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What are You Reading Right now?

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

  1. lostken11

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    I really dug the Battlefront II and Battlefront Twilight Company books. Star Wars The Dark Disciple is legendary. A New Dawn is also fantastic. Currently I am reading Star Wars: The Clone Wars: No Prisoners. The next book would be Catalyst (A Rogue One Novel). Anyone read it?
     
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    Oh good choices! I'm pretty sure I read Catalyst back in the day, but it didn't make nearly as much of an impression as some of the other stuff on the list. I'm assuming you've read Inferno Squad, but have you read Lost Stars or any of the Claudia Gray books yet?
     
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    I have not read Claudia's stuff. Is it good?
     
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    Some of the best stuff to come out of the new canon in my opinion. Lost Stars was her first book and a sleeper hit at the time. It wasn't as promoted as some of the other Road to the Force Awakens content at the time, partially due to being YA and owned by a different publisher IIRC. But Collider's Jedi Council was at its height at the time, and its host Kristian Harloff pushed that book, and it performed incredibly well and is still remembered fondly. Harloff even got a planet named after him called Harloff Minor in Claudia's next book as a thanks for helping promote her book.
    Since Lost Stars, Claudia has become something of a staple in the new canon. She's written a few books focused on Leia (I recommend Bloodline), an amazing Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon focused book called Master & Apprentice, and some stuff in the High Republic I've yet to get around to.
    She's worth it, but it's more for the characters and characterization than the military aspect.
     
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    I read Star Wars Catalyst Rogue One Story for the 2nd time couple of days ago. Still a good book to read. That and Rebel Rising if you want to know what Jyn was doing right before Rogue One.
     
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    Just finished the original 3 Psycho novels. It was interesting and entertaining and like the movies the first was amazing while the sequels paled in comparison but were sometimes entertaining. From what I understand Bloch was told they were making a film sequel and that they didn't want him involved and so he rushed out to write his own sequel that would be guaranteed to make Universal angry. Which it did, both in the shock value and the fact it's a satire/hit job on the movie industry. As the plot revolves around a film of Norman's murders being shot and deaths on the set. Norman's not even alive in the third one, it deals with people's interest/obsession with true crime and serial killers when some guy rebuilds the Bates Motel and adjoining home as a morbid tourist attraction.

    Anyway there's another book, not by Bloch but from the last 10 years by some other author that takes place between the first and second books when Norman Bates is in the State Hospital. It's supposed to be really good (better than the other sequels at least), all the reviews are pretty positive so I picked it up and going to start it tomorrow.

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