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    Finally got around to Cloud Atlas, my brother recommended it as it twisted his titty pretty good.

    It's a fine book, I've been so caught up in multiple sequence style authors it was really refreshing to read a stand alone novel again. There's some gimmick to the overall story but it shouldn't detract from the fact that no matter what literary type of fan you are there's something here for you and an exposure to something else at the same time.
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    Finished this. AWESOME!!!

    The second book of the Tales of the Ketty Jay series picked up right where the first book left off in terms of the thrill-a-minute factor. Further development of the main characters and their interactions as the ragtag crew of the Ketty Jay only adds to the likeability of this science-fiction/fantasy/swashbuckling/steampunk series. Dangerous (and sometimes foolhardy, ill-advised, and even seemingly pointless...but only seemingly) adventures lead Captain Frey to truly come to care about his crew and rely on their loyalty to him in order for him to right a serious wrong.

    If you like sci-fi reading at all, start this series ASAP. I'll have to wait a bit for the third book in the series, The Iron Jackal, as it isn't yet available for the e-reader apps I use. Kind of a bummer.

    I'm going to move on down my stack a little bit while I wait for the next Ketty Jay book. Going back to some WWII historical fiction that I've been meaning to read:

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    Just got a recommendation for Joe Abercrombie, anyone here read his stuff? Worthwhile or no? Was thinking about starting his trilogy after I get through GOT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jammer06 View Post
    Just got a recommendation for Joe Abercrombie, anyone here read his stuff? Worthwhile or no? Was thinking about starting his trilogy after I get through GOT.
    Very good books. Abercrombie writes great characters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jammer06 View Post
    Just got a recommendation for Joe Abercrombie, anyone here read his stuff? Worthwhile or no? Was thinking about starting his trilogy after I get through GOT.
    he has a very dry sense of humor that i find hilarious. but the first law trilogy is great. i have his Best Served Cold still on my shelf i need to start, probably after i finish Patrick Rothfuss' The Name of The Wind.
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    New Hap & Leonard novella!
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    Funny you should put that up Adgy. Just finished this. After being underwhelmed by Vanilla Ride I was disappointed to see this was pretty much an extension. It would appear Lansdale may be tired of h&l because he seems more interested in writing Vanilla Ride. SPOILERS!!!!!!

    So much so he almost does the unspeakable in this book. As it stands, Hap is having serious second thoughts about the lifestyle he and Leonard lead. Better than Vanilla Ride, actually it's laugh out loud funny at times, but it's clear that they are heading for retirement. And, maybe it's time. Would recommend if you are a fan, but if you haven't read any, not a real good starting point.

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    I don't disagree, JD.

    And speaking on the subject further, did you ever read Veil's Visit?



    Because apparently, the Hap & Leonard story co-written by Lansdale and Andrew Vachss is going to be reprinted in the next Vachss short story collection, Mortal Lock.



    I found this out after acquiring Veil's Visit on eBay, of course...
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    Finally reading this......loving it. Very entertaining and not nearly as english as one would think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hipcheck View Post
    Finally reading this......loving it. Very entertaining and not nearly as english as one would think.

    good stories! Sherlock is a great character.

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