Skip Navigation

The TP Book Club is now in session...

Travel Forums Off Topic The TP Book Club is now in session...

Page 1 ...

Last Post

71. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 11y

Ha sanyone read any of Phillip Pullmans His dark materials triology?

Northern lights, Subtle knife or amber spyglass,

if not I really recommend them! Im reading them for the second time, and I cannot put them down or get them out of my head they're so haunting!!

m

72. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Quoting mim

Ha sanyone read any of Phillip Pullmans His dark materials triology?

Northern lights, Subtle knife or amber spyglass,

if not I really recommend them! Im reading them for the second time, and I cannot put them down or get them out of my head they're so haunting!!

m

A friend gave me the first two (on loan) and I read them.... I'm afraid they were not my cup of tea. I have not read the third and chances are, I won't. I liked the premise of the series, but I have a very hard time with children and animals in peril. It would have been easier for me if the relationship between them had not been the way it was. (I'm trying not to give anything away plot-wise for those who may read them...)

The Harry Potter books also put children in horrible situations, but the whole dynamic is different - for me anyway. I love the Potter books, though at times, I just keep thinking something has to get better. And, it does.

Sorry Mim!!!! The writing was very good and loads of readers love the series. I'm just not one of them... I tried, I really did!

73. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 11y

Sorry but I'm not a Harry Potter fan, I enjoyed the official first reading by the author but more for the reactions of the proud excited kids but I just can't get into them. aghhh I've read them all, the new one included but still nothing okay now where did i leave my jackie collins literature (just joking guys) I'm reading the long way around at the moment, Evan and Charlie come across as really cool guys, also following the repeat on tv for the scenery ;)

74. Posted by kb7678 (Budding Member 40 posts) 11y

Raven - The Long Way Round is a fantastic book you will enjoy it.

Can anyone recommend a good travel book to read. One that fires up the imagination and just makes you want to pack up and go!

75. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 11y

I do know what you mean Isa, I would have read them again sooner but I was actually kind of afraid to, the writing is so fantastic though,

When I read it I always have my cat sat near me for a squeeze in the bad bits, my mum said she was exactly like my daemon

no offense taken though! I just thought they were a better options for those who didn't get the potter thing which I think are kind of formulaic and not particularly well written ... although I have enjoyed a couple of them.

76. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Oh, I agree completely - they are definitely well written and a good series for those not into the Potter books!

I just happen to have 9 daemons at the moment and had to keep checking on them all while I read. I guess the part that I really had a hard time with - the descriptive writing had me feeling the connections and severed connections. I would actually feel a very high level of anxiety, to the point of panic attack chest pains. I didn't like that at all!!!! It's quality writing when you can get the reader that involved in the story though.

77. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

Quoting kb7678

Raven - The Long Way Round is a fantastic book you will enjoy it.

Can anyone recommend a good travel book to read. One that fires up the imagination and just makes you want to pack up and go!

Hi Kb,

On Tway's recommendation I recently got "Vagabonding" by Rolf Potts. Had to order it from Amazon, but that should get you pretty fired up to abandon everything secure at home and hit the road.

78. Posted by summer910 (Respected Member 1342 posts) 11y

Have I recommended Neil Gaiman yet? Probably not, how remiss of me. Anyway, Mr Sandman needs no introduction. I actually haven't gotten round to reading Sandman yet, but I love "Stardust", "American Gods", "Coraline" and "The Dream Hunters", all of which I recommend. :)

I don't like Harry Potter either. I simply fail to see the fascination. And she's not the first one to have written about boy wizards.

79. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

I didn't like Harry Potter much, either. When I finished the first one, I thought "That's a really great book - for kids." I would definitely encourage my own kids (whenever those appear) to read the series, because the story and the language are so rich and imaginative. So much better than those old "Babysitter" books and "Nancy Drew" things we used to read! But it's not my own, personal thing.

80. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 11y

O.k so my next suggestion I'll try and avoid animal cruelty

I also just read the time travellers wife by Niffeneger that is very very good!
(no animal cruelty)

m

Page 1 ...

Last Post