ONLY 25 DAYS LEFT TILL ENGLISH RELEASE

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Re: ONLY 25 DAYS LEFT TILL ENGLISH RELEASE

Post by Nightrider » Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:26 am

DISPATCHED!!!!!!!!

I should have it by the end of the next week....
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Re: ONLY 25 DAYS LEFT TILL ENGLISH RELEASE

Post by metoo » Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:54 pm

Swaefheard wrote:The doorbell just rang and the postman was standing there with a package from Amazon.

Yes! I have it already!

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You should have read it (LTODD) by now. Comments?
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Re: ONLY 25 DAYS LEFT TILL ENGLISH RELEASE

Post by Swaefheard » Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:43 pm

It's been worth the wait. I haven't had time to read it as carefully as it deserves yet because I look after my 99 year old grandmother, who keeps me occupied!

I think most of us know at least the bare bones of LTODD so I don't think think what I write contains spoilers but I've hidden it anyway.

I must read it again tonight. As someone wrote here, being familiar with book and film LTROI adds to the experience. It feels as though Eli and Oskar are present throughoutand where have I read the words like 'that's just the way it is' before, and that someone 'looked at me as though he were searching for something'? :think:

When the narrator goes to Stefan and Karin's empty cottage I couldn't help but think of the scene in the film where Oskar returns to Eli's vacated apartment and looks around, deep in his memories.

Hands play their part in this story as well, Stefan, Karin, the narrator and of course, Eli and Oskar.


No doubt there will be much discussion once everyone receives their copies.

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Re: ONLY 25 DAYS LEFT TILL ENGLISH RELEASE

Post by JToede » Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:22 pm

I am going to sneak out of work and run to the local ye olde booke shoppe tomorrow.
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Re: ONLY 25 DAYS LEFT TILL ENGLISH RELEASE

Post by Hassildor » Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:59 pm

DISPATCHED!!! :D

But I probably wont be getting it for another two weeks. Oh well, I have Handling the Undead to finish.
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Re: ONLY 25 DAYS LEFT TILL ENGLISH RELEASE

Post by Makalli » Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:20 am

Wow... Everyone's got it now but me!

I went to every single bookshop in town, a town of 146000 and it wasn't there in any of them- they were still waiting for their deliveries. :x :cry:

I'm seriously going crazy here. What am I going to do? Arrgh
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Re: ONLY 25 DAYS LEFT TILL ENGLISH RELEASE

Post by gattoparde59 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:39 am

JToede wrote:I am going to sneak out of work and run to the local ye olde booke shoppe tomorrow.
The book is being published here in the US?

At any rate I am going to wait and get this as a Christmas present.

I'll break open the story and tell you what is there. Then, like the others that have fallen out onto the sand, I will finish with it, and the wind will take it away.

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Post by JToede » Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:54 am

We'll see
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Post by Nightrider » Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:49 am

gattoparde59 wrote:
The book is being published here in the US?

At any rate I am going to wait and get this as a Christmas present.
There's no current plans for US release of LTODD. The only JAL related news is a domestic publication of Little Star in October.
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Re: ONLY 25 DAYS LEFT TILL ENGLISH RELEASE

Post by JToede » Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:06 pm

Nightrider wrote:
gattoparde59 wrote:
The book is being published here in the US?

At any rate I am going to wait and get this as a Christmas present.
There's no current plans for US release of LTODD. The only JAL related news is a domestic publication of Little Star in October.
NOW y'all tell me, get my hopes up and then crush 'em like a bug.
they just barely got LTROI here in my part of North Carolina- I might have to get on a boat to England to pick up a copy
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