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Re: The Book thread

Postby Applecore » Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:10 pm

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Applecore wrote:Not sure if this belongs here, or in the comics thread that I couldn't be bothered to search for. It's a graphic novel, anyway, so it's the weird grey area between books and comics (albeit leaning more towards comics).
Anyway, started reading Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life today, the first of a series that's being made into a movie by Edgar Wright. Halfway through the first book and so far I love it, can't wait for next week when I can order the next part (or three..)

a friend has been recomending Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life to me for ages but i still havnt got round to reading them

I've now finished the first book and I loved it, definitely going to buy the rest next week :D
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Re: The Book thread

Postby andeh » Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:26 pm

I would sooner class a graphic novel as a book rather than a comic because it's not episodic. It may have been designed like a serial but when it's all in one they read more like chapters in a book.

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Re: The Book thread

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Re: The Book thread

Postby Littlemissmetal » Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:23 am

Currently can't get to the end of Robin Hobb's Assassin's Quest quick enough! It's amazing :D

I feel the first thing I will be doing on Monday lunch from work is raiding Waterstones for the Tawny Man books.

You know you buy possibly too many books when the staff in your local Waterstones chat to you every time and recognise you :lol:
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Re: The Book thread

Postby MagaMaga » Fri Feb 19, 2010 5:22 pm

the Raven series by Giles Kristian
Blood-eye is my favourite book ever
just the second one Sons of Thunder
so far so good! :yes:
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Re: The Book thread

Postby NightEyes » Fri Feb 19, 2010 7:04 pm

Stephen King - The Stand

I do believe this is my first time reading a Stephen King book, I think my subconscious must have bared his works from my notice after watching the dreadful made for TV films based on his books.
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Re: The Book thread

Postby kle110 » Fri Feb 19, 2010 7:13 pm

Currently reading:

The Idiot - Fyodor Dostroevsky
Auschwitz Report - Primo Levi

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Re: The Book thread

Postby Heid » Sat Feb 20, 2010 10:27 am

"Confederacy Of Dunces" - John Kennedy Toole.

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Re: The Book thread

Postby Pagan Knight » Sat Feb 20, 2010 12:32 pm

Angels of Death (about the Hells Angels).
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Amelia » Sun Feb 21, 2010 4:55 am

I just finished reading the His Dark Materials trilogy for the first time in a while. god damn I forgot how good it was.

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Re: The Book thread

Postby Big D » Sun Feb 21, 2010 8:39 pm

Currently reading: Jennifer Fallon- Wolfblade.

Like a lot of current fantasy it leans heavily towards politicaL skullduggery rather than mayhem and magic. Still, decent enough.

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Re: The Book thread

Postby Littlemissmetal » Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:33 pm

Fool's Errand - Robin Hobb.

Assassin's Quest made me cry, so let's see how far my softy tendencies get through this series :lol:
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Calibur » Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:42 pm

Been reading 2001: A Space Odyssey, getting right into the meat of it now.

The bit with cavemen is one of the best things I've read in a while.

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Re: The Book thread

Postby black_rose » Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:28 am

Littlemissmetal wrote:Fool's Errand - Robin Hobb.

Assassin's Quest made me cry, so let's see how far my softy tendencies get through this series :lol:


I betcha you won't get all that far... Fool's Errand has some pretty sad bits, and you wait 'til you get to Fool's Fate... that's one of the very few books that's ever made me cry!
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Re: The Book thread

Postby MagaMaga » Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:26 pm

black_rose wrote:
Littlemissmetal wrote:Fool's Errand - Robin Hobb.

Assassin's Quest made me cry, so let's see how far my softy tendencies get through this series :lol:


I betcha you won't get all that far... Fool's Errand has some pretty sad bits, and you wait 'til you get to Fool's Fate... that's one of the very few books that's ever made me cry!

ive been pondering whether to buy these.
can you give me a quick synopsis?
and is it like romance or good solid fantasy?
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