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Postby Punchy » Tue Jun 16, 2009 6:22 am

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


Yeah, I like the movie, but as a Brit, I relate more the story being set in the UK, rather than Chicago.

Despite the Atlantic shift, I do think it's the best Nick Hornby movie, although About A Boy is decent.

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Postby guitargod694 » Tue Jun 16, 2009 12:36 pm

I just finished reading the first Dark Tower novel last night...

I have no idea if I liked it or not. I barely know what happened. :)
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Postby Punchy » Tue Jun 16, 2009 1:36 pm

guitargod694 wrote:I just finished reading the first Dark Tower novel last night...

I have no idea if I liked it or not. I barely know what happened. :)


Stick with it, things become a lot clearer in Volume 2, which gives a much better idea as to what the series is actually about.

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Postby guitargod694 » Tue Jun 16, 2009 1:40 pm

Punchy wrote:Stick with it, things become a lot clearer in Volume 2, which gives a much better idea as to what the series is actually about.


Yeah, that's what the wife says, too.
I'll probably go in for one more and see if it appeals to me.

I did like the very end of this book with all the multiple universe nonsense.
It's just the everything seemed so random and pointless.
I dunno... we'll see.
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Postby ****** » Tue Jun 16, 2009 1:40 pm

Punchy wrote:Stick with it, things become a lot clearer in Volume 2, which gives a much better idea as to what the series is actually about.


Does that mean I should finish volume 2? I got about halfway through and almost died of boredom.

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Postby guitargod694 » Tue Jun 16, 2009 1:41 pm

amlah6 wrote:Does that mean I should finish volume 2? I got about halfway through and almost died of boredom.


Gah... that doesn't sound promising.

I'm generally not a King fan. I liked the Shining.
But I tried to read the Stand once and just couldn't.
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Postby Punchy » Tue Jun 16, 2009 1:45 pm

guitargod694 wrote:Yeah, that's what the wife says, too.
I'll probably go in for one more and see if it appeals to me.

I did like the very end of this book with all the multiple universe nonsense.
It's just the everything seemed so random and pointless.
I dunno... we'll see.


If you like Multiple Universes, definately read on.

amlah6 wrote:Does that mean I should finish volume 2? I got about halfway through and almost died of boredom.


If you don't like Book 2, then probably stop, personally I liked Eddie's parts in Book 2 a lot, but not Odetta/Detta's, and had to solder through them.

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Postby CammyKnoxville » Tue Jun 16, 2009 2:18 pm

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Postby ****** » Tue Jun 16, 2009 2:22 pm

Punchy wrote:If you don't like Book 2, then probably stop, personally I liked Eddie's parts in Book 2 a lot, but not Odetta/Detta's, and had to solder through them.


That's where I got hung up. I would maybe consider giving the book another go, but it's been almost a years since I stopped on it so I would have to go back and start at the beginning.

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Postby john lewis hawk » Tue Jun 16, 2009 5:00 pm

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Postby Punchy » Tue Jun 16, 2009 5:50 pm

amlah6 wrote:That's where I got hung up. I would maybe consider giving the book another go, but it's been almost a years since I stopped on it so I would have to go back and start at the beginning.


Personally I think it's worth getting through it, because I'm a huge fan of the whole series, I even like the ending!

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Postby thefourthman » Tue Jun 16, 2009 5:53 pm

Punchy wrote:Stick with it, things become a lot clearer in Volume 2, which gives a much better idea as to what the series is actually about.

the first book was awesome, I have tried to read the second book like four hundred times, the damn thing is nigh unreadable!

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Postby Punchy » Tue Jun 16, 2009 5:53 pm

thefourthman wrote:the first book was awesome, I have tried to read the second book like four hundred times, the damn thing is nigh unreadable!


I read it fine and I'm half your age!

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Postby guitargod694 » Tue Jun 16, 2009 6:20 pm

thefourthman wrote:the first book was awesome, I have tried to read the second book like four hundred times, the damn thing is nigh unreadable!


Why is that, if you don't mind me asking?

Confusing? Boring?
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Postby 48THRiLLS » Sun Jul 05, 2009 11:19 am

After flying through the first 4 Dresden books, I am gonna take a break and read 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies'

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