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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2005 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

reading back my post didnt make much sense did it?

well i knew what i meant.......even if noone else did
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2005 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I knew what you meant... but I thought you were wrong.

And I don't think you understood what Myste & SK, in particular, were saying.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2005 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dont get me wrong here the footnotes are not that bad
i just would have preferred to get the info through the actual story
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2005 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah... but, like Myste & SK both said quite clearly, the footnotes add a pseudo-documentary quality. And it's a deliberate literary device, not a random afterthought.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2005 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

edge wrote But i thought you were wrong


like my english teacher always says, no one is wrong when giving their opinion Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2005 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

okay so i was up to 1am last night and i finally finished Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell.
Couple of questions about the ending:
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Was that John Uskglass that reivied Vincilicus? i assumed it was but it was never explicitly stated. Did Stephen Black become a sort of reincarnation of the Raven King?


Whens the sequel coming out? Wink
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2005 11:42 pm    Post subject: Theanswer is.. Reply with quote

jay..yes..that was The Raven King, john uskglass, etc,,popping out of nowhere, brought forth by the two protagonists, reviving the Vin.

,,I agree, when is the sequel due?...MEL
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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2005 6:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In regards to the Steven Black Question that's an interesting thougth, honestly don't know, but I am also under the assumption Lurch is right. Many people thought (for some reason) the "Man with the Thistled down hair" was the Raven King, whcih is of course no true, but it was a popular thought.

Anyways jsut as a note, I spoke to Susanna's UK publicist who has said Susanna will gladly participate in an interview over at FBS to pub the release of the paperback edition of Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, which of course is a incredible coup for us. WIthotu a doubt the sequel will loom large in my questioning. Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2005 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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He is my favourite character from the Story. He was so funny Very Happy


" The stronger men ecsaped but the old and young were burnt to death."
I was actually laughing when he said this Very Happy Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2005 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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He is my favourite character from the Story. He was so funny


I think mine was Childermass, although Clarke's idea for Viniculous was just masterful IMHO. John Uskglass...great, great, appearance, just magical.
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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2005 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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yea liked him too.

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Espescially when he allowed Lacelles to cut him to get the box

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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2005 5:14 pm    Post subject: Fascinating...... Reply with quote

..i found the Thisle Down Dude to be the spookiest. His danger was malevolent. I found Black's inheritance, how do I say this, predictable?, too politically correct? The circumstances of his inheritance was intriguing tho. The " just desserts" ending for all the characters was well done thru all the twists and turns, a fun and great read of Clarke's imagination...MEL
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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2005 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Enjoyed the book, liked Clarke's writing style, and find that Jonathan Strange is now a favourite character of mine. Deserved all the praise it got, I think.
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how long did it take you to read, i got it christmas and finished last week, but i went for periods of up to a month without reading it.
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Erm, about two weeks, I think. Went very slowly at first, but read "Jonathan Strange" and "John Uskglass" in three or four days.
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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2005 3:53 pm    Post subject: hhhmm..about... Reply with quote

..I bought Strange/Norrell at the same time as Runes,,xmas,,After Runes I got to Strange...mind you, my brain needed a different pace after Runes. So, it took me about 3 weeks of leisurely reading with 75 percent of the read in the first 18 to 19 days. The Last 25 percent proved harder to put down...geez I like that book!...MEL
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i had so much on recently it was probably the longest time ive ever spent on one book.
Anyway up to pace again with earthsea
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2005 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I put the book on hold for a while, then jumped back into it (felt guilty, as it sat on my nightstand for a couple of months collecting dust), and am very glad I did. Especially now that "Pottermania" is back. I do think that the first third of the book drags, but it definitely picks up when Strange arrives. I'm now about 2/3's done, and will be sorry to finish.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iE1nsOoTJos

The BBC adapted this. Season 1 is out. Enjoy.

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/76656

(They pronounce Norrell like "coral", but I had always pronouced it na-REL, like "hotel". The title has better meter that way, IMO.)
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I pronounce it like "coral" as well. I might check this out...an adaptation for screen might actually improve it. Give it some pacing and a bit of action. Book was a bit disappointing, despite having promise.

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