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Rate the last book you read

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  1. RamziD

    RamziD Well-Known Member

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    Lud-in-the-Mist by Hope Mirrlees. An earlier fantasy novel, published in 1926. It's more of a light, fun read compared to the behemoth fantasy series out there, but still with a little dark and mysterious side.

    8/10
  2. Section444

    Section444 Well-Known Member

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    Killing Lincoln: 8/10, now onto Killing Kennedy.
  3. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    ‘Speaker for the Dead’ – Orson Scott Card .

    This is an indirect sequel to ‘Ender’s Game’ set 3000 years after the preceding novel. It explores themes of xenophobia, religion, evolution, war, and technology on a small colony in the midst of galactic expansion. Very good read.
  4. punchnjudy

    punchnjudy Well-Known Member

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    Gang Leader for a Day

    10/10

    Non-fiction book written by a Univ of Chicago sociology student who hangs around the projects for close to 10 years. Very interesting (at least to me) observations about gangs, police, and housing authorities.
  5. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    Found myself curled up with this the other night I actually had a tough time putting it down.


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  6. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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  7. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    I read that whole series a while back, but to be honest, they kind of lost me, especially when the sequel was so far in the future. It just seemed too all over the place...

    but, admittedly, I was 13 lol
  8. Rack Bauer

    Rack Bauer Federal Agent

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    Just read Prince of Thorns and King of Thorns. Part of a trilogy (Emperor of Thorns is the last one).

    Very gory (sp?) and graphic books, but also very good. Highly recommend the whole trilogy.
  9. Cebrin

    Cebrin Well-Known Member

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    Read the employee handbook for Olive Garden. Had some good information. Didn't care for the sexual harassment piece. Over all I give it a 3/10.
  10. AmarilloCowboyFan

    AmarilloCowboyFan Well-Known Member

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    I have been thinking about picking up these books. Thanks for the post.
  11. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    'The Mote in God Eye', pretty good Sci-fi read.
  12. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    I think this is a great book. Love the early concept sci-fi that's old enough that you can start to get a gauge on how good the predictions really were.
  13. Rack Bauer

    Rack Bauer Federal Agent

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    Just finished The Broken Empire trilogy. U give it a firm 9.5/10. Already searching for similar books.

    If you need your "hero" to be do-gooder, scouts honor type you may want to pass on this trilogy.
  14. AmarilloCowboyFan

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    Just finished The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson.

    Excellent book. This is the first of a 10 book series. I usually won't start a series like this until they are finished or at least have several books out so I'm not stuck waiting. (A lesson learned from GRRM). However, I've read lots of good stuff about this book and the next one comes out in March. Sanderson is an excellent fantasy author. The "magic" system is unique. Great characters. A little bit too much back story but probably needed for the 10 book series. Really well done book.

    Starting on Coldfire Trilogy by C.S. Friedman

    Rack, sorry I missed this post when you made it.
    Another great anti-hero type of series you might like is The First Law Trilogy by Joe Ambercrombie.
  15. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    22. The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood

    Pretty good disutopian fiction
  16. Rack Bauer

    Rack Bauer Federal Agent

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    Yeah i am about halfway through the second book in that series already. :)
  17. AmarilloCowboyFan

    AmarilloCowboyFan Well-Known Member

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    Ah, cool. It's a great story. Logen and Glokta are great characters.
  18. jterrell

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    Reading the Jo Nesbo library right now.
    Very easy reads. 2 or 3 days each. Interesting detective.

    I am at about 75% of the NPR Sci-Fi list because that's what I read growing up.
    Definitely some strange selections (tho not bad works) on that list.
  19. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Bad Santa Staff Member

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    inferno - Dan Brown. If you liked his other books, chances are you will like this one. Although I have to say there was less history or origins of symbols, words and phrases than was in the Davinci Code...similar to Angels and Demons where it was less. Either way it was still a good read if you like the main character and the other Dan Brown Langdon books.

    Horns - Joe Hill
    I think I have found a new writer that I can buy a book from them and at the very least think it is a good read. The only reason I got it was because it was on sale on google play and I figured for the price I could not beat it. Turns out it was a better deal than I originally thought. Will have to eventually buy Heart Shaped box and Nos4a2 by him. Apparently they are already making a movie from the Horns book.
  20. Kristen82

    Kristen82 Benched

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    "Something Wicked This Way Comes" - just a great spooky phantasmagorical book. Love "Fahrenheit 451" and classic sci-fi in general so trying out more Ray Bradbury.

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