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        11-22-2008, 07:03 PM
      #11
    Yearling
    Countdown Till I know if I won my books <3
         
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        11-22-2008, 07:04 PM
      #12
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by amandaandeggo    
    ive never heard of any of them

    Anne Rice is a legendary author of vampire novels. If you liked Twilight you'll probably enjoy some of her books (if you can handle them, some of them aren't as 'clean' as Twilight)

    Tolkien is the Author of the Lord of The Rings Trilogy and 'The Hobbit' he's well known for his ability to create a livable continuity in his works.

    Raymond E. Feist is a little known author who's writing just last year stabbed and killed every book I've ever loved with his Rift War Series. He's my hero.
         
        11-22-2008, 07:10 PM
      #13
    Yearling
    I'm not an Anne Rice fan - I've read Interview and The Vampire Lestat, and flicked through all the others, but I went through my vampire phase (everyone gets one) when I was about fourteen and it hasn't come back. I find Anne Rice's writing to be very ... purple and indulgent.

    I've read Magician and Silverthorn, and the Empire Trilogy, and I think Feist and Wurts are a good partnership. Feist can't really write a relationship to save his life, as you will note if you study Pug/Katala compared to Mara/Kevin. I don't think Feist is comparable to Tolkien, though. Particularly as he blatantly borrows from Tolkien and then calls it an homage :P

    An oft-repeated criticism of Twilight is that it reads like fanfic - Bella Swan really is quite a Mary-Sue. And it's said with a lot more vehemence than when people complained that Half-Blood Prince felt like fanfic! At least HBP maintained JKR's usual better-than-fanfic standard of writing, though she's no celebrant of literary technique.

    Amanda - I'm truly amazed that you've never heard of JRR Tolkien. Are you sure you haven't? I mean, Tolkien is Tolkien, practically the father of modern fantasy. And I hope you don't take our discussion of Twilight as criticism of your tastes. As I said, the books tend to polarise, and while there are many legitimate comments that can be made about them that aren't terribly complimentary, one must remember that these things are often also the causes of their popularity.
         
        11-22-2008, 07:16 PM
      #14
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by claireauriga    
    I've read Magician and Silverthorn, and the Empire Trilogy, and I think Feist and Wurts are a good partnership. Feist can't really write a relationship to save his life, as you will note if you study Pug/Katala compared to Mara/Kevin. I don't think Feist is comparable to Tolkien, though. Particularly as he blatantly borrows from Tolkien and then calls it an homage :P

    Dear god, someone's actually heard of him.


    I never really payed attention to Pug and Katala to be honest xD It was mostly Tomas and Aglaranna that had my attention. If I were reading a book for relationships I'd pick up something like 'The Sins of a Duke' lol. I suppose you're right, though I never really got into Tolkien as I did Feist ):

    Maybe I just have really odd tastes lol.
         
        11-22-2008, 07:18 PM
      #15
    Yearling
    Yeah . . . Somthings with me its like I've been under a rock for my whole life . . . But im only 14 so when some of those came out I wasnt exactly able to read them . . . And with my english class I have to read and do weekily book reports so I've only recently been reading "a lot" and my teacher ocasionly reads over our shoulder in class so if it isnt pretty "clean" . . . Well that would just be pretty embarsing
         
        11-22-2008, 07:29 PM
      #16
    Yearling
    Heh, a friend was sitting in the corner reading A Clash of Kings while I had a ballroom dance lesson - afterwards she showed me the bit she'd been reading, which was rather NC-17, and said she kept giggling at the incongruity of this grim bit of sex compared to the elegant waltz going on in front of her xD

    If you're fourteen, now would be a great time to give The Lord of the Rings a go. Don't be afraid if it takes a few tries, or if some bits seem boring - I adore LOTR but I will often skip over certain parts such as Tom Bombadil and the Barrow-Downs. You might also like to try something in a rather different genre: Pride and Prejudice or Emma by Jane Austen. They are both very funny, very witty, very engaging novels.

    I almost never read a book when it comes out. LOTR existed long before I was born, after all! I read books when I discover them. Mum showed me the Empire Trilogy, and recently I discovered a friend had read the Magician trilogy. We felt it was time to swap books, so I leant her Daughter of the Empire and she got me Magician for my birthday. Her boyfriend/my friend is also reading the Empire Trilogy now and she's waiting for him to finish Servant so she can read it xD I liked reading the Empire Trilogy first as I feel they're the better-written books, and having the tantalising glimpses of the story I already knew helped keep Magician interesting when it, at times, failed to be as good a novel as Daughter/Servant/Mistress of the Empire.
         
        11-22-2008, 07:35 PM
      #17
    Green Broke
    Twilight was filmed here in Oregon and up the Columbia Gorge in Washington - they filmed the baseball scene in a field near where I used to live. Pretty crazy.
         
        11-22-2008, 07:38 PM
      #18
    Yearling
    Thats awsome solon . . . Idk if youve heard of it because it wasnt all that popular but the movie "lady in the water" was filmed by my work . . . We passed the set everyday
         
        11-22-2008, 08:12 PM
      #19
    Weanling
    I quite liked the books (although Twilight was my least favorite) but I wasn't a huge fan of the movie - although edward and Dr. Carlisle were pretty hot ;)

    My problem with the movie was that, had you not read the books, you would have been lost. Not much was explained. There was absolutely no character development whatsoever for anyone. And the awkwardness (and total emo attitude) between Bella and Edward was always filled in with the antics of the other characters in the books-in the movie, all they did was stare at each other while music played. However, Pattinson does brood well, I'll give him that. And I understand that they have to fit a 400+ page book into two hours, but it was very one dimensional.

    So it was a good movie. Definitely not great though. But it was meant for the preteen/teen area, and it hit its mark exactly
         
        11-22-2008, 08:26 PM
      #20
    Green Broke
    I haven't read the books so I'll let you know my review when I see it in a couple of days. I cannot read first person books, I just can't. But the movie looked good and I like the idea of the story.
         

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