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What are you reading?

Posted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:20 am
by Pita
We are not only gamers – and wizards – but also avid books readers and movie watchers. I can suppose the same can be told about our forum members.

So what are you currently reading?

I am currently reading Soldier of Sidon – third part of Gene Wolfe's Soldier series chronicling the adventures of a Roman mercenary after the Battle of Thermopylae.

But there is a little twist - he loses his memory every day, so he writes a scroll about his adventures. And he sees gods. Many gods. As always when it comes to Wolfe - our mercenary (called Latro, btw ;) ) is an unreliable narrator. Wolfe himself is “a translator” of these “long lost scrolls”.

It is a great trilogy. Filled with little details, and with great use of words, playing with narrations, demanding great attention - it is one of the best fantasy works I have ever read.

I recommend it with all my heart.

Re: What are you reading?

Posted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 1:07 pm
by UndeadGuru
Pita wrote:We are not only gamers – and wizards – but also avid books readers and movie watchers. I can suppose the same can be told about our forum members.

So what are you currently reading?

I am currently reading Soldier of Sidon – third part of Gene Wolfe's Soldier series chronicling the adventures of a Roman mercenary after the Battle of Thermopylae.

But there is a little twist - he loses his memory every day, so he writes a scroll about his adventures. And he sees gods. Many gods. As always when it comes to Wolfe - our mercenary (called Latro, btw ;) ) is an unreliable narrator. Wolfe himself is “a translator” of these “long lost scrolls”.

It is a great trilogy. Filled with little details, and with great use of words, playing with narrations, demanding great attention - it is one of the best fantasy works I have ever read.

I recommend it with all my heart.
Wow that sounds like a fantastic book!

I'm currently reading Metro 2034. It's really good!

Re: What are you reading?

Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:38 pm
by Sweetruin
I finally abandoned my attempt to get through the 'Divergent' series -- it's pretty groovy, but I just couldn't keep my attention on it. Now I'm back to slowly but surely devouring 'A Dance with Dragons' in an attempt to make it last as long as possible.

Other than that, I blow through Historical Fiction ridiculously fast, since that's the genre I'm currently writing in. :)

Re: What are you reading?

Posted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 4:31 pm
by Need
So recently i finished Cthulhu 2000.Its cyclopian i can tell you

Re: What are you reading?

Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 5:00 pm
by Nenjin
Copious amounts of Warhammer 40k fiction.

Re: What are you reading?

Posted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 12:27 am
by Carl the BedWetter
Nenjin wrote:Copious amounts of Warhammer 40k fiction.
Oh Warhammer, I want to get into those. I hear they're really good.


For me nothing interesting. Just a few art books. Currently studding Andrew Loomis's books along side with Drawing on the right side of the brain, by Betty Edwards. Her theories of the brain are a bit outdated, but still a good read.

Re: What are you reading?

Posted: Wed Jan 14, 2015 1:52 pm
by chal.nikkal
I just couldn't keep my attention on it. Now I'm back to slowly but surely devouring 'A Dance with Dragons' in an attempt to make it last as long as possible. ???

Re: What are you reading?

Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 10:52 am
by 87charlie
Maybe polish literature? Do you know something? For example Jakub Żulczyk and "Ślepnąć od świateł" or Jerzy Pilch "Bezpowrotnie utracona leworęczność. I like "Mrs Bovary", "Crime and puniskment" too.

Re: What are you reading?

Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 6:12 pm
by MAJOR
Metro series books and "Roadside Picnic" (The book which inspired the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series :p )

I'm a sucker for post-apoc stuff, that and warhammer 40k fiction.

Re: What are you reading?

Posted: Thu May 07, 2015 9:49 pm
by Miralath
Stephen King's "On Writing". Really great if you're looking at inspiration or even if you're not a writer. His little stories are pretty good.