengeance, on 16 October 2019 - 05:02 PM, said:

     RACHEL, on 16 October 2019 - 03:57 PM, said:

    Snip/ Meh.

    I felt the same way. I finished the second book then didn't look back.

    Agreed. Really didnt work for me.
  2. In Topic: Has anybody read...

    11 October 2019 - 08:00 AM

    Has anyone read the commonweal series by Graydon Saunders? Read a comment about it under a blog post about needing to examine power structures and not relying on kingship as a staple form of government though fantasy. Sounded intriguing.

    As a by the by MBOTF wasn't mentioned as looking at these power dynamics which I thought might be an omission. There is a lot of kingship about in the series but it seriously does look at power relationships. Maybe im fanboying. link to article for those interested here: - comment 5 for the Saunders reco.
  3. In Topic: Reading at t'moment?

    15 September 2019 - 04:24 PM

    In fairly convinced the goat from this series is the actual origin for all the GOAT memes in sport.

    Been a while since I updated on what I've been reading...

    Bridget Jones Diary (for a thing my wife and I do where we read one book a year that were important to each other - shes had Assassins apprentice and Hyperion so far) and I have to say it was pretty good. Despite whatever you may think about the subject matter Helen Fielding makes your root for Bridget and it has some sumptuous lines in it.

    Permafrost by Reynolds is a great time travel short story if you pick it up. Perfect blend of concepts and punchy writing, which I've sometimes found his longer work is a little bloated.

    Read War for the Oaks by Emma Bull. I can totally see why it's a classic/key text in Urban Fantasy and is really well written. Some of the beats you expect given the now established tropes but it's done well enough that it doesnt matter. Raced through what is an excellent book.

    Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addision was fantastic stand alone fantasy. Can see why it's so highly regarded. My only thing thing is that more character motivation could of been brought in to explain some ot the action but given the scale and scope that's a hard task. It made me realise I love political intrigue style books. So recos for that style appreciated.

    As such I just devoured the first of the Daughter of the Empire series by Fiest and Wurts. Started the second now. Love all the links to the original trilogy and how it neatly builds out the world and the plots from one small bit of the original trilogy and one character feature into a gripping story. They've also done action and consequence plotting really well too.
  4. In Topic: The Book I bought today is...

    15 September 2019 - 04:10 PM

    View PostNicodimas, on 13 September 2019 - 05:37 AM, said:

    Oh god a ton of management driven books , Iím hunkering down and have lot to figure out to move to my next step

    First book radical candor ...then relationomics...then everybody matters.

    Why did you buy these, and why these particular books (genuinely curious!)?
  5. In Topic: Reading at t'moment?

    24 July 2019 - 10:17 AM

    I realise now why 'morphine' isn't good. Through reading Brief Cases I really want more dresdencrack. Resisting the urge to reread...



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    King Lear 

    14 Aug 2011 - 21:33
    Hah! I like it.
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    King Lear 

    18 Jul 2011 - 17:48
    I commend your efforts, dear boy. But they are no match for my magic.
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    King Lear 

    14 Jul 2011 - 15:14
    Of course, what else would I use? ;)
    84 now...
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    King Lear 

    14 Jul 2011 - 00:56
    *is winning*
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    Grimjust Bearegular 

    23 May 2011 - 08:48
    I did indeed enjoy that, good sir.
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    09 May 2011 - 13:57
    All I have to say to that is 'hippo'
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    09 May 2011 - 13:45
    You said *need* too many times ;)
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    09 May 2011 - 13:32
    We ARE still talking about my signature here, right? Not some *other* need...
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    09 May 2011 - 13:21
    I do not respond to directions...surely you have figured that out by now? ;)
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    09 May 2011 - 13:09
    So you admit to being little, eh? :P
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    09 May 2011 - 13:01
    Damn you and your insult stopping wall!!!
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    09 May 2011 - 13:00
    I see now that your insult was simply a means of getting someone to write on your sad sad lonely wall :P
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