wots on your to read pile

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Re: wots on your to read pile

Postby =Tamar » Wed Jul 04, 2012 7:04 pm

hattie wrote:I still want to find out for myself.


Do finish Moby Dick. It's a great beast of a book with unexpected stuff inside. It changes from the beginning, a few chapters in, and the consensus is that the author was starting to write an ordinary book and suddenly got a great idea and went with it. Sort of like how The Hobbit starts off all "condescending to children" and suddenly stops all that and just tells the story, as if that was what he had to do to get it past the publisher's expectations.
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Re: wots on your to read pile

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:29 am

I just got and will read next, A.P. Herbert's 'Uncommon Law - Being 66 Misleading Cases'. This is a collection of stories originally published in Punch in the 20s and this collection was first published in 1935. There was an excellent TV series based on these stories back in the 60s. I'm looking forward to this one. :D
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Re: wots on your to read pile

Postby author3 » Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:52 pm

Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke
Windlord by Michael Scott
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Re: wots on your to read pile

Postby hattie » Fri Jul 13, 2012 8:46 am

What I always wondered...Cornelia Funke from Germany ...but she lives in the US...does she write her books in German or in English??
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Re: wots on your to read pile

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Fri Jul 13, 2012 1:20 pm

As she lives in the States I would have thought American English, she is the author of The Inkheart Trilogy books for teens and is probably published in several languages.
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Re: wots on your to read pile

Postby hattie » Fri Jul 13, 2012 4:43 pm

Someone just told me she still actually writes in German and her books are then translated to English etc.
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Re: wots on your to read pile

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Jul 13, 2012 4:56 pm

hattie wrote:Someone just told me she still actually writes in German and her books are then translated to English etc.

According to Wiki she writes in German. ;)
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Re: wots on your to read pile

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Jul 13, 2012 4:58 pm

Tonyblack wrote:
hattie wrote:Someone just told me she still actually writes in German and her books are then translated to English etc.

According to Wiki she writes in German. ;)



Wikipedia wrote:Funke is best known for her Inkheart trilogy, with the English translation of the third book, Inkdeath, released on 6 October 2008. Many of her books have now been translated into English.
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Re: wots on your to read pile

Postby ctlil1 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:44 pm

I just downloaded 4 new ones - all Pratchett - to my kindle...not the same as the look, feel and smell of a good book, but convenient!
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Re: wots on your to read pile

Postby chris.ph » Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:47 pm

welcome to the site ctlil1 :D
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Re: wots on your to read pile

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:47 pm

As above. Image Image :mrgreen: that's an in joke, ctlil1
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Re: wots on your to read pile

Postby Sister Jennifer » Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:55 pm

Lots on my 'To Read' pile.

Dodger - the man Himself
Ecstasy - Irvine Welsh
Imperial Bedrooms - Bret Easton Ellis
Mother Night & Breakfast of Champions - Kurt Vonnegut
Witches of Chiswick - Robert Rankin
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Re: wots on your to read pile

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:04 pm

SJen, have you read any of Robert Rankin books before.
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Re: wots on your to read pile

Postby Sister Jennifer » Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:32 pm

No, I'm a Rankin virgin, Dug. I was told Witches of Chiswich is a bit left of center but V. good.
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Re: wots on your to read pile

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:03 am

The Teller of tall tales himself, it's quite good but not my favorite, Chiswick it is an area in West London as most of the places are real he uses in his books and are based on real people, my favorites are the first four loosely named the Brenford Trilogy although there are now eight of them. :lol:
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