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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #8205 on: April 10, 2016, 09:45:14 AM »
^ I've never watched it (I think it's a 'british childhood' thing), but I heard a lot about it.
That clip is AWFUL, I lasted less than a minute *shivers*
Children see that?!? :o
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #8206 on: April 10, 2016, 11:53:42 AM »
^ I've never watched it (I think it's a 'british childhood' thing), but I heard a lot about it.
That clip is AWFUL, I lasted less than a minute *shivers*
Children see that?!? :o

It's why British children are as hard as nails! Bambi? The Lion King? Your average British kid watches those without any emotion. We had Watership Down!
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #8207 on: April 10, 2016, 12:01:46 PM »
I'm a child from the Bambi generation, I must have watched it in the cinema when I was 7 or 8.
Spoiler for Hiden:
Bambi's mummy dying :'( :'(
but that's emotions, not that awful violence... I'm going to get nightmares from the evil bunny >:(
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #8208 on: April 10, 2016, 12:19:47 PM »
I'm a child from the Bambi generation, I must have watched it in the cinema when I was 7 or 8.
Spoiler for Hiden:
Bambi's mummy dying :'( :'(
but that's emotions, not that awful violence... I'm going to get nightmares from the evil bunny >:(

All jokes aside Watership Down is an incredibly powerful (and emotional film), which covers themes such as mortality and fascism.   I would recommend it as essential viewing, just not for a group of unaccompanied children ranging between 2 and 11 years old. 

And sorry Polansky fans's but I still find he is all style over substance.  (Though I heard the Piano is very powerful.)  As per usual other opinions are available.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #8209 on: April 10, 2016, 12:21:33 PM »
^ I've never watched it (I think it's a 'british childhood' thing), but I heard a lot about it.
That clip is AWFUL, I lasted less than a minute *shivers*
Children see that?!? :o

It's why British children are as hard as nails! Bambi? The Lion King? Your average British kid watches those without any emotion. We had Watership Down!

That video was AMAZING  ;D

I've banged on about it frequently in other places, but I bloody loved Watership Down (which I saw when I was five or six, I think) even though it scared the living bejesus out of me. Incredibly formative film for little senny. I named Lord Frith after the rabbit god, after all...

Looking at that video though it is sort of amazing it was ever rated U...

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #8210 on: April 10, 2016, 12:44:34 PM »
^ I've never watched it (I think it's a 'british childhood' thing), but I heard a lot about it.
That clip is AWFUL, I lasted less than a minute *shivers*
Children see that?!? :o

It's why British children are as hard as nails! Bambi? The Lion King? Your average British kid watches those without any emotion. We had Watership Down!

That video was AMAZING  ;D

I've banged on about it frequently in other places, but I bloody loved Watership Down (which I saw when I was five or six, I think) even though it scared the living bejesus out of me. Incredibly formative film for little senny. I named Lord Frith after the rabbit god, after all...

Looking at that video though it is sort of amazing it was ever rated U...

I am so glad there are a few UK adults not scarred for life by seeing Watership Down in childhood. It is FilmNeverToBeNamed in this family.

My daughter has never forgiven me for taking her as a child with her older brother.  I had no idea it would be so graphic, when all that ghastliness was going on I was trying to sit across and stop her seeing and of course she made a fuss and wanted to look.

Then two years later her cat called Brighteyes got run over in front of the house.

Then last Christmas I took SnowPiercer for her boys on Christmas Eve, as I thought it would be a good action movie.  So everyone started killing everyone else for two hours, the boys thought it was hilarious but my bad parenting choice about Watership Down was dragged up yet again. ::)
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #8211 on: April 10, 2016, 02:34:54 PM »
^ I've never watched it (I think it's a 'british childhood' thing), but I heard a lot about it.
That clip is AWFUL, I lasted less than a minute *shivers*
Children see that?!? :o

It's why British children are as hard as nails! Bambi? The Lion King? Your average British kid watches those without any emotion. We had Watership Down!

That video was AMAZING  ;D

I've banged on about it frequently in other places, but I bloody loved Watership Down (which I saw when I was five or six, I think) even though it scared the living bejesus out of me. Incredibly formative film for little senny. I named Lord Frith after the rabbit god, after all...

Looking at that video though it is sort of amazing it was ever rated U...

