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Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by Bayview, 22nd Jun, 2015.

  1. Bayview

    Bayview Well-Known Member

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    Reading the latest Nelson Demille thriller atm - "Quiet End"

    Another terrific John Corey adventure.
     
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  2. Gargamel

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    Just finished Finders Keepers - latest Stephen King novel. Really getting into his latest stuff.
     
  3. Bran

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    Has anyone read the book version of 'THe Imitation Game'? I thoroughly enjoyed the movie, but suspect the old 'book is better' chestnut.
     
  4. jafeica

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    Never seen a film thats better than the book. And that includes Forrest Gump!
     
  5. Bran

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    Not a film, but Game of Thrones definitely comparable and complementary when considering book vs series. But, sssshhhh. Only halfway through the 4th book and at the end of season 3.
     
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    Currently reading the Cousins' War series by Philippa Gregory, based on the War of the Roses (which apparently inspired GRRM to write Game of Thrones).

    Even though the War of the Roses is a real life historical event, seriously the shenanigans that occurred seemed like they could easily have been dreamed up by a TV soap opera writer! :eek:
     
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    Blade Runner is the only exception I can think of.
     
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    I've not read the book but I have heard this as well. Blade Runner is one of my favourite films so I would like to believe it is an exception to the rule.
     
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    I also agree re Blade Runner. It would be in my top 5 favourite movies and although I did also like the book, it's not one of my all-time faves.
     
  11. Olly

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    Books I've read in the last 12 months or so are -
    ALL of Liane Moriarty (love her writing!)
    The Girl On The Train-Paula Hawkins
    The Book Thief-Markus Zusak
    All The Light We Cannot See-Anthony Doeer
    The Miniaturist-Jessie Burton
    Thoroughly enjoyed all of them and are all around a 4 star (or more) rating on book sites

    Currently reading The Secret Life of Bees-Sue Monk Kidd and loving it.

    Also dipping in & out of Adam Spencers-Big Book of Numbers
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    colouring in Enchanted Forest & Secret Garden - both adult colouring books by Johanna Basford.

    Waiting for Book 6 of Game of Thrones...............:rolleyes:
     
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    What I'm about to say won't ruin anything for you, because the series of shows and the series of books are BOTH brilliant, but the series has passed the books. As you probably know 5 books are out and 5 series have been aired, but series 6 will be made for tv long before book 6 is out. So the 1 series = 1 book starts changing in series 5 I think. I read all the books and watched series 1. Then decided to pace myself with the series in the hope of book 6 coming out in time for series 6.
    I've since found out what I've mentioned above so it doesn't matter.

    So many storylines and characters! I had to put down some notes of where everyone and everything is up to so I won't be lost when book 6 comes out!
     
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    I'm nearing the end of book 4, and starting season 4 tonight.

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  14. Mombius Hibachi

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    Fight Club. As an author, Chuck Palahniuk is highly overrated.
     
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    Gone Girl. Terrible movie. Fantastic book.
     
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    I liked the book. I thought the movie was OK. Not as bad as some great books made into movies.

    A book I love is "We need to talk about Kevin- by Lionel Shriver" It's written as a series of letters, which I don't normally like. The first few letters are slow then, you can't put the thing down. They did make a movie of it which was OK. But nowhere near as riveting as the book.
    And I just read an oldie. East of Eden. Loved it.
     
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    Godfather. Movie is one of the greatest of all time; the book is meh
     
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    I love Trainspotting. The movie was great too, but the book was fantastic. Unfortunately though, the rest of Irvine Welsh's work is rubbish.
     
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    That's some hard-core colouring in. My adult students really love colouring in - so do I - have bought the Secret Garden recently. Beautiful.
     
  20. Mombius Hibachi

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    Anyone else here read Charles Bukowski? My favourite author by a long, long way.

    About to start reading John Fante as well, whom ole Chinaski thought very highly of, apparently.
     
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