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Battlefield Earth
« on: May 31, 2005, 11:59:10 am »
Best book I have read.  Right were a lot of books would end, it keeps going, and the story is grand.  I couldn't put it down.



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Re: Battlefield Earth
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2005, 09:25:21 pm »
Wow, I think you might need to read a bit more! Battlefield Earth was good, but I have read a lot more books which were much better.

Trying to think of a book to recommend to you, which do you like more -- science fiction or fantasy books?
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Re: Battlefield Earth
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2005, 11:08:11 am »
Both.  Don't read much, I'm spoiled by visual input.  I've read a lot fo the Xanth series by Peirs Anthony, that's Fantasy.

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Re: Battlefield Earth
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2005, 11:41:42 am »
Ah, Xanth. Yeah, I used to read his stuff. The Xanth series started out okay, but it got very kiddie after book 10 or so.

Well, if you like Piers Anthony and both fantasy and Sci-Fi I would recommend that you read the "The Apprentice Adept Series" by Piers Anthony. I actually just reread this series a few years ago and it's pretty good. Not amazing but a lot of fun, and it has lots of gaming in it! There are just 3 books total (there is a second series, but I'm not sure how good that is as I never read it). The books are Split Infinity, Blue Adept, and Juxtaposition. Give those a try...
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Re: Battlefield Earth
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2005, 02:09:21 pm »
If you like Fantasy, but with a big dose of incredibly funny stuff, then try out any of the discworld books by terry pratchett!

Id reccommend either The Color of Magic, or Night Watch if your intrested!

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Re: Battlefield Earth
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2005, 07:57:26 am »
If you like Fantasy, but with a big dose of incredibly funny stuff, then try out any of the discworld books by terry pratchett!

Id reccommend either The Color of Magic, or Night Watch if your intrested!

Finding Pratchett "funny" is a matter of taste, i assure you.

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Re: Battlefield Earth
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2005, 08:45:20 am »
Finding Pratchett "funny" is a matter of taste, i assure you.


Of course it is... he's British  :P
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Re: Battlefield Earth
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2006, 02:28:11 pm »
Battlefield Earth..was really weird and way too long.  Just like the bible.  Ok so it's not AS bad as that book, since it has more than just filler, but since it was written by that religious nutcase L. Ron Hubbard, it's..just weird.   The movie sucked really badly though.

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Re: Battlefield Earth
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2006, 02:33:22 pm »
I've never read Battlefield Earth the film put me right off. I love terry Pratchett's stuff it's very funny.
and LoreAlmighty Please do not call the bible that offended me some what.
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Re: Battlefield Earth
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2006, 03:20:09 pm »
Er if my comment offends you on the Bible, than don't read it.  At least, I think you're asking me not to talk trash on the bible when it's obviously a bad book.

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Re: Battlefield Earth
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2006, 03:26:31 pm »
I'm just asking if you would mind being a bit more respectful. Comments on religions can offten be taken the wrong way.

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Re: Battlefield Earth
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2006, 03:29:31 pm »
Well maybe you shouldn't be in a religion then  ;D  But fine, I'll tone down my bible bashing...if I can.

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Re: Battlefield Earth
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2006, 05:04:28 pm »
We have many different members here of different religions and non-religions. Probably a good idea not to bring religion into the discussion if the intent is to offend anyone. There have been some discussions in the past on religion that were done in a very civilized manner. Let's keep the bashing out of it please.... and back on the subject of Battlefield Earth.

I actually have not read this book but I did see the movie. Hopefully the book was better.


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Re: Battlefield Earth
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2006, 02:13:07 am »
Well I wasn't trying to offend anyone.  I was just saying the bible is not great literature.  Most people who read it read it for religious guideness and not for entertainment, so I didn't expect to offend anyone.  But ok, no more bible bashing then. 

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Re: Battlefield Earth
« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2006, 10:44:26 pm »
The movie was horrid.

The book is very good.  Just ignore the movie and the author, because they are irrelevant.  All that matters is the story.