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Got it!

Post by metoo » Thu Aug 21, 2014 4:50 pm

Will start reading...
But from the beginning Eli was just Eli. Nothing. Anything. And he is still a mystery to me. John Ajvide Lindqvist

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Re: Got it!

Post by metoo » Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:24 am

Done.
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Re: Got it!

Post by drakkar » Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:13 am

Ordered it! :)
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Re: Got it!

Post by metoo » Fri Aug 22, 2014 12:49 pm

Good!

Then we might start discussing it in about a week, or so?
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Re: Got it!

Post by Nightrider » Fri Aug 22, 2014 2:13 pm

metoo wrote:Done.
Does this mean you're finished reading it?
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Re: Got it!

Post by metoo » Fri Aug 22, 2014 4:02 pm

Nightrider wrote:Does this mean you're finished reading it?
Yep.

I have difficulties to pause reading a piece of fiction once started, so I generally read everything from start to end in one go. This time I did sleep a few hours in the middle, though. I didn't get the novel until late afternoon, and my waking hours ended before the novel. ;-)
I'm also on vacation, so...
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Re: Got it!

Post by EEA » Fri Aug 22, 2014 4:07 pm

Cool. Hopefully the English translation comes out soon.

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Re: Got it!

Post by Nightrider » Fri Aug 22, 2014 4:19 pm

So....did you like it?
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Re: Got it!

Post by metoo » Fri Aug 22, 2014 5:10 pm

Nightrider wrote:So....did you like it?
Yes, well, I generally find it difficult to make judgements about (fiction) books. I guess I'm rather highly suggestible, so if the story isn't exceptionally bad or annoying, I submerge into the story and stay there until I emerge at the other end. Others may have different standards.

That said, the novel is about ten people, a dog and a cat. That is, there are many different action threads going on. I have no problem with this, but others may find it distracting.

One might say that one theme of this book is this: If you only know people's history well enough, you might be able to understand them. You still don't need to like them, though.

But not everything in this novel is explained. The reader is left with unresolved questions.
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Re: Got it!

Post by Nightrider » Sat Aug 23, 2014 4:02 am

Sooooo....You had no reaction....at all.......

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