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Old 04-19-2013, 06:08 PM   #16321
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Next: Guardian of Night by Tony Daniel. One from the March Baen Bundle. It's started off well.
And it went on that way. An enjoyable alien invasion space opera/mil sf.

Next up: House of Steel by David Weber.
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Old 04-19-2013, 06:13 PM   #16322
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Meanwhile, I'll still slogging through The Brothers Karamazov by Dostoyevsky. I'm enjoying the story and I'm taking notes as I go, but my pure reading time is a little less lately, so it's a pretty slow process.
I did read that. It was a hassle. It's heavy and dull and just feels old.
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Old 04-19-2013, 06:15 PM   #16323
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The paperback is 1104! Of course that's not very unusual for Hamilton.
So who has the largest output? Is is Robert Jordan, Stephen King, Diana Gabaldon or Peter F. Hamilton?
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:19 PM   #16324
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I did read that. It was a hassle. It's heavy and dull and just feels old.
A totally surprising assessment from you Jon.
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:45 PM   #16325
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A totally surprising assessment from you Jon.
It's a good book for kids in school to read if you want to get kids to not be reading.

There are a lot more good modern books where the kids can relate to. Why have them read these old books that they won't relate to?
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Old 04-20-2013, 12:38 AM   #16326
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It's a good book for kids in school to read if you want to get kids to not be reading.

There are a lot more good modern books where the kids can relate to. Why have them read these old books that they won't relate to?
I take it you read this in school then? I didn't, but I did study Crime and Punishment in school and loved that novel. However it was only selected reading for those who had chosen English Literature as a subject for final year. I can't imagine it being chosen for general English studies.

I'm glad to have finally come back to Dostoyevsky after all these years. About 80% through now and I still can't stop taking notes on my Kindle. I'll have a lot of quotes to pour through after I've finished to increase my understanding of the author's literary soul searching. I was thinking that this story would either cement my appreciation of this author or destroy it. I'm happy that it's the former.

Still - it's been a bit of a journey.
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Old 04-20-2013, 01:13 AM   #16327
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And it went on that way. An enjoyable alien invasion space opera/mil sf.

Next up: House of Steel by David Weber.
Yup, I enjoyed it quite a bit. A pleasant surprise, read only because it was part of the monthly bundle.

And I'm now about 2/3rds of the way through House of Steel.
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Old 04-20-2013, 05:13 AM   #16328
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So who has the largest output? Is is Robert Jordan, Stephen King, Diana Gabaldon or Peter F. Hamilton?
Not sure. Based on number of pages I'd think Jordan and Hamilton would be on par.
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Old 04-20-2013, 07:27 AM   #16329
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I started reading Hawk Quest by Robert Lyndon. I picked it up at Amazon UK for £4.49. That is almost half the price of Amazon US, which wants $11.04. I have just started it and am enjoying it a lot.
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Old 04-20-2013, 11:34 AM   #16330
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Old 04-20-2013, 11:43 AM   #16331
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You mean you didn't read The Eternal Husband after nominating it for the Lit Club last year?
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Old 04-20-2013, 12:53 PM   #16332
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You mean you didn't read The Eternal Husband after nominating it for the Lit Club last year?
Hahaha - yes I did. I decided not to count it in my estimation given that it wasn't one of his more famous novels. I enjoyed The Eternal Husband as a study of the male psyche if you remember...or are you just teasing me.
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Old 04-20-2013, 01:00 PM   #16333
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Old 04-20-2013, 01:24 PM   #16334
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