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03 Sep 2010 - 22:4139947
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I'm happy to see so many know about Robin Hobb's books! Usually people have no clue who I'm on about.. >_>

I'm reading through the Soldier Son trilogy just now. I even preordered that when it first came out, but I got so disappointed because it was so different from her other works, so I had to abandon the project. Now it's been a couple of years ago since I read her other books, and now Soldier Son is pretty good ^^ Can't compete with the books set in the Farseer universe though.

Btw, has anyone read her newest books. The Dragon Keeper, or something along those lines. Any good?


Yeah The Dragon Keeper is pretty awesome. Its set a good few years after The Liveship Trilogy, and is more about Bingtown and the Rain Wilders and the Elderlings and stuff. If you liked Liveships, DEFINATELY give it a read.

I also liked how Farseer/Tawny Man are set at the same time as Liveship, and the fact that Liveships tie in with the other two really well. Can't wait for the rest of the new ones to see how she ends them.


I should probably read that one.
Little confused though; the Liveships and Farseer/Tawny Man can't be set at the same time can they since...
*Don't want to give spoilers so deleted this random little ramble about the plot here!*
Oh hang on, I suppose Liveships kind of happened in between Farseer and Tawny Man. That makes sense! Sorry - random ramble as I work out the time line in my head lol!
Awesome books!



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03 Sep 2010 - 22:4939948
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Paradise lost was a labour of love, I took Latin/Italian for a long time tbh mainly for poetry and stuff I just never trust translations XD but yeah read a bit of Wolfe not a massive fan but he does have a certain as the french say...I dont know what XD but yeah Three men in a boat is like my all the time read much like darling buds of may XD my list changes alot it took me about an hour to pick 10 books XD


I'm afraid I have to trust them, I'm terrible with languages - although I can swear in 6 including English, really well in German (have friends from all over and I normally ask what beer is and how to swear) I still enjoyed it though, Dante's inferno too. Agreed on Wolfe but thought if you'd not read him .... Thanks for putting some serious consideratioin into it, appreciate it. I'd strongly recommend Tom Sharpe's work if you like Three men, not mentioning dogs, especially Wilt - although they do go down hill after the second in the series.


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03 Sep 2010 - 22:5339949
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Paradise lost was a labour of love, I took Latin/Italian for a long time tbh mainly for poetry and stuff I just never trust translations XD but yeah read a bit of Wolfe not a massive fan but he does have a certain as the french say...I dont know what XD but yeah Three men in a boat is like my all the time read much like darling buds of may XD my list changes alot it took me about an hour to pick 10 books XD


I'm afraid I have to trust them, I'm terrible with languages - although I can swear in 6 including English, really well in German (have friends from all over and I normally ask what beer is and how to swear) I still enjoyed it though, Dante's inferno too. Agreed on Wolfe but thought if you'd not read him .... Thanks for putting some serious consideratioin into it, appreciate it. I'd strongly recommend Tom Sharpe's work if you like Three men, not mentioning dogs, especially Wilt - although they do go down hill after the second in the series.


Please do not misunderstand me I have a list of things to look into and read when my Cache has gone down and your reccomendations are very well noted I love a good book chinwag! I read a LOT of victorian literature and early 19th century I would say 3 men is the one I read that is above and beyond those though I do like Wilde ^^ but he is a bit cliche right now XD


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03 Sep 2010 - 23:0439950
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Please do not misunderstand me I have a list of things to look into and read when my Cache has gone down and your reccomendations are very well noted I love a good book chinwag! I read a LOT of victorian literature and early 19th century I would say 3 men is the one I read that is above and beyond those though I do like Wilde ^^ but he is a bit cliche right now XD


Not at all my man, not at all, I'll just throw out recommendations 'like candy' as them over the water would say. Wilde, cliche, I can never get enough of Down and Out. Was especially poignant because I first read it when I was a student in my first year and hadn't figured out how to eat and go out drinking and partying, so loved reading about someone else starving.


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04 Sep 2010 - 00:1639955
Not exactly a top ten but I love anything from Philip K. Dick, if you like spacey sci-fi books then check him out, my favourite by him is "The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch".


