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Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Post by evan price » Tue Dec 30, 2014 11:12 am

Weetabix wrote:Got a copy of Without Remorse for Christmas and read it in a marathon session (for me). My eyes hurt.
The genesis of Mr. Clark. A good read, indeed.
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Post by toad » Wed Dec 31, 2014 7:30 am

Recently I read "Wolf in Shadow" by John Lambshead.

It starts with a quote from Shakespeare, King Lear.
"He's mad that trusts in the tameness of a wolf."

It is something of a roman a clef taking place in an alternate (Maybe) world in London. There is a fair amount of dry wit and snark in it.
One thing is that becomes apparent, the worst monsters are not the supernatural ones but the human ones. The corrupt financial types, the PC yes men, and others get their trope displayed. "Well I must be off to savage some more widows and orphans."

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Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Post by Captain Wheelgun » Wed Dec 31, 2014 5:26 pm

Just started Hard Magic, book 1 in Larry Correa's Grimnoir Chronicles.
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Post by Vonz90 » Thu Jan 01, 2015 3:41 pm

Finally started my great grandmother's memoirs. Published in 2007, so I'm a bit slow to get to them.

Interesting stuff, especially as she talks about people I know or know of.

Also anotther data point on the fact that life was really rough back in the day.
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Post by Greg » Thu Jan 01, 2015 4:01 pm

toad wrote:Recently I read "Wolf in Shadow" by John Lambshead.

It starts with a quote from Shakespeare, King Lear.
"He's mad that trusts in the tameness of a wolf."

It is something of a roman a clef taking place in an alternate (Maybe) world in London. There is a fair amount of dry wit and snark in it.
One thing is that becomes apparent, the worst monsters are not the supernatural ones but the human ones. The corrupt financial types, the PC yes men, and others get their trope displayed. "Well I must be off to savage some more widows and orphans."
He's currently working on a series with David Drake. Drake is doing the outline (the heavy research, outlining the plot, etc) and Lambshead is doing the writing. It's based on the life of George Washington, in a science fictional setting. I've read the first volume, second volume is in some stage of production (they're snippeting it on the Baen's Bar). It's remarkably good so far.
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Post by toad » Fri Jan 02, 2015 3:04 am

While the Baen "Advance Reader Copies" are a good deal I've already blown my book budget. Dang it. I'd gotten David Drakes "The Sharp Edge." on a Kindle book. I'm stuck searching through the Unlimited books trying to find something not totally sucky.

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Post by SoupOrMan » Wed Jan 21, 2015 2:37 pm

Finally started in on Monster Hunter International. It's not bad.
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Post by Darrell » Wed Jan 21, 2015 3:02 pm

Just finished the Iliad. Just started When Man Becomes Prey, by Cat Urbigkit:

http://www.amazon.com/When-Man-Becomes- ... 0762791292

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Post by Greg » Wed Jan 21, 2015 3:14 pm

Finished Working God's Mischief a few days ago, it's the 4th book in Glen Cook's 'Instrumentalities of the Night' series.

I enjoyed it a great deal, but you need to like to series else it really isn't for you. ;) I hope Cook can bring it to a reasonable conclusion while he's still got the health and energy to write.
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Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Post by Captain Wheelgun » Wed Jan 21, 2015 5:28 pm

I've just started re-reading the Lost Regiment series by William R. Forstchen. It's about a Civil War era Union regiment transported to a world where humans are the primary food source for some very large, nasty aliens. Hilarity ensues, of course as the boys in blue become dietary consultants. :twisted:
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