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wildrosegirl @ Sat Jan 10, 2015 2:52 pm

The series I just completed is by Robert Jordan. "The Wheel of Time". Kind of a fantasy type series (which I don't usually like, but this one's pretty good). Kind of "Lord of the Rings" - ish. HUGE series though. Fourteen novels around 1000 pages each. I buy them online at a discount book store though. They're $25-$36 each at retailers.

Anything Tom Clancy is good. John Grisham, Patricia Cornwall, Dan Brown and Kathy Reichs are all great authors if you're looking for a quick read. Patricia Cornwall is freaky. 8O
:lol:

   



Tyler_1 @ Sun Jan 11, 2015 10:24 am

wildrosegirl wildrosegirl:
The series I just completed is by Robert Jordan. "The Wheel of Time". Kind of a fantasy type series (which I don't usually like, but this one's pretty good). Kind of "Lord of the Rings" - ish. HUGE series though.

Sweet! Thanks! :D [B-o]

   



Tyler_1 @ Sun Jan 11, 2015 10:46 am

Unsound Unsound:
Finished Starship Troopers a little while ago, based on Thanos talking about it. I owe ya rep dude as soon as I see you around. Very good.

That lead me to The Forever War, by Joe Haldeman. Also very good. Unfortunately haven't been able to find the sequal to that one. Anybody know if it's worth searching for?

Looking for suggestions now. In the same vein I think. Enjoying the social commentary type sci-fi for the moment. Either that or maybe some Star-Trek or Star Wars novels... There's just so many of those I have no idea where to start with them.

I borrowed your books too! Thank you Mr. Sound. :D [B-o]
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ShepherdsDog @ Sun Jan 11, 2015 11:41 am

wildrosegirl wildrosegirl:
The series I just completed is by Robert Jordan. "The Wheel of Time". Kind of a fantasy type series (which I don't usually like, but this one's pretty good). Kind of "Lord of the Rings" - ish. HUGE series though. Fourteen novels around 1000 pages each. I buy them online at a discount book store though. They're $25-$36 each at retailers.

Anything Tom Clancy is good. John Grisham, Patricia Cornwall, Dan Brown and Kathy Reichs are all great authors if you're looking for a quick read. Patricia Cornwall is freaky. 8O
:lol:


I gave up on the Wheel of Time just before he died. The story stalled completely and got too caught up in the sub plots.

As for Donnawho's desire for Lovecraft, download his shorts. Polaris and the White Ship are two of my favourite shorts, as is the Silver Key Brian Lumley also does some good books set in the Lovecraftian mythos, both Dream Cycle and Great Old Ones/Elder Gods

If you want an interesting read, try The Night's Dawn trilogy by Peter F. Hamilton. It's set in the future and humanity has to confront our dead returning from the other side and possessing bodies across human space.

   



wildrosegirl @ Sun Jan 11, 2015 11:45 am

ShepherdsDog ShepherdsDog:
wildrosegirl wildrosegirl:
The series I just completed is by Robert Jordan. "The Wheel of Time". Kind of a fantasy type series (which I don't usually like, but this one's pretty good). Kind of "Lord of the Rings" - ish. HUGE series though. Fourteen novels around 1000 pages each. I buy them online at a discount book store though. They're $25-$36 each at retailers.

Anything Tom Clancy is good. John Grisham, Patricia Cornwall, Dan Brown and Kathy Reichs are all great authors if you're looking for a quick read. Patricia Cornwall is freaky. 8O
:lol:


I gave up on the Wheel of Time just before he died. The story stalled completely and got too caught up in the sub plots.

As for Donnawho's desire for Lovecraft, download his shorts. Polaris and the White Ship are two of my favourite shorts, as is the Silver Key Brian Lumley also does some good books set in the Lovecraftian mythos, both Dream Cycle and Great Old Ones/Elder Gods

Awwww. That sucks. I only got to the fifth book when I had to hunt for the rest of them in hardcover. Got them for $5-$7 each on a book site. [cheer]

   



ShepherdsDog @ Sun Jan 11, 2015 11:47 am

It was about 5 books too long,

   



wildrosegirl @ Sun Jan 11, 2015 11:53 am

shitty.

   



ShepherdsDog @ Sun Jan 11, 2015 11:55 am

wildrosegirl wildrosegirl:
shitty.


That's just my opinion. You could find yourself enjoying the entire series, so don't stop unless you get bored.
Go here and you can download the HP Lovecraft works

http://www.dagonbytes.com/thelibrary/lo ... teship.htm

here's a real short one

MEMORY


$1:
In the valley of Nis the accursed waning moon shines thinly, tearing a path for its light with feeble horns through the lethal foliage of a great uperas-tree. And within the depths of the valley, where the light reaches not, move forms not meant to be beheld. Rank is the herbage on each slope, where evil vines and creeping plants crawl amidst the stones of ruined palaces, twining tightly about broken columns and strange monoliths, and heaving up marble pavements laid by forgotten hands. And in trees that grow gigantic in crumbling courtyards leap little apes, while in and out of deep treasure-vaults writhe poison serpents and scaly things without a name. Vast are the stones which sleep beneath coverlets of dank moss, and mighty were the walls from which they fell. For all time did their builders erect them, and in sooth they yet serve nobly, for beneath them the grey toad makes his habitation.

