Edmontooine Book Thread

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  1. liannb Jedi Grand Master

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    we should start something up again, maybe if we made in a designated day each month it would work out better
  2. Rogue_Thunder FanForce CR, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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    Okay, how about the second sunday of the month? We'll start in Febraury, but we'll need to choose a book.
  3. Rogue_Thunder FanForce CR, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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    Heh... still haven't heard back about the book club.

    So, I read Labrynth of Evil. Biiiiig mistake, because now I am way too excited to see the movie and extremely impatient for May 19th. One of the descriptions for the book that I read back in the fall said that this book leads up to the events in Episode 3. They mean literally. From what I know of the opening scene of the movie, the book ends off exactly where the movie is going to pick up. Reading it has gotten me really pumped to see the movie now. Not only does the book leave you where the movie starts, but it sets up some major events for the movie in what amounts to some scattered throw-away lines.

    Spoiler level* - It's hard to say, really. If you know a few things it will spoil you in that it will fill in some gaps in what you know, if you know almost nothing about RotS then it's not likely to spoil you at all because you won't know what plays a prominent role in the movie (except for the last few chapters, which are fairly important to the movie).

    All in all, I gotta say this was one of -if not the greatest- of the prequel books. It has the old-fashioned Bantam-era feel. Not everything is revolving around one planet (Hard Contact, Shatterpoint, Approaching Storm or almost any clone-wars era novel), nor are the backdrops static. The main characters travel all over the galaxy giving it that movie-quality feel. It more than delivers on what it promises.

    Score: 5/5

    *This is my disclaimer about Ep. 3 spoilers. Read at your own risk :p
  4. Rogue_Thunder FanForce CR, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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    Good news for everyone who liked the Da Vinci Code. It's going to be a movie
  5. liannb Jedi Grand Master

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    can't wait to see that, i am currently re-reading harry potter and the orderof the phoenix, its so good :)
  6. geekgirl76 Jedi Master

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    Yeah, but they're saying Tom Hanks is cast as Langdon. Blegh, I don't mind his comedies but can anyone actually picture him as Robert Langdon? :(
  7. Rogue_Thunder FanForce CR, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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    I wouldn't know. I have yet to read it, but I fully intend to as soon as I have the money to pay off my late fees at the library. :p
  8. geekgirl76 Jedi Master

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  9. Rogue_Thunder FanForce CR, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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    Thanks, btw. (don't remember if I said it earlier) :)
  10. JediNekai Jedi Padawan

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    LOL! hitchhicker's guide to the galaxy is sweet!
    Marvin: I think you oughta know I'm feeling very depressed.
    LOL! heh.
    A movie of it is coming out. lol
    the 5 Books are good.
    I've only read #1 and going on to the restaurant at the end Of the universe.
    And Red Dwarf, is the funniest book I've ever read..
    its really great.
  11. Rogue_Thunder FanForce CR, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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    Almost done Da Vinci Code. Awesome book. If they do it right it might make a really good movie.
  12. Rogue_Thunder FanForce CR, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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    I saw a commercial for a documentary on History Television the other day for a doc called The Real Da Vinci Code. Probably to coincide with the movie. It didn't say much but it looks worth checking out :)

    ED: Forgot to mention it's on March 23rd...
  13. liannb Jedi Grand Master

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    Heres a book i'll definately be buying when it comes out in october, why can't it come out now

    Trisha Biggar Dressing the Galaxy: The Costumes of Star Wars
    ?This book presents the elaborate and beautiful costumes that decorate the sets of the six Star Wars films. In it you?ll find everything from pre-production sketches to screen renderings of costumes from each movie, with commentary by designers and actors every step of the way. The full visual panoply of Star Wars regalia is on display; everything from military gear to royal robes to Jedi and Sith costumes are shown from pre-production sketches to artist?s renderings to the final filmed version?stunning photographs present the costumes in more intimate detail than any publication has expressed before.?
    Biggar was the costume designer for the prequels. Price is $50

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    Its published by Abrams books and is due in October.

  14. Rogue_Thunder FanForce CR, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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    Wow. That's gotta be like the Holy Grail for you guys ;)
  15. geekgirl76 Jedi Master

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  16. liannb Jedi Grand Master

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    reading a really good book right now called the Romanov Prophecy by Steve Berry, very davinci codeish, takes place in russia, trying to find surviving members of romanov family and restore them to the throne.
  17. Rogue_Thunder FanForce CR, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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  18. liannb Jedi Grand Master

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    it is, too scary to read before bed though which of course i did :p
  19. Rogue_Thunder FanForce CR, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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    scary too, eh? not too many books out there that scare me...
  20. liannb Jedi Grand Master

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    its not really scary, but late at night i don't like to read anything remotely scaring cause i'll have bad dreams, they were just being murdered nothing too bad
  21. liannb Jedi Grand Master

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    new harry potter is soooo good, of course :p was too tired to stay up last night too read it, we got our book within 5 minutes of them going on sale, it was amazingly organized, gencon could learn a thing or two from chapters :p
  22. geekgirl76 Jedi Master

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    :_| I have to wait all day and I din't even confirm that Kit was coming back here after the mall trip, I should call and find that out or I'll have to go get it.
  23. liannb Jedi Grand Master

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    you should have come with us last night and got it :p i think i can easily finish it today :)
  24. liannb Jedi Grand Master

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    OH MY GOD thats all i can say the book is so good, now i can't go to sleep till i finish it :p
  25. geekgirl76 Jedi Master

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    Will you be done by tommorow? :p J/K
    The little brat has gone on a sleep over with the darn thing. :mad: I walked past Coles at Kingsway today, all the time trying to justify getting a second copy with "they have the "grown up" cover copy too". :p
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