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Re: Recommend a book

Postby Zohar » Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:02 pm UTC

Activator wrote:Metro 2033 (but not the 2034 :( )

What sort of book is this? Who was it written by? What's it about? Why is it good? Is it similar to any other books?
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Re: Recommend a book

Postby Activator » Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:06 am UTC

Zohar wrote:
Activator wrote:Metro 2033 (but not the 2034 :( )

What sort of book is this? Who was it written by? What's it about? Why is it good? Is it similar to any other books?


HA! Written by Dmitry Glukhovsky. There was even couple games based on that book and as far as I know one movie is coming up.
Moscow after apocalypse and only people in metro survived. Every metro station is like a different city. Outside things mutated.
Quite scary and good read especially when you travel by metro ;-)

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Re: Recommend a book

Postby silva_beth » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:26 am UTC

Is there anyone who love ships as much as I do? :D
Just finished Hornblower saga and now I'm looking for something similar. Master and commander already in process.

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Re: Recommend a book

Postby Zohar » Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:25 pm UTC

If you're OK with high-fantasy (imaginary world, fantastical creatures, not too much actual magic things), you might like The Liveship Traders series by Robin Hobb. First, Robin Hobb is amazing - her writing is emotional, clever, her characters all well-rounded, no surprise plot twists, everything is well-planned and makes sense. She has a bunch of trilogies happening all in the same universe but it's OK to start in this one, the second trilogy. It's all about a family of traders who own a (magic) ship trying to manage their financial and political success while facing pirates and colonial powers in a very dangerous world. The first book is Ship of Magic. I'll warn you that they're long, and your favorite characters will go through a lot of shit, but it's just great.
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Re: Recommend a book

Postby PAstrychef » Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:23 am UTC

Dewey Lambdin has a series similar to Hornblower: British, Napoleonic Wars, naval settings. The first one is The King’s Coat. Rather more “adult” than Hornblower-Alan Lewrie is fond of women. Then there are plenty of books about solo sailors such as Tristan Jones’ Ice! and Gypsy Moth Circles The World by Sir Francis Chichester. Two Years Befire The Mast is about whaling, by Henery Dana Jr.
if you don’t require sails, the Destroyermen series by Taylor Anderson follows a WWII ship through a storm to an alternative earth, complete with sentient dinosaurs.
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