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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby lhb412 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:09 pm

^I want to read Ready Player One. It seems people either love it or despise it, to the point where I'm quite interested.

Haines, your dive into primate studies is quite impressive!
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby jellydonut25 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:28 pm

DannyBeane wrote:I've been working my way through Stephen King's The Dark Tower series for the past month or so. I just finished The Wasteland and I'm about to start Wizard and Glass.

Love it.

klen7 wrote:^ I sense a theme.

I just finished "Ready Player One".. not sure which of the many "too read" books i'm picking up next
Hated it.



I need to pick up a book soon. Either gonna get back on some Stephen King, to catch up. Or continue the Maze Runner trilogy.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby klen7 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:22 pm

lhb412 wrote:^I want to read Ready Player One. It seems people either love it or despise it, too the point where I'm quite interested.

I'm in the middle. Overall i enjoyed it, but i had some issues with the problematic "romance" subplot. It's basically a giant crossover fan fiction.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby jellydonut25 » Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:51 am

I think mileage varies on RPO based on how much goodwill you give it based on an interesting premise. Sadly, I found the way the book was structured and written to be REALLY lacking and it made for a dull read. Lots of backtracking and passive voice stuff that made it feel like a slog.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby MekaGojira3k » Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:28 am

Making my way through the Dark Tower series. I've never read this much Stephen King before. Up to this point I'd only read Carrie, THe Shining, and Dreamcatcher.
The Dark Tower books are easily the most entertaining of his stuff.

Also finally finishing a Series of Unfortunate Evens (I read the first 3 books as a kid, haven't read any since, just finished 4).
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby lhb412 » Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:53 pm

I'm currently reading Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life by Philip José Farmer, A Madeline Treasury by Ludwig Bemelmans (a collection of all his Madeline children's books), and The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter.

What does this all say about me? Probably a lot.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby canofhumdingers » Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:40 pm

Spartan Gold by Clive Cussler

A fun globe trotting adventure where a husband and wife team, Sam and Remi Fargo, go on an epic scavenger hunt following clues to treasure hidden by none other than Napoleon Bonaparte himself. But, of course, they’re not the only ones searching for it. There’s an evil Eastern European mob boss searching too, and of course their paths cross resulting in exciting chases and adrenaline filled confrontations.

Overall it was quite good. Very entertaining. It’s a little James Bond, a little Jason Bourne, and a whole lotta Indiana Jones. At times Sam and Remi came off as a bit too perfect. They have almost impossible backgrounds and at times can come off as somewhat cheesy. Also, some of Sam’s MacGuyver-esque solutions to getting out of a tight spot fell like they probably defy logic or physics. But it’s nothing worse than you’d see in a typical action movie. The treasure hunt is very engaging and does a nice job incorporating history and lots of neat exotic locales.

Overall I really liked it. It was my second Cussler book and I’ll definitely read more from him.

There was, however, one big thing that I had major issues with.
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Early in the book, Sam and Remi go out of their way to avoid killing the people who are actively trying to kill them. Toward the end they do wind up killing a few nameless henchmen in self defense, but they are life and death situations where Sam is acting purely out of self preservation and the death of his enemy was not his direct intention. They also wind up (somewhat indirectly) killing the big bad henchman in a very satisfying comeuppance. But then, after they’ve won, the main antagonist conquered and at their mercy; Sam looks at Remi, she nods, and they throw him down a crevasse to his death. They strait up murder him! They’ve neutralized his threat and had even cut his hand off (in justifiable self-defense) and then they commit an act of cold blooded murder that feels entirely out of character. It would’ve been far more fitting to turn him over to authorities, or just leave him to his doom. But actively killing him after he’d been rendered defenseless just felt so wrong!
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby khouji » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:48 pm

I just finished reading Tales of Demons and Gods (Light Novel)
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby lhb412 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:25 am

Almost done with Steve Ryfle and Ed G.'s Ishiro Honda biography. It's the bee's knees.
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