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What Book are you reading now? (Other than Star Wars)
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  Darth Skuldren
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Thought I'd open up this forum for those of us reading books beyond the realm of Star Wars.

Currently I'm reading Stephen King's The Eyes of the Dragon. A medieval fantasy tale that so far is very enjoyable. With Kings, dragons, wizards, and intrigue, I'd say the plot is pretty well rounded as most medieval fantasy stories go. I'll post a full review when I'm done.
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Ah, I'm reading Running Out of Time while I'm reading Revelation. Also just finished the Shadow Children series. It was pretty good. Am about to start Flags of our Fathers.
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I'm actually reading Duma Key by Stephen King, which is really, really good so far. :D
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I just finished Illium, by Dan Simmons, and am picking up Olympos, the second part of the story. Great story and really engaging plot.

@ Darth Skuldren, couldn't resist a Stephen King book, could ya? Hope you liked it as much as i did. Smile
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Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King

Well I finished the book and thoroughly enjoyed it. The narrative is quite different from his other stories in that it's told from the prospective of a bard or storyteller. Great read with enjoyable characters and intriguing plots. Plus it provided some backstory in a roundabout way for Flagg who showed up in Stephen King's The Dark Tower series. He makes a good villain.

Overall rating, I give it 4 out of 5 stars.
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I'm re-reading the Narnia chronicles (big surprise, I know).
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More Than Human by Theodore Sturgeon - only about 20 pages in, so far its a downer. So I switched over to the X-Wing Series - Iron Fist. I'll get back to More Than Human when the snap rolls make me queezy. Wink


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@ Darth Skuldren

If you liked the Dark Tower series, Stephen King and Peter Straub's The Talisman won't disappoint; and the sequel The Black House is pretty good too. It has some of the same themes.
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I'll have to look for these. Sounds intriguing...

For now I'm fully content with Black Hawk Down. Easily ten times better than the movie. It would be nearly impossible to capture all the details of the novel into a film. Very solid, action packed read.
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I've been reading The Bridge Over the River Kwai. So far its very interesting, although it portrays the Japanese as backwards and inferior to Western culture and specifically the British. That doesn't really surprise me though since it was written in the 1950s so it makes sense that the negative/racist views of the Japanese that existed during WWII would still be around.

Overall though its a good book. If you've seen the movie The Bridge Over the River Kwai with Alec Guinness its probably worth reading to see how the book compares with the movie.


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besides my daily dose of death note (so many D XD) i'm reading great expectations by charles dickens. the stuff we usually have to read in school is so lame, like the outsiders XP


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I'm reading Chasing Destiny. o:
It's a good book. I guess. Not really action packed or fantasy, but more of the "Real Life" kind of books.


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I'm still reading The Last Days of Krypton. It's a good book I just haven't had time to read it. But it's by Kevin J. Anderson so I'm trying to get it read because I enjoy his stories.
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I'm reading Panzer Operations, it's a memoir of a German general on the Eastern front in WWII. Just started it so I don't know how good it's going to be. I found Guderain and Manstein's memoirs rather dry.
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I'm reading lots of history books currently, but they are not for fun, so I think I just mention two Terry Pratchett books I am reading again: "Feet of Clay" and "Jingo". He's one of my favourite fantasy authors and I wish him good luck in his fight against his illness.


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