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☆ Previous Rounds: Round One

New Book Readers?

(Anonymous) 2015-06-08 03:50 pm (UTC)(link)
Anybody started on the book since being introduced to it via the show? I'm trying to get my hands on a copy. Might be cool to have some book discussion here.

Re: New Book Readers?

(Anonymous) 2015-06-13 02:28 am (UTC)(link)
I read it before but I love seeing people's reactions to things as they go along so if you're just reading the book I'd love to see your predictions and discussions, idk it's interesting. It's been a while so I forgot a lot of stuff. Thinking about re-reading the book myself now.

Re: New Book Readers?

(Anonymous) 2015-06-20 04:34 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm about 40% of the way through the book now, at the point where Strange and Norrell talk after Strange has published his review (and all caught up on the show so far...). I'm absolutely loving it, but I genuinely can't predict anything so far... I saw some comment on the meme about the pillars of darkness, so I know that's a thing, but I honestly can't gues what they actually might be or what will happen in the book. I'm loving seeing the similarities and differences between the show and book though- the differences definitely get greater as the two stories go on, but both are amazing in their own ways, and all the changes the show makes so far have made sense given the different abilities of the book vs to media,

Re: New Book Readers?

(Anonymous) 2015-08-07 03:05 am (UTC)(link)
I just started the book. Does anybody else have the problem that it's very large/cumbersome to carry?? >.

e-reader?

(Anonymous) 2015-09-28 03:28 am (UTC)(link)
nope, as i'm reading an e-pub version. if you have some sort of mobile device you can try it - i can read them on my 3DS and on my computer.

Me, me!

(Anonymous) 2015-09-28 03:27 am (UTC)(link)
I watched the show (found out about it via someone on LJ) and afterwards downloaded the book and audiobook.

I don't think the writing style is all that good, and I'm really wondering about some of the scenes that are written very romantically (why not just go all the way? It's your own book!) but I'm enjoying it. I like that there's much more info than what the series gave us, I'm already planning to rewatch the series after I finish reading. I was somewhat shocked to find so many shippable Childermass/Segundus bits so early on!

Even though I'm reading the footnotes they irritate me - I think I've enjoyed just one part of one of them so far. I'm only reading them in case some happen to have info good for fic purposes. I like the alternate spelling though, frankly I think we should all strive to spell English differently than the way school says we should...

By the way, when I looked in the library for the audiobook version (which I am listening to in Swedish), I saw that the only other language they had it in was Serbo-Croatian. It seems like it must be really popular then, eh?