Book 'Em Danno! Reading Record 2021
  • In the spirit of the film and games record threads, you keep a list of what you've read (or finished reading), fiction or non-fiction in 2021.
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    Hopefully this won't detract too much from the main Book thread - it's purpose is really to help us all locate each others reading recommendations which can often get lost in the main thread.

    As with the other threads, claim a post to keep your master list in one place and update the thread with new posts each time you finish something. Length of reviews are up to you and scores are optional.
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  • 1. Cage of Souls (Adrian Tchaikovsky)
    Far, far future set speculative sci-fi set mostly in a brutal prison, with an appealing aesthetic, fun characters and some great and horrifying ideas. Like many books of the genre (ATs others included) it deals with both man's inhumanity to man and the struggles of good humans to do the right thing in a situation gone dreadfully wrong.

    2. League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Vol 3: Century (Alan Moore & Kevin O'Neill)
    A great concept with typically great writing by Moore and brilliant art by O'Neill is slightly marred by an embarrassing obsession with ludicrously hard nipples on massive breasted females, like some teenage amateur cartoonist.
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    But I do this in The One True Thread also. FFS.
  • I don't tend to read as much as I would like, I use audible instead for my books. Does that count?
    Not everything is The Best or Shit. Theres many levels between that, lets just enjoy stuff.
  • acemuzzy wrote:
    But I do this in The One True Thread also. FFS.
    Yeah, but you don't have an easily accessible list do you?
    I don't tend to read as much as I would like, I use audible instead for my books. Does that count?
    Yes it does.
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  • Does it count if rather than reading them, I'm judging them by their cover?
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    HI
  • Does it count if rather than reading them, I'm judging them by their cover?

    As long as you have read the cover first.
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  • hylian_elf wrote:
    Does it count if rather than reading them, I'm judging them by their cover?

    As long as you have read the cover first.

    Oh man... The EFFORT!! HUMMMPPPF

    Not everything is The Best or Shit. Theres many levels between that, lets just enjoy stuff.
  • Does it count if rather than reading them, I'm judging them by their cover?

    This is also allowed.
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    Reserved.
    Holding the wrong end of the stick since 2009.
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    Oh go on then, though this will almost certainly hollow out the old book thread.
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    2021
    January:
    Rise of Endymion by Dan Simmons
    The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie
    Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam
    Get schwifty.
  • Raiziel wrote:
    Oh go on then, though this will almost certainly hollow out the old book thread.

    :(
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  • I'll suggest keeping posts in this to strictly a record of reading and keep actual discussion to the main thread? I just want to be able to see convenient lists of books that I might like, it's entirely selfish.
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    It doesn’t really matter, does it? One book thread’s as good as another. Let the old one sink, or repurpose it as a bookporn thread.
    Get schwifty.
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    Down with the first book of the year then, though I read a good bit of it during December.  Rise of Endymion by Dan Simmons.  It was...okay.  Good, even, I suppose.  It’s just not a patch on what came before it with the two preceding Hyperion books.  Main gripe is that the two main characters are just so desperately uninteresting.  There was just nothing about them; no deep, human flaws, no juicy skeletons in the closet.  Because of that it all just felt a little too shallow to me.
    Get schwifty.
  • I'm enjoying A Game of Thrones a lot but I fear that I will steam on ahead and will have to wait a bit for The Winds of Winter or whatever the 6th book will be called, and years and years and years for A Dream of Spring or whatever the 7th and hopefully last book will be called.  By which time I will probably have forgotten most of what had happened up to that point.  So maybe I should have just waited to start the damned series.
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    Finished The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie. Hmmm... There wasn’t much of a story in this one. Stuff happens, but it doesn’t really amount to very much. It seems like it’s all set-up, which makes it ultimately a bit disappointing on its own, but I’m intrigued enough to push on with the next two at some point this year. Also, the massive action sequences make for a boring read. That sort of thing might be fun to watch in a movie, not so much in a book. Also also, wtf at the ending! I pressed the screen on my Kindle this morning expecting the next chapter and was stunned to find myself confronted by the acknowledgements page.
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  • I've not had a chance to read anything this year. Anytime I've not been working I've been with the kids and of an evening I'm so tired my eyes close almost as soon as my head hits the pillow.
    Not everything is The Best or Shit. Theres many levels between that, lets just enjoy stuff.
  • Reading "A People's Tradegy" by Orlando Figes. It is one of those history books that keeps dropping interesting facts within quite a long overarching story about the Russian Revolution. Would recommend to those who can churn through 800 pages of tiny font, and harrowing reality.
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    Finished Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam. It’s this month’s book club read, so I’ll wait until the month is out before I say too much about it but, spoiler alert! I really quite enjoyed this one.
    Get schwifty.
  • 2. League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Vol 3: Century (Alan Moore & Kevin O'Neill)
    A great concept with typically great writing by Moore and brilliant art by O'Neill is slightly marred by an embarrassing obsession with ludicrously hard nipples on massive breasted females, like some teenage amateur cartoonist
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