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Valan Nonesuch
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« Reply #15 on: October 02, 2009, 09:22:29 AM »

When Goodkind starts repeating himself, it's generally not a good sign for the next hundred or so pages.
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« Reply #16 on: October 02, 2009, 12:17:54 PM »

Just finished "To Kill a Mockingbird" by (Nelle) Harper Lee, and am pondering the book "Running With Scissors".
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« Reply #17 on: October 02, 2009, 01:14:09 PM »

When Goodkind starts repeating himself, it's generally not a good sign for the next hundred or so pages.

This is true, though I generally enjoyed his books, though I had to set them aside for a time for personal reasons. During the times he was not struggling he really tends to connect you to the truly human aspects of the characters for good or ill. Meaning that good characters are good in true to life human ways, not just because the reader is expected to believe they are, and the ways and reasons the bad characters are bad is put right out there and not valed to be P.C. or avoid upsetting anyone... course this is what caused me to set them aside for a time.
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« Reply #18 on: October 02, 2009, 01:15:16 PM »

Tunneling to the Center of the Earth by Kevin Wilson (my cousin who I just got to meet and spend time with this last week).
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« Reply #19 on: October 03, 2009, 01:10:55 AM »

Wow Garret that is awesome! To discover a cousin who is an author.  I guess it runs in the family then... grin
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« Reply #20 on: October 07, 2009, 04:10:02 PM »

Wow, my thread is pretty popular already! :D So many good books...

Meanwhile, I'm currently reading various Hellboy comics.
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« Reply #21 on: October 08, 2009, 10:41:11 AM »

Cuckoo's Egg, by C.J. Cherryh Thumb up
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« Reply #22 on: October 08, 2009, 04:16:44 PM »

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« Reply #23 on: October 09, 2009, 10:18:15 PM »

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« Reply #24 on: October 10, 2009, 03:54:07 AM »

Totlstoy's The Cossacks, and Tolstoy's What Is Art?. There is a huge amount of material in What Is Art? that I can't agree with. I certainly agree with aesthetics being a silly idea, but there is nothing wrong with abstract art, if it is moral, and most importantly, emotional.

But that's a heated subject, so I won't bring up a summary of all my opinions on the matter in here.

Also: Currently, I'm enjoying The Talmud. It's the perfect Jewish mate for the Tora. It isn't really a set of scriptures, but a set of rhetorical and philosophical studies of the Tora (Old Testament), that has been a very popular Jewish must-read for one and a half thousand years. I'm not exactly Jewish, but the Christian religion is a direct child of the Jewish religion. However much Christianity was treated like the Black Sheep of the family, the Talmud is a wonderful resource for studying the Old Testament and it's plethora of prophecies, subtext, and implications that each of the early scriptures had in common.
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« Reply #25 on: October 16, 2009, 12:46:43 AM »

I finished Belgarath the Sorcerer. It filled in a lot of questions I had when I was reading the Belgariad series. Though now I see that I have to read Polgara to get the whole picture. LOL

However I received the first book of the "Wheels of Time" series by Robert Jordan and plan on reading that book. For some reason I had never heard of him except when I heard of his death recently. I should have though, for after reading just the first chapter of this book: I am hooked!
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« Reply #26 on: October 16, 2009, 05:17:06 AM »

Starting in on Bram Stoker's Dracula. A fairly interesting read and writing style.
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« Reply #27 on: October 16, 2009, 05:20:33 AM »

two words ... job advertisements.
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« Reply #28 on: October 16, 2009, 06:17:10 AM »

Starting in on Bram Stoker's Dracula. A fairly interesting read and writing style.

Two words, SHEER AWESOMENESS. That is some of the best literature ever written. It's just put together so well, and it really mirrors the people of that time period. You will not be disappointed.
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« Reply #29 on: October 16, 2009, 08:46:09 AM »

Capher, I am proud to welcome you to the fold of the Jordan flunkies... It's a long, long stay...
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