GoA was good, EoD was awesome.
Currently reading Black House by Stephen King & Peter Straub /bored
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I refuse to read books based on videogames.
I've been reading way too little anyway, bought game of thrones part 1, but i've been stuck in the last story of Tales of H.P. Lovecraft for about a month now :/ Also bought The Complete Chronicles of Conan a while ago, haven't started that either.
Setting aside my dismissal of fiction for a moment, I'd consider getting into Lovecraft for real, but I understand his works are of very uneven quality.
-Where to start, what's the seminal work(s) and so on?
Just finished Ghosts of Ascalon, great book.
Going to read Edge of Destiny now, I expect it to be better
Alan Moore's Neonomicon
Not as confusing as the League novels, not as crazily researched as From Hell and not close to the masterpieces that are Watchmen & V for Vendetta.
Brears and Lamper, two young and cocky FBI agents, investigate a fresh series of ritual murders somehow tied to the final undercover assignment of Aldo Sax –the once golden boy of the Bureau, now a convicted killer and inmate of a maximum security prison. From their interrogation of Sax (where he spoke exclusively in inhuman tongues) to a related drug raid on a seedy rock club rife with arcane symbols and otherworldly lyrics, they suspect that they are on the trail of something awful… but nothing can prepare them for the creeping insanity and unspeakable terrors they will face in the small harbor town of Innsmouth.
Moore mixes his works (again less sex & more story telling would have been preferred) with the Lovecraft mythology very well. Jacen Burrows drawings are not really my style but it fits the novel.
I still recommend this graphic novel as a sneak peek into the Lovecraftian mindset.
I finished Slaughterhouse Five a week or two ago; it was good. Not amazing, but a good read. Blew through Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep pretty quickly. Currently reading Inside the Outside and enjoying it immensely (Kindle edition is only a buck!).
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I am about 25% (*eyes Kindle progress bar*) into "A Dance with Dragons" (Nr. 5) from the Song of Ice & Fire /Game of Thrones series and it is kind of boring.... well not really, but after you have read the amazing part 2 & 3 this fifth books picks up with the same pace as book #4 did. Book 5 covers the same time line as book 4, finally dealing with Daenerys, Jon & Tyrion, but so far nothing exciting has happened.
Martin has too many POV characters and he opens up even new locations from chapter to chapter (it's the free cities now and the area between them and "Dany's place".
PS: As a side note. During "A Game of Thrones" and the beginning of the second book Daenerys and the Dothraki went from Pentos to Quarth in almost no time, yet the distances featured in A Dance with Dragons makes you wonder how on earth the moved there so fast, as other characters traveller for a very very long time compared to Dany.