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Just thought I'd get a little big of discussion on what we all like to read, everythign from your standard novels to manga or graphic novels. Share recomendations or tell us what you're currently reading and looking forward to.
At the moment I'm currently reading a book I started reading on holiday, Bret Harts autobiography. Being a wrestling fan I don't mind buying the autobiographies because they give a good insight into the business and what really goes on. So far Brets is quite interesting and it's quite weird to see how a lot of the wrestling families had links to each other because of the Harts.
Before that I read the first of the Millennium Trilogy, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo which I imagine most will have heard of through store adverts or the film. This was an absolutely fantastic book, one of the best mystery novels I've read for a long time and it's safe to say I'm going to read the other two in the series and watch the films. This is one I will definitely recomend to anyone and everyone.
Graphic Novel wise, I'm currently waiting to get hold of Volume 2 of the Buffy Season 8 comics and Volume 3 of the Angel: After The Fall Comics.
So what about everyone else, is there anything you like to read?
The latest Ted Dekker books, Forbidden and Mortals, I really dig his fantasy writings.
Going to be starting on the divergent series by Roth.
Just got Brad Meltzer has it's latest book , the 5th Assassin that just came out, that i will read as well.
Really recommend Tosca Lee, just read Iscariot , which is a story that makes you think about Judas Iscariot.
the last WOT book is out? man i live under a rock. i get TOR's mail and everything. WoT is where I got my handle from. Love that series. Kinda annoyed Jordan took so long to do it he died first. But whatever.
Dirvergent is a good series. Probably a better plot than Hunger Games though HG is told better. Divergent just presents a far more believable society rather than trying to convince me that adults would let a government just take away their children. the only time in history that's ever worked was Transatlantic slavery and even then you had to be in there with the slaves whipping them constantly. You couldn't drop in every year and just take two kids.
ye last book came out like a week and a half ago now. Looking into the mistborn series probably give that a try. Also looking forward to the third book in the demon cycle coming out next month
have you gone thru the Sword of Truth series? I started it around.. book 5 release of WOT and it's pretty good. It's faster a touch simpler but still enjoyable
Reading Robopocalypse, good book about robots coming alive and taking over the world, has more of a personal feel to it because it switches around a cast of characters and tells their stories of survival. By the way, what are the wheel of time books about? I've been meaning to get into them for a while now.
WOT is your basic fantasy epic not unlike LotRs which is actually a pretty terrible comparison plotwise because one of my major complaints with LotR is that most of the story is inferred. You never see the rings in power. You just see the One Ring as being destroyed...
WOT is more like fantasy Star Wars. It's about some people from a sleepy village (not unlike the shire). Originally three boys. One of whom is destined to destroy the great Evil. He nearly destroyed the world once thousands of years ago and is destined to have been reborn so that he can do it again basically while defeating the great Evil.
It's a very complex plot that only skims the surface of what's going on but I find it compelling for a few reasons, the magic system is interesting (men magic nearly destroyed the world once, and now it's persecuted to the point of near extinction), women magicians are basically the UN of the world going around keeping peace but since this is like Feudal Europe (Swords and Bows) they do it thru fear and intimidation.
Edit: So at the start of the book there are a few forces at play, one of the three boys is the Dragon Reborn destined to fight the Evil one. They're basically on their way to lady wizard HQ to figure out what to do next. But there are other forces like the Dark One attacking the band (3 boys, + 1 lady wizard + her bodyguard, + 1 girl who has magic in her and +1 their local herb lady who is over protective), there is also political factions in play (not nearly as involved at Game of Thrones which for me is a BIG plus), there are a set of people who hate all magic (think spanish inquisition) there are forces thought long banished that return (that could actually apply to three different factions). And thru those first three books one of them will realize he is the Dragon in truth unlike the falsies that have been oddly popping up lately, the others will begin to develop into forces in their own right.
Honestly the best intro to see if you'd like it would have been the promo book but that's hard to get nowadays. I think they split the first book (Eye of the World) into two books and that one (From Two Rivers) should be pretty short and decent priming into what the books are like. There is a short story prequel that evolved into it's own book ("New Spring") but I don't think it's a good spot to start. That'd be like starting with Sex in the City:Early Years.
In terms of the book unlike say Sword of Truth there aren't a lot of different races. There are humans good and pretty much anything else is an agent of "The Dark One" who like in Harry Potter should not be named and unlike Sword of Truth it matters if you say the name.
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