Archive through March 15, 2005

Janny Wurts Chat Area: Book Nook: Archive through March 15, 2005
   By Janny Wurts on Tuesday, March 08, 2005 - 09:57 am: Edit Post

Just finished C J Cherryh's DESTROYER. :-)

Gads, I love Ilisidi....it's a starred read, for me. Too few of those lately!

Airplane reading to Stellarcon will be two more of Carol Berg's.


   By Hunter on Wednesday, March 09, 2005 - 04:11 am: Edit Post

I too have just finished Destroyer, what a great book. This a great series, along with the Morgaine series, they are my favourite from CJ (amongst her many).

I was *really* hoping that Cajeiri would have gone and hugged his parents.. that would have sparked all sorts of issues and problems for Bren to sort out.

Yes.. Ilsidi is a hoot, the Banichi / Jago banter cracks me up.

CJ is really in her element "explaining" the atevi politics through the rather imperfect and not always well informed views of Bren Cameron.

And I've just gotten the Bill Fawcett anthology to read your short story.. WooHoo!


   By Janny Wurts on Wednesday, March 09, 2005 - 11:26 am: Edit Post

Hunter -- I was just wondering if that one was out in mass market paperback, yet - or do you have the hardbound? The story should fill in a few "gaps" and also flesh out some connections in TK...enjoy.


   By Hunter on Wednesday, March 09, 2005 - 06:14 pm: Edit Post

Hi Janny,

I got the local library to buy the hardcover, haven't seen it in paperback yet. It is an import anyway to Australia because it is Baen books which I don't think is printed locally.

The cover graphic still looks like it should belong to a pulp fantasy period, a la Robert E Howard's Conan books of the early 1930s.

I read Child of Prophecy quickly.. very interesting.. need to do a proper read..


   By Rurack on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 07:57 pm: Edit Post

Hey not sure if anyone else is interested but on Robin hobb's sight se has a new book in a whole new world called Shaman's Crossing.

It would be really neat if everyone's favorite author could get a hold of one of my other favorite authors. Just in case she wanted to put a "quote" for it :-) :-)

It might not hurt if we got our favorite author to tell us if it was really good. And not break the NDA ***nudges** hint hint :-)

Wow with TK coming out, Shaman's Crossing and maybe Feast of Crows all three of my favorite authors will be publishing something this year. Though I am not getting my hopes up with Martin.


   By Memory on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 09:08 pm: Edit Post

I'm looking forward to Hobb's new book too :-) I'm currently re-reading the Fool trilogy, and have got the first Liveships book out of the library to read that again while I wait for Fool's Fate to make it back there.

I love the Farseer world (and the Liveships too, to be fair), although it'll be nice to see Hobb take on a completely different setting. I'm not such a great fan of her books as Megan Lindholm, so it'll be interesting to see how she writes as 'Robin Hobb' in a different world.


   By Cheryl on Friday, March 11, 2005 - 11:33 pm: Edit Post

Could someone magic me speed reading abilities? grin I want to read Destroyer right now too but I'm very much enjoying Soul Weaver by Carol Berg and finishing To Light A Candle by Mercedes Lackey then on To more of Traitor's Knot. I'm in book heaven now. All my favorite authors at one time to read. I can see Janny's eyes popping out at all I'm reading at one time. lol Looking forward to Robin's new book too. I'll be there for that one and I'm curious to see a new world from her too. Still haven't got hooked on Live Ships but I'll try again till I get it right. lol Glad you are reading Carol Berg Janny, that is so cool you are reading each other's books now.


   By Phil on Saturday, March 12, 2005 - 06:18 pm: Edit Post

Cheryl,

Don't forget Exile's Return - the new Feist book - should be out in a few weeks in the US. It's a good read and hints at a major conflict about to begin

You can read the first chapter here
http://www.harpercollins.co.uk/Resources/extracts/ex_ch1_exiles_return_feist.pdf


   By Cheryl on Saturday, March 12, 2005 - 08:03 pm: Edit Post

Thanks Phil. I was wondering if Feist was due around my birthday in May. He's always a birthday book. LOL Thanks. Can't wait and I love Talon. I've been pleased with this series and look forward to the conclusion. Thanks again I won't forget Feist.


   By Neikl on Tuesday, March 15, 2005 - 10:58 am: Edit Post

I can recommend "the curious incident of the dog in the night", Mark Haddon.

An autistic child (who is also the narrator) decides to investigate the murder of a dog...

It seems on Amazon that people either loath it (they don't find it accurate concerning the nature of the autism and are perhaps insulted) or love it (the child has a totally different way of viewing his surroundings that whilst odd is not necessarily less correct that 'normal' people).

I liked it very much. I read it at an airport having missed a flight and the way the child views the world is, for me, very touching.

Some have slammed it as being inconsistent. "Nit-pickers" I call 'em. :-) A very nice easy read. Go and see for yourself.