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Old November 26 2013, 11:05 AM   #871
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I've just started reading The Hunger Games
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Old November 26 2013, 02:57 PM   #872
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^^I LOVE that series...no matter how many times I read it (I've read it about a dozen times, at least) my mind always reacts as if it's the first time I've read it.
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Old November 26 2013, 05:23 PM   #873
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I started Consider Phlebas by Iain M. Banks on the weekend. A couple of months ago, I'd picked up a box set containing the first three novels in his Culture series, but it's taken me a while to get to it. (Actually, I've skipped over a number of books I've had longer to read these first.)

So far, I'm finding it interesting, though I did find it hard at first to keep track of who was who - probably because nobody seems to have a name that's anything like an existing human name, so the character names are all just messes of syllables at the moment. I'm sure that'll resolve itself as I get further into the book. The story itself starts very slowly, I'm hoping I don't get bored with it, because I've always heard that this series is well worth reading.
It is a relatively heavy one you've started with... Use of Weapons would have been my suggestion for a first time Ian M. Banks reader.
Or perhaps the collection of short stories found in The State of the Art. Especially the title-story, where an explorer-ship from The Culture visits Earth back when Star Wars was a big hit on the big screen...
(They even watch it on the ship )


I so miss looking forward to the next Culture-novel


ETA: There is no 'official' order you need to read them in, you know, not even if some few characters might have smaller roles in more than one story...
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Old November 27 2013, 12:22 PM   #874
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^^I LOVE that series...no matter how many times I read it (I've read it about a dozen times, at least) my mind always reacts as if it's the first time I've read it.
I did approach it with some trepidation because Iím always wary of reading a book after seeing the film, and whilst I didnít hate the film I didnít exactly love it. Have to say Iím only a handful of pages in and it already seems more harrowing than the film so thatís a plus!
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Old November 27 2013, 04:34 PM   #875
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Just started an excellent little series of books on Judaism called A Brief Introduction for Christians. Since Hannukah starts tomorrow, I started with that chapter in Jewish Holidays.

In the car, I've moved on to Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
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Old November 27 2013, 05:22 PM   #876
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^^I LOVE that series...no matter how many times I read it (I've read it about a dozen times, at least) my mind always reacts as if it's the first time I've read it.
I did approach it with some trepidation because Iím always wary of reading a book after seeing the film, and whilst I didnít hate the film I didnít exactly love it. Have to say Iím only a handful of pages in and it already seems more harrowing than the film so thatís a plus!


Oh! In this case, the books are 200% better than the first movie could ever hope to be......of course, I haven't seen the second movie yet, but from what I've heard, the same will be able to be said for the second book, too.
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Old November 28 2013, 06:53 AM   #877
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It is a relatively heavy one you've started with... Use of Weapons would have been my suggestion for a first time Ian M. Banks reader.
Oops. I figured I should probably read them in publication order.

Or perhaps the collection of short stories found in The State of the Art. Especially the title-story, where an explorer-ship from The Culture visits Earth back when Star Wars was a big hit on the big screen...
(They even watch it on the ship )
That sounds ilke fun.

ETA: There is no 'official' order you need to read them in, you know, not even if some few characters might have smaller roles in more than one story...
Good to know. I'd actually been wanting to read the series for a while, but hadn't known where to start - then I saw the box set, and figured I'd start there (after checking the Wikipedia page on the series to confirm that the books in the set were the first three).

Coincidentally, I learned today that Chrinfinity is also reading one of the Culture novels - I don't recall which one, though. I'd mentioned that the one I'm reading is the first in publication order - I'll have to let her know that the order doesn't matter.
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Old November 28 2013, 08:17 AM   #878
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The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith (J. K. Rowling)
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Old November 28 2013, 12:47 PM   #879
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By coincidence I discovered a decade old link to more than 40 Highlander fanfiction collections. Sadly, most of them slash (got nothing against slash per se, but most of it is either porn or slushy). Atm I am at site # 12 and haven't found something I'd like to keep. However, I'm not yet ready to give up hope that there might be a good one among them, after all.
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Old November 28 2013, 02:57 PM   #880
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^^Did you ever read the two I sent you? You never said if you liked them.
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Old November 28 2013, 07:33 PM   #881
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I absolutely love them!!!! Didn't you get my PM at Terran? I wish there was more. You really have a talent to give your characters credibility and life. They aren't as 2-dimensional as the characters of many other writers but are like real people, with little quirks and flaws, vices, talents and virtues.
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Oops. I figured I should probably read them in publication order.
I'm pretty sure I once read a thread on the subject of reading order of Culture-novels, but right now the only similar thread i could find is this one.

And I happened to run across this blogpost.
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Old November 29 2013, 03:06 AM   #883
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The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith (J. K. Rowling)
So what did you think of it?
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Old November 29 2013, 03:29 AM   #884
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Why We Suck by Denis Leary
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The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith (J. K. Rowling)
So what did you think of it?
i'm only about 200 pages into it so far. its alright. i'm just wondering if the pace will pick up any.
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