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Offline Artobans Ghost

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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.
Mathi Alfblut Feb 4,2017
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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.

Mathi Alfblut Feb 4,2017
Simple, You gut the bastard with your sword, the viking way.
Questions?

Mathi Alfblut Dec 9,2017
Get a binge of Yule ale, roasted boar and some proper axes and we will ALL be happy again!

GP Aug 8, 2019
Can we just take a hammer to it, smash it into little bits.

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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?

Offline Von Kurst

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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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Offline Dihenydd

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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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Offline Von Kurst

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Re: What literature are you reading?
« 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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Offline Artobans Ghost

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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
Simple, You gut the bastard with your sword, the viking way.
Questions?

Mathi Alfblut Dec 9,2017
Get a binge of Yule ale, roasted boar and some proper axes and we will ALL be happy again!

GP Aug 8, 2019
Can we just take a hammer to it, smash it into little bits.

Offline Gankom

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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.

Offline Von Kurst

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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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Offline Artobans Ghost

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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.
Questions?

Mathi Alfblut Dec 9,2017
Get a binge of Yule ale, roasted boar and some proper axes and we will ALL be happy again!

GP Aug 8, 2019
Can we just take a hammer to it, smash it into little bits.

Offline brr-icy

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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:

Offline Feanor Fire Heart

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Re: What literature are you reading?
« Reply #617 on: March 06, 2019, 08:55:58 PM »
Picked le morte d'arthur back up. Seems like a bit of a slog now. Like its all filler episodes. One of my favorite knights just died game of thrones style.

I am thinking of picking up Good Omen after this. The trailer for the show looks interesting.
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Offline Von Kurst

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Re: What literature are you reading?
« Reply #618 on: March 16, 2019, 06:26:15 PM »
Books with the word 'red' in the title, read in the last few months

The Red Ribbon by H. B. Lyle--Sherlock Holmes and the birth of the British Secret Service
Red Sky at Noon by Simon Sebag Montefiore--WWII Russian cavalry
Red Winter by Dan Smith--1920 Russian revolution
Something Red by Douglas Nicholas--werefoxes!

I googled books with the word 'red' in the title and none of these books appeared in the search...

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Re: What literature are you reading?
« Reply #619 on: March 19, 2019, 11:54:54 AM »
Nearly finished Choose your enemies
Ciaphus and Amberly have been arguing over uniform colours [white and black or blue and gold] I guess even by the 41st millennium the internet hasn't forgotten anything

Offline Feanor Fire Heart

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Re: What literature are you reading?
« Reply #620 on: March 22, 2019, 02:47:32 AM »
Speaking of those two, I just finished "For the Emperor" and it was quite the treat!  :::cheers:::
"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.

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Offline Feanor Fire Heart

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Re: What literature are you reading?
« Reply #621 on: March 31, 2019, 07:07:04 PM »
Reading "Caves of Ice" another Cain novel in the volume I have. I came across this paragraph at the very end of chapter 3:

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'I haven't a clue' I admitted, scooping up my laspistol up from the floor where I had fallen.  As I did I noticed a thick smear of ichor on the ice. The sight cheered me remarkably, not least because if I'd managed to wound the creature it was unlikely to come back for a while. 'But it bleeds.' I thrust my sidearm back into the holster on my belt with a sense of grim satisfaction. 'And if it bleeds, we can kill it.'

"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.

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Re: What literature are you reading?
« Reply #622 on: April 02, 2019, 02:21:06 PM »
Been listening to The Blade Itself on audiobook. A lot of witty characterisation and Gilliam-esque imagery.
I agree with the inhumane treatment of animals.

Offline Finlay

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Re: What literature are you reading?
« Reply #623 on: April 02, 2019, 04:24:44 PM »
i loved that series.
I don't care about the rules.

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Offline Feanor Fire Heart

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Re: What literature are you reading?
« Reply #624 on: April 05, 2019, 12:23:56 AM »
Question about the Cain series. All of the cover art shows him with a bolt pistol. The novels always says he has his trusted laspistol. Does he ever upgrade to the bolt pistol or is it like a permanent thing for the artists to give him the bolt pistol?
"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-