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post #761 of 1626 (permalink) Old 03-28-2012, 04:27 PM
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Re: The Book thread.

I haven're read Battle Royale, but i think the only thing they share teenagers fighting and a shitty government. It's also got the reality show aspect of Running Man I geuss.


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Re: The Book thread.

What's the problem with 2 works of fiction sharing a similar premise anyway?

There are a number of differences based on the movie of Battle Royale, anyway. not read the book yet admittedly.
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Re: The Book thread.

Battle Royale isn't exactly an original concept either.
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Re: The Book thread.

I haven't read Battle Royale either, I was just wondering.
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Re: The Book thread.

Anybody interested in a short story book club?
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Re: The Book thread.

Because I enjoyed the film Gone Baby Gone I bought Dennis Lehane's A Drink Before The War... should be good.

My favourite novel: The Great Gatsby.

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Re: The Book thread.

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Because I enjoyed the film Gone Baby Gone I bought Dennis Lehane's A Drink Before The War... should be good.

My favourite novel: The Great Gatsby.
Denis Lehane is a terrific author. Definitely worth picking that whole kenzie-Gennaro series up or on the download. His other novels are decent too, Although I found Shutter Island to be a bit pointless.
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Re: The Book thread.

Shutter Island is the only book of his i've read. Was planning to read the Gone Baby Gone series of novels but kinda forgot about them.

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Shutter Island is the only book of his i've read. Was planning to read the Gone Baby Gone series of novels but kinda forgot about them.
What did you think of shutter island?
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Re: The Book thread.

It was good, not great. Did enjoy his writing style though.

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