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  1. MagnaMater

    "The Lord of the Rings" vs "The Chronicles of Narnia"

    I read the cronicals of Narnia several times as a child and then I also read the Hobbit, and liked the hobbit less - FIRST - because, when I got presented the lord of the rings it turned one of my favourite book. Thinking about it, I imagine it's because the LOTR is less moralizing, when I...
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    Karen Miller: The Innocent Mage

    Dito, fell first for the cover, too *grins* bought the yellow one, and thought it perfect, how the persons mix on the back of volumes one and two standing in the shelf together, just couldn't say no. but I reading I found, I like the story, too, though at first I wasn't that happy with the...
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    What do you use as a bookmark?

    Amazingly - lately discovered for my bathing-tub: a rubberband bus-tickets are bound to fall into the water at some point, if you read in the tub..
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    Orson Scott Card: Ender's Game

    *screams* AAAAARGH Guess who hasn't red it yet?
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    What do you think of Feist?

    As I said: I got setting-bored half way through Magician. I understood it's been his first book, and one can hardly expect much originality, when a less daring publisher wants to sell a known story; but I continued through the Riftwar where the midkemis-side of the world never turned alien and I...
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    What do you think of Feist?

    I waited too long for posting the correction: In Susanne Gerdom's Elfs you read elfs, think elves, enter what you think to be Lothlorien, first, and when you get over the astonishing japonese-baroque setting, you realize you're actually facing a species more like classical greek dryades.
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    What do you think of Feist?

    To me the characters that carry through the story are rather unimportant (across the fantasy it's mainly schemata BORE: naive boy leaving home, having adventures, is getting cleverer and going to have the good job and the girl in the end). Since there's hardly anything interesting out there on...
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    Patrick Rothfuss: The Name Of The Wind

    I'm reading it at the moment. The prologue was really good so far, it's got a good and solid grip on the reader on the first page, let's see how the rest is - though I cannot imagine it could be getting bad - what's about the second book? When will it arrive?
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    Frank Herbert: Dune

    I liked Dune very much, but I never made it through to the last book, I got lost somewhere in the fourth book and never found my path out of it again... it's been about 20 years ago, and there's actually still a bookmark in it... I should perhaps really take it up or read the whole cycle again...
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    Joe Abercrombie and The First Law trilogy

    Yes, it was good, I'll reread it again...
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    What do you think of Feist?

    And, you read them? I liked his co-production with Jenny Wurtz best, well, that's a question of taste, the rest was a bit too much like lord of the rings for me and not soo good, though, I still wait for reading serpent war, it sounds better
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    Brent Weeks: The Night Angel Trilogy

    dear me... I bought it... you scare me off
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    Orson Scott Card: Ender's Game

    Ah, I have it here, I'm going to read it next, when it's so good as said... dear me, all those books I want to read next... *rolls her eyes*
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    Buy/Sell Section

    Donna Leons Brunetti 15 or 16 (the one he and his wife started heavier drinking in, wanted to know if anybody realized that, too)
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    Buy/Sell Section

    No, it's not there... :sad: - the book... the answer, yes
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    Buy/Sell Section

    Perhaps I'm stoopid and I just didn't find it - since I've not been here often this might be excused. I was looking for a special title and wanted to talk with other people who had read it - nil *amazed* I do not know where this belongs to, but couldn't we have something like THAT...
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    Donna Leon: Death at La Fenice

    :sad: I'm reading the 17th book, The Girl of his Dreams, and first I think it's the saddest book she's ever written, and second, I was a bit amazed, the said girl enters the book on page 113 of 307 :whistling: Well, she's dead, but for to write it on the cover somebody should perhaps die...
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    Post-Apocalyptic! End of the World books

    Bought Ronald Wright's A Scientific Romance today - hope it's good
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    Joe Abercrombie and The First Law trilogy

    Not yet, but I hope it will be good :whistling:;)
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    Post-Apocalyptic! End of the World books

    Some years ago I red a trilogy called Ashes... the author's name was William W Johnstone: he had a mid-west gunman travelling through a post apocalyptic america. It was a rather brutal read, and upset me a lot then, so I presented the book to a friend of mine, when I heard there were not only...