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    Contributing Authors - Community Reviews

    Thanks mate. Master of Commerce: Accounting. Its surprisingly interesting except for tax. Tax sucks.
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    Contributing Authors - Community Reviews

    Got caught out with bad study time/work forecasting and had to focus on my studies instead of any reading for the last couple of weeks. 3rd review will still be a while coming until i finish finals in a week, the author was cool and understanding about it. After this one i can properly start...
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    How do you feel about free books?

    I'm a 28 year old full time student supporting myself (albeit in a country with good min wage), so any money I can save on my huge book expense is worth it to me. Personally I like the idea of legal online libraries where you can read an e-book if no one else has it out at that moment. Free...
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    Fantasy - a male preserve?

    The worst part is when you are listening to a dud and don't find out for many hours because its moving slower than you would read those first few chapters. My rule for audio books is only series or authors i am sure i am going to enjoy. Usually save it for re reading series before the sequel...
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    Fantasy - a male preserve?

    There is this subset of people in my city who don't actually read books but will nonetheless never fail to tell me how much of a disservice I'm doing myself by not reading the story in print. I got in the habit of saying reading to specifically annoy these people. It has to be incorrect...
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    Fantasy - a male preserve?

    So i re-read the Dresden Files this year (audio book this time, pretty dam good) and i was actually ok with the women characters. It wasn't amazing for this aspect, but i don't believe it deserves hate. Most of the women are portrayed as bombshells by Dresden. Something to keep in mind is that...
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    Contributing Authors - Community Reviews

    I'm expecting other forum members to get through these a bit slower than me, so when you do I'll be here for a chat regarding either of these books. Next review will be in a week or so, have had a productive week of uni so not my usual amount of time off. Edit- got distracted and no reading...
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    October 2015 - What fantasy books are you reading?

    Going on a mystery tangent this month, I plan to work my way through the below in addition to a couple of fantasy books I've already started. A Coffin for Dimitrious, Cutter and Bone , A Simple Plan (30% in).
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    Contributing Authors - Community Reviews

    Shades of Smoke by Graham Buckby & Alan Denham, Nuomer1 . "This story has elements of coming-of-age, but is mostly a story of magic. It is a weak form of magic, requiring its users to use their brains. It also has a certain amount of dry(ish) humour. And I like happy endings, but with...
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    Contributing Authors - Community Reviews

    Thanks for your input ExTended. I found it really fascinating to read something from someone who works in the very translating area we're currently discussing. I'm all of a sudden interested in learning Bulgarian to try and cash in on the translator shortage, but sounds like it might be a very...
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    Pat Rothfuss' The Kingkiller Chronicle [spoilers] - the rambling review of an undecided reader

    Nuomer1, you look like you need that football service shown on the IT Crowd. Since this one has deviated a little already, was i the only one who didn't know this series is currently being made into a package movie/game/tv series franchise right now? Pretty much guarantee the 3rd book comes...
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    To-avoid lists

    Don't avoid Lightbringer, i didn't like night angel either but he much improves with his later series (particularly from book 2 on). Dune, do what my girlfriend is currently doing and buy the top notch audio book of it and listen on commutes. Its one of my favorites, but surely its a sci fi not...
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    Contributing Authors - Community Reviews

    I didn't comment on translation because i can't read the original :) but the style of it felt better to me than many translations I've read. There were some rare word/sentence structure mistakes i noticed too, but to be honest when I'm reading a self-published book i am not expecting 100%...
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    Pat Rothfuss' The Kingkiller Chronicle [spoilers] - the rambling review of an undecided reader

    Please let me know when you're up to date with it. I want to hear your take on a certain relationship ;). It regards to The Kingslayer Chronicle: *Agreed on the Denna thing, I've re-read the series since and skipped every scene with her in it. * I like to pretend that stupid sex adventure and...
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    I like *this* so recommend me.....

    I haven't read it for years, but i think i enjoyed it a lot more than some other people here. To give you an idea of the feel of the book, the people are descendants of a lost Roman legion who've walked through a portal somehow into this fantasy setting. I cant remember if they spell it out...