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    I'm reading On the Road for my course, pretty good so far!

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    I've finally picked up a book again! I started The Hobbit absolutely ages ago and never really got into it. I've just started Under The Dome by Stephen King and I think it's going to be something I can really get into.
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    Stephen King is the greatest writer in the history of the universe. Just started 'Warbreaker' by Brandon Sanderson
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nomos View Post
    Stephen King is the greatest writer in the history of the universe. Just started 'Warbreaker' by Brandon Sanderson
    I really haven't read that much Stephen King. Maybe 4 or 5 things. I intend to read more though now that I seem to be back into reading again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nomos View Post
    Stephen King is the greatest writer in the history of the universe. Just started 'Warbreaker' by Brandon Sanderson
    Actually Tolkien is :P but I will let you off this time.

    Speaking of Mr King, I am currently reading Misery, I'm really enjoying it but I've still very much got the Game of Thrones bug but I'm having to wait till I can get hold of the fourth book (number 3, part 2).
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    Tolkein is OK, but way too long winded. He either gets his point across too quickly (they advanced, they fought long and hard, but the dwarves won in the end) or too slowly (they talked for eighteen pages until they realised that the Uruk-Hai had already cooked the Hobbits).

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    That's true, if I had read his books at a later age I would have agreed with you, but I read them when I was a little girl, started with The Hobbit when I was 5, so there is a lot of nostalgia and sentimental value for me, because of that I really quite like the erratic pace.
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    I think that's why I started reading The Hobbit at the beginning of the year and still haven't finished. He just goes on and on and it made me dread picking up the book. I will go back to it and try to read it again because I want to have read it by the time the next film comes out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catface View Post
    I think that's why I started reading The Hobbit at the beginning of the year and still haven't finished. He just goes on and on and it made me dread picking up the book. I will go back to it and try to read it again because I want to have read it by the time the next film comes out.
    Honestly if you can finish it then do because it is fantastic, the films really don't do the book justice, as good as the first one was and as much as I am looking forward to the second one.
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