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I know. His way of explaining things is painfully tough to follow. Erasmus, Plato or even the extreme existentialist touch of Sartre isn't this difficult to understand.
I will begin reading Goethe's Faust soon. I plan on re-reading the first two books of Ethics later on, but it should wait, as rushing things will not make any good. I need to read deeper into that when I have time.
Reading Malazan Book of the Fallen series by Steven Erikson, and it's mindblowing....wow, I haven't had such an awesome fantasy ride, since Song of Ice and Fire maybe...the 3rd book is......
I recommend it to any fantasy fan...military, politics, wondrous world...it's just, so rich and well written in every aspect...my knowledge extends to the first 3 books only though, but I wholly recommend the entire series, since I can't possibly imagine a decline in quality
Oh god that book. That series, along with ASOIAF and The Dark Tower books were the only three major series I gave up on. I just cant trudge through them. I know they are meant to be good but I just never got into them. Which book are you on?
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And I understand the feeling somewhat...Gardens of the Moon was such a slow read...I just didn't understand some of the terms, I couldn't even decipher if something was a person's name, a city name, or a people...the concept of magic warrens was strange and complicated at first too...and the plot lines are just too far away to make sense out of them in the beginning...
Well you get it...it's a slow and sometimes frustrating read, but when it starts to unravel and pieces are falling into their places...it's just awesome...
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So the 3rd book is the one that continues the 1st one and the 4th book...well let's just say that it tackles the plot line from the 2nd...the timelines are complicated, and I arrived to a part where it's a bit confusing for me now...and besides it would be a spoiler if I would elaborate...but I know for sure that these separate plot lines will eventually meet somewhere or have something in common...
I would draw the comparison between the story arcs of this series and manga story arcs...in the way that there is a conclusion of a story arc when it ends, but there are still underlying and common elements between the story arcs...
Anyways...it's true about the 3rd book...it is indeed amazing...and you can skip the 2nd book if you want...1st and 3rd book should be read first...
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Well, the problem was that the books were slowing me down on college... I'm kind of compulsive, when I start a book that I like I read it for 16+ hours, sleep like 4 hours per night... it's a mess if you have tests
Finished the entire Malazan series, from both authors, now I'm waiting for their new entries in the series...but the main series The Book of the Fallen ended...and it was......I have to say this series was the best reading journeys I had in a very long time...the world and its characters, and the conclusion were are soo good...
Now I'm taking on Glenn Cook's Black Company, since I've read that they might be on par in some aspects of the writing and tone...here's for hoping that it's true
Just finished Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson. He's a gifted author and this is a really good book. Its' the first of a planned 10 book series and if anything it reminded me of the WoT series. Good writing, good cast and a exciting world. The magic system is still not fully defined or original as I hope, but its still the first book so I'll give it time.
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I started reading the Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern recently and I'm enjoying it so far. Too early for me to say anything concrete about the story but it's a fun and light read that has gained my curiosity. The author seems to have a habit of repeating a bunch words though which you can easily identify and recall mentally when you're reading it. I guess you can call it a slight irritation but it hasn't stopped my interest in the story itself. =]
I bought Sun Tzu's Art of War- I'd always coveted it for years. I don't know why. Thought all great people read it, and thus, to become great I had to read it. But maybe now that I'm trying to read the first few pages Miyamoto Musashi's Book of Five Rings was the better option???
I finally finished The Fellowship of the Ring! Now I have to decide what I'll be reading next.
The Lord of the Rings : The Two Towers
A Song of Ice and Fire : A Game of Thrones
The Alchemy of Air
Take a vote! I really can't decide.