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SheldonRandoms

@RR529 That was the reason why I was thinking of rereading the books, just saw an ad for that on Youtube and will probably check it out whenever. I remember seeing the movie once when I was younger, think it came out when I was about a 5th grader, so definitely a long while ago. I remember there was a game based on the movie (which was based on a book, lol).

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RR529

Last night I finished up Eldest (second book of the Inheritance Cycle), by Christopher Paolini!

This time the story is told through two fronts, first of which is of course through Eragon, who has now started his training proper, and who's portions of the book are largely filled with lore and other aspects of world building, but othertimes it goes back to cover the plight of his cousin Roran, and this half has a higher focus on action & adventure.

As a re-read, I really got into the other half of the story this time (the first time around I was so engrossed with the lore of Eragon's side, I really disliked it when they pulled focus away from him), though of course the lore was still as fascinating as ever. The few big surprises weren't so much suprises for me of course, but they still made me eager for what was to come.

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FGPackers

Finally my Hyrule Historia has arrived (ordered it on Amazon Wednesday). Can't wait to read it!!

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RR529

Just finished up Brisingr, the 3rd book in the Inheritance Cycle.

Unlike the first two books (which I've been through multiple times), I had only read this one once before, and it's been so long that it was almost like my first time all over again! The big confrontation at the end of this one is definitely the most emotional one yet, and almost had me in tears.

Next up is the last book in the series, Inheritance, and I'm really excited as it's the first time I'll be reading it.

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RR529

Yesterday while at a thrift shop, I picked up a copy of Rising Sun for $1. It's by the guy who wrote Jurassic Park, so I figured it might be decent.

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Eel

Curiously enough, I'm currently reading The Lost World (Jurassic park 2). Like, right now. I'm just done reading the first configuration.

I haven't read any other series by the same writer, but yes I can only assume his books default to "good".

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@Nintenerdguy was just joking. I don't know what to advice as of now: genres you like? Just to have a minimum of info to choose

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RR529

@Nintenerdguy, have you read the Inheritance Cycle (starting with Eragon)? I read those a lot in high school.

Also, what about the Hobbit? It's been a long while since I read it, but I remember liking it a great deal.

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Eel

Sheesh no need to be like that.

Anyway. I shall decide a book for you and it will be not adventure/fantasy, because comfort zones and stuff.

You will read...

The Andromeda Strain.

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Tyranexx

I recently read through the Minish Cap manga. The plot had a few parallels to the actual story in The Minish Cap, but overall it didn't follow it to the letter (particularly the ending). It was quite a good read and did have plenty of lighter moments to counterbalance the darker ones.

I'm currently reading the third book in Rick Riordan's Heroes of Olympus pentalogy, The Mark of Athena. With how busy I've been, I'm expecting this one to take awhile.

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shaneoh

Finished the Star Wars book "Revan" last night. Should probably have been called "Scourge" instead. Completely dissatisfied with the ending, I know it's supposed to tie into the MMO, but killing off Meetra and (basically) Revan feels like a huge middle finger after spend you spend two games building those characters up. Scourge would have been a great focus for a third KotOR game as a pure-blood Sith. A light or dark side ending could have been wildly different for a species that is supposed to be inherently "evil." Even recruiting your companions could have changed. Blackmailing, intimidating or even purchasing "slaves" as opposed to recruiting people based on a common interest in saving the world. Sadly it's not to be.

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@Nintenerdguy If you're still looking for fantasy recommendations, I don't think anyone is writing better today than Robin Hobb, who has coming up to 20 novels to her name now. Start with Assassin's Apprentice, which is really pretty good - but every subsequent book is better.

If you can bear the fact nobody knows when he will finish his Kingkiller trilogy, Patrick Rothfuss is absolutely superb. And Scott Lynch's Locke Lamora series is also enjoyable. For a bit of fantasy hokum, Joe Abercrombie is quite fun.

For something a bit different, Haruki Murakami has a nice line in magic realism, especially The Wind-up Bird Chronicle, Kafka on the Shore, and Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World. For something really different, try Ryu Murakami's From the Fatherland With Love - it's like an ultraviolent lurid manga comic in novel form.

