What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Postby JimC » Wed Oct 12, 2016 3:48 am

I must check tonight whether the ones I am missing are available on Kindle tonight. Somewhere in my library I think I have the odd one or two, but here at school I cant check which ones they are...
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Postby JimC » Wed Oct 12, 2016 6:03 am

I checked - I have all but two. Then I looked on Kindle, where I could buy the complete set of Hannay novels for 75 cents... ;)

So I did...
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Postby Svartalf » Wed Oct 12, 2016 6:08 am

Sword & Mythos. I(ss an anthology of stories mixing the Cthulhu mythos withs Swords and Sorcery elements... a couple very good ones, but the quality is very irregular, and the choice is impaired by excessive PCness
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Postby JimC » Wed Oct 12, 2016 6:44 am

Svartalf wrote:Sword & Mythos. I(ss an anthology of stories mixing the Cthulhu mythos withs Swords and Sorcery elements... a couple very good ones, but the quality is very irregular, and the choice is impaired by excessive PCness


Svarty, have you ever read any of the Fritz Leiber fantasy books starring Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser?

If you haven't, I reckon you would enjoy them - clever, and with a good touch of humour...
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Postby Svartalf » Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:00 am

Of course, I do own all 7 Fafhrd and Gray Mouser collections... classics are classics.
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Postby JimC » Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:03 am

Svartalf wrote:Of course, I do own all 7 Fafhrd and Gray Mouser collections... classics are classics.


:tup:

I must re-read them sometime...
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Postby Brian Peacock » Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:05 am

JimC wrote:I checked - I have all but two. Then I looked on Kindle, where I could buy the complete set of Hannay novels for 75 cents... ;)

So I did...

Should've checked the link - you could have got the mobis for less than that!
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Postby JimC » Wed Oct 12, 2016 9:06 am

Brian Peacock wrote:
JimC wrote:I checked - I have all but two. Then I looked on Kindle, where I could buy the complete set of Hannay novels for 75 cents... ;)

So I did...

Should've checked the link - you could have got the mobis for less than that!


:cry: That's 75 cents I'll never see again!

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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Postby Brian Peacock » Sun Oct 16, 2016 1:58 pm

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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Postby Sean Hayden » Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:16 pm

Brian Peacock wrote::lol:
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Postby JimC » Tue Oct 18, 2016 9:06 am

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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Postby Sean Hayden » Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:24 am

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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Postby Śiva » Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:31 am

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