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American Gods - Neil Gaiman, Old Man's War by John Scalzi

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meiroy:


Surprisingly, I haven't read it before, something always kept me away from reading anything by Neil Gaiman.  I'm hooked.  American Gods is really well written, flowing albeit slightly tedious at time. Of course, not Lord of The Rings sort of tedious (which, somehow, I've managed to read three times).  Highly recommended.

Also, read this week Old Man's War by John Scalzi. Was enjoyable, like those movies you forget the following day; doesn't get close to American Gods but still is worth a read on a beach somewhere.

DooDiligence:
I loved "Old Man's War."
"Ghost Brigades" & "Last Colony" are really good too.

If you like the "Old Man" series, try Haldeman's "Forever War".

I miss being able to read fiction & plan on hitting "Slaughterhouse Five" over the Christmas Holidays.
I saw a documentary on Vonnegut a few months ago & was surprised that he was a POW in Dresden during the bombings.

Do you have any suggestions along the lines of "Old Man's War"?

DooDiligence:
I loved "Old Man's War."
"Ghost Brigades" & "Last Colony" are really good too.

If you like the "Old Man" series, try Haldeman's "Forever War".

I read "Coraline", "American God's" and "Anansi Boys" & found Gaiman to be entertaining & a little weird.

I miss being able to read for pleasure & plan on hitting "Slaughterhouse Five" over the Christmas Holidays.
I saw a documentary on Vonnegut a few months ago & was surprised that he was a POW in Dresden during the bombings.

Do you have any suggestions along the lines of "Old Man's War"?

meiroy:

Thanks, will add those to the list.


Well, a while back I binged on The Expanse which is the best hardcore sci fi I've ever seen, really good.  It's based on the series by James S. A. Corey which might be worth checking out.

meiroy:

So, I've read Ghost Brigade, it's a light-spinoff, an easy beach read.  Pleasant enough.  Forgot it about an hour later :)

Then, went with Anansi Boys, which is not really a sequel to American Gods, but still worth a read. Quite enjoyable.  Then, Monarch of The Glen, a short story which goes on about Shadow in Scotland.  And last, The Ocean at the End of the Lane which is pretty darn good for a fantasy book.  I would have enjoyed it tremendously as a kid. After that I could not keep reading any of Gaiman's other books, it seems I have overdosed and now in need of some hardcore sci-fi.


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