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What are You Reading Right now?

Discussion in 'Books & Comics' started by Suspiria, Aug 26, 2015.

  1. Suspiria

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    I did a status the other day about what everyone is currently reading, and I thought a thread could be useful to talk more about it, like personal feelings or venting on issues. This is not limited to books; you can talk about comics (And manga) too!

    I am currently reading Fallen Hearts by V.C. Andrews (Yes, that V.C. Andrews)... Except it isn't. Andrews actually died before she could start it (It's the third book in her Casteel series), and it ended up being written by her ghost writer. I wasn't quite sure about it at first, but now that I'm about ten out of twenty chapters in, it's... OK. The ghost writer did a better job writing Garden of Shadows for the Dollanganger series, but I just really wanna know what Andrews would have done with the Casteel series if she hadn't died. It also helps that GoS is a prequel that could easily be ignored unlike FH, which is a direct sequel.

    Over at comics, my mom and I started reading the original Amazing Spider-Man comics (I bought the out-of-print CD-rom collection from Gitcorp). We're having fun with it, though doing character voices is heck on my vocal chords. Also, the second story from Amazing Spider-Man #1 (The one that crossed over with the Fantastic 4) keeps calling Web-Head 'Peter Palmer', even though he was 'Parker' in the previous story.

    So go ahead, talk away!
     
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    I'm about halfway through Lords of the Sith by Paul S. Kemp.

    So far, it's one of the best SW novels I've read. Taking place not long after ROTS, Palpatine and Vader get their Star Destroyer blown out from under them, and they find themselves stranded on a primitve planet full of members of a hostile resistance group, as well as really nasty natural predators.

    It's cool to see the Sith master and his apprentice with their backs against the wall, and light sabers in hand. And it's interesting to see the birth of what becomes the Rebellion against the Empire. So far, it's a great read!

    The book jacket reads-

    A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. . . .

    When the Emperor and his notorious apprentice, Darth Vader, find themselves stranded in the middle of insurgent action on an inhospitable planet, they must rely on each other, the Force, and their own ruthlessness to prevail.

    “It appears things are as you suspected, Lord Vader. We are indeed hunted.”

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    I'm almost done with Gene Wolfe's Sword of the Lictor, as part of my read-through of his New Sun series (1-4, plus the fifth addition).

    I'm finding the series enjoyable overall, albeit a bit difficult to read at times for various reasons. Primarily I've gleaned from my own comprehension as well as a couple of reviews I've read that it has some foundations with various aspects of the Bible, which quite frankly I'm not familiar with, as well as several archaic or simply seldom-used terms sprinkled throughout.

    It has some faults, but it's a nice read so far, and it does get you to think from time to time. I've had to stay away from reading anything about it though, as I'm afraid to spoil myself on something. (and please no one spoil me here)


    I'm reading it as included in this coupling:

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    Also, if anyone wants to give general book recommendations, go ahead!
     
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    Just to throw something out, I'd recommend Steven King's Dark Tower series. The first book, the Gunslinger, is not a great book, but it started the series and was originally a collection of magazine stories. Once past that, things really pick up.
     
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    I recommend The Underland Chronicles, from the same author as The Hunger Games. It's actually quite different from THG (The audience being elementary kids rather than young adults), but it's very brutal at times for a kid's book (For instance, they feature poverty, parental abandonment (Though the hero's dad has a good reason for being absent), the hero fearing his baby sister might be killed due to a prophecy, and mass genocide by a giant Hitler-like rat). Very dark, but very good. I kinda wish it was as popular as THG (Not that I didn't like THG, it's just that TUC came out years earlier and I read it first).
     
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    I'm reading The Phantom Menace comics, just released in Brazil last year in a single special edition. The cover, back cover and some other paintings inside de book made by hugh Fleming are pretty beautiful. But...the art of the story its very poor and the story it self cuts a lot of momments of the movie. I'm trying to enjoy it a little bit more listening the Soundtrack's TPM while reading the book....heheheh

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    Mayhem by Sarah Pinborough. It's pretty good, although I'm not too into historical fiction. It was recommended to me and is so far enough to keep me interested. I think my problem is that I've gotten the latest Tom Fletcher novel in the mail and it's just sitting on my "to read" pile. Staring at me.
     
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    if you like fantasy i recommend The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. It is really good.
     
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    I'm reading the Archie and Jughead comics. Not the originals, which I've read so many of, but the new ones, with the 21st century update in looks, story-line, etc. Archie and his relationship with Betty and Veronica is actually pretty realistic, fun, and just enjoyable to read. There's so much life in the characters. And Jughead has finally returned! He doesn't just gnarl on food, he's a bit of a wise soul, odd, but very sharp and caring. He's once again the other big character, and not just a side. But artists for the main Archie series are great, do I prefer the first one just a bit more since it was so well done! As I said, Jughead is so well done as well, and he really steals so many scenes. His own series has him a lot more of a goofball and a daydreaming food nut, but it's still able to connect to the Archie mainline really well. Everyone, go check it out!

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    That on my list as well now that I finished Ready Player One though I should also fish of my book on the Agincor campaign first
     
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    There's this book I read years ago called "Outbound Flight" which I'm going to pick up again:

    It's really interesting and it's written by Timothy Zahn and references his older novels about the "Outbound Flighy Project" that is meant to evoke the feelings of both The OT and the PT and if you're a fan of Zahn then I guarantee you'll like it.

    http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Outbound_Flight_(novel)
     
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    Yeah I read that one. It was okay. I liked his other novels better.
     
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    I probably liked it because I was 13 when I read it .
     
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    At the moment i'm reading Lords of the Sith. ANd i 'm halfway and i like it :)
     
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    I liked it but there wasn't enough Sith-y goodness and lore as I was anticipating.
     
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    Yeah i can understand that. The title is a bit deceiving in that way
     
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    I decided to read this again,
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    It was decent, just a bit cluttered, unneeded, etc. I think the best stuff was the first interactions between Hera and Kanan, especially their romantic moments, and Rae Sloane, who is in Aftermath, and is a continuing character and all that good stuff :)
     
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