I am so glad there are a few UK adults not scarred for life by seeing Watership Down in childhood. It is FilmNeverToBeNamed in this family.

My daughter has never forgiven me for taking her as a child with her older brother.  I had no idea it would be so graphic, when all that ghastliness was going on I was trying to sit across and stop her seeing and of course she made a fuss and wanted to look.

Then two years later her cat called Brighteyes got run over in front of the house.

Then last Christmas I took SnowPiercer for her boys on Christmas Eve, as I thought it would be a good action movie.  So everyone started killing everyone else for two hours, the boys thought it was hilarious but my bad parenting choice about Watership Down was dragged up yet again. ::)

It completely scarred me! BUT. It made me consider mortality, which at some point you need to, even as a child, or you'll in for a big shock later in life.  Also it taught me that fascism was wrong.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #8212 on: April 11, 2016, 02:38:04 AM »
I finished Mistborn: The Final Empire, by Brandon Sanderson. Started The Well of Ascension.

Those plot twists...certainly didn't see any of them coming. The battles and use of magic were great. The journal between chapters was also done so well. Sanderson really tricked me there.

I just wished some better dialogue, though, specially when you read this after the Gentleman Bastards. And I think the preparations of the rebellion and the balls stole so much from the immersion, as they had nothing different or amazing, they looked pretty much the same in our world and it felt distracting.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #8213 on: April 11, 2016, 02:58:41 AM »
That video was AMAZING  ;D

I've banged on about it frequently in other places, but I bloody loved Watership Down (which I saw when I was five or six, I think) even though it scared the living bejesus out of me. Incredibly formative film for little senny. I named Lord Frith after the rabbit god, after all...

Looking at that video though it is sort of amazing it was ever rated U...

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #8214 on: April 11, 2016, 12:21:12 PM »
Just started Saint's Blood by  Sebastien de Castell, really good so far and always nice to read something a little light hearted every now and again.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #8215 on: April 12, 2016, 02:35:19 AM »
Just started Saint's Blood by  Sebastien de Castell, really good so far and always nice to read something a little light hearted every now and again.

I'm annoyed that this isn't available in the US until later this summer.   I'll probably do a VPN to get it from Amazon UK before then but I wish they  would come out at the same time.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #8216 on: April 12, 2016, 07:19:02 AM »
Loved the first two in the series by De Castell and looking forward to getting Saint's Blood very soon.

After breezing through the superb Reckoners trilogy by Brandon Sanderson I've moved onto the start of the Mistborn series with The Final Empire.  Only 70 pages in and utterly hooked already!

Sanderson jumping into my top five of authors now  :)

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #8217 on: April 12, 2016, 08:08:28 AM »
I've now started Red Plains, the last in @G_R_Matthews' great trilogy :D

And I hope you enjoy it!
You bet I did!!!
I finished it last night, what an amazing ending :D

In my personal tastes, I prefer to read about plot+magic instead of purely military/battles, so Zhou's chapters are my favourite, and the last third of this book was really great.
I still think book 2 is my favourite of the trilogy - and I know people normally think 2 is more filler, hehe, but in several cases I've preferred book 2.

Thanks so much for giving me a chance to discover your books, Geoff!

And truly, if anyone wants to read a great story set in a fantasy China, with great magic and great battles, give this trilogy a try!
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #8218 on: April 12, 2016, 10:11:52 AM »
I've now started Red Plains, the last in @G_R_Matthews' great trilogy :D

And I hope you enjoy it!
You bet I did!!!
I finished it last night, what an amazing ending :D

In my personal tastes, I prefer to read about plot+magic instead of purely military/battles, so Zhou's chapters are my favourite, and the last third of this book was really great.
I still think book 2 is my favourite of the trilogy - and I know people normally think 2 is more filler, hehe, but in several cases I've preferred book 2.

Thanks so much for giving me a chance to discover your books, Geoff!

And truly, if anyone wants to read a great story set in a fantasy China, with great magic and great battles, give this trilogy a try!

And that has totally made my day!

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #8219 on: April 12, 2016, 03:01:26 PM »
Finished The Tropic of Serpents and moving straight to the third book in the series, The Voyage of the Basilisk. Really great books, these Memoirs of Lady Trent. For someone who enjoys classics and 19th century lit, it's heaven.
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