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  1. Okay, first attempt at using the multi-quote button, never been at any forum that has it, very handy.


    Angels and Demons was a terrible film, but almost infinitely better than the book...

    Haven't read the book, saw the film, didn't love it. A while back I started on The DaVinci Code though, to see if it was really "all that". Such a hype about a book that I couldn't get into. Didn't like the film that much, but the book, well think I got up to 100 pages. Boring, the style it was written in just got me thinking the author had a list of all the facts he wanted to shove into the book, losing all sight of the story-line. No Dan Brown books for me anymore, thanks.


    Lord of the Rings. I've tried to read it several times and could never get into it.

    Have read the Fellowship of the Ring. Struggled through it years ago, have all three books in Dutch but don't think I will ever finish them, might buy them again in English, as I often feel so much gets lost in (even the best) translation. These days my English is good enough for it. Loved the films though, they're amongst my favourite films.


    The Road is as good as the book.

    Haven't see the film. The trailer didn't excite me. The book.. well I adore post-apocalyptic books, but I just didn't see what was so special about this one. Very grim, and though I finished it, that was mainly because it wasn't a very lengthy book.It wasn't horrible, but can't say I enjoyed it very much.

  2. Oh I am addicted to series, all the way. Best part of it is, that when you've gotten comfy in a certain world, you don't have to say goodbye all too soon. It's gotten to a point where I regret when a book is not part of a series.

    I love the Anita Blake Vamprie Hunter series by Laurell Hamilton, there are like 17 or more books already, and even though I wonder how far you can go with any series, I love getting back into that familiar world, especially when times are tough and I am in need of some comfort reading. They're easy books to read too, a bit of fluff so to speak. Her Merry gentry series is great too, but not as great as Anita Blake.

    Harry Potter series ofcourse.

    The Kushiel's Dart and Treason's Heir series by Jacqueline Carey, I love and treasure these both, though they aren't real series but just trilogies. :(


    Besides this, I don't know. Oh wait, the Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice. Have read them all, and even though I don't like the last few books as much, it's still one of my favourite series.

    Oh and Dragonriders of Pern, Anne MacCaffrey, and Robert Jordan's the Wheel of Time series, haven't read all of those yet, our local library doesn't have them all, and I don't have so much money I can buy them all. :friends0:


    Anyway, as you can see, I love series.

  3. Okay, so has anyone here read Solaris, by Stanislaw Lem? Have been thinking about reading this ever since I found out there was a book on which the film was based, and supposedly the book doesn't have the things I hated about the film, and does have the things I missed in the film. But the only version I have available to buy here isn't the cheapest one around. Plus it's english too, which is ridiculous, can't seem to find a Dutch version of it, and reading a Polish book translated should be in my language. Even though most other books I do read in English, if that is the original language it's written in.

    Anyway, I am drifting from my question.


    Anyone read it, what did you think of it, and most of all, why?

  4. No reading for me today yet, been glued to the telly all day, but that's what Christmas is for isn't it? :friends0:

    Did order two new books online, Swallowing Darkness by Laurell Hamilton (one of the worst book titles ever I think:mrgreen:) and the first three books of the Dragonriders of Pern series by Anne McCaffrey (this last is a sort of omnibus with three books in one).

    Can't wait for them to get here. Also, my brother bought me Robert Jordan's The Eye of the World for Christmas, but it didn't arrive on time, so I have that one to loko forward to. :(

  5. Well, first let me say that I am rarely ever disturbed by books (and/or films). I love any kind of horror (maybe apart from the torture horror films and slasher films that seem to be so popular these days), but it rarely scares and/or disturbes me. When I was younger, I remember reading a book by Dean Koontz that had me scared quite a lot, had nightmares about it. These days though, no books achieves that.


    But disturbed I was by one book by one of my favourite authors. Poppy Z. Brite. She writes horror books, a lot of which have a homo-erotic (to say the least) undertone. But her book Exquisite Corpse was a bit too much even for my tastes. This book is about the relationship and deeds of two psychopathic killers, based on Dennis Nilsen and Jeffrey Dahmer. The murders, cannibalism and love for decaying flesh is all described in too much detail for my tastes. One of the few books that creep me out. :friends0:

    And seriously, not for the younger readers.

  6. So, I'm Renate, 28 years old, live in the Netherlands. Have been looking for a book forum for ages, spend most of my time on music forums but decided it would be nice to discuss something else for a change. Books are my first love after all. :friends0:

    I generally just read fantasy books, some historical ones and good horror books, if I can find them. I adore post-apocalyptic novels, and vampires have been sort of an obsession of mine for something like 15 years now (if only it wasn't so hard to find decent ones).


    I love science fiction too, but that's a genre in which it is quite difficult if not nearly impossible for me to find books I like.

    Every now and then I pick up a non-fiction book too, mostly about astronomy (which I love) or the incidental history book.


    Now, I am off to browse more of this forum, saw some great topics here already and since I am usually not a lurker, you'll see me around. :(