Jump to content
Timstar

Tim's Tremendous Tomes

Recommended Posts

The cover for the next Scott Lynch book has been revealed...

 

Thorn-673x1024.jpg

 

http://www.gollancz.co.uk/2015/03/cover-reveal-the-thorn-of-emberlain/

 

With a release date before the end of the year!! Just hope it sticks to it this time. Cannot wait :D

 

I saw this today! I don't like the cover at all. :giggle2:

 

I feel like I should be way more excited about this, but as you know I didn't really get along with RoT. :unsure: Must be a 'fourth book' thing, because I'm not all that excited about Peter V. Brett's upcoming The Skull Throne either. Might wait for the paperbacks . . . :giggle2:

 

Is the Gentleman 'person of dubious parentage' series any good? I've had my eyes on the first one to give a try for a while.

 

I thought the first two books in the series were absolutely fantastic, but wasn't overstruck on the most recent one. :shrug: Would definitely recommend trying The Lies of Locke Lamora, though. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Is the Gentleman 'person of dubious parentage' series any good? I've had my eyes on the first one to give a try for a while.

 

Haha funny auto-censorship  :doh:  It's my favourite series. Start with The Lies of Locke Lamora which is brilliant. Like Laura says the third isn't as good but I still loved it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Must be a 'fourth book' thing, because I'm not all that excited about Peter V. Brett's upcoming The Skull Throne either. Might wait for the paperbacks . . . :giggle2:

 

I'm not excited about that either, It's certainly the last chance that this series has after the abysmal The Daylight War. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ha ha ha I didn't even notice the censor  :D

 

I may get around to it sometime. So many books...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Two new books!

 

post-8698-0-47104200-1425633616_thumb.jpg

 

Amazon stated that The Mechanical wouldn't be released until the 12th March but it was in Waterstones yesterday :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Two new books!

 

Amazon stated that The Mechanical wouldn't be released until the 12th March but it was in Waterstones yesterday :D

I find that quite often nowadays - spot a book newly out in Waterstones, but when I go on to Amazon, they state it's not out for a few days. Sometimes find myself being taken by surprise in Waterstones, spotting books newly in that I wasn't expecting to be out for a week or two!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yay for new Shadow Ops! I'm hoping to go back to the series before the end of the year. :)

 

:D

 

Out of couriosity,  how many series are you hoping to 'get to' this year? :giggle2:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

:D

 

Out of couriosity,  how many series are you hoping to 'get to' this year? :giggle2:

 

As you've observed, far more than I'm actually going to get to, I'm sure! :D:giggle2:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Two new books!

 

attachicon.gif2015-03-06 07.18.14.jpg

 

Amazon stated that The Mechanical wouldn't be released until the 12th March but it was in Waterstones yesterday :D

 

Yay for the Tregillis!  I might get to it some time this year  :giggle2:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As you've observed, far more than I'm actually going to get to, I'm sure! :D:giggle2:

 

There's always next year ;)

 

 

Yay for the Tregillis!  I might get to it some time this year  :giggle2:

 

Haha, I hope to also, but it is the start of yet another series which puts me off a tad. :blush2:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not many updates lately, I have barely had any time to read over the last couple of weeks. I have started Neuromancer which is good so far and I'm over half-way through The Lies of Locke Lamora which I never want to put down but apparently I have to be 'social' and go to work and stuff :Tantrum:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm over half-way through The Lies of Locke Lamora which I never want to put down but apparently I have to be 'social' and go to work and stuff :Tantrum:

 

Bah, how annoying! :lol: Glad you're still enjoying LLL. :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Bah, how annoying! :lol: Glad you're still enjoying LLL. :D

 

Finished it at the weekend, just as good as I remember :D

 

Started Return of the King

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Finished it at the weekend, just as good as I remember :D

 

Started Return of the King

 

Awesome! :D

 

I started Fellowship at weekend, and read the entire prologue before realising I wasn't really in the mood for it. :lol: I have a massive urge to watch the films again now, though . . . might have to dust off those Extended Versions soon. :D

 

Hope you enjoy RotK - make sure to be prepared for the dodgy Shire ending. :rolleyes:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Awesome! :D

 

I started Fellowship at weekend, and read the entire prologue before realising I wasn't really in the mood for it. :lol: I have a massive urge to watch the films again now, though . . . might have to dust off those Extended Versions soon. :D

 

Hope you enjoy RotK - make sure to be prepared for the dodgy Shire ending. :rolleyes:

 

I've been reading them together with my Wife then watching the films afterwards :lol: I forgot how much extra he crammed into The Two Towers

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Recently finished a few books; The Old Man and the Sea by Hemingway, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Doyle and V for Vendetta graphic novel.

