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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #810 on: Oct 01, 2012, 12:05:54 PM »
Eh...I didn't really like that one. In fact I don't think Dune should have had any sequels. I've read most of them and none of them hold a candle to the first one in my opinion.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #811 on: Oct 01, 2012, 12:57:16 PM »
Eh...I didn't really like that one. In fact I don't think Dune should have had any sequels. I've read most of them and none of them hold a candle to the first one in my opinion.

Well, that's okay, because you're wrong.   :D
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #812 on: Oct 01, 2012, 01:10:40 PM »
In fact I don't think Dune should have had any sequels. I've read most of them and none of them hold a candle to the first one in my opinion.

I kind of agree, the first one was far superior to anything that came after. Messiah and Children are ok sequels tho, and I like God Emperor because it's so different.
Heretics and Chapterhouse are a bit of a mess tho, and I never read any of the books his son did.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #813 on: Oct 01, 2012, 04:48:00 PM »
In fact I don't think Dune should have had any sequels. I've read most of them and none of them hold a candle to the first one in my opinion.

I kind of agree, the first one was far superior to anything that came after. Messiah and Children are ok sequels tho, and I like God Emperor because it's so different.
Heretics and Chapterhouse are a bit of a mess tho, and I never read any of the books his son did.

I've read all of the his son and Kevin J Anderson's collaborations. They are not quite as good as the original works, and there are some plot points I just out right hated. I did come to very much enjoy some of the characters presented, especially Erasmus. The way Atreides and Harkonnen bad blood was shown to be ancient was also fairly intriguing to me.

But on a whole, they are inferior.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #814 on: Oct 01, 2012, 11:10:13 PM »
Yeah those ones by his Son were....yeah.


I guess I just didn't like God Emperor for the same reason Rumble liked it. Just too different from what came before.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #815 on: Oct 17, 2012, 02:26:49 AM »
Reading Dracula...like I do ever Halloween. If I timed it right I should wrap it up on or around the 31st.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #816 on: Oct 17, 2012, 03:18:09 PM »
I have yet to open it, but after all the Dune discussion here I bought Hunters of Dune last Sunday.
Figured I may as well find out how the son finishes up his father's story.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #817 on: Dec 07, 2012, 03:45:17 PM »
Merla's reading a Discworld book and she says that shit's all over the place.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #818 on: Dec 08, 2012, 12:54:06 AM »
I'm reading A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. I've seen a 100 adaptions of it, and I've owned a collection with the story in it for over a year, but am just now reading it.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #819 on: Dec 08, 2012, 03:14:14 AM »
Merla's reading a Discworld book and she says that shit's all over the place.

I've read all the Discworld novels (I've also read all the non-Discworld stuff Pratchett's written).
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #820 on: Dec 10, 2012, 03:41:11 PM »
I'm reading another novel by this guy M.R. Mathias. I wouldn't say it's the best fantasy work ever, but he self-publishes and costs on his novels are pretty low. I enjoy his stuff, currently reading Kings, Queens, Heroes and Fools.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #821 on: Dec 11, 2012, 07:57:00 PM »
Is that four books or the name of one book?

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #822 on: Dec 12, 2012, 01:04:19 PM »
Is that four books or the name of one book?

Forgive me for not including quotations. It is one book.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #823 on: Dec 20, 2012, 03:46:36 PM »
Last book I read was a Dutch book whose title loosely translates as 'Can Mosquitoes get Drunk?'.
It's a compilation of some newspaper column where people could write in all sorts of strange questions, and then the columnist would research the answer. So now I'm even more full of useless facts then I already was.


Incidentally, apparantly mosquitoes can't get drunk from drinking a drunk persons blood. But they can die from drinking the blood of a smoker

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #824 on: Dec 21, 2012, 11:38:48 PM »
Please tell me that book's available somewhere in English.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #825 on: Jan 06, 2013, 05:28:12 AM »
A book with many of Edgar Allan Poe's stories.
And goddamnit now I cant stop thinking of John Cusack as EAP every time I grab the book. fuck

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #826 on: Jan 06, 2013, 02:46:18 PM »
I'm reading The Long Earth, by Terry Pratchett and some other dude

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #827 on: Jan 08, 2013, 11:34:10 AM »
Please tell me that book's available somewhere in English.

I tried to find it, but could not.

I am now reading The Wizard and the Warlord, the third in the Wardstone trilogy. I decided I would go ahead and finish it up.

I'm also reading the Kickstarter draft rules for the newest edition of FATE.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #828 on: Jan 09, 2013, 11:06:58 AM »
Anyone read Superior Spider-Man #1? Just wondering.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #829 on: Jan 09, 2013, 12:21:59 PM »
"Not I", said the fly.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #830 on: Jan 09, 2013, 12:37:25 PM »
Heh, there was actually something in the paper about it. Something about there being much fuss about it on your side of the pond because dr octopus is now spider-man?

Maybe I'll pirate it from somewhere to see what it's about

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #831 on: Jan 09, 2013, 01:17:05 PM »
Ohhhh, yeah.  Is Superior Spider-Man #1 the first issue to come out since Spidey died-ey?

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #832 on: Jan 09, 2013, 02:22:37 PM »
Otto took over Peter's body, Peter died in Otto's body.

What the fuck, comic books, you are high.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #833 on: Jan 09, 2013, 02:22:50 PM »
Otto took over Peter's body, Peter died in Otto's body.

What the fuck, comic books, you are high.

In ten issues somehow Peter will be back.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #834 on: Jan 09, 2013, 02:32:26 PM »
Just ripped a copy from filestube, I thought it was a fun read

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #835 on: Jan 10, 2013, 09:54:08 AM »
Otto took over Peter's body, Peter died in Otto's body.

What the fuck, comic books, you are high.

In ten issues somehow Peter will be back.

He came back at the end of the first issue.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #836 on: Jan 10, 2013, 09:59:08 AM »
Wow... that was quick.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #837 on: Jan 10, 2013, 10:06:52 AM »
Yup, Marvel played us like a fiddle.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #838 on: Jan 10, 2013, 02:14:23 PM »
Remember when comics had good stories that engaged the reader, rather then cheap media deaths and events that could get them quick one time sales?

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #839 on: Jan 10, 2013, 06:23:32 PM »
Oh, do shut up, you old man.

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