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Re: What literature are you reading?
« Reply #600 on: January 01, 2019, 01:05:00 PM »
About Pratchett. His sense of humour leaves me with the belief he is one of the funniest writers that was. Almost every page makes me laugh at something. He has the human nature of things completely. Pompousness, pride, greed, beliefs, preconceptions and he just rips them all. Utterly brilliant.
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Re: What literature are you reading?
« Reply #601 on: January 02, 2019, 10:58:26 AM »
I read Lud-in-the-mist on Neil Gaiman's recommendation and it was excellent
I don't care about the rules.

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Re: What literature are you reading?
« Reply #602 on: January 03, 2019, 01:03:41 AM »
Crime & Punishment; a convict storey.
Its a reproduction of the only known and surviving journal kept by a convict. Ward; the fellow who kept the journal seems [or should I say 'seemed'] to suffer from the same sort of entitlement and victim blaming seen so much on modern day police shows. Whenever he does something horrible its 'society's' fault.
Ward was nothing more than a waste of skin. Yet without him this insight into convict life wouldn't exist.

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Re: What literature are you reading?
« Reply #603 on: January 03, 2019, 02:34:31 AM »
Just finished Eric/Faust. Was a short story that seemed to just end in the middle of a story. Was very funny until I ran out of story and book. Very weird.
Now to find troll bridge.

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Re: What literature are you reading?
« Reply #604 on: January 23, 2019, 12:12:38 PM »
Sigvald
What's the deal with Slaanesh enthusiasts and depraved snake demons?

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Re: What literature are you reading?
« Reply #605 on: January 26, 2019, 07:05:46 PM »
The Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas Preston.

Also West of the Revolution: An Uncommon History of 1776 by Claudio Saunt

Fiction about the French and Indian war:
The Constable's Tale by Donald Smith

World War II:
 The Thirty-One Kings. A Richard Hannay Thriller  by Robert J. Harris
An interesting thing about this one is that the author is credited as the author of the game Talisman....not sure which version.
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Re: What literature are you reading?
« Reply #606 on: January 28, 2019, 05:49:22 PM »
Oh, he's the original creator of Talisman back in the old old days.  He was some sort of contractor or something and wrote the rules.  Eventually GW bought him out  All the unique concepts are his.  The collaboration of artwork and theme that into Talisman went a long way to fixing GW's style that is still around today. 
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« Reply #607 on: February 02, 2019, 06:42:50 PM »
Thanks.  I foolishly sold my copy of the game a couple of moves ago...

Also read The Judge Hunter by Christopher Buckley.  Excellent historical novel in which the hero searches New England for the last surviving 'judges' of Charles I.
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Re: What literature are you reading?
« Reply #608 on: February 02, 2019, 07:36:07 PM »
Did a last surviving "judge" of Charles I actually live in New England?
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Re: What literature are you reading?
« Reply #609 on: February 03, 2019, 11:41:35 AM »
Reading more Pratchett. This time the second novel about Tiffany Aching - A hat full of sky
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Re: What literature are you reading?
« Reply #610 on: February 03, 2019, 12:54:06 PM »
More Pratchett as well.
The Last Continent
The Last Hero
Unseen Achademicals

And also the new gaunts ghosts - The Anarch

The last hero turned out to be a audible book. The first time I’ve had that experience. Would but it on going to sleep and at least half a dozen times fell asleep maybe 10 mins in. Would have to find the spot again and try again.

Mathi Alfblut Feb 4,2017
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Re: What literature are you reading?
« Reply #611 on: February 03, 2019, 04:47:12 PM »
What did you think of ones like Last Continent or Last Hero? Last Hero is a bit different considering its a picture book usually.

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Re: What literature are you reading?
« Reply #612 on: February 03, 2019, 05:07:21 PM »
The Last Hero is glorious! Illustrations are ever welcome, and it's Pratchett narrative through and through. Most inspiring book. :)

I've just finished reading Ammianus Marcellinus' Res Gestae in English and am following up on it by reading this densely detailed exposition of Sassanid Persia versus Rome.

Got Ernst Jünger's Storm of Steel and Guy Haley's Dark Imperium awaiting a resuming of reading on the bedside table.

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Re: What literature are you reading?
« Reply #613 on: February 03, 2019, 07:06:56 PM »
Did a last surviving "judge" of Charles I actually live in New England?

 John Dixwell, Edward Whalley and William Goffe, did in fact flee to New England and evaded capture.  The book includes some place names that are associated with legends of the hiding places used by the fugitives.  The Judge Hunter only deals with Whalley and Goffe.
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Re: What literature are you reading?
« Reply #614 on: February 03, 2019, 09:22:44 PM »
What did you think of ones like Last Continent or Last Hero? Last Hero is a bit different considering its a picture book usually.

Loved last continent
Last hero is an audio book. I wasn’t paying too much attention when I bought it but have enjoyed it. I think feanar listens to them in the car sometimes so I think I will try that. Fell asleep a lot listening and finding the spot were I left off was hard
Mathi Alfblut Feb 4,2017
Simple, You gut the bastard with your sword, the viking way.
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Re: What literature are you reading?
« Reply #615 on: February 07, 2019, 03:53:03 PM »
Eric Idle's book Bright Side of Life

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Re: What literature are you reading?
« Reply #616 on: February 09, 2019, 12:38:01 PM »
I just picked up 'Choose your enemies'. Looking forward to it :smile2: