I'm on the fence! (Looking for some info)

Discuss the November 2016 Book of the Month, Roan: The Tales Of Conor Archer by E. R. Barr.
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Re: I'm on the fence! (Looking for some info)

Post by Gravy » 08 Nov 2016, 03:59

Oh. My. Gosh.

I just thought to look at the page count for this book, and I'm, like :faint:

Perhaps this is why the second book is not yet written :lol:
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Post by gali » 08 Nov 2016, 05:09

Gravy wrote:Oh. My. Gosh.

I just thought to look at the page count for this book, and I'm, like :faint:

Perhaps this is why the second book is not yet written :lol:
lol Perhaps. :lol:

I am reading it now and so far so good.
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Post by Gravy » 10 Nov 2016, 00:56

There's quite difference between the pages count on bookshelves, and the page count on Amazon :eusa-think:
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Post by gali » 10 Nov 2016, 01:07

Gravy wrote:There's quite difference between the pages count on bookshelves, and the page count on Amazon :eusa-think:
I found there is always a difference between the two for some reason. The page count on my kindle is 671 pages.
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Post by Rachaelamb1 » 11 Nov 2016, 11:23

I've been reading for ages and only 25% through lol. Should've started reading a month ago!

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Post by curious_daisy » 11 Nov 2016, 15:31

I have so many books on my tBR this month plus I'm trying to do nanowrimo so I still dont know whether I want to read this book :/ How is everyone liking it so far?

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Post by Janetleighgreen » 11 Nov 2016, 15:49

curious_daisy wrote:I have so many books on my tBR this month plus I'm trying to do nanowrimo so I still dont know whether I want to read this book :/ How is everyone liking it so far?
It's an interesting story, but personally, I think it is longer than it needs to be. I read fast and am having trouble getting through it. I think it's definitely worth the read, but be ready to invest some time.

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Post by gali » 11 Nov 2016, 23:40

Janetleighgreen wrote:
curious_daisy wrote:I have so many books on my tBR this month plus I'm trying to do nanowrimo so I still dont know whether I want to read this book :/ How is everyone liking it so far?
It's an interesting story, but personally, I think it is longer than it needs to be. I read fast and am having trouble getting through it. I think it's definitely worth the read, but be ready to invest some time.
I like it too. I agree that the author could have tightens some parts of the tale.
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Post by Amcdanel86 » 12 Nov 2016, 00:05

I have started reading it. I like what I read so far but not getting into it like other books that I don't want to put down

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Post by Gnome » 12 Nov 2016, 21:56

I just bought the book. Reading the interview with the author pushed me over the edge. ER Barr sounds a lot like my college advisor who is a Lewis scholar.

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Post by Janetleighgreen » 12 Nov 2016, 22:18

Gnome wrote:I just bought the book. Reading the interview with the author pushed me over the edge. ER Barr sounds a lot like my college advisor who is a Lewis scholar.
I will finish tonight. I usually read a book in a few days. This one took a couple weeks. It's a good story, just long. I think it could've been a bit shorter. I think you'll like it though.

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Post by gali » 13 Nov 2016, 14:12

I have read %80 of it and hopefully will finish it by tomorrow. I agree with Janetleighgreen that it is a good story but far too long. I believe fans of the genre will enjoy it though.
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Post by ebeth » 13 Nov 2016, 14:31

It wasn't too bad of a story for something I generally would not read. I actually found the ending quite nice so it is worth it to finish. It did take me a few weeks. Like I said before I had to jump to another book sometimes. I probably would not continue if their is a second book to the series but that is only because this is not something I would normally read. I gave it a try and am glad that I did. Just because I say that I will probably not read it again, doesn't mean that you shouldn't because you might have a different taste in books than I do.

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Post by bookowlie » 14 Nov 2016, 14:02

I am also on the fence about reading this book. I was a bit put off by the length, even though the story looks interesting. It's a big commitment since I also belong to an in-person book club, read review books, and books of my own choosing. Added to the mix is I am still in the middle of last month's BOTM and don't want to continue to fall behind with future monthly picks.
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Post by gali » 14 Nov 2016, 14:20

bookowlie wrote:I am also on the fence about reading this book. I was a bit put off by the length, even though the story looks interesting. It's a big commitment since I also belong to an in-person book club, read review books, and books of my own choosing. Added to the mix is I am still in the middle of last month's BOTM and don't want to continue to fall behind with future monthly picks.
Knowing your taste, I don't think the book is for you. 8)
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