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Re: Favorite Book nobody you know has heard of?

PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:41 pm
by Liriodendron_fagotti
Kaharz wrote:
Liriodendron_fagotti wrote:"Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell" is a quite good (and quite long) book. It was very well-reviewed, but I've never spoken to anyone that's read it. It's a sort of fantasized retelling of turn of the 20th C Britain.


I found that book to be almost intolerable. It nearly became one of the few books I haven't finished and never plan to. I liked the little asides and footnotes that added to the lore, but the main story was boring as hell and the characters were uninteresting and unsympathetic in my opinion. I've only known two other people who have finished it. One of them felt the same as me, the other raved about it. So I guess it is a matter of taste.


It took me a little bit, but I really enjoy long books. The SMBC about Catch-22 was amusing, but I didn't find it to drag on overmuch. I read Moby Dick over the summer. Once I got past the cachet that comes with "Oh shit, I'm reading Moby Dick" I actually enjoyed it. I've heard people say couple times that the universe created within a novel is just as or more important than the story itself - I think JS and Mr. N fits that model along with LotR and Dune.

Re: Favorite Book nobody you know has heard of?

PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:14 pm
by Kaharz
I enjoy what I enjoy, whether the book is long or short. I've read books pushing 1000 pages in two days before because they kept my attention. I've spend weeks reading books half that length because they didn't. I didn't think Catch 22 drug at all and it is not that long. I've read it three times now. I guess Zach just found it tedious.

Re: Favorite Book nobody you know has heard of?

PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:44 pm
by Kimra
The point is that at least two people have heard of AND read it. Try again. : )

Re: Favorite Book nobody you know has heard of?

PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:04 pm
by Lethal Interjection
Kimra wrote:The point is that at least two people have heard of AND read it. Try again. : )


Now that's the problem with this thread. The second you post the content no longer is true to the topic. I have several examples, but I can't bring myself to post them for fear that my brain would explode.

Re: Favorite Book nobody you know has heard of?

PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 1:10 am
by Kimra
Brains are overrated.

Re: Favorite Book nobody you know has heard of?

PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:33 am
by Kaharz
Kimra wrote:Brains are overrated.


They are just for cooling the blood. I'm sure modern medicine could come up with some contraption to replace them.

Re: Favorite Book nobody you know has heard of?

PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:53 am
by carbonstealer
Just going to drop in and say Jonathon Strange and Mr Norrell is a fantastic book

Carbon Out

Re: Favorite Book nobody you know has heard of?

PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 2:43 am
by Liriodendron_fagotti
Killing Mister Watson

It's a somewhat fictionalized account of real events around the turn of the 19th-20th century in southern Florida. I have a sense of deja vu posting this, but it's really good so you guys should read it. The depiction of the lives of the early settlers of the coast around the Everglades is fascinating. Definitely getting the feeling that I've already posted this.

Read it!

e: did a search, apparently I haven't shared it before!

Re: Favorite Book nobody you know has heard of?

PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:19 am
by JosephineTerry1
My favorite and unknown among of all my friends is Robert Salvatore. I hope that you guys have heard about him. When I finished reading all WarCraft books, including additional books from fans apart from the original stories I wanted to find something similar to WarCraft. I've looked through a lot of writers and finally have come to Salvatore. I immediately fell in love with those stories where the same elves and orcs which I adore so much were. Assasin's Creed helped me to pass my History exams but Salvatore helped me a lot with my future career. When I was starving in the university and counting few coins in my wallet, a writing talent has woke up. Inspired by Salvatore I was writing different stories and trying to sell them. I sent one of them to the https://www.paperhelp.org/assignment/write-my-assigment.html and they not only paid me but hired me as a full-time writer. Now I am the professional editor and my whole story has started with Salvatore's books.