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Re: What Are You Currently Reading?

Postby Finli Otego on Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:58 pm

Finished A Dance With Dragons.

*sigh* What a disappointing book. I certainly liked parts of it quite a bit, and I love the series as a whole, but each book should feel like a complete story in itself. This doesn't. At all. Spinning wheels and treading water, maybe moving slightly forward but really getting nowhere for 1000 pages. There is no real climax. There is no arc or resolution of any kind. It reads like the middle section of a larger novel, which I guess is what it is...but that isn't how I like books that are part of a larger series to read. I want one complete, cohesive story that is in essence part of a larger one. That is how the first 3 ASOIAF novels worked, but Martin is losing sight of that, which I think is unfortunate.
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Re: What Are You Currently Reading?

Postby Joshua on Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:36 pm

Finli Otego wrote:Finished A Dance With Dragons.

*sigh* What a disappointing book. I certainly liked parts of it quite a bit, and I love the series as a whole, but each book should feel like a complete story in itself. This doesn't. At all. Spinning wheels and treading water, maybe moving slightly forward but really getting nowhere for 1000 pages. There is no real climax. There is no arc or resolution of any kind. It reads like the middle section of a larger novel, which I guess is what it is...but that isn't how I like books that are part of a larger series to read. I want one complete, cohesive story that is in essence part of a larger one. That is how the first 3 ASOIAF novels worked, but Martin is losing sight of that, which I think is unfortunate.


Uh oh!

I finally finished A Storm of Swords today which was excellent! Will be starting A Feast For Crows next.
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Re: What Are You Currently Reading?

Postby Bella on Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:00 pm

I'm reading The Marriage Plot (by Jeffrey Eugenides) and The Eye of the Dragon (by Stephen King).

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Re: What Are You Currently Reading?

Postby supermodel on Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:17 am

Working my way through The Walking Dead, also planning to reread The Hobbit this weekend to get myself psyched for the film.
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Re: What Are You Currently Reading?

Postby dutchie on Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:24 pm

I finally finished Dexter in the Dark. It wasnt as good in the beginning, but it picked up later on. So now its time for Dexter by Design.
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Re: What Are You Currently Reading?

Postby Sawyer5665 on Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:09 pm

I bought The Wind Through the Keyhole ebook version back in the summer and started it, but I just can't get into reading books that aren't actually books. So, I checked the hardback version of it out at the library the other day and will be starting it this week.
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Re: What Are You Currently Reading?

Postby dutchie on Wed Dec 12, 2012 5:58 pm

Just finished Dexter by Design. Its much better than the previous one. The next Dexter book is on its way.

Now I finished The Divine Invasion, its not one of Philip K Dick''s best books. The story is uneven, the characters flat and the main character is a pathetic douche.
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Re: What Are You Currently Reading?

Postby DarthLocke on Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:55 am

I'm trying to read "Her Fearful Symmetry" by Audrey Niffenegger for the fourth time! :lol: I have yet to get passed page 50, but I am on page 45. Here's to hoping I can finally get into it! :whistle: Has anyone else read this?
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Re: What Are You Currently Reading?

Postby dutchie on Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:08 pm

DarthLocke wrote:I'm trying to read "Her Fearful Symmetry" by Audrey Niffenegger for the fourth time! :lol: I have yet to get passed page 50, but I am on page 45. Here's to hoping I can finally get into it! :whistle: Has anyone else read this?

I never had the urge to read it.

I just finished Double Dexter. Too much inner monologue, too much Rita and not enough Deborah.
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