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Tell us about what you are currently reading, are planning to read or what book you just finished and want to let us know about. Was it good? Was it bad? Any must reads? Share them here! 🍻



I just finished reading American Psycho last night. I find it hard to call it either good or bad. For me it's somewhere in between. There were parts where I couldn't put it down and had to keep reading, there were also parts that took forever to get through. I don't think I'll read it again anytime soon though.
 

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I just finished reading the Codex Alera series again. It's a 6-book series by Jim Butcher, who also writes The Dresden Files series. I think this may be the third or fourth time I've reread the books, and I still enjoy them just as much as the first time.

Here's a summary from a wiki-page:

The series chronicles the coming-of-age of a young man named Tavi in the realm of Alera, an empire similar to Rome, on the world of Carna. Every Aleran has some degree of command over elemental forces or spirits called furies, save for Tavi, who is considered unusual for his lack of any. As the aging First Lord struggles to maintain his hold on a realm on the brink of civil war, Tavi must use all of his intelligence to save his family from diverse enemies.
Butcher pulls influences from several sources for the story. There are touches of Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones--some subtle, some not. Overall though, the characters are really well-written and the books are fun to read. It kinda starts like Harry Potter in that the main character is a kid (fifteen, I think) in the first book then he ages a year or two in each following book.
 

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Thanks for the recommendation Zod - added the first in the series to my backlog library/Kindle list. Sounds right up my alley.
 

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I hope you enjoy it! I originally picked it up because I was reading Butcher's Dresden Files books and saw that he'd done a fantasy series. The first book has some immature moments due to the main character being young, but the series builds and gets more adult as he ages so hopefully you enjoy the first book enough to keep going.
 

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I just finished reading American Psycho last night. I find it hard to call it either good or bad. For me it's somewhere in between. There were parts where I couldn't put it down and had to keep reading, there were also parts that took forever to get through. I don't think I'll read it again anytime soon though.
I read American Psycho about ten years ago. I liked it, although him rambling on for entire chapters about music I couldn't force myself to read. I thought the film was a pretty good representation of the book.
 

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I’m working through the book Dark Age by Pierce Brown. Book 5 of the Red Rising series. Doesn’t have quite the same impact of Books 1-3, but still has moments of brilliance. Very recommended sci-fi book series, but some of the scenarios that occur you pretty much have to suspend your disbelief. I also feel like some of the new narrators in Books 4 and 5 are either unlikable or not as interesting as the original.
 

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I read American Psycho about ten years ago. I liked it, although him rambling on for entire chapters about music I couldn't force myself to read. I thought the film was a pretty good representation of the book.
Exactly, those chapters really pulled me out of the story. Especially the 9 or so pages about Huey Lewis and the News. The way they handled that in the film by making it part of the dialogue was better IMO. And I agree that the film was a good representation indeed.
 

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Exactly, those chapters really pulled me out of the story. Especially the 9 or so pages about Huey Lewis and the News. The way they handled that in the film by making it part of the dialogue was better IMO. And I agree that the film was a good representation indeed.
Chopping those dozen or so pages of music rants into a few lines of dialogue was perfectly fine, and including them in scenes with other people made more sense then him just talking to the reader/viewer.
 

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Mrs. Harris cried out in her fits of violence, tradition hesitates to say; or rather, presents such extravagant accounts that they nullify themselves through sheer absurdity. Certainly it sounds absurd to hear that a woman educated only in the rudiments of French often shouted for hours in a coarse and idiomatic form of that language, or that the same person, alone and guarded, complained wildly of a staring thing which bit and chewed at her.
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