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Old 01-30-2013, 03:55 PM   #15481
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...Now on to the Douglas Preston thriller, "Blasphemy", the 2nd book in the "Wyman Ford" series.

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A very enjoyable thriller. The US has built the world's largest particle accelerator, to probe the secrets of the Big Bang. A Christian fundamentalism preacher starts a campaign against it, claiming that the research is blasphemy because it denies the existence of God. The book has a real "sting in the tail" which I didn't see coming at all. Recommended....
Sounds interesting. Do you have to read the first book first to fully appreciate it?
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Old 01-30-2013, 04:00 PM   #15482
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:22 PM   #15483
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:25 PM   #15484
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I am currently reading Agincourt on my Kindle.
Be sure and let us know how you like it. I'm an old Cornwell fan
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:29 PM   #15485
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HERESY! You should only read books in published order. You for one should know that.

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If a series has been out long enough and has enough books, I do prefer chronological order. There are lots of people who do as well otherwise we'd not have so many reading order lists in chronological order.

Not always is Chonological order a good thing. But in the case of Shannara, chronological is just fine.

Anyway, the book I am reading is A Knight of the Word by Terry Brooks.



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Eight centuries ago the first Knight of the Word was commissioned to combat the demonic evil of the Void. Now that daunting legacy has passed to John Ross--along with powerful magic and the knowledge that his actions are all that stand between a living hell and humanity's future. Then, after decades of service to the Word, an unspeakable act of violence shatters John Ross's weary faith. Haunted by guilt, he turns his back on his dread gift, settling down to build a normal life, untroubled by demons and nightmares. But a fallen Knight makes a tempting prize for the Void, which could bend the Knight's magic to its own evil ends. And once the demons on Ross's trail track him to Seattle, neither he nor anyone close to him will be safe. His only hope is Nest Freemark, a college student who wields an extraordinary magic all her own. Five years earlier, Ross had aided Nest when the future of humanity rested upon her choice between Word and Void.

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Old 01-30-2013, 07:40 PM   #15486
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Next is Shards of Honor by Lois McCaster Bujold. My first with this author also.
Enjoyed it but thought the "Aftermath" where the medtech retrieves the bodies contained the best writing and original thought. Rated C [3 stars].
Not sure if I'll continue with Barrayar. Does it have a lot of political wrangling? That would not interest me.


Currently reading Cannery Row by John Steinbeck. So far it's wonderful. A reminder that the English language can be beautifully written.
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:43 PM   #15487
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Be sure and let us know how you like it. I'm an old Cornwell fan
This is one of my favorites. I have read it twice so far.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:46 PM   #15488
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But in the case of Shannara, chronological is just fine.
If you don't mind spoiling certain plot points of "later" novels, then yes, chronological is just fine. Otherwise, it's not fine at all. Never understood the chrono-obsessed myself. Flashbacks sequences within books must make them want to tear their hair out.
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:43 PM   #15489
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If you don't mind spoiling certain plot points of "later" novels, then yes, chronological is just fine. Otherwise, it's not fine at all. Never understood the chrono-obsessed myself. Flashbacks sequences within books must make them want to tear their hair out.
But when the first three books published amounted to a big pile of steaming dog doo doo, I guess it doesn't hurt to find an excuse to read something that is better written.

I haven't read any of them by the way, but I know people who love the books that were written later but found those first three to be torture beyond words.
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Currently reading Cannery Row by John Steinbeck. So far it's wonderful. A reminder that the English language can be beautifully written.
I need constant reminders that I need to read that this year.
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This is one of my favorites. I have read it twice so far.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
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Now that I'm turning my Kindle Keyboard into my "loaner" device, looks like this is the first book I'm loading on there for my mum. She likes good historical fiction and I believe she has read Cornwell before - and I happen to own this book already.
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Sounds interesting. Do you have to read the first book first to fully appreciate it?
No, not at all.
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Old 01-31-2013, 02:40 AM   #15493
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But when the first three books published amounted to a big pile of steaming dog doo doo, I guess it doesn't hurt to find an excuse to read something that is better written.

I haven't read any of them by the way, but I know people who love the books that were written later but found those first three to be torture beyond words.
I read Sword of Shannara, and it completely killed any interest I had in reading anything else he's written. And I was less critical back then.
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I read Sword of Shannara, and it completely killed any interest I had in reading anything else he's written. And I was less critical back then.
Once he'd got his LOTR clone (aka "The Sword of Shannara") out of his system, he became a much better writer. The other books are worth reading, to my mind.
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