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which book do you read?

Post by Jonas » 14 Jul 2003, 11:23

Kinda curious what kind of books peolpe read....=)...

My myself reads right now book nr 9 "Winter´s heart" in the "wheel of time" epos....someone else reading this?...

Do you guys only read books in your own language or like my in english?...

Or maybe you can´t read at all?...can´t understand how you can answer this question if that´s the case but anyway...hehe... :P
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Post by Bokhylle » 14 Jul 2003, 11:41

The last book I read was Lord of the rings. That was 2 years ago I think. Nice book. :D

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Post by 2fast » 14 Jul 2003, 11:44

Bokhylle wrote:The last book I read was Lord of the rings. That was 2 years ago I think. Nice book. :D
ye me too,but I did it 6 months ago

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Post by MagnusB » 14 Jul 2003, 11:55

The last one I read was "The Lost World" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, before that it was Harry Potter 5 :?
I'm not reading anything right now.

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Post by Bokhylle » 14 Jul 2003, 11:57

2fast wrote:
Bokhylle wrote:The last book I read was Lord of the rings. That was 2 years ago I think. Nice book. :D
ye me too,but I did it 6 months ago
I started to read the book. And I thought it was nice. And then I heard they were making movies from it. That made me very happy :D

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Post by Red » 14 Jul 2003, 12:30

Right now I'm reading It by Stephen King, and before that I read HP5, and before that many other books.

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Post by SveinR » 14 Jul 2003, 13:54

Right now I'm reading nothing. Last two books I read were Unfinished Tales by J.R.R. and Christopher Tolkien, and Tales From The Perilous Realm by J.R.R. Tolkien. I think I'm gonna start reading The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide by Douglas Adams soon.
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Post by DYW265 » 14 Jul 2003, 15:40

reading is boring. but hm, last book was onkel toms stuga. i have no idea what the english version is named..

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Post by Jonas » 14 Jul 2003, 17:10

SveinR wrote:I think I'm gonna start reading The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide by Douglas Adams soon.
Do this man....I just love this book....funniest book ever written =)
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Post by Ky.Jelly » 14 Jul 2003, 19:08

Kane and Abel - this book rocks
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Post by SveinR » 14 Jul 2003, 22:27

DYW265 wrote:reading is boring.
Darn how can you say this? Reading can be far more exciting than watching a movie.
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Post by Mick » 15 Jul 2003, 05:55

im reading "star wars the new jedi order - traitor" atm.

btw isn't it called "The hitch hiker's guide to the galaxy"
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Post by Ky.Jelly » 15 Jul 2003, 07:00

i didnt kno that good elma players read, thought they were to busy playing elma
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Post by 2fast » 15 Jul 2003, 08:12

Ky.Jelly wrote:i didnt kno that good elma players read, thought they were to busy playing elma
No,I don`t read that much anymore,now I play elma

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Post by Ky.Jelly » 15 Jul 2003, 08:36

any thing except harry potter
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Post by insane guy » 15 Jul 2003, 08:55

SveinR wrote:
DYW265 wrote:reading is boring.
Darn how can you say this? Reading can be far more exciting than watching a movie.
MUCH more....

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Post by Jonas » 15 Jul 2003, 08:58

OF course reading is much exciting.....what does the movie leave for the watcher?....absolutely nothing....a book you can be a great part inyourself...building the landscapes and the scenes in your head.....creating the most perfect fantasy....it´s wonderfull to flote away in a fantasy-epos and forget the real world for some hours :)
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Post by Ky.Jelly » 15 Jul 2003, 10:23

lord of the rings was 100X beta in book form than it is in movie form,

it has way more detail and u get to do some imagination work urself, i hate someone else doing it all the time
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Post by MagnusB » 15 Jul 2003, 10:25

Mick wrote:btw isn't it called "The hitch hiker's guide to the galaxy"
Yes. 'The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide' is a collection of: 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy', 'The Restaurant at the End of the Universe', 'Life, the Universe and Everything', 'So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish', 'Mostly Harmless' and the short story 'Young Zaphod Plays It Safe'. This collection is in fact such an extremely high amount of funny gathered in such a small place that it has been known to threaten the universe to collapse upon its own hilarity. Read it.

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Post by Jonas » 15 Jul 2003, 11:01

Has anyone read "The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, the Unbeliever"?....It´s a triology just like "The Lord of the rings" but it´s ten times better :)....
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Post by insane guy » 15 Jul 2003, 11:43

Ky.Jelly wrote:lord of the rings was 100X beta in book form than it is in movie form,

it has way more detail and u get to do some imagination work urself, i hate someone else doing it all the time
ever seen a movie that was better than its book? its kinda crappy to read a book you seen the movie before, but still its better...

in holidays i read Stealing Lilian from Tony Kenrick... very old but so funny and interesting to read....

