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#894382 | Mon - Sep 5 2016 - 22:40:15
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after finishing the WOT series, and what a series, i started mistborn. book 1 done, book 2 midway. good series so far.
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#894383 | Tue - Sep 6 2016 - 08:30:57
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Quote (blind_chief @ Mon - Sep 5 2016 - 22:40:15)
after finishing the WOT series, and what a series, i started mistborn.  book 1 done, book 2 midway.  good series so far.


i really enjoyed it. the second trilogy is shaping up nicely also.
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#894393 | Tue - Sep 13 2016 - 07:45:17
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b2 fin
b3 inc
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#894421 | Sun - Sep 25 2016 - 20:46:01
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book 3 done
i didnt see sazed being the hero. good stuff.
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#894435 | Mon - Oct 3 2016 - 20:30:58
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b4 done, good read
ironeyes!
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#894441 | Tue - Oct 4 2016 - 21:57:26
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Premise?
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#894467 | Mon - Oct 10 2016 - 20:11:16
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Quote (seth @ Tue - Oct 4 2016 - 18:57:26)
Premise?


fantasy, a world where people can use metal to manipulate the world. strength, speed, emotions etc. and surprisingly easy to read.
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#894468 | Mon - Oct 10 2016 - 20:12:26
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b5 done
that was really very tragic.
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#894548 | Thu - Oct 27 2016 - 14:39:40
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b6 done, loved it
wtf is going on with other gods and this other hemisphere. cant wait for answers
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#894549 | Thu - Oct 27 2016 - 14:49:41
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doing the novella now, then on to some other series while i wait for more mistborn
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#894555 | Sun - Oct 30 2016 - 11:17:28
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Quote (blind_chief @ Thu - Oct 27 2016 - 11:49:41)
doing the novella now, then on to some other series while i wait for more mistborn


novella done. good stuff, great world.

on to catch up with the pendergast novels
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#894762 | Wed - Nov 30 2016 - 21:33:19
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last 3 pendergast novels read, fully caught up to date
not sure whats next
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#894763 | Thu - Dec 1 2016 - 12:50:47
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Altered_Carbon this book (and the other two in the trilogy is amazing)!
I'm currently going through the russian classics after finishing the classic dystopian novels.
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#894815 | Wed - Dec 14 2016 - 08:29:33
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gonna read the cotton malone novels (steve berry)
also reading vietnam: a history
https://www.amazon.com/Vietnam-History-Stan...w/dp/0140265473
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#895037 | Thu - Feb 23 2017 - 22:11:51
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on cotton malone series book 9 or something now
3/4 way done with vietnam history book. amazing the mistake after mistake politicians have made there for 300 years
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#895042 | Sat - Feb 25 2017 - 17:00:03
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Quote (blind_chief @ Mon - Sep 5 2016 - 22:40:15)
after finishing the WOT series, and what a series, i started mistborn.  book 1 done, book 2 midway.  good series so far.


also started mistborn yesterday
128 pgs in, bk 1
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#895048 | Mon - Feb 27 2017 - 17:11:52
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Quote (nakedsalmon @ Sat - Feb 25 2017 - 17:00:03)
Quote (blind_chief @ Mon - Sep 5 2016 - 22:40:15)
after finishing the WOT series, and what a series, i started mistborn.  book 1 done, book 2 midway.  good series so far.


also started mistborn yesterday
128 pgs in, bk 1


p183

I like this book but I have to admit, I donít love it. Something feels awkward in the way the male writer writes a teenage female protagonist. Sheís weirdly flat ó her emotions and behaviors seem cliche and phoned in, generally inauthentic.

I will do my best to finish the book. I donít hate it, but at times Iím pretty sure I could write something better. It is written at no higher than a high-school reading level. Very (overly) simple prose with the occasional dictionary word. Also a great deal of repetition and limited variety in word choice.
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#895051 | Mon - Feb 27 2017 - 23:54:19
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Quote (nakedsalmon @ Sat - Feb 25 2017 - 17:00:03)
Quote (blind_chief @ Mon - Sep 5 2016 - 22:40:15)
after finishing the WOT series, and what a series, i started mistborn.  book 1 done, book 2 midway.  good series so far.


also started mistborn yesterday
128 pgs in, bk 1


p183

I like this book but I have to admit, I donít love it. Something feels awkward in the way the male writer writes a teenage female protagonist. Sheís weirdly flat ó her emotions and behaviors seem cliche and phoned in, generally inauthentic.

I will do my best to finish the book. I donít hate it, but at times Iím pretty sure I could write something better. It is written at no higher than a high-school reading level. Very (overly) simple prose with the occasional dictionary word. Also a great deal of repetition and limited variety in word choice.


sanderson certainly sucks at writing women, but i will say i think he gets better. its easy reading for sure too, but i thought it was an interesting world. fantasy seems to get a pass on writing if they create a good world, and that he does.
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#895056 | Tue - Feb 28 2017 - 13:25:55
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Quote (blind_chief @ Mon - Feb 27 2017 - 23:54:19)
Quote (nakedsalmon @ Mon - Feb 27 2017 - 14:11:52)
Quote (nakedsalmon @ Sat - Feb 25 2017 - 17:00:03)
Quote (blind_chief @ Mon - Sep 5 2016 - 22:40:15)
after finishing the WOT series, and what a series, i started mistborn.  book 1 done, book 2 midway.  good series so far.


also started mistborn yesterday
128 pgs in, bk 1


p183

I like this book but I have to admit, I donít love it. Something feels awkward in the way the male writer writes a teenage female protagonist. Sheís weirdly flat ó her emotions and behaviors seem cliche and phoned in, generally inauthentic.

