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  1. Wilful Child by Erikson. Love Malazan. Like Star Trek. Seemed like a humorous idea. Probably the least funny thing I've ever read that was actively trying to be funny. Slow Regard of Silent Things by Rothfuss. One of the most painful things I've ever tried to get through. And failed, despite its short length. I curse the person who talked him into publishing that. Still hopeful to read book 3 before I die though.
  2. Boy's Life by Robert McCammon, his best and one of my all-time favorites, is currently $1.99 for Kindle on US Amazon.
  3. His Dark Materials. Third book. It was like he was actively trying to make me quit, and finally succeeded halfway through. Erikson is an example of what others have mentioned in that I'm constantly putting him down because I want to read something else, and 6 months later I'll come back and get back into it and wonder why the hell I ever put it down. Happened with Gardens of the Moon, Bonehunters, and now I've had Reaper's Gale on pause after reading 300-400 pages a couple months ago.
  4. Congrats on having your stories included, Peadar. That's awesome.
  5. You and me both. About 100 pages into it, I was like, this may be the best book I've ever read. Such great writing. About 200-250 pages in, WTF? I just couldn't go on. I may still try someday though. More recently, Rothfuss's The Slow Regard of Silent Things. Much as I love the first two books of Kingkiller, that short novella seemed like the length of those two books together with absolutely nothing of substance. Couldn't get through it.
  6. Finished The Fifth Season by Jemisin, the first I've read from her. Amazing book, loved it. I won't be waiting long to continue with book 2. But first, reading Jeffrey Ford's new novella, Twilight Pariah, so far a good early Halloween read.
  7. I haven't read much Le Guin, only a couple short stories, but they were very good so if her novels live up to those I can see why she is held in such high regard. The Everything Box by Richard Kadrey is currently $1.99 on US Amazon.
  8. The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin is currently $1.99 on US Amazon.
  9. I think it's actually some kind of reverse psychology marketing ploy, putting the latest book in a series on sale. $1.99 for a book that just came out? I can't pass that up. You buy it without thinking. As time passes and you realize the previous books are never going to go on sale, you're still almost obligated to buy them because you already have the latest. Insidious.
  10. Duma Key was very very good. Joyland was very good. I pretty much liked Doctor Sleep too. I think he's just more hit or miss post-accident. But yeah, Dreamcatcher was shit, literally and thematically. I just found out that Jeffrey Ford, who is criminally underrated and I love, released a new novella, Twilight Pariah, which seems to be classified as horror, so I will probably give that a shot as my first autumn read of the year. That is, after I finish The Fifth Season, and if I can bring myself to not immediately continue that series because it is such an awesome book.
  11. Inspired by REG, I've tried to do this the last few years. Really liked The Ritual by Adam Nevill Bird Box by Josh Malerman was very creepy but ultimately just ok. Last year, I stretched my creepy reading from September through November and had a lot of fun: The Call by that Peadar guy upthread. Very good, looking forward to the sequel. Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt. I enjoyed this one. The Last Days of Jack Sparks by Jason Arnopp. Hated the main character most of the way through, and yet wound up really liking this book for the way it was constructed. A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay. This one was just fantastic, and one I still think about a year after reading it. Wasn't sure if I was going to consciously choose good, creepy horror reading now that we're heading into autumn, mostly because I didn't have anything on my radar, but this thread is getting me inspired again.
  12. The Found and the Lost The Collected Novellas of Ursula K. Le Guin dropped to $2.99 on US Amazon.
  13. The Fold by Peter Clines is currently $1.99 on US Amazon.
  14. Court of Broken Knives by Anna Smith Spark is currently $4.99, down from $9.99 at US Amazon.
  15. Railsea by China Mieville, currently $1.99 on US Amazon.