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Post by Dixie » Mon Jul 10, 2006 10:44 am

I started reading this novel two days ago, and I already think it's great :D I bought it because I heard such good comments about it and I was curious. I've only read 60 pages so far.

Has anybody else read it? I'd like to hear your opinions about this novel or others by Ken Follett :P

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Post by Tora » Mon Jul 10, 2006 11:31 am

It's so huge! It's waiting for me and throwing angry glances from the bookshelf :lol: ! I bought it hundreds years ago and still on the page number 35! I wonder if I could finish it up to the end? :roll:

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Post by Dixie » Mon Jul 10, 2006 1:23 pm

Thank you, Tora! At first I didn't feel like starting it either, it's so huge like you said... 1076 pages... but the moment I started it I knew I wouldn't regret it. It's great so far! :D

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Post by Tora » Mon Jul 10, 2006 3:19 pm

aha! It must be very interesting - England in the 12th century, but the book is so hard to carry!!! Uf! what a shame! :oops:
you'll encourage me to read it...

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Post by Dixie » Mon Jul 10, 2006 7:35 pm

Yes but I'm sure it won't disappoint you :D Go, Tora, go!!! 8) :lol:

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Post by illusion » Mon Jul 10, 2006 8:37 pm

You really shouldn't write about all the new books you read, cos I'm starting to feel a little jealous, ya know ;p I am in the process of getting the Historian now so don't you talk about any other new stuff in front of me! ;p

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Post by Dixie » Mon Jul 10, 2006 9:21 pm

BTW Mal, I read yesterday that Sony Pictures bought the rights of The Historian to make a movie! So you better get going!! :D

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Post by illusion » Tue Jul 11, 2006 6:16 pm

Oh man, I hope I will become familiar with the book before the movie comes out. I'm gonna get it soon but still not sure whether in polish or try the english version. lol

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Post by rayuela » Wed Jul 12, 2006 4:34 pm

Go on with the Pillars of the Earth Dixie!
I read it last summer (the 1076 pages :? ) and it was a good experience!!! There are very slowy parts in the beginning and in the middle. The rest of the book is very exciting and goes faster! It´s curios seeing a world where it could take a hole life building a Cathedral (and also the life of your children), where in War you could lose or gain a title depending on which king you support and if that king wins the battle,...

Well, tell me if you like or not the book. I am not going to tell you more... hahaha

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Post by Tora » Wed Jul 12, 2006 5:41 pm

rayuela wrote:Go on with the Pillars of the Earth Dixie!
I read it last summer (the 1076 pages :? ) and it was a good experience!!! There are very slowy parts in the beginning and in the middle. The rest of the book is very exciting and goes faster! It´s curios seeing a world where it could take a hole life building a Cathedral (and also the life of your children), where in War you could lose or gain a title depending on which king you support and if that king wins the battle,...

Well, tell me if you like or not the book. I am not going to tell you more... hahaha
nooo! don't dare to tell more! I'm about to read it... it should be surprising for me :evil: :lol:

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Post by rayuela » Wed Jul 12, 2006 5:47 pm

Sorry Tora!

I didn´t know that more people wanted to read the book!
But don´t worry, you have a lot of things to discover inside the book that I haven´t said.
Enjoy reading! :wink:

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Post by Dixie » Wed Jul 12, 2006 6:52 pm

rayuela wrote: Well, tell me if you like or not the book. I am not going to tell you more... hahaha
Hope you don't! :twisted: I'm still at page one hundred something. I was at the beach today, and, can you believe I missed the book while I was sunbathing? I'm definitely gonna take it with me tomorrow!

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Post by Dixie » Wed Jul 12, 2006 7:04 pm

Tora wrote: I'm about to read it...
What are you waiting for? :twisted: Come on Tora, I'd like to hear your opinions on the novel as you're reading it too!!! :D It will be as if we were reading it together ;) Come on!!!!

