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  1. Laughing Mime

    Contributing Authors - Community Reviews

    Thanks mate. Master of Commerce: Accounting. Its surprisingly interesting except for tax. Tax sucks.
  2. Laughing Mime

    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...
  3. Laughing Mime

    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...
  4. Laughing Mime

    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...
  5. Laughing Mime

    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...
  6. Laughing Mime

    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...
  7. Laughing Mime

    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...
  8. Laughing Mime

    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).
  9. Laughing Mime

    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...
  10. Laughing Mime

    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...
  11. Laughing Mime

    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...
  12. Laughing Mime

    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...
  13. Laughing Mime

    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%...
  14. Laughing Mime

    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...
  15. Laughing Mime

    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...
  16. Laughing Mime

    Contributing Authors - Community Reviews

    I won't give the title yet so the focus can be on the previous book but its a high fantasy :). No problem mate, i'd really like it if you did so! If any other authors would like their book reviewed please send through to the email address above or contact Griffin directly via pm or post. My...
  17. Laughing Mime

    Contributing Authors - Community Reviews

    A big thankyou for going first :). I hope this motivates people to check out your work. Next update should be in a week or so.
  18. Laughing Mime

    September 2015 - What fantasy books are you reading?

    The author has the first 5 chapters up as a sample: http://www.jim-butcher.com/books/cinder-spires/the-aeronauts-windlass-1 Literally halfway through chapter 1 now, given other time commitments by the time i get up to 4 the book will be released :).
  19. Laughing Mime

    September 2015 - What fantasy books are you reading?

    Just started on Jim Butcher's new book, so far so good.
  20. Laughing Mime

    Book Reviews - How do you do it?

    When i read a review, I want to get a feel for the book without having it ruined for me. If the review is about a high fantasy book, I'm going to be very interested in how well developed the magic system is, for a dark fantasy the characterization, and for an urban fantasy the plot...