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Zab

Postby Zab » Sun May 03, 2009 4:50 pm

Stalzer2002 wrote:I'm finally reading Mario Puzo's The Godfather.

My dad tells me it's way better than the movie... but then again, they always say that about the book vs. a movie.
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48THRiLLS

Review Grouper

Postby 48THRiLLS » Sun May 03, 2009 4:54 pm

nietoperz wrote:I still haven't managed to pick up Turn Coat yet, but I figure that with no more Dresden books out for at least another year I can kind of pace myself (though I need to read it ASAP).

I just started reading Låt Den Rätte Komma In by John Ajvide Lindqvist: it's the original novel that was adapted into Let The Right One In. I believe it's available in an English translation, but I figured I'd read it in the original Swedish as translations tend to lose something in the process.


I haven't seen the movie but I did read the English translated version and I enjoyed it quite a bit....

I just started 'Storm Front' by Jim Butcher, I have read a lot of hubub over The Dresden Files series so I figured I would give the first book a shot.
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nietoperz

The Goddamn Bat-min

Postby nietoperz » Sun May 03, 2009 4:58 pm

48THRiLLS wrote:I just started 'Storm Front' by Jim Butcher, I have read a lot of hubub over The Dresden Files series so I figured I would give the first book a shot.


It's great - but bear in mind that it's the weakest book in the series. They just keep getting better and better!
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48THRiLLS

Review Grouper

Postby 48THRiLLS » Sun May 03, 2009 9:12 pm

nietoperz wrote:It's great - but bear in mind that it's the weakest book in the series. They just keep getting better and better!


I am about 75 pages in and have liked it so far... i have been in need of a good series to get into and this is 11 deep so if I like it I will have all kinds of reading for me.
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Lord Simian

The Lord of the Monkeys

Postby Lord Simian » Mon May 04, 2009 12:51 am

The Lord of the Monkeys, while echoing the love for the Dresden books, is currently reading book two of Conn Iggulden's GHENGIS saga.
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GOSD

Everybody lies!

Postby GOSD » Mon May 04, 2009 9:25 am

Meg: Hell's Aquarium.
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Stalzer2002

Motherfucker from Hell

Postby Stalzer2002 » Thu May 07, 2009 1:40 pm

Zabardast wrote:My dad tells me it's way better than the movie... but then again, they always say that about the book vs. a movie.


It is certainly more expansive (as books tend to be) and also more of an ensemble story than the movie was. Characters like Johnny Fontane, Lucy Mancini, Rocco Lampone and other characters who had a small or no role in the movie, got a lot more focus in the book, which let us see what kind of influence The Godfather had on different people. It was incredibly fascinating. I can't really say if it was better than the movie, just very different. I think that both works perfectly used their respective mediums as best they could.

Has anyone read the Godfather Returns or the Godfather's Revenge, Mark Winegardner's sequels? My gut tells me that there's no way they'll come close to Puzo's work, but I guess you never really know.

******

Postby ****** » Mon Jun 15, 2009 2:07 pm

Severance Package by Duane Swierczynski
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I didn't love The Blonde so it's probably a good thing that I bought both it and this at the same time. About 50 pages in and this is great so far, a definite leap forward from the couple of other Swierczynski books that I've read. The Dennis Calero illustrations that are sprinkled throughout the book are a nice touch.

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Postby Royal Nonesuch » Tue Jun 16, 2009 1:42 am



Hey, I just started this!

I'm only about fifty pages in, but it's already my favorite Huston (I've read everything else he's written).

By the way, there is some great stuff being read by Outhousers!
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Punchy

Staff Writer

Postby Punchy » Tue Jun 16, 2009 5:18 am

The Big Nowhere by James Ellroy
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nietoperz

The Goddamn Bat-min

Postby nietoperz » Tue Jun 16, 2009 5:49 am

On Jude's recommendation I have been reading Dead Witch Walking, the first book in Kim Harrison's Hollows series. I'm really enjoying it too, so I reckon I'm going to get the whole series now. Definitely recommended!
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avengingtitan

Rain Partier

Postby avengingtitan » Tue Jun 16, 2009 6:07 am

Zabardast wrote:My dad tells me it's way better than the movie... but then again, they always say that about the book vs. a movie.


Not always High Fidelity was better as a movie.
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avengingtitan

Rain Partier

Postby avengingtitan » Tue Jun 16, 2009 6:09 am

I'm reading

Star Wars: Last Command (Book 3 of the Thrawn Trilogy) - Timothy Zahn

Sea Change (Book 5 of the Jesse Stone Series) - Robert B Parker.

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Postby ****** » Tue Jun 16, 2009 6:12 am

avengingtitan wrote:Not always High Fidelity was better as a movie.


I liked the movie a lot, but I preferred the book.
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nietoperz

The Goddamn Bat-min

Postby nietoperz » Tue Jun 16, 2009 6:14 am

amlah6 wrote:I liked the movie a lot, but I preferred the book.


Same here. Though I do love the movie, the book works better for me. This may be a North London thing.

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