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Re: What book did you read today?

Postby Alladinsane » Tue Sep 27, 2016 5:42 pm

That is Greeks siggy I think.

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Re: What book did you read today?

Postby hEarty Too » Tue Oct 18, 2016 9:02 am

Wolfsong wrote:If you like that sort of book, try the Otherland series by Tad Williams.


So, Tad Williams is one of my FAVORITE authors. *nods her head*


I am currently reading Naamah's Blessing by Jacqueline Carey. It is the final book in a series of 3 trilogies and I find it amazing. I think I've read this series at least 20 times since I found it.

If you like sex, intrigue, sex, more intrigue, fantastical history and more sex, then this series is highly recommended. *chuckles* The first book in the Series is Kushiel's Dart.
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Re: What book did you read today?

Postby Wolfsong » Tue Oct 18, 2016 9:22 am

Man, seriously? I picked it up once and just couldn't get more than 50 pages in or so. Admittedly, maybe not my thing, but I found it so boring and repetitive.
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Re: What book did you read today?

Postby hEarty Too » Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:08 am

Yeah, seriously. I haven't been able to get into her other books (mainly cause I haven't really tried) but I can't seem to put this series down.
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Re: What book did you read today?

Postby Alladinsane » Tue Oct 18, 2016 6:07 pm

I am picking up for... I think its the third time:

Man's Search for Meaning
by Victor Frankle.

True story... This man was taken captive by the Nazi's and put into several smaller concentration camps. His pregnant wife was murdered (iirc) and two children as well. He spent untold years naked and starving within those camps until he was finally transferred to Auschwitz. The story is about all of the deprivations he suffered, but it subtly turns into a philosophical text about the ways he mentally had to change to survive.

Some say its one of the ten most important books ever written... just don't jump into it if you are squeamish, these things really happened.

Highly recommended and I have to wait till tomorrow until amazon delivers a fresh copy.
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Re: What book did you read today?

Postby hEarty Too » Tue Oct 18, 2016 9:39 pm

Alladinsane wrote:I am picking up for... I think its the third time:

Man's Search for Meaning
by Victor Frankle.

True story... This man was taken captive by the Nazi's and put into several smaller concentration camps. His pregnant wife was murdered (iirc) and two children as well. He spent untold years naked and starving within those camps until he was finally transferred to Auschwitz. The story is about all of the deprivations he suffered, but it subtly turns into a philosophical text about the ways he mentally had to change to survive.

Some say its one of the ten most important books ever written... just don't jump into it if you are squeamish, these things really happened.

Highly recommended and I have to wait till tomorrow until amazon delivers a fresh copy.



i HAVE to read this!
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Re: What book did you read today?

Postby Alladinsane » Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:21 pm

hEarty Too wrote:
Alladinsane wrote:I am picking up for... I think its the third time:

Man's Search for Meaning
by Victor Frankle.

True story... This man was taken captive by the Nazi's and put into several smaller concentration camps. His pregnant wife was murdered (iirc) and two children as well. He spent untold years naked and starving within those camps until he was finally transferred to Auschwitz. The story is about all of the deprivations he suffered, but it subtly turns into a philosophical text about the ways he mentally had to change to survive.

Some say its one of the ten most important books ever written... just don't jump into it if you are squeamish, these things really happened.

Highly recommended and I have to wait till tomorrow until amazon delivers a fresh copy.



i HAVE to read this!

Its not a pleasant book to read... very sad... but I inspires hope at the end. If he can survive that kind of tragedy... heck, there is little in this life that we cannot endure. I'm in such a season myself right now, but I want the girls in the house to read it first. Its not long iirc... less than 200 pages depending on print. But it will knock you over... So many people I went to college with (the first time I read it) said that it "changed their lives". I make no such promises, but its hard to not be a little or alot different when you are done. LQTM... you will find yourself pulling quotes out of it when you or someone you are acquainted with encounters some situations in life. Its very hard to call yourself a victim in comparison to...well...anything.

Pick it up... almost any bookstore will have it, or its about 9 (usa $) on Amazon. I will talk with anyone about it, it has that much impact.
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Re: What book did you read today?

Postby MonkeyPants4736 » Wed Oct 19, 2016 1:10 am

The Warded Man by Peter V. Brett
Multiple character viewpoints of a post apocalyptic, but high fantasy, setting.
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Re: What book did you read today?

Postby muidoido » Wed Oct 19, 2016 3:29 am

hEarty Too wrote:If you like sex, intrigue, sex, more intrigue, fantastical history and more sex, then this series is highly recommended. *chuckles* The first book in the Series is Kushiel's Dart.


With so much "action" it can't be all bad. :lol:
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Re: What book did you read today?

Postby Naranjita » Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:49 pm

Quite productive long weekend for a compulsive reader. I admit some troubles trying to scape Discworld fantasy lands after two books in a row: "Raisin steam" and "Small gods", I think I missed Sunday's night. :roll: Terry Pratchett was a genious, the more I read, the more I realize he captured every aspect of our society in his books, coated in fantasy and humor. So sad he left us so soon...

Also read "Pedro Páramo" by Juan Rulfo, a short classic of the magic realism which was both extrange and fascinating.

And last, I gave a try to "Man's search for meaning". Wasn't as raw as I expected, though. I liked the way the author wrote the whole experience from a "quiet" perspective, like someone who used it to grow stronger, and I found the sense of volition interesting. The second part, talking of pshychological concepts that might be somewhat old-fashioned today, was a bit dense for me, but anyways worthed it. Now I should detoxify myself from books for some time. They're casting the Kardashians on TV, it's like a sign!
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Re: What book did you read today?

Postby Wolfsong » Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:11 pm

I always avoided Pratchett when I was younger because I thought his books were juvenile. Silly me. I've read up to Jingo on the City Guard arc, and Mort, over the last few years. He was frankly an amazing author.
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