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Post by Tora » Tue Jul 18, 2006 6:30 am

Dixie wrote:
Tora wrote: I'm about to read it...
What are you waiting for? :twisted: Come on Tora, I'd like to hear your opinions on the novel as you're reading it too!!! :D It will be as if we were reading it together ;) Come on!!!!
I read! I'm on page 105, by the way my book has only 891 pages! :P

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Post by Dixie » Tue Jul 18, 2006 10:57 am

Tora wrote: I read! I'm on page 105, by the way my book has only 891 pages! :P
Wow how come your book is shorter than mine?

I started PART II last night... (I'm on page 327 now) I'm totally addicted to the book... I take it with me to the beach every day!!!! :lol:

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Post by Tora » Thu Jul 20, 2006 12:39 pm

My one is simply BIGGER! :wink:
beach... I don't even know what it is... :cry: my small countryside so-called village is surrounded by woods and gast-arbeiters only...

that exctract about Tom's wife having a baby was awful - I don't feel like I want children any more... for now :shock:

Do you read it in english?

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Post by Dixie » Thu Jul 20, 2006 1:21 pm

Yes I'm reading it in English. Are you reading it in Russian? Maybe that's why yours is shorter... I'm on page 373 right now...

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Post by Tora » Thu Jul 20, 2006 1:57 pm

Dixie wrote:Yes I'm reading it in English. Are you reading it in Russian? Maybe that's why yours is shorter... I'm on page 373 right now...
Yep, in Russian - I'm not that smart! :P you're extremely quick reader, Dixie! I'm very slow to put a with b and b with c! :lol:

_page 175_

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Post by Tora » Mon Jul 24, 2006 12:51 pm

I've never though I can become so addicted to a historical novel! page 688 and my thoughts run fatser than my eyes! Amazying book! I love it.

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Post by Dixie » Mon Jul 24, 2006 1:24 pm

I'm on page 465. Part II, Chapter 7!

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Post by Tora » Wed Jul 26, 2006 5:56 am

Done! uuuh! I love it! :wink:

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Post by Dixie » Wed Jul 26, 2006 9:12 am

You've finished it, Tora?? :shock: Gosh you're quick. I started Part III yesterday. I hate William Hamleigh.

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Post by Tora » Fri Jul 28, 2006 4:25 pm

Dixie wrote:You've finished it, Tora?? :shock: Gosh you're quick. I started Part III yesterday. I hate William Hamleigh.
oooh! That piece of $hit is the nastiest guy ever! I hate him also! how can man be so merciless and heartless?

Oh, yes, I have! :wink:

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Post by Dixie » Sat Jul 29, 2006 10:34 am

You're quick!!! I'm on page 641 and the more I read the more addicted I am to the book...

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Post by Tora » Sat Jul 29, 2006 5:49 pm

by the way the sequel of a novel is going to be released in 2007 according Mr. Follett :wink:

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Post by Dixie » Sun Jul 30, 2006 9:36 am

Tora wrote:by the way the sequel of a novel is going to be released in 2007 according Mr. Follett :wink:
Weeeeeeee really?????? Wow when did he say that?? This is great news!! :D

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Post by Tora » Mon Jul 31, 2006 4:29 pm

the very first question here :wink:

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Post by Dixie » Mon Jul 31, 2006 5:57 pm

Thanks!!!

By the way I'm reaching part 5... This is getting more and more interesting...

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Post by Tora » Mon Aug 07, 2006 7:00 pm

Dixie wrote:Thanks!!!

By the way I'm reaching part 5... This is getting more and more interesting...
How it goes, Dixie?

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Post by Dixie » Mon Aug 07, 2006 9:29 pm

I'm reaching the end... looks like things are not as good for Will now :lol:

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Post by Dixie » Fri Aug 11, 2006 6:13 pm

I finished it yesterday... I was expecting a kinda different ending but it was a good read... Loved it 8)

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Post by Tora » Fri Aug 11, 2006 6:18 pm

Dixie wrote:I finished it yesterday... I was expecting a kinda different ending but it was a good read... Loved it 8)
my congratulations! looking forward the second book?? I am... :wink:

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Post by Dixie » Fri Aug 11, 2006 6:42 pm

Sure!! And hope it's even better! :D

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