04 Sep 2010 - 09:2339958
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Yeah The Dragon Keeper is pretty awesome. Its set a good few years after The Liveship Trilogy, and is more about Bingtown and the Rain Wilders and the Elderlings and stuff. If you liked Liveships, DEFINATELY give it a read.

I also liked how Farseer/Tawny Man are set at the same time as Liveship, and the fact that Liveships tie in with the other two really well. Can't wait for the rest of the new ones to see how she ends them.


I should probably read that one.
Little confused though; the Liveships and Farseer/Tawny Man can't be set at the same time can they since...
*Don't want to give spoilers so deleted this random little ramble about the plot here!*
Oh hang on, I suppose Liveships kind of happened in between Farseer and Tawny Man. That makes sense! Sorry - random ramble as I work out the time line in my head lol!
Awesome books!


Hehe, yeah. The timeline is as follows:
- The Farseer series
- The Liveship Traders series
- The Tawny Man books

and the most recent one The Rain Wild Chronicles.

Oh awesome! I loved the Liveship Traders (although the Farseer and Tawny Man were my favourites), so I'll definitely start reading the Rain Wild books ASAP then ^_^


04 Sep 2010 - 11:4739965
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Yeah The Dragon Keeper is pretty awesome. Its set a good few years after The Liveship Trilogy, and is more about Bingtown and the Rain Wilders and the Elderlings and stuff. If you liked Liveships, DEFINATELY give it a read.

I also liked how Farseer/Tawny Man are set at the same time as Liveship, and the fact that Liveships tie in with the other two really well. Can't wait for the rest of the new ones to see how she ends them.


I should probably read that one.
Little confused though; the Liveships and Farseer/Tawny Man can't be set at the same time can they since...
*Don't want to give spoilers so deleted this random little ramble about the plot here!*
Oh hang on, I suppose Liveships kind of happened in between Farseer and Tawny Man. That makes sense! Sorry - random ramble as I work out the time line in my head lol!
Awesome books!


Hehe, yeah. The timeline is as follows:
- The Farseer series
- The Liveship Traders series
- The Tawny Man books

and the most recent one The Rain Wild Chronicles.

Oh awesome! I loved the Liveship Traders (although the Farseer and Tawny Man were my favourites), so I'll definitely start reading the Rain Wild books ASAP then ^_^


I haven't read any of the Rain Wild books either. The Tawny Man series is my favorite.


04 Sep 2010 - 12:2039966
I don't really read many books but my top two at the moment are "Past Mortem" by Ben Elton and "North Child" by Edith Pattou


04 Sep 2010 - 20:2039993
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Both great choices, I love Granny, and Death is plain awesome. I've got a similar thing in that Nightwatch was the first one I read so it's my favourite - and I love the watch. I'd say in terms of central characters it'd go The Watch, Granny and Nanny, then a toss up between Death and the Wizards - that's not to say individual best character but charcter basis for the books. Looking forward to his new one .... it came out today didn't it? and that's witches based

Yes it did! I saw it in Waterstones but sadly the money i had to spend was for cosplay :c I will definately get it though!
I love Death XD Though my favourite is Susan Death XD She has mad hair haha


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04 Sep 2010 - 21:1140000
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Both great choices, I love Granny, and Death is plain awesome. I've got a similar thing in that Nightwatch was the first one I read so it's my favourite - and I love the watch. I'd say in terms of central characters it'd go The Watch, Granny and Nanny, then a toss up between Death and the Wizards - that's not to say individual best character but charcter basis for the books. Looking forward to his new one .... it came out today didn't it? and that's witches based

Yes it did! I saw it in Waterstones but sadly the money i had to spend was for cosplay :c I will definately get it though!
I love Death XD Though my favourite is Susan Death XD She has mad hair haha


I thought the casting for Susan in Hogfather was pretty dead on, and I really liked her in Thief of Time, the monks of time being another of his awesome charcter groups(Sweeper especially) but that could be said for them all.


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05 Sep 2010 - 00:5740011
I love anything by Svetlana Chmakova ^_^ I am reading Nigh School currently.... need volume 4 - I would recommend Dramacon to anyone!


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