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Old December 27 2011, 06:40 AM   #31
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Re: So What Are you Reading?: Generations

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I've finished Rise Like Lions as well as my latest non-Trek book (which I'm not sure how I feel about, even now) and I'm not quite sure what to start on next. Surprisingly, I didn't get any books for Christmas. I may pull out one of Banks' Culture novels or a Discworld, and reread it.
What was the non-Trek book?
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Old December 27 2011, 02:51 PM   #32
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I've finished Rise Like Lions as well as my latest non-Trek book (which I'm not sure how I feel about, even now) and I'm not quite sure what to start on next. Surprisingly, I didn't get any books for Christmas. I may pull out one of Banks' Culture novels or a Discworld, and reread it.
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The Athenian Murders, by José Somoza. A friend enjoyed it and gave it to me to read. I can't decide whether it was clever or trying to be too clever and overshot the mark. The annoying thing was that I couldn't really enjoy it because I was always unsure whether the disconcerting reactions I was having were the intent of the author, and so a sign of quality, or a failing on his part. I often had to wait until later points in the book to find out whether I was "supposed" to feel as I did, and so while a lot of it was quite clever, I'm not sure if it really did the book any favours. It became a book I had to decipher rather than enjoy, and that's fine if the book's really, really good, but while this one was clever enough I'm not sure it was quite that good, not enough to leave me fully satisfied when I'd finished.
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Old December 27 2011, 04:11 PM   #33
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Finished one of the Mission Gamma books last night. Currently, I've got Temple of the Gods by Andy McDermott on the go and am enjoying it so far.

After that, it's back to Mission Gamma (Cathedral)
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Old December 27 2011, 04:23 PM   #34
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Im 200 pages away from finishing Mission Gamma book 1, did you just read book 2? How was it? After the one Im on, Im wondering if I need a break and read Indistinguishable from Magic instead.
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Old December 27 2011, 06:57 PM   #35
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I finished The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler during a very relaxing Christmas visit with my parents. I really liked it, it was a lot of fun.

Now I'm reading Rise Like Lions, which is my first time reading a Star Trek novel as an eBook. Next up will most likely be Republic Commando: Hard Contact.
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Old December 27 2011, 07:13 PM   #36
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Im 200 pages away from finishing Mission Gamma book 1, did you just read book 2? How was it? After the one Im on, Im wondering if I need a break and read Indistinguishable from Magic instead.
I thought it was pretty decent. Indistinguishable is a good read too though.
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Old December 27 2011, 11:59 PM   #37
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I finished The House of Silk yesterday. If you're a Sherlock Holmes fan, I highly recommend it. Certainly one of the better pastiches I've read, and it lives up to the only-being-published-now-because-of-the-scandal-it-would-cause conceit rather well if you understand the Victorian mindset. Funnily enough, that makes it something that Conan Doyle probably wouldn't write, but I was able to believe that it was Watson writing about the real Sherlock Holmes.

As some reviews have put it, there is a touch of melancholy about it, since Watson discusses Holmes' death (no spoilers, it happens after his retirement to the Downs) and you get the feeling this is the last time he will ever write about an adventure he and Holmes shared. A very good book, and none of the references to Canonical stories or characters feel too "cutesy" or forced.

I don't know what I'm reading next. I got 11/22/63 for Christmas, but I also have The Oriental Casebook of Sherlock Holmes on hold from the library. Along with a couple other options...
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Old December 28 2011, 04:02 AM   #38
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Blew through Zero Sum Game and moving right along to Seize the Fire. There were certainly elements of ZSG that I didn't care for, but overall I found it an enjoyable ride.
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Old December 28 2011, 05:08 PM   #39
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I finally finished By the Emperor's Hand last night, so now I'll get back to work of Game of Thrones.
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Old December 29 2011, 03:52 AM   #40
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Eon by Greg Bear. Trying to make my way through the entire Masterworks series. We'll see.
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Old December 29 2011, 05:45 AM   #41
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Started & finished Slings & Arrows Book 6 yesterday & started What Judgements Come. Finally getting use outta my new kindle .
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Old December 29 2011, 06:08 PM   #42
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Eon by Greg Bear. Trying to make my way through the entire Masterworks series. We'll see.
That's quite an undertaking! But I bet a pretty rewarding one.
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Old December 29 2011, 07:21 PM   #43
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We'll see. It'll probably take me 3-4 years I imagine. There's so much other stuff I want to read too.
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Old December 30 2011, 12:35 AM   #44
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Excellent job on the thread title - were that we all had such creativity!

I am currently reading the biography of Cleopatra by Stacey Schiff. Excellent book.
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Old December 30 2011, 12:36 AM   #45
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I recently read A Galaxy Unknown book 8 (Return to Dakistee).
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