What Are You Reading? 3

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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby pip » Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:42 am

I've started reading Harlequin by Bernard Cornwell (I assume Tony will approve ;) )
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:47 am

Oh yes! :D
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby pip » Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:50 am

I also have Vagabond and Hereric sitting on the shelf :D
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Apr 07, 2014 12:05 pm

Harlequin was renamed The Archer's Tale in the US in case people thought it was one of their Harlequin romances (think Mills and Boon). :doh:
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby pip » Mon Apr 07, 2014 1:12 pm

Ouch. Why . Archers tale is a crap name
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Apr 07, 2014 2:25 pm

Yeah, Bernard Cornwell wasn't too happy with it either. ;)
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby pip » Mon Apr 07, 2014 2:37 pm

Had a discussion on another forum about the altering of names for different markets and no one especially the authors seem to like it.
The topic was sparked by an American asking why no one was discussing Midnight Riot in a Ben Aaronovitch discussion.
Renamed from Rivers of London its an awful title.
Ben ditched the publisher at the first possible opportunity
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:58 pm

Just downloaded the new Martin Scott Thraxus and the Ice Dragon, after a few years and some contracturial problems he has written the 9th one but only in ebook format, I would have liked the rest in paper but I will settle for that, they are a fun read.
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby SerSiward » Tue Apr 08, 2014 2:13 pm

pip wrote:Had a discussion on another forum about the altering of names for different markets and no one especially the authors seem to like it.
The topic was sparked by an American asking why no one was discussing Midnight Riot in a Ben Aaronovitch discussion.
Renamed from Rivers of London its an awful title.
Ben ditched the publisher at the first possible opportunity


The Stars' Tennis Balls by Stephen Fry, was renamed Revenge in the US :shock:
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby pip » Tue Apr 08, 2014 2:14 pm

Good God why :roll:
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby SerSiward » Tue Apr 08, 2014 2:21 pm

No idea, love the orginal title
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby pip » Tue Apr 08, 2014 2:38 pm

The original title is brilliant and imaginative . the US one is just bland
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Ghost » Tue Apr 08, 2014 3:10 pm

I'm reminded of Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone :?
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby pip » Tue Apr 08, 2014 3:13 pm

Because Philosopher would scare American children away by being too nerdy :roll:
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Apr 08, 2014 3:19 pm

Bernard Cornwell wanted to name his book about the Battle of Poitiers "Slaughteryard" but the publishers didn't approve it. And also his book about that famous battle of Henry V is called "Azincourt" (the correct French name) in the UK and "Agincourt" in the US.
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