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Post by Carpet_pissr » Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:43 pm

Wow, thanks, was getting impatient waiting for one of those Dark Tower series to be available at my library.

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Post by Moliere » Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:31 pm

October's Kindle First selections are posted. Anyone able to recommend one of these books?
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A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms by some guy named George RR Martin is $3.99, slightly cheaper than a paperback copy.
Taking place nearly a century before the events of A Game of Thrones, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms compiles the first three official prequel novellas to George R. R. Martin’s ongoing masterwork, A Song of Ice and Fire. These never-before-collected adventures recount an age when the Targaryen line still holds the Iron Throne, and the memory of the last dragon has not yet passed from living consciousness.

Before Tyrion Lannister and Podrick Payne, there was Dunk and Egg. A young, naïve but ultimately courageous hedge knight, Ser Duncan the Tall towers above his rivals—in stature if not experience. Tagging along is his diminutive squire, a boy called Egg—whose true name is hidden from all he and Dunk encounter. Though more improbable heroes may not be found in all of Westeros, great destinies lay ahead for these two . . . as do powerful foes, royal intrigue, and outrageous exploits.

Featuring more than 160 all-new illustrations by Gary Gianni, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms is a must-have collection that proves chivalry isn’t dead—yet.

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I got it for $1 cheaper because I had a credit from my free October pick too.

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Nov.'s Kindle First books have been posted.
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Post by El Guapo » Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:52 am

I pick up a Kindle First each month since, you know, it's free, but I have yet to actually read any of them. Does anyone read them?

Meanwhile A Clash of Kings is $4 today.

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El Guapo wrote:
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I pick up a Kindle First each month since, you know, it's free, but I have yet to actually read any of them. Does anyone read them?

Meanwhile A Clash of Kings is $4 today.
I have way too many books I have queued to read. I can't be bothered with ones i've never heard of.

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Well, here's my Goodreads profile:

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But I mainly update my reading over in Books Read 2017 section. :)
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I pick up a Kindle First each month since, you know, it's free, but I have yet to actually read any of them. Does anyone read them?
Most of the ones I picked up were trash and I never made it past the first couple of pages. This has been one exception:

Kings of Broken Things by Theodore Wheeler
With characters depicted in precise detail and wide panorama—a kept-woman’s parlor, a contentious interracial baseball game on the Fourth of July, and the tragic true events of the Omaha Race Riot of 1919—Kings of Broken Things reveals the folly of human nature in an era of astonishing ambition.

During the waning days of World War I, three lost souls find themselves adrift in Omaha, Nebraska, at a time of unprecedented nationalism, xenophobia, and political corruption. Adolescent European refugee Karel Miihlstein’s life is transformed after neighborhood boys discover his prodigious natural talent for baseball. Jake Strauss, a young man with a violent past and desperate for a second chance, is drawn into a criminal underworld. Evie Chambers, a kept woman, is trying to make ends meet and looking every which way to escape her cheerless existence.

As wounded soldiers return from the front and black migrant workers move north in search of economic opportunity, the immigrant wards of Omaha become a tinderbox of racial resentment stoked by unscrupulous politicians. Punctuated by an unspeakable act of mob violence, the fates of Karel, Jake, and Evie will become inexorably entangled with the schemes of a ruthless political boss whose will to power knows no bounds.

Written in the tradition of Don DeLillo and Colum McCann, with a great debt to Ralph Ellison, Theodore Wheeler’s debut novel Kings of Broken Things is a panoramic view of a city on the brink of implosion during the course of this summer of strife.
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Post by ImLawBoy » Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:34 pm

El Guapo wrote:
Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:52 am
I pick up a Kindle First each month since, you know, it's free, but I have yet to actually read any of them. Does anyone read them?

Meanwhile A Clash of Kings is $4 today.
I've read a few.

The Man of Legends - Kenneth Johnson. Quasi-supernatural thriller. Picked mostly for the name of the author (you may remember him from V and the Bill Bixby version of Hulk). Had promise, but not well executed.

A Cold and Broken Hallelujah - Tyler Dilts. Police procedural. I don't call it a thriller, because there were no thrills to it. Pretty boring.

Before You Leap - Keith Houghton. Thriller. Pretty silly, but it moved along at an OK pace.

Extracted - RR Haywood. Time traveling sci-fi actioner. While not without its issues, I actually enjoyed this one quite a bit (enough so that I paid for the sequel, and will pay for the final book in the trilogy when it comes out). Some occasional pacing issues, but the action scenes are well written, and I enjoyed the main characters.

City of Echoes - Robert Ellis. Police thriller. OK. Poor man's James Ellroy. (Very poor man's.)

Supreme Justice - Max Allan Collins. Political thriller. Decent, if formulaic.

