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Old 21-04-2006, 11:58   #41
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Only started this yesteday morning and it was impossible to put down. Absolutely loved it. Like most people, its not the kind of book I'd usually go for but I'm glad I took a chance.
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Old 21-04-2006, 19:20   #42
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ahhh hell - I knew I shouldn't look at this thread! Been meaning to read this for ages, finally ordered it the other day, arrived this morning, boyfriends on a night so I could watch a film on my lovely new TV ( he remote hogs and hates movies ) but no... now I just want to go to bed with a bag of haribo, cup of cocoa and a book which I could read any time!!!!!
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Old 23-04-2006, 18:43   #43
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Well I was looking for a book to take on holiday with me and I think I've now found it. Thanks for the recommendation guys!
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Old 24-04-2006, 10:26   #44
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Just feeding back... I didn't like it! I couldn't identify with any of the characters and felt the book just kind of plodded along towards the inevitable.... I wanted to like it, think the whole premise had enormous potential, just didn't really work for me.
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Old 25-04-2006, 08:39   #45
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I got this yesterday, about 180 pages in, brilliant stuff so far. I curious due to all the fuss about it. Loving it, attempting to keep track of the years/ages/dates, etc is lots of fun.

EDIT: Finished it last night, un-put-downable. Very emotional in places too. Well worth it, believe the 'hype' for once.

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Old 14-05-2006, 17:48   #46
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Read it whilst on my jolly hols in every spare second I could grab. Thought it was a wonderful little book. I didn't cry but it did tug at the heart strings at the end.
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Old 26-05-2006, 22:40   #47
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picked this up today in Asda for Ł4. After the glowing reviews on here I am curious about it...
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Old 29-05-2006, 13:04   #48
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ok read about 200 pages yesterday, it's ok but nothing special. I'm presuming there's some twist or clever ending (put spoiler tags if you wanna reveal it though!) as I'm not really the romantic type (in books anyway) and see no point at present in persevering with it.
She does write very nicely though, not really my thing.
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Old 11-06-2006, 22:23   #49
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Just bought this off Ebay on the strength of this thread.

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Old 12-06-2006, 08:27   #50
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I read this last month. It was okay, but I certainly wasn't desperate to find out what happens next. The concept was really good and the story flows nicely but the writing style was such that characters weren't fleshed out and I really didn't like the ending (wasn't explained well enough).

Usually when reading a book I find myself putting faces to all the characters. This did not happen here because the characters never seem to stay constant in their actions/dialogue. I didn't cry because personally I didn't care about the characters enough.

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Old 12-06-2006, 09:03   #51
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i read half of it at xmas at my folks and have not been fussed to finish it. shall get round to it sometime, get dad to bring it down next weekend.
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Having recently seen the film adaption of this, I thought it was a vast improvement on the book. The character's actually became interesting! I think I preferred the books ending, however.
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Having recently seen the film adaption of this, I thought it was a vast improvement on the book. The character's actually became interesting! I think I preferred the books ending, however.
I loved the book, although found it hard to get my head around to begin with, but hated the film, though I did watch it on the plane to America, so didn't really do it justice. I'll have another watch of it on DVD and then make a judgement.
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Weighing in at nearly 18 hours listening, the audiobook was far better than the movie, but the latter was pretty good too.
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the film was just about passable, but was just the book by numbers, it just could not compare - the book i found perfect.
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Having recently seen the film adaption of this, I thought it was a vast improvement on the book. The character's actually became interesting! I think I preferred the books ending, however.
I wasn't really a fan of the book (too sentimenal, too depressing in the second half, not enough sense of time travel as such) but can you spoiler what's different with the film's ending?
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I felt the opposite i guess to L H G - I found the characters interesting and deep in the book, but just charicaturers in the film - it felt like everyone was just moving through the film with some sense that this was a good story and therefore would just automatically be a good film.

There were good elements to it, no denying.

I always felt there was a danger of people coming to the book or film with an interest in time travel and walking away disapointed - to me, the time travel is a pretext for a love story, albeit a very interesting one! - it's a way to bring a totally new angle to a love story, but it is secondary.

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I always felt there was a danger of people coming to the book or film with an interest in time travel and walking away disapointed - to me, the time travel is a pretext for a love story, albeit a very interesting one! - it's a way to bring a totally new angle to a love story, but it is secondary.
Yeah if I'd known that before I'd probably have enjoyed it more, though I did feel the sense of dread of the second half weighed heavy.

It wasn't so much that I had an interest in time travel, I just felt there was no attempt to consider that each time was different from the others so it felt a little flat.
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I wasn't really a fan of the book (too sentimenal, too depressing in the second half, not enough sense of time travel as such) but can you spoiler what's different with the film's ending?
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Old 04-01-2010, 14:52   #60
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I despised the book, and found it horribly wet. Couldn't stand the leads, nor cared about what happened to them. Needless to say, I avoided the film!
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