I will do my best to finish the book. I donít hate it, but at times Iím pretty sure I could write something better. It is written at no higher than a high-school reading level. Very (overly) simple prose with the occasional dictionary word. Also a great deal of repetition and limited variety in word choice.


sanderson certainly sucks at writing women, but i will say i think he gets better. its easy reading for sure too, but i thought it was an interesting world. fantasy seems to get a pass on writing if they create a good world, and that he does.


pg322

Starting to enjoy this more, now that there is at least semi-regular action punctuated with productive character advancements such as Vin taking up her role as debutante spy.

My biggest reservation about the book ó that the protagonistís plot was too wide-reaching and far granter than the world that has thus far been created ó are fading away. The story is progressing and the world is filling in, albeit slowly.

As the story develops the girl becomes more logical/three-dimensional and Iím appreciating being let in on more backstory about the enemy. Because the author didnít quickly reveal the antagonistís motivations and drives, but illustrating him as a shadowy and mysterious god-like figure not only didnít make me fear him ó I donít think such a being is possible ó it made me insensitive to his wants, needs, drives, and motivations ó the essential ingredients to developing empathy for a character in fiction, suspending disbelief, and accepting them as a plausibly real construct.

This writer knows the best way to lose my attention in a book ó spending time going to detail about mundane inconsequential elements and constantly repeating info (see; Vinís training for 30 pages). Skip it, like the way you skipped months of her being comatose. Let it be implied.

I am also dissatisfied by the provided foundation and general presentation of the allomantic theory of magic. Different? Yes. Clever? Maybe. Genius? No.

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pg386

Getting more into it The ďworldĒ is growing into a scope in which the plot is starting to seem at least feasible.

Weíve moved past the training stages ó the planning is underway ó and I am pleased.


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#895073 | Sat - Mar 4 2017 - 19:34:48
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pg 474

enjoying it much more now, but very confused by the 9th metal (gold). poor explanation thus far imo
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#895079 | Mon - Mar 6 2017 - 11:10:58
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bk 1 done

p good
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#895080 | Mon - Mar 6 2017 - 17:27:04
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this is a strange observation but the author used the word "maladroitly" far too many times. Definitely no fewer than 8 times.
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#895083 | Tue - Mar 7 2017 - 21:26:30
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starting book 2; it's got me hooked

barns & noble didn't have book 2 loose so i had to extract it from a box set. i feel kinda bad but it was the same price and i'll probably buy book 3 there anyway...

i thought about just buying the box set and returning book 1 as if it was the original one i bought but im not sure i still have the receipt

poh well, leggo. this one is 252,000 words. at 318 words/min it should take me 13 hours 15 minutes of focused reading.
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#895084 | Tue - Mar 7 2017 - 21:31:45
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bk 1: Feb 24-Mar 6: 214,752 words in 11 days
bk 2: Mar 7-Mar ??: 252,739 words in ?? days (prediction: 13-14 days, done Mar 19-20)

This post has been edited by nakedsalmon on Tue - Mar 7 2017 - 21:34:08
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#895085 | Tue - Mar 7 2017 - 22:23:13
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i appreciated how the story gave more depth to the "bad guy"
if you are so inclined, after this trio, read the second trio. more of a western feel. then, read the lost history (short story, but world building). dont read it before the second trio though imo.
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#895086 | Wed - Mar 8 2017 - 14:21:17
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Quote (blind_chief @ Tue - Mar 7 2017 - 22:23:13)
i appreciated how the story gave more depth to the "bad guy"
if you are so inclined, after this trio, read the second trio.  more of a western feel.  then, read the lost history (short story, but world building).  dont read it before the second trio though imo.


I also recommend Elantris. As a standalone Sanderson book its quite good.
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#895089 | Wed - Mar 8 2017 - 20:22:40
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Quote (blackjack21 @ Wed - Mar 8 2017 - 11:21:17)
Quote (blind_chief @ Tue - Mar 7 2017 - 22:23:13)
i appreciated how the story gave more depth to the "bad guy"
if you are so inclined, after this trio, read the second trio.  more of a western feel.  then, read the lost history (short story, but world building).  dont read it before the second trio though imo.


I also recommend Elantris. As a standalone Sanderson book its quite good.


im going to get around to reading all of his work, just finishing up a couple things first.
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#895090 | Wed - Mar 8 2017 - 20:23:52
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@ naked
https://www.reddit.com/r/books/comments/5y7...era_of_fantasy/

the timing is perfect, the simplicity of the writing came up with many yays and nays for it.
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#895232 | Tue - Jul 11 2017 - 19:51:38
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finished all the cotton malone books
finished elantris and warbreaker, liked them both
started stormlight archive
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#895235 | Sun - Jul 30 2017 - 19:31:15
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finished the way of kings
what a fantastic book, and a great world sanderson built.
started words of radiance
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#895258 | Wed - Nov 29 2017 - 22:30:52
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i started Malazan Book of the Fallen. On book 2. Quite good, definitely epic.
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#895269 | Sat - Mar 31 2018 - 10:23:27
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sci-fi: takeshi kovacs series, the culture series,
dystopan novels: 1984, brave new world, we, kallocain
paul auster: the book of illusions, moon palace, invention of solitude, new york trilogy
russian: crime and punishment, dead souls
humans: power of habits, man's search for meaning, originals, thinking fast and slow, homo sapiens, the road less traveled, war of art, the dorito effect
finance: a random walk down wall street, how an economy grows and why it crashes, the martian
misc: extremely loud and incredibly close, the little prince, le comte de monte-cristo, atlas shrugged, medea

that + some books I can't remember last 2 years. I recommend all except war of art.





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