Yearly Targets (2017) - Totals and Specifics

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« Reply #90 on: November 14, 2017, 09:19:05 pm »
Oh, and I did finish The Fell Knight (31). It was good, not as good as the 1st, but inwas told it was a set up book for the rest of the series. Certainly had that feel.
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« Reply #91 on: November 15, 2017, 06:38:40 pm »
Total: 8

Forever War by Joe Haldeman

This was OK. Actually, given that its one of the hugo/nebula books, I was pretty underwhelmed. It was a good story and had a good ending - but probably some of the things that were a big deal in the 70's didn't translate great 40 years later. Still a fun read though.

Oh and I don't think I counted:
Total: 9
The Unholy Consult.
Finally finished the published version. Great, great book. Happy with how it all turned out. FYI, I wouldn't recommend listening to it, as there seems to be a lot of meaning packed into bakker's italics/bold/caps that isn't translated properly into the audiobook.
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One of the other conditions of possibility.

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« Reply #92 on: November 19, 2017, 07:41:36 pm »
Finished Deadhouse Landing (32). Again, best stuff Esselmont has put out there and if your a fan of Malazan, these books are a must.
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« Reply #93 on: November 19, 2017, 08:18:08 pm »
Sorry, still can't edit on phone or I'd add to the above post, but I don't wanna talk much about DL because Redeagl might get his panties in a bunch, lol. Red, when your done, PM me. Id like to discuss it with someone. Well, anyone on the board for that matter. Questions I have and things I want to tease out.
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« Reply #94 on: November 30, 2017, 01:43:56 pm »
So, finished both The Dread Wrym and The Plague of Swords (33, 34). I spoke about this series in the quorum, Traitor Son Cycle, by Miles Cameron. Just can't recommend it enough.
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« Reply #95 on: December 02, 2017, 05:13:31 am »
Oh, and id live to discuss these books, as there is a ton to discuss. I wish one of my great friends here at TSA might have read it and let me know. Or, really, I will guarantee that if you start, you won't put it down. And, then we could discuss. So much to unpack, in the same way as TSA is. Though, I will say, where in TSA you are left to find answers for yourself, for the most part, there are as many HUGE reveals as mysteries that are left unexplained. I could talk about these books for hours. Just like our beloved TSA. So, please, MSJ needs a Traitor Son buddy. All are welcome. The 1st book is 2.99 on Amazon Kindle. Not a huge investment to see wether its your taste, or not.
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« Reply #96 on: December 02, 2017, 05:32:57 pm »
Oh, and id live to discuss these books, as there is a ton to discuss. I wish one of my great friends here at TSA might have read it and let me know.....So, please, MSJ needs a Traitor Son buddy. All are welcome. The 1st book is 2.99 on Amazon Kindle. Not a huge investment to see wether its your taste, or not.

I'm interested, MSJ, but I'm also considering starting the Malazan series. What to do, what to do.....
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« Reply #97 on: December 02, 2017, 06:02:03 pm »
BFK, you'll finish TSC, way before Malazan. I love Malazan, TSC is right up there with TSA.
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« Reply #98 on: December 09, 2017, 11:48:19 am »
Finished The Fall of Dragons (35). Great series. I have to put this up in my top ten, maybe top5 series ever. Its that good.

Digging back into The Gap Cycle.
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« Reply #99 on: December 11, 2017, 12:52:45 am »
Scratch that, going back to Coldfire Trilogy.
“No. I am your end. Before your eyes I will put your seed to the knife. I will quarter your carcass and feed it to the dogs. Your bones I will grind to dust and cast to the winds. I will strike down those who speak your name or the name of your fathers, until ‘Yursalka’ becomes as meaningless as infant babble. I will blot you out, hunt down your every trace! The track of your life has come to me,