The Literature Thread

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by deathofcows » Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:59 am

Recently finished The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet.

Ordered the second straight afterwards. Really enjoyed this first chapter in the (recently completed?) sci-fi trilogy. Was humane, warm and interesting throughout with characters I genuinely cared about by the end. Not much actual drama but a lot of space opera character development for your buck and very, very readable. :D

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by Errkal » Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:29 pm

Am enjoying the Expanse books, am about half way through book 2.

Ive watched season 1 and 2 so it s a bit odd as I know the story but very enjoyable.

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by Rex Kramer » Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:30 am

Rex Kramer wrote:And Perdido Street Station is finished and what an utterly fabulous book it was. I can't recommend it highly enough if you like fantasy, steampunk or even sci-fi. Going to take a break from the series before picking up The Scar in the summer.

Picked up The Scar before going on holiday and it's even better than Perdido Street Station. I can't recommend this book enough, it's probably one of the best things I've ever read. The author has either toned down the over long descriptive text or what he's describing is so much more interesting. The story though is just incredible. I'm about 30% through and the connections to the first book are very slight, you could probably read this without the first though you'd miss some of the world building. The main location of the 2nd book would make the best RPG gameworld you have ever played, guaranteed.

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by Alvin Flummux » Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:08 pm

deathofcows wrote:Recently finished The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet.

Ordered the second straight afterwards. Really enjoyed this first chapter in the (recently completed?) sci-fi trilogy. Was humane, warm and interesting throughout with characters I genuinely cared about by the end. Not much actual drama but a lot of space opera character development for your buck and very, very readable. :D


Sounds interesting! Will have to give that a look.

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PostRe: The Literature Thread
by Rex Kramer » Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:41 pm

80% into The Scar now and it's quite possible it could be the best thing I've ever read. Anyone else read it?


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