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Jul 3rd, 2014 02:12 AM
postaholic For those looking for a stronger dose of fantasy in their reading diet I recommend the Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson. It's deep high fantasy that boasts some of the best written action on the shelves today, however, the characters are a bit flat and the dialogue is hokey at times but if you can look past that it's worth a read.
Jan 16th, 2014 09:41 PM
Kitsa But still, my key point here is not that the book is shit (it's not, really, at all, and to me it felt like it was written in the same style and approximate catchiness as the Clan of the Cave Bear series), but rather that people are fucking morons for being taken by surprise by any plot twist in the TV adaptation. As I said, the events covered by the current seasons of the show were PUBLISHED FIFTEEN YEARS AGO. You can get the whole damn set for $27 in a nice box of trade paperbacks.
Jan 16th, 2014 09:36 PM
Kitsa I do enjoy the historical parts (although the persistent spelling "Ser" drove me up a damn wall for some reason). I enjoyed Tyrion's POV chapters the most, I think, and Catelyn's the least. Some of the Wall stuff kind of lost me, and I got frustrated with the pages-upon-pages of this-guy's-suddenly-important, striding around castle keeps with endlessly complicated points of intrigue.

Daenarys' chapters seemed like an odd juxtaposition, like a random Turkish exile for a former Western European royal.
Jan 16th, 2014 09:14 PM
Tadao heh I could say the same about historical books. Where is the time jump and why don't I have problems with ants? So far game of thrones is more historical than fantasy. Thus the glorious 3 part south park.
Jan 16th, 2014 09:10 PM
Kitsa Maybe I'm dumber than the average person, but I just don't feel like I have room in my brain for it. It's weird because I have no problem with creativity, but I just feel like my time would be better spent reading about the actual events (seems to be more or less the Wars of the Roses, with some extra combatants and some dragons and frostypeople thrown in). But, you know, if you like it and that's your thing, great. I do have way more respect for people who have actually taken the fucking time to read the books, versus people who just watch the show.
Jan 16th, 2014 08:13 PM
Tadao Yeah, never mix your people with your words.
Jan 16th, 2014 07:50 PM
Kitsa I don't know, I just never developed a taste for it and then maybe I went to too many cons with too many insufferable twats, I don't know. My preference is nonfiction, by a landslide, with some literature thrown in.
Jan 16th, 2014 07:45 PM
Tadao I like Pratchett and Adams and will always have a heart for fantasy, so long as people die. Do you hate fantasy or people who take fantasy too far?
Jan 16th, 2014 06:37 PM
Kitsa I hate, hate, hate fantasy, and fuck anyone who has a problem with that, but for some reason I got really pissed off when people were taken aback by all the Red Wedding shit when it aired.

It was written what, fifteen years ago, something like that? Almost fifteen years ago, anyway. That's like being surprised at being hit by a train when the fucking tracks are right there.

So last week, even though I hate the genre and fuck you, I got the box set and mowed through them and at least I won't be one of those people who are like WAAAH, SO AND SO DIED even though I don't even watch the show.
Oct 6th, 2013 12:59 PM
10,000 Volt Ghost The newspaper.

That crazy bitch that tried to drive into the white house was a crazy bitch.
Oct 2nd, 2013 11:34 AM
WhiteRoseBrian Batman: Death of the Family. Over-the-top but moody.

Scott Pilgrim. An overrated mixed bag, to be honest.

Axe Cop. Just plain nuts!
Sep 13th, 2013 12:35 AM
SuperYuriGagarin Xenozoic tales. an 80's-90's running post environmental apocalypse that vomits out life from all eras of earth's history, detailing the pulp style adventures of a Man who restores pre-apocalypse cars.
Sep 12th, 2013 12:23 PM
WhiteRoseBrian This morning I wrapped up the first volume of Lone Wolf and Cub. I'm still gathering my thoughts on it while typing up a post for my blog. I've also recently read American Born Chinese, which is great. Last month I've also read the first volume of Kamen Rider (there's not much substance but it's still a ride), the first volume of Alan Moore's Saga of the Swamp Things (very solid), and a volume of short stories by Will Eisner that I received as a freebie back in July (very much worth a look).
Apr 17th, 2013 07:34 PM
Phoenix Gamma I've been reading a lot of Marvel comics lately. They've got a heck of a lineup these days; Superior Spider-Man is actually really interesting; Doc Ock's funny in a way that you don't see very often. Also, the Hawkeye series is absolutely stupendous. The art, the layouts, the writing, it's all phenomenal. I absolutely adore it. Very smart. I'm also interested in their new X-Men book coming out soon.

I wish DC's reboot was as good. "Batman" is pretty great, but all the other Batman books are average at best. Wonder Woman is the only other DC series I haven't dropped yet, though I want to catch up on The Flash; it's a really pretty looking series.

IDW's got some good shit these days too. Their Ghostbusters comic is pretty great, and their current run of the Ninja Turtles is really solid. If you ever liked either one of those franchises as a kid, their current run on both are worthy follow-ups.

Lastly, Bandette is just a really charming series. The first issue is free right now to celebrate its Eisner nomination. Pretty art and fun writing.
Feb 3rd, 2013 07:45 PM
captain516 Bill Bryson-Notes from a Small Island
Jan 26th, 2013 09:04 PM
10,000 Volt Ghost A few hundred pages into a dance with dragons now.

Shitmouth from a feast of crows is my favorite character.
Apr 8th, 2012 01:11 AM
Fathom Zero Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!
Apr 7th, 2012 12:46 PM
10,000 Volt Ghost I'm in the last 100 pages of game of thrones. Its getting better. I only have time to read during my 15 min breaks at work.
Apr 7th, 2012 12:07 PM
Originally Posted by 10,000 Volt Ghost View Post
Thats the thing. Its annoying that they being them up in the prolog. then fornever more.
Well, if you think about it...the Night's Watch is going north of the wall as of the end of the first book. What's north of the wall? Stick with it. The Others are pretty much the biggest threat to all of Westeros, but the Night's Watch are the only people who seem to care/believe while everyone else is involved in other shit.
Apr 3rd, 2012 12:43 PM
10,000 Volt Ghost http://www.amazon.com/Brod-Parody-Ja...5876826&sr=8-1

I might have to get this for my brother.
Mar 31st, 2012 08:25 PM
kahljorn also you can pirate books for kindle too :O
Mar 31st, 2012 10:45 AM
10,000 Volt Ghost ^
They probably have the Malice in the Palace novella.
Mar 31st, 2012 01:49 AM
kahljorn buy a kindle and get like every uncopyrighted book for free
Mar 22nd, 2012 08:48 PM
Gix finished starship troopers..was ok
and now on a 007 novel called Carte Blanche...really need more books
also, after i read A Dance with Dragons, i just lost all appeal for series,not wanting to give it away but for me the last straw was the ending of the book..after that event i was no longer wanting to continue
Mar 21st, 2012 01:00 AM
10,000 Volt Ghost Thats the thing. Its annoying that they being them up in the prolog. then fornever more.
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