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Forum: Book Corner 18 November 2016, 03:10 PM
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Posted By Blatherskite
I'm re-reading Terry Pratchett's Raising Steam. ...

I'm re-reading Terry Pratchett's Raising Steam.

One odd thing I noticed this time around was that the writing is a tad clunky -simplistic with occasional non-comically intentional run-on...
Forum: Book Corner 01 September 2016, 02:00 PM
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Posted By Blatherskite
I didn't realise! The style is Rowling's in a lot...

I didn't realise! The style is Rowling's in a lot of ways so I was thrown by that, but it seems obvious now that another writer would emulate that style to make it seem more like Harry Potter.
Forum: Book Corner 25 August 2016, 01:35 PM
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Posted By Blatherskite
Actually, I read the criticisms on reddit.

Actually, I read the criticisms on reddit.
Forum: Book Corner 20 August 2016, 08:14 PM
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Posted By Blatherskite
I've been reading the Mistborn series by Brandon...

I've been reading the Mistborn series by Brandon Sanderson. I'm currently about 2/3 of the way through the second book.

I'm not sure why Sanderson is often at the receiving end of the critical...
Forum: Book Corner 06 November 2014, 01:42 AM
Replies: 923
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Posted By Blatherskite
I believe, but I'm not certain, that Raising...

I believe, but I'm not certain, that Raising Steam was dictated by Terry Practchett and written by an assistant, due to the author's ailing health. I believe that the entertaining but vaguely...
Forum: Book Corner 06 May 2014, 01:37 AM
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Posted By Blatherskite
I love, love, love this series, and although I'm...

I love, love, love this series, and although I'm not the type to think a good book series could or should be adapted for the medium of film, when I read the Peter Grant series it seems as if...
Forum: Book Corner 18 October 2013, 02:48 PM
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Posted By Blatherskite
I just finished The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott...

I just finished The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch. I don't tend to pick up 'gritty' fantasy because I'm not a lover of gratuitous violence, but I thought this book was amazing and really damn...
Forum: Book Corner 08 January 2013, 01:06 AM
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Posted By Blatherskite
I've been reading classic children's literature,...

I've been reading classic children's literature, and my current selection is T. H. White's The Sword in the Stone. I'm a tad surprised by how funny it is despite the separation of years from both the...
Forum: Book Corner 27 November 2012, 02:40 AM
Replies: 923
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Posted By Blatherskite
I'm re-reading The Hobbit, a book I haven't read...

I'm re-reading The Hobbit, a book I haven't read since my early teenage years, and before then a book that was only read to me as a young child. It's a lot more mature in some ways that I recall it...
Forum: Book Corner 20 June 2012, 07:46 PM
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Posted By Blatherskite
I'm reading The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick...

I'm reading The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss, follow up to The Name of the Wind. It's a pleasure to read just like the first, but in both books the protaganist hops from one situation to...
Forum: Book Corner 20 January 2012, 03:51 PM
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Posted By Blatherskite
I just recently noticed that Runelight by Joanne...

I just recently noticed that Runelight by Joanne Harris has been released, so I asked for it for my birthday. I've been re-reading Runemarks, the first of the two, because I couldn't remember how it...
Forum: Book Corner 02 December 2011, 11:14 PM
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Posted By Blatherskite
I've not long since finished reading The Tale of...

I've not long since finished reading The Tale of One Bad Rat by Bryan Talbot. I've just checked and it was originally a four-part series, but I read the collected edition.

It's a graphic novel...
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