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  1. #685532014-01-14 20:07:18DarkChaplain said:


    Although one of them I suggested after the fact, not knowing that she had already ordered it, derp

  2. #685542014-01-14 20:12:16Cenica said:

    Yeah that's because I'm psychic...(I already knew you'd suggest Lovecraft because you've said you liked it before.)

  3. #699082014-02-10 20:33:51megumi-tan said:

    About a month ago I purchased this complete fiction of H.P Lovecraft, and it is great. Its hardcover (as you can see) and it is bound very well, which is very important for a book of this size especially. Before each story, it gives you a little bit about the story itself, which is nice. I would totally recommend it, and for 18 USD thats pretty fucking good to me. As someone else I think mentioned somewhere on this thread, Barnes and Noble also offers other complete collections like this including Edgar Allen Poe, Isaac Asimov, Jules Verne, Brothers Grim etc.

    Here is a link to the section on the website where these are sold.

  4. #700862014-02-15 14:47:44Teru said:

    I don't play the game, but from what I heard from my friend, you don't need to play to understand the story from the books, then I'm buying the series.

  5. #699132014-02-10 22:25:03DarkChaplain said:

    Kaiju Rising: Age of Monsters

    ISBN: 978-0-9913605-5-0 ASIN: B00ICCX5QY

    My friend Abhinav Jain reviewed the anthology already (and had a hand in the author selection) and was quoted on the Amazon product description:

    "RATING 9/10: I have to say that assembling all this talent is quite a stroke of genius because each story had something different to offer...everyone involved in the making of this anthology, the authors, the editors, the artists, everybody, did a great job. Each story is bookended with a special illustration (done by either Robert Elrod, Chuck Lukacs, or Matt Frank) that shows off the the kaiju involved in the story...[KAIJU RISING] has really made me want to read and watch more kaiju fiction." —From a review by Abhinav Jain, Shadowhawk's Shade

    KAIJU RISING: Age of Monsters is a collection of 23 stories focused around the theme of strange creatures in the vein of Pacific Rim, Godzilla, Cloverfield, and more. The anthology opens with a foreword by JEREMY ROBINSON, author of Project Nemesis, the highest selling Kaiju novel in the United States since the old Godzilla books—and perhaps even more than those. Then, from New York Times bestsellers to indie darlings KAIJU RISING: Age of Monsters features authors that are perfectly suited for writing larger than life stories, including:

    Peter Clines, Larry Correia, James Lovegrove, Gini Koch (as J.C. Koch), James Maxey, Jonathan Wood, C.L. Werner, Joshua Reynolds, David Annandale, Jaym Gates, Peter Rawlik, Shane Berryhill, Natania Barron, Paul Genesse & Patrick Tracy, Nathan Black, Mike MacLean, Timothy W. Long, Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam, Kane Gilmour, Peter Stenson, Erin Hoffman, Sean Sherman, Howard Andrew Jones (The Chronicles of Sword and Sand tie-in), Edward M. Erdelac (Dead West tie-in), James Swallow (Colossal Kaiju Combat tie-in)

    Kaiju Rising is now available as an ebook via Amazon for the cheap (cheap! cheap!) price of roughly $5, below 4€, and will get a print retail edition fairly soon. I bought my ebook copy today (sadly missed out on the kickstarter... though I followed it closely) and will buy the print as well. Judging from my quick glances over the course of the day, I'm in for a very special treat, featuring some of my favorite authors.

  6. #700942014-02-15 19:08:57DarkChaplain said:

    That's because they decided to release the ebook version ahead of the retail print release. It will come soon, but heck, the price for the ebook is so low, I bought a copy right away, and will buy the print later on.

    If you don't have an eReader, fear not! Amazon's Kindle software allows you to read the book on PC.

    I'm currently reading the anthology and am also working on a full review of the beast.

  7. #700832014-02-15 14:08:30 *johan_5179 said:

    Book fair days are happy days, sir yes sir!

    @Kirn :3

    And, the crowning Glory :D

    A beautiful Inferno, by Dante Aleghieri

    Overflowing rabu ;u;

  8. #701032014-02-16 03:31:34 *--Jack-- said:

    I bought 3 books today while I was oot & aboot:

    • The Communist Manifesto, because philosophical and sociological reasons.

    • The Salmon of Doubt, because 1...Douglas Adams! and 2...Goodreads needs some love from me.

    • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, because it was recommended to me by the best literature teacher I've know, and it's "One of the most profoundly important bestsellers of our time".

    If you like this post because "oot & aboot" shame..shame on you. Read these books if you haven't.

  9. #701042014-02-16 03:48:26johan_5179 said:

    The Communist Manifesto was the first book I read this year :D

    Still have to read The Hitchhiker's Guide, have the audio book but no time, no time :'(

  10. #762932014-05-20 23:14:19hellstorm901 said:

    Must admit I could do with reading the Communist Manifesto seeing as I did Sociology in 6th Form and a module of my BTEC involved looking at Marxism.

    All I can say based on what sources I could see is the ideology of Karl Marx may have appealed to many people but the reality of Socialism is fundamentally flawed.

    In closing, we need a thread on this topic.

  11. #762732014-05-20 16:17:17johan_5179 said:

    I GOT BOOKS. AFTER A LONG TIME. Coursebooks actually but yeah nice books nonetheless.

    I couldn't find student editions of a few books, so I'll posting here soon again :3

  12. #762942014-05-20 23:27:25hellstorm901 said:

    I bought the final book in the Halo Kilo - Five Trilogy, Mortal Dictata

    The premise is the same as my previous post of the other two books in this trilogy but this final one is looking at some of the things that you wouldn't have considered if you simply only played the games. The book shows just how far Humanity is prepared to go to make sure the Covenant can never again rise again but not only that the book is showing the UNSC for what it actually was before the Human - Covenant war began. A fascist style empire which is trying to hold onto colonies by force and black ops, the "evil" Insurrectionists are actually painted as more sympathetic than the UNSC who are stated to have nuked entire planets no different than the Covenant merely to kill one or two Insurrectionists. Some other parts of the book are examining the fallout of the Spartans with people being called to account for the whole kidnapping of children to create super soldiers and the fact that all the Spartans know how to do is kill people and they will never have meaningful lives in peacetime.

  13. #768752014-05-26 17:57:58DarkChaplain said:

    Because I enjoyed the other three mini-anthologies already.
    These are available for a buck each (cheaper on Amazon for the first 3), or as a Season Pass for all 6 at 5 bucks from the publisher.

    Content-wise, there isn't that much to them. I guesstimate that each story is about 1000 to 1500 words, with three stories per volume. The stories are short slices of various characters' lives within the Iron Kingdoms, which is the setting used by the Warmachine / Hordes tabletop game.
    So these stories are more like appetizers, experimental content and extensions of novel/novella character development by the same authors.

    I have never played the WarmaHordes game, or gotten really into the background, but found myself picking up a few of the ebooks, and enjoyed what I read for the most part. They're easy reads, nothing too complex, nothing too spectacular, but I like the mini-short format these mini-anthologies present one with. They give me a good all-round look at the setting and factions, while keeping things fresh and interesting. Haven't read a single one of these 12 stories out so far yet that have been a chore to slog through, and oftentimes they've featured some good humor.

    Enjoyable, yup. Can't wait til next month's issue.

  14. #814882014-08-10 15:37:29BlackRabbit139 said:

    I don't have any pictures of which to upload, but I recently purchased "Guns, Germs and Steel" By Jarrod Diamond and started reading "A sudden, fearful death" By Anne Perry. The first focuses on the evolution and histories of particular countries for the past 13000 years, although detailed in some aspects it scans through some topics including mega fauna and particular glacial periods (especially from the Pleistocene epoch).

    The other is based on the Victorian era, in London, and is about the murder of a Nurse, and the trials and findings of the detective William Monk. The story however starts with an entirely different tale, about a domestic issue (although it doesn't seem domestic at first) , in order to establish the character William Monk.

    Although I realize that perhaps these books aren't for everyone, for those who are interested in such topics or think that perhaps they may come in handy for some assignment or university paper ect, the first book is exceedingly good for both purposes, although when I purchased it, it was for leisure, I'v found it particularly useful as a reference source. The second is, in my own opinion, a little dull to begin with and rather similar in many aspects to that of the publications of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

  15. #848272014-11-27 13:03:29 *DarkChaplain said:
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  16. #1159232019-03-03 07:38:58IrawaWeirHolo said:

    There was a large bookfair yesterday but they mostly had things I don't want, luckily, I visited a great bookstore near Bhime(she was flexing how good it was) and goodness gracious were they so good.