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Author Topic: Fantasy-Faction Book Battles: Favourite Fantasy Standalone Bracket & Discussion  (Read 7623 times)

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Welcome to the Fantasy-Faction Favourite Fantasy Standalone Book Battle.  For this battle we have 16 participants based on your nominations.  Each round will last a week until we get our champion.

1) You cannot change your vote once you cast it so if you aren't sure then wait until you are sure.
2) If you have not read both books or if you do not have strong feelings for one of the books, feel free to abstain from the battle.
3) Have fun

The bracket is listed below and please use this thread for any discussion.

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Lol wow, I have not read a single one of these.  :o
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Lol wow, I have not read a single one of these.  :o
Really?? wow indeed

And I'm really mad because I've read 7, and yet many of them managed to be in the same bracket right from the start? Nasty luck, I say :-\
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I read ten and only had two cases where it was a hard decision what to vote for. :)
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I've only read three of these. Maybe standalones aren't for me . . .  :P

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I've only read three of these. Maybe standalones aren't for me . . .  :P
Instead of saying that, I try to think that I haven't discovered these yet :D
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Lol wow, I have not read a single one of these.  :o
Really?? wow indeed

And I'm really mad because I've read 7, and yet many of them managed to be in the same bracket right from the start? Nasty luck, I say :-\

Heh.  Perspective's a funny thing.  I was just wondering what to do about the opposite -- not a single battle in which I've read both books.

So what do I do?  Vote for the Hobbit, even though I've never read a Monster Calls?  I can't really judge which is the better book.  Maybe I need to do some reading...

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Lol wow, I have not read a single one of these.  :o
Really?? wow indeed

And I'm really mad because I've read 7, and yet many of them managed to be in the same bracket right from the start? Nasty luck, I say :-\

Heh.  Perspective's a funny thing.  I was just wondering what to do about the opposite -- not a single battle in which I've read both books.

So what do I do?  Vote for the Hobbit, even though I've never read a Monster Calls?  I can't really judge which is the better book.  Maybe I need to do some reading...

I'm pretty much in the same boat and I think it all depends on how you feel about the books you have read.  The Heroes and The Lions of Al-Rassan are two of my all-time favorite books and so I have no qualms voting for them even if I haven't read the other book.  Something like the Hobbit or Best Served Cold I really enjoyed but not to the level of voting for them no matter what.

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Heh.  Perspective's a funny thing.  I was just wondering what to do about the opposite -- not a single battle in which I've read both books.

So what do I do?  Vote for the Hobbit, even though I've never read a Monster Calls?  I can't really judge which is the better book.  Maybe I need to do some reading...

If you liked the book, vote for it - if it was just 'ok' or' meh' don't vote...
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Lol wow, I have not read a single one of these.  :o
Really?? wow indeed

And I'm really mad because I've read 7, and yet many of them managed to be in the same bracket right from the start? Nasty luck, I say :-\
Yup! And there are only a handful that have even vaguely piqued my interest - Folding Knife, Tigana, The Hobbit, plus possibly the Abercrombie ones if I enjoy the First Law.  :o

Yeah it's nicer when that happens towards the end. But at least you can vote for something!  :P
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Lol wow, I have not read a single one of these.  :o
Really?? wow indeed

And I'm really mad because I've read 7, and yet many of them managed to be in the same bracket right from the start? Nasty luck, I say :-\
Yup! And there are only a handful that have even vaguely piqued my interest - Folding Knife, Tigana, The Hobbit, plus possibly the Abercrombie ones if I enjoy the First Law.  :o

I really think you and @Saurus would like Patrick Ness's A Monster Calls - with the illustrations and all...
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Lol wow, I have not read a single one of these.  :o
Not even Alice's Adventures in Wonderland?
I will expand your TBR pile.

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Lol wow, I have not read a single one of these.  :o
Really?? wow indeed

And I'm really mad because I've read 7, and yet many of them managed to be in the same bracket right from the start? Nasty luck, I say :-\
Yup! And there are only a handful that have even vaguely piqued my interest - Folding Knife, Tigana, The Hobbit, plus possibly the Abercrombie ones if I enjoy the First Law.  :o

I really think you and @Saurus would like Patrick Ness's A Monster Calls - with the illustrations and all...
Maybe, does look vaguely interesting. I'm thinking of at least considering the ones that get furthest in the competition.  :P

Lol wow, I have not read a single one of these.  :o
Not even Alice's Adventures in Wonderland?
Nope!
I wish the world was flat like the old days, then I could travel just by folding a map.

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Lol wow, I have not read a single one of these.  :o
Not even Alice's Adventures in Wonderland?
Nope!
I was surprised at this too, I thought all reading children went through Alice at some point of their childhood :D
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Lol wow, I have not read a single one of these.  :o
Not even Alice's Adventures in Wonderland?
Nope!
I was surprised at this too, I thought all reading children went through Alice at some point of their childhood :D
Never owned a copy, and I never knew that kids were allowed to take books out from the library. We even lived across the road from one for a couple of years.  :(
I wish the world was flat like the old days, then I could travel just by folding a map.

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