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Old 08-17-2014, 09:14 PM   #3491
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Huck Finn is a bit drier/serious, it has more social commentary than Tom does. Tow Sawyer is a kids story, Huck Finn is for the adults.
So you didnt read Huck Finn?
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Old 08-17-2014, 09:16 PM   #3492
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Nope, I have Peter Pan Syndrome...
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Old 08-17-2014, 09:36 PM   #3493
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I'd think it is more like The Wizard of Oz
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Old 08-17-2014, 09:43 PM   #3494
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Old 08-17-2014, 09:47 PM   #3495
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I'd think it is more like The Wizard of Oz

Oh, respectful leader, I think you're totally off base. Since PF is a member of the medical community, Peter Pan IS the appropriate reference.
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He was calling me a Munchkin...I might even bite both ankles.
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Old 08-22-2014, 10:49 PM   #3497
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I've been reading various urban fantasy series:

Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress series
Karen Chance's Dorina Basarab / Damphir series
Nalini Singh's Guild Hunter series
Karen Chance's Cassie Palmer series
Stacia Kane's Downside series

If anybody is interested in urban fantasy that's over 2 dozen books right there. In some ways they're like SciFi except that fantasy is no longer constrained by the laws of science -- yet they still need an internal logic of their own, interesting characters, suspense...

My other favorite urban fantasy authors include Kim Harrison, Patricia Briggs, Karen Marie Moning...
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Old 08-23-2014, 12:03 AM   #3498
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I just finished Diana Gabaldon's eighth book in the Outlander Serires, Written in My Own Heart's Blood, great author.

Her books grab you and hold you, well, they do me anyways...

Now I see that the book is a series on the Starz network

WOW!

Only wish we got that channel

Sadder yet, now I'll have to wait another 4-5 years for the next "Big Book"

Kgirl, I love the Outlander series as well as Diana Gabaldon's other books. I've been reading them for years. I am also watching the TV series on Starz. I haven't begun The newest book yet. I'm reading one of her Lord John Grey books right now.


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So you didnt read Huck Finn?
(late to the discussion, I know)

I guess I'm the odd one out here. I greatly prefered Huck Finn to Tom Sawyer. The characters in Huck were real to me, and he seemed like the kind of kid I could have been friends with. I could sympathize with Huck, and empathize. I found him very likeable.

Tom's adventures just seemed obnoxious and I spent a lot of the book being glad he wasn't my little brother or someone I had to go to school with. And Becky (I think that was her name, the girl who liked Tom) annoyed me, although I don't remember why. The charachters didn't seem as alive to me either.

Huck Finn and To Kill a Mockingbird are the only two books I had to read in high school that I remember actually liking. Well, and some of Shakespere's plays but they're plays, not books.
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