At the very bottom of the valley lies the river Than, whose waters are slimy and filled with weeds. From hidden springs it rises, and to subterranean grottoes it flows, so that the Demon of the Valley knows not why its waters are red, nor whither they are bound.

The Genie that haunts the moonbeams spake to the Demon of the Valley, saying, "I am old, and forget much. Tell me the deeds and aspect and name of them who built these things of Stone." And the Demon replied, "I am Memory, and am wise in lore of the past, but I too am old. These beings were like the waters of the river Than, not to be understood. Their deeds I recall not, for they were but of the moment. Their aspect I recall dimly, it was like to that of the little apes in the trees. Their name I recall clearly, for it rhymed with that of the river. These beings of yesterday were called Man."

So the Genie flew back to the thin horned moon, and the Demon looked intently at a little ape in a tree that grew in a crumbling courtyard.

   



Jabberwalker @ Sun Jan 11, 2015 12:01 pm

The Origins of the British by Steven Oppenheimer

Interesting ... combines the latest archeology with now detailed genetic data on a large population and linguistic, historic clues. It seems that some of the old assumptions about the ethnicity of Britons is being challenged along with some folk history. The split between what we think of as the Celts ... The Gaelic and Brythonic Celts and the English is thousands of years older that the so-called Saxon invasion. It seems that tribes in the south of England that were once thought to be "Celt" were Germanic all along. The Belgae, who lived on both side of the channel were not Celtic, they were Germans. The Romans even said so. The German aspect of England goes right back to the Bronze Age or even earlier when the British Isles were repopulated after the last glaciation receded ... The Celts migrated from the Iberian Peninsula and the Belgae (proto English) crossed the channel from Frisia as long ago as 7000 years and that they never really mixed.

   



Tyler_1 @ Sun Jan 11, 2015 12:10 pm

ShepherdsDog ShepherdsDog:
As for Donnawho's desire for Lovecraft, download his shorts. Polaris and the White Ship are two of my favourite shorts, as is the Silver Key Brian Lumley also does some good books set in the Lovecraftian mythos, both Dream Cycle and Great Old Ones/Elder Gods

If you want an interesting read, try The Night's Dawn trilogy by Peter F. Hamilton. It's set in the future and humanity has to confront our dead returning from the other side and possessing bodies across human space.


Thank you Mr. Dog I was hoping you would have more! :P So far two of my places don't work anymore so I am borrowing whatever I can before it is too late. I spent too many years bookless and now that I can get books I will not let that ever happen again. I also have been wanting to tell you I followed Paks right to the end and it was so long and good. :D The only thing that bothered me is she was so busy being awesome that she never got to have many happy times. :D

   



Tyler_1 @ Sun Jan 11, 2015 12:14 pm

My Whoville people seem to only read news so I really like when you peeps talk about books. [cheer] [B-o]

   



ShepherdsDog @ Sun Jan 11, 2015 12:17 pm

I spend my working time dealing with text books and articles....my reading time, outside news stories and the internet, is all about brain candy for the most part

   



Unsound @ Sun Jan 11, 2015 12:24 pm

wildrosegirl wildrosegirl:
ShepherdsDog ShepherdsDog:

I gave up on the Wheel of Time just before he died. The story stalled completely and got too caught up in the sub plots.

As for Donnawho's desire for Lovecraft, download his shorts. Polaris and the White Ship are two of my favourite shorts, as is the Silver Key Brian Lumley also does some good books set in the Lovecraftian mythos, both Dream Cycle and Great Old Ones/Elder Gods

Awwww. That sucks. I only got to the fifth book when I had to hunt for the rest of them in hardcover. Got them for $5-$7 each on a book site. [cheer]


I started reading that series whenb I was in high school. Just finished it last year, about 18 years after I graduated. lol

I enjoyed it.

Shep is right about it kinda slowing down a bit. A few of the books in the middle he could spend a 1000 oages on minor sub-plots, but I felt it really started going again for the last 4 books or so.

   



ShepherdsDog @ Sun Jan 11, 2015 1:18 pm

The ones written by Brandon Sanderson

   



2Cdo @ Sun Jan 11, 2015 1:29 pm

ShepherdsDog ShepherdsDog:
Brian Lumley also does some good books set in the Lovecraftian mythos, both Dream Cycle and Great Old Ones/Elder Gods


I personally really liked his Necroscope series. A little different spin on the vampire myth.

   



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