Moving Day - Jonathan Stone. Thriller? So bad I couldn't finish it.

The Gemini Effect - Pseudo-scientific thriller. Pretty bad, with an insane side plot about sleeper remnants of the USSR trying to take over the world in the middle of a plague that turns people instantly into vicious monsters.

Plaster City - Johnny Shaw. Thriller. This one at least had some interesting characters.

I guess I pick up quite a few thrillers from there. I'm cheap, so I appreciate filling my commute with free material. There's a lot of rough to dig through to get to anything shiny, though.
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Post by Smoove_B » Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:00 pm

The Forever War is $1. See our discussion about it here. What's crazy is that this book was $2 yesterday, but I guess that wasn't good enough.

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Post by Zaxxon » Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:03 pm

I bought this in 2015 and still haven't gotten to it. I suck.

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Post by Smoove_B » Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:17 pm

It's not very long, if that helps. So good. Depressing, but good.

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Post by Zaxxon » Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:31 pm

It's not long, but is part of a long series, no?

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Post by Smoove_B » Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:46 pm

It might be; I never looked. This story has a definite beginning and end. I didn't feel anything was unresolved when it finished.

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Post by El Guapo » Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:39 am

Smoove_B wrote:
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It might be; I never looked. This story has a definite beginning and end. I didn't feel anything was unresolved when it finished.
But it's called Forever War. I feel cheated.

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But it's called Forever War. I feel cheated.
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Starship Troopers $2
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Lord Foul's Bane $1, or is that 1$ !? :P
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Isgrimnur wrote:
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Starship Troopers $2
https://www.amazon.com/Starship-Trooper ... eba7fc0INT
Sold.
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Lord Foul's Bane $1, or is that 1$ !? :P
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I've tried to read that book at least a couple times. Never could get through it.
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Isgrimnur wrote:
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Lord Foul's Bane $1, or is that 1$ !? :P
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007WKEM9Q?ta ... b22c260INT
I've tried to read that book at least a couple times. Never could get through it.
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Post by Isgrimnur » Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:53 pm

Yup. And in light of current events, I’m not likely to give him a third chance.
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I grabbed it. I remember reading it in my teens and enjoying it, but it was probably a little over my head at the time.

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Post by TheMix » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:53 pm

I slogged through the first book in the series. And hated it. Despised almost every minute of it. Then I grabbed what I thought was the 2nd book. Got a little way in, couldn't figure out what was going on, checked again, and found that I was reading the first book of the 2nd trilogy (so I'd missed a couple of books). But, since it was also terrible, I put it down and never looked back.

You know, I probably still have the complete series (9 books) sitting around here somewhere. If someone really needs them.

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Isgrimnur wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:44 pm
Carpet_pissr wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:19 pm
Lord Foul's Bane $1, or is that 1$ !? :P
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007WKEM9Q?ta ... b22c260INT
I've tried to read that book at least a couple times. Never could get through it.
Same. Back in the late 80s. One of the few series I didn't stick with.

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Post by Jag » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:43 pm

The Death of Dulgath (Riyria Chronicle) by Michael J. Sullivan free for three days.

Free is good. On my to read list.

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I got partway into that and just never went back to it. I think I got about 150 pages in when I decided that the Dune series begins and ends with Dune (and I've re-read that probably 5-10 times).
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Jag wrote:
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The Death of Dulgath (Riyria Chronicle) by Michael J. Sullivan free for three days.

Free is good. On my to read list.

And yes, I follow r/Fantasy :wub:
I read the first trilogy he published and enjoyed it. I was rather tired of prequels when he but out more Riyria books so I never read them. But free is free, so I hope to dive in sometime. Thanks for the heads-up!

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I got partway into that and just never went back to it. I think I got about 150 pages in when I decided that the Dune series begins and ends with Dune (and I've re-read that probably 5-10 times).
I've read all of Frank's Dune books probably 3 times. I then read almost all of the son's prequels and sequels once. I liked getting a backstory to things like the Butlerian Jihad or the Bene Gesserit.
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Moliere wrote:
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I then read almost all of the son's prequels and sequels once. I liked getting a backstory to things like the Butlerian Jihad or the Bene Gesserit.
I enjoyed them but you definitely needed to check your brain at the door. Too much of a linear connection to latter characters when the time spans more than 1000 years. It's as if Italy elected a Julio-Claudian president today.

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Moliere wrote:
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I then read almost all of the son's prequels and sequels once. I liked getting a backstory to things like the Butlerian Jihad or the Bene Gesserit.
I enjoyed them but you definitely needed to check your brain at the door. Too much of a linear connection to latter characters when the time spans more than 1000 years. It's as if Italy elected a Julio-Claudian president today.

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