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Old 05-26-2016, 07:19 PM   #1226
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Have brushed off my Piston Harmony book and going through that along with "The Classical Style By Charles Rosen. My bucket list is to do all the exercises in the Piston book. I am not a big word puzzle or sudoko guy but writing out harmony is a mental workout.

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Old 05-27-2016, 02:11 AM   #1227
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Old 05-27-2016, 05:53 AM   #1228
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Red Rising Excellent Trilogy.
Totally Agree!! I read that trilogy in about 3 days. Flew by!! Really hoping more from this author!!
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Old 05-27-2016, 06:13 AM   #1229
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Disagree. I liked Name of the Wind better by a good bit.

The Gentleman Bastards series is far better than both, though. It's like Game of Thrones meets Oceans 11... in a good way.

Side story: After getting frustrated that Rothfuss was taking forever on book 3 in the Kingkiller Chronicles, and having dealt with it before over and over again with Martin, Jordan, Feist, Brooks, etc, I said I'd only read completed series from here out, so I picked the Gentleman Bastards series because all three were done. Turns out it's absolutely not a trilogy and isn't done either and I'll be waiting years for any resolution there too :/
Rev, read Red Rising! I loved the Rothfuss books, but man, he is taking forever to bring his next book out....many believe that is the last book to the trilogy, but we won't know until that book is out.
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Old 05-27-2016, 06:34 AM   #1230
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One of the best books I have read in a while. It's not a literary masterpiece or anything but a real page turner. They are making it into a move directed by Spielberg.
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Old 05-27-2016, 07:25 AM   #1231
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Old 05-27-2016, 09:00 AM   #1232
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One of the best books I have read in a while. It's not a literary masterpiece or anything but a real page turner. They are making it into a move directed by Spielberg.
This is what happens when Monsanto gets into gaming.
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Old 05-27-2016, 10:04 AM   #1233
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"Assistant coaches, even great assistants, rarely get their own books. One of the things Touched does well is to let the reader see college football through an assistant coach's eyes. There are stories about recruiting trips, film exchanges, coaching from the press box, and working together as a member of the staff. For anyone who ever wondered just what life was like for an assistant coach, Sandusky's book is a good place to start finding out."[2]


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Old 05-27-2016, 10:17 AM   #1234
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Eye Of The Needle - Ken Follet (1979)

If you enjoy WW2 Spy thillers, this is one of the best. I never did see the movie so I can't compare the 2.

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Old 05-27-2016, 01:22 PM   #1235
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One of the best books I have read in a while. It's not a literary masterpiece or anything but a real page turner. They are making it into a move directed by Spielberg.
I've heard good things about this. Gonna add it to my shortlist (which is pretty long).

Just finished Hamilton's Night's Dawn Trilogy. Reading China Mieville right now. The City & The City was great. Very Philip K Dickish. Embassytown appears to be pretty good too, so far. Perdido Street Station and The Scar after that.
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Old 05-27-2016, 01:35 PM   #1236
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Eye Of The Needle - Ken Follet (1979)

If you enjoy WW2 Spy thillers, this is one of the best. I never did see the movie so I can't compare the 2.

Every Ken Follett book is good.
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Old 05-27-2016, 01:54 PM   #1237
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Disagree. I liked Name of the Wind better by a good bit.

The Gentleman Bastards series is far better than both, though. It's like Game of Thrones meets Oceans 11... in a good way.

Side story: After getting frustrated that Rothfuss was taking forever on book 3 in the Kingkiller Chronicles, and having dealt with it before over and over again with Martin, Jordan, Feist, Brooks, etc, I said I'd only read completed series from here out, so I picked the Gentleman Bastards series because all three were done. Turns out it's absolutely not a trilogy and isn't done either and I'll be waiting years for any resolution there too :/
Somewhere along the way I did an audible of The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastards) when I had a long work road trip around the state. That book basically launched me into the "fantasy" genre. Since then I've consumed Sanderson's Mistborn books (including the Alloy of Law books), Rothfuss' Kingkiller Chronicles, Song of Fire and Ice, The Cycle of Arwan (and the second set of books, not yet complete, The Cycle of Galland) by Edward Robertson, The Shadow Campaigns by Django Wexler, Chronicles of the Unhewn Throne by Brian Stavely, Trysmoon saga by Brian Fuller, The Raven Shadow novels by Anthony Ryan, the Lightbringer books by Brent Weeks. I enjoyed all of the above.

