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The last book you read
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The last book you read
Tell us about the last book you read. Was it a good one?


I read Hounded by Kevin Hearne.
It was entertaining. I liked the character, Atticus, and thought he had a clever wit when engaging with others. And there were aspects of the lore and druid magic that were interesting and cool. But it felt really basic, like the plot followed structure from others in the genre that I've read. And stuff just felt rather easy for the protagonist. Despite all his paranoia and struggles, he recovered easily and truthfully, you can trust just about everyone he meets, while those that are untrustworthy are obvious. I am not sure why my feelings about it are disappointed and lukewarm enjoyment because it was all fine. It just felt paint by numbers.

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RE: The last book you read
‘The Letters Of J.R.R. Tolkien’, edited by Humphrey Carter.

A selection of 354 letters he wrote, covering a span of nearly 60 years (the first was to his fiancé Edith in 1914, the last was to his daughter Priscilla in 1973, just four days before he died).

A fascinating insight into what made Tolkien ‘tick’.

Boru
‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#3
RE: The last book you read
Re-read: The Silmarillion.
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(July 12, 2021 at 3:16 pm)brewer Wrote: Re-read: The Silmarillion.

I suspect that his greatest regret was that ‘The Silmariilion’ never made it to publication during his lifetime.

Boru
‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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RE: The last book you read
(July 12, 2021 at 6:19 am)Five Wrote: Tell us about the last book you read. Was it a good one?


I read Hounded by Kevin Hearne.
It was entertaining. I liked the character, Atticus, and thought he had a clever wit when engaging with others. And there were aspects of the lore and druid magic that were interesting and cool. But it felt really basic, like the plot followed structure from others in the genre that I've read. And stuff just felt rather easy for the protagonist. Despite all his paranoia and struggles, he recovered easily and truthfully, you can trust just about everyone he meets, while those that are untrustworthy are obvious. I am not sure why my feelings about it are disappointed and lukewarm enjoyment because it was all fine. It just felt paint by numbers.

I think I've read all of that series. I liked the dog at least as much as Atticus.
I'm not anti-Christian. I'm anti-stupid.
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RE: The last book you read
(July 13, 2021 at 9:30 am)Mister Agenda Wrote: I think I've read all of that series. I liked the dog at least as much as Atticus.

I don't have any of the other books in the series, just the first. I feel no great compulsion to get the others. ^^;; The dog was irritating at times, in my opinion. I like the concept of familiar-esque characters and intellectual animals but this was a bit invasive and distracting. Cartoonish almost.

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I haven't read a book in years. Just haven't been motivated to read.

The last book I actually finished reading was one of the final books in the vampire chronicles. I cannot recall the title, however.
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(July 13, 2021 at 10:27 am)Foxaire Wrote: I haven't read a book in years. Just haven't been motivated to read.

The last book I actually finished reading was one of the final books in the vampire chronicles. I cannot recall the title, however.
Memnoch the Devil was my favorite....
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Tried reading Allison's Adventures in Underland by C. M. Stunich. Couldn't do it. Had to stop 20% in. Forced edgey and referential to the cartoon Disney film, it tried to do a more "adult/mature/dark" take on Alice in Wonderland and came out juvenile and written in an amateurish style. I have not seen any good Alice in Wonderland adaptations except the Disney film and that's what everyone seems to borrow from. Which is annoying.

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RE: The last book you read
Agatha Christie - Murder in the Mews (1937)

Before, I never even heard about Hercule Poirot,
Sherlock Holmes, sure.. But not monsieur Hercule
Became interested in Hercule Poirot's case after watching Murder on the Orient Express (2017)
The ending blew my mind..
After that, I began collecting Agatha Christie books
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