A recommenndation

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Re: A recommenndation

Postby Catch-up » Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:31 pm

I've really enjoyed the Thursday Next series, wasn't too crazy about the Nursery Crimes books, thought the first Dragonslayer was ok, and LOVED Shades of Grey! I really, really hope there will be another one.
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Re: A recommenndation

Postby pip » Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:39 pm

Theres definitely a prequel on the way for Shades of Grey anyway. :D
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Re: A recommenndation

Postby Catch-up » Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:41 pm

I'm so glad! :D I've never read anything like it and I thought it was fantastic.
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Re: A recommenndation

Postby Bouncy Castle » Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:42 pm

Catch-up wrote:I'm so glad! :D I've never read anything like it and I thought it was fantastic.


Who are you, and what have you done with Suzanne?
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Re: A recommenndation

Postby Catch-up » Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:44 pm

Bouncy Castle wrote:
Catch-up wrote:I'm so glad! :D I've never read anything like it and I thought it was fantastic.


Who are you, and what have you done with Suzanne?


You've lost me. (That at least has got to sound like me. :mrgreen: )
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Re: A recommenndation

Postby pip » Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:55 pm

Catch-up wrote:I'm so glad! :D I've never read anything like it and I thought it was fantastic.

It was a great book. I have gotten some quite strange looks when I recommend Shades of Grey to someone before explaining theres no 50 at the start.
If you liked it I read another post apocalyptic book recently which was absolutely brilliniant.
Its called Wool by Hugh Howey and its caused a huge buzz on the self published side of things before signing up to publishers on both sides of the Pond. Sequel is already out and final part on its way later this year. Reminded me slightly of Shades in one way but a bit more along the premise of The Penultimate Truth by Philip K Dick.
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Re: A recommenndation

Postby Bouncy Castle » Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:59 pm

Oh, now it all comes clear............... NO 50 :lol:
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Re: A recommenndation

Postby pip » Tue Jun 04, 2013 1:01 pm

No 50 , no whips , and a little lovin :lol:
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Re: A recommenndation

Postby Quatermass » Tue Jun 04, 2013 1:02 pm

Bouncy Castle wrote:Oh, now it all comes clear............... NO 50 :lol:


Which street? :|
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Re: A recommenndation

Postby Catch-up » Tue Jun 04, 2013 1:03 pm

Oh! :lol: Now I get it.

Pip, I'll look for Wool, thanks!
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Re: A recommenndation

Postby pip » Tue Jun 04, 2013 1:07 pm

No worries. :D
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Re: A recommenndation

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Jun 04, 2013 2:22 pm

Quatermass wrote:
Bouncy Castle wrote:Oh, now it all comes clear............... NO 50 :lol:


Which street? :|

As in 50 Shade of Grey, I think. :)
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Re: A recommenndation

Postby BaldFriede » Thu Jun 06, 2013 5:14 am

Just wanted to say "Hi" again too. We started reading " The Well of Lost Plots" in bed yesterday. We have the habit of reading books together, lying side by side on our bellies; since we both have about the same reading speed this works very well, but managed to read a few pages only because we decided we had other things to do, which I won't go into details about (collective "Oh, too bad!" from the members of the forum).
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Re: A recommenndation

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Jun 06, 2013 5:47 am

Hey Friede! :D

Reading to each other is fun. Sharlene and I do it, especially while having breakfast.
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Re: A recommenndation

Postby BaldFriede » Thu Jun 06, 2013 6:06 am

That's interesting too, I agree, especially if you have a good reader. Unfortunately most people are not; even many authors aren't. They read in a monotonous voice, often with the obnoxious habit of dropping the voice at the end of each sentence (not in volume, but in tune).

When Jean and I joined a local literature club (which interestingly consisted mostly of women; there was only one man in it), in which the members read passages from books they liked to each other, none of the other members knew how to read; they all read in the way I described. Then Jean and I started to read (Jean had chosen a passage from "Berlin Alexanderplatz" by Alfred Döblin, I had picked "Der Sandmann" by E.T.A. Hoffmann). Our way of reading seemed to have made a lasting impression on the other members, because the next time the club met everybody started to imitate us.

In case someone is not familiar with what we read to the club, here links to wikipedia entries about these literary works:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berlin_Alexanderplatz
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sandma ... t_story%29
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