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Lanie
08-07-2011, 06:06 PM
Oh jeez, is it like that all the way through? I was hoping Captive Queen would be some lighter fluffy bedtime reading in between reading Never Let Me Go at lunch (which I'm really enjoying!) but all I've gotten so far is about ten pages of porn and zero plot.

I couldn't read the whole thing, but Eleanor was just a sex-addicted floozy from what I could manage to read.

rfisher
08-07-2011, 06:23 PM
Well, Henry did lock her away in that tower for a long time. She deserved to have some fun.

genevieve
08-07-2011, 06:26 PM
Konfession: I just finished reading Mockingjay, and did not find it to be anywhere near as horrid as the fine folks here. The ending was a bit sudden, and the epilogue threatened to be HP-esque, but overall I thought it was a good ending to the trilogy. Please don't kick me out of this thread. :shuffle:


Zone One (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10365343-zone-one) by Colson Whitehead is a zombie book due out in October. It's a 'literary' book, so it might not be any fun. :)

Thanks for this!

galaxygirl
08-07-2011, 07:06 PM
Not everybody. I started The Sparrow years ago and gave up fairly early on. Could not get into it at all.

I'm glad I'm not the only one!


Thanks for this!

You're welcome!

Allen
08-07-2011, 07:59 PM
I just finished Relic, rfisher, and I can safely say that I'm hooked. I downloaded the next two in the series to my Kindle.

I am tempted to watch the movie, even though everyone has panned it just to see what it is like.

rfisher
08-07-2011, 09:20 PM
The entire anthropology department went to see it when I was in grad school. We threw popcorn at the screen. :shuffle: They took a scary book and turned it into :blah: So much so, that P&C refused to option any of the other books. I love their collaborations and you'll get to know Pendergast much better in the later books. Their separate books aren't as good. OK, but not as good as they are as a team. Doug Preston used to work at the museum which is why they know it so well. They return there for one of the later books. Nora is in several books as is D'Agosto.

PrincessLeppard
08-07-2011, 10:59 PM
Konfession: I just finished reading Mockingjay, and did not find it to be anywhere near as horrid as the fine folks here. The ending was a bit sudden, and the epilogue threatened to be HP-esque, but overall I thought it was a good ending to the trilogy. Please don't kick me out of this thread. :shuffle:



GET OUT. You can't have your main character unconscious for half the story and then randomly kill off an important character who has been out of the book for about 150 pages.

Gah. :kickass: How dare you have a different opinion than moi. :drama:

rfisher
08-07-2011, 11:22 PM
GET OUT. You can't have your main character unconscious for half the story and then randomly kill off an important character who has been out of the book for about 150 pages.

Gah. :kickass: How dare you have a different opinion than moi. :drama:

And moi. :drama: And make you not really care if the characters live or die.

Allen
08-07-2011, 11:33 PM
And moi. :drama: And make you not really care if the characters live or die.

Are the first two worth reading? I already have them :)

PrincessLeppard
08-07-2011, 11:48 PM
Yes, the first is excellent and the second is good.

genevieve
08-07-2011, 11:55 PM
GET OUT. You can't have your main character unconscious for half the story and then randomly kill off an important character who has been out of the book for about 150 pages.

Gah. :kickass: How dare you have a different opinion than moi. :drama:

:lol:

Yeah, Katniss sure does spend a lot of time unconscious. But at least we don't see the action progressing while she's out, so we're experiencing the shifts the same way she does. Even if it's a sign of some lazy storytelling :saint: I thought it added to the disorientation of the whole war.

As for the second not, do you mean Prim? Cause I never had much use for Prim after the Reaping in Book 1.


And moi. :drama: And make you not really care if the characters live or die.

See, I didn't get apathy about the fates of the characters at all! I cared until the very end.

Allen - definitely worth reading the first two books and the third too!

Lanie
08-08-2011, 12:07 AM
Well, Henry did lock her away in that tower for a long time. She deserved to have some fun.

:rofl: It was lots and lots of sex with Henry and Eleanor. They met and went at it, pretty much right when they could get some privacy!

PrincessLeppard
08-08-2011, 12:52 AM
:lol:

Yeah, Katniss sure does spend a lot of time unconscious. But at least we don't see the action progressing while she's out, so we're experiencing the shifts the same way she does. Even if it's a sign of some lazy storytelling :saint: I thought it added to the disorientation of the whole war.


Completely lazy storytelling.


As for the second not, do you mean Prim? Cause I never had much use for Prim after the Reaping in Book 1.

That character was useless in Book Two, but was the only character who was developing (imo, of course :P) in an interesting manner in the last book.



See, I didn't get apathy about the fates of the characters at all! I cared until the very end.

Allen - definitely worth reading the first two books and the third too!

I just kept hoping book three would get better, but it didn't. By the end, I was just :blah:

Allen had better agree with rfisher and me.:mad:

my little pony
08-08-2011, 01:32 AM
I have taken a detour from The Children's Book

oh noes

i ended up staying in all day because i havent been able to put it down

i am also hoping for something from auntie violet's pov

oleada
08-08-2011, 01:56 AM
Genevieve, you are not alone! Book 3 is a step down from 1 and 2, but it's interesting and eworth reading.

I went to Borders again. It's all rfisher's fault. Among the books I picked up was Not My Daughter by Barbara Delinsky. 17 year olds making a pregnancy pact...it's like a Lifetime movie aka total drek. But I find myself in the mood for dreck right now :D