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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby Major Rawne » Tue May 15, 2018 12:57 pm

Duke_Leto wrote:Ah a fellow boltholer who is behind the curve on the HH like me! Though truly admire you switching between books (can't do that myself).

I am currently reading Path of Heaven and I agree, very good so far. Chris Wraight seems to be very good at tying together various threads from other books and giving the reader the "state of the universe" without it feeling shoehorned in.

As I said above I am on an HH MMPB binge. Pharos was pretty good. It is harder to say about the anthologies (War Without End and Eye of Terra) as I find myself choosing to only read those shorts that appealed rather than all of them. The novella Aurelian was awesome (yep very behind the curve for me as never bought any novella).


Aye that's me, Mr slow. It's my reading goal for this year to get caught up on the heresy in at least MMPB. The particularly bad thing is that I bought up to Master of Mankind from Deathfire in Hardback then watched them collect dust.

As for reading more than one book at a time, it's not normally something I do as I can't particularly focus on more than the one. However it's easy enough with an anthology as you can just read a story here and there. I still have Magos running in the background for just that reason.

With all that being said I have just Grey Angel to read in The Silent War and that will be another one down. Of particular enjoyment was Ghosts Speak Not, some really wonderful early faction building going on.
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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby Chun the Unavoidable » Wed May 16, 2018 8:26 pm

Now about Hiero's Journey, by Sterling E Lanier. I'd never heard of this until very recently. Apparently, it's good.
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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby Aristedes Colettas » Thu May 17, 2018 12:52 am

Finished Path of The Warrior by Gav Thorpe. What a great read.

Great depiction of Eldar emotions that are the same as any human would have. My favourite line was when one of the Eldar said he will follow a different path the Path of the Idiot. Not too much action other than the frenetic battle with the Imperium. Loved the brief appearance of the Phoenix Lords and the Phantom Titan. If only we humans can live longer and experience different paths in life. (I should stop before the Inquisition shows up).

Now going back to the Horus Heresy Book 39 – Praetorian Of Dorn by John French
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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby Rob P » Fri May 18, 2018 7:38 pm

Reading Ron Chernow's Alexander Hamilton. Beast of a book. Really interesting and comprehensive so far.
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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby Therion » Tue May 22, 2018 3:25 am

Anaïs Nin diaries 1931-1934. I realised how much I missed her writing during the last years, or perhaps last decade.
Someone like myself but so different, somewhat twisted. It's interesting to read her writing about herself, about her friends, while comparing myself to her.
Feeling the kinship and alienation at the same time. I'm much sharper around the edges with flashes of ""peculiarly cruel way of seeing," resembling the insensitive lens of a camera", and also fiercely dedicated to a sort of purity that sets me apart.
It's weird to read such familiar thoughts and then a moment later see degeneracy, cigarettes smoked one after another and desire to become corrupt.

I feel more like myself reading her diary, something that likes of Dan Abnett and Graham McNeil would never offer to me. I think that the closest thing to a genuine writing of my kin in Wh40k is Ian Watson, with his wicked playfulness and daring to include love and passion in his writing.

Reading about her relations with people that surround her, it's interesting to note that even a twisted individual like herself is much more human and generous than 99% of people I encountered in my life.
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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby Major Rawne » Tue May 22, 2018 12:18 pm

The Silent War is done. Corax is also done, and what a mighty fine bunch of stories it was.

Still plodding the way through Angels of Caliban. So far it's been great, particularly the story on Caliban.
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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby Chun the Unavoidable » Sat May 26, 2018 3:32 pm

And now I'm reading The Rediscovery of Man, by Cordwainer Smith - the first thing of his I think I've read. From what I can gather, I should expect some glorious strangeness.
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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby Xisor » Sun May 27, 2018 11:37 am

Finished up "Trollslayer". Some really lovely little stories in it. G&F shorts make for a difficult anthology, by their nature being somewhat similar to one another, but the creativity therein is really endearing.

More, I think I've got used to the "rhyming poetry"of the structure - there's something faintly comforting, almost cosy murder-mystery, about how the whole thing will unfold and resolve.

I think that similarity used to irritate me a touch, but now I find it very... soothing.

More conservative with old age?

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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby Rob P » Sun May 27, 2018 7:09 pm

Extracted by RR Haywood. About 1/3 into this first book in the trilogy.

Premise is interesting. Some of the plot points are an uncomfortable read but other bits of dialogue are quite funny.

The author switches POV a lot without line break which is a little fiddly to follow in places.
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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby Major Rawne » Tue May 29, 2018 12:05 pm

Stayed up way too late to finish Praetorian of Dorn but it was totally worth it. Interestingly enough whilst I had heard a lot about what happens in the book it still surprised me with how it actually all played out, especially after the setup in the prologue. The ending has left me with a whole raft of questions. It also took till the end to twig what the title was all about, and then realise how obvious it all was.

Next up is the dive into Master of Mankind. Hopefully this keeps up the trend of good Heresy novels.
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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby Chun the Unavoidable » Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:00 pm

Now letting Ramsay Campbell under my skin again with The Long Lost.
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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby Fenris » Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:14 pm

Reading Astrophysics for People in a Hurry,shame on me it's the first book i manage to pick up in way too long
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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby Xisor » Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:00 pm

I am, for the first time, reading "Skavenslayer". Dear God, it is brilliant. Or perhaps it's been too long since I read some Skaven. Possibly both. Thanquol's note currently has filled my mind almost to the brim with no room for anything else, possibly ever.

Frends be warned!
Evil ratmen of the trecherus skaven clan Skryre - may they be poxed forever, espeshully that wicked feend Heskit Wan Eye - plan to attack the Colledge of Ingineering this nite during the dark of the moon. They wish to steel your secrets for their own nefare-i-us porpoises. You must stop them or they will be wan step closer to conquering the surface world,
Yoor frend.


It took me a long time to seriously try getting into the Warhammer World. 'Thorgrim' was good, but the pain was still raw. Now?

Slayers stone for broken oaths, for shame, and there was a big shame that happened to the WW. Maybe it's time to atone?

Anyway: here's also some slayers. Including a woman.

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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby Major Rawne » Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:34 am

Finished Master of Mankind last night. Going to take a bit of careful thought on this one to figure out what I think of it. Whilst it's superbly written it felt like something was missing from it. Anyway apart from the Betrayal at Calth i'm now all out of Heresy to read :( .

Up next is a move away from BL with Binary/System by Eric Brown.
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