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Old July 1 2012, 10:31 PM   #901
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I've been in the mood for some more epic fantasy ever since I finished Game of Thrones in February, so I decided to start Eragon last night. My sister actually gave me this as a present a year or two ago, but I never got around to it until now.
I managed to get through the first one - barely. Imagine a Star Wars knock off in a fantasy setting. Whatever impression that brings up, it's not as good as that...

In fairness, he was young when he wrote it
He was a teen writing fanfic (nothing wrong with that) whose parents bought a publisher in order to publish it for him...
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Old July 1 2012, 11:44 PM   #902
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^ To be fair, I guess they made back that money.
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Old July 1 2012, 11:57 PM   #903
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I recently finished Raise the Dawn.
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Old July 3 2012, 03:00 AM   #904
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I'm thinking about reading Dune next. Is it really as good as everything I've read about it says?
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Old July 3 2012, 09:58 AM   #905
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^ IMHO no. I find Herbert's writing incredibly dull.
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Old July 3 2012, 09:48 PM   #906
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I tried reading Dune. It bored me to tears. I put it down and never tried again. That was nearly 30 years ago. I've thought about tryng it again but I never seem to have the time. I barely have time for Trek and my other reading. i guess I really don't have a desire to read it otherwise I would've made the time during those three decades.
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Old July 3 2012, 10:13 PM   #907
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I've read Dune. All the way through.

Yep, it's dull. Very, very dull.

Duller than that in fact...
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Old July 3 2012, 11:41 PM   #908
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Almost all of what I wanted to read about in Dune, learning the complexities of the worldbuilding, happened in a gap in the story that was skipped over. The appendices at the end had what I wanted, but I wanted to read about the characters learning that stuff. Pissed me off.
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Old July 4 2012, 02:35 AM   #909
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Hmm, I might go with something else then. The other three books I'm debating reading are Somewhere Inside but Laura and Lisa Ling, Sandstorm by James Rollings, or Heat Wave by "Richard Castle" (has anyone ever said anything about who's really writing the "Richard Castle" books?).
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Old July 4 2012, 02:38 AM   #910
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(has anyone ever said anything about who's really writing the "Richard Castle" books?).
Judging from the thanks they give in the acknowledgments, it's almost certainly the show's creator/showrunner Andrew Marlowe and screenwriter/novelist Tom Straw. Which makes sense to me. I doubt they could coordinate the show and the books as well as they do without the direct participation of a showrunner, and only the showrunner could capture Nathan Fillion's voice as perfectly as the novels do with the "Jameson Rook" character.
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Old July 4 2012, 02:56 AM   #911
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Ok. I was wondering if maybe it was one of the members of Castle's Poker group.
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Old July 4 2012, 11:19 AM   #912
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It's Tom Straw - I saw an article/interview about that a couple of years ago, though I forget where and wouldn't have the link any more.
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Old July 4 2012, 11:44 AM   #913
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Currently in a reading dry-spell. Working through Unworthy by Beyer again, since I read it a bit to fast the first time, and Abyss, the DS9 Section 31 novel. Always liked that one a lot.

I really need to start reading some more literature though, have been reading mostly Trek and a little Pratchett lately. Which is fantastic, but I need something more now.
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Old July 4 2012, 12:39 PM   #914
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Old July 4 2012, 12:43 PM   #915
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Not sure why my last post went nuts... but I have removed it now

Anyway, Just finished Enterprise: Kobayashi Maru and if anyone is interested they can see my review Here

I just finished Robopocalypse by Daniel H. Wilson as well which I enjoyed hugely.

I think it is going to be a fantasy book next though, maybe Broken Sword by Poul Anderson.
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