Jenni
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December 25th, 2014, 8:32 pm #441

Has anyone read If I Stay?
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bilki
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December 29th, 2014, 5:34 am #442

Krystal wrote:Bilki, Huxley's Brave New World? God I read that sooooo long ago, alog with all his stuff, and Clarke, and Asimov, HG Wells, Poe, all of them.
I didn't see this post until now. Sorry, Krystal! I'm a little surprised at myself that I hadn't read Huxley's Brave New World before. I can't remember ever having to read it in school.


I got a bit bored with Good Omens and switched over to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, which I like quite a bit more. Douglas Adams is making me laugh, where with Gaiman/Pratchett I knew it was supposed to be funny but I wasn't laughing.
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December 29th, 2014, 7:36 am #443

Hitchhiker's Guide is great... Think I go distracted in the third or fourth book and never got back to it/them, or the fifth...

Do remember finding a lot of Good Omens funny, too, though..
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bilki
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December 29th, 2014, 3:57 pm #444

The thing about Good Omens is that looking around the internet I can see that people love it, so I had these little pangs of guilt when I decided to set it aside. I did enjoy Crowley and the Angel but got bored with the parts dealing with the Antichrist and his friends.

The depressed robot, Marvin, is making me for real laugh out loud in Hitchhiker's, so maybe Omens just isn't my cup of tea.
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December 29th, 2014, 4:51 pm #445

It's just... More than a little bit the same cup of tea, I think.... Neil loved Adams and they were friends (and one of his first books was the bio/journalism piece "Don't Panic"), and I know a lot of people love Prachett's humor in the Discworld books (I haven't read them, but they're on the 'someday' list...).

Adams is rightly revered by every British writer trying to put jokey stuff in their fiction...
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December 30th, 2014, 1:40 am #446

Shhh...

I love Good Omens way more than Hitchhiker.... :P
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January 6th, 2015, 3:55 pm #447

Are you familiar with On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness, KMI? Goodreads recommended it to me, as someone who is a fan of The Chronicles of Narnia. Looks like it has a good rating on the other sites I looked it up on, too.
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KMInfinity
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January 6th, 2015, 9:41 pm #448

I have a copy, haven't read it yet. I've heard good things from kids. I do know it won a christian lit award.
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January 26th, 2015, 4:20 am #449

The Brothers Karamazov. I started Crime and Punishment years ago but quit before I got too far. Not because I didn't like it, just wasn't in the right mood for it's style of writing. A friend of mine told me to try Karamazov. He claimed it has a more engaging storyline, so I'm giving it a try. Enjoying it so far.
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January 27th, 2015, 12:07 am #450

Good luck with the Russians. :P
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