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The Robert E. Howard Omnibus: 99 Collected Stories.
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F1ach: Just started Titus Groan, yesterday, got the three books for my Kindle, havent read them since I was a teenager, a great series :)
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Charon121: Someone else knows about it? Yay! Isn't it the most decadent and dessicated prose ever written? :D
Yeah, the language is pretty awesome :)
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the_bard: The Club Dumas by Arturo Pérez-Reverte. Very good if you're into books in general as it is a book about books. Polanski's "The Ninth Gate" is based on this.
Great author, have read almost all his works.

Splitter by Sebastian Fitzek.
Finished reading At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft. One of the books that "made me", and that I should reread more often.
Roger Zelazny - A Night in Lonesome October.

Couldn't get this book for a long time. Enjoying it very much, thanks to Kindle.
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Charon121: "Gormenghast", by Mervyn Peake. A criminally overlooked book.
Totally agree - though I aven't read that since around the time the TV series was made.

Currently I'm re-reading Perdido St. Station by China Mieville - though reading an e-copy on a mobile phone kind of ruins it.
I just picked up Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey, looks like its gonna be great.
I have way too many books that I'm reading at the same time (just like my tendency to play too many games concurrently; it appears to be a bad habit of mine):

The Schrödinger's Cat Trilogy - Robert Anton Wilson
A Song of Ice and Fire: A Dance With Dragons - George R.R. Martin
In Search of Lost Time: Swann's Way - Marcel Proust
Angels in America - Tony Kushner
The Citadel of the Autarch - Gene Wolfe
For Whom the Bell Tolls - Ernest Hemingway

As well as a few miscellaneous physics, psychology and programming books.

I can heartily recommend The Schrödinger's Cat Trilogy and also The Illuminatus! Trilogy (likewise written by Robert Anton Wilson along with Robert Shea) which I just finished reading. It's a bit like taking a mind bending, twisting and expanding hallucinogen while chatting to a conspiracy theorist and listening to heavy metal. With a healthy dose of satire and humour thrown in.
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shadowmirage: I can heartily recommend The Schrödinger's Cat Trilogy and also The Illuminatus! Trilogy (likewise written by Robert Anton Wilson along with Robert Shea) which I just finished reading. It's a bit like taking a mind bending, twisting and expanding hallucinogen while chatting to a conspiracy theorist and listening to heavy metal. With a healthy dose of satire and humour thrown in.
More R.A.W!

Yes!
I'm still trying to convince friends as to why they should pick up Illuminatus! trilogy and I think you've summed it up nicely!
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F1ach: Just started Titus Groan, yesterday, got the three books for my Kindle, havent read them since I was a teenager, a great series :)
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Charon121: Someone else knows about it? Yay! Isn't it the most decadent and dessicated prose ever written? :D
Read Titus Groan some years back, but lost the trilogy in one of my moves and never got around to reading the other two books. It was actually one of the first novels I read in English, which made the experience a little bit frustrating because the language is so elaborate, but I loved the style and the originality of the world and its extravagant characters. I didn't know it was available as an ebook, I might buy it again and finish it at some point.
Reading:

≈ Martin's Dance with Dragons, 120 pages in;
≈ Hobb's The Golden Fool, 250 pages in;
≈ Scalzi's The Last Colony, 2/3 through;
≈ Asimov's Caves of Steel, no idea where I am there.

Hobb's book is... decent. Readable, but not much more.

To say that everything else is mediocre so far is a kindness.


I have to say that Scalzi's The Ghost Brigades, the book that comes before The Last Colony (Old Man's War Trilogy) was to me an excellent read. Recommendable to everyone who likes some depth to SF.
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Charon121: Someone else knows about it? Yay! Isn't it the most decadent and dessicated prose ever written? :D
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Andanzas: Read Titus Groan some years back, but lost the trilogy in one of my moves and never got around to reading the other two books. It was actually one of the first novels I read in English, which made the experience a little bit frustrating because the language is so elaborate, but I loved the style and the originality of the world and its extravagant characters. I didn't know it was available as an ebook, I might buy it again and finish it at some point.
It is availabe in ebook format and there is also an illustrated version if memory serves me correctly.
R.A.Salvatore - The Spine of the World (Legend of Drizzt Part XII)

This book seems to be the dropping point of the series. I enjoyed the previous books a lot.
Just finished reading Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein. Now I'm reading The Forever War by Joe Haldeman.
Post edited December 08, 2012 by sauvignon1
Almost finished with A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole. Definitely a new favourite of mine.