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Discussion in 'General' started by Weekly_Estimate, 7 Nov 2010.

  1. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    Currently working my way through the Expanse books - hoping to get through most of them before the season 4 premiere in mid December. Big ask though - only read two and I get very limited time to spend reading - usually a half hour at lunch and the occasional hour some evenings
     
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    Superpowereds by Drew Hayes (4 book series) is a consistently good read
     
  3. Arboreal

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    I've read the first 3, but took a break and have forgotten where I was. Better see if Cibola Burn is at the local library, as I need to climb on the Expanse train again.
    Haven't seen any of the series, but would be interested to see what they've done with the story.
     
  4. bawjaws

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    By and large they've done a great job adapting it. They've made a few changes (amalgamating a few characters together, for example) but it's been fairly faithful to the source material, looks good, and captures the atmosphere well. I found that I suffered from the usual syndrome of thinking "That's not how I pictured character X" for the first few episodes but I think the casting has been excellent and the main cast in particular are great.
     
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  5. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    Best hard sci-fi series I can recall - it does differ from the books, but not massively (so far).

    I blew an Amazon voucher on all the books for my Kindle. I got them a while back but I was iun the middle of reading something else when I bought them - only really started reading them in the last few weeks, but I'm enjoying them.
     
  6. Big Elf

    Big Elf Oh no! Not another f----ing elf!

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    Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut's Journeys by Michael Collins. The best written book I've read by any of the Astronauts.

    I have a modest collection of around 300 autobiographies and biographies of Pilots, mainly from the Second World War and am currently reading 'Spitfire Strikes' a well written autobiography by New Zealand's Johnnie Houlton
     
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    'A gathering of Shadows' by VE Schwab. A relaxing read after finishing 'Chernobyl' by Serhii Plokhy.

    Next to that reading several comics.
     
  8. yuusou

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    Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood (Madaddam series)
    We are all completely besides ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler

    If I have time before the end of the month I'll read Lord of the Flies by William Golding, if not, I'll read the second book in the Madaddam series.

    I'm a fan of paper, but I haven't been bothered to pick up a book in years, but a Kindle has completely changed that.
     
  9. Andy Mc

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    Just finished the Arisen series. 14 odd books and started to takes its toll at the end but the narration by RC Bray was exceptional as always.

    Also finally finished Circe by Madaline Miller. Not my normal choice in book but a good read none the less, just took ages due to not much time free for actual reading of actual books.
     
  10. MadGinga

    MadGinga oooh whats this do?

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    Interesting, may give them a look...
    I have been following the Surviving the Evacuation series along with its sister/daughter/spinoff/prequel series
    Have recently picked up the Old Man's War series, so really need to get on with it...
     
  11. perplekks45

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    I have that one as signed first edition on my shelf. What's the spoiler-free summary, if you don't mind?
     

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