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Rate the last book you read

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by ethiostar, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. AmarilloCowboyFan

    AmarilloCowboyFan Well-Known Member

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    Ah, OK. I usually only read series.

    Joe Abercrombie has several stand alones set in the same universe as First Law. Best Served Cold is excellent.

    If you like humor Discworld is a very lengthy series but each book reads like a standalone. I would recommend Mort.

    Joe Hill has several good books out. Horns and NOS4A2.
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  2. JIMMYBUFFETT

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    Swan Song by Robert R. McCammon. Post apocalyptic fiction and a good one. In that same genre The Dog Stars by Peter Heller is a good one.
  3. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, I've read Swan Song (one of my faves).

    I'll check out the other.
  4. bb721

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    Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. The true story of Lou Zamperini, a runner in the 1936 Olympics which took place in Berlin under the cloud of Hitler's Nazi reign. During WWII he is shot down over the Pacific and spends 40+ days adrift at sea. When his rescue finally occurs it is at the hands of the Japanese enemy who keep him in a POW camp for years under some of the most harsh conditions imaginable. An inspiring book in so many ways.

    9/10
  5. JIMMYBUFFETT

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    What about Wilbur Smith, have you read any of his stuff? I loved his Courtney series set in eighteenth century Africa. They're quick reads and there isn't a need to read through the whole series really. When The Lion Feeds is the first book and a good one.

    I'm reading American Gods right now and struggling with it so far. Hoping the second half is better than the first.
  6. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    I have not read Wilbur Smith and appreciate the suggestion. I read American Gods, though. I wasn't really impressed, but I do like Gaiman.
  7. reddyuta

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    Finished Way of the kings and words of radiance by Brandon sanderson(its a 10 book epic) and it almost took me 1 month to finish them and they are exceptional and could be the next great fantasy series after game of thrones
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  8. AmarilloCowboyFan

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    Yep, I agree. It's fantastic. I can't wait for the next one and since it's Sanderson we won't have to wait 7 years like GRRM.
  9. cml750

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    The last book I read was the Bible which I give a perfect 10 out of 10!!!!!

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