Whatcha reading redux.

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Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Post by HTRN » Sun Oct 18, 2015 4:02 pm

Finally got around to start reading MHI, up to chapter Nine where they run into the Vamped French Hunter.
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Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Post by MiddleAgedKen » Sun Oct 18, 2015 8:38 pm

Just finished MHI. Great pacing.
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Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Post by toad » Mon Oct 19, 2015 2:35 am

If you haven't read it, I recommend Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond.
If nothing else find a read the section about 16th Century China. Up in till then it was the most technically advanced and inventive country. The for the sake of "unity" they stagnated, there was only one way to paint, one correct form for music, and etc. Those who dared to be different or who said the wrong thing in front of the wrong people tended to disappear.
Sure am glad nothing like that could happen here, except in schools and universities and Congress, Snark/off.

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Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Post by Darrell » Tue Oct 20, 2015 9:39 pm

I just finished Pratchett's Eric novel, another Discworld book. I'm about to start The Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfuss's first Kingkiller Chronicle novel.
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Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Post by MiddleAgedKen » Wed Oct 21, 2015 12:06 am

I made it about a quarter of the way through Guns, Germs, and Steel and decided I'd had about as much anti-Western eyewash as I cared to take. As an alternative, I recommend David S. Landes' The Wealth and Poverty of Nations.
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Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Post by Jered » Wed Oct 21, 2015 4:51 am

I just started Alan Dean Foster's The Damned trilogy.

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Post by evan price » Wed Oct 21, 2015 11:07 am

Jump Gate Twist by Mark L. Van Name because I was waiting for the next two books of Destroyermen at the library, and they sent the last one first...and it was on the shelf in the aisle I walked into looking for something to read right goddamned now. And it was a Baen book.
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Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Post by Langenator » Wed Oct 21, 2015 12:50 pm

Captain Wheelgun wrote:Just started 'Son of the Black Sword' by Larry Correia. It's way different from his previous stuff, but it's been interesting so far.
Gah...I ordered it in dead tree version, so I'm still waiting...

Plowing through Weber's Honorverse while I wait.
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Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Post by Greg » Wed Oct 21, 2015 2:10 pm

Finished Strands of Sorrow last night.
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Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Post by BDK » Thu Oct 22, 2015 4:37 am

Just finished Man in a High Castle...

Phillip K Dick was obviously talented, but it seems to be more... Involved than his other work. There seemed to be a much more complex story there, compressed into something which approaches a rough sketch- but worth reading.

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