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Forum: Book Corner 03 June 2018, 05:10 PM
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:lol: I think that's actually part of what I...

:lol:

I think that's actually part of what I like about Hobb. Her characters screw up a lot, and often in the same fashion repeatedly -- and yes, that can be annoying to read, but it's also...
Forum: Book Corner 01 May 2018, 02:54 PM
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I mostly liked the Tawny Man books; but a) I may...

I mostly liked the Tawny Man books; but a) I may be less interested in moving the plot along rapidly than you are and b) I read some of those things differently -- I wasn't, for instance, reading...
Forum: Book Corner 14 February 2017, 05:31 PM
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Posted By thorny locust
Ah. Yes; I'd at least come very close to agreeing...

Ah. Yes; I'd at least come very close to agreeing with that. There must have been some original ideas once; and we may not have entirely run out of them. But in at least most cases, the question is...
Forum: Book Corner 14 February 2017, 03:36 AM
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Posted By thorny locust
The general idea of there being some sort of...

The general idea of there being some sort of school for wizards strikes me as one multiple people could have easily come up with independently.

I haven't read the Chestomanci books; but again...
Forum: Book Corner 08 February 2017, 04:26 PM
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Posted By thorny locust
"Weak as women's magic, wicked as women's magic."...

"Weak as women's magic, wicked as women's magic."

She specifically refers back to that line in Tehanu, if I remember correctly. It must have been bugging her too.

Aud 1, I was wandering by a...
Forum: Book Corner 07 February 2017, 09:18 PM
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Posted By thorny locust
Richard W, I'm with you on Earthsea. The edition...

Richard W, I'm with you on Earthsea. The edition of the books I first saw, many years ago, compared them on the cover blurbs to Tolkien; and my reaction was along the lines of 'humph! must be some...
Forum: Book Corner 18 November 2016, 06:06 PM
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Posted By thorny locust
Is Raising Steam not by Pratchett? It's very...

Is Raising Steam not by Pratchett?

It's very late Pratchett; I thought it might have been affected by his illness. But I just checked two or three sites and they didn't say anything about its...
Forum: Book Corner 26 September 2016, 03:53 AM
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Posted By thorny locust
FWIW, which isn't much, I love both Pratchett and...

FWIW, which isn't much, I love both Pratchett and Gaiman; but have never been able to get into the Hitchhiker books or Tom Holt; found one Thursday Next book mildly interesting, and couldn't finish a...
Forum: Book Corner 26 August 2016, 01:37 PM
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Posted By thorny locust
I've been reading a book called Summer in A Glass...

I've been reading a book called Summer in A Glass by Evan Dawson, which is about the modern development of the wineries in the Finger Lakes. Some of the locations he writes about are quite close to...
Forum: Book Corner 06 February 2015, 07:04 PM
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Posted By thorny locust
Good luck. He's still writing it; there's no...

Good luck. He's still writing it; there's no publication date yet for the next one, and the number of books it's expected to total is apparently a repeatedly increasing number.
Forum: Book Corner 02 January 2015, 02:57 PM
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Posted By thorny locust
According to this...

According to this...
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