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Re: The Book thread

Postby lars_ulrichs_blister » Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:27 pm

Terry Pratchett - Jingo

MagaMaga wrote: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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Re: The Book thread

Postby MagaMaga » Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:34 pm

not just Jingo,
ALL terry pratchett, the man doesnt know what a bad book is
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Flaming_Chaos » Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:36 pm

MagaMaga wrote:not just Jingo,
ALL terry pratchett, the man doesnt know what a bad book is

seriously he doesnt, he forgot :P
(sorry, i love the guy, but that was too easy of a joke)
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Re: The Book thread

Postby black_rose » Wed Feb 24, 2010 2:21 pm

lars_ulrichs_blister wrote:Terry Pratchett - Jingo

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


Cant go wrong with Robin Hobb. Get them...NOW!!


This. A hundred times, this.

And no, definitely not any romance nonsense, 'tis good solid fantasy all the way.
Literally, the first time I read them I got through the Farseer trilogy in about 3 days... and that was around school! I just couldn't put them down.
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Re: The Book thread

Postby MagaMaga » Wed Feb 24, 2010 2:25 pm

black_rose wrote:
lars_ulrichs_blister wrote:Terry Pratchett - Jingo

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


Cant go wrong with Robin Hobb. Get them...NOW!!


This. A hundred times, this.

And no, definitely not any romance nonsense, 'tis good solid fantasy all the way.
Literally, the first time I read them I got through the Farseer trilogy in about 3 days... and that was around school! I just couldn't put them down.

hm i might dablle tomorrow, payday! :D
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Littlemissmetal » Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:47 pm

MagaMaga wrote:
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?


There's romance involved glancingly like in a lot of fantasy, but its a side element to the main story which is about as solid a fantasy yarn as you can get . Well and truly recommended :D

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Re: The Book thread

Postby Metallinen » Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:40 pm

I've just started Stephen King's latest. I can't help but think of similarities to the plot of the Simpsons movie. How unfortunate.

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Re: The Book thread

Postby MagaMaga » Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:55 pm

right its official, i have bought Robin Hobbs stuff today!
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Re: The Book thread

Postby WorMzy » Thu Feb 25, 2010 5:18 pm

I've had a desire to re-read LoTR again, unfortunately the books live with my parents. :(
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Calibur » Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:10 am

Now finished off 2001: A Space Odyssey. Good book, and not all about HAL as it turns out.

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Re: The Book thread

Postby Tet » Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:20 pm

andeh wrote:Last week I started 'The Keep' by F. Paul Anderson.

It's by F. Paul Wilson. Worth seeing the film, too, if you can find it.
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Amelia » Mon Mar 01, 2010 4:42 pm

Metallinen wrote:I've just started Stephen King's latest. I can't help but think of similarities to the plot of the Simpsons movie. How unfortunate.

:lol:

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Re: The Book thread

Postby Hez » Mon Mar 01, 2010 4:54 pm

I read Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell recently and have basically been unable to bring myself to read another book out of fear that nothing will ever match it.
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Re: The Book thread

Postby Calibur » Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:34 pm

I remember people mentioning this book, so here's a tidbit of info:

"US broadcaster HBO is to begin filming its epic fantasy adventure series Game of Thrones in Belfast in June.

The series pilot was filmed at locations around the city.

Nine more programmes based on the first book of George R.R. Martin's multi-volume A Song of Fire and Ice series have now been commissioned."

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Re: The Book thread

Postby Littlemissmetal » Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:38 pm

They're definitely making it! Awesome! :D

I knew they'd made the pilot, but didn't know they'd commisioned it. As far as I know the BBC has some sort of rights to it, so it may not take it forever to show on TV over here :)
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