yet another book thread

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  1. Rwill

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    If you like science fiction/fantasy....

    The Warded Man is a fantastic series. It is a 5 book series and the 5th book was released recently so it is a finished series.
  2. SawdustMan

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    Finally finished up Arnold Schwarzenegger's biography "Total Recall". It was actually really interesting for the most part. All the stuff about his childhood through the bodybuilding, making his first millions in business, and getting into movies was pretty fascinating. When it got into the politics..... well, it was a snoozefest. I ended up skipping two of the political chapters toward the end because I just couldn't take it anymore. Droning on and on about policy battles and whatnot.

    Overall worth a read if you're a fan and into biographies. The man sure has accomplished a lot in his life. Hard not to respect his work ethic.
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  3. Gunny

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    I read Artemis by Andy Weir, the guy who wrote The Martian.

    A real disappointment.
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    Finished up Mike Tyson's autobiography Undisputed Truth. Gotta say it's one of the more captivating biographies I've ever read. Even though he doesn't speak all that well and has done plenty of idiotic stuff in his life, the guy is more intelligent and introspective than you'd imagine. Was really interesting to hear his take on things like the Holyfield ear-biting, his first loss to Buster Douglas, the face tattoo, etc. Also he swears up and down he never raped Desiree Washington and lays out a pretty compelling case to back it up. I believe him and it sucks he went to prison for 3 years over it.
  5. Tuckfro42

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    That sucks. I really enjoyed The Martian. Guess I'll move on to Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson. Any fans of fantasy definitely need to read his Stormlight Archives series.
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  6. Gunny

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    I don't have the 150,000 hours to spare to read one of those books.

    I have been reading his Mistborn novels. I have read the first 2 and will start the third soon.
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    Currently reading Terry Robiskie's playbook.

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  8. GoT

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    Terry Robiskie has a workout video out called 'Run Run Pass Punt'
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  9. Rwill

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    I enjoyed the Mistborn novels. I really like his stormlight books, but to begin I had to just read a couple of the first Kaladin chapters. It was too far out until I was able to slowly emerse myself then I could go back and read and somewhat understand the more fictional worldbuilding.

    Robert Jordan is still easily, hands-down the best fantasy writer I have ever read and I have read almost all of the big named authors.

    Book 4, The Shadows Rising, is probably the best book I have ever read.
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    I liked Oathbringer but it is not the best of the first 3 books. In fact I would say each is a stepdown. Book 1 was the best, book 2 was really good but not quite as good as book 1, Book 3 was good but not as good as 2 and definitely not as good as 1.