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Mission Accomplished!

I’ve read my 25 books! By cunningly offsetting long novels with much shorter graphic novels, I've got to my target before the end of August:

16. Snake Agent by Liz Williams

17. Marvel 1602 by Neil Gaiman. Incomprehensible tale where various Marvel superheroes turn up in the 17th century. Not very good.

18. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J K Rowling

19. Monte Cook’s Ptolus

20. Captain Alatriste by Arturo Perez-Reverte. To be honest, I found this swashbuckling tale both slight and a pretty forgettable.

21. Artesia Afire by Mark Smylie. Third Artesia volume and, I think, the latest one available. Now I just need to learn how to play the RPG….

22. Empire of Blue Water by Stephen Talty. Very readable book about Henry Morgan, Jamaica and the infamous sacking of Panama. Provided me with a lot of inspiraion for my Pirates game should I end up running it again.

23. Throne of Jade by Naomi Novik: the second Temeraire novel, set partly in China and maybe even better than the first one. I’ve got the third book, Black Powder War, but haven’t read it yet.

24. & 25. Dungeon Crawlin’Fools & Start of Darkness, both by Rich Burlew. Two hilarious Order of the Stick graphic novels. Dungeon Crawlin’ Fools is the first collection of the web comic; Start of Darkness is an all-new prequel to the series, in glorious grayscale, covering the origins of the two main villains, Redcloak and Xykon.

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(Anonymous)
Aug. 30th, 2007 08:24 am (UTC)
Fave book of the last year
I've only read one fictional book in the last 10 years! But since I'm doing some traveling in the next few weeks I was thinking of buying something to read for the journey.

If you could only recommend one book, what would it be?

Mike
richgreen01
Aug. 30th, 2007 07:44 pm (UTC)
Re: Fave book of the last year
10 years! Jeff is the same, I think. I guess I find it odd that people who play D&D each week don't read fiction. Anyway, best book I've read this year is The Lies of Locke Lamora:
http://richgreen01.livejournal.com/8402.html
However, if you've not read it already, the one (fantasy) book I would recommend really highly is Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay which is probably my favourite book of all time, certainly in the Top 5. It's also one of the few fantasy novels that's not part of a series.
kb98
Aug. 31st, 2007 06:21 am (UTC)
Isn't there a mood tag
for smug?! Only joking. But can you really count all the graphic novels? Now I see why you still haven't started China Mieville.

Ok, ok, I am only on about 12, but I haven't been counting reference. . .

richgreen01
Aug. 31st, 2007 07:02 pm (UTC)
Re: Isn't there a mood tag
I shall be starting China Mieville in due course :)
I have counted the graphic novels but not counted all the D&D books - I think that's fair!
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