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Post 1

Loup Dargent

this post is for testing only...smiley - smiley

loupsmiley - fullmoon


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Post 2

Rosa Baggins daughter of Pronto Baggins and Mimosa Bunce

When I was a child my mother read me Peter Pan and even today I am still enchanted by the story.

JA


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Post 3

Loup Dargent

kat: smiley - cheers
well.. quite a good theme as well...smiley - smiley



on a less cheerful note... i do like the novels written by philip k. dick...smiley - biggrin

but, i will come back to that later on...smiley - surfer


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Post 4

Serephina

Its gotta be horror for me .... ive write an entry on one of my fve series of novels at A718094 ..and we of course have a book review thread for people to post their own reviews and dicuss stuff at the dead mans inn A726950


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Post 5

Loup Dargent

justMe... i was going to ask which authors you prefer but i will read your entry first... regarding philip k. dick.. we're in luck... someone started a thread on h2g2 about the author... worth a look:http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/plain/F19585?thread=252273


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Post 6

Serephina

I like James Herbert,Laurell K Hamilton,Stephen King,Clive Barker,Dean Koontz,Richard Laymon etc


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Post 7

Loup Dargent

smiley - coolsmiley - ta justMe...

back in a mo'...smiley - smiley


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Post 8

Loup Dargent

smiley - run justMe... here is a link you might find interesting..smiley - smiley

http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/books/author/king/

talk soon...smiley - surfer


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Post 9

Jessypeeps (Someone Please Remove This Worthless Heart)

The Wasp Factory By Ian Banks the best book i have ever read
Twisted,Sick,Scihzo,Morbid and Fantastic!

keeps you in suspense all the way thorugh untill the Biggest twist i have ever seen a have to read book!


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Post 10

Loup Dargent

smiley - ok one interesting h2g2 link here: A588233 Bram Stoker - Author

smiley - cool


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Post 11

Rosa Baggins daughter of Pronto Baggins and Mimosa Bunce

Hello I have 4 favourite books:
2 by Dickens:

Tale of two cities
Christmas Carol

The other two are the
Diary of Anne Frank
Pride and Prejudice

kat


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Post 12

Rosa Baggins daughter of Pronto Baggins and Mimosa Bunce

Here are some of my favourite Charles Dickens novels:

Great Expectations
Nicholas Nickbly
Martin Chuzzlewurt
David Copperfield
Christmas Carol

kat


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Post 13

Rosa Baggins daughter of Pronto Baggins and Mimosa Bunce

I am sorry for copying a previous post but another Charles Dickens novel I liked was Pickwick Papers.smiley - smiley

kat


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Post 14

Rosa Baggins daughter of Pronto Baggins and Mimosa Bunce

Here another few novels but by Sir Arthur Cohan-Doyle

Sherlock Holmes - The Letter in Scarlet, The Sign of Four and Hound of the Baskerville.smiley - smiley

kat


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Post 15

JUST ME

The Lord of the Ring triloge
(speaks for its self really)

The Song of Albion trilogy
author Stephen Lawhead,
Great stories about a man who travels into an overworld and his adventures/romance/marriage/etc
If youve never read them then I highly recommend them,, Great for male readers and just as good for female readers if you like adventure....

sue


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Post 16

Rosa Baggins daughter of Pronto Baggins and Mimosa Bunce

The Legends of Dune by Frank Herbert


The LEGENDS OF DUNE trilogy details the saga of the century-long conflict, as well as the original breach that formed the deadly feud between the House of Atreides and the House of Harkonnen.

The Bultlerian Jihad
The story begins 10,000 years before the events of Frank Herbert's DUNE -- Machine and Human are fastened in a lethal fight for dominance. The centuries-long conflict is at last in its final stages and the Human Race understands that someway they must confront the flow that has started to mount against them. Their rivals are seemingly indomitable: Omnius, the ever mind, the soulless synthetic intelligence that is master of vast robots and mechanism on the co-existent Worlds, and the Titans, whose cruelty and monarchical haughty human brains are resided in huge mechanical frame created to be weapons of annihilation
.
For centuries, the intrepid men and women of the planets under human control have somehow accomplished to struggle against their callous adversaries to a cessation but lately have become at ease. Midst the political and mindless squabbling between the assembly of the League of Nobles, nevertheless, new leaders have arisen to come to the forefront -- Xavier Harkonnen, the determined and fearless military leader of the Planet of Salusa Secundus. Xavier's fiancé, Serena Butler is an ardent idealist who will become the unwilling leader of millions. Tio Holtzman, the brilliant scientist whose genius has begun to fade had striven to contrived a weapon that will help the human resistance for liberty. Against the brutal might and impeccable capability of their enemies, these leaders and the human race have only their unlimited imagination, their ever- extending capacity for compassion, their lightning rapid abilities and the overwhelming aspiration for optimism and love. That will have to be enough.


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Post 17

Rosa Baggins daughter of Pronto Baggins and Mimosa Bunce

The Machine Crusade by Frank Herbert

More than twenty have passed since the end of the events that were accounted in THE BUTLERIAN JIHAD. The campaign against the thinking robots has gone on for years but the forces that are led by Serena Butler and Irbis Ginjo have made only small gains; the human worlds have grown tired of war, of the bloody, inconclusive swing from victory to defeat. The fearsome cymeks, led by Agamemnon, hatch fresh schemes to regain their lost power from the Omnius ... as their numbers dwindle and the sands of time begin to run out. Aurelius Venport and Norma Cenva are on the brink of the most significant breakthrough in human history -- a way to "fold" space and travel immediately to any place in the galaxy. On the distant, almost useless planet of Arrakis, Selim Wormrider and his gang of outlaws acquire the first steps to making themselves the dreaded warriors who will change the course of history, The Fremen.


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Rosa Baggins daughter of Pronto Baggins and Mimosa Bunce

The Battle of Corrin by Frank Herbet

It has been 56 hard and difficult years since the incidents of THE MACHINE CRUSADE. Subsequently the death of Serena Butler, the bloodstained decades of the Jihad take place. Synchronised Worlds and independent planets are freed one by one, and then at long last, after years of fight, the human worlds begin to hope that the end of the centuries-long hostilities with the thinking machines is finally will come to an end.

Omnius has one ultimate, fatal card to play. In a final effort to obliterate humankind, deadly pestilences are let free throughout the galaxy, destroying the populations of whole planets. . In the greatest battle in science fiction history, human and machine have one last stand off . . . On the desert planet of Arrakis, the mythical Fremen of Dune become the revered combat force to be met by Paul Muad'Dib in Frank Herbert's classic DUNE.


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Post 19

Rosa Baggins daughter of Pronto Baggins and Mimosa Bunce

The Courtship of Princess Leia," by Dave Wolverton [Bantam, 1994]

Darth Vader and the Emperor are dead but the Empire lives on and a weakened Alliance must find powerful new help if it is to survive. The answer to this problem could lie in the Hapes consortium, a cluster of sixty-three high-tech worlds. There is only one snag: Princess Leia must marry the Queen Mother's son, the dashing and wealthy Prince Isolder.

Han Solo reacts badly on hearing about Priness Leia's engagement. Tricking Leia, he flees with her to the beautiful but untamed planet of Dathomir, where he hopes he can change her mind on marrying Prince Iolder, and marry him instead. Luke Skywalker and Artoo form an unlikely partnership with the jilted prince to track down Han Solo and Princess Leia. It is only the beginning of an adventure that will lead to the discovery of fantastic treasure, a group of Force-trained "witches" who all have six husbands each, and a battle with an invincible foe.


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