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Offline Feargan

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Now Reading
« on: December 11, 2012, 02:43:58 AM »
I thought I'd start a topic to list and discuss our favorite books and update it with what we're currently reading.  ;D

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Feargan's Library - Selected Works


The Dark Tower - Stephen King (8 books + Graphic Novels)

Dune - Frank Herbert (6 books)

The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien (4 books, The movies can't touch the books.)


I'll add more to the selected works later, in the mean time:
What I'm reading right now, Heretics of Dune - book 5 in the series.
Next up, Chaperhouse: Dune
Followed by, Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

If you can't tell, I'm currently plunging through the classics of the Sci-Fi genre.
It would be awesome to hear what everyone else considers their favorites and what they are currently reading.
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Re: Now Reading
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2012, 09:38:13 AM »
there is 8eight books of the dark tower, Shit lol I thought tyhere was only one....
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Re: Now Reading
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2013, 11:07:10 PM »
        Ender's Game      -     Great

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Re: Now Reading
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2013, 06:29:09 PM »
Playboy monthly by Hugh Hefner. No words Just pictures. Just the way I like it.... ::)
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Re: Now Reading
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2014, 11:33:56 AM »
ALRIGHT! Update time! Transience SUCKS, but at least I've been able to catch up on some reading.

After I finished Heretics of Dune, I decided to switch tracks for a bit and read Ender's Game, which was awesome. Then I read Darth Bane: Path of Destruction, good read and my first StarWars novel; picked up its sequel, but switched immediately over to Ring World by Larry Niven. Ring World scratched an itch I didn't know was there: "Hard Sci-Fi" - Defined loosely by Isaac Asimov in commentary on Larry Niven, it is science-fiction in which the author is knowledgeable in the realms of complex science, takes the time to accurately explain the concepts, AND gets the math correct; all the while blending fictional physics/science to supplement an excellent, character driven storyline.

tl;dr - Ring World - by Larry Niven:    I like it.  8)   Why did I bother with a tl;dr since this is a thread about books? I don't know.  ::)

I'm almost finished (~10% remaining) with Chapterhouse: Dune. I'll update when I'm finished.  ;D

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Re: Now Reading
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2014, 01:43:52 PM »
been working so much so desided to read the insides of my eye lids for few days. Speak soon :)
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Re: Now Reading
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2014, 06:32:00 AM »
https://www.goodreads.com
I use this to keep track of what I read.
ps Leviathan Wakes by James Corey - awesome book will keep an eye out for more from this author.
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Re: Now Reading
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2014, 01:55:00 PM »
I don't read books but when I do I read this:

The ZOMBIE Survival Guide - Max Brooks

That is all
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Re: Now Reading
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2014, 04:31:12 PM »
Ah! Lots of good stuff here. I'm in a fleet of scholars!

Here's my current to-do pile:

Cryptonomicon- Neal Stephenson (in progress)
The Stars My Destination- Alfred Bester (a favorite overdue for a re-read)
The Difference Engine- William Gibson/Bruce Sterling
Zero History- William Gibson
Stupid White Men- Micheal Moore (written before he jumped the shark, and missed, and condemned the shark to a lifetime of cholesterol problems)
Fragile Things-Neil Gaiman


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Re: Now Reading
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2014, 06:13:31 AM »
I know I can't read for shit but I do read some crazy stuff, usually the newspaper. But I have tried a few books. Ones that involve a shed load of people getting killed and make you mind say WTF just happened. So I’ve been thinking for a while now I should try my hand at writing a book. I have so much crazy shit up stairs surly some of it could be put to good use!! Can’t be too hard.... Can it?
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Re: Now Reading
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2014, 11:27:28 AM »
Time for an update! Transience STILL SUCKS...  :'(

So I finished Chaperhouse: Dune, concluding the Dune series as written by FRANK Herbert. I loved it all and it feels satisfying to have finished such a revered classic series. (IDK if I can read Brian's expansions...)  So, Dune done... it is therefore  time to rant about why the 1984 movie is abysmal SHITTE!  This won't take long: Baron Harkonen and his diseases, Weirding Module: a.k.a. David Lynch is a BITCH (He didn't like the idea of "Kung-fu on sand dunes"... pussy.), Heart plugs,  still-suits without face-masks (Seriously: mouth moisture loss; enough said.) and finally,  MILKING A FUCKING CAT. We're done here.






I have continually forgotten to mention that I'm always reading The Complete Works of H.P. Lovecraft. I'm about 1/3 of the way through his writings as of this post. I like horror... *Shrug*

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Leviathan Wakes by James Corey - awesome book will keep an eye out for more from this author.

I am currently about 35% through Leviathan Wakes; so far, I like it.

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Re: Now Reading
« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2014, 12:10:48 PM »
I don't read books but when I do I read this:

The ZOMBIE Survival Guide - Max Brooks

That is all
A must read in every country. It has some very usful tips about surviving when the shit hits the fan.
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Re: Now Reading
« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2014, 01:29:25 PM »
So, transience is over; time to update the Now Reading.

First up, I finished Leviathan Wakes by James Cory quite awhile back; I'll defer to George R. R. Martin for a review of this book, who claimed it was the best book about vomit zombies he had ever read. James S.A. Corey is actually 2 people: Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck, George R. R. Martin's assistant. It's a Sci-Fi, Horror, Noir, Space-Opera mashup that was done fairly well. I must also admit that I imagined the characters in such a way that added much amusement to my read, whether or not my mental images of the characters fit with the authors' descriptions was not my concern. So, my casting for some of the prominent characters is as follows, authors' intentions be damned:

Jim Holden

Captain Malcolm Reynolds from Firefly/Serenity.
If you have not seen the series Firefly followed by the movie Serenity, I recommend stopping everything and doing exactly that. (I likes it.)

Detective Miller

Humphrey Bogart - 'nuff said.

Amos Burton

Rory Swann from Starcraft II

Fred Johnson aka "The Butcher of Anderson Station"

Edward James Olmos - More grizzled than you since 1984.


Alex Kamal

Wash from Firefly

So yeah, there were others, but those are the ones that amused me most.


I haven't read book 2 in "The Expanse" series because I became distracted by Alastair Reynolds short stories and then CHASM CITY which was rather kick ass, leading me to begin reading "Revelation Space"; which is what I'm slowly reading now. Until next time... 8)

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Re: Now Reading
« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2015, 02:08:19 AM »
Now reading, Thanks to Fear, and him talking about it so much. The Gunslinger, the Darktower. So far a good book, very detailed and indepth start. Some powerful stuff by the King himself.

Thanks Fear.
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Re: Now Reading
« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2015, 09:04:23 AM »
Now reading, Thanks to Fear, and him talking about it so much. The Gunslinger, the Darktower. So far a good book, very detailed and indepth start. Some powerful stuff by the King himself.

Thanks Fear.
"The Man in Black fled across the desert,
and the Gunslinger followed."

Most excellent.
Another of our Ka-tet walks the path of the beam, seeking The Tower.
I'll tell you this, for there is no greater truth within or without:
"Ka is a wheel, its one purpose is to turn."
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did and more.
Long days and pleasant nights.



Edit:
P.S. - The above will all eventually make sense... if you keep reading. 8)
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