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Mara Jade Skywalker wrote:
In regards to a use of big words, did anyone else struggle with the Coruscant Nights books? I am an avid reader, so my vocabulary is decent. But I continually had to reference a dictionary. Words like ecumenopolis, phantasmagorical, etc. Neutral


Nah, I thought it was okay. I'm pretty used to reading books with big words and instead of cracking my head over it I just leave the word out, reread the sentence and everything makes sense to me. Sometimes it's quite hard reading like that but I learned to cope. Smile
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Finished THG. I don't want to start anything yet, as I'd quite like to dive right into book 2, as soon as it arrives. However, if I can't come up with a way to procrastinate, I may read Dracula, after hearing about this new TV show (called, imaginatively enough, Dracula).

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/tv-column/post/nbc-orders-dracula-drama-starring-jonathan-rhys-meyers/2012/07/24/gJQAQMme7W_blog.html

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Dracula falls hopelessly in love with a woman who seems to be a reincarnation of his dead wife.

Stoker in his grave: turn, turn, turn.


Indeed.
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Dracula falls hopelessly in love with a woman who seems to be a reincarnation of his dead wife.

Stoker in his grave: turn, turn, turn.


Indeed.


That was the plot of the 1992 Coppola movie, and that had the dude's name on it. I don't see why this should bother him more.
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Because Dracula in Bram Stoker's Dracula was not a 'player'. Both the film and this series would go against the character of Stoker's Dracula.

Got my copy of Catching Fire.
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Finished Catching Fire, now on to Mockingjay.
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I've just started on The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett and I'm already laughing my head off! That guy is brilliant! Laughing
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Five By Five, a sci-fi anthology by five authors, each pitching in with a short story/novella. Authors include Aaron Allston, Michael A. Stackpole, Kevin J. Anderson, Loren L. Coleman, and B.V. Larson. I finished reading the first story by Allston "Big Plush" and I have to say it's the best short story I've ever read by Allston. It's really inventive and a great story. Worth the price of the eBook by itself.
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Finished Mockingjay and now on to Dracula. When I started reading, I realised the following: it's late, and I'm reading Dracula - two things which are not conducive to getting a good night's sleep.
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So did anyone else that read Mockingjay feel really....disappointed?? I enjoyed the first two books, but didn't really like this one at all.


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So did anyone else that read Mockingjay feel really....disappointed?? I enjoyed the first two books, but didn't really like this one at all.


Third one was a scattershot, I thought it was absolute crap.
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Caedus_16 wrote:
Ultimatedash wrote:
So did anyone else that read Mockingjay feel really....disappointed?? I enjoyed the first two books, but didn't really like this one at all.


Third one was a scattershot, I thought it was absolute crap.


I liked the third one the best... Sad


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I felt it was decent enough. The trilogy started off strong but then it sort of petered (Peeta-d?) out. I disliked how Katniss missed out on most of the action because of her wounds, would have liked to have seen more of the rebellion itself - but, then again, it was more Her Story than Rebel Story.
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VileZero wrote:
Caedus_16 wrote:
Ultimatedash wrote:
So did anyone else that read Mockingjay feel really....disappointed?? I enjoyed the first two books, but didn't really like this one at all.


Third one was a scattershot, I thought it was absolute crap.


I liked the third one the best... Sad

I did too. Wink

Honestly, I didn't even consider myself a fan until the third book. I thought it tied things together nicely. I think the overwhelming death count got to a lot of people. I thought it made it an effective war story. I felt mildly shell-shocked by the end.

Overall, I loved the story and Katniss, but Suzanne Collins writing leaves a lot to be desired. The more times I read the books, the more writing flaws I find.
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Life Is The Path wrote:
Finished Mockingjay and now on to Dracula. When I started reading, I realised the following: it's late, and I'm reading Dracula - two things which are not conducive to getting a good night's sleep.


You shouldn't read a Fear Street book at night. Kept me up the whole time and I couldn't sleep a wink at the end.
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Oh, it's not so much the book that'll keep me awake, but rather what my imagination will turn it into. If I ever get through my growing mountain of books, I might pick it up.
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