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Re: The Book thread

Postby TheAgelessStranger » Mon Oct 11, 2010 6:59 am

After thinking the film was amazing when it was released, I recently found a copy of The Road by Cormac McCarthy for £2. It's pretty damned good, with an interesting writing style.
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Tet » Mon Oct 11, 2010 3:47 pm

Metallinen wrote:
Metalarm wrote:The Dark Tower Series


Truly life changing books.

Really? I thought they were some of the most disappointing books I've read. So much promise. So little of it actually delivered. They have terrible writing style, and I gave up after the first two or three.
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Littlemissmetal » Wed Oct 13, 2010 2:43 pm

Dune.

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Re: The Book thread

Postby Twaddlefish » Wed Oct 13, 2010 2:45 pm

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Re: The Book thread

Postby Metallinen » Wed Oct 13, 2010 3:11 pm

Tet wrote:
Metallinen wrote:
Metalarm wrote:The Dark Tower Series


Truly life changing books.

Really? I thought they were some of the most disappointing books I've read. So much promise. So little of it actually delivered. They have terrible writing style, and I gave up after the first two or three.


Each to their own, I suppose. Plenty would disagree though!

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Re: The Book thread

Postby Littlemissmetal » Wed Oct 13, 2010 7:25 pm

Twaddlefish wrote:Image

:lol:

I want a Dunecat! :P
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Tet » Wed Oct 13, 2010 8:25 pm

Littlemissmetal wrote:Dune.

Dear me, I'm in love :love:

:-) I'm always wary of recommending books to people in case they don't feel the same about them as I do. But yeah, that pretty much sums up how I feel about Dune.
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Littlemissmetal » Fri Oct 15, 2010 2:12 pm

Tet wrote:
Littlemissmetal wrote:Dune.

Dear me, I'm in love :love:

:-) I'm always wary of recommending books to people in case they don't feel the same about them as I do. But yeah, that pretty much sums up how I feel about Dune.


I only tend to recommend my real favourite books to people, but then again this is not always a good thing, I have been known to wax lyrical endlessly on occasion :P

*Glares in Alex's direction*, he'll end up reading Legend before I'm done 8)

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Re: The Book thread

Postby Littlemissmetal » Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:11 pm

I love my pre-empting of things in books :lol:

Alex asked me about Dune this weekend, and I said it feels like it's getting going, but the kind of slow getting going that you feel will be worth while in the end, rather than the kind that doesn't get anywhere.

Didn't read any yesterday, but then in the space of my bus ride to work this morning, several people died horribly.

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Re: The Book thread

Postby tranmerefan » Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:13 pm

Spent all day in hosptial so managed to read Dean Koontz - By the Light of the Moon


Meh

It wasn't too bad, kept me entertained for the 7 hours I was there for.
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Manadh » Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:45 pm

Just finished Red Queen.
It picked up after the first 50 or so pages, kinda staled out of the middle (nothing really happened), picked up again towards the end.
Was readable, but wouldn't reccommend it to anyone really.

Onto the books that Hannah suggested next, better be good! (No pressures)

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Re: The Book thread

Postby Littlemissmetal » Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:46 pm

*mad panic* :lol:

They're very good, I promise. I shall stand by the all-encompassing assumption that people who don't like them are more than a little bit weird :P
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Tet » Wed Oct 20, 2010 12:14 pm

ish42 wrote:About a hundred pages into A Game of Thrones and I've decided it's awesome.

Yes, it's good, but a little less Machiavellian than I was hoping for. The bad guys are too obviously bad guys.
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Manadh » Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:02 pm

Started the Winter King (I think thats the name of the first one?)
So far so good! It is reminding me of one of the Avalon books, but that is probably just because of the Tor/etc links (Not saying this is a bad thing as I love the Avalon books).

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Re: The Book thread

Postby Littlemissmetal » Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:03 pm

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