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Post by Ramza » 15 Jul 2003, 12:11

Jonas wrote:My myself reads right now book nr 9 "Winter´s heart" in the "wheel of time" epos....someone else reading this?...
Wheel of Time books are my favorite, too bad last volume I've red was 8 - Path of Daggers, because polish publisher hasn't issue Winter's Heart yet, not to mention Crossroads of Twilight 8O
I red Lord of the Rings few years ago, great book, I also like Forgotten Realms books, espiecially these with Drizzt.
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Post by Ky.Jelly » 15 Jul 2003, 12:34

most cartoon books are beta as movies
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Post by Jonas » 15 Jul 2003, 13:56

Ramza wrote:Wheel of Time books are my favorite, too bad last volume I've red was 8 - Path of Daggers, because polish publisher hasn't issue Winter's Heart yet, not to mention Crossroads of Twilight 8O
I red Lord of the Rings few years ago, great book, I also like Forgotten Realms books, espiecially these with Drizzt.
Those books haven´t been publiced in Sedish either, or atleast book nr 10 hasn´t that´s why I read them in english, you should try that :)
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Post by Ramza » 15 Jul 2003, 15:17

Jonas wrote:
Ramza wrote:Wheel of Time books are my favorite, too bad last volume I've red was 8 - Path of Daggers, because polish publisher hasn't issue Winter's Heart yet, not to mention Crossroads of Twilight 8O
I red Lord of the Rings few years ago, great book, I also like Forgotten Realms books, espiecially these with Drizzt.
Those books haven´t been publiced in Sedish either, or atleast book nr 10 hasn´t that´s why I read them in english, you should try that :)
I've thought about it but I don't know if I'm good enought in english to read that big book :roll: Maybe I'll consider it again
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Jonas wrote:It´s a triologi just like "Lord of the ring"
The Lord Of The Rings is not a trilogy! Just had to say this...
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Post by Jonas » 15 Jul 2003, 17:11

THen what do you call it in Norway?....you stupid ass...
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Post by Bokhylle » 15 Jul 2003, 23:18

SveinR wrote:
Jonas wrote:It´s a triologi just like "Lord of the ring"
The Lord Of The Rings is not a trilogy! Just had to say this...
The lord of the rings is a trilogy. Originally there are three books. but you can buy them all in one big book. If you look closely in that big book, you will find three big headlines:
Book 1: The Fellowship of the Ring
Book 2: The Two Towers
Book 3: The Return of The King

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Post by SveinR » 15 Jul 2003, 23:47

Bokhylle wrote: The lord of the rings is a trilogy. Originally there are three books. but you can buy them all in one big book. If you look closely in that big book, you will find three big headlines:
Book 1: The Fellowship of the Ring
Book 2: The Two Towers
Book 3: The Return of The King
Sorry, wrong.

There are six books, often published in three volumes, with two books in each. The work that the Lord Of The Rings is, however, was written as one piece of work. Tolkien intended it to be published in a whole, but the publisher found the book too big for that (plus there were some paper strikes in England at the time), so Tolkien agreed for it to be published in three volumes.
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Post by MagnusB » 15 Jul 2003, 23:48

Bokhylle wrote:The lord of the rings is a trilogy. Originally there are three books. but you can buy them all in one big book. If you look closely in that big book, you will find three big headlines:
Book 1: The Fellowship of the Ring
Book 2: The Two Towers
Book 3: The Return of The King
You're missing the point. When Tolkien wrote the book (note: book, not books), he did not intend for them to be a trilogy. And of course, what the author says is the only thing that matters.

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Post by Bokhylle » 15 Jul 2003, 23:55

MagnusB wrote:
Bokhylle wrote:The lord of the rings is a trilogy. Originally there are three books. but you can buy them all in one big book. If you look closely in that big book, you will find three big headlines:
Book 1: The Fellowship of the Ring
Book 2: The Two Towers
Book 3: The Return of The King
You're missing the point. When Tolkien wrote the book (note: book, not books), he did not intend for them to be a trilogy. And of course, what the author says is the only thing that matters.
I know that... but 3 books still makes it a trilogy in my opinion, even if it weas meant to be one.

