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    That third book
    good shit

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    Some of my favourite pieces of fiction I've read in the last year or so are

    Shogun - James Clavell
    Jurassic Park - Michael Crichton
    The Great Train Robbery - Michael Crichton
    Tarzan of The Apes - Edgar Rice Burroughs

    I'm reading Salem's Lot and American God's atm. Only about 30% into both of them but I think you might like them.

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    Some of my favourite pieces of fiction I've read in the last year or so are

    Shogun - James Clavell
    Jurassic Park - Michael Crichton
    The Great Train Robbery - Michael Crichton
    Tarzan of The Apes - Edgar Rice Burroughs

    I'm reading Salem's Lot and American God's atm. Only about 30% into both of them but I think you might like them.
    what do you think of American Gods?

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    Sapiens by Yuval Harari is one of the most interesting books I've read.
    Summerland by Rajaniemu is a good spiritual fiction book.
    Hullabaloo in the rain forest by Kieran Desai is a book that's just relaxing to read imo.

    Okay, I'll break that trend. Zoro bas better DC than Jinbe, and is mountain busting at the very least as what was shown with Pica. He is also at least MHS as he was able to blitz Kuma, the same person who was able to contend with the MHS Gear Second Luffy. Zoro's durability is island level when it comes to blunt force, evident by how he tanked having Luffy's pain being transferred to him, and Luffy had tanked island busting attacks up until that point.

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    what do you think of American Gods?
    It's gotten pretty darn interesting. Went a completely different way to what I was thinking. I love how fantastical is too. It's out there, but there's still a balance.

    Gaiman's done a good job on juggling the different strands that are going on. I'm curious about a few things that happened earlier on, but I'm sure all will be revealed.

    And I can't think of the reason, but I really like Shadow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bold View Post
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    It's gotten pretty darn interesting. Went a completely different way to what I was thinking. I love how fantastical is too. It's out there, but there's still a balance.

    Gaiman's done a good job on juggling the different strands that are going on. I'm curious about a few things that happened earlier on, but I'm sure all will be revealed.

    And I can't think of the reason, but I really like Shadow.
    nice, i think Dofla said something good about this too

    i loved Sandman, so i know he's good. do i go with the book or the show?

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    nice, i think Dofla said something good about this too

    i loved Sandman, so i know he's good. do i go with the book or the show?
    book dude.

    you know the books are always better.
    @DoflaMihawk; tell him brother

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    book dude.

    you know the books are always better.
    @DoflaMihawk; tell him brother
    Never heard of it.

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    Never heard of it.
    Guess he mixed you up with someone else

    Read The Great Train Robbery though, thats a real page turner.

    I dunno how Edward Pierce walks, cos his massive balls get in the way.

    You will love the book as a whole (and all the history lessons - you won't believe how interesting all the snippets of history are) for its thrills. but there is one point where you will genuinely think, no matter the man he might be, he's got balls ae large as anyone.

    F'n Madman :. I need someone to talk to about how insane that stunt was
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    book dude.

    you know the books are always better.
    @DoflaMihawk; tell him brother
    it was Makenzye!

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    I've been reading Malazan, Book of the Fallen from Steven Erikson and just finished Book 2 out of 10 (Gardens of the Moon and Deadhouse Gates) and have to say, it's brilliant.

    If this keeps up like this it's probably going to be one of my absolute favourite not books, but literary works period.

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    I've been reading Malazan, Book of the Fallen from Steven Erikson and just finished Book 2 out of 10 (Gardens of the Moon and Deadhouse Gates) and have to say, it's brilliant.

    If this keeps up like this it's probably going to be one of my absolute favourite not books, but literary works period.
    hmm, i read garden of the moons a year or 2 ago, i heard deadhouse gates is where most people fall in love with it

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    hmm, i read garden of the moons a year or 2 ago, i heard deadhouse gates is where most people fall in love with it
    Absolutely. Deadhouse Gates builds upon the established things and makes you go 'WOAH' with how some truths and revelations are executed. It actually managed to make me jump up from my chair, hands holding my head twice. Both times concerning characters and their actions from Gardens of the Moon and their true intent, or what they would make me believe at this point in the story.

    The characters and motivations are also superb, it features a duo in particular whose interactions and actions are just a pleasure to read as the tiny machinations behind their relationship are revealed as you go and constantly make you crave more.

    The damned book leads you on like a animal chasing after a treat on a hook.

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    I read a book called The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle. It's about a guy that needs to solve a murder mystery, but every day he is sent back to the beginning of the day in a new host (with all his prior knowledge retained) and he must use each host's unique personalities to solve the murder.

    “Drinking and lust. No man can match me in these things. I am the god of tits and wine… I shall build a shrine to myself at the next brothel I visit.”

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    Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson

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    Finished House of Chains and with it the 4th entry in the Malazan series,

    Introduced my favourite character and that is saying alot considering in the context of everything thats happened thus far. Funny thing is, I started off hating him but the way he's developing is fan-fucking-tastic.

