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Post by Fionn on Wed Oct 01, 2008 5:51 am

I have to share between 3 authors:

JRR Tolkien (the original books, not the one brought to us after for Christopher makes money)

HP Lovecraft (I really love these cosmic horror novels)

I Am of Irelaunde: A Novel of Patrick and Osian by Juilene Osborne-McKnight. (well I cant hide I love Ireland and this book shows a magic view of Ireland and the story of Fionn Mac Cumhail, great fianna and mythic hero, guess where my nick comes Razz)
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Post by RoryMcDonald on Mon Oct 06, 2008 5:48 pm

Anybody who hasn't read LOTR is a peasant in my opinion. The Hobbit is a kid's book.
Reading Catch-22 at the moment. Finding it a bit hard going.
Read some discworld and loved it.
I am in love with The Edge Chronicles (Beyong the Deepwood etc).
I also love The Phillip Reeve quadrilogy about the moving cities. The first book is called Mortal Engines.
Dan Brown is a good light read.
Like most Isaac Asimov.
Enjoy HG Wells.
Day of the Triffids is the scariest and most exciting book i've read.
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Post by Bremer on Mon Oct 06, 2008 6:38 pm

Brown's lies are depressing.
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Post by jerryGFL on Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:30 pm

The Inhertiance Series by Paolini is pretty good. Im currently reading book 3
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Post by happyjoe5 on Tue Oct 07, 2008 1:47 pm

RoryMcDonald wrote:Reading Catch-22 at the moment. Finding it a bit hard going.

Where are you up to? I admit it has its ups and downs in the middle, but the last quarter of it is utter brilliance.
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Post by TheTruePredator on Tue Oct 07, 2008 2:02 pm

"Day of the Triffids is the scariest and most exciting book i've read."

I adore Day of the Triffids I was on holiday once as a kid and the place had a tiny library of left over books so I picked it up and read it constantly.


At the moment I'm trying to finish off the Ultimate Hitch Hiker's Guide to the galaxy. Then I will start on Night and Day Watch
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Post by funky44 on Tue Oct 07, 2008 2:05 pm

The books of a song and Ice and fire. Pure and utter brilliance. Every last one of them.
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Post by Bremer on Tue Oct 07, 2008 4:43 pm

Isn't Paolini an American 20-years-old boy that studied at home and wrote a book called Eragon, which the(ugly) movie was made from?
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Post by shadow on Wed Oct 08, 2008 1:54 am

happyjoe5 wrote:
RoryMcDonald wrote:Reading Catch-22 at the moment. Finding it a bit hard going.

Where are you up to? I admit it has its ups and downs in the middle, but the last quarter of it is utter brilliance.


indeed, the end is just brilliant. In fact, I think the whole book is brilliant. Along with the hitchhikers guide, It's my favourite book.
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Post by Json on Wed Oct 08, 2008 2:46 am

Patient 67 was a really good book, as was The Blue Nowhere.

Highly recommended Very Happy

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Post by jerryGFL on Wed Oct 08, 2008 3:35 am

Bremer wrote:Isn't Paolini an American 20-years-old boy that studied at home and wrote a book called Eragon, which the(ugly) movie was made from?

Yeah thatas it. The film was so so bad i culdnt believe it. It did not do the book any justice whatsoever....
I recommend if you have read the book dont see the film it destroys part of your imagination...
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Post by eadie on Wed Oct 08, 2008 4:54 am

eadie wrote:I am currently reading the A Song of Fire and Ice series by George RR Martin, which I can barely put down, tis excellent.

funky44 wrote:The books of a song and Ice and fire. Pure and utter brilliance. Every last one of them.

Yay! It took a couple of pages but it appears I am not the only one!


jerryGFL wrote:
Bremer wrote:Isn't Paolini an American 20-years-old boy that studied at home and wrote a book called Eragon, which the(ugly) movie was made from?

Yeah thatas it. The film was so so bad i culdnt believe it. It did not do the book any justice whatsoever....
I recommend if you have read the book dont see the film it destroys part of your imagination...

So a bit like the Golden Compass then? That film was one of the biggest waste of time and money ever, the books on the other hand where enjoyable though a bit over rated.
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Post by Bob Boblo on Wed Oct 08, 2008 8:14 am

The Catcher in The Rye = Brilliant
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Post by RoryMcDonald on Wed Oct 08, 2008 3:12 pm

happyjoe5 wrote:
RoryMcDonald wrote:Reading Catch-22 at the moment. Finding it a bit hard going.

Where are you up to? I admit it has its ups and downs in the middle, but the last quarter of it is utter brilliance.

Just up to the part where Major Major Major Major is introduced. It just doesn't seem to have a plot, its all over the place :S

TheTruePredator wrote:"Day of the Triffids is the scariest and most exciting book i've read."

