Introduction (General Book Club Discussion)

Discussion in 'TMB Book Club' started by Arkie Proud, May 2, 2012.

  1. Tangman

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    Will you be reading the rest of the series?
     
  2. Truman

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    I think so. I usually like to just blow through trilogies and read them all in a row, but I'll probably need a breather between books.

    The writing style is really different. Everything is subdued. I kind of hate how she skips forward past the big events and just has the characters describe it retrospect.

    I also dont have the best knowledge of English history. Like I know the rough timeline of events w Henry VIII know Queen Catherine and Ann Boylin ect. But also have heard of Thomas More and Cavendish ect but dont really know much else than their names. I feel like it would be a much more enjoyable read if I had a better grasp on who these characters were before reading.

    Ive stopped to look up stuff in wikipedia and go down long rabbit holes, ect. So im learning a lot, which is a good thing, but doesnt exactly make for a great pleasure read.
     
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  3. Fargin' Icehole

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    Just finished Ready Player One and I'm surprised at how much I liked it. Fun book.
     
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  4. The Blackfish

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    Yeah it’s super fun fast read. Don’t read his second book, Armada. He tries to catch lightning in a bottle again and fails miserably. It’s a bad book.
     
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  5. LKRFN88jp

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    Only read a handful of books last year and planned on changing that to start 2020 but was slow to get rolling. Finally did a few weeks into the hell we live in now and suddenly I’m reading one a week. Friend of mine recommended I Am Pilgrim to me recently and I am loving it so far. Hard to describe at this point but the prose is great while also easy to read.
     
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  6. Trip McNeely

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    I Am Pilgrim was a great read. It’s one of my favorite books.
     
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  7. LKRFN88jp

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    I am 20% in and can’t get over how good it is.
     
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  8. Truman

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    I was gonna re-read Hunger Games before the prequel comes out next week, but look like I'll be reading I Am Pilgrim instead
     
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  9. Willpépé

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    Why don’t we make I am pilgrim May‘s book?
     
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  10. Truman

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    Let’s make it June. That way people have time to get it on overdrive or whatever
     
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  11. Willpépé

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    I just got it tonight, it’s a large book. I agree.
     
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  12. LKRFN88jp

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    Got about 20% left. Excited to see your guys’ thoughts.
     
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  13. DUCKMOUTH

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    About to start this. People swear by it and say it’s great from start to finish.

    The Milk Wagon: A Novel
     
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  14. Gin Buckets

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  15. Gin Buckets

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    Per goodreads, I know some of you gentlemen have read “The Fifth Season” with relatively mixed reviews. What are your thoughts?
     
  16. Truman

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    I’m not a huge fantasy guy but I liked it. Didn’t love it. Glad I read the trilogy though.
     
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  17. RegimentML

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    I’m currently reading it. I’m about a third in. I like it so far. Hasn’t grabbed me in the same way Rothfuss, Sanderson, etc., but it’s solid.
     
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  18. Kevintensity

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    Its solid, not great imo.
     
  19. Lucky24Seven

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    Would like to read something by Brandon Sanderson. What should I check out?
     
  20. RegimentML

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    Mistborn series is the best to start with. Finished trilogy. Stormlight is his best but only three books released and they’re a huge commitment for someone’s who never read him before.
     
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  21. The Blackfish

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    I would agree Mistborn but I would recommend reading everything.

    Mistborn Original Trilogy
    Wax and Wayne Mistborn Books
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    Warbreaker
    Elantris
    Emperor’s Soul (best novella ever)
    Stormlight Archive