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janeite Fri 24-Oct-08 22:01:10

Ken Follet

Mr Whicher

and

Twilight

Am I going to be disappointed or ecstatic do you think?

I have read a lot of drivel this year and really hope that these will be good.

janeite Sat 25-Oct-08 11:10:47

Oh dear - I know people on here like "Twilight"; has nobody read the other two?

nuttymum303 Sat 25-Oct-08 19:42:59

I only have Twilight on my TBR pile.

Who wrote Mr Whicher?

Never read any Ken Follett books, what sort of books does he write?

Whicher I don't know.

My mum raves about Follet and is on my "one day" list.

Twilight - I have not met anyone who read it and didn't fall madly in love and lose all sanity like it a bit wink. I made one of DH's friends take it home with her, she looked a bit hmm at my insistence... she came round last week, she is now on book 3 having been out to buy her own copies grin

janeite Sat 25-Oct-08 19:48:19

The Suspicions Of Mr Whicher is by Kate Summerscale; I've never heard of her but the cover looked good!

I've only read one Ken Follet, "The Pillars Of The Earth" which is about the building of a cathedral in the 12th century and all of the lives that are affected by it. It's not brilliant but it's a nice enough story with some lovely description of the buildings. The best thing about it is that it's huge (about a thousand pages) and I read too, too quickly: this one actually kept me going for 3 whole days! The one I've linked to, "World Without End" is the follow up to this; set 200 years later.

"Twilight" is (for dp's ears at least) for my daughter really but I plan to read it first; ordered the second one too but can't remember what it's called.

janeite Sat 25-Oct-08 19:49:01

Flame - great; that's what I like to hear! Am so tired of reading rubbish.

My mum had told us about Pillars for years, we bought her WWE for xmas and she finally read it over the summer, and tells everyone how good it was and what amazing daughters we are.

You had probably best go order Eclipse and Breaking Dawn too.... wink

SoupDragon Sat 25-Oct-08 19:51:23

Twilight is in my pile of To Be Read books atm. Am ploughing through Mr Y at the mo though. Had a splurge on Amazon during my free trial of Amazon Prime

janeite Sat 25-Oct-08 19:51:50

Lol - might save those as Crimble pressies for dd1 if she likes the 1st two.

janeite Sat 25-Oct-08 19:52:20

Was v disappointed by Mr Y.

Mr Y I liked the idea of, but it was very much a plough. Oh, and do not try and read it whilst drinking wine - it turns into gibberish

I bought it for the cover blush <shallow>

SoupDragon Sat 25-Oct-08 19:53:21

It turns into gibberish with a mug of coffee and a babbling 2 yo.

janeite Sat 25-Oct-08 19:53:39

Lol - I thought lots of it was gibberish WITHOUT the wine! The cover is fab though.

TheMoistWorldOfSquelchedBrains Sat 25-Oct-08 19:53:39

Mr. Whicher is good. V intereting from a social history perspective.

I don't even attempt to read with the 2 y/o.

janeite Sat 25-Oct-08 19:55:02

Ooh good. When is it set, MoistWorld?

SoupDragon Sat 25-Oct-08 19:55:23

I bought it because of Flame.

blush That is never good when people say that about books I am not confident in!! I change my mind about Mr Y with the wind grin

nuttymum303 Sat 25-Oct-08 20:02:06

Twilight Saga
1. Twilight (2005)
2. New Moon (2006)
3. Eclipse (2007)
4. Breaking Dawn (2008)

I have all 4 here lol.

janeite Sat 25-Oct-08 20:02:30

Thanks.

SoupDragon Sat 25-Oct-08 20:03:30

I dithered about it after reading some MN fiction thread or other. I have several more "MN Recommends" books in the pile. I think. I got kind of click-happy onAmazon because of the novelty of the books arriving the next day...

janeite Sat 25-Oct-08 20:04:58

Ooh what else have you got? I LOVE new books!

NappiesGalore did the same thing as you with the click happy grin

nuttymum303 Sat 25-Oct-08 20:09:42

Have u read Claire Seeber?

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