Read any good books lately?

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Re: Read any good books lately?

Unread postby Sun Fin » Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:10 pm

Talking of CS Lewis, my wife and I are intending to read through Screwtape Letters together!
“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” ― Nelson Mandela
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Re: Read any good books lately?

Unread postby Kong Wen » Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:06 pm

Sun Fin wrote:I've just finished The Dark Tower by Stephen King for the second time! I enjoyed it so much more coming at it from a more mature approach. Well worth reading in my opinion!

Funny that you should mention this now, as I've been reading through the series for the first time this summer. I'm right at the end of Wolves of the Calla and should be able to finish it tonight or tomorrow. It's not what I expected, and it's much better than I thought it would be. We should chat about it in more detail when I've finished the whole series.

I've actually been alternating between The Dark Tower and Harry Potter (also for the first time), so after I finish Wolves I'll be moving on to The Deathly Hallows.
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Re: Read any good books lately?

Unread postby Sun Fin » Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:18 pm

I don't say this to put you off but I preferred the first five over the last two. I think that's partly because the last two get darker!

At the end of book 7 King writes a little bit where he says that this is the end of the book as far as his concerned, however if you want to keep reading there is one final chapter. I read it. I regret reading it. My advice is don't read it. HOWEVER if you intend to watch the films you probably do need to read it to understand whats happening.
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Re: Read any good books lately?

Unread postby Nike12 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:23 am

I was really impressed by Shantaram, nearly 1000 pages, but catching your attention from the beginning to the end of story. Will definitely read it again in few years. Do recommend to read :)
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