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Right on. You know, I don't think I finished Debt of Bones; at least, if I did, I don't recall the ending. Oh well.

I am also re-reading the entire series. I am almost finished with Stone of Tears. This makes the third read through. You know, though, that so much happens that it's hard to keep track of it all by the time you read Confessor.

I have noticed some flaws, though. For instance, Richard notices that there are hundreds of boys a the Palace of Prophets with collars on and remembers that Kahlan had said that there was a lack of gifted in the Midlands. So he figures that this is where the gifted boys have gone. However, the Sisters couldn't have been harvesting them for very long, as the Boundary between the Old and New Worlds had only fallen just prior to Wizard's First Rule. Or, perhaps I misread something and still, after three reads didn't read it right?
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Right on. You know, I don't think I finished Debt of Bones; at least, if I did, I don't recall the ending. Oh well.

I am also re-reading the entire series. I am almost finished with Stone of Tears. This makes the third read through. You know, though, that so much happens that it's hard to keep track of it all by the time you read Confessor.

I have noticed some flaws, though. For instance, Richard notices that there are hundreds of boys a the Palace of Prophets with collars on and remembers that Kahlan had said that there was a lack of gifted in the Midlands. So he figures that this is where the gifted boys have gone. However, the Sisters couldn't have been harvesting them for very long, as the Boundary between the Old and New Worlds had only fallen just prior to Wizard's First Rule. Or, perhaps I misread something and still, after three reads didn't read it right?
Debt of Bones was hardly worth the read. Waste of time really lol so I was thankful it was at least a quick read. There were quite a few flaws I've found in the series but I guess it's inevitable when you write a story that vast. I've heard that TG also has a deal with the publisher where no editor can touch his book which if true is kind of disappointing cause it would've definitely helped eliminate some inconsistencies and redundancy. God knows that after Faith of the Fallen, each book could've condensed a hundred pages of TG's preaching and constant reiteration of the past books.

Regardless, I think I'll give The Omen Machine a read. Kind of curious as to what direction he chose to go with it.
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Agreed about reiteration.

I bought Goodkind'sLaw of Nine's today. It is set in modern America. I won't say anymore than that, yet. Only about 50 pages in anyway. So far, so good.

I finished Omen Machine last night. I liked it a lot. It had the feel of a mystery novel. There was some of the Goodkind re-hashing that could have been absent; but all in all it was a good read. Further, it is definitely not a stand alone. I have the feeling that it is the first in a series, although I haven't done any research to support that assertion.

I just checked wiki. It is the first in a new series. Don't read the wiki article though if you don't want to know what happened. It is a spoiler.
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The big short by Michael Lewis
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by Jeremy C Shipp, Dystopian society

"It's time for blueblood Bernard Johnson to leave his boring life behind and go on The Vacation, a yearlong corporate-sponsored odyssey. But instead of seeing the world, Bernard is captured by terrorists, becomes a key figure in secret drug wars, and, worse, doesn't once miss his secure American Dream."

A wonderfully written novel that reads like Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four on steroids laced with LSD. Definitely worth your time.
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The big short by Michael Lewis
I have heard all the talk, lately, about his book Money Ball. I look forward to hearing how The Big Short reads.

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Vacation by Jeremy C Shipp, Dystopian society

"It's time for blueblood Bernard Johnson to leave his boring life behind and go on The Vacation, a yearlong corporate-sponsored odyssey. But instead of seeing the world, Bernard is captured by terrorists, becomes a key figure in secret drug wars, and, worse, doesn't once miss his secure American Dream."

A wonderfully written novel that reads like Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four on steroids laced with LSD. Definitely worth your time.
Wow, that sounds like something Phillip K. Dick would have written. I will definitely put that on my to do list.
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I have gone back through and added a list of books that have a synopsis (in other words they follow the format in the op) to the original post.

Read half of Law of Nines last night. I had to force myself to put it down and go to bed
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I love books like that, last one of those for me was Paolini's 'Eragon' series.
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Give us a brief synopsis, Powelly, and I will add it to the OP.
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Righty, then. I finished Law of Nines the other night. Without giving too much away, let me say the following.

I liked it. It has lots of action in the style of the Bourne novels. It moves fast, maybe a little too fast for some. Goodkind, once again, though wraps up the novel in what feels like a hurry. At least, it feels that way to me. It may just be that I was so absorbed in it that I just read through the end too quick.

It didn't feel like there would be a sequel to it, so, in a sense, it is a stand alone novel. However, it wouldn't be the first book written as a solo that was turned into a franchise.

If you like Goodkind, you will want to read this, for sure.
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