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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #2030 on: July 21, 2018, 05:28:20 AM »
Stephen King's The Outsider.
Just finished this one as well. My one sentence review of almost every King book, including this one: "A fun read, but about 200 pages too long"

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #2031 on: July 23, 2018, 01:03:05 PM »
Circe gets my seal of approval.

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #2032 on: July 24, 2018, 01:18:57 AM »
Stephen King's The Outsider.
Just finished this one as well. My one sentence review of almost every King book, including this one: "A fun read, but about 200 pages too long"

I'd agree with that. King's famous 'diarrhea of the word'. Pretty awesome premise though.
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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #2033 on: July 27, 2018, 09:17:13 AM »
Doctor Who: A History by Alan Kistler

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #2034 on: July 27, 2018, 09:37:00 PM »
Wizard and Glass.

Probably gonna skip the first 100 pages, though, and go directly to the W&G part. I fancy a good riddle as much as the next fellow, but it drags out a bit much.

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #2035 on: July 27, 2018, 11:45:43 PM »
NO DON'T DO IT!!!

Just finished Watchmen (second reading). Think I enjoyed it more this time around, might have benefited from seeing the movie, which I found quite enjoyable. Still don't get the fascination. Certainly not "The greatest piece of popular fiction ever produced" according to Damon Lindelof as noted on the back. I don't even think it is his best work. I'd consider From Hell his masterpiece.
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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #2036 on: July 29, 2018, 08:41:52 AM »
In keeping with the last book, I have never read any Doctor Who fiction, so I thought I'd start with something set with my favorite Doctor (Ten) during my favorite era (fourth season) with Beautiful Chaos by Gary Russell

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #2037 on: July 29, 2018, 09:21:35 PM »
The Black Tulip by Alexandre Dumas

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #2038 on: July 30, 2018, 11:40:31 AM »
Finally finished The Magicians by Lev Grossman. I must say, the last hundred of pages were actually alright, but the first ~400 pages of the book were a slog.

on The Magicians, the rest of the trilogy is better

I'm going to trust your word and try the second book then, we'll see if I can finish this one...

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #2039 on: July 31, 2018, 06:22:09 AM »
All Systems Red by Martha Wells

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #2040 on: July 31, 2018, 04:28:33 PM »
G.K. Chesterton - The Everlasting Man

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #2041 on: August 01, 2018, 08:38:05 AM »
The Shepherd's Crown by Terry Pratchett

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #2042 on: August 01, 2018, 11:04:51 AM »
Unfortunately I couldn't get interested in the story, for as short as it was. I was a bit disappointed in myself

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #2043 on: August 05, 2018, 12:41:28 PM »
Finally getting the chance to read The Outsider by Stephen King

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #2044 on: August 05, 2018, 12:52:50 PM »
Finally on Lehane again, Prayers for the Rain from Kenzie and Gennaro series. A bit over the top but actually my second favorite after Darkness, Take My Hand. Still another 50 pages to go, it's fun as always.
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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #2045 on: August 07, 2018, 08:28:06 AM »
I may come to regret this later, but I'm going to be reading MEG by Steve Alten

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #2046 on: August 07, 2018, 08:47:10 PM »
On to Doctor Who: 12 Doctors 12 Stories by various authors

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #2047 on: August 09, 2018, 08:11:00 AM »
Beatles '66: The Revolutionary Year by Steve Turner

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #2048 on: August 11, 2018, 10:21:38 PM »
Staying with the Beatles motif with Dreaming the Beatles by Rob Sheffield

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #2049 on: August 13, 2018, 07:43:12 AM »
Wolves of the Calla

I was going to wait a day or two for my french copy of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets to arrive, but the thought of going book-less for even a couple days made me cringe.

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« Reply #2050 on: August 13, 2018, 10:56:08 AM »
The Oracle Year by Charles Soule

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #2051 on: August 13, 2018, 11:17:23 AM »
I was going to wait a day or two for my french copy of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Is that the version where Harry and his friends surrender and let Voldemort take over?  :D
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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #2052 on: August 13, 2018, 12:47:28 PM »
I was going to wait a day or two for my french copy of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Is that the version where Harry and his friends surrender and let Voldemort take over?  :D

I believe it is lol

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #2053 on: August 13, 2018, 12:54:45 PM »
I was going to wait a day or two for my french copy of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Is that the version where Harry and his friends surrender and let Voldemort take over?  :D

I believe it is lol

Huh... my husband said that was the Polish version.

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #2054 on: August 13, 2018, 05:32:22 PM »
I've crushed the first 100 pages of Wolves of the Calla today,  and i honestly think i like it better than DT4. Although,  probably just a touch

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #2055 on: August 14, 2018, 10:38:39 PM »
Getting my history on with Guests of the Ayatollah by Mark Bowden. Wonder if it'll discuss the Argo situation?

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #2056 on: August 15, 2018, 02:09:08 AM »
Emil M. Cioran - The New Gods

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #2057 on: August 16, 2018, 10:04:47 AM »
Changed my mind (as I usually do) and decided instead to read Sufficiently Advanced Magic by Andrew Rowe. Heard pretty good things about this

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #2058 on: August 16, 2018, 01:56:17 PM »
About two-thirds done with Thrawn: Alliances by Timothy Zahn.

Enjoying it quite a bit, but not a fan of the time jumping he needs to do to make the book work. I get why he is doing it, and I am enjoying the story, but structuring it that way isn't a good thing.
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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #2059 on: August 19, 2018, 06:24:49 PM »
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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #2060 on: August 19, 2018, 11:05:58 PM »
I thought The Outsider was pretty good. It took me a long time to finish it because school and several other things slowed down my progress. I will read it again at a later time when my life isn't as chatotic and I will hopefully enjoy it even more. I did like it, however.

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #2061 on: Today at 04:37:57 AM »
The Outsider was a very solid read, much better than Sleeping Beauties, but I thought End of Watch was better