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ogo79

man if i knew how to read id read as hard as i could, and be able to recommend some awesome boocs.

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RR529

@ogo79, but you clearly can read, based on the fact that you already recommended these masterpieces...

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ogo79

@RR529
you got me there...

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RR529

I finished up the final book in the Inheritance Cycle (fittingly, titled Inheritance), and thus closed out the series after a nearly decade long hiatus. I spent many a day reading through the first two books again & again in high school, and even the third book once in my Senior year, and as that was way back in 2009, it feels unreal to have finally finished it out, and it has touched me very emotionally (similar to how I felt when I finally read the InuYasha manga for the first time a few years ago, after being a fan of the anime for a long time).

Naturally, my more in depth thoughts will be spoilery.

Granted, it could be somewhat due to the nostalgic ties I have to the series, but I was gripped pretty much the whole way through. From the horror themed infiltration of Dras-Leona, the mysterious discoveries on Vorengard, to the assault on Uru'baen, I was captivated nearly the entire time. Heck, I even found the chapters centering around Nasuada's imprisonment grippingly tense. The only slow(er) part for me was the 5 or 6 chapter long assault on Aroughs, which sort of felt like padding because he really wanted to give something for Roran to do in the first half of the book (I understand it's place, and it wasn't devoid of interesting moments, but I felt like it could have been shorter).

The confrontation with Galbatorix was a little underwhelming, IMO. I approve of how he was beaten in the end, but after the big tease of having Shrukian fly over the Varden's camp the night before, the fact that the final battle took place in the confines of his throne room was a bit disappointing, especially since he had every one under his thumb the entire moment until the Dragons used Eragon to work one of their inexplicable uses of magic to throw him off. That, and Murtagh's sudden affection for Nasuada (what allowed him to change his true name and defy Galbatorix) seemed a bit convenient. The battle against Lord Barst on the streets was actually much more exciting, and the first time I actually liked what Roran was doing at least as much as what Eragon was doing.

I also liked how it had many chapters of post victory exposition, to explain how they're going to go about changing the world. In the end, It was bittersweet. It was cool to find that the dragons aren't doomed, and in turn the Riders will again prosper in due time, under Eragon's tutelage. But the fact that Eragon and Arya couldn't be together due to their individual duties was upsetting, though at least Saphira got her some I still don't get why Eragon can't EVER return, though. He's not leaving the continent, as I first thought he would, just settling somewhere east of where the map ends. It clearly won't be too terribly far away, as the new riders (which now include Dwarves & Urgals!) have to travel back and forth from the location. Surely, in a few centuries time, a few other Riders would be competent enough to hold down the fort so he could go back to visit Arya, Orik, Roran's descendents, and Angela, who I'm sure would still be around.

There are still a few mysteries left unanswered, like the true nature of Angela (though my guess is that she's that Soothsayer Galbatorix was going on about, though that may be too obvious), what exactly the Menoa Tree took from Eragon, and the whereabouts of the last Ra'zac eggs. However, Paolini said he put too much lore into the series too abandon it, so he will return, just not with these characters, so hopefully if he does go back these questions will be answered in that book's (series') lore. I personally think a book focusing on an Urgal Rider would be cool, as we didn't get to see much of their culture.

It's been six years since this book released, and he hasn't released anything since, though apparently he's still writing (he mentioned his next book will be sci-fi, a few years ago), so I can't wait to see what he comes out with next.

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Eel

I already had the digital versions, but I bought a pocket boxed set with the hobbit and the three lotr books. It ended up well priced with discounts and promotions, although it was still not cheap.

They're all pocket size and cute, it was hard to resist.

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StArHaMa

Has anyone read the metro 33 novel pdf

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RR529

Long time no read! (Okay, that was terrible, I'll stop...)

Anyhow, got a new job recently, and since there's a lot of downtime in it, I got permission from my supervisor (and even the CEO) to bring in a book, so I finally started up that copy of Rising Sun I've been sitting on. Not even all the way through chapter 1 yet, but it looks promising.

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