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Re: The Book thread

Postby Darkweasel » Fri Dec 28, 2012 2:43 pm

You are quite correct in your assertion.
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Re: The Book thread

Postby bloodfiend » Fri Dec 28, 2012 2:47 pm

Darkweasel wrote:Just got up to the dwarves meeting Beorn in The Hobbit.
Without doubt, the single most boring chapter of any book I've ever read ever.


Still more interesting than just about any chapter in Lord Of The Rings....

I just read The Hellbound Heart by Clive Barker in literally an hour and a half, quite a nice accompanyment to the film, but on it's own its comes across a bit too short and almost unfinished. Nicely gives you some back story if you're a fan of the films, but as a book on its own, I wouldn't really recommend it.

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Re: The Book thread

Postby Brendancoles » Sat Dec 29, 2012 9:04 am

Currently reading H.G.Wells 'The Timemachine' - fantastic so far

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Re: The Book thread

Postby Darkweasel » Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:23 pm

Just finished The Hobbit and found that it ran strangely parallel to An Unexpected Journey. Not in content, obviously, as only parts of it were covered in the film, but mainly in its pacing. Both started annoyingly slowly with long sections of nothing much worth bothering with, to the point where I found myself disliking almost every character, questioning the very existence of others because they offered so little, and basically becoming disinterested in the whole thing.
Then things picked up a bit with a highlight or two along the way (spiders), and slowly built until the end when things finally ended on a high.
Okay, the book settled back into being a non-event before quietly bowing out, but the previous couple of chapters were excellent.
6/10


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Re: The Book thread

Postby kanet666 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:11 am

I want to get the "A Song of Ice and Fire" series by George R. R. Martin (the book series Game of Thrones is based on). Has anyone read it? And if so, was it worth it?
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Postby Tet » Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:39 am

kanet666 wrote:I want to get the "A Song of Ice and Fire" series by George R. R. Martin (the book series Game of Thrones is based on). Has anyone read it? And if so, was it worth it?

Yes and yes, altough for me it didn't really get going until the third book.
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Czech's Mate » Wed Jan 02, 2013 6:52 am

Brendancoles wrote:Currently reading H.G.Wells 'The Timemachine' - fantastic so far

That is truly one of the finest books of its genre ever written :yes:
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Fjar » Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:08 pm

kanet666 wrote:I want to get the "A Song of Ice and Fire" series by George R. R. Martin (the book series Game of Thrones is based on). Has anyone read it? And if so, was it worth it?


Yes, do it. :D

In other news, I finished The Hobbit a few days after seeing the first film in the cinema, so now I'm on Bernard Cornwell's newest book, 1356. Expecting good things.

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Re: The Book thread

Postby keera_envenomed » Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:29 pm

kanet666 wrote:I want to get the "A Song of Ice and Fire" series by George R. R. Martin (the book series Game of Thrones is based on). Has anyone read it? And if so, was it worth it?


I'm already on the second part of the third book after about a month. So much for leaving it until after the next TV series was aired.
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Brendancoles » Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:07 pm

The Timemachine was a fantastic little read, none of the film versions I have ever seen of it do it any justice, but then that was to be expected really. Not sure what to read next. Currently just working my way through the books I own, am thinking the day of the triffids.

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Postby Czech's Mate » Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:37 pm

Brendancoles wrote:The Timemachine was a fantastic little read, none of the film versions I have ever seen of it do it any justice, but then that was to be expected really. Not sure what to read next. Currently just working my way through the books I own, am thinking the day of the triffids.

Another great book...

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Re: The Book thread

Postby georgebailey96 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:08 pm

I've always been a fan of Novels, mainly Horror and Thriller. I read IT when I was 10 and it remains one of my favourite books of all time. Im also a massive fan of Harlan Coben's Myron Bollitar novels. Very interesting reads.

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Re: The Book thread

Postby MetalBeast » Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:54 pm

I want to read IT again and then watch the film adaptation immediately afterwards.
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Matty_the_Emo_Slayer » Sat Jan 05, 2013 3:11 pm

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Re: The Book thread

Postby SleepingStar » Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:05 pm

Am working my way through the Elric series by Michael Moorcock....about to start The Vanishing Tower. It makes for a welcome change of pace reading shorter stories after ploughing through some quite lengthy books previously (only managed to get half way with Chronicles of Conan before putting it down again for a break).