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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 4, 2011 7:31:10 AM PDT
Yeah, I checked Dragonmount and Brandon is really putting in extra effort and it's going to be next year sometime :/

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 4, 2011 8:06:41 AM PDT
Anjel says:
I'd agree, it's not my favorite in the series, but it certainly laid a lot of groundwork to upcoming plotlines. Considering we're, what, 12 books in... I'm glad it's still pretty solid.

Posted on Oct 4, 2011 8:07:36 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 4, 2011 8:11:06 AM PDT
StriderNeo15 says:
I'm reading the Wheel of Time again in preparation for the final book.

About halfway through The Fires of Heaven now.

edit: Ninja'd by Punk?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 4, 2011 8:13:48 AM PDT
He's maintained a good streak of consistently good books. I think Changes was just gonna be a hard act to follow.

Posted on Oct 4, 2011 8:25:37 AM PDT
RJMacReady says:
Free Step by Step X Clamp Fix instructions for the X Box 360. My brother in law lent me his RROD'ed 360.

Posted on Oct 4, 2011 8:35:52 AM PDT
Currently finishing up The Gypsy Morph (Genesis of Shannara Trilogy), third in the series. Got the first in the series for only $.99 & it hooked me enough to buy the other two in the series.

Next up is Mistborn: The Final Empire (Mistborn, Book 1), which I scored for $2.99 the other day. Been wanting to read that series for a while & getting the first one cheaply is incentive to go ahead and start it.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 4, 2011 8:40:27 AM PDT
Esteban says:
Do the John Rain books get better? I read the first one and kinda liked it but not enough to order the rest...

Posted on Oct 4, 2011 8:48:23 AM PDT
Esteban says:
I love the Mistborn series, Brandon Sanderson is now one of my favorite authors. I just finished Warbreaker which I absolutely loved.

Currently reading A Calculus of Angels from The Age of Unreason series, which I have to admit that halfway through the 1st book I thought the concept was kinda dumb, but now I love it. Next one will probably be the 3rd from the Rai Kirah series by Carol Berg.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 5, 2011 7:05:58 AM PDT
Anjel says:
I do think that they got better. If you liked the action and the descriptive world that Eisler likes to paint, then I think you'd enjoy them. Personally, I think the story arc peaked in book 3 and 4, but you would definitely need to read 2 to keep pace with the personal story of Rain. The secondary characters really start adding to the overall story.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 5, 2011 8:04:08 AM PDT
That's one of the best books I've ever read. Seriously amazing writing. I'm jealous...I wish I could go back and read that one again for the first time.

Posted on Oct 5, 2011 8:06:03 AM PDT
I just read these forums - bar none - the best reading entertainment around from 9a-5p

Posted on Oct 5, 2011 8:10:03 AM PDT
I just finished reading Ernest Hemingway's "A Movable Feast". I'd always wanted to read that book, but always said that I wouldn't read it until I got the chance to go to Paris, which I finally did this past summer. I'm glad I waited.

I'm going to read "The Hunger Games" next just to see what all the hype is about, before starting another Thomas Pynchon book.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 5, 2011 8:11:33 AM PDT
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Kirksnowsion says:
I'll be moving on Hunger Games next for the exact same reason. And I'd like to read it in case I ever plan on seeing the movie.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 5, 2011 8:11:44 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 5, 2011 8:12:28 AM PDT
StriderNeo15 says:
Is it really that good?

I started it, but found it pretty boring.

Maybe I'll give it another shot once I'm caught up on WoT again.

edit: Kirk - did you ever get around to checking out the Children of Men book?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 5, 2011 8:14:07 AM PDT
That'll be next after the Mistborn series for me. I picked up the complete trilogy on Kindle for $4.38 the other day.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 5, 2011 8:15:41 AM PDT
Kirksnowsion says:
If by "check out" you mean have looked into it, and definitely decided to buy it sometime in the future - yes!

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 5, 2011 8:16:31 AM PDT
StriderNeo15 says:
haha. cool.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 5, 2011 8:17:41 AM PDT
Hmm. . . how is Mistborn? I've been loving Sanderson's work on WoT, seriously considering checking him out.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 5, 2011 8:18:25 AM PDT
Strider - if you didn't really get into it after the first chapter, then its probably not something you'll enjoy. It's his extremely sparse, descriptive prose that really draws you in, but I can see how it might now work for some readers. I was hooked right off the bat and really got drawn into the world he created. Its a really good book to read in one sitting (it can be finished in about 3 hours) on a dark fall or winter evening.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 5, 2011 8:26:49 AM PDT
I'll be able to tell you more probably tomorrow... I'm at 85% (I have a Kindle) on the last book in the series I'm currently reading, so I'll probably be finishing it tonight. I've already downloaded Mistborn, so I'm hoping to be able to get some of it read this week.

If I like it, I might pick the WoT series back up. I think I gave up on it about 2/3 of the way through book 5. I've heard nothing but good stuff about Sanderson's writing, though, so knowing he wrote the later books might be incentive for me to pick it back up.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 5, 2011 8:30:08 AM PDT
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StriderNeo15 says:
well he only wrote the last 2, so you have a lot of Jordan to go before you get to him =p.

Honestly, I don't really notice much of a difference between Sanderson and Jordan's writing in the Wheel of Time series.

I mean Sanderson had the benefit of coming into the series when all the political/set up stuff is pretty much done so he's able to focus more on the climax and preparation for the final battle which naturally has made the last few books more exciting than the middle ones.

I think he's done a great job, but I also think he's done his best to stay true to Jordan's voice/story.

Not that I'm a lit major or critic or anything.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 5, 2011 8:33:23 AM PDT
I would appreciate any notes you could give. As far as WoT goes, books 6 and 7 are great, slows down through 8,9 and 10, then 11, 12 and 13 are as good as the first 3 books.

Posted on Oct 5, 2011 8:34:23 AM PDT
Phranctoast says:
Just finished
The Quiet Game (Penn Cage Novels)

currently reading
Neverwinter: The Neverwinter Saga, Book II

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 5, 2011 8:37:02 AM PDT
I've heard it gets better if you can get through 4 & 5... Part of what stopped me reading them was getting a Kindle. The series was only recently made available in the Kindle store & after I got my first Kindle 2 & 1/2 years ago, I pretty much haven't picked up a paper book.

I've been reconsidering finishing the series since I can get them in digital format now. I was in grad school when I was reading the series the first time & it just got to the point where I felt like I was slogging through the books & not enjoying them anymore, so I moved on to lighter fare.

I really should give the series another chance.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 5, 2011 8:41:48 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 5, 2011 8:42:21 AM PDT
I think I'm going to have to do a complete re-read, to be honest with you. I don't think I could pick up where I left off with all that goes on in the books, it's been over 3 years since I last touched the series.

I didn't hate Jordan's writing, I think it was more that it was such a huge story & on top of grad school, it was just not the right thing to have chosen to start reading at the time.

I'd also like to re-read the Game of Thrones series prior to reading A Song of Fire & Ice. Had to wait so damned long for that 5th book, I've probably forgotten half of the back story. :/
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