What Are You Reading? 3

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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby pip » Tue Jun 25, 2013 12:04 pm

Catch-up wrote:I'm about 10 chapters into The Long War and I'm really struggling with it.

I feared this might happen. Clash of styles between the authors might not suit both sets of fans.
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:00 pm

pip wrote:
Catch-up wrote:I'm about 10 chapters into The Long War and I'm really struggling with it.

I feared this might happen. Clash of styles between the authors might not suit both sets of fans.

Catch-up is it not as good as the Long Earth which for me got a bit repetitive in the middle.

@pip if you have read it what's your verdict on it.
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Catch-up » Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:32 am

Thinking back to The Long Earth, I remember it being more exciting. Mostly because it was all new and you're figuring out how it's all going to work. Maybe I'm not being patient enough with this one. There's a lot of information to catch the reader up and illustrate all the new political situations that have evolved. And, I hate to say it, but I'm just not liking the characters very much.
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby pip » Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:16 am

Who's Wee Dug wrote:
pip wrote:
Catch-up wrote:I'm about 10 chapters into The Long War and I'm really struggling with it.

I feared this might happen. Clash of styles between the authors might not suit both sets of fans.

Catch-up is it not as good as the Long Earth which for me got a bit repetitive in the middle.

@pip if you have read it what's your verdict on it.

Not read the long war yet. Was 50 50 on the Long Earth . Some really good moments but dragged for long periods .
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:40 am

Maybe I will just Kindle this one. :lol:
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby pip » Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:12 pm

Damn
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Bouncy Castle » Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:37 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:05 pm

Bouncy! you should have had a Cheshire Cat emoticon for that reply. :lol:
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby pip » Fri Jun 28, 2013 10:27 am

Finished The Quarry this morning.
Really loved it. Fantastically well written and some very funny moments.
Love some of the descriptions of films in the book and the drug related scenes which Banks always did well are very funny while being suitably weird.
The book is a strange but brilliant look at dealing with death and loss while also a coming of age book of sorts.

Sad to think its the last original work from Banks I will read but seriously worth a look.

Next the Long War
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby The Mad Collector » Fri Jun 28, 2013 6:23 pm

pip wrote:Next the Long War


Save yourself a lot of tedium and don't bother :roll:
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Fri Jun 28, 2013 6:47 pm

That good was it Mad. :lol: in light of that I may wait a while and pick it up for cheap. :mrgreen:
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Quatermass » Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:49 am

I finished reading one very good Doctor Who book (Tomb of Valdemar), and have also continued with the manga series The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. I also recently purchased from the Lifeline Bookfest Doctor Who: The Ghosts of N-Space and Night Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko.
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Sister Jennifer » Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:21 am

Interesting comments about The Long War. I haven't finished Long Earth yet.

Currently reading Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut.
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby pip » Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:39 am

I'm trying to like it . It makes it hard to do at times.
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby The Mad Collector » Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:47 am

Just when you think it will get better it all falls apart and as for the last few chapters well.... :roll: :roll: :roll:
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