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I enjoyed the first book, wavered on the second, and now, well, I am disappoint. The Black Company series, of course, is awesome. I’ve read the first Garrett, P.I. novel, and really need to follow up on the rest of the series. So fun.
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How very cool!
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Jyrdan Fairblade wrote:I enjoyed the first book, wavered on the second, and now, well, I am disappoint. The Black Company series, of course, is awesome. I’ve read the first Garrett, P.I. novel, and really need to follow up on the rest of the series. So fun.
Buttmonkey wrote: I seriously LOVE me some Glen Cook, but I couldn't get into the Instrumentalities of the Night series. I abandoned ship maybe 20% of the way through the first volume. That reminds me that I should go reread all of his Garrett, P.I. novels. Those are wonderful.
You really, really do. The Garrett novels are his best work IMO. They don't quite reach the highs of the first 3 Black Company novels, but they are consistently great. Kind of like the TV show Scrubs. That show was always a solid A- or A. It never had a mediocre episode even if it didn't hit A+ levels.
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Re-reading the Cadfael series - 21 books.

I've re-read many series in the past, but never did this ~ where I read the series and then immediately started it again. But it's so worth it, being that there is so much excellent material, plot devices, dialogue, history, atmosphere, character development . . etc.

I've said it before and I'll say it again, this is a tremendous series of books by Ellis Peters. Just brilliant!

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Amber and Ashes, by Margaret Weis.
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The original Conan series by Howard.

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Yes! So good!

Currently reading The State of Play: Creators and Critics on Video Game Culture. Definitely thought-provoking and interesting.
maximus wrote:The original Conan series by Howard.

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Jyrdan Fairblade wrote:Yes! So good!

Currently reading The State of Play: Creators and Critics on Video Game Culture. Definitely thought-provoking and interesting.
maximus wrote:The original Conan series by Howard.
I haven't read Conan in about 35 years. I read all the books that L Sprague de Camp edited/finished, etc, but thought I would go back and read just the Howard stuff. Great so far!

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Amber and Ashes is freaking KILLER!

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Supply Chain Management - A Logistics Perspective :geek:
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Started Lawrence's Prince of Thorns. So far, so good. Nice and grim. Gave me the idea that the next time I get a bunch of murderhobos in my campaign, I'm just going to fill the game with NPCs, monsters, and plots so much more vile than them. Basically, to out-murderhobo the murderhobos.

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Black's Law Dictionary.

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serleran wrote:Black's Law Dictionary.
Oh, that is such not a good read. Tedious, plus a large chunk (vast majority?) of its entries are archaic with minimal utility unless you want to read judicial opinions from the pre-1800s.
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Buttmonkey wrote:
serleran wrote:Black's Law Dictionary.
Oh, that is such not a good read. Tedious, plus a large chunk (vast majority?) of its entries are archaic with minimal utility unless you want to read judicial opinions from the pre-1800s.
That is precisely why I want to read it. It helps to provide a sense of living verisimilitude.

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I'm LOVIN' the Xenozoic comic compilation. aka: Cadillacs and Dinosaurs

I'm a fan o' all things post-apoc, and this' plain awesome.

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Started reading Empire of Imagination, the Gygax biography. So far it's a really interesting read. The novel-like tone is a bit off-putting at first, but the author sounds like he really did his research.

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Ashes and Iron.
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Jyrdan Fairblade wrote:Started reading Empire of Imagination, the Gygax biography. So far it's a really interesting read. The novel-like tone is a bit off-putting at first, but the author sounds like he really did his research.
Cool. Just purchased this. I had a chance to page through it last month and decided to get it after seeing your comments.

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I've been reading and enjoying, Life Below Stairs by Alison Maloney. A book about service during the Edwardian era. Very interesting and well written if you like history and if your're a Downton Abbey fan then it's a must read.

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Dragons of Autumn Twilight.
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slimykuotoan wrote:Dragons of Autumn Twilight.
Excellent series. Loved 'em.

[Many thanks to Jaybird who sent me the books when we were playing in Rigon's DL game]

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Jyrdan Fairblade wrote:Started reading Empire of Imagination, the Gygax biography. So far it's a really interesting read. The novel-like tone is a bit off-putting at first, but the author sounds like he really did his research.
I'm reading it now and so far, so good!

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The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle.

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How is it? I've only read Doyle's Holmes tales.
maximus wrote:The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle.

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Jyrdan Fairblade wrote:How is it? I've only read Doyle's Holmes tales.
maximus wrote:The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle.
Only a few chapters in so far, but I like it. I've always been a big history buff, and after a suggestion from someone over at DF, this looked like a good one. I'll let you know how it turns out.

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Rhuvein wrote:
Jyrdan Fairblade wrote:Started reading Empire of Imagination, the Gygax biography. So far it's a really interesting read. The novel-like tone is a bit off-putting at first, but the author sounds like he really did his research.
I'm reading it now and so far, so good!

:)
Yeah, I really liked this, I burned through it in just a couple of sittings. I recommend it to anyone who wants to know the background of the game and the man behind it. Oddly, it got me eager to re-read some R.E.H. because of the "What would Conan do?" bits.

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Bring the Jubilee.

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M.R. James' "More Ghost Stories" (having just finished "Ghost Stories of an Antiquary").
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M.R. James' stuff is quite excellent!

I'm currently reading Finn Fancy Necromancy, which is sort-of like Ready Player One in Urban Fantasy form, in that it's very much an homage to 80s pop culture.
clavis123 wrote:M.R. James' "More Ghost Stories" (having just finished "Ghost Stories of an Antiquary").

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Jyrdan Fairblade wrote:M.R. James' stuff is quite excellent!
I agree! I'm surprised at myself that it's taken me this long to actually read James. I was such a huge Lovecraft fan when I was younger, and James' influence on Lovercraft is obvious (especially in stories like "The Shunned House").
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