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  • MegaMan001MegaMan001 CRNA Rochester, MNRegistered User regular
    Dude....

    I am in the business of saving lives.
  • 3clips33clips3 I will build a labyrinth to house the cheese Registered User regular
    You said "any."

  • knitdanknitdan Registered User regular
    Turgid OSHA compliance manuel

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  • MegaMan001MegaMan001 CRNA Rochester, MNRegistered User regular
    3clipse wrote: »
    You said "any."

    Quietly adding to my will,"please refer to me as turgid on obituary"

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  • QuantumTurkQuantumTurk Registered User regular
    I feel deep in my bones that at least one draft Tamsyn's editor got included "cocks dicks lol" as a place holder for some description.

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  • initiatefailureinitiatefailure Registered User regular
    I'm not surprised to hear those thoughts on altered carbon. I would have read the book except the 1st season of the netflix show was just bad. it's like they took a concept custom built for me and told the worst possible story they could imagine in that world.

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  • LalaboxLalabox Registered User regular
    So, a couple of chapters in, Harrow the Ninth is very different

    Very interestingly so, but there are a lot of shoes that i am waiting on dropping, and wondering if they even will drop

    But i'm very invested in it. Probably enough to want to cut myself off from people talking about the book, because even people talking around spoilers will reveal stuff i can't wait to experience on the book's own terms


    Real cool stuff

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  • KanaKana Registered User regular
    I will only say that hoo boy do shoes drop

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  • Brovid HasselsmofBrovid Hasselsmof [Growling historic on the fury road] Registered User regular
    I'm on chapter 5 of Gideon and am enjoying it so far. The setting is taking a bit to get my head around, my mind-visuals keep flipping between medieval-style-fantasy and sci-fi and then the way people speak make me occasionally picture everyone in regular clothes.

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  • knitdanknitdan Registered User regular
    Yes.

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  • TaminTamin Registered User regular
    Been slowly working through The Knight, by Gene Wolfe.

    - much more readable than Shadow and Claw
    - also much more recent than I expected
    - I do not trust Able
    - - he is the definition of an unreliable narrator, whether or not he is actually unreliable.
    - - - I do not particularly like Able, either. There's a lot of him threatening people for no real reason.
    - Not super fond of
    - - him magically becoming a man, regardless of whether Disiri lifted an enchantment or transformed him.
    - - The fire Aelf girls are also kinda creepy and rapey
    - I do like
    - - the nested worlds and time dilation
    - - shape-shifting
    - - the superficial Connecticut Yankee vibe

  • initiatefailureinitiatefailure Registered User regular
    I've been reading a graphic novel adaptation of parable of the sower.

    It's um, yep, still devastating to read no matter the format.

    The art style isn't very comic booky but it's incredibly evocative and emotional and reminds me a lot of comix

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  • MegaMan001MegaMan001 CRNA Rochester, MNRegistered User regular
    I'm on chapter 5 of Gideon and am enjoying it so far. The setting is taking a bit to get my head around, my mind-visuals keep flipping between medieval-style-fantasy and sci-fi and then the way people speak make me occasionally picture everyone in regular clothes.

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  • LalaboxLalabox Registered User regular
    edited January 25
    So, i reached the line right near the end of harrow the ninth
    that made me punch my bed a bunch and shout God Damnit

    God damn you Tamsyn Muir

    God damn you

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  • 3clips33clips3 I will build a labyrinth to house the cheese Registered User regular
    edited January 25
    Lalabox wrote: »
    So, i reached the line right near the end of harrow the ninth
    that made me punch my bed a bunch and shout God Damnit

    God damn you Tamsyn Muir

    God damn you

    Hi,
    I reached the line right near the end of harrow the ninth that made me punch my bed a bunch and shout God Damnit God damn you Tamsyn Muir God damn you.

    I'm dad.

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  • initiatefailureinitiatefailure Registered User regular
    edited January 25
    I just hope the nine houses don't end up as
    none house, left grief

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  • LalaboxLalabox Registered User regular
    My favourite joke in Harrow was probably
    Harrow reading one of the threatening notes that only she can see, that she stole off Palamedes' corpse

    and then Ortus buttting in to say that it's just a drawing of the cool S

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  • 3clips33clips3 I will build a labyrinth to house the cheese Registered User regular
    I liked
    "yes, well, jail for mother"
    because I felt Seen in how Entirely Too Online that joke was.

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  • IoloIolo iolo Registered User regular
    @DouglasDanger, how goes Gravity's Rainbow?

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  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    Pynchon is exactly my flavor of bullshit for some stupid reason

    I'm enjoying Gravity's Rainbow, although I couldn't tell you why

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  • LalaboxLalabox Registered User regular
    But yeah, that Harrow was pretty masterfully done

    great time
    it was pretty cruel, after Tamsym made us spend so much time getting to know and love Gideon in the first book, that she's just Gone. Forgotten.

    Even Harrow is barely the Harrow we thought we knew from the first book. And yeah, maybe in retrospect some of the answers to those questions are a little obvious, but only a little obvious in some ways, and I was really happy to get caught up in the mysteries and wait for the book to unfold them at its own pace

    there's great payoff to it all, and god damn was it exciting the first time the second person narrative finally switched to first person. And then when Gideon showed up i was so happy.


    I really enjoyed God's characterisation (i enjoyed what little of it I saw at the end of Gideon the Ninth as well(including the two preview chapters that came in my copy)). The other characters were great and shitty in fun ways.

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  • IoloIolo iolo Registered User regular
    Did you get to the English candy drill?

