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  1. Druid of Lûhn

    Druid of Lûhn The Little Lamb.

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    Beowulf
    You can get a free translation (pdf or e-book), or get the book or something.

    I would prefer going with free e-books, seeing as I live in Belgium, and far away from any English bookshops, and I can't buy a book a month off amazon.
     
  2. LyannaWolfBlood

    LyannaWolfBlood Ella Dictadora

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  3. Druid of Lûhn

    Druid of Lûhn The Little Lamb.

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    Sorry, didn't know. And we're sort of a new group as well.

    I have a suggestion, but I first would like to know if any of you are interested in a (what I think improved) version of the Twilight saga (in one pdf file).
     
  4. LyannaWolfBlood

    LyannaWolfBlood Ella Dictadora

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    No worries, that wasn't a criticism :). Still, we can't repeat books; it's not fair on those that read it last time. As for the version of Twilight, it would have to be very improved for me to want to read it.
     
  5. bloodfiredeath

    bloodfiredeath Die by the Sword

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    lol at improved Twilight!! :p
    If Vampires are the go, why not Bram Stoker's Dracula??
    I would like to read something classic in that vein.
    Or anything by Ray Bradbury...
     
  6. Eustace

    Eustace The One True Tsar

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    Question! :)

    I suppose it would be totally wrong for a person who will remain nameless to suggest their own book, which will remain nameless, which can be bought for less that a pound on a certain book website, which will also remain nameless?
     
  7. Druid of Lûhn

    Druid of Lûhn The Little Lamb.

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    I'd have to ask my parents if I ever wanted to buy such a nameless book, so it would be an impediment for me.

    I second Dracula; I've been wanting to read that.
    And it is improved, though you lot being older than me I don't know how you would like it as much as other people my age.
     
  8. LyannaWolfBlood

    LyannaWolfBlood Ella Dictadora

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    I'd happily read Dracula again but I really need more participation before I can go ahead with any book this month.
     
  9. Sparrow

    Sparrow Well-Known Member

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    I'm game with Bram's Dracula... though I think Shelly's Frankenstein would make for a more interesting discussion.


    I'm even okay with Interview With the Vampire... but count me out of anything to do with Twilight, as I hear it causes irreversible brain damage to all those who read it.
     
  10. bloodfiredeath

    bloodfiredeath Die by the Sword

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    I feel this is going the same way as before...Hopefully some of the people that were keen will pick up on that comment!! ;)

    Cant believe I am in agreement with you again!! :p
    You are correct in all regards...and how it pains me to say so!!
    I still will champion Ray Bradbury in every nomination...the man is a living legend/Genius/Inspiration/God etc etc....
     
  11. ~Elladan~

    ~Elladan~ A Elbereth Gilthoniel

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    It's not through a lack of interest on my part just lack of time when working all hours! Must admit I had hoped there'd be more interest if viewable by all but that doesn't seem to be the case. Discussions over format and restriction to free eBooks are a distraction too, though an understandable concern for some. I'd prefer to be reading new books, when I do get some rare time, not revisiting books that I've read before or titles that are free for a reason ;)
     
  12. Sparrow

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    He's a bit poetic and 'flowery' with the prose for my taste... but where his style of writing is appropriate for the subject matter, he's a master storyteller. Something Wicked This Way Comes is an all time favorite of mine, and should be required reading. Most people of course think of Bradbury as a writer of Science Fiction, but I think he's at his best when he strays into American Gothic territory. Ray Bradbury is a little like Truman Capote for me... most of their collective work I'm not so fond of, but those times where story and style work in near perfect concert, there's few better.
     
  13. LyannaWolfBlood

    LyannaWolfBlood Ella Dictadora

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    No worries, that was meant as a statement of fact rather than a criticism :). And I can see both sides of the eBook-or-not debate too.

    So, who would be happy to read Dracula over the next month? Or Frankenstein? Or both (over a longer period of time)? I'd be happy with either as it's years since I read Dracula and I've never read Frankenstein.
     
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    Then I'll vote for Frankenstein.
    It's one the most exceptional books ever written in that it practically solidified a genre... sort of like War of the Worlds by Wells.
     
  15. Druid of Lûhn

    Druid of Lûhn The Little Lamb.

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    I seriously do not know, but I may just have a penchant towards Frankenstein. We could just do Frankenstein one month, and Dracula the next, or vice-versa.
     
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    LyannaWolfBlood Ella Dictadora

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    That's not a bad idea; they'd be an interesting contrast to each other.
     
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    Druid of Lûhn The Little Lamb.

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    So when do we vote?
     
  18. LyannaWolfBlood

    LyannaWolfBlood Ella Dictadora

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    I was sort of hoping we could decide by consensus on this thread since we seem to be doing that anyway. We've got three people expressing support for doing Frankenstein; what do the rest of you think? Anyone else support the idea of reading both Frankenstein and Dracula? I'll give it about 48 hours for anyone else to make a contribution.
     
  19. bloodfiredeath

    bloodfiredeath Die by the Sword

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    I once again concur...Something wicked this way comes is amazing and should be read by all.
    He was actually quoted as saying
    "First of all, I don't write science fiction. I've only done one science fiction book and that's Fahrenheit 451, based on reality. Science fiction is a depiction of the real. Fantasy is a depiction of the unreal. So Martian Chronicles is not science fiction, it's fantasy."
    I am also quite taken with his mystery styled novels like "Death Is a Lonely Business" and "A graveyard for lunatics".
    But my favourite would have to be "Dandelion Wine" a great coming of age novel with hints of the darkness he is renowned for.

    I like the idea of reading both. Count me in!!
     
  20. Druid of Lûhn

    Druid of Lûhn The Little Lamb.

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    Has my vote.