    Little recap
    Book 1 - Gardens if the Moon
    We get introduced to our -for the most part- Protagonists of the story, the Bridgeburners. A elite squad of the Malazan Imperial Army. After the said Empire had a sudden.. abrupt change of command, the old guard - including the Bridgeburners - seem to sporadically encounter ...accidents. After the disaster at the Siege of Pale that wiped out the majority of the Bridgeburners, Whiskeyjack and his squad start to doubt the loyalty of the empire to their soldiers. Unfortunate for it, as this surviving squad, while they would never admit to it, are the best of the best among the already highly esteemed elite squad - no wonder. They survived after all.

    Meaning the newly self-appointed empress seeks to unleash a Tyrant who has ruled and dominated the world in terror for centuries - simply on the off chance of this tyrant and their enemy - The Lord of Moonspawn, Anomander Rake annihilating each other, a fools gambit, one might think. The task of this unchaining goes to Lorn, the chosen Adjunct of the Empress, and Onoss Toolan - an undead immortal of T'lan Imas.

    The gods are sheming - as they ever did.

    8.5/10

    Book 2 - Deadhouse Gates
    What would you do to become a god? A race to that end takes us to Seven Cities and the desert Rarraku- an already conquered land by the Malazan Empire. Power draws power, and all kinds of terrifyingly powerful individuals join the hunts for ascendancy here. Amidst all this a Rebellion is brewing - Seven Cities is rising against its conquerors. Thrown in the middle of this chaos are two curious travellers, and they reek of power. And remember

    Power draws power, this pursuit of it is truly, a fools errand.

    9/10

    Book 3 - Memories of Ice
    An entire continent, desecrated, burned, destroyed. A scar on the planet itself that would never heal. Born from pure spite of the once High King who ruled it 300.000 years ago who could not live without or die without having the last laugh. Sealed, locked away so the scar would not spread at great cost. Said seal, cracking.

    Now, the machinations of the puppetmaster who orchestrated some of the major earlier happenings are revealed.
    Rest TBD

    9.5/10

    Book 4 - House of Chains
    TBD

    9/10

    Next up is midnight tides and I plan to get started right away.

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    Finished House of Chains and with it the 4th entry in the Malazan series,

    Introduced my favourite character and that is saying alot considering in the context of everything thats happened thus far. Funny thing is, I started off hating him but the way he's developing is fan-fucking-tastic.

    Little recap
    Book 1 - Gardens if the Moon
    We get introduced to our -for the most part- Protagonists of the story, the Bridgeburners. A elite squad of the Malazan Imperial Army. After the said Empire had a sudden.. abrupt change of command, the old guard - including the Bridgeburners - seem to sporadically encounter ...accidents. After the disaster at the Siege of Pale that wiped out the majority of the Bridgeburners, Whiskeyjack and his squad start to doubt the loyalty of the empire to their soldiers. Unfortunate for it, as this surviving squad, while they would never admit to it, are the best of the best among the already highly esteemed elite squad - no wonder. They survived after all.

    Meaning the newly self-appointed empress seeks to unleash a Tyrant who has ruled and dominated the world in terror for centuries - simply on the off chance of this tyrant and their enemy - The Lord of Moonspawn, Anomander Rake annihilating each other, a fools gambit, one might think. The task of this unchaining goes to Lorn, the chosen Adjunct of the Empress, and Onoss Toolan - an undead immortal of T'lan Imas.

    The gods are sheming - as they ever did.

    8.5/10

    Book 2 - Deadhouse Gates
    What would you do to become a god? A race to that end takes us to Seven Cities and the desert Rarraku- an already conquered land by the Malazan Empire. Power draws power, and all kinds of terrifyingly powerful individuals join the hunts for ascendancy here. Amidst all this a Rebellion is brewing - Seven Cities is rising against its conquerors. Thrown in the middle of this chaos are two curious travellers, and they reek of power. And remember

    Power draws power, this pursuit of it is truly, a fools errand.

    9/10

    Book 3 - Memories of Ice
    An entire continent, desecrated, burned, destroyed. A scar on the planet itself that would never heal. Born from pure spite of the once High King who ruled it 300.000 years ago who could not live without or die without having the last laugh. Sealed, locked away so the scar would not spread at great cost. Said seal, cracking.

    Now, the machinations of the puppetmaster who orchestrated some of the major earlier happenings are revealed.
    Rest TBD

    9.5/10

    Book 4 - House of Chains
    TBD

    9/10

    Next up is midnight tides and I plan to get started right away.
    I have Gardens of the Moon for a year although never opened it. Have heard great recommendations for M:BoTF since I'm a sucker for fantasy but I do know that it is slow in the beginning and also extremely confusing so I put it off till now. You make it sound extremely exciting, so maybe I'll give it a try.

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    And isn't MoI generally accepted to be the best book in the franchise?

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    I have Gardens of the Moon for a year although never opened it. Have heard great recommendations for M:BoTF since I'm a sucker for fantasy but I do know that it is slow in the beginning and also extremely confusing so I put it off till now. You make it sound extremely exciting, so maybe I'll give it a try.

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    And isn't MoI generally accepted to be the best book in the franchise?
    Oh, give it a shot, I've been thoroughly enjoying my time with the series.

    Memories of Ice is generally ranked really highly among the series but I've also seen people put it in their bottom 5.

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    Oh, give it a shot, I've been thoroughly enjoying my time with the series.

    Memories of Ice is generally ranked really highly among the series but I've also seen people put it in their bottom 5.
    All right, thanks.

    What other fantasy novels are your favorites?

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