I
adore Day of the Triffids I was on holiday once as a kid and the place
had a tiny library of left over books so I picked it up and read it
constantly

I've read it twice, such an atmospheric book.
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Post by jerryGFL on Wed Oct 08, 2008 3:32 pm

ken Follet- THe Needle
Fanatstic espionage thriller set in WW2.
Just read it a coupel of months back. I woudl highly recommend.
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Post by Bremer on Wed Oct 08, 2008 3:59 pm

I like the Catcher too.

And Jerry, I agree.
I read Eragon yesterday-today. It's a lot better than the movie.
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Post by jerryGFL on Wed Oct 08, 2008 4:23 pm

So i assume you are a fast reade than as well. I can usauly finsih books with 600 pages in 6 hours or even less. Thats only if i am awake and concentrated at teh moment i just do bedtime reading unfortunately theres no time for just sitting down for horus and read a book cover to cover
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Post by Xavier Vee on Wed Oct 08, 2008 9:40 pm

I'm a pretty fast reader (measured by I can read the longest Harry Potter book in a day!)
I like Harry Potter, I think the end tied together very well.
I kind of went off Paolini, but I will finish the series.
I liked His Dark Materials, but I haven't read any of his other books.

The Discworld books are great, especially the later ones as all the characters interact.
Eoin Colfer and Tamora Pierce are both very good.

As you can probably tell, I like my fantasy!
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Post by TheAwesomeMatt on Thu Oct 09, 2008 4:55 am

I'm currently in the middle of reading Dune. Good fun.

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Post by happyjoe5 on Thu Oct 09, 2008 10:06 am

RoryMcDonald wrote:Just up to the part where Major Major Major Major is introduced. It just doesn't seem to have a plot, its all over the place :S

True, I suppose it is pretty difficult to get through the beginning if you don't particularly like his style because he's just rambling for dozens of pages and there's no proper plot to keep it going. About 2/3 of the way through it stops having flashbacks within flashbacks within flashbacks within fast-forwards and turns into a (mostly) linear, coherent story.
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Post by Frixion on Thu Oct 09, 2008 10:55 am

Darren shan addict. Kinda books written for teenagers. Good horror I suppose. A tad farfetched, but the entire serious I could not put the vampire books down, settling into the demon series now.

Highly recommended by me Twisted Evil
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Post by Enef Freestar on Thu Oct 09, 2008 2:01 pm

I've read all the Harry Potter series (Azkhaban is my favourite while personally I hate the ending.. it just seemed rushed.)

Read LOTR and the Hobbit, both were O.K.

Read Pullman's Dark trilogies (Northern Lights was my favourite Smile dont like the way that publishers force authors to change their book title for America sometimes...)

Read Garth Nix's Old Kingdom series and Shades Children (one of my favourites overall)

Also read most of Dan Abnett's Gaunt's Ghosts and the Eisenhorn series, read first 3 books of Ultramarines series and first 3 of the Ciaphas Cain series as well. (I'm a 40K fan Smile )

Well.. thats about it (read alot of Anne Fine when I was younger)

(Doesnt like the way movies miss out bits in books too Smile always read a book before watching its movie counterpart.)
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Post by Draaglom on Fri Oct 17, 2008 4:02 am

Ghormenghast by Mervyn Peake.
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Post by Serafina V on Sat Nov 15, 2008 2:07 pm

At the moment I am reading:
"The Hickory Staff" by Robert Scott and Jay Gordon
"Bleak House" by Charles Dickens
"Traitors Knot-Alliance of Light Vol 4" by Janny Wurts

Janny Wurts and Raymond E Feist wrote my favourite trilogy of books:
Daughter of the Empire
Servant of the Empire
Mistress of the Empire

So the top of my list of ALL time fav. has to be All of the Jane Austen books and if I have to be pushed to give you my fav. out of the six it would have to be Not Pride and Prejudice( though Elizabeth Bennet was Jane Austens fav. Character) but Persuasion, Jane's last novel which has my fav. character Anne Elliot. A lady of steadfastness, profound depth of emotion and after all the heartache has her happy ending.
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Post by elbanaan on Sat Nov 15, 2008 2:39 pm

shadow wrote:
happyjoe5 wrote:
RoryMcDonald wrote:Reading Catch-22 at the moment. Finding it a bit hard going.

Where are you up to? I admit it has its ups and downs in the middle, but the last quarter of it is utter brilliance.


indeed, the end is just brilliant. In fact, I think the whole book is brilliant. Along with the hitchhikers guide, It's my favourite book.

coincidently, I just finished it! (in english!)
its 100% brilliant.
and come on, the part about mayor mayor mayor mayor is awesome.
great stuff that he is responsible for a completely new phrase! they even use it on belgian news.
but there's a catch! catch 22? ofcourse!
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