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post #101 of 1695 (permalink) Old 07-20-2010, 02:40 PM
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The Lord Of The Rings is not difficult, I don't think. Sure it's long, but the story is so strong that it just carries you through. You want a really difficult read by Tolkien, try The Silmarillion or the Unfinished Tales. I love all of them, cause I happen to be a bit of a Tolkien nut, but my God, those books were a bit of a challenge. The Hobbit is easy to read, but then it's a children's book, so of course it's meant to be easy to read.
The Silmarillion was a pretty tough read. I had to constantly check the appendix because I kept getting lost on who was who.

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The Lord Of The Rings is not difficult, I don't think. Sure it's long, but the story is so strong that it just carries you through.
Agreed. No matter how many "boring" bits there are, you know there is always something coming up that is compelling.

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I gave up on Illuminatus Trilogy. Way to hard to read

I did buy Children of Dune today. Looking forward to it.
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Two of my favourites <3


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We're on a wrestling forum, and I did like Mick Foley's Tietam Brown, but ... Pride and Prejudice is the shit.

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Re: The "Book" thread.

One I'm reading now:



Brilliantly written, Eggers seems to have some natural ability to make his words - and subsequently, the narrative - flow. Its refreshing, and I don't think I've read a narrative quite like that of the main character. Its very understated (the way the character 'talks', describes things, etc) but it's so simple it's brilliant.



And just finished The Behaviour of Moths by Poppy Adams. I was sceptical and didn't expect to like it but it was actually very good, I definitely reccommend that.
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Two of my favourites <3




You have excellent taste in books. Feed was the start of a series that I think can be pretty incredible and I can't say anything bad about Prey.
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Re: The "Book" thread.

Does anybody here use libraries, or do you just buy??

I've got a few books way over that I found recently. I cant afford to pay the fine, but I want to start borrowing more books. I did plan to post the books back in the night when I can't be caught, huzzah! but I want more books. This is disasterous.

On another note, still fucking reading Lord of The Flies.

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My library is terrible. Second hand bookshops or charity shops are the way forward, most people give them books when they've read them once and they're in almost new condition.
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Does anybody here use libraries, or do you just buy??

I've got a few books way over that I found recently. I cant afford to pay the fine, but I want to start borrowing more books. I did plan to post the books back in the night when I can't be caught, huzzah! but I want more books. This is disasterous.

On another note, still fucking reading Lord of The Flies.
I haven't been to a library in years. I usually buy books half price, they're dirt cheap that way.

I don't think I've mentioned this, but I don't like Lord of the Flies. I think it's a total fucking farce.


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