Click Here!
Page 133 of 160 FirstFirst ... 33 83 123 131 132 133 134 135 143 ... LastLast
Results 1,321 to 1,330 of 1596
Like Tree448Likes

Thread: What are you reading? What was the last book you enjoyed?

  1. #1321
    mmmmm Taco's jammer06's Avatar




    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    8,446
    Liked
    6405 times
    Karma
    1147578646
    Mentioned
    38 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    948 Post(s)

    Default

    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.
    jerseydevil and LetTigerIn like this.

  2. #1322
    FBJ
    FBJ is offline
    LGK's Red Baron FBJ's Avatar




    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    20,269
    Liked
    19398 times
    Karma
    105193176
    Images
    1
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    221 Post(s)

    Default


    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:

    Kings Provisional and sarf like this.
    Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice. Bullets are cheap. Life is priceless.


  3. #1323
    mmmmm Taco's jammer06's Avatar




    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    8,446
    Liked
    6405 times
    Karma
    1147578646
    Mentioned
    38 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    948 Post(s)

    Default

    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.
    notbob likes this.

  4. #1324
    Selke Smooth notbob's Avatar




    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    3,427
    Liked
    4757 times
    Karma
    5564128
    Mentioned
    23 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    360 Post(s)

    Default

    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.
    Maniacal Laugh, Maniacal Laugh, Maniacal Laugh

  5. #1325
    2nd Scoring Line nick_nautious's Avatar




    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    651
    Liked
    97 times
    Karma
    1000000
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    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.
    notbob and jammer06 like this.

  6. #1326
    PJ Harvey is God adgy-san's Avatar




    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    36,675
    Liked
    10648 times
    Karma
    1169100
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    359 Post(s)

    Default



    New Hap & Leonard novella!
    Hipcheck and jerseydevil like this.

  7. #1327
    I'llPutPenniesOnYourEyes jerseydevil's Avatar




    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    35,420
    Liked
    5319 times
    Karma
    1562103
    Mentioned
    9 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    1126 Post(s)

    Default



    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.

  8. #1328
    PJ Harvey is God adgy-san's Avatar




    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    36,675
    Liked
    10648 times
    Karma
    1169100
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    359 Post(s)

    Default

    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...
    jerseydevil likes this.

  9. #1329
    waxing poetic Hipcheck's Avatar




    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Posts
    31,056
    Liked
    1102 times
    Karma
    1311238
    Mentioned
    17 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    331 Post(s)

    Default

    Finally reading this......loving it. Very entertaining and not nearly as english as one would think.

    "How Dare You Trump My Clever Witticism"

    Click 4 LGK INTERNET RADIO ARCHIVE

  10. #1330
    mmmmm Taco's jammer06's Avatar




    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    8,446
    Liked
    6405 times
    Karma
    1147578646
    Mentioned
    38 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    948 Post(s)

    Default

    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.

Page 133 of 160 FirstFirst ... 33 83 123 131 132 133 134 135 143 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66