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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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F. Paul Wilson - Deep As The Marrow

Gotta say, not getting into it. Haven't read too much of it yet.
Turned out to be pretty good once it got passed the plot based requisite slow beginning.

I just finished Nightkill, which seemed rather derivative of his Repairman Jack character. Kind of surprising he'd co-author a book that similar.

Read 3 more pages of GoT.

And today I've started Medalon. So far not bad, but only a few pages in.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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F. Paul Wilson - Deep As The Marrow

Gotta say, not getting into it. Haven't read too much of it yet.
Turned out to be pretty good once it got passed the plot based requisite slow beginning.

I just finished Nightkill, which seemed rather derivative of his Repairman Jack character. Kind of surprising he'd co-author a book that similar.


Yeah, while I enjoyed that book, it was derivative (Nightkill).

Deep as the Marrow I loved. He, FPW, will occasionally write medical thrillers because he is a doctor. That one was good. Another good one is The Select. But The Touch is the one I'd recommend the highest.
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Deep as the Marrow I loved. He, FPW, will occasionally write medical thrillers because he is a doctor. That one was good. Another good one is The Select. But The Touch is the one I'd recommend the highest.
Interesting, I would never have guessed him to be a doctor. I wasn't able to find either The Select or The Touch last I looked. If I can't find them next time I make my rounds, I'll probably get them from Amazon.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 3:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Towers of the Sunset (second book in Recluce, though chronologically precedes the first). Uses present tense, which isn't my favorite.
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Are you starting the Recluse series or have you read it before? I'm just started on The Death of Chaos (book 5?)...
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Finished American Gods, starting Yiddish Policemen's Union (yeah, I'm reading the Hugo/Nebula winners :P).
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Brainfart wrote:
Are you starting the Recluse series or have you read it before? I'm just started on The Death of Chaos (book 5?)...
"Just starting." I read the first book a while back, and I've read a handful or so of books since.

As the series doesn't stick with Lerris, I'm wasn't certain if I wanted to read the whole series, so I thought I get back to reading what I have to decide if I want to buy the rest of the series (used).

I really liked The Magic of Recluce, but so far Towers is so-so. The first pages / short "chapters" made almost no sense to me. In addition, a couple of scenes scenes that seemed significant, but made no sense to me. I don't recall having significant issues in the first book with his use of first-person, but this time is much more awkward.
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I am reading currently
" oliver Twist" by Charles Dickens
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I'm not reading anything atm. Mostly drinking beer, watching women in skimpy clothes and making ends meet.
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I'm not reading anything atm. Mostly drinking beer, watching women in skimpy clothes and making ends meet.

Making their ends meet yours, no doubt.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I really liked The Magic of Recluce, but so far Towers is so-so. The first pages / short "chapters" made almost no sense to me. In addition, a couple of scenes scenes that seemed significant, but made no sense to me. I don't recall having significant issues in the first book with his use of first-person, but this time is much more awkward.

Yeah, Towers was a bit weird at first. Eventually it picked up, but it wasn't the best overall. Personally, I preferred The Magic Engineer and The Order War more, but each book sets the stage for the following one.
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I'm not reading anything atm. Mostly drinking beer, watching women in skimpy clothes and making ends meet.

Making their ends meet yours, no doubt.

whats a primate to do? :lol:
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Brainfart wrote:
Yeah, Towers was a bit weird at first. Eventually it picked up, but it wasn't the best overall. Personally, I preferred The Magic Engineer and The Order War more, but each book sets the stage for the following one.
It's better now... some of it is adjusting to first person, which isn't the best. But there are still scenes that aren't clear what is actually happening. I think the big picture is apparent in those scenes, so hopefully details aren't critical.
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whats a primate to do?

Great quote. :lol:
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Prenj wrote:
sikpuppy wrote:
Prenj wrote:
I'm not reading anything atm. Mostly drinking beer, watching women in skimpy clothes and making ends meet.

Making their ends meet yours, no doubt.

whats a primate to do? :lol:

As the Anglican Bishop said to the actress.
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Yeah, Towers was a bit weird at first. Eventually it picked up, but it wasn't the best overall. Personally, I preferred The Magic Engineer and The Order War more, but each book sets the stage for the following one.
It's better now... some of it is adjusting to first person, which isn't the best. But there are still scenes that aren't clear what is actually happening. I think the big picture is apparent in those scenes, so hopefully details aren't critical.
It was pretty good. So far I've liked them slightly less each time.

I had a few more, not in order, and I picked up a few more today to fill in. So I've got them through Magi'i of Cyador (The Order War, The Death of Chaos, The Fall of Angels, The Chaos Balance, The White Order, Colors of Chaos, Magi'i of Cyador).

I didn't get Scion of Cyador specifically because the cover art seemed to indicate there were more of the machines, which isn't as appealing. If I like them up to that point, I'll continue, but it made a convenient "good enough for now" stopping point.
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I'm a little over half way through Midnight Mass. So far my least favorite of his stuff that I've read (not too much yet).

Maybe my hopes were set too high by the jacket summary:
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The vampire forces have come to a small town in coastal New Jersey to finish pacifying the area. Dan, a disgraced priest accused of abuse, hides out and drinks, waiting for the end -- until he is galvanized into action by his niece, who has fled the collapse of New York; a rabbi; and a nun who has become a killer of both cowboys and vampires.
I mean, come on... "a priest, a rabbi, and a nun..." this should've been awesome!
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