Read any good books lately?

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Re: Read any good books lately?

Unread postby Sun Fin » Mon Nov 23, 2015 11:03 am

SunXia wrote:Hobb is good from what I've read so far, but trying not to spend too much money so she will have to wait in meantime!!


Yeah I know! I purchased the first trilogy and am devouring them (Read first two books in a week) and am savouring the third book. I've asked for the second trilogy for Christmas and now won't let myself purchase anymore until then!
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Re: Read any good books lately?

Unread postby KelloggLitigator » Thu Feb 11, 2016 4:05 am

count of monte cristo by a. dumas.
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Re: Read any good books lately?

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Fri Feb 12, 2016 3:38 pm

Thanks to John Carter film, read A Princess of Mars. I like John Carter, he makes a good and descriptive narrator with a sense of personality, some good adventures and how a man reacts to being on a strange planet. Got a little sneered with the sneering over the Thark's and went downhill once the romance really gets going. All sorts of clumsy romance dialogue. Liked the ending though
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Re: Read any good books lately?

Unread postby Sun Fin » Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:21 am

I've just finished Child of Vengeance by David Kirk. It's the novel in a series based in Samurai Japan. It's about Musashi although the author freely admits he has taken great liberties with his life. Outside of Shogun/Taipan it's the best novel I've read that's been based upon Asian history. I would recommend it!
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Re: Read any good books lately?

Unread postby Mitsunari » Sat Apr 09, 2016 9:57 am

Sun Fin wrote:I've just finished Child of Vengeance by David Kirk. It's the novel in a series based in Samurai Japan. It's about Musashi although the author freely admits he has taken great liberties with his life. Outside of Shogun/Taipan it's the best novel I've read that's been based upon Asian history. I would recommend it!


Well, me ol' car freshener, this unenlightened buffoon is currently absorbing what I imagine is your favourite book of all. :wink:

King James version, naturally.
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Re: Read any good books lately?

Unread postby Sun Fin » Sat Apr 09, 2016 11:42 am

Interesting buddy, what's bought that on?


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Re: Read any good books lately?

Unread postby Mitsunari » Sun Apr 10, 2016 2:36 pm

Sun Fin wrote:Interesting buddy, what's bought that on?


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Haha, bit of a guarded response there, pal...events of the past two years or so have more or less pointed me towards Christianity, it's been a gradual process. The more I read, the more I research and the more I absorb, the greater sense of solace I find in myself.

And there was you thinking I was going to Heeeeeell, haha. :P
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Re: Read any good books lately?

Unread postby Sun Fin » Sun Apr 10, 2016 4:35 pm

Mitsunari wrote:
Sun Fin wrote:Interesting buddy, what's bought that on?


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Haha, bit of a guarded response there, pal...events of the past two years or so have more or less pointed me towards Christianity, it's been a gradual process. The more I read, the more I research and the more I absorb, the greater sense of solace I find in myself.

And there was you thinking I was going to Heeeeeell, haha. :P



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You have no idea how exciting I find that! :D

We can continue this chat in PMs though!
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Re: Read any good books lately?

Unread postby Kayzr » Wed Jun 22, 2016 5:31 pm

Sharpe's Tiger

"Sharpe's Tiger is the first historical novel in the Richard Sharpe series by Bernard Cornwell and was first published in 1997. Sharpe is a private in the British army serving in India at Seringapatam..."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharpe%27s_Tiger
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Re: Read any good books lately?

Unread postby Sun Fin » Fri Jun 24, 2016 11:11 am

I love the Sharpe series! Both TV and books are among my favourite things!
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