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Offline Ali the Baseball Cat

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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #175: December 02, 2011, 06:30:13 PM »
Tolkien fought at the Somme in 1916, which probably did much to shape the LOTR battles.

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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #176: December 02, 2011, 06:50:01 PM »
The GRRM books are total page turners. They don't drag for me.

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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #177: December 02, 2011, 06:54:20 PM »
The GRRM books are total page turners. They don't drag for me.

That's you, my opinion differs. I enjoyed the books very much, they just got slow to me at times. Not as bad as Tolkien, but still slow.

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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #178: December 02, 2011, 07:13:54 PM »
I like Tolkien but I read Milton so make of it what you will.

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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #179: December 02, 2011, 07:32:48 PM »
I'm basing my dislike of Tolkein on the LotR series.  The Hobbit was OK I guess.  Haven't read / don't know if he has any other novels.

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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #180: December 02, 2011, 07:35:45 PM »
THIS THREAD US FULL OF HERETICS

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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #181: December 03, 2011, 05:05:07 PM »
George RR Martin or Tolkien.

Thanks advice, I' loving game of.thrones

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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #182: December 03, 2011, 05:50:02 PM »
Due to an emergency at work, I get to work a 12 hour overnight shift.  On a Saturday.  If I am to survive the night, I'm going to need something to read.  So, what can I get on my kindle to read tonight?  Something that's fairly fast paced, on amazon.com for kindle, and fairly cheap (less than say $15).

I like sci-fi and fantasy stuffs.  If GRRM guy is good, what's the book to start with?

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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #183: December 03, 2011, 05:52:41 PM »
Game of thrones is 8.99

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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #184: December 03, 2011, 05:55:23 PM »
Isn't there more than one?  Are they named "book one" or something that I will know which to start with?

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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #185: December 03, 2011, 05:56:45 PM »
That's book one of I think four

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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #186: December 03, 2011, 06:05:50 PM »
Ah.  The series is called "A Song of Fire and Ice" and the first book is "A Game of Thrones". There is a bundle pack for $29.99 that includes the first 4 books.  Are they that good?

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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #187: December 03, 2011, 06:17:45 PM »
I'm just into book 1 it's good

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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #188: December 03, 2011, 07:02:27 PM »
Try Amazon Kindles's free books; they have a number of good suspense/mystery. They frequently will have the 1st of a series for free, so you'll buy the others when you finish. I recommend the Inspector Rebus series- Fleshmarket Alley and A Question of Blood are good and free!.

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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #189: December 03, 2011, 09:41:58 PM »
Checking out the free sample of A Game of Thrones now.  Kind of struggling to get a grasp of all these characters that keep getting thrown at me so far, but I'm kind of liking it.  About 40% through the sample.

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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #190: December 03, 2011, 09:56:39 PM »
Reading "The Whore of Akron".

Pretty sure MDS is the ghost writer of the book. Haven't confirmed it yet.

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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #191: December 03, 2011, 10:27:30 PM »
Ah.  The series is called "A Song of Fire and Ice" and the first book is "A Game of Thrones". There is a bundle pack for $29.99 that includes the first 4 books.  Are they that good?

It's actually Ice and Fire, even though it seems counter-intuitive to me.

Yesh, they are that good IMO.

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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #192: December 03, 2011, 10:30:01 PM »
64% through the sample.  Um.  Is this dude fondling his sister? ಠ_ಠ

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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #193: December 03, 2011, 10:38:51 PM »
Orson Scott Card.

His latest series, Mithermages is pretty good so far.

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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #194: December 03, 2011, 10:56:43 PM »
Ok this dude is definitely freaked up.  Waking the dragon WTF is this crap :lol:

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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #195: December 03, 2011, 11:30:35 PM »
Ok, finished the sample.  Now, to buy the bundle or the single books or the bundle.  The bundle is $6 cheaper but it's one huge file instead of an easy way to buy the 4 books separate.  And WTF, why is the kindle edition more than the paperbacks?  That's kind of a rip off.

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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #196: December 04, 2011, 12:28:09 AM »
Reading "The Whore of Akron".

Pretty sure MDS is the ghost writer of the book. Haven't confirmed it yet.


You're not the only person I know that's said that. 

I've also been accused of ghost writing this:

http://www.amazon.com/Workflow-Data-Analysis-Using-Stata/dp/1597180475/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1322976407&sr=8-5

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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #197: December 04, 2011, 01:03:20 PM »
Rebus is great.  The Devil's Star by Jo Nesbo is also good...kind of a Norwegian Rebus.

Try Amazon Kindles's free books; they have a number of good suspense/mystery. They frequently will have the 1st of a series for free, so you'll buy the others when you finish. I recommend the Inspector Rebus series- Fleshmarket Alley and A Question of Blood are good and free!.


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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #198: December 04, 2011, 01:42:49 PM »




older book....just finished.....outstanding.





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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #199: December 18, 2011, 09:48:43 PM »
Allanon is a freaking bad ass.