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Postby author3 » Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:17 pm

On Monday i got some of my grandfathers old books which people said ''he wanted me to have''
I got the following

1.Congo by Michael Crichton
2.Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
3.The Sorcerers Appendix by Andrew Harman
4.Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
5.Anne of the Island by L.M. Montgomery
6.Annes House of Dreams by L.M. Montgomery
7. Anne of Windy Willows by L.M. Montgomery
8.Dracula by Bram Stoker
9.Hard Times by Charles Dickens
10.Henry V by William Shakespeare
11.King Lear by William Shakespeare

I got some more but I can't remember their names.
Can anyone recommend which one I should read first
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Postby chris.ph » Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:27 pm

dracula, brilliant book
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Postby author3 » Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:41 pm

Thanks Chris I'll read that 1st then I plan to read Congo by michael Crichton it sounds really good :D
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:00 pm

I have all Andrew Harman books in that series he wrote 11 in all some quite funny others so so that was the first, it was all humorous fantasy.
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Postby pip » Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:14 am

You're Irish so read the only Irish book on the list, Dracula. Its an absolute master piece :D
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Postby Quatermass » Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:32 am

Dracula and Jurassic Park are both good, but don't read Jurassic Park thinking that it's going to be like the film. Hammond's a real prick in the book.
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Postby author3 » Thu Nov 10, 2011 6:47 pm

okay I'll read Dracula first then Jurassic Park second and The Sorcerers Appendix third :D
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Re: New books

Postby Sister Jennifer » Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:44 am

I've read the Crichton books, Shakespeare & Dracula. Read Shakespeare, if only to say you have.
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Re: New books

Postby Dally Tig » Mon Nov 28, 2011 3:01 pm

King Lear is good for getting to know some truly awesome evil characters. A crazed old naked man is also worth reading for- some excellent monologues there, too.
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Re: New books

Postby author3 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 7:20 pm

The funny thing is I haven't gotten around to reading any of these books yet but they are on my to read pile :violin:
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Re: New books

Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Dec 01, 2011 2:22 pm

Talking of new books........... I just got myself a five book boxset of Skulduggery Pleasant books, from amazon.

They're aimed at young people (9+ I think) about a skeleton detective, set in the Republic of Ireland.

I'm quite looking forward to them. They have great reviews. From the youngsters at least!!
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Re: New books

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Dec 01, 2011 2:54 pm

Bouncy Castle wrote:Talking of new books........... I just got myself a five book boxset of Skulduggery Pleasant books, from amazon.

They're aimed at young people (9+ I think) about a skeleton detective, set in the Republic of Ireland.

I'm quite looking forward to them. They have great reviews. From the youngsters at least!!

Sherlock Bones? :lol:
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Re: New books

Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Dec 01, 2011 4:24 pm

Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. :?
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Re: New books

Postby ShadowNinjaCat » Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:33 pm

Bouncy Castle wrote:Talking of new books........... I just got myself a five book boxset of Skulduggery Pleasant books, from amazon.

They're aimed at young people (9+ I think) about a skeleton detective, set in the Republic of Ireland.

I'm quite looking forward to them. They have great reviews. From the youngsters at least!!
Let us know what you think afterwards :) 'cause I've seen them at the book store and wasn't sure If I should give them a try.
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Re: New books

Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri Dec 02, 2011 12:20 pm

Shadow.

You can have a read of the first few chapters here, and also see the reviews from the kids.

Click on the picture of the book cover (lefthandside)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Skulduggery-Ple ... 5&sr=1-1#_
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