Book crew: what are you reading?

lowfat

The Dragon Reborn
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This was a hard series to get into, oddly, despite really liking urban fantasy. Took about 4 books before it really settled. Worldwise and mythology-wise, it's like a cross between Mercy Thompson and the Iron Druid, with native American shamanistic magic and Irish mythology mixed.

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That cover is terrible. Like reminds me of 90s TV shows like Charmed.
 

ZeroDeeFeX

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Oct 9, 2002
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the end of all the combined series is the only thing i've ever read that made me cry like a little baby

easily, EASILY top 3 fantasy, incredible ending. everything is earned and fits together perfectly.

I still remember when I got a copy of assassin’s apprentice in high school and I’ve read everything in the realm of the elderlings pretty much as soon as it hits. The ending absolutely hit me hard in the feels, too.

It’s funny that she so perfectly captures friendships. I agree with you that RotE is top 3 along with the Solar Cycle for me.
 

Kafka

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Tad Williams Stone of Farewell. It’s fantasy. Second in the trilogy. Very long but getting better.
 

silkforcalde

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I still remember when I got a copy of assassin’s apprentice in high school and I’ve read everything in the realm of the elderlings pretty much as soon as it hits. The ending absolutely hit me hard in the feels, too.

It’s funny that she so perfectly captures friendships. I agree with you that RotE is top 3 along with the Solar Cycle for me.

contrast that with robert jordan where perrin, rand, and mat are "friends" but boy it sure never feels like it
 
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silkforcalde

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why is it every single time it mentions nynaeve it's like "she's wearing more scandalous clothing than when she was in the two rivers but it's still stout, good, homespun wool"

i really think if you cut out the repetitive descriptions (we get it, the dark one is touching the world, vegetation is suffering, people are gonna starve, jesus fuckin wept WE GET IT) you'd have maybe one book left in the whole 14 book series
 

wildflower

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May 17, 2002
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I just finished Lonesome Dove. I always recommend the mini-series to people - Robert Duvall is so goddamn good.

The book is something like 750 pages, and usually, this kind of book would put me off.
Here I was wanting more.
 

lowfat

The Dragon Reborn
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I just finished Lonesome Dove. I always recommend the mini-series to people - Robert Duvall is so goddamn good.

The book is something like 750 pages, and usually, this kind of book would put me off.
Here I was wanting more.
Remember watching it as a child with my parents. Bought bluray ages ago but never watched it. :o
 

vr6vdub

Formz can't handle his emotions.
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Lol I've been reading this novella series called Murderbot. It's pretty bad but I'm committed to finishing.

Any good new post-apocolyptic books?
 

vr6vdub

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Really? It is praised pretty highly on r/fantasy. And reviews pretty highly on goodreads.
Idk... Can't quite put my finger on it. I mean, it was good enough for me to start the third book. It's a little basic I guess from a literary standpoint. Never once have I had a problem putting it down for the night.

Definitely check it out as the high praise is what turned me on to it. I think it would make s good movie tbh.
 

Menger

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Nov 23, 2011
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Oooh...I need to read that. Watched the movie and it was fucking intense at the beginning when he put his gun to his son's head. :hs:
Oh ya if you haven’t read that … I think that’s the one. I don’t even read fiction but that book was intense and I still think about it often.
 
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Leah

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I just finished Lonesome Dove. I always recommend the mini-series to people - Robert Duvall is so goddamn good.

The book is something like 750 pages, and usually, this kind of book would put me off.
Here I was wanting more.
This is one of my dad’s favorite books and he’s been telling me to read it forever :o
 

Leah

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Dec 30, 2006
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I’m a little over halfway through The Book Thief by Markus Zusak…if the back half holds up this might be one of the best WWII novels I’ve ever read.
 

silkforcalde

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Lol I've been reading this novella series called Murderbot. It's pretty bad but I'm committed to finishing.

Any good new post-apocolyptic books?

murderbot diaries is fuckin dope what the hell dude

reading this book:

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great so far, seanan mcguire has really become one of the best out there in the past few years. this is a kind of sequel of sorts to Middlegame which was an incredible book. hope this one is as good, it's pretty fantastic so far. her prose is just damn near impeccable.
 

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