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Post  Fedaykin on Mon Jul 13, 2009 9:49 am

Glad you like the idea Very Happy

Count Fenring is one cool bastard,the perfect assassin and Macchiavelli could learn some tricks from him.He gets more prominent roles in the prequel series.I like the novels of Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson too,but they are not as excellent as FH's novels.I heard,many hardcore Dune-fans consider their work as official fan-fiction.

I really liked the Baron Harkonnen and Piter DeVries,those are villains with character depth!

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Post  Eiron on Mon Jul 13, 2009 8:14 pm

I didn't care to much for Piter, probably because he didn't have to prominent of a role. I thought the Baron was an excellent villain; evil and disgusting, but clever and ruthless too. From what I gathered in the excerpts from Princess Irulan, the Emperor was made out to be a pretty craft, dangerous fellow as well. The fight between Feyd and Paul was one of my favorite parts of the book.

I'll look into Anderson's books next time I'm at a bookstore, thanks for the advice. Smile

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Post  SurgePox on Mon Jul 13, 2009 8:16 pm

So I guess this is related to books, but I have heard that the new harry potter movie deviates from the book an awful lot.

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Post  Eiron on Mon Jul 13, 2009 10:12 pm

Whew, I was worried they'd break that trend!

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Post  JGH27 on Mon Jul 13, 2009 10:28 pm

SurgePox wrote:So I guess this is related to books, but I have heard that the new harry potter movie deviates from the book an awful lot.

Son of a bi....use a spoiler tag (which I'd still check anyways lol)

I'm not surprised, but the first movie stayed fairly true to the book. The last one though was by far the WORST. All I know is that Deathly Hallows will be 2 movies. etter not screw that up

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Post  Avalanche on Tue Jul 14, 2009 4:56 am

I hated the end of Harry Potter 7 so much.....

And yeah, I probably wont be able to resist the temptation to see it in the cinema anyways, even though I has downloads

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Post  Fedaykin on Tue Jul 14, 2009 10:20 am

Eiron wrote:I didn't care to much for Piter, probably because he didn't have to prominent of a role. I thought the Baron was an excellent villain; evil and disgusting, but clever and ruthless too. From what I gathered in the excerpts from Princess Irulan, the Emperor was made out to be a pretty craft, dangerous fellow as well. The fight between Feyd and Paul was one of my favorite parts of the book.

I'll look into Anderson's books next time I'm at a bookstore, thanks for the advice. Smile

Just like Count Fenring,Piter has a much bigger part in the prequel-series Smile Ah yeah,Shaddam too,but he is not as cool as Hasimir.Thinking of it,noone is ^^(but the Baron is a close second) If you do like the BH/KJA-books,you'll have plenty too read in the next time(they wrote 9 novels,the 10th being released early August).Hope you like them! Smile

I've never read a single Harry Potter book,there is some kind of inner resistance against them,I don't know why.Does Rowling have a unique writing style or is there someone you could compare her with?

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Post  Avalanche on Tue Jul 14, 2009 1:32 pm

I dunno, Rowling just has a really atmospheric writing style. Lots of interesting characters, and it has a fun feeling of parodie reading how wizards think of us normal humans.
Other then that, the eventual plot is pretty banana's in my opinion.


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Post  Eiron on Tue Jul 14, 2009 3:27 pm

The Harry Potter books really are quite good, I think you should definitely pick them up. Rowling creates a very detailed, immersive world that's easy to believe in, and the characters are all extremely well done. The plot has plenty of nice twists and turns, and I think turns out more favorably than Avalanche here feels. Razz

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Post  Smashy B on Tue Jul 14, 2009 3:32 pm

Eiron wrote:The Harry Potter books really are quite good, I think you should definitely pick them up. Rowling creates a very detailed, immersive world that's easy to believe in, and the characters are all extremely well done. The plot has plenty of nice twists and turns, and I think turns out more favorably than Avalanche here feels. Razz
This. It is definitely a series worth reading. Some people are just probably hesitant to read it due to that they maybe see it as it being over hyped. Seriously though, check them out.
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Post  Avalanche on Wed Jul 15, 2009 4:03 am

Sorry, just thought the entire plot went a little weird in book 7. Didn't say I didn't enjoy it (read in within a 24 hour timespan)

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Post  jumpingwhitebean on Thu Jul 16, 2009 2:28 pm

Fight Club- Chuck Palahniuk
House of Leaves- Mark Z.Danielewski
Heart Sick-Chelsea Cain

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Post  Smashy B on Thu Jul 16, 2009 2:40 pm

jumpingwhitebean wrote:Fight Club- Chuck Palahniuk
You, me , and spire should make our own little club.

