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Post  Jasterk Staren on Fri Feb 05, 2010 5:32 am

Just read The Corps: Semper Fi and The Corps: Call to Arms

Great books written by a soldier about marines in world war II, centering around Ken "killer" McCoy. There's a lot of military lingo but most of it is explained at the bottom of the page in short definitions when that type of stuff comes up. Although i understand it all so it doesn't really matter to me.

The great thing about these books is that it centers more on soldiers, day to day military life, romance while home from over seas, and some other interesting stuff.


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Post  Carlen Darko on Fri Feb 05, 2010 5:37 am

Just finished a good 'ole classic collection:

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Post  Kevlar on Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:30 pm

Just finished reading the highly anticipated newest David Weber's - Mission of Honor



Its book 12 in the Honor Harrington - Sci-Fi Space Opera Series.

What a space opera is, is essentially space sci-fi at a grand scale, combining a whole tapestry or characters from all sides of a conflict.

The Honor Harrington series is pretty much amongst the best space opera out there, the magnitude and scope of the story, the backgrounds behind the weapon technologies and the plots, inventions and tactics that drive the evolution of the story is absolutely breath taking.

Its stunning at the amount of detail that David Weber writes into the machinations of the various star powers that are facing off with each other, the thinkings and posturing of the heads of states behind those powers, the fleets they wield and the technologies that goes behind those fleets.

I also love his description of what I would imagine what realistic fleet engagements would be like in reality. Huge multi-million ton dreadnought fleets screened by smaller vessels in defensive formations, facing each other off at hundreds of millions of kilometers apart, firing multi-stage fusion warhead missiles at each other across distances where the missiles even accelerating to a fraction of light-speed would take 20 or 30 minutes to arrive from the time they where fired.

This latest book is no disappointment, though it has a bit less action then it had in previous volumes.

Regardless the story serves to ramp up the plot to the final confrontation coming soon to the series.


(9.7/10)
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Post  Beadle on Mon Feb 08, 2010 3:08 pm

I'm reading Teach Yourself Finnish:



Yeah, thats over 40 million of all their language books sold... theres only like 5 million people in Finland :P
It's been pretty good so far.
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Post  Tyren Vaal on Mon Feb 08, 2010 3:31 pm

Beadle wrote:I'm reading Teach Yourself Finnish:



Yeah, thats over 40 million of all their language books sold... theres only like 5 million people in Finland :P
It's been pretty good so far.

Heh, but they could have just been sold to a bunch of highschools or something.
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Post  Ruka on Mon Feb 08, 2010 3:38 pm

hmm I feel inspired to learn a new language now.
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Post  Carlen Darko on Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:21 pm

Just finished:



There is hype and a Broadway play of this for a reason: 8/10
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Post  Beadle on Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:08 pm

Mmmm, I saw the play when it came to aus, was really good and damn the girl (effeba?) could sing
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Post  Kevlar on Fri Feb 12, 2010 6:30 am

Just finished Jennifer Estep's - Spider's Bite



First book in the elemental assassin series.

The book is not too shabby, a nice start to a series. Fairly imaginative and a welcome break from the traditional paranormal fiction protagonist.

The main character Gin kills people for a living, so there is a clear difference from the begining, a break away from the normal 'goody good' heroes/heroines of para-fic. A welcome relief. Always liked books where the main character was a grey area.


(7.3/10)
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Post  Jasterk Staren on Fri Feb 12, 2010 6:33 am

Lol, powerful female protagonist lover..
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Post  Jeme'Maer on Fri Feb 12, 2010 7:00 am



Honestly the best treasure hunt book since Indiana Jones.
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Post  Kevlar on Sat Feb 13, 2010 9:02 am

Just finished J.D. Robb's new novel Fantasy in Death.



Book 37 in the Eve Dallas - In death series.

This is pretty much my favorite mystery series. Combining science-fiction and murder mystery. Consistently good despite the huge long series, with a continuing back story.

(9.1/10)
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Post  Rebel Marksman on Thu Mar 11, 2010 3:56 am

Just finished this.



Just started this.

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Post  Toranilor on Thu Mar 11, 2010 10:01 am

I'm reading (and about to finish again);

(LotR, pic removed due to size)

Doing it for 'Belonging' in english.

Also, I love Lotr.
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Post  Dessanar on Sun Mar 14, 2010 4:59 am

just finished the latest legacy book think it was abyss???

I love SW books as I got well over 60 of them lol Reading the Magicians guild books now for the 16th time
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Post  Jasterk Staren on Sun Mar 14, 2010 7:06 am

Abyss is from the new series that comes after the legacy series.
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Post  Dessanar on Sun Mar 14, 2010 3:02 pm

Jasterk Staren wrote:Abyss is from the new series that comes after the legacy series.

ah right ok then thats the book i have been reading... that and Omen
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Post  Kevlar on Sun Mar 14, 2010 3:08 pm

hmm, let me see. The past couple weeks?






You thought I was kidding huh? =P hahaha
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Post  Tyren Vaal on Sun Mar 14, 2010 3:13 pm

You weren't joking when you said you read a lot of female-based novels Kev, it's like you go to a shop, then chuck every book with a hot chick in a ginormous trolley or something.
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Post  Kevlar on Sun Mar 14, 2010 3:15 pm

haha, the down side is I spend quite a bit of time reading chick orientated scenes in these books. (though I tend to stay away from truly romance based books, even if they are paranormal or sci-fi based)

Problem is a lot of writers these days, especially in the chick protagonist genre can't seem to write their novels without sex scenes every three chapter.

YEAH YOU HEARD ME!

Kev is complaining about too much sex in novels.
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Post  Tyren Vaal on Sun Mar 14, 2010 3:25 pm

Assuming the author is male though they probably find pleasure in writing stuff like that.
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Post  Kevlar on Sun Mar 14, 2010 3:35 pm

Tyren Vaal wrote:Assuming the author is male though they probably find pleasure in writing stuff like that.

actually in most cases the authors are female, and in general the book is targeted towards horny housewives with nothing better to do with their time, (I usually avoid those types of novels, though some of them are hidden pretty damn well and you don't realize it until it hit you =P)
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Post  Toranilor on Sun Mar 14, 2010 3:54 pm

Kevlar wrote:

actually in most cases the authors are female, and in general the book is targeted towards horny housewives with nothing better to do with their time, (I usually avoid those types of novels, though some of them are hidden pretty damn well and you don't realize it until it hit you =P)

"Gee, this novel has some pretty original ideas about space!" "I diddn't think aliens could do THAT! Certainly not twice" "Wait, why is the title 'Space Exploration' in inverted commas?"
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Post  Gerard Halcyon on Mon Mar 15, 2010 5:42 am

Just finished this for the 3rd time...



It is much better than you'd think... I suggest it if you are into murder/mystery novels... 8/10 : -1 cuz, it was written like it was a rushed project. And, another -1 cuz the "digi-novel" thing is AWESOME, but the videos really had no relation to the book.
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Post  Dessanar on Fri Mar 19, 2010 8:51 pm

Got bored recently and now reading pc druin house of night books. My sister has all of them so saved me spending any cash.

not my normal cup of tea but its ok.

also borrowed the magicians guild and last of the wilds by trudy canavan.
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