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    Originally posted by srboone View Post
    Painful. That's the only way to describe reading Urshurak. I looked at reviews that praised the book and they fell into two categories: 1) those that remember the book with fond nostalgia as the first fantasy book they read and 2) those who likened it to a D&D campaign with nonstop action and bloodshed, without all that boring character and story build up. I can accept the first category, but have no patience for the second. Regardless, it is indeed 3rd-rate fantasy; while there are one or two promising scenairos in the book, the writing is lifeless. Oh well....

    Starting Master and Commander by Patrick O'Brian...
    I've read Urshurak when I was a kid. I remember I bought it because of the illustration of some brothers I can't remember now. Back there I liked it even if it was a poor book by my standars (the sword of shannara at that time) but the artwork was too good. I've tried te reread it some years ago and I could not go past the first 10 pages I think

    And yes, at that time I player D&D and other roleplaying games (not on PCs until ultima vi and that was hard because it was the year before I started studying english at school... but the graphics of the intro was so amazing !)
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      Can't remember if I posted it already or not... Shivers III, almost done. Might go for IV right away or re-read The Beach.

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        Originally posted by th3l0rd View Post
        I've read Urshurak when I was a kid. I remember I bought it because of the illustration of some brothers I can't remember now. Back there I liked it even if it was a poor book by my standars (the sword of shannara at that time) but the artwork was too good. I've tried te reread it some years ago and I could not go past the first 10 pages I think

        And yes, at that time I player D&D and other roleplaying games (not on PCs until ultima vi and that was hard because it was the year before I started studying english at school... but the graphics of the intro was so amazing !)
        Well, my point about the D&D was that when I was a player, constant battles were boring to me. I like the character building and actual roleplaying; when I became a DM, I always gave more exp for roleplaying, rather than for stomping some poor monster's guts into the ground.

        But the artwork is great!
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          The only shivers I still need.Hope you are enjoying it.I finshed closing time by Ketchum and now working on Picking the bones as well as vile things.
          Originally posted by peteOcha View Post
          Can't remember if I posted it already or not... Shivers III, almost done. Might go for IV right away or re-read The Beach.

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            Counting down my last 250 pages of The Talisman, I am starting to enjoy it though. Off I go now...If I dont get anymore Irate customers. Two in a row and a crazy lady as well. Didn't get any writing done tonight. By time I was done with those clusterfucks I said frig it I'm reading instead. Reading as we "speak"...

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              just finished BLOOD MERIDIAN by Cormac McCarthy. wow. dark stuff, powerful. probably top ten all time now.
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                Started reading Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy a couple of days ago.
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                  Due to the discussion here about it?

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                    Well it's something I had been meaning to read for a long time, just never got around to it. The discussion here just reminded me about it.
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                      Just paid a whole dollar at the library for a nice hardcover copy of the first American edition of Clive Barker's "The Damnation Game" and Hunter S. Thompson's "Fear And Loathing in Las Vegas And Other American Stories." Not actually reading them at the moment, but soon. For my birthday somebody sent me a gift card so I've got lots of Bizarro books headed my way.

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                        Dark Horse keeps 'em coming - great!



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                          Originally posted by Dan Hocker View Post
                          Started reading Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy a couple of days ago.
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                            Originally posted by RichardThomas View Post
                            just finished BLOOD MERIDIAN by Cormac McCarthy. wow. dark stuff, powerful. probably top ten all time now.
                            Great novel! Read it years ago and can still picture the Judge and the gimp crossing the desert. I wonder if anyone would have the balls to make the film?
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                              imdb has ti scheduled for a 2015 release, but since i'm not an imdbPro member, I don't have anymore info than that, Steve.
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                                Originally posted by srboone View Post
                                imdb has ti scheduled for a 2015 release, but since i'm not an imdbPro member, I don't have anymore info than that, Steve.
                                Wow! Thanks for the heads up, Squire! I hope they do an accurate adaptation.
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