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Re: What literature are you reading?
« Reply #625 on: April 14, 2019, 03:41:12 AM »
Finished the first Cain series collection "Hero of the Imperium" with the 3rd book in the Cain series "The Traitor's Hand" and it was fantastic! Also, fuck Commissar Beije!

I just ordered the second Cain collection "Defender of the Imperium" with should arrive this Tuesday.
I hope Death Or Glory, Duty Calls, and Cain's Last Stand keep up the great quality the others have been.
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Re: What literature are you reading?
« Reply #626 on: April 14, 2019, 12:27:59 PM »
Finished the first Cain series collection "Hero of the Imperium" with the 3rd book in the Cain series "The Traitor's Hand" and it was fantastic! Also, fuck Commissar Beije!

I just ordered the second Cain collection "Defender of the Imperium" with should arrive this Tuesday.
I hope Death Or Glory, Duty Calls, and Cain's Last Stand keep up the great quality the others have been.

I think Traitors hand is my favourite Cain story

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Re: What literature are you reading?
« Reply #627 on: April 27, 2019, 08:29:05 PM »
I just finished the 4th book in the Cain's series (1st in the second Omnibus titled "Defender of the Imperium") "Death of Glory" where we travel back before the events of the first Omnibus' novels, to the event that made Cain famous.  "Death of Glory" is where he saves the planet of Perlia from an Orkish invasion. Boiling the story down, it was essentially a mix of Mad Max: Fury Road, Von Ryan's Express, and Brigadier Gerard. Great story telling with wonderful characters told from the point of view of Cain along with a few others of his exploits on Perlia that inadvertently made him a legend (which Cain regrets considering he would be involuntarily put into more dangerous situations because of his legend created here). 

All in all great fun!  :happy:
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Re: What literature are you reading?
« Reply #628 on: May 08, 2019, 10:54:28 AM »
I've been derelict in my audio-books and have 5 free credits on audible. Can anyone recommend a light hearted adventure tale or fun book?
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Re: What literature are you reading?
« Reply #629 on: May 08, 2019, 02:43:34 PM »
I started Honourkeeper the other day. I'm amused by the dwarf wedding ceremonies

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Re: What literature are you reading?
« Reply #630 on: May 10, 2019, 03:42:06 PM »
I started Honourkeeper the other day. I'm amused by the dwarf wedding ceremonies

I've got that on my bookshelf.  I need to get the rest of the series. 

I just started reading Reiksguard.  Finished Frankenstein and Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde.  Wanted to start Dracula but wanted something a bit lighter first.
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« Reply #631 on: May 10, 2019, 06:57:39 PM »
Finished Frankenstein and Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde.  Wanted to start Dracula but wanted something a bit lighter first.

OOO! What did you think about Frankenstein?

Also Dracula is pretty dark so its probably good that you're reading something lighter first. I listened to the audio book and they had different voice actors voice the different PoV chapters. Tim Curry was Van Helsing. My dad tried reading it while working graveyard shift at a hotel but never finished it because the book started bleeding into his dreams. So you know its good.
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« Reply #632 on: May 11, 2019, 01:14:34 PM »
To elaborate on what I said earlier. I had a chuckle when I read the dwarf marriage ceremonies require the groom to wrap his beard around the bride [as though he's trying to mummify her with it] and the bride is literally worth her weight in gold. As dwarf's prefer 'big' girls; this can be very expensive.

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Re: What literature are you reading?
« Reply #633 on: May 12, 2019, 11:08:49 PM »
Just finished the The First Law trilogy. Not a terribly original setting, but a tight story neatly wrapped up with deep characters and a cynical, amoral tone throughout it. Not a hint of sloppy, expedient, or lazy writing.
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Re: What literature are you reading?
« Reply #634 on: May 13, 2019, 04:49:39 PM »
OOO! What did you think about Frankenstein?

It's so different to any movie adaptation I've ever seen.  It was kind of slow in parts, but I think it fit the theme of Victor being the wiener he was.  He was a pretty despicable character.  Felt bad for the monster for a while and then he too turned despicable.  Only people I felt for was the family in the end.
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« Reply #635 on: May 14, 2019, 11:03:51 PM »
Now the dwarves are tossing anvils. What next? round bombs with large fuses?

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Re: What literature are you reading?
« Reply #636 on: May 15, 2019, 12:30:19 AM »
A Brightness long Ago released today. I have two copies and going to writers conference next week and can't wait for Guy Gabriel Kay to read from it. I'm actually going to wait to read it so I can hear him first.

I'm probably more excited for this than is healthy. Favorite author-new book.
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Re: What literature are you reading?
« Reply #637 on: May 15, 2019, 01:27:56 AM »
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Re: What literature are you reading?
« Reply #638 on: May 17, 2019, 01:24:53 PM »
I finished "Duty Calls" which is the second book of the second Cain volume "Defender of the Imperium." It was pretty good. Felt like it started weak and I had a "here we go again" attitude at first what with the beginning seeming to be a bit like "For The Emperor" until the second assassination attempt and the Sisters showing up. I quite liked it and Kasteen's concern and reserved affection of Cain is rather adorable.  It was also cool to see Cain do some investigating. If I was to rate the Cain books so far I'd rate it thusly:

The Traitor's Hand
Death Or Glory
For The Emperor
Caves of Ice
Duty Calls

Although I'd rate Duty Calls and Caves of Ice about the same, Caves of Ice had a certain claustrophobic air to it that I liked. The short stories sprinkled around in the first volume do really help fill you in to the stories too and I understand why they structured the volumes that way.



In the way of Audiobooks: I am putting down Le Morte D'Arthur for now as I need a break from it. I picked up 1984 yesterday and listened to the first chapter on my way in to work today.  Great stuff. The first chapter seems like a short story in and of itself. I may want to re-listen to it as my mind was tuning it out and racing off on its own as I was dozing off on the train (not out of boredom, I just don't sleep well as of late). I rewound it a few times but still want to re-listen to it before I continue. I am fascinated by the world Winston lives in and although I have heard Orwellian and 1984 thrown around a lot and understand their meaning, along with watching videos talking about the book, the first chapter is just full of excellent prose and story telling.
"Find him, bind him, tie him to a pole and break his fingers to splinters. Drag him to a hole until he wakes up, naked, clawing at the ceiling of his grave."- Mother in "The Mariner's Revenge Song" to her son.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPAr7kL-