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I had a quick search, but found no thread that I could use for such discussion. Apologies if I missed it.

 

Anyway, with Christmas fast approaching, some of us must be hoping to find books under our Christmas tree? If so, what are you looking for, and what would you recommend?

 

At the moment I'm reading through some of Ray Banks stuff. He's probably my favourite author at the moment. Just bought No More Heroes today in a sale in HMV.

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I'm still ploughing through 'A Song of Ice and Fire', I'm about halfway through the first part of A Storm of Swords (so book 3). The scale just seems to expand exponentially the further through the series I get, just when I think I'm familiar with all the characters he'll introduce another 20 out of nowhere. It's fantastic though and I'm hoping with Christmas I'll have some time to get a lot further on.

 

Disclaimer: If discussion starts on the series and I get even a hint of a spoiler, I will fucking hunt you.

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Ok, in all seriousness, if we're going to have a new thread...

 

I started the LOTR series and its...well, its not very good. Whats the deal? Theres not much depth to any of the characters so far, its not really well written, huge amounts of shit, meadering descriptions of locations (same shit happens in later ASOIAF books.) I don't get it.

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I've never finished LOTR though I tried a couple times. It was just boring.

 

Read The Hobbit loads of times though.

 

 

Currently I'm reading Salman Rushdie - Luka and the Fire of Life.

 

It's a sequel to Haroun and the Sea of Stories, which is a great kids' book that I loved when I was about 10. I read all his books anyway, but I'm enjoying this so far.

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I'm reading the Lord of the Rings series too at the moment and I have to say that while I'm enjoying it I don't think I would if I hadn't already known a bit about the myths and cultures he's working with. But then, without trying to sound like a bit of a git, I assume most of the people who have read the books and enjoyed them haven't read the Prose Edda and so forth, certainly not before LotR so yeah, I'm meh on how they're as massively popular as they are. I suppose they're pretty decent reflections of war and friendship and don't do it in a pretty light way.

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Unless you're a child, all forms of LOTR are shit. I finished LaBrava today and based on this thread, I'm going to finally crack into A Game of Thrones. Look at it, in the pile of books I've got left to read before I buy a new batch, I really hope it's food because it's the same size as Casino Royale, The New York Trilogy and Call For The Dead stacked together.

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Unless you're a child, all forms of LOTR are shit. I finished LaBrava today and based on this thread, I'm going to finally crack into A Game of Thrones. Look at it, in the pile of books I've got left to read before I buy a new batch, I really hope it's food because it's the same size as Casino Royale, The New York Trilogy and Call For The Dead stacked together.

 

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It is really food.

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