"Really? You've never read X?"

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Re: "Really? You've never read X?"

Postby BatrickPatrick » Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:33 pm

I have to say it's the film of Eragon that put me off the books.

Hunger Games seems too hyped...I always find books like that aren't worth the fuss *coughTwilightcough*
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Re: "Really? You've never read X?"

Postby HazelRah17 » Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:35 pm

As far as Eragon goes the books are much better than that god-awful film.
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Re: "Really? You've never read X?"

Postby Dotsie » Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:44 pm

Paranye wrote:- Jane Eyre. Been meaning to read it for forever but never seem to get to it.
- The Princess Bride. This is such a cult hit that I feel like I'm missing out on something! Any fans among us?

I've read the Princess Bride, I know I enjoyed it but it's different to the film, and now I can only remember that version :?

Jane Eyre I loved, but it's a bit of a misery fest, with an unlikely ending.

If the Bible were shorter and less boring I'd read that. But as it is I can't see the point.

Dickens - not interested in any of his stuff except a Christmas Carol, which is lovely :D (it's also very short, unlike his other stuff).
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Re: "Really? You've never read X?"

Postby CJDobs » Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:18 pm

I'm very sad to say I never read 'The Hobbit' - and yet I adore Tolkien.......I read LOTR first and then tried 'The Hobbit' but all those dwarves and their red and blue hats didn't really work for me so I callously abandoned it.

As for Dickens - I love him, mad as a box of frogs! Have a read of Dan Simmons 'Drood' if you haven't already, then go and read some Charlie D, I find the dark fantasy biography version of him helps :)
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Re: "Really? You've never read X?"

Postby raptornx01 » Wed Mar 21, 2012 6:41 pm

BatrickPatrick wrote:I have to say it's the film of Eragon that put me off the books.

i'll admit, the movie was a bit disappointing. and this is me saying this. the book is better. and the second book is alot better then the first.
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Re: "Really? You've never read X?"

Postby author3 » Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:54 pm

I still have the book (Eragon) on my to be read shelf and I've had it for about five months now :oops: Oh well I'll get around to it eventually :)
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Re: "Really? You've never read X?"

Postby Nomad » Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:58 pm

HazelRah17 wrote:As far as Eragon goes the books are much better than that god-awful film.

I agree. :D
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Re: "Really? You've never read X?"

Postby MongoGutman » Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:21 pm

author3 wrote:
raptornx01 wrote: never read any of the Narnia books either.

Poor you :cry: I can't imagine not growing up without never visiting Narnia.

I didn't read the Narnia books either. i started The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe when I was a kid but it went into a snowbound winterworld and since I didn't like snow it kinda put me off
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Re: "Really? You've never read X?"

Postby Sister Jennifer » Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:29 am

I haven't read 50 Shades of Grey and I don't think I'm likely to.

I started Jane Eyre. I'll finish it one day. I'd read a few Bronte's in a row and it got me down so I left it.

I put down The Long Earth and started reading something else :cry: , I'll get back to it... soon.
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Re: "Really? You've never read X?"

Postby Bickaxe » Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:31 am

Ready for this?.......

Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents.

Its on the bookshelf but never got round to it. I could start now..I won't though.

Lord of the Rings (found the films boring enough)
Dickens (not my thing, same goes for Jane Eyre etc....)
Dragon thingies of Pern series (most are on the bookshelf)

Have the Kindle app with Swiss Family Robinson and Robinson Crusoe but I'm struggling with the language so unlikely to ever finish them.
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