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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading right now?
PostPosted: Jan 17, 2011 4:07 pm 
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May I make fun of his username, Mastaaaaa?

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Only if you can work out why I am Poi.


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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading right now?
PostPosted: Jan 17, 2011 4:12 pm 
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poi wrote:
Only if you can work out why I am Poi.


Ah, a riddle! Bilbo Baggins would be pleased!

Is it because Poi is the Tibetan name for Tibet? And you are somehow connected to Tibet?

PS: I might split this off from the main topic later on if that's okay with you guys.

-Havard

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After I finished "the Three Musketeers" I started on "Bismark" by Edward Crankshaw.

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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading right now?
PostPosted: Jan 17, 2011 8:09 pm 
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During flu time (still ongoing), I went through rereading Dragons of Autumn Twilight, and Dragons of Winter,
of the famed TSR duo, Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, as well as half of Wizardborn, by David Farland.

Since it seems I'll be down for about one day more, the next book will be "The King in Yellow", by Robert W. Chambers.

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PostPosted: Jan 30, 2011 4:59 am 
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Got my traveling books from amazon yesterday. Now I'm broke, but AWESOMENESS!!!

Errol Flynn, "My Wicked, Wicked Ways". - Flynn's autobiography, I hope for many interesting tales from Flynn's travels. Apparently this is a worthwhile read, and not just the usual "actor does book" thing.

Alexandre Dumas, "The Count of Monte Cristo". Recently read "The Three Musketeers" and "The Last Cavallier", and was pleasantly surprised, since I had been expecting Charles Dickens-like boredom. So, let's see how I gigest that classic.

Umberto Eco,"El cementerio de Praga", Spanish translation of his newest novel. Huge Eco fan here, expecting nothing but the very best.

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PostPosted: Aug 27, 2011 6:07 am 
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FYI, I am reading "The Winter Queen" by Boris Akunin, and it's the best (trivial) book I've read this year.

Highly recommendable, but a reader's book - not just a beefed-up movie script. Hillarious, and amazing! :D

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I'm reading 1Q84, the new novel by Haruki Murakami. After the first 100 pages I have to say that it fulfills the high expectations that I had after reading his awesome Wind-Up Bird Chronicle and has the potential to become another page-turner.

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Something Sir Clarence might be specifically interested in:

I lately read all the book by Gustav Meyrink - Dunsanyan fantasies from the 1910s in Germany - as part of my job.

I doubt they have been translated into any other language, but for Germans, they are worth a look.

In short, Meyrink anticipates Lovecraft. :)

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I returned to Ian Watson's Inquisition War trilogy, just starting the last book, Chaos Child. A rare beast in gaming fiction, cause it's downright readable*... and it was cool to see what Games Workshop allowed back in the day when the dollar from teens that have concerned parents was not the most important thing. I mean the book has demons spawning from a guy's ass, we don't see THAT in todays family friendly Warhammer fiction, now do we? Anyway. I'll redeem myself with something real after this. Probably Greene's Quiet American.

*others being Kim Newman's Genevieve the Vampire books (Drachenfels, mostly, but others are okay too) and the first three Dragons Lanceses.

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I just read Orphans From the Sky, the Heinlein book about humans and muties on a long-lost starship. I know that James Ward hadn't read it before creating the Metamorphosis Alpha RPG, but it is very cool and very MA-like. :D

Just started reading Howl's Moving Castle, for no real reason other than it was just sitting there on top of a stack of books I hadn't looked at for a while. So far it's a great book!

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