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Post  JGH27 on Thu Jul 16, 2009 2:42 pm

smashbro wrote:
jumpingwhitebean wrote:Fight Club- Chuck Palahniuk
You, me , and spire should make our own little club.

I was gonna say, it seems like there's 3 main categories here lol

Chuck Palahniuk
Stephen King (Dark Tower series mainly)
and Dune

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Post  Avalanche on Thu Jul 16, 2009 2:54 pm

Stephen King, hands down my favorite writer. Ordered "Misery", 'Everything is Eventual", and the first book of the dark tower series to have something to do in France.

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Post  spirehouse on Thu Jul 16, 2009 4:23 pm

smashbro wrote:
jumpingwhitebean wrote:Fight Club- Chuck Palahniuk
You, me , and spire should make our own little club.

I second that!

Also, the only Stephen King book that I've ever read is The Eyes of the Dragon, but it was awesome. I think it was one of my summer reading assignments in high school. If only I could assign Chuck Palahniuk.

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Post  Fedaykin on Fri Jul 17, 2009 9:39 am

Long live the Dune faction! Very Happy Ya Hya Chouhada!(couldn't resist ^^)

Thanks for the advice on Harry Potter,I guess I'll give them a try,after I finished my newest acquisition: The Book with No Name from Anonymous. It should be a mix between the crazyness of Douglas Adams and the bloodthirst of Quentin Tarantino,an interesting premise ^^

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Post  Avalanche on Fri Jul 17, 2009 12:46 pm

The Book with no Name is Awesome ^^ I loved that book. so many colorfull characters, such a grim humor ^^ and a great conclusion. have fun with it

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Post  Fedaykin on Fri Jul 17, 2009 3:46 pm

Thanks Very Happy I'm really looking forward to it Smile One tip:DON'T read The Warriors of Silence.The French suck at Sci-Fi as much as they suck at war

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Post  Sanosukesama on Fri Jul 17, 2009 7:00 pm

Fedaykin wrote:The French suck at Sci-Fi as much as they suck at war

Lol. Razz

Edit: Read the first chapters of the Dark Tower series, it was pretty intense with the Necromancer character (that is what he is, right...?)

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Post  JGH27 on Fri Jul 17, 2009 7:27 pm

Sanosukesama wrote:
Fedaykin wrote:The French suck at Sci-Fi as much as they suck at war

Lol. Razz

Edit: Read the first chapters of the Dark Tower series, it was pretty intense with the Necromancer character (that is what he is, right...?)

Umm, Necromancer? I'll need to look that word up lol. If I recall (it's leant out at the moment so I can't check) but it starts off with Roland and a dweller with a raven/crow named Zoltan right?

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Post  Serras-Kai on Fri Jul 17, 2009 11:53 pm

JGH27 wrote:
Sanosukesama wrote:
Fedaykin wrote:The French suck at Sci-Fi as much as they suck at war

Lol. Razz

Edit: Read the first chapters of the Dark Tower series, it was pretty intense with the Necromancer character (that is what he is, right...?)

Umm, Necromancer? I'll need to look that word up lol. If I recall (it's leant out at the moment so I can't check) but it starts off with Roland and a dweller with a raven/crow named Zoltan right?
I think he means when the Man in black brings that one guy back to life.
Although, I don't think that was the first chapter.

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Post  JGH27 on Sat Jul 18, 2009 12:07 am

Serras-Kai wrote:
JGH27 wrote:
Sanosukesama wrote:
Fedaykin wrote:The French suck at Sci-Fi as much as they suck at war

Lol. Razz

Edit: Read the first chapters of the Dark Tower series, it was pretty intense with the Necromancer character (that is what he is, right...?)

Umm, Necromancer? I'll need to look that word up lol. If I recall (it's leant out at the moment so I can't check) but it starts off with Roland and a dweller with a raven/crow named Zoltan right?
I think he means when the Man in black brings that one guy back to life.
Although, I don't think that was the first chapter.

Ahh, thanks. Yeah well the whole series seems to be quite the mindfuck. It's pretty awesome. Officially done the fourth book finally. Just gotta find wher I put Woles of the Calla now.

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Post  Sanosukesama on Sat Jul 18, 2009 7:08 am

That, thanks Serras Razz Its been a few years since I read it & my memories are a little fuzzy....

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Post  Fedaykin on Fri Jul 24, 2009 5:06 pm

Finished The Book With No Name today and I'm still alive...and it was AWESOME!Looking forward to Part 2.just have to wait for the translation.I'd read it in english too,but my father wouldn't understand it(we have the same taste,but his english isn't that good)

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