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by Brerlappin » Sun Nov 06, 2016 4:54 pm

Is anyone taking part in national novel writing month? http://www.nanowrimo.org
I'm almsot 7000 words deep into a novel I'm writing about Steven Segal :lol: Its mostly about quanitity, not quality. The point is just to write, no matter how bad it is. So you don't have to feel bad about churning out gooseberry fool, which is what I'm doing, seeing as how I'm not a writer. But its definitely fun tho. I doubt ill hit 50K words by the end of the month but ive done 7k this week which is decent.
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by Tomous » Sat Dec 03, 2016 1:43 pm

Any Stephen King recommendations?

I've just read Mr Mercedes and really enjoyed it. It I don't think a detective novel is exactly what King is known for.

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by Errkal » Sat Dec 03, 2016 1:56 pm

Fire starter
The Shining
Doctor Sleep
The tommyknockers
Revival
The stand
The running man
Needful things
The dark half
Joyland

I've been slowing working through all his books and it's awesome fun. There is so much variation and it's brilliant,

The dark tower series is epic too but is quite an investment in time as is looong.

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by Tomous » Sat Dec 03, 2016 2:00 pm

Cheers Errkal I'll check those out and dive in with a random one

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by Rex Kramer » Sat Dec 03, 2016 2:03 pm

A quick edit of Errkal's list

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It
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Oh and It

And when you've read It then go for Salem's Lot.

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by Errkal » Sat Dec 03, 2016 2:05 pm

Oh and the last stand

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by Errkal » Sat Dec 03, 2016 2:05 pm

Tomous wrote:Cheers Errkal I'll check those out and dive in with a random one

If you go random make sure you do the shining before doctor sleep and doctor sleep is the sequel.

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by Memento Mori » Sat Dec 03, 2016 2:59 pm

Tomous wrote:Any Stephen King recommendations?

I've just read Mr Mercedes and really enjoyed it. It I don't think a detective novel is exactly what King is known for.

Cheers

Joyland is also a detective novel if you want to read something similar. Finders Keepers and then End of Watch are sequels to Mr Mercedes if you want to continue with those characters but they're not as good as MM.

My top three King books are probably:

'Salem's Lot
11.22.63
IT

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by Xeno » Sun Dec 11, 2016 6:08 pm

I have finally got round to the latest Expanse book Babylon's Ashes. I'm enjoying what I'm reading so far.

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by Moggy » Sun Dec 11, 2016 6:22 pm

Xeno wrote:I have finally got round to the latest Expanse book Babylon's Ashes. I'm enjoying what I'm reading so far.


I just finished watching the first season of The Expanse on Netflix. Loved it, I assume the books are recommended?

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by Xeno » Sun Dec 11, 2016 6:39 pm

In a word, Yes.

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by Moggy » Sun Dec 11, 2016 6:55 pm

I shall check them out at some point then.

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by Ironhide » Sun Dec 11, 2016 7:35 pm

They're really good books Moggy.

I haven't read the latest one yet as I suspect I'll be getting it for chrimbo.

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by Squinty » Sun Dec 11, 2016 7:39 pm

Been going through Consider Phlebas by Iain M Banks again. I love this bloke's writing and ideas.

Before that, finished Foundation book 2 (by Isaac Asimov). Really surprised by it. The character writing was much better than the first book, and it was really nice to read a book where nothing is really resolved positively at the end.

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by Moggy » Sun Dec 11, 2016 8:40 pm

Squinty wrote:Been going through Consider Phlebas by Iain M Banks again. I love this bloke's writing and ideas.

Before that, finished Foundation book 2 (by Isaac Asimov). Really surprised by it. The character writing was much better than the first book, and it was really nice to read a book where nothing is really resolved positively at the end.


Loved both the Culture and the Foundation series. :wub:

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by Squinty » Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:27 pm

Partridge Iciclebubbles wrote:
Squinty wrote:Been going through Consider Phlebas by Iain M Banks again. I love this bloke's writing and ideas.

Before that, finished Foundation book 2 (by Isaac Asimov). Really surprised by it. The character writing was much better than the first book, and it was really nice to read a book where nothing is really resolved positively at the end.


Loved both the Culture and the Foundation series. :wub:


So strawberry floating good :wub: :wub:

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by Denster » Tue Dec 27, 2016 12:36 am

Read 11/22/63 recently. Really loved it.

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by Dowbocop » Tue Dec 27, 2016 1:04 am

Squinty wrote:
Partridge Iciclebubbles wrote:
Squinty wrote:Been going through Consider Phlebas by Iain M Banks again. I love this bloke's writing and ideas.

Before that, finished Foundation book 2 (by Isaac Asimov). Really surprised by it. The character writing was much better than the first book, and it was really nice to read a book where nothing is really resolved positively at the end.


Loved both the Culture and the Foundation series. :wub:


So strawberry floating good :wub: :wub:

I'm currently STILL slogging through Surface Detail. I don't read my novel of choice every day but I'm 400 pages in and still really struggling to get into it. The other Culture novels had me well hooked by now.

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by Pancake » Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:01 am

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade wrote:Is anyone taking part in national novel writing month? http://www.nanowrimo.org
I'm almsot 7000 words deep into a novel I'm writing about Steven Segal :lol: Its mostly about quanitity, not quality. The point is just to write, no matter how bad it is. So you don't have to feel bad about churning out gooseberry fool, which is what I'm doing, seeing as how I'm not a writer. But its definitely fun tho. I doubt ill hit 50K words by the end of the month but ive done 7k this week which is decent.
I present to you, "Birthday Snatcher: The Steven Seagal Chronicles"


How far did you get in the end? Sounds ridiculous! I'll give it a read later, can't remember my password and can't be arsed to sort it out on my phone!

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by Errkal » Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:06 am

Scheiss dem Fenster wrote:Read 11/22/63 recently. Really loved it.


Read that a few months back, was very good. TV show of it is pretty good too.


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