Right now, I'm working my way through all of Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels. Currently about half done with Lords and Ladies. That'll be fourteen books, and another twenty-five to go... I've already read most of them, but never all in one go. They're definitely worth rereading, though.
For people who aren't familiar with them, I'll put it this way: imagine Lord of the Rings written with the humor of Hitchhiker's guide to the Galaxy, but weirder, and oddly reflecting our world. The series was off to a kind of shaky start with the first couple of books (they were still good, mind you, but read more as a series of vaguely related short stories than a cohesive whole), but after that Pratchett really caught his stride, and hasn't let up yet.
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07-05-2012, 09:15 #111
04-06-2012, 07:22 #112
Listening to the audio book of the second Eragon novel. The extensive use of the dwarven language is pretty annoying, as well as all the "wuff" sounds, but the narrator uses a Russian accent for the dwarves, so sometimes it is funny as a small equalizer.
As my current Kindle read, I had several free crime novels, which are sometimes boring and sometimes OK.
PS: The Jussie Adler Olsen novel (see last post) did not get any better, defiantly no recommendation.
04-06-2012, 12:27 #113
I'm reading A Dance with Dragons. So far it is way better than A Feast for Crows. It follows the interesting characters, and there are once again plenty of cliffhangers. Hopefully for HBO's Game of Thrones, they will merge parts of Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons into one season. Because an entire season without Tyrion would be a dull affair, much like large parts of the previous book were.
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04-06-2012, 18:43 #114
Oh, the second Eragon book (audio books playing for hours in my flat today) features almost every stereotype about dwarves and elves - disappointing.
04-06-2012, 23:01 #115
05-06-2012, 06:23 #116
PS: Currently reading Jo Nesbo's "Panserhjerte" ("The leopard" in German) which is another "scandinavian crime novel" (the 8th one in a series of books about the same police inspector). It was a free Kindle download a while ago and so far I like it: Murders are grizzly, main character is flawed but still believable and it looks like I don't miss a lot not having read the previous books.
05-06-2012, 08:33 #117
The books get progressively worse and you can skip at least 75% of the last one without missing anything relevant to the story. If his editor had done her job and cut the irrelevant filler the story would have fit in 2 books instead of 4.
05-06-2012, 14:20 #118
06-06-2012, 12:57 #119
06-06-2012, 14:56 #120
Like Dick Justice, which was a satirized, 1970s version the first Max Payne game (starts @ ~8:50).