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Edge Peralogue | joined 25 March 2004 | 66 posts


Now Reading... posted 25 March 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Edge, Peralogue

I'm torn between Dan Simmons Illium and Alastair Reynolds Absolution Gap at the moment. view post


How did you get here? posted 25 March 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionHow did you get here? by Edge, Peralogue

Another Malazanite who followed your link. view post


OS's and Browsers posted 25 March 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionOS's and Browsers by Edge, Peralogue

I'm using IE 6 as my browser. Dunno if I'd go so far as to say I prefer it. Just too lazy to change it. <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) --> view post


kellhus == good guy?? posted 25 March 2004 in The Darkness That Comes Beforekellhus == good guy?? by Edge, Peralogue

I found it impossible to like Kellhus. He's aloof and manipulative. As for whose side is he on, his own. I think he would be quite happy to side with either "good" or "bad" factions to get his own way. But we still don't know for a fact what exactly he wants, if he is going to join his father or kill him. view post


Now Reading... posted 11 April 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Edge, Peralogue

Also a big fan of Richard Morgan. Read Altered Carbon and have both Broken Angels and Market Forces in the To Be Read Pile.

Just finisned Neal Stephenson's The Confusion the sequel to Quicksilver . Another thumping good read from Stephenson, weighing in at a massive 815 pages in paperback. view post


The LOTR Films posted 11 April 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionThe LOTR Films by Edge, Peralogue

Loved the movies. Thought RotK was the best. Was disappointed about Saruman being cut though. Can't understand how Jackson could not have trimmed five minutes from somewhere else so that he could have been included. We will have to wait until the extended edition comes out to see if it was justified. view post


Now Reading... posted 20 April 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Edge, Peralogue

I think having got the character introductions and scene setting out of the way in Quicksilver Stephenson was able to devote a lot more time to the plot in The Confusion . It certainly moves a lot faster, and is better for it. view post


Ages posted 08 July 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionAges by Edge, Peralogue

Since I'm in the 30+ bracket I'm relieved to see there are at least a couple of members older than me <!-- s:D --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_biggrin.gif" alt=":D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- s:D --> view post


I have an illness posted 08 July 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionI have an illness by Edge, Peralogue

I'm sorry...a life outside books? <!-- s:? --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_confused.gif" alt=":?" title="Confused" /><!-- s:? --> I don't understand this concept ... <!-- s:? --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_confused.gif" alt=":?" title="Confused" /><!-- s:? --> view post


Now Reading... posted 08 July 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Edge, Peralogue

Just started City of Saints &amp; Madmen by Jeff VanderMeer. Decided to give it a try after seeing him recommended on several sites. view post


Your top 5 fantasy series... posted 12 July 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionYour top 5 fantasy series... by Edge, Peralogue

In no particular order of preference

Erikson's Malazan Book of the Fallen

Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire

Kate Elliot's Crown of Stars

Katherine Kerr's Deverry

Pratchett's Discworld

I'm only excluding the obvious candidate of Prince of Nothing because I've only read one book so far. <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) --> view post


Sex posted 12 July 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionSex by Edge, Peralogue

14th vote, 14th male. Bit of a puzzle really. Plenty of female members on other fantasy boards out there. view post


A Game of Thrones posted 12 July 2004 in Literature DiscussionA Game of Thrones by Edge, Peralogue

I'm happy to say that I read AGoT before Martin became a superstar. I love his work, I just wish he would get A Feast for Crows finished. view post


reading posted 22 July 2004 in Off-Topic Discussionreading by Edge, Peralogue

I would agree that the second trilogy is better than the first. Pity that it is taking her so long to get the last book out (there seems to be a lot of that about at the moment <!-- s:wink: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=":wink:" title="Wink" /><!-- s:wink: --> ). Anyone heard of a release date? view post


So, what are you all doing with your summers? posted 22 July 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionSo, what are you all doing with your summers? by Edge, Peralogue

Working, unfortunately. <!-- s:( --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" title="Sad" /><!-- s:( -->

Got a mortgage to pay. <!-- s:( --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" title="Sad" /><!-- s:( --> view post


First Word that Comes to Mind posted 26 July 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Edge, Peralogue

laughter view post


Ilium posted 26 July 2004 in Literature DiscussionIlium by Edge, Peralogue

I enjoyed the second Hyperion duology. Some very cool concepts in it. As for Illium, very good read. A little confusing though, too many characters perhaps?