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Post by Ky.Jelly » 16 Jul 2003, 07:06

the lord of the rings movie was orginally written as 6 movies before they made it into 3, i kno this doesnt really have relevence but it doesnt matter wot the hell it was written as it wot it is produced at that count,

eg if JK Rowling had written all harry potter books at once would it be one book, or would it remain as a series of 7
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Post by Jonas » 16 Jul 2003, 09:00

You can´t say it´s not a trilogy because the auther tought of making one book first....It just came out to be an triology so that´s what you should call it....So if you like in the books it stands that it is an triology too so....
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Post by MagnusB » 16 Jul 2003, 14:09

Jonas wrote:It just came out to be an triology
Read what SveinR said. It didn't "come out" to be a trilogy, it was made and intended as a single book, but it was published as a trilogy. What we call it is just a technicality anyway, and it's definitely not what the thread is supposed to be about.
Hehe, see the connection? The thread was written as a book thread, but produced as a thread about whether LoTR is a trilogy. Should we call it a book thread or a lotr thread? :)

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Post by Jonas » 16 Jul 2003, 22:06

Go kill yourself magnus!! :lol:
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Post by Doddddy » 16 Jul 2003, 22:23

DUNE!! :D
No further explanations needed... :) :P
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Post by SveinR » 17 Jul 2003, 14:14

Mmkay, I started on The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide, The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy yesterday. Finished it today, it was very good and very funny :) So today I'll start on The Restaurant At The End Of The Universe.

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Post by jw » 22 Jul 2003, 03:03

I'm also reading "the ultimate hitchhiker's guide", i'm now reading "so long, and thanks for all the fish"
after i will have finished all the books in "ultimate hitchhiker's guide" I will read the new harry potter

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Post by Red » 27 Jul 2003, 00:24

I also started to read The Ultimate Hitch Hiker's Guide, for the second time. I began with it yesterday. Seems like it's a popular book here =)

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Post by SveinR » 30 Jul 2003, 15:20

jw wrote: after i will have finished all the books in "ultimate hitchhiker's guide" I will read the new harry potter
OMFG that's excactly what I'm gonna do! or, Harry Potter 1-4, so not excactly the same but anyway...

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series were awesome. Great reading, great fun. Douglas Adams was an ingenious writer, too bad he died two years ago :cry:
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Post by SveinR » 24 Aug 2003, 17:43

Ok now I've read all the Harry Potter books :)

I don't think I'm gonna read anything for a while, not until we start reading some book at school. I heard we were gonna read "The Catcher In The Rye" in English this year, I'm looking forward to it.
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Post by Serj » 2 Sep 2003, 14:01

Gonna start reading 'Tolkien - The Silmarillion' soon.
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Post by insane guy » 2 Sep 2003, 15:52

anyone knows "Fan Man" from William Kotzwinkle?
its the same author who wrote ET-the extraterrestrien (or whatever)
but that book is great...

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Post by Ky.Jelly » 2 Sep 2003, 22:58

Catcher in the Rye has got to be one of the best books for any teenage boy to read, i never got to do it in school but most classes do, ther is some really out of it stuff in it which makes it really good to read, and its damn funny,

Enjoy it lots :roll:
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Post by insane guy » 3 Sep 2003, 11:32

i read catcher in the rye in my english lessons.... its a bit funny but i also got very aggressive cause the main charackter is so stupid...

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Post by J-sim » 3 Sep 2003, 12:40

I read Catcher In the Rye in school too. I don't think Holden is stupid. I think he's very cool but of course he does some stupid things. Pheobe is sweet :oops:


We saw a documentary about the author and the book. (He lives in exile now 8O ) Lots of kids comitted suicide after reading it when it came out. So be carefull that you don't relate to much to Holdens problems. :?

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Post by magicman » 3 Sep 2003, 17:34

i never rread books, now i'm reading Lord of the Rings, first book :} 110~pages read, it's ok but it's not fun to read, gah, but i will atleast try to read those books, then back to donnal duck!
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Post by 8-ball » 3 Sep 2003, 18:49

I red books: Artemis Fowl, kinda good book, and Lord of The Rings both books...
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Post by MagnusB » 3 Sep 2003, 19:28

J-sim wrote:I read Catcher In the Rye in school too. I don't think Holden is stupid. I think he's very cool but of course he does some stupid things. Pheobe is sweet :oops:
I love how apathic he is some times. Here's the opening passage:

"If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth."

He's such a realistic, and hence, annoying, character.

Right now I'm reading "Syden" by Are Kalvø. Funny stuff. :)

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Post by Ky.Jelly » 3 Sep 2003, 20:02

my brother reads artemis fawl, i didnt really like it mainly because the cover of the book pissses me off heaps, probably a good read though, Tom Clancy writes some really good stuff, but not the stuff he writes with some other guy, the ones that are just him are really good
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