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Old 02-12-2009, 11:44 AM   #46
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For what it's worth, I don't think you should read HGTTG. I firmly believe it's one of those books you have to read when you're a teenager, or the window of appreciation is gone forever.
I wonder if this is true of Enders Game, I read it in the last two years and didn't rate it very highly. The stuff with the brother and sister is interesting especially looking back at when it is was written, the Ender storyline was just OK.
I also put down Anansie Boys after about 20 pages.

I read The Satanic Verses to see what all the fuss was about, good book.

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Old 02-12-2009, 11:57 AM   #47
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You may be right Beest. I bought the series it for my son to read about a year ago, and reread it myself. I kept wondering if it was a watered-down version or something as it didn't seem nearly as good as I remembered.
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Old 02-12-2009, 07:02 PM   #48
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I'm not sure why everyone is dissing the Twilight books. I read them when the darlets were reading them. (before all the hoopla) They're light reading, but reasonably entertaining.

What? Everyone else is reading War and Peace?
No, but I'm thinking of rereading Crime and Punishment. It's a great book.



Any reading is good. I was the girl who never got into Wrinkles in Time, though highly recommended by friends.

Then again, I was highly entertained when reading The DaVinci Code.

I think for a lot of us it isn't so much the genre as it is the writing...so I might even take up some recommendations I've seen in this thread.
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Old 02-12-2009, 07:32 PM   #49
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any book that other people recommend to me
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Old 02-14-2009, 02:13 PM   #50
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I WAS ignoring Twilight, but after seeing the film, I decided they were too hilariously bad to leave alone any longer. I'm sure we used to hang people by the thumbs for writing this bad.
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Old 02-14-2009, 02:17 PM   #51
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Roy Dotrice is fantastic as a narrator.
Now you're making me want to rewatch Space:1999!
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