What have you been reading lately

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Jesus Fuck, The Wise Mans Fear is a long book
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The Long Home by William Gay.

Not an easy read for a Brit but well worth the effort. Period Redneck drama. *****

The Brightonomicon by Robert Rankin. Bonkers, Carrollian detective yarn. Charming and funny. ***

Embers of War by Gareth L. Powell. Enjoyable military space opera. ****
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The Crimson World Series by Jay Allan.

Just about readable military space opera series. Same old battle after battle, badly marred by seemingly invincible hero Erik Cain's incessantly repeated guilt trips over his dead soldiers. Meh. **
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Finished The Wiseman's Fear and realized that I have never read any of the Discworld books. So I have started The Colour of Magic as a palate cleanser. Since its such a short book, I also have The Light Fantastic lined up right behind it.

As my new avatar suggests, The Luggage is my favorite character so far.
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Well, if you never read the Discworld books before you have to read Small Gods.

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I have also been informed that Reaper Man is a must read
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Rincewind is probably my favourite Discworld character, closely followed by the Lancre Witches. If I lived on the Discworld, Rincewind's life would be my destiny. Small Gods is Pratchett at his best and I think you'd like the City Watch books.
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Waiting for book 2 of Walter Jon Williams second Praxis trilogy. Fun space opera (after the tyrannical Shaa die off, the 6 subject species [including humanity] jostle to find a place in the 10,000 year old empire.
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C. J Cherry's Downbelow Station, again. Classic SciFi with tree-hugging, hippy aliens who are bemused by humanity's antics, shrug and just get on with enjoying their damp, odoriferous existence.
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:20 pm
Abdul Alhazred wrote: Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:51 pm The Emperor's Tomb by Joseph Roth.

Lead up to the First World War, the war itself, and the aftermath.

From the point of view of a sympathetic Austrian who loves the empire.

Spoiler alert: Does not have a happy ending.
I really recommend this one.

About a man who outlives his country.
Seems relevant