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Post by SonjaMarie » Thu January 10th, 2013, 3:16 am

[quote=""Tanzanite""]oops - it seems in my brevity (typing on my phone and that damn auto correct is annoying so I tend to keep it short!) I left the wrong impression. I only meant that I wouldn't include stuff like the one in question in the future. I'll admit it was a little out there but I thought a few members at least had mentioned they like those fairy tale re-telling stories and I've included a few that I've run across over the last few years so thought I would include this one. Plus, I gotta admit - I love the cover!!

So, no worries. Apologies for any confusion. :o [/quote]

*WHEW!* I really thought I had driven you away, yikes! *Sighs breathe of relief!*

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Post by Vanessa » Thu January 10th, 2013, 11:17 am

I love this thread! Thanks for taking the time to let us know about all the new releases, Tanzanite - it's much appreciated.
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Post by Madeleine » Wed January 16th, 2013, 4:22 pm

Dan Brown has a new book out in May, based around Dante's Inferno.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Wed January 16th, 2013, 7:06 pm

Not just any book, the new Robert Langdon mystery, already preordered for Kindle.

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Post by annis » Wed January 16th, 2013, 7:38 pm

Posted by Madeline
Dan Brown has a new book out in May, based around Dante's Inferno.
Unfortunately...

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Post by EC2 » Wed January 16th, 2013, 8:28 pm

[quote=""annis""]Posted by Madeline


Unfortunately...[/quote]

Yes, there has been much gnashing of academic teeth on a medievalist list where I hang out!
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

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Post by Berengaria » Thu January 17th, 2013, 5:30 am

[quote=""EC2""]Yes, there has been much gnashing of academic teeth on a medievalist list where I hang out![/quote]
I could not get through his last novel....I'm hoping that this one is better, but I think I'll wait and see what other readers' responses are before I buy it!

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Post by Mythica » Thu January 17th, 2013, 9:12 am

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]Not just any book, the new Robert Langdon mystery, already preordered for Kindle.

SM[/quote]

Same here! Don't care what people say, I love his novels. Whether they are historically accurate or not, I love a good conspiracy/mystery mixed with history and action/adventure. It's fun. Plus, Da Vinci Code introduced me to the Gnostic Gospels - can't really complain when a novel introduces you to real parts of history you didn't know about before (and this was before I got into history and historical fiction).

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Post by SonjaMarie » Thu January 17th, 2013, 10:05 am

[quote=""Mythica""]Same here! Don't care what people say, I love his novels. Whether they are historically accurate or not, I love a good conspiracy/mystery mixed with history and action/adventure. It's fun. Plus, Da Vinci Code introduced me to the Gnostic Gospels - can't really complain when a novel introduces you to real parts of history you didn't know about before (and this was before I got into history and historical fiction).[/quote]

And then I read a book about the book to learn more about the stuff Brown is writing about and where he got it right or wrong.

I still need to read Dan Burstein's "Secret's of Angels & Demons".

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Post by Madeleine » Thu January 17th, 2013, 11:15 am

[quote=""Mythica""]Same here! Don't care what people say, I love his novels. Whether they are historically accurate or not, I love a good conspiracy/mystery mixed with history and action/adventure. It's fun. Plus, Da Vinci Code introduced me to the Gnostic Gospels - can't really complain when a novel introduces you to real parts of history you didn't know about before (and this was before I got into history and historical fiction).[/quote]

I agree totally - DVC was a daft page-turner, A & D wasn't bad (but bonkers) and I haven't bothered with Digital Fortress or Deception Point despite having DP at home. I didn't fancy Lost Symbol but I am quite intrigued by the new one, will wait for reviews and then the pb.
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