What fiction book are you currently reading?

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  1. Big Don

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    Rereading my way through Brad Thor, I'm on Blowback, now. After this, a drastic shift in gears to Peter Allen David's Pulling Up Stakes 2. Then back to Thor, then Clancy and somebody's Threat Vector. It irks me that he has a coauthor on a Jack Ryan book... >:
     
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    The Hobbit quiz book. Even a fanatic like me gets stumped on many of the questions.
     
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    The Tokaido Road by Lucia St. Clair Robson. It's the story of the 47 ronin through the eyes of the lord's daughter. Recommended.
     
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    I am on a Japanese kick. Currently reading Daughter of the Sword by Steve Bein. It's about the attempted theft of a legendary taicho (sword) in modern Japan, but it seems there are interwoven stories from the past about previous owners of the same blade. I am still very much in the beginning of the novel, but it is entertaining.
     
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    I'm just starting Blood Gospel by James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell. Great so far.
     
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    The Half-Orc series by David Dalgesh. Not bad. His storyline is pretty good, but he clearly borrows his characters from other books within the genre.
     
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    Spellbound by Larry Correia
    the right before bed reading with my son: Mossflower by Brian Jacques
    the long distance car ride audio book: Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riorden (great seriies)
     
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    :angry: You spelled his name wrong! It's David Dalglish.
    Don't you know I read this thread to find authors?
    The first book of that series is free on kindle, so, I'll give it a shot...
     
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    On book 4 now. Not earth shattering, but good enough to fill time gaps.
     
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    TLOTR....again.
     
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    Never again. Peter Jackson ruined them for me.
     
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    I agree.
     
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    Eh..I never really associated books with their movie adaptations.
     
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    Funny I am rereading TLOTR as well. All three books bound in one cover. If I go all the way through this would be my third reading. Not sure why I keep coming back, guess I just enjoy Tolkien.

    I enjoyed the films for the most part, though I agree they aren't the books. But then what movie could be?
     
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    "The Pilgrim's Progress" by John Bunyan
     
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    I just reread Honor Bound by W.E.B. Griffin, now I'm rereading Simon Green's The Man with the Golden Torc.
     
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    Just finished The Cutting Season by Attica Locke. It's a mystery that revolves around 2 killings, 1 in the present and 1 in the past, on a Louisiana sugar cane plantation. I enjoyed it.

    Next up is The Antagonists by Ernest K. Gann. It is a fictional retelling of the siege of Masada that ended with the Jewish rebels killing themselves rather than surrendering to their Roman conquerors. There was a TV miniseries in the eighties with Peter O'Toole in one of the starring roles based on this book.
     
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    Re-reading the Sword of Shanara trilogy by Terry Brooks.
     
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    Shanara? Really? Enjoy it that much? I started reading one and never got around to finishing it, don't even ask which one.

    I'm more into the darker, more brutal fantasy now. Yes, GRRM, but there's also Steve Erickson's Malazan, Joe Abercrombie, Glen Cook, ya know. The stuff that has more in common with REH than JRRT.
     
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    I read the first few, then I felt like I had to read the rest. Then I got to the ones where the elves home is in the future, in OREGON. F Oregon and F Shanara!123
     

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