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  23:14:14  10 January 2015
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StoleitfromKilgore
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I have no clue, if it has been recommended yet, but I'm currently reading "The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever". Great main protagonist. I didn't find the world too interesting, but I'm only reading the first trilogy right now.

Also, I have some problems with the series, but in terms of believable characters and dark story I would definitely recommend "The Prince of Nothing". There is also the second trilogy "The Aspect-Emperor", but I can't really comment on it.
  00:08:13  11 January 2015
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Stick with the Covenant stories. The second trilogy gets a bit odd in places, but you know more of the background by then. Donaldson has completed a third trilogy fairly recently (the first six books were 1978 to 1983), and they seem even weirder than the first two. He gets a bit flowery with his descriptions sometimes, and slightly over-wordy - he's an English MA, so you can forgive him: in anyone else it would look like showing off, but its really just the way Donaldson writes.

If I split Fantasy into 'Serious' and 'Fun' then the Covenant stuff would be number one in the 'Serious' section.

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  21:00:57  25 January 2015
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StoleitfromKilgore
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No fear, I have already ordered the second trilogy and two of the books have arrived. No clue what happened to "The One Tree". Anyway, it will either arrive, or I will have to order it again... No big deal.

I'm also still reading "WeEuropeans" by Richard Hill. It's mostly about different "national" cultures, identity and so on. It's quite a bit out of date, but still very interesting.
  00:27:17  28 January 2015
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Steelyglint
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I needed the services of the local library the other day, and noticed whilst in there that they have the third volume of the third trilogy. I'm going to re-read the first two books and then borrow that - its the only one I haven't laid hands on yet.

Did you know that there is a fourth book in the first trilogy? It is only a very slim volume, but it tells the story of the Bloodguard who went to Seareach to check on the giants. I read somewhere that the manuscript of 'The Illearth War' was originally over 900 pages long, and his publisher refused to publish it, so he trimmed it down and took out 'Korik's Tale' about the trip to Seareach and turned it into another book - the title is 'Gildenfire'.

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  00:57:43  28 January 2015
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Read a good book lately?

I had forgotten about that. I own a hardback version of Gilden-Fire.
I read the first trilogy when they were first released back in the 1970s.

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  03:16:40  28 January 2015
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Read a good book lately?

I had forgotten about that. I own a hardback version of Gilden-Fire.
I read the first trilogy when they were first released back in the 1970s.

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I also have the UK hardcover first of 'Gildenfire'. And I read the first chronicles shortly after their release in 1978. Are you sure you're not me? I'm starting to think I may be you.

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  03:54:58  28 January 2015
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Read a good book lately?

Steelyglint~

I thought you already knew. You're the UK version of me.

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  14:44:47  28 January 2015
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Steelyglint
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That would make you the Texan me! Any chance the me over there could send the me over here a bit of the Texas temperature? I could do with a bath in some toasty desert heat just now.

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  21:56:38  28 January 2015
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Read a good book lately?

Actually the climate and weather in Texas is not desert by any means.
It's actually so variable here many cartoons have been made to show that:
http://i.imgur.com/XQysaJF.jpg

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  14:32:52  25 March 2015
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The Dead Mountaineer's Inn


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First published in 1970, The Dead Mountaineer's Inn is a biting, deeply funny tale that sends its readers down unpredictable paths.
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http://www.npr.org/2015/03/19/392634682/mountaineer-is-a-must-read-of-soviet-sci-fi
 
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