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Not as good as the books.

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Is Outlander the series that includes Graham McTavish? Dwalin in the Hobbit movies

I have heard about it, but I can't get it on tv yet.
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The Outlander series is next on my Kindle.. if I ever get time to read.

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The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared, by Jonas Jonasson.

This was an oddball story that I picked up on an impulse and really enjoyed. Until a few minutes ago, I didn't realize it was also made into a movie.

The main character, Allan Karlsenn, decides to escape his nursing home to avoid his 100th birthday party. He leaves without any particular destination in mind, and we soon learn that Allen has led a very interesting life. His early training in a munitions factory during WW1 resulted in him eventually meeting and sometimes working for some very important and famous historical figures, and apparently having an effect on historical events. And while Allen is musing on his past life, he is not yet finished having adventures. Early on in his escape, a criminal foolishly asks him to watch a suitcase while he uses the bathroom, feeling he can safely trust a doddering old man. When the bus arrives early, Allen takes the case on board, so now it is not just the nursing home and police who will be searching for him. The story of Allen's exciting past alternates with his new adventure, as an odd assortment of people connect with him and his ill-gotten gains.

The writing style was a bit odd, perhaps because it was translated, but it's a worthwhile read.
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If you like fantasy comedy that goes over the top, you have probably already tried Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels. I have mixed feelings about them myself, but one of my favourite books is Pratchett's "Wyrd Sisters", which establishes the dominating coven of witches on Discworld.

If you haven't read Discworld novels: Discworld is a world that lives up to all the beliefs of the past. It is flat, and carried on the back of elephants who stand on a giant tortoise. Magic is real, a country suspiciously similar to Egypt has slipped into a dimensional crevice because of pyramid power, etc.

I used to read a lot of Pratchett's novels, and eventually came to the conclusion that the stories starring these very three very well defined witch characters (and a cat) were superior to his wizard novels, or any other type of character. Somehow the witches are more fully developed, more humorous, and their plot-lines really gel. Some of his other novels seem to have long weak spots, and be padded with filler, relying on a one-joke premise. Take Death -- robe, scythe and all. He was a great character to include, and if Pratchett had used him more sparingly, he would have remained effective, but he ended up in every single book.
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I think Wyrd Sisters was the first Discworld book I read. I've read about dozen (quite many years since last though). My favorites are Death books, particularly Reaper Man and Hogfather (TV version was great too).

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I love reading. Last yr I read 74 books. My new goal is 80 this yr but i haven't started yet. No worried cause when I get started i can't stop. I can read 150 pages in one day, But I have recently gotten into Molly Harper. She write vampires and Were Wolf series. I have read her books 3x. For those who love papranorml romance check her out.

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Thanks Natalie, I will. emoticon I'm currently reading a book from a book challenge. It's a murder mystery and pretty good I just never seem to sit down and read. It's called Maniacal: A Detective Jade Monroe Crime Thriller Book 1.

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I'm in the middle of one of Margery Allingham's Albert Campion mysteries. Haven't picked up my Kindle in ages though. I have got to get back to it.

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