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The Starless sea by Erin Morgenstern
« on: November 11, 2019, 01:40:17 PM »
I know this book has had a lot of bad reviews but for me I’m enjoying it immensely.

It actually feels like the book it self is magical with the style it is written in. I think some reviewers just can’t handle the style.

Feels like a fairy tale.
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Re: The Starless sea by Erin Morgenstern
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2019, 02:07:38 PM »
Oooooh another one for my list - it's been there ever since I found out she was writing another book, and the review I've read just made me want to read it more.
Your words just confirmed it for me :D
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« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2019, 02:12:30 PM »
Oooooh another one for my list - it's been there ever since I found out she was writing another book, and the review I've read just made me want to read it more.
Your words just confirmed it for me :D

Since Eclipse is enjoying it, I'm pretty sure that you will not like the book at all ;D
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'Yes' said Caladan Brood. 'You never learn'

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Re: The Starless sea by Erin Morgenstern
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2019, 03:17:48 PM »
Oooooh another one for my list - it's been there ever since I found out she was writing another book, and the review I've read just made me want to read it more.
Your words just confirmed it for me :D

Since Eclipse is enjoying it, I'm pretty sure that you will not like the book at all ;D
Nah, we both really liked her other book, Night Circus ;D
Sometimes we match ;)
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Re: The Starless sea by Erin Morgenstern
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2019, 03:32:30 PM »
Not very often but it does happen😀

Maybe we can add this novel on to here  http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/fantasy-book-discussion/series-which-are-loved-by-both-scarletbea-and-eclipse/

I always find it odd how many @cupiscent books overlap  on my tbr list. I read military fantasy and she reads YA mostly haha.
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Re: The Starless sea by Erin Morgenstern
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2019, 09:10:28 PM »
I only read good reviews so far and will buy it soon. :)
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« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2019, 12:06:40 AM »
I always find it odd how many @cupiscent books overlap  on my tbr list. I read military fantasy and she reads YA mostly haha.

I dunno about mostly, though I do seem to read a lot more YA than most folks here. My tastes do seem to be drifting away from "mainstream" fantasy though, yes.

For mine... well, I was slightly underwhelmed by The Night Circus but it was certainly a very accomplished book, so I'm curious about the new one, but not rushing to get hold of it.

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« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2019, 11:40:32 AM »
I know this book has had a lot of bad reviews but for me I’m enjoying it immensely.

It actually feels like the book it self is magical with the style it is written in. I think some reviewers just can’t handle the style.

Feels like a fairy tale.

How does it compare to The Night Circus?
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Re: The Starless sea by Erin Morgenstern
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2019, 04:33:11 PM »
I feel it’s as magical as the night circus

It’s a totally different story to the night circus it’s not a sequel.

I feel non fantasy fans would struggle with it.

It feels like a love letter to storytellers

It’s stories within stories


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Re: The Starless sea by Erin Morgenstern
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2019, 12:43:46 PM »
I feel it’s as magical as the night circus

It’s a totally different story to the night circus it’s not a sequel.

I feel non fantasy fans would struggle with it.

It feels like a love letter to storytellers

It’s stories within stories
I didn't know you could be poetic. :)
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Re: The Starless sea by Erin Morgenstern
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2019, 12:48:32 PM »
I feel it’s as magical as the night circus

It’s a totally different story to the night circus it’s not a sequel.

I feel non fantasy fans would struggle with it.

It feels like a love letter to storytellers

It’s stories within stories
I didn't know you could be poetic. :)

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'Yes' said Caladan Brood. 'You never learn'

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Re: The Starless sea by Erin Morgenstern
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2019, 04:18:45 PM »
I feel it’s as magical as the night circus

It’s a totally different story to the night circus it’s not a sequel.

I feel non fantasy fans would struggle with it.

It feels like a love letter to storytellers

It’s stories within stories
I didn't know you could be poetic. :)

He has many hidden layers just like a deep neural network :)
Or an onion. (See, I can be poetic, too. ;D)
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