In US Bookstores on Oct 11

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Re: In US Bookstores on Oct 11

Post by lombano » Thu Jul 21, 2011 7:31 pm

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Just arrived today from merry old England...Cover sucks, but I don't care....Had to read it now!
I don't like the tag line, but the cover itself isn't so bad, though the US and esp. the Aussie covers are better.
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Post by Nightrider » Thu Jul 21, 2011 7:40 pm

lombano wrote:I don't like the tag line, but the cover itself isn't so bad, though the US and esp. the Aussie covers are better.
Whoever approved the final version of UK cover must be nuts...Tag line is awful as well, but I guess it's necessary these days so the readers will know which genre they're enjoying this week...Cover or no cover, I simply loved reading this novel...
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Re: In US Bookstores on Oct 11

Post by Nightrider » Fri Jul 22, 2011 2:56 am

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Nightrider wrote:Been reading this since Monday...Can't put it down...So good.
Just finished "Harbour" 10 minutes ago...7-20-11. Took me about a week and a half...
What a trip it has been...Beautiful story wrapped in magic...Funny, scary and heartbreaking...I did not want it to end....
The happy ending was a cherry on top....

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Now that I'm done with "Harbour" I need moore....can't wait 'till October for US release of "Little Star" and ...who knows..."Paper Walls" in the near future.
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Re: In US Bookstores on Oct 11

Post by a_contemplative_life » Fri Jul 22, 2011 3:51 am

I also enjoyed Harbour (I have the same paperback), and am looking forward to reading Little Star. I suppose eventually I'll own every book JAL authored that has been translated into English! :D
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Re: In US Bookstores on Oct 11

Post by ofelia » Tue Aug 02, 2011 11:36 pm

October 11... my birthday. And I just found out there was a J.A. Lindqvist in my family a few generations ago. Interesting these coincidences...

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Re: In US Bookstores on Oct 11

Post by Mike2394 » Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:22 pm

I just finished Harbor as well. It only took me 4 days :-o. I had to import it from the UK to the states due to my utter lack of patience lol. I might pick up the stateside version as well though. The cover makes alot of sense if you've finished the story before :D

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Re: In US Bookstores on Oct 11

Post by danielma » Fri Aug 19, 2011 5:47 am

The happy ending was a cherry on top....
Was it really a Happy Ending? Considering the Destruction he causes in order to get her back from the Other side??? It was great that Anders got her back in the end, but I don't know if it was necessarily an overly Happy Ending...or maybe I'm overthinking these things :) Maybe I can't let go of LTROi and want that bittersweet ending all the time :D
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Post by Nightrider » Fri Aug 19, 2011 1:35 pm

Was it really a Happy Ending? Considering the Destruction he causes in order to get her back from the Other side??? It was great that Anders got her back in the end, but I don't know if it was necessarily an overly Happy Ending...or maybe I'm overthinking these things Maybe I can't let go of LTROi and want that bittersweet ending all the time
Anders got his daughter back against all odds and I think it was a happy ending for him. Maja's and Anders' lives are saved, which up until the very end of the book I did not think would happen. Sure, there was destruction and some deaths, but given the "magic" quality of their world I'm sure something good will come out of it.
And there's nothing wrong with overthinking books and plots. That's what they are there for. :)
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Re: In US Bookstores on Oct 11

Post by Wolfchild » Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:50 am

Nightrider wrote:
Was it really a Happy Ending? Considering the Destruction he causes in order to get her back from the Other side??? It was great that Anders got her back in the end, but I don't know if it was necessarily an overly Happy Ending...or maybe I'm overthinking these things Maybe I can't let go of LTROi and want that bittersweet ending all the time
Anders got his daughter back against all odds and I think it was a happy ending for him. Maja's and Anders' lives are saved, which up until the very end of the book I did not think would happen. Sure, there was destruction and some deaths, but given the "magic" quality of their world I'm sure something good will come out of it.
And there's nothing wrong with overthinking books and plots. That's what they are there for. :)
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Not only that, but it looks as though Anders will be able to get back with Cecilia as well. Simon and Anna-Greta are safely off the island. Things really could not have turned out much better for him. I'd say that for Anders, it was like playing a country-western song backwards: He got his truck back, his woman back, and his dog came home. :lol:
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Re: In US Bookstores on Oct 11

Post by Nightrider » Tue Aug 23, 2011 2:52 am

Wolfchild wrote:Not only that, but it looks as though Anders will be able to get back with Cecilia as well. Simon and Anna-Greta are safely off the island. Things really could not have turned out much better for him. I'd say that for Anders, it was like playing a country-western song backwards: He got his truck back, his woman back, and his dog came home. :lol:
Am I the only one who did not want this book to end? Once again, I've read tons of negative feedback about "Harbour" , but I had a great time reading it.
I totally "got" the novel, bonded with the characters and seriously wanted it to go on and on ...and on ....and on... :D
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