Looking forward to the sequel. view post


Babylon 5 posted 26 July 2004 in Literature DiscussionBabylon 5 by Edge, Peralogue

At its best B5 was the best sci-fi show around. Cool spaceships, complex arc-plot, good character interaction (Londo v J'Kar especially). The clunky episodes were few and far between, although JMS was not the greatest dialogue writer.

I don't think Crusade measured up to it. view post


Anyone read American Gods, by Neil Gaiman? posted 26 July 2004 in Literature DiscussionAnyone read American Gods, by Neil Gaiman? by Edge, Peralogue

Read it and enjoyed it. Couldn't help thinking it bore a strong similarity thematically to Pterry's Small Gods . view post


First Word that Comes to Mind posted 26 July 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Edge, Peralogue

edited - too slow <!-- s:oops: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_redface.gif" alt=":oops:" title="Embarassed" /><!-- s:oops: --> view post


The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant posted 09 August 2004 in Literature DiscussionThe Chronicles of Thomas Covenant by Edge, Peralogue

You do get a lot of comments about the Covenant books along the lines of "liked the books but hated the whining". I would probably include myself in that category. Some of Donaldsons work is really excellent. He paints some very vivid images in the mind and the story is a gripping one. But Covenant's constant whinging does grate on the nerves a bit.

I'm not so sure about the imminent release of a third trilogy. It may be a story too far, particularly given that the ending of the second trilogy seemed so final. view post


shadowmarch posted 09 August 2004 in Literature Discussionshadowmarch by Edge, Peralogue

Or you could just go to his site [url=http&#58;//www&#46;shadowmarch&#46;com:229a9ax9]Shadowmarch[/url:229a9ax9] and get an update from Tad himself. view post


First Word that Comes to Mind posted 14 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Edge, Peralogue

sausages view post


First Word that Comes to Mind posted 19 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Edge, Peralogue

Trunk view post


Dan Brown posted 19 August 2004 in Literature DiscussionDan Brown by Edge, Peralogue

Since I had already read Baigent and Leigh's The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail and Umberto Eco's Foucault's Pendulum I was not tremendously impressed with The Da Vinci Code as it seemed just a rehash of the ideas in the other two books. And there are literally dozens on the same theme out there. I'm a little puzzled as to why Brown's book should cause such a fuss. The ideas in it have been in circulation for centuries. Read a few of the Apocryphal gospels. Maybe Brown is the first to reach mainstream audiences. If I had not read all of the others then maybe it would have impressed me more. view post


First Word that Comes to Mind posted 25 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Edge, Peralogue

flares view post


Books that have induced a mindfuck posted 25 August 2004 in Literature DiscussionBooks that have induced a mindfuck by Edge, Peralogue

Watership Down <!-- s:o --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_surprised.gif" alt=":o" title="Surprised" /><!-- s:o -->

Hitchikers Guide <!-- s:o --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_surprised.gif" alt=":o" title="Surprised" /><!-- s:o -->

Obviously has a totally different definition of the word than I have.

Have to agree with dros though, The Wasp Factory is seriously weird. view post


Now Reading... posted 28 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Edge, Peralogue

Currently reading Steven Erikson's novella The Healthy Dead view post


First Word that Comes to Mind posted 28 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Edge, Peralogue

steam view post


When do you think Martin's next book will be released? posted 05 September 2004 in Literature DiscussionWhen do you think Martin's next book will be released? by Edge, Peralogue

Its looking unlikely for 2004 anyway. I'll go for June 2005. view post


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