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    Rereading Small Gods by Pratchett. I'm not so in reading his books as in re-reading them. Seriously, some of them i re-read for 10 times. Great author that progressed much during 90s.

    I rarely read something just for the sake of story (only when i want to pretend to be intelligent man with degree, then i pick Remarque from the shelf) and prefer word play and humor to be in the book and he nails it.

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    I found Small Gods curiously unfunny. Decent enough story but weird lack of humour.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaF View Post
    Rereading Small Gods by Pratchett. I'm not so in reading his books as in re-reading them. Seriously, some of them i re-read for 10 times. Great author that progressed much during 90s.

    I rarely read something just for the sake of story (only when i want to pretend to be intelligent man with degree, then i pick Remarque from the shelf) and prefer word play and humor to be in the book and he nails it.
    Read by first Pratchett book only last month - Equal Rites - It was good, funny and all, but almost like a children's book. Bit too light. I'd prefer something of his that is a bit deeper. Do you have any suggestions?

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    Alison, I always recommend Guards! Guards! or Pyramids for people looking to get into Discworld. Pyramids is a standalone title while Guards! Guards! has several direct sequels. You should find these two less childish than Equal Rites though Pratchett in general is very kid-friendly material, of course.
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    Reading a book called Manhunt, about the 12 day hunt for John Wilkes Booth after he murdered president Lincoln. I like it a lot. It's unfortunately taking me a while to finish it though.
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    The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult

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    Finished part 1 of A Dance with Dragons. It was good as always, although not a whole lot happened. And I'm not quite sure I like ho Tyrion's section has panned out. This Penny character seems a bit flat and her character not complex enough. ut I still liked the book on the whole.

    I'm now reading Neil Gaiman's American Gods, which is far, is not as I expected so much, but I still like it. And it's fun trying to guess which gods people are.

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    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
    Maybe that's a little more appropriate in this illustrious circle of ours.
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    Finished American Gods by Neil Gaiman the other day. Was a bit wary at first, but I eventually got into it, and it was pretty cool. The premise was a good one, and I found it very interesting trying to figure out which gods the characters were.

    I'm now reading I, Lucifer by Glen Duncan (sticking with the religious themes it would seem!). So far...a bit choppy, but we'll see how it goes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alison View Post
    Finished American Gods by Neil Gaiman the other day. Was a bit wary at first, but I eventually got into it, and it was pretty cool. The premise was a good one, and I found it very interesting trying to figure out which gods the characters were.

    I'm now reading I, Lucifer by Glen Duncan (sticking with the religious themes it would seem!). So far...a bit choppy, but we'll see how it goes.
    I just finished Good Omens, which I liked a lot and now, I want to get a little more into it. It's not easy to read. Full of small references that you need to understand to fully appreciate the humour... I think I will try American Gods next.

    I also read a book called Swamplandia about a family that has a theme park about and with alligators and that is on the verge of going bankrupt after the death of the mother, who was the star of the show, and the opening of another theme park. I thought it really well written, but... something bothered me... I can't really put my finger on it though... I didn't like the characters so much I think... The story is not that relevant, the writing is a little bit oniric, so you need to like that kind of things.

    And finally, I read a book called Black Out, which is the first part of a 2 books series about WWII, but with science fiction

    The story is about historians from 2060 who travel back during World war 2, in 1940, in or around London. Time travel has been invented but is only used to study history, and has rules to prevent historians from changing the course of History. The french translation was awful so I'm going to read the 2nd one in english but otherwise, it was pretty good !
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