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Oh ok. Then.. I'll get round to it some point, but won't rush out and buy it today.
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Cragchops: Read Joe Abercrombie. You might like it .
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Cragchops: Read Joe Abercrombie. You might like it .
No time. :no: Maybe after my Masters/PhD when I'm on maternity leave :p:

Really enjoying Captain's Fury, btw. Just trying to hurry and finish it so I can get on with the stuff I should be doing :o:
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Heheh, I've read two books in two days.

Back to old habits .

I can't wait till Princep's Fury... it's going to be so damn good.
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Heheh, I've read two books in two days.

Back to old habits .
I left that life behind in South Africa :bawling: We've been through this before, though :p: Perhaps I should just excommunicate the odd 50 people, and read instead of emailing :dontknow:
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I can't wait till Princep's Fury... it's going to be so damn good.
Sure it will be
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Lol, we have? My memory only goes from bad to worse... but then again, it's been a while since we chatted .

And damn right you're sure :p:.
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Just finished "Nation" by Terry Pratchett. At first I thought it was a little slow, but I wasn't getting what the book is about.

The plot is subsidiary to this book. It is a good plot, it is Pratchett after all, but this book is really a series of rhapsodic musings on life, death, religion, science, hope, despair, the descent or ascent of man (to quote him from a different book) and so on. At the end of the book he puts a caveat: "thinking. This book has some. The rest is on your end". Something like that.

It is designed for children rather than adults, but it is profound, brilliantly written and immensely enjoyable. Read it now
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this thread makes me want to go finish reading:

Spoiler:
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the catcher in the rye
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Demon_AS
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Heard of it, but never read it.

I'm not into classics :no:.
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Well, I'm keeping my word and **** ing my way through another book - 'Tortilla Curtain' by a something Doyle, I can't remember, I'll go and check in the morning. :p:
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Catcher in the Rye :puke:
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I finished The Unbearable Lightness of Being. Very thought-provoking book.
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ahq
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'The Tortilla Curtain' by T. Coraghessan Boyle is what I'm ****ing through. Great book so far, a realist representation of the lives of Mexican immigrants in the USA.
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I've just finished book four of Julia Gray's Guardian Cycle.

Quitre enjoying it, 'cept I read the last few chapters too quickly, and thus seemed to have missed a lot of the detail. Is anyone else familiar with that feeling?!
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(Original post by ukebert)
Catcher in the Rye :puke:

:ditto: :ninja:
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(Original post by Demon_AS)
I've just finished book four of Julia Gray's Guardian Cycle.

Quitre enjoying it, 'cept I read the last few chapters too quickly, and thus seemed to have missed a lot of the detail. Is anyone else familiar with that feeling?!
Yeah, when I get that feeling, I read the whole thing over again, whether I want to or not. Its like a ritual, almost, from which I can't break free!

I haven't heard of this 'Guardian' series. Whats it about?
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I just re-read the last fifty pages or so.

Good enough!

It's about a prophecy that promises the birth of a great hero in a world where the four moons and their cycles decide everything - when the four moons allign, great and mysterious things happens, and the next cycle (it only happens once every 75 years) the birth of a great hero is foretold. However... on that fateful night, the awaited prince turns out to be one of a twin... so which one is the hero? One of the twins is hideously crippled and sent away at birth, as the mother (and queen) is so shocked.

So, it's basically about this prophecy.
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And let me guess - This crippled twin turns out to be the hero?

Alternatively, he is an evil twin.

If its neither of those, then this writer is pretty good and creative. I'll then look for this series.
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:dontknow:

I'm almost half way through the fifth book, and while it's pretty obvious that the crippled twin is a force for "good" and the whole one is pretty destructive, I still don't know what's going to happen in the end. It's... a very ambiguous plot. Fun, though .
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Five volumes? Wow, I can't think of stuff to fill that out based on what you've told me ....
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