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Old 06-26-2007, 11:36 AM   #91
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Almost finished The Tombs of Atuan.

An improvement on A Wizard of Earthsea but .....something in the way she writes doesn't suit me well. I will continue nonetheless.
I suggest you try Tales from Earthsea next. That has short stories written more recently, and her style has changed over time. Reading those short stories will work fine after Tombs. If you don't care for Tales, you might want to try a different author. Maybe Diana Wynne Jones, if you do like fantasy. If I knew what else you do like, I might be able to make a better recommendation.

Le Guin is not an "action" author in any case, and won't appeal to everyone. I happen to like her quite a bit, but I'm not always in the mood for her stuff either.
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Old 06-26-2007, 04:23 PM   #92
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I'm going to be taking Niven's Building Harlequin's Moon and Allen Steele's Coyote with me on vacation... both paper. I have a few Dr. Who books on my PDA that I haven't read yet. Unfortunately, I know I won't finish them all in a week! (Besides, I'll be spending some of that time writing my next book!)
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Old 06-27-2007, 05:21 AM   #93
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I suggest you try Tales from Earthsea next. That has short stories written more recently, and her style has changed over time. Reading those short stories will work fine after Tombs. If you don't care for Tales, you might want to try a different author. Maybe Diana Wynne Jones, if you do like fantasy. If I knew what else you do like, I might be able to make a better recommendation.

Le Guin is not an "action" author in any case, and won't appeal to everyone. I happen to like her quite a bit, but I'm not always in the mood for her stuff either.
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Mostly I read only fantasy. I have a long list of what I would like to read. Earthsea was the next on the list after The Lions of Al-Rassan I just thought that Earthsea belongs to fantasy classics so I have to read it at some point. A friend of mine who liked The Black Company series by Glen Cook (which I really enjoyed), also liked Earthsea and I wanted to give it a try. Unfortunatelly it is not my type. I will finish it anyway. At least the four major books and maybe the fifth as well. They are pretty short. Then I will read The Terror by Dan Simmons, then....maybe I will start reading HP or Perdido Street Station by China Mieville or Anansi Boys/American Gods/Stardust by Neil Gaiman. Then...Robin Hobb, her third and fourth trilogies.

The list is very long for a slow reader like me Probably will take me 2 years to finish everything I said.

P.S. Then there will be Black Man and Ysabel in a new future to read as soon as I can
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Old 06-27-2007, 11:07 AM   #94
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Sounds like you would probably like Steven Brust's Vlad Taltos series, and I highly recommend Garth Nix's Abhorsen trilogy. If you like contemporary fantasy, I'd recommend Patricia Briggs and maybe Charles de Lint (though he may be a bit slow for you). If you are considering Harry Potter, I would recommend Jonathan Stroud's Bartimaeus trilogy, Diana Wynne Jones, particularly the Chrestomanci books, Garth Nix's Keys to the Kingdom series, and possibly Diane Duane's Young Wizards. You might also like Tamora Pierce's Tortall books.

Since you're not really enjoying Le Guin, I would suggest that you steer away from C.J. Cherryh's fantasy, as well as Patricia McKillip, and Robin McKinley is likely to be chancy for you as well, though you might like The Blue Sword. (These are all authors/books I really liked, but their pace and style more resembles Le Guin than the others I mentioned.)

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Old 06-27-2007, 04:44 PM   #95
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Old 06-29-2007, 11:29 AM   #96
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Old 07-08-2007, 07:36 PM   #97
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I'm now reading Century Rain by Alastair Reynolds. This is my first Reynolds book and I'll probably be reading Chasm City next. Really good book so far (about 1/3 complete). It's a shame that his other works (Revelation Space) are not available in an Ebook format.
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Old 07-15-2007, 12:26 AM   #98
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I'm reading Woken Furies, the last book in Richard Morgans's Takeshi Kovacs trilogy. A bit of cyberpunk, a bit of the Singularity, a lot of action. Each book feels a little bit different, but all have been excellent so far.
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Old 07-15-2007, 10:50 AM   #99
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I have started reading some serious sci-fi classics from Brian Aldiss "Saliva Tree" and than going for Philip K. Dick's books. And just yesterday finished listening to Stephen King's Salem's Lot. First time ever done it and it was very impressive. Have to admit, unabridged audio books are great .
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I'm reading Woken Furies, the last book in Richard Morgans's Takeshi Kovacs trilogy. A bit of cyberpunk, a bit of the Singularity, a lot of action. Each book feels a little bit different, but all have been excellent so far.
I just read the first two of the series within the last month, the first was better than the second but both were pretty good, looking forward to the third. Then I read Blind Shrike by Richard Kadrey and it was a decent quick read, especially for a free book. Last night I just finished the second book in HarryT's Haggard Anthology.
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Old 07-15-2007, 09:29 PM   #101
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I just finished Pratchett's Wee Free Men and A Hatful of Sky. I haven't read any other Discworld novels, but I really liked Good Omens. I highly recommend these two books. I'm going to read Wintersmith next.

And, for the record, it was the online ads for Wintersmith at ebook stores that got me thinking about reading these books!
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Old 07-25-2007, 03:35 PM   #103
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Same here. I'm half-way done. I'm liking it.
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A couple of days ago I finally finished 5 books Earthsea. Definitely it is not my cup of tea. Let alone Tihanu was a bit too feministic for my liking...

Started The Terror by Dan Simmons.
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