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*Leisure Suit Larry is reading educational material!!*

*Wink* *Wink*
Post edited April 20, 2015 by bluesky777
Cat and Mouse by Günter Grass.
The Light Fantastic (Discworld #2) by Terry Pratchett...a little belated as I started reading it after I finished the first book in the series on 6 April...this one taking me a little longer.
Låt den rätte komma in by John Arjvide Lindqvist (Let the right one in). Not my usual pick of novel but I really enjoyed the movie. Halfway through and it's an excellent book!
Post edited 5 days ago by Segelbranth09
I was reading Fall of Giants by Ken Follett. Then my wife read some, decided she really liked it, and I'm back to Lovecraft til she finishes.

That Stalingrad book I was reading a few posts ago was excellent, by the way.
Finished Reamde (hard to put down) and am now on "Pagan Babies" by Elmore Leonard.

animalmother2105: Army at Dawn by Rick Atkinson.
I need to find the third book. Er, buy it. Already found it but didn't buy it for some dumb reason.
I FINALLY... Found. The. "Bansenshukai"!!! Translated in English! I am going to DEVOUR it!

Now, wait a second, where am i going to find rare, exotic, local ingredients to half a globe far away...?!??!!?
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe.
Wool Omnibus Edition by Hugh Howey. Also, the lady stopped by a bookstore while out with a friend yesterday, and she brought me home a copy of The Mind's Eye by Oliver Sacks, which I'll be starting tonight. :)
Just started reading "Ringworld" by Larry Niven. Haven't gotten far into it yet but so far it looks good. Louis Wu kinda reminds me of Ford from "Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy".

I also tried the first book in the "Wheel of time" series but I had to stop after reading about a third of it because there were too many things about it that annoyed me. First, I didn't like the characters. They felt a little too simplistic and cliche, they didn't feel believable to me. Second, the magic annoyed me more than I thought it would. I mean, it felt like everytime they got into real trouble then suddenly magic and the problem was solved.

I have read the "A song of ice and fire" books and liked them. They are perhaps overly dramatic in certain places but I liked the more nuanced characters and the more faction/political based conflict. So if anyone could recommend me a fantasy series more in line with "A song of ice and fire" I would be thankful. That is, the world is more "real", less good vs evil and as little magic as possible (to avoid deus ex machina situations). Well defined abilities would be ok, e.g. abilites granted by the one ring in "Lord of the rings" or skinchagers in "A song of ice and fire".
Post edited 3 days ago by rotorde