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Postby chris.ph » Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:24 pm

yep ive read them really enjoyed the jack the bodiless
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Postby chris.ph » Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:25 pm

anybody got a maine coon cat :lol:
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Postby Tonyblack » Fri Jan 23, 2009 5:41 pm

They are popular cats in the US and they are HUGE!
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Postby Catch-up » Sat Jan 24, 2009 1:16 am

I love reading Neil Gaiman, although I've never read any of his graphic novels.

Another favorite is Jim Butcher, he writes a series about a wizard for hire in Chicago. A friend described them as book crack, and I agree! :lol:

Charlaine Harris writes a great series about vampires - completely different than any other kind of vampire novel I've read, and funny! I like her other books so far as well.

Christopher Moore writes some outrageous, fun books! I got hooked with his first, Practical Demonkeeping.

Matt Ruff is another author that really takes a different, quirky approach to a story. I haven't liked all of his books, but I would definitely recommend Fool on the Hill.

Tom Robbins is another favorite, with Jitterbug Perfume topping the list. Some of his books are too trippy to tolerate or follow, but I love the ideas behind them anyway.

There are others I really enjoy too, Tony Hillerman, Michael Chricton, Elmore Leanord, Carl Hiaasen and occasionally Stephen King.
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Postby Tonyblack » Sat Jan 24, 2009 7:27 am

Jim Butcher? Is that the guy who writes the books The Dresden Files TV series is based on? :?
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Postby WannabeAngua » Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:58 am

My youngest cat is half maine coon, don't know what his father is but his mother is a thoroughbred :) He's somewhat smaller than a thoroughbred but otherwise he's got all the typical physical and social traits of the breed.
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Postby Catch-up » Sat Jan 24, 2009 3:55 pm

Tonyblack wrote:Jim Butcher? Is that the guy who writes the books The Dresden Files TV series is based on? :?


Yep, that's the one! Can't say I was too crazy about the series though. Is it still on? I think I watched the first handful of episodes and gave up.
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Postby Tonyblack » Sat Jan 24, 2009 4:11 pm

A friend copied the first two series of Heroes and the first series of Dresden files for me. I only got to see them once on my old computer and then the disc wasn't recognised. I think they may work on the new computer though. :wink:
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Postby chris.ph » Sat Jan 24, 2009 4:37 pm

tony i think youd better edit that last post as you just admitted to something :lol:
ive got the chris moore books catch up very funny :lol:
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Postby Catch-up » Sat Jan 24, 2009 4:56 pm

Aren't they?! :lol: I loved Dirty Job.
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Postby Tonyblack » Sat Jan 24, 2009 5:01 pm

chris.ph wrote:tony i think youd better edit that last post as you just admitted to something :lol:
ive got the chris moore books catch up very funny :lol:
Notice that I didn't copy the episodes. I'm a good boy I am. :wink:
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Postby chris.ph » Sat Jan 24, 2009 5:36 pm

to watch a burnt dvd buy the cheapest dvd playr you can find 25 quid from asda works ive been told alledgedly 8)
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Postby chris.ph » Sat Jan 24, 2009 5:39 pm

im personally to tight to pay for copies id rather wait 18months after dvd release and buy them for 3quid in tesco :lol:
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Postby Tiffany » Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:40 pm

I find a lot at car boot sales for under £3 :lol:
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Postby chris.ph » Sun Jan 25, 2009 4:23 pm

i dont trust dvds bought at car boot sales my friend bought a childs dvd at a carboot in swansea and it derinately wasnt telly tubbies, we all borrowed it tho :lol:
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