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  • LalaboxLalabox Registered User regular
    I just hope the nine houses don't end up as
    none house, left grief
    i will be honest

    I think i missed this line

  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 26
    I have made a list of 2020 horror books to read

    The Deep - Alma Katsu

    Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires - Grady Hendrix

    The Only Good Indian - Stephen Jones

    Ring Shout - P. Djeli Clark

    Mexican Gothic - Silvia Moreno-Garcia

    Survivor Song - Paul Tremblay

    The Hollow Places - Kingfisher

    Wonderland - Zoje Stage

    Plain Bad Heroines - Emily Danforth



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  • Brovid HasselsmofBrovid Hasselsmof [Growling historic on the fury road] Registered User regular
    Liar, that's only 9 horror books

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  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Liar, that's only 9 horror books

    There’s 2011 more but I didn’t want to make a long post.

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  • A Dabble Of TheloniusA Dabble Of Thelonius It has been a doozy of a dayRegistered User regular
    I haven't read The Deep, but their previous novel, The Hunger was really good.

    I have loved everything Grady Hendrix does.

    The Hollow Places is quite good, it overstays it's welcome just barely a tad, but it's ideas and world building is first class.

    The Only Good Indians us fantastic, full stop.

    Survivor Song is quite good.

    Haven't read the others

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  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    I agree with those first two points. The Hunger was great and Grady Hendrix is always good.

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  • StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    I wish I liked Grady Hendrix just slightly more

    He's always right on the cusp of something I like a lot, but never quite there

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  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Straightzi wrote: »
    I wish I liked Grady Hendrix just slightly more

    He's always right on the cusp of something I like a lot, but never quite there

    Yeah, I always enjoy his books but they also always leave me wanting a little more. They’re so close to being great

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  • PhillisherePhillishere Registered User regular
    I haven't read The Deep, but their previous novel, The Hunger was really good.

    I have loved everything Grady Hendrix does.

    The Hollow Places is quite good, it overstays it's welcome just barely a tad, but it's ideas and world building is first class.

    The Only Good Indians us fantastic, full stop.

    Survivor Song is quite good.

    Haven't read the others

    The Hollow Places is one of those books that was ruined for me by a bad audiobook narrator. I should give it another shot in print, since I did like some of what it was doing.

  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    I’m 28% into The Southern Book Club and so far it’s my favorite Grady Hendrix.

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  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Finished.

    That was really good. Definitely my favorite Hendrix. For the first time it felt like he managed a complete book from beginning to end.

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    Finishing up Cetaganda this evening, and next in the queue is The Traitor Baru Cormorant

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  • JedocJedoc Bringing the past to life so we can beat it to death with a shovelRegistered User regular
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    Finishing up Cetaganda this evening, and next in the queue is The Traitor Baru Cormorant

    Neat! Are you reading the Vorkosigan Saga in chronological order? Because if so, you are one book away from the series going from a very good space opera to my favorite sci-fi series ever, and from there on out it's just club bangers all the way.

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    I am. I should have Ethan of Athos next, I think?

  • JedocJedoc Bringing the past to life so we can beat it to death with a shovelRegistered User regular
    edited January 27
    Yup! It's a weird one, and kind of a tangent, but pretty solid overall.

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  • Brovid HasselsmofBrovid Hasselsmof [Growling historic on the fury road] Registered User regular
    edited January 29
    Gideon the Ninth so far - I'm enjoying it a lot. The writing's very good and I really like Gideon. The setting continues to largely bemuse me
    Like this is a world where necromancy is entirely a normal thing (though I'm not clear yet on whether lots of people are necromancers or just one per house). And yet the one group of people who look and behave like the classical D&D-type necromancers, just like turbo-goth, are seen as weird and spooky by the rest. Because it's possible to be a sparkly sunshine kind of necromancer.

    I'm not really clear on what they use necromancy for yet, unless it's just making skele-servants. There's been mention of a war or something but I don't know who the belligerents are. There's apparently an emperor so I guess there's an empire, so are there people outside of the empire, and are they also necromancers?

    Very curious.

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  • KanaKana Registered User regular
    Brovid you shouldn't read this yet because the book will explain the various flavors a bit more. Short answer is just that Muir like sat down and listed out every variety of fantasy necromancy she could think of, and every house gets a different version

    The various flavors of necro:
    The first house: God-Emperor and his servants the lyctors. Their particular specialty is the lyctor magic stuff, but also have specialties from whatever house they came from originally. Basically good at everything.
    The 2nd: Not all soldiers, but primarily the soldiers house. They can suck in soul energy from those dying in battle and then output it into their cavalier, turning the cavalier into a hyper badass.
    The 3rd: They do flesh manipulation. Sorta similar to the ninth, but squishier and grosser and apparently a good bit more utility. Also stuff like living body modification.
    The 4th: Uhh do we ever find out what the 4th can do? Maybe I'm forgetting and actually they're the battle trance folks. At any rate they're also very tied to the military.
    The 5th: Spirit necromancy. Speaking to the dead, binding souls, all that kind of fancy stuff. Extremely powerful but not very direct
    The 6th: Medicine, as well as like research and science-y sort of necromancy. Still the same magic BS as everyone else, but more thoroughly documented.
    The 7th: Harnessing the life power of the almost dead to work extra powerful spells.
    The 8th: Taking a persons soul out of their body and then harnessing the dread power that comes swooping in looking to fill the vacuum. Real jerks.
    The 9th: Bones and bone accessories.

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  • LanzLanz Registered User regular
    I picked up Pratchett’s Mort from the library.


    It is pretty ----ing good

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