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15 March 2005 @ 10:16 pm
Books read since Jan 30th  
Been a while since I posted about books ... not sure I can be bothered to write decent commentary right now, I'll come back and add it later maybe. Note these aren't in the order I read them, they're vaguely categorised and in order within category.

"The Vampire Lestat" by Anne Rice (Re-read)
"The Queen of the Damned" by Anne Rice (Re-read, best of the series)
"The Tale of the Body Thief" by Anne Rice (Re-read, bit pants)
"Memnoch the Devil" by Anne Rice (Re-read, very pants)
"The Vampire Armand" by Anne Rice (Re-read, better than I remembered)
"Pandora" by Anne Rice (Bought ages ago, but never read before, better than expected)
"Vittorio, The Vampire" by Anne Rice (Same as Pandora, but felt like she's run out of story completely)
"By Honor Betray'd" by Debra Doyle and James D. Macdonald (New, good)
"The Gathering Flame" by Debra Doyle and James D. Macdonald (New, good, want the rest of the series now)
"The War Masters" by David Weber, David Drake and Eric Flint (Webscriptions)
"Lord Darcy" by Randall Garrett (edited by Eric Flint) (Webscriptions)
"Windrider's Oath" by David Weber (Webscriptions)
"The Regiment: A Trilogy" by John Dalmas (Webscriptions)
"The Chosen" by David Drake and S. M. Stirling (Webscriptions, think I've read it before, not sure, not very keen)
"Lazerwarz" by Mark Shephard (Webscriptions, sucked lots, severely not recommended)
"The Houses of the Kinzti" by Jerry Pournelle, S. M. Stirling, Dean Ing and Larry Niven (Webscriptions)
"Between the Strokes of Night" by Charles Sheffield (Webscriptions)
"Hour of the Gremlins" by Gordon R. Dickson and Ben Bova (Webscriptions)
"1634: The Galileo Affair" by Eric Flint and Andrew Dennis (Webscriptions)
"In the Blood: God, Genes and Destiny" by Steve Jones (Borrowed from my mother)
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Sathsath on March 15th, 2005 10:31 pm (UTC)
I've read the first vampire chronicles book.. interview w/ vampire. it wasn't that great. I won't read all of the rest if they're pants tho.. did you read them in chronological order - does that even make a difference?
Margaretpling on March 15th, 2005 10:40 pm (UTC)
I did (pretty much) read them in chronological order, and up till Armand that matters, Pandora and Vitorrio are more standalone.

I liked The Vampire Lestat more than Interview with a Vampire, and I liked Queen of the Damned even better. I'd recommend all those three, I think, but I'd suggest stopping there.
8bit plastic love machinegravilim on March 15th, 2005 10:41 pm (UTC)
I think the vampire series has multiplied greatly since I last read them. Eek.
Margaretpling on March 15th, 2005 10:46 pm (UTC)
That's way outta date, too - dunno if there's more, though I suspect so, we stopped buying them coz I stopped reading them iirc.
Nikki Parkerheaven_here_21 on March 15th, 2005 11:20 pm (UTC)
that's very strange considering that within the past three months, I have read nearly the exact same list.... :) good taste :)
John: coffee cupjarel on March 16th, 2005 10:38 am (UTC)
It's a long time since I read them, but I think my views on Body Thief and Memnoch were the other way around to yours - but then I can be a sucker for books that pretend to reveal how it all works "behind the scenes".

It probably helped that I've not read Paradise Lost, which I'm sure Memnoch rips off ;)
Margaretpling on March 16th, 2005 11:04 am (UTC)
I think I didn't get grabbed enough by how she was making it work behind the scenes. I've not read Paradise Lost either, so certainly that's not affecting my thoughts. It was just too wordy and boring for me. And somewhat pretensious (sp?).