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Old Jun 5, 2008, 09:18 AM   #1
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Summer Reading List - 2008

Okay, first up is R.A. Salvatore's latest:



Haven't read any Salvatore in a couple of years so I'm really looking forward to this one. The guy just gets better and better.

Second -


Yes, it's the infamous BOOK TEN of the late Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time mammoth series. I've heard this book is an absolute chore to read, cryptic, difficult to follow, and a disappointment to most fans - however, the fans whose opinion I trust most say this is the quintessential Jordan work - a true transcendence of the series. Once I'm through it, there remains but one published novel left and then I'll join the throngs of other fans awaiting the final novel of the series (completed posthumously by a friend of Jordan).

That should get me through the middle of July - where I plan to transition from high fantasy to some hardcore SciFi:



Ian Macdonald's latest is said to be a futuristic, cyberpunk grit fest set in South America. I can't wait.

And then finish off the summer with my favorite SciFi writer - Alastair Reynolds, and his newest release:





Can't go wrong with Reynolds.

As an alternate, I went ahead and picked up Terry Brooks latest as well. My plate's full so this one may have to wait until the fall (when I have far less time to read):

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Old Jun 9, 2008, 09:16 AM   #2
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Re: Summer Reading List - 2008

Went to my local bookseller yesterday (got a giftcard for my birthday - as if I needed more unread books), and spent two hours going through its stacks, everything from biographies to historical books before ending up the SF/Fantasy section. Determined to expose myself, at least in purchase, to a new writer and/or series and just as determined to have said writer be a woman (I don't read enough books written by women sad to say), I picked up the first novel of Fantasist Robin Hobb's new series:



I've known a number of her fans who swear by her fanatsy series, which unlike most of my reading of late, are often of only average length (300-400 pages) and typically only trilogies (that's right, no 26 book series here, thank you Mr. Brooks!). My method is that when I purchase a book I always read the first chapter in the store. I find this a far better guage of a books enjoyability that the cover synopsis or review quotes plastered about. This promises to be an enjoyable book. Becuase my reading list is so male dominated, I might have to bump Ms. Hobb up on my list.
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