 

All fairly short reads but I continue to be underwhelmed by Sherlock in all media.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've been reading them together with my Wife then watching the films afterwards :lol: I forgot how much extra he crammed into The Two Towers

 

Ooh, I can't remember that much of The Two Towers (you're talking about the book, right?). I remember the barrow wights and Tom Bombadil in Fellowship, and the Saruman-as-Mafia-boss storyline from Return of the King, but can't think what was in TTT that didn't make it into the films (tell me! Tell me! :D ).

 

Recently finished a few books; The Old Man and the Sea by Hemingway, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Doyle and V for Vendetta graphic novel.

 

All fairly short reads but I continue to be underwhelmed by Sherlock in all media.

 

One or two of the Sherlock stories are entertaining, but on the whole I've never been blown away by them either. Love the TV show with Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock, although didn't enjoy the second series so much.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ooh, I can't remember that much of The Two Towers (you're talking about the book, right?). I remember the barrow wights and Tom Bombadil in Fellowship, and the Saruman-as-Mafia-boss storyline from Return of the King, but can't think what was in TTT that didn't make it into the films (tell me! Tell me! :D ).

 

No I mean the film. Jackson put the start of TTT into the end of Fellowship and the end into the beginning of RotK, plus it is the shortest book of the three. Jackson put a LOT of filler into it. Still great though :)

 

 

One or two of the Sherlock stories are entertaining, but on the whole I've never been blown away by them either. Love the TV show with Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock, although didn't enjoy the second series so much.

 

I think the TV series was over-rated. It was OK but I haven't bothered watching beyond the first series.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I hope you two don't mind me jumping in on the "Sherlock Holmes" discussion :unsure:.

 

I haven't read any Sherlock stories yet by Doyle, but I did read some adaptations by other authors which I liked. It's a shame not all of the original books and stories are as nice.

 

I liked the TV show Sherlock but I found series three to be not as good as the first two series. I do also have a much older Sherlock Holmes adaptation on DVD, but I don't know much about it (I bought it some years ago on a sale). I saw one episode of Sherlock Hound, an anime TV adaptation, which was okay (I'd have watched more but unfortunately the DVD only allows Japanese audio + English subtitles or English audio without subtitles, and not English audio + English subtitles, so I had to watch it without subtitles).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Don't listen to them, Athena! All of the original Sherlock Holmes stories are amazing!

 

I can't believe Tim and Signor's blasphemous comments. :icon_eek: I need to go and lie down for a while...  :drama:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No I mean the film. Jackson put the start of TTT into the end of Fellowship and the end into the beginning of RotK, plus it is the shortest book of the three. Jackson put a LOT of filler into it. Still great though :)

 

Oh, yeah, I forgot about that. :) Yeah, it's great . . . unlike the filler he stuffed into the Hobbit movies. :giggle2::rolleyes:

 

I liked the TV show Sherlock but I found series three to be not as good as the first two series. I do also have a much older Sherlock Holmes adaptation on DVD, but I don't know much about it (I bought it some years ago on a sale). I saw one episode of Sherlock Hound, an anime TV adaptation, which was okay (I'd have watched more but unfortunately the DVD only allows Japanese audio + English subtitles or English audio without subtitles, and not English audio + English subtitles, so I had to watch it without subtitles).

 

Oh, I forgot there were three series, not two! :unsure: I think it was series 3 I didn't like, then (was that the one with the wedding?)

 

Don't listen to them, Athena! All of the original Sherlock Holmes stories are amazing!

 

I can't believe Tim and Signor's blasphemous comments. :icon_eek: I need to go and lie down for a while...  :drama:

 

:lol: She knows not to take my views too seriously, since I frown on anything without a satisfactory quota of dragons, wizards or battles. :giggle2:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Don't listen to them, Athena! All of the original Sherlock Holmes stories are amazing!

 

I'm glad to hear you liked them :)!

 

Oh, I forgot there were three series, not two! :unsure: I think it was series 3 I didn't like, then (was that the one with the wedding?)

Yes it was! I liked series 3 a lot less than series 1 and 2, as well.

 

:lol: She knows not to take my views too seriously, since I frown on anything without a satisfactory quota of dragons, wizards or battles. :giggle2:

I do :giggle2:!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×