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Re: Wot I'm Reading - The Book Thread
« Reply #30 on: July 17, 2014, 11:21:47 PM »
Interesting you said kids books Nido, I've just finished reading the Magic Faraway Tree series by Enid Blyton not too long ago. It was a series I absolutely LOVED as a child and I was nervous I'd ruin the childhood memory of it by reading it as an adult, but you know they really hold up. I know Blyton cops a fair amount of criticism for various things (mostly sexism) but really, in the context of when they were written they're perfectly fine. 
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Re: Wot I'm Reading - The Book Thread
« Reply #31 on: July 18, 2014, 07:21:21 AM »
I absolutely love Tom Robbin's work, so I'm re-reading "Even Cowgirls Get The Blues" again.  I'll follow that up with one of my favorite novels of all time, "Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates".  His work is just so funny, philosophical and rambling - it's a delight.  I should probably throw "Still Life with Woodpecker" in there somewhere, too.   


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Re: Wot I'm Reading - The Book Thread
« Reply #32 on: July 28, 2014, 05:49:53 AM »
Im a huge dune fan, but its strange if one watches the movie how vastly it differs.
Love the books, and would suggest to all to read the series not just dune!

currently I am reading  "The ill made mute" 
the author  Cecilia Dart-Thornton there is her wiki
has been inspired by lore and games like KQ series lore
great book and series, she even sent me a signed copy all the way from aussie land

also I cant put down my lawrence watt-evans books "mis-enchanted sword"
suggest all who dig this stuff to check em out if ya havent read em!

great taste all ya! love it, "I HUNGER!" feed me more! (sinistar quote there) haha :P

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Re: Wot I'm Reading - The Book Thread
« Reply #33 on: December 01, 2014, 10:11:54 PM »
I just finished Dune for the first time.  I think I enjoyed it much more as an adult than I would have if I had read it when I was younger.


So, do I continue in the series?  Not sure if the sequels live up to the first, etc.  Thoughts?
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Re: Wot I'm Reading - The Book Thread
« Reply #34 on: December 01, 2014, 10:40:21 PM »
well

if you must know, almost all the characters from the first DUNE, arent in any of the other books (at least not for long)
dont want to spoil it but its kinda about the next gen

AND YES I recommend reading them to find out what HAPPENS!


I just got done reading Below the root again, since zilpha passed in November
I recommend the greensky trilogy.

and yes yes read the other books in the dune series, they arent as... good buuuuuuut
they do give in depth details on what happens afterwards
then after that!

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Re: Wot I'm Reading - The Book Thread
« Reply #35 on: December 01, 2014, 11:28:50 PM »
Dude, all of the characters from the first Dune Novel are in Dune Messiah and Children of Dune, the next two direct books.

I'd read those; they're enjoyable.

I like the further book, God Emperor of Dune, as well - but that is as far as I'll read in the series.


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Re: Wot I'm Reading - The Book Thread
« Reply #36 on: December 01, 2014, 11:57:40 PM »
i dont want to spoil it for him
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ill have to go re read them again but as far as I remember ahem  ahh I dont want to spoil it..ive said to much

also there are 2 much later works, that should be read also
Hunters of dune
and
sandworms of dune

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ahh nuts I think i spoiled this now

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Re: Wot I'm Reading - The Book Thread
« Reply #37 on: December 02, 2014, 12:01:09 AM »
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I like the further book, God Emperor of Dune, as well - but that is as far as I'll read in the series.
Bt

I read emp of dune but then tried to read chapterhouse and couldnt get into it
leeto isnt in that book from what i remember...
and I never read heretics of dune either but i own em all


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Re: Wot I'm Reading - The Book Thread
« Reply #38 on: December 02, 2014, 01:14:40 PM »
Dude, all of the characters from the first Dune Novel are in Dune Messiah and Children of Dune, the next two direct books.

I'd read those; they're enjoyable.

I like the further book, God Emperor of Dune, as well - but that is as far as I'll read in the series.


Bt


Very good.  If I don't like the next one Bt, you're fired!  :)
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Re: Wot I'm Reading - The Book Thread
« Reply #39 on: December 02, 2014, 03:44:14 PM »
fire me too!

I liked the main 3 books lots n lots!

as bt said though there are those , urmm, well other books in the end 3 cycle that just dont do "it" for me.
Tried though

then there are the 2 mentioned that were by his son and I believe his friend.
Franks son and franks friend I mean.

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