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I'm in Athens.

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New game. What does @ScarletBea have on her old vinyls? Guesses as a post or on a postcard to the usual address.

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Oh the days before the internet...
You wanted something, you went into a shop and asked for it.
Now you start looking online, reading reports, reviews, and getting thoroughly confused about it ::)

I want to buy a simple record player, to play my old vinyl records from my teenage years. I saw a couple of promotions on HMV yesterday at the shop, but checking online it seems the products are bad and will ruin my records: now I don't know if that's the opinion of music purists, or if that's true in general...

I am sure a HMV record player will play your old Bros vinyls fine.

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Black Leopard Red Wolf
« on: April 04, 2019, 05:20:58 PM »
Your description sounds much more appealing to me than the African GoT one, actually. I still haven't picked it up, will probably do so now after I finish my current read.

The writing is incredible. Marlon James does short sentences for action brilliantly effectively.

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Black Leopard Red Wolf
« on: April 02, 2019, 09:42:24 PM »
About 80 pages in.I'm enjoying it but can imagine a lot of readers being mislead by the African Game of Thrones advertising (it really isn't) and if you are more of a 'rollicking good adventure with straight forward prose' fan you will probably struggle with it.  I would probably compare it to say Ishiguro's The Buried Giant - in that you have characters travelling across a mythical, dream like landscape -however with an African setting and a great more sex and violence.

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Have we all made peace now with just getting a filmed ending not a book ending to this series?

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 No one bothered this year. Shows how implausible this book ever being released has become.

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: March 31, 2019, 12:39:51 PM »
Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James.

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: March 25, 2019, 01:31:14 PM »
So which fantasy books have smut in? Just asking for a friend.

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The latest Fantastic Beasts movies was a right mess: one of the many issues was that is completely messes up the continuity of the world.

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General Discussion / Re: Member birthday calendar
« on: March 21, 2019, 08:04:30 PM »
Much obliged all of you!

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: March 19, 2019, 09:49:09 PM »
Of Monsters and Men by Patrick Ness

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@Nighteyes, we're still waiting for the photos ;)

I've just bought the plane ticket/booked hotel to go to the Algarve in September, I'm surprising my parents who will be there then!

Now I need to decide a place in Europe to go around June. I wanted to visit FF people, but I've visited Berlin just a couple of years ago, won't go visit @xiagan, and met @Henry Dale 4 years ago. I don't think there are more...
I'm undecided between going back to Amsterdam (after 18 years) or go to Munich. Or somewhere else... I like big cities with lots of museums, art galleries and a castle/palace or two, hehe (and I've been in almost all capitals already)

Well none of you wanted photos when I dressed as an Egyptian pharoah or a viking ...

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Book Bargains
« on: March 18, 2019, 10:13:59 PM »
Dragon Wing, the first book of The Death Gate Cycle by Weis and Hickmann is on sale for $0.99 today. It is far superior to Dragonlance in my opinion, and one of the more creative series I've read.

I know I'm a month late seeing this. But I loved Death Gate too. I don't think it beats my teenage affection for dragonlance but it was a wonderful series with creative world building

If Dragonlance appeared on Kindle, I'd be all over it.

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Book Bargains
« on: March 18, 2019, 10:10:47 PM »
According to the Orbit newsletter, the whole Brent Weeks' Lightbringer series is having a deal on ebook.

Even though he turned things a bit awkward in book 4, I still love books 1-3 and can't wait for the last one, later this year :D

THE BLACK PRISM - £1.99
THE BLINDING KNIFE - £2.99
THE BROKEN EYE - £2.99
THE BLOOD MIRROR - £2.99

Peter V Brett, Brent Weeks,Patrick Rothfuss all seem very noughties now.

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