I really need to ween myself off the genre and read something else. That being said, if you enjoy any of those books, I recommend in this order: 1) Gentleman Bastards; 2) Trysmoon saga; 3) Kingkiller Chronicles (though the third book may never be released); and 4) The Mistborn series.

After reading some of Edward Robertson's fantasy stuff I did read his Breakers series and quite enjoyed that as well.
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Old 05-27-2016, 06:15 PM   #1238
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The Goldfinch is a great book...very vivid...won the Pulitzer. Chick lit or not.
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I'm on the last book of Glen Cook's Black Company series. I've enjoyed them thoroughly. Took a few chapters to get used to his writing style, but the story is up there with WoT and aSoIaF, imo.
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Right now im reading Devotion by Adam Makos.

It's the true story of the first black Navy Pilot and the bond he forms with his white wingman in the Korean war. So far it's really good.
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Old 05-28-2016, 05:36 AM   #1241
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I've heard good things about this. Gonna add it to my shortlist (which is pretty long).

Just finished Hamilton's Night's Dawn Trilogy. Reading China Mieville right now. The City & The City was great. Very Philip K Dickish. Embassytown appears to be pretty good too, so far. Perdido Street Station and The Scar after that.
I loved Hamilton's Night Dawn Trilogy. The ending is a little disappointing but he does a great job of creating his universe. Also Captain Calvert is the scoundrel that Hon Solo aspires to be.
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Old 05-28-2016, 05:37 AM   #1242
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Lol, ya pretty much.
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Old 05-28-2016, 07:52 AM   #1243
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These books are pretty good. I just finished the third.
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Old 05-28-2016, 08:02 AM   #1244
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I read almost entirely non-fiction. Self-improvement, financial, history... Every 5th book I try to read a classic. After the great gatsby it's been about every 6th book. Talk about an over-rated snoozer.
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Disagree. I liked Name of the Wind better by a good bit.

The Gentleman Bastards series is far better than both, though. It's like Game of Thrones meets Oceans 11... in a good way.

Side story: After getting frustrated that Rothfuss was taking forever on book 3 in the Kingkiller Chronicles, and having dealt with it before over and over again with Martin, Jordan, Feist, Brooks, etc, I said I'd only read completed series from here out, so I picked the Gentleman Bastards series because all three were done. Turns out it's absolutely not a trilogy and isn't done either and I'll be waiting years for any resolution there too :/
Welp, I just bought all three on kindle.
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So I have a confession. I have not "Read" a book in a long time. I have a job with hundreds of hours of windshield time and I am Listening to all of these books on Audible. So now you know my dirty little secret.
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So I have a confession. I have not "Read" a book in a long time. I have a job with hundreds of hours of windshield time and I am Listening to all of these books on Audible. So now you know my dirty little secret.
I guess since we are fessing up I too am guilty of listening to more books then I read. Half hour to work each way, 4 hours in the gym and then time in the yard. I probably listen to 12 hours a week of audio books. I usually listen at 1.5 speed and can get through most normal books in a little over a week.
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Old 05-28-2016, 11:19 AM   #1248
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I loved Hamilton's Night Dawn Trilogy. The ending is a little disappointing but he does a great job of creating his universe. Also Captain Calvert is the scoundrel that Hon Solo aspires to be.
Yeah, the ending was a bit of a slap in the face but it could've been worse. How does the Commonwealth Saga stack up? Thinking about starting that soon.

Have you read Alastair Reynolds before? He's been recommended to me.
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