"The house-elves of Hogwarts swarmed into the Entrance Hall, screaming and waving carving knives and cleavers, and at their head, the locket of Regulus Black bouncing on his chest, was Kreacher, his bullfrog’s voice audible even above this din: ‘Fight! Fight! Fight for my master, defender of house-elves! Fight the Dark Lord, in the name of brave Regulus! Fight!’"
I’ll be chuffed if the ax that from the film.
Also, Mrs Weasley shouts “NOT MY DAUGHTER, YOU BITCH!” in the film, right?
- Long (at least 500 pages), but preferably available in paperback so it’s not too heavy.
- Engaging enough that I want to continue to read it, but not enthralling the way Harry Potter is so I have to read it in one sitting and then run out of book for the rest of my trip.
- Preferably fiction so I don’t feel the urge to take notes. Historical fiction is my favourite. Also, some science fiction. Ideally nothing that will make me cry because crying on planes hurts my face.
- Trilogies and series are fine, but only if I can find them in single book form.
Any suggestions? Please let there be suggestions.
Have you read “The pillars of the earth” by Ken Follet? The first of two books (the second is “World without end”). Amazingly written, very historical, in England. But… a bit like Harry Potter, and could make you cry… you have to read it though!
Yes, I have and I love them. If I hadn’t just reread them both in the last few months they may have been an option. But I read both in a week so maybe not :P also read his new WWI novel, Fall of Giants. Have you read it? it’s great too :)
- superchloe said: A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry. I admittedly have not actually read this book though. I’m recommending it because I’m going to start reading it this week (once I finish up the last Harry Potter) and I’ve been recommended it before I go to India… block
requested, thanks :D
requested, as is it’s prequel
- paleontologue said: Tristes Tropiques by Claude Levi-Strauss is really nice. It’s his memoir as an anthropologist and some of his philosophical reflections on geology, his travel, religion, etc. or Every Since Darwin By Steven Jay Gould is quite the read as well. :) block
both on my list but I know I’ll want to take notes so in my book queue but not for this trip
- khrisjuhlin said: Have you read “The pillars of the earth” by Ken Follet? The first of two books (the second is “World without end”). Amazingly written, very historical, in England. But… a bit like Harry Potter, and could make you cry… you have to read it though! block
yup but I’ll read them too fast :P
- blindingsmiles said: Kissed by an Angel by Elizabeth Chandler. I’m not sure how long it is, but it’s interesting enough, sad. All that. It is a series, but it’s available in a single book form at Barnes & Noble in paperback.
not really my style but requested anyway cuz it’s good and long :P