The Book thread

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Re: The Book thread

Postby Littlemissmetal » Wed Oct 06, 2010 8:04 pm

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Re: The Book thread

Postby Simon213 » Wed Oct 06, 2010 9:06 pm

Littlemissmetal wrote:There we go. I went in Waterstones today to pass time between my interview and the start of my shift at work, and have mysteriously come out with a copy of Dune :P

Enjoy. It's one of my favourite books ever.

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Re: The Book thread

Postby Imperanonn » Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:09 pm

I thought I'd give The Commonwealth Saga by Peter F Hamilton a reread. I remember finding it quite enjoyable.
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Tet » Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:49 pm

Tet wrote:I suspect it'll be ruined on film, like, well, pretty much every other fantasy novel has been.

Coincidentally, someone pointed me at the trailer today.
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Metalchemyst » Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:21 pm

Tet wrote:I suspect it'll be ruined on film, like, well, pretty much every other fantasy novel has been.

Why do you think that is?
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Metalarm » Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:24 pm

The Dark Tower Series

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Re: The Book thread

Postby Metallinen » Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:40 pm

Metalarm wrote:The Dark Tower Series


Truly life changing books. I'm really hoping he delivers with book 4.5 now.

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Re: The Book thread

Postby Littlemissmetal » Fri Oct 08, 2010 6:11 am

Tet wrote:Coincidentally, someone pointed me at the trailer today.


Squeeeee!

Sorry, one of my favourite books ever. Sure, I suspect it won't be great, but I want to laugh at Sean Bean turning Ned Stark into Sharpe. "Winter is coming....... the bastard!" etc :lol:
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Re: The Book thread

Postby TheAgelessStranger » Fri Oct 08, 2010 7:04 am

Metalarm wrote:The Dark Tower Series


I agree, as the username would suggest. Sometimes they do get a bit silly, but it's all necessary, and works out to be brilliant in the end! Just easy to read, and a good epic story.
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Chugging Pus » Fri Oct 08, 2010 11:08 am

Finally started reading Kate Mosse - Labyrinth. About a third of the way in and it's OK but the whole timelines thing really bug me when reading a book.
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Littlemissmetal » Sat Oct 09, 2010 8:30 am

I just had a nosy at the behind the scenes clip of GoT on Youtube.




WOLVESES!!!!!! So cute! :D



Oh, and also, I'm starting to read Dune today. Really couldn't be bothered to read to the end of The Cage of Nine Banestones. It's not like me, but the author isn't planning to write the follow up so released an edited version on the USA with a different ending, so it feels like a waste reading the UK ending, and I'm getting so fed up of his formulaic plot. Peril is undone when you're sat there mentally running through the fact that every time a character is in peril they get out "in the nick of time".

*shakes fist* you owe me so many hours back, Mr Van Lustbader! :P
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Manadh » Sun Oct 10, 2010 10:12 am

Actually enjoying the Red Queen more than I thought I would.
It has improved from the first 50 or so pages when it was all about pregnancy and child birth. It's not amaaazing, but it is defiantly better than I thought it would be and the large font and big margins make it nice an easy to read so it doesn't feel like it's an effort to read.

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Re: The Book thread

Postby Littlemissmetal » Sun Oct 10, 2010 3:33 pm

Dune had somewhat grabbed me already, and I've only got to the bit just past the Mother's testing. I am seriously beginning to wonder why I haven't read this already.

Although, I may have to go back to Game of Thrones once done. The behind the scenes has somewhat whet my appetite for the TV series, so I feel a second re-read for this year is due :D
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Re: The Book thread

Postby CrapyMike » Sun Oct 10, 2010 6:21 pm

Metalarm wrote:The Dark Tower Series

i read the first one when i was about 15, but never read any others. i have them, so not sure why i havent read them.
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Metalchemyst » Mon Oct 11, 2010 12:44 am

Has anyone read Mythago Wood and Lavondyss?
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