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    happy books anyone

    Discussion in 'Book Discussion' started by rainshine, Nov 22, 2011.

    After reading Jane Eyre, my brain is frazzled, and looking for a happy book, like in nybbles post in the whats the first thing you notice about a book thread,I thought thats what I need something light and happy right now.
    can any one recommend any thing :)
     
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    What type of books do you generally read? For me when I want something “happy” I read something that will make me laugh. My usual “go to” authors are:

    Terry Pratchett
    Douglas Adams
    Bill Bryson
    Cristopher Moore
     
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    Thanks so much, I dont know something completely different, I liked blott, by Tom Sharp, which left me shocked, and was funny.
    googling Christopher Moore he sounds interesting.
    maybe its time I relooked at hitchhikers guide, I havent read it yet.
     
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    Well I enjoyed Jane Eyre quite a lot though I won't watch it on film.

    Books with an uplifting ending....
    A Little Love Song, Spoonful of Jam and Back Home, by Michelle Magorian
    Magic Kingdom for Sale...Sold, by Terry Brooks
    What Katy Did, by Susan Coolidge

    Out of curiosity did you dislike Jane Eyre or find it simply a tiring book to read? I'm curious because of my own feelings about it, it being the classic I have ever felt most moved by though I can understand its language is quite long-winded at times compared to modern language.

    Hope this helps.

    Tessa
     
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    I loved it, but also found it tiring as I didn't put it down for three days or so. The novel had such scope, having everything from classic orphan tale to romance to mild horror and then a happy ending. Yes I find the language difficult archaic and challenging. Usually I read something lighter for a break. I just dont know what, this time. the Terry Brooks book looks interesting though.
     

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