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leehow
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Post by leehow » Sun January 11th, 2009, 8:37 am

The Meaning of Night by Michael Cox,just did not like it at all.

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Vanessa
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Post by Vanessa » Sun January 11th, 2009, 11:51 am

I loved The Meaning of Night and have the sequel, The Glass of Time, on my TBR pile.
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Post by leehow » Sun January 11th, 2009, 5:06 pm

I guess it is a book you love or hate,and i hated it(proberly to strong a word).

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Post by Misfit » Sun January 11th, 2009, 5:35 pm

[quote=""leehow""]I guess it is a book you love or hate,and i hated it(proberly to strong a word).[/quote]

I couldn't get past 100 pages of it either, it must be a love or hate type of book.

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Post by Kasthu » Sun January 11th, 2009, 5:40 pm

[quote=""Vanessa""]I loved The Meaning of Night and have the sequel, The Glass of Time, on my TBR pile.[/quote]

I LOVED The Meaning of Night, and The Glass of Time is just as good! I guess you just have to be in the right mood for it.

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Vanessa
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Post by Vanessa » Sun January 11th, 2009, 8:31 pm

They both have great websites, too. My copy of The Meaning of Night is a proof copy, which I received to take part in some sort of hge Market Research survey.

http://www.themeaningofnight.com/index.html
http://www.glassoftime.com/
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Post by Kasthu » Sun January 11th, 2009, 8:55 pm

[quote=""Vanessa""]They both have great websites, too. My copy of The Meaning of Night is a proof copy, which I received to take part in some sort of hge Market Research survey.

http://www.themeaningofnight.com/index.html
http://www.glassoftime.com/[/quote]

I wonder why there are two separate websites for Michael Cox's books? You'd think that things might be easier for the author/ website administrator to have everything on one site...

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Vanessa
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Favourite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Post by Vanessa » Sun January 11th, 2009, 10:22 pm

Mchael Cox doesn't seem to have a personal website. I wonder if the websites are publisher based?
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Post by diamondlil » Mon January 12th, 2009, 8:07 am

Maybe they will join them all again later. That's what happens with Robert Alexander's websites once there was three books.
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Post by Laura » Mon January 12th, 2009, 3:05 pm

I don´t like PG books since her historical facts don´t correspond to real ones.

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