This thread is about the books we've all been reading and we openly discuss those books with people of similar interests. I've never been able to get a grasp on how many people on the site actually read on a regular basis, so hopefully this thread can keep chugging along for a while.
Try to hide your spoilers, keep us updated on what you've been reading and try not to talk down on anyone just because they like to read Deltora Quest and you just happen to have read Lolita at some point in your life (mainly because you thought it might have been erotic).
I recently re-read 'The Way of the Shadows' by Brent Weeks. I picked up the book a few years ago and I remember loving, so I've gone back and re-read the whole thing and I can now clearly understand why I love the series. If your new to books and you feel like you'd get bored fairly easily, then the Way of the Shadows is perfect because it's really simple to read while also have some depth to it's characters and plot. The author is also extremely talented at writing action scenes, which the books is filled with and it just keeps the whole ride exciting until the climax.
Just to summarise the plot, it's about a young street rat that messes around with the wrong people, gets his friends hurt and so as a last resort, he becomes the apprentice to most dangerous 'assassin' in the city. The book follows his training and young life, until he gets caught up in political warfare, assassin warfare and has to make a bunch of choices which lead to terrible consequences. The summary I gave is extremely simple, but really, the book has plenty of depth and it doesn't hold back when it comes to gore, rape, murder and the seedy undeground world that assassin lives in.
It's critically acclaimed, it's a trilogy and it's really cool. Basically, if you want a darker Assassins Creed, mixed with God of War, while also having an interesting plot and chracters, then the book is perfect for you.
(Ignore how generic the cover is, it doesn't truly represent the book)
I'm also currently reading 'The Black Prism' by Brent Weeks and I've just picked up 'American Gods' by Neil Gaiman.
Bet with Conegamer and AussieGecko that the PS3 will have more exclusives in 2011 than the Wii or 360... or something.