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My friend's daughter played Rat Girl  8) I can't tell you how exciting it's been.

As far as he knows they just cast the best people for each part rather than sticking to the character descriptions from the book.

I haven't seen the film yet but I can't wait.

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DBASKLS walks back in the room, looks confused and walks out again.

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General Discussion / Disappearing for a bit
« on: March 22, 2015, 03:59:28 PM »
Hi all,

After a difficult six months health wise I'm (hopefully) going to be going back to work soon. So real life is going to be a bit full on. Unfortunately reading will go on the backburner for a bit. So I'm going to take a few months break until I get back to full speed with real life!

See you soon :)

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Forever is back on in the UK tonight.

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: RIP Terry Pratchett
« on: March 12, 2015, 09:36:47 PM »
Very sad.

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I'm hoping to go but I'm in a strange situation work wise as I've been off sick for six months. I hope to return to work in April which may make booking a day off awkward! I won't have a confirmed return to work plan for another couple of weeks.

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Wheel of Time - gave up after book 5
Malazan
Book of the New Sun
Gormenghast
The Way of Kings
I haven't read A Dance with Dragons because I refuse to read any more until he's finished.

There are a number of series where I have read the first book but not felt inclined to continue. With the ones above with the exception of WoT and ASOIAF I couldn't get through the first books.

Ryan Mueller - what do you like LOL!
Hedin - spot on about caring for the characters - that's why I love Robin Hobb so much.

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: March 06, 2015, 06:10:38 PM »
Right now I've hopped genres and I'm reading Lord Edgware Dies by Agatha Christie. I collected Christie's entire catalogue from second-hand and charity shops over a few years, and I've been slowly reading through them in roughly chronological order. I realised that I still had around 60 to read, which means even if I read one a month, it will still take five years, and it's three months since I last read one. Luckily they don't take too long to read, but I'm going to have to try to fit one in every few books.
Here's a toast to the old Dame. I couldn't get enough of Poirot as a teenager, though Miss Marple somehow didn't do it for me. Theres a book titled "Towards Zero". It was my first, so best loved. And "Ten Little Indians" and "Murder of Roger Ackroyd" and...

They weren't all good. The Tommy and Tuppence adventures cou,d get pretty awful. I kept the parents on stitches one long car drive reading something about T&T on a train. Awful and hysterical.

Hip, hip!

I went through a massive Agatha Christie phase in my teens and I loved Tommy and Tuppence as well. I've always loved the 20s and early 30s as an era though. Incidently T&T will be coming to a TV near you soon, starring David Walliams.

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: March 05, 2015, 01:38:30 PM »
A diversion from fantasy at the moment for me:

Dominion by C J Sansom. I really like C J Sansom, he writes historical novels. This one is set in the 1950s in an alternate world where Churchill never became prime minister and the Nazis won WW2.

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Hey no worries! I'll check out the library but it may be a few weeks before I get chance so I'll be a bit behind schedule!

Jmacyk - can you put the link in so I can try it - thanks.

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This doesn't appear to be available in paperback or Kindle in the UK (unless I'm missing something) so I may have to skip until it is. :(

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What hotels do you suggest Marc? I was looking at the Premier Inn in Haymarket.

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Another quiet month for me and also some non-fantasy.

I finished William Horwood's Hyddenworld quartet reading Winter. I've always loved William Horwood but hadn't read anything by him for a long time so it was lovely to read him again. Really enjoyed this series.

Traitor's blade by Sebastien de Castell - Feb book club read. Very enjoyable classic fantasy romp.

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit by Judith Kerr - for my 10 year old's English project! Semi-autobiographical story about a German Jewish girl and her family living as refugees in the run up to WW2.

A life turned upside down by Nikki Hastings - Published posthumously, by a friend of mine about her experience of living with terminal cancer. Although not a cheerful subject it was a really well written "warts and all" account.

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I know good and well I can't jump over the pond to get there (more reason to have an American one ;)), but where can I get one of those T-shirts? That's the big question.

Definitely not picking you up from Texas ;)

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Is it worth posting roughly where people live in case they want to car share?

I would like to come but I'll have to sort out some child care as it's the Easter holidays ... should be OK in theory.

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