What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

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

Post by Svartalf » Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:42 pm

Fantasy Hero, an old supplement for the Hero System game, made, as the title implis, to play in fantasy environments... it's been an eternity that I've not checked how that system tackles magic and the likes
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Post by JimC » Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:24 pm

I'm re-reading the Inspector Banks series by Peter Robinson.
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Post by macdoc » Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:51 am

I'm completing the Robin Hobb RainWilds 4 volume series which expands her amazing world creation and links the other novel series. Live Ships, The Fool ( 9 books ) and others all in the same world.
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by Svartalf » Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:54 am

trying to finish the Runestaff by michael moorcock... but I guess I've reached the indigestion line, because I can't get myself to hold onto it... wonder how I'll even do the second Hawkmoon series...
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Post by Joe » Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:51 pm

Just finished Elizabeth George's The Punishment She Deserves. I've never been certain how I feel about her style of mystery, but I do enjoy her characters.
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by Jason » Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:01 pm

Heros: Mortals and Monsters, Quests and Adventures by Stephen Fry

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

Post by JimC » Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:25 pm

Jason wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:01 pm
Heros: Mortals and Monsters, Quests and Adventures by Stephen Fry
I might get that from the library and give it a go...
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Post by Jason » Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:58 pm

I'm enjoying it. Stephen Fry has a very entertaining style.

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

Post by Rum » Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:27 pm

Finding something to keep my attention these days is hard. Age I guess.

The Talented Mr Ripley has though. It is so cleverly written that one ends up kind of liking him despite the fact he’s clearly a psychopath.

Plus, being written in the mid 50s you get a real snapshot of the period.

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Post by Tero » Mon May 20, 2019 7:18 pm

The Horse, the Wheel, and Language: How Bronze-Age Riders from the Eurasian Steppes Shaped the Modern World Paperback – August 15, 2010
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Post by JimC » Mon May 20, 2019 9:00 pm

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

Post by Svartalf » Mon May 20, 2019 9:13 pm

The Origins of Money.
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by laklak » Mon May 20, 2019 9:34 pm

Bangkok Backdoor Babes.

Not really, that's a video. A collection of short stories by Joe Hill, 20th Century Ghosts. Not bad. He writes better than his Dad.
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by L'Emmerdeur » Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:09 pm

The Riddle of the Sands, an Edwardian ur-spy thriller. I picked it up by chance, and upon researching it learned that it's considered one of the progenitors of the genre (along with Kipling's Kim) as well as having a marked influence on British attitudes towards Germany before the Great War. Its author, Erskine Childers, lead a very interesting life only to be executed by firing squad in Ireland for possessing a small unlicensed pistol that had been a gift from Michael Collins.

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