Post by The Semi-Retired Gamer on Sept 29, 2014 15:45:40 GMT -6
Re-reading this thread I noticed the dialogue on The Game of Thrones books and it led me to wonder about the Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan. I avoided it for years because there were so many books and the series remained uncompleted. Now that Sanderson has completed the series would anybody care to share some opinions about the books?
Grab 'em up, man! They are a truly enjoyable light-hearted read. I adore the language C.S. Lewis writes to us in! It's been just a couple of nights, now... But I've been hard-pressed not to get all the way to the "Dawn Treader". It sure sucks one in!
Post by The Semi-Retired Gamer on Sept 29, 2014 20:05:57 GMT -6
LOL...they are actually sitting on my nightstand in my "reading soon" pile! I think they are going to the top of the list now. I bought a new set a year or so ago after listening to the BBC radio adaptation one of my buddies burned for me. I put them all in ITunes and would listen to the entire series on audio - THUMBS UP.
I never played Runequest or Heroquest, so my knowledge of Glorantha is near zip. But I came across King of Sarta by Greg Stafford, first printing, in a used book store the other day. The mystery of Argrath now awaits me.
"War is a game which were their subjects wise, kings would not play at." -William Cowper
"War does not determine who is right- only who is left." -Bertrand Russell
The Primary Rule: "Nothing can be done contrary to what could or would be done in actual war." -Fred T. Jane
"There is only one rule to our war game: simulate reality." -Michael F. Korn
I am with Patrick Modiano's books, these days. I was sort of disappointed when he won the nobel prize, because I generally dislike novels of manners - but strangely enough, I find his stories and books to be fairly original and entertaining. (If you accept that it's always about melancholy, Paris, and relationship dynamics between strangers.)
Next, I think I will read something lighter, though - eyeing R. L. Stevenson's "The Black Arrow".
A few weeks ago I finished Vandermeers Souther Reach trilogy, really nice weird fiction with sense of wonder and a great deal of mystery. It reminded me of Roadside picnic by the Strugatskij brothers and Solaris by Lem.