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Kindle for the win-dle
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Read the first book in the Wheel of Time series. I was bored to shit. Does it get any better? The last 100 pages or so I was just skipping over all of his endless exposition and overly long descriptions of shit. Ugh.
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Read the first book in the Wheel of Time series. I was bored to shit. Does it get any better? The last 100 pages or so I was just skipping over all of his endless exposition and overly long descriptions of shit. Ugh.

meh.... its tough to say.

The series does get better, especially when they begin to introduce the Aiel.

But I really wouldn't bother with anything past book six.... and that might be a stretch.
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I think I'm going to give up on Infinite Jest, I want to enjoy it, but just can't. Those damn initialisms. ffffuuuu.gif
Going to read Crime and Punishment, my first foray into F.D.

How far into IJ were you?

175 pages. Some parts are really interesting (his non-sequiturs about inventions) and some I don't care about at all (the Incandenzas, who seem to take up the majority of the book)
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Read the first book in the Wheel of Time series. I was bored to shit. Does it get any better? The last 100 pages or so I was just skipping over all of his endless exposition and overly long descriptions of shit. Ugh.

It's not worth reading all 34 books and roughly 15 million pages of that shitty series. I'm only keeping with it because I devoted so much time to it already, I might as well continue my self flagellation.
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Read the first book in the Wheel of Time series. I was bored to shit. Does it get any better? The last 100 pages or so I was just skipping over all of his endless exposition and overly long descriptions of shit. Ugh.
Nope. Not worth it. I read the first five (twice) and could never get into it. I don't know how the series built up the following it did, because Robert Jordan is (was) an atrocious author.

If you're interested in reading some other epic fantasy series, though, I have a few I could recommend.
post #4792 of 5686
Please do. Already an avid fantasy nut but you might have a few that I've never hit. Looking for a new book to start as we speak.
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I'm going to read a few stories in the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes collection.
Just finished The Revenge by Stephen Fry. That was a fun quick read. Poor prep school guy got a few bad shakes and his whole life is changed.
post #4794 of 5686
In the middle of Tree of smoke by dennis johnson. Struggling. Train dreams was perfect, going to go get Jesus Son now for a bit easier read.

Just finished TC Boyle;s when the killings done. Highly recommend. Classic TC Boyle. Dark. Californian. Disastrous.
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Reading the . . . . . fountainhead.
Damnit. I didn't want to like it. BUT I LOVE IT.

fuck the haters, I enjoyed it.
The few times I saw the political ideals that the Rand-lovers always tout, it felt incredibly heavy handed...Like some editor had come in and decided "I think this page really needs some talking points about taxation".

Have not read atlas shrugged and I don't care for the political theories of Rand's followers at all, but I thought the fountainhead was an enjoyable read. Maybe that was just because I read a book that is "not about architecture" like it was a story about an architect.
post #4797 of 5686
Reading Simenon's Monsieur Mond Vanishes and also John Williams's Butcher's Crossing.
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Please do. Already an avid fantasy nut but you might have a few that I've never hit. Looking for a new book to start as we speak.
My bad, just saw this. If you're interested in the epic, long, ton of books type of fantasy, I would check out...

1) A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin (Obvious, and I'm sure you've already read it)
2) Malazan Book of the Fallen by Steven Erikson (Have a lot more respect for him as a writer now that I've gotten further in the series. He handles a lot of characters very well.)
3) The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson (Only 1 book out so far, but it's a doorstop at 1100 pages, and the next one should be out next year)

For slightly less epic reads, I'd go for:

1) The Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss (Really awesome. Two books out, supposed to be a trilogy, but I have no idea how he's going to finish it off with one book.)
2) The Night Angel Trilogy by Brent Weeks (Put off reading these for a long time because the covers make them look so fucking stupid, but I'm glad I finally did.)
2a) The Lightbringer Series by Brent Weeks (Haven't read any of it yet, but based on the strength of his Night Angel series, it's probably pretty good.)
3) Mistborn series by Brandon Sanderson (He's a good writer, not quite on the level of some of the other guys here imo, but Mistborn is just a really cool series, and only 3 books.)
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The legend of Khokhoo Namjil


Erkhii Mergen
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This short read is really cool for you marketing folks, or anyone interested in over consumer trends. I'm really enjoying it.
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