I just bought...

Discussion in 'Fantasy' started by Jon Snow, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. wakarimasen

    wakarimasen Journeyed there and back again

    Not sure as it counts as a fantasy purchase - but at a whisker off £50 this is the most expensive hardback I've bought in some time (and a rare appearance of my real face)...
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  2. kenubrion

    kenubrion Journeyed there and back again

    I like what you've done with your eyes.

    Having finished Allan Batchelder's wonderful The Abject God, I bought the new Vox Day book, A Sea of Skulls. Sequel to A Throne of Bones, which was great. I've been checking his author page for a couple years waiting for a new book in this story line.
     
  3. Bierschneeman

    Bierschneeman Hired Nicomo Cosca, famed soldier of fortune

    Your hair and eyes look like someone I know in virginia
     
  4. wakarimasen

    wakarimasen Journeyed there and back again

    @Bierschneeman Never been, but we were never told where each of us was sent so one of the other clones might be in a sleeper cell there. If this person is high up in government, law enforcefment or uses the internet a lot then chances are he's one of us. But I never told you that.
    :borg:
     
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  5. kenubrion

    kenubrion Journeyed there and back again

    I finished Traitor's Blade and immediately bought book two in The Greatcloaks series, Knight's Shadow.
     
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  6. Sneaky Burrito

    Sneaky Burrito Crazy Cat Lady Staff Member

    A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab. Clicked @TomTB 's link in another thread and realized it came out this week.
     
  7. TomTB

    TomTB The Master Tweeter Staff Member

    I just bought the first five Expanse audiobooks. Plan on revisiting the lot before picking up #6.

    Got them all for about £20 thanks to an Audible offer!
     
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  8. Bierschneeman

    Bierschneeman Hired Nicomo Cosca, famed soldier of fortune

    Just bought scanner darkly ~PkDick
    Fool moon~Jim Butcher
    First codex Alera book from butcher.
    Christmas carol~ Dickens
    the long mars~ Baxter and prachett
     
  9. Rebelliott

    Rebelliott Stood on the wall with Druss

    Heart Blade - a fantastically written new YA by Juliana Spink Mills

    The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas

    Songs of the Dying Earth - a massive anthology based around Jack Vances' Dying Earth stories featuring the likes of George RR Martin & Neil Gaiman.

    Finnikin of the Rock - a beautifully dark YA fantasy by Melina Marchetta.

    Kingdom Asunder - a brutal, backstabbing, compellingly crafted Fantasy by Thaddeus White.

    All goof stuff. My TBR pile has become a sprawl, it is devouring my carpet :D
     
  10. Sneaky Burrito

    Sneaky Burrito Crazy Cat Lady Staff Member

    Age of Iron and sequels (really liking the first one so far)

    2 by Marc Turner (sequels to When the Heavens Fall, forget the names, they're not here yet because I started this series in paper)

    latest by Bradley P. Beaulieu (With Blood Upon the Sand)
     
  11. Bierschneeman

    Bierschneeman Hired Nicomo Cosca, famed soldier of fortune

    I was In Houston for a book signing for my wife. Both Anne bishop and Patricia Briggs. While there I stopped by a used book store for trades. And purchased some while I waited for the event to be over.

    I just bought
    It can't happen here~Sinclair
    1913 the year before the storm
    Jim butcher dresden files ( the next five in series)
    Icelandic sagas and Eddas (loved this as a child)
    Finnigan s wake ~James Joyce
    Collected works ~borges (they didn't have aleph)
    As I lay dying~faulkner
    The sound and fury~Faulkner
    Martian time slip~PKD
    atlas shrugged~ayn Rand
    Leaves of grass~Walt Whitman
    The unbearable lightness of being ~Milan KunderA
    Guns of the south~harry turtledove
    Solaris ~Stanislaw lem
    An American tragedy~Theodore Dreiser
    A portrait of a man~ James Joyce
    And whatever the newest Patricia Briggs and Anne bishop books are

    You'll notice a few books mentioned in the literature from every country thread. I wrote all of the suggestions down, then looked for them one by one and bought everyone I could find. The ones I bought I suggested, we'll I just felt I wanted to keep them around.
     
  12. Bierschneeman

    Bierschneeman Hired Nicomo Cosca, famed soldier of fortune

    After the book stuff we went bird watching in the salt marshes
     
  13. Alucard

    Alucard In the name of the Pizza Lord. Charge! Staff Member

    Solaris is one of the weirdest books I've read. Not comparable to any else. I liked it.
     
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  14. Rebelliott

    Rebelliott Stood on the wall with Druss

    Beowulf translated by Tolkein.

    The Broken Empire books by Mark Lawrence.

    Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
     
  15. afa

    afa Journeyed there and back again

    Based on the rather strong recommendations of @Darwin and @kenubrion I've just bought Heroes Die by Matthew Woodring Stover.
     
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