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Re: Books!

Postby Naed » Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:38 pm

Lum wrote:I could find the first pages from Der Weg der Könige and it seems solid. And... already found that the first English book get the sword in the middle for the German version. As often :lol: It works for me, though, since I don't need another 1000 pages construction block on my lap to enjoy a good read. I'll head tomorrow to the book store to get my copy :)


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Re: Books!

Postby Lum » Thu Nov 24, 2016 12:24 pm

If I find the time... :D
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Re: Books!

Postby Cornflakes_91 » Thu Dec 01, 2016 6:09 pm

Lum wrote:I was looking for books originally written in German with the only purpose to get rid off the translation problem.


*cough cough* Perry Rhodan *cough cough*

I read about half of them and that took 4 years of 1 or more hours of daily reading :ghost:
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Re: Books!

Postby Lum » Fri Dec 02, 2016 12:50 am

Cornflakes_91 wrote:
Lum wrote:I was looking for books originally written in German with the only purpose to get rid off the translation problem.


*cough cough* Perry Rhodan *cough cough*

I read about half of them and that took 4 years of 1 or more hours of daily reading :ghost:


Thanks CF, I'll look into it, since pulp thingies are always nice to read now and then. :thumbup: In Spain we have some tradition with this kind of work... in a country with null coma nix tradition in this kind of things, that is :ghost:

I'm liking Der Weg der Könige so far, thanks guys!
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Re: Books!

Postby Cornflakes_91 » Sat Dec 03, 2016 3:50 am

Lum wrote:Thanks CF, I'll look into it, since pulp thingies are always nice to read now and then. :thumbup: In Spain we have some tradition with this kind of work... in a country with null coma nix tradition in this kind of things, that is :ghost:


I'd like to point out that the weekly heftln are a more complete version of the story than the Silberbände.
The Silberbände are collected and shortened versions of ~100 Heftln each.
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Re: Books!

Postby Lum » Fri Dec 23, 2016 9:12 am

I just wanted to write an update on the recommendations that you guys gave me. I'm some 200 pages in Der Weg der Könige. So far so good. I'm enjoying it now. The beginning is a little rough for my tastes, with this prelude-prologue-chapters structure. But once the chapters are on their way it soon feels like home. The world is well crafted, rich in details and I like the prose. It isn't heavy à la Tolkien, the descriptions are abundant but not tiresome. I like the unique fantasy things that were introduced so far and the characters are well depicted. Thank you again for the recommendation, F4wk35! :thumbup:

CF, I was the other thay in my usual Bookstore (looking for some inspiration for some Christmas gifts) and I found 3 or 4 PR's Silberbände (2 NEOs and two no-NEOs). I don't believe that getting normal Heftleins can be an easy task, but these recopilation books are easy enough to find online and in most stores. Now I've made some research (mostly wikis) but there are so many things PR-related that I find myself a little overwhelmed by the task... What would you recommend for a beginner? I know "the beginning would be the easy answer", but sometimes isn't the right answer... :ghost:
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Re: Books!

Postby Cornflakes_91 » Fri Dec 23, 2016 9:17 am

Lum wrote:CF, I was the other thay in my usual Bookstore (looking for some inspiration for some Christmas gifts) and I found 3 or 4 PR's Silberbände (2 NEOs and two no-NEOs). I don't believe that getting normal Heftleins can be an easy task, but these recopilation books are easy enough to find online and in most stores. Now I've made some research (mostly wikis) but there are so many things PR-related that I find myself a little overwhelmed by the task... What would you recommend for a beginner? I know "the beginning would be the easy answer", but sometimes isn't the right answer... :ghost:


i started at #1500 myself, it was the beginning of a new "Zyklus", when they start a new story arc.

i'd have too look where the last Zyklus started
http://www.perrypedia.proc.org/wiki/Zyklen


perry rhodan neo is actually a "reboot" of the series where they start more or less afresh but without the tech visions from the sixties but with todays tech visions :ghost:

so NEO would also be a good thing to start, but i havent read any of them myself.
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Re: Books!

Postby Lum » Sat Dec 24, 2016 3:09 am

Nice, I'll look for that then. Thanks! :thumbup:
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Re: Books!

Postby Cornflakes_91 » Sat Dec 24, 2016 4:05 am

I also get the hefterl in the trafik by the train station, in a pretty obvious spot between the magazines as well.

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I also have 1-2500 in digitally shareable form, if you are interested in that.
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Re: Books!

Postby Lum » Sun Dec 25, 2016 2:36 am

I don't travel by train so often as in the past, since my GF works now near my office and we can drive together, so... I'll buy the books either online or in the bookstore. Of course, I could try to get a couple hefterlies to get the good feeling this kind of work always give :D

As for the shareable material... :ghost: *cough*i'llmpyoulater*cough* :monkey:
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Re: Books!

Postby F4wk35 » Mon Dec 26, 2016 2:42 pm

Mr. Sanderson has a serious talent for writing interesting worlds, Lum.

Glad t meets your tastes. :)
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Re: Books!

Postby Lum » Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:47 am

Absolutely. I'm now 500+ in and enjoying more and more each chapter. It's a different kind of structure, but nicely done and it's worth it all the same. At any rate is an all out kind of fantasy, not the grim dark low medieval stuff I've read recently, so it is a nice change. :thumbup:
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Re: Books!

Postby JanB1 » Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:39 am

Because it hasn't been mentioned before: "Otherland" series by Tad williams. Really great books.

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