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#661 bob1

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:34 PM

None of the above. This is a children's/young adults book. The theme was not Dystopian Lit.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:43 PM

None of the above. This is a children's/young adults book. The theme was not Dystopian Lit.

I wonder what you meant then with following the theme you have made...fantasy? short story??
my next guess would have been The Tripods, but that's too dystopian then, though a children's book....

Edited by hobglobin, 11 February 2013 - 12:43 PM.

One must presume that long and short arguments contribute to the same end. - Epicurus
...except casandra's that belong to the funniest, most interesting and imaginative (or over-imaginative?) ones, I suppose.

That is....if she posts at all.


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Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:46 PM

The Princess Bride by Goldman, or Carrie by King ?

Il dort. Quoique le sort fût pour lui bien étrange,
Il vivait. Il mourut quand il n'eut plus son ange;
La chose simplement d'elle-même arriva,
Comme la nuit se fait lorsque le jour s'en va.

 


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Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:46 PM

One of the themes of the quotes since about Friday.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:46 PM

Posted Image bob you are too stingy with your clues....worse than I am...how about Little Fuzzy by Beam Piper (first sci-fi young adult fiction that came to mind)

Edited by casandra, 11 February 2013 - 12:47 PM.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:54 PM

Perhaps. You're making mountains out of molehills CaseyPosted Image, my name will be mud! The book has been made into a movie (2009) and a tv miniseries.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:56 PM

Perhaps. You're making mountains out of molehills CaseyPosted Image, my name will be mud! The book has been made into a movie (2009) and a tv miniseries.

The Magic Mountain by Mann....but I don't think that's children's fiction.....let me check if it has been made into a movie...:D..this is killing me....
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Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:58 PM

under the mountain by Gee ? But never heard of that before....

Il dort. Quoique le sort fût pour lui bien étrange,
Il vivait. Il mourut quand il n'eut plus son ange;
La chose simplement d'elle-même arriva,
Comme la nuit se fait lorsque le jour s'en va.

 


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Posted 11 February 2013 - 01:02 PM

or Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin? actually I've still no idea about anything except that death perhaps maybe plays a role Posted Image

Edited by hobglobin, 11 February 2013 - 01:02 PM.

One must presume that long and short arguments contribute to the same end. - Epicurus
...except casandra's that belong to the funniest, most interesting and imaginative (or over-imaginative?) ones, I suppose.

That is....if she posts at all.


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Posted 11 February 2013 - 01:06 PM

Tabs' got it. The theme was NZ authors. The movie is terrible, despite having Sam Neill (NZ actor, which is probably the only reason they could get him) in it.

Te (Maori for "the", pretty handy for us non-speakers and typo makers) book is about two twins who have to help the last of one alien race to defeat another alien race who want to turn the world into a mud planet

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 01:23 PM

I found it via your hint that it was a 2009 film, because I heard neither of the book nor of the film before.That was really hard (especially the "theme" you kept referring to stayed unclear to me right till the end) Posted Image

I'll post a quote in some mins...

Il dort. Quoique le sort fût pour lui bien étrange,
Il vivait. Il mourut quand il n'eut plus son ange;
La chose simplement d'elle-même arriva,
Comme la nuit se fait lorsque le jour s'en va.

 


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Posted 11 February 2013 - 01:40 PM

OK. 19th century, not english and not difficult:
"And if it is absolutely necessary to discuss questions there are entirely different ones, and I can tell
you that not a day passes, since the poor child has been lying here, but such questions press themselves on me."
" What questions? " "Whether after all we are perhaps not to blame?"

Il dort. Quoique le sort fût pour lui bien étrange,
Il vivait. Il mourut quand il n'eut plus son ange;
La chose simplement d'elle-même arriva,
Comme la nuit se fait lorsque le jour s'en va.

 


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Posted 11 February 2013 - 04:17 PM

Tabs' got it. The theme was NZ authors. The movie is terrible, despite having Sam Neill (NZ actor, which is probably the only reason they could get him) in it.

Te (Maori for "the", pretty handy for us non-speakers and typo makers) book is about two twins who have to help the last of one alien race to defeat another alien race who want to turn the world into a mud planet

NZ theme? :lol:..and I was trying to figure out the connection of all the quotes from Friday... I just read the synopsis of this book with killing and stuff and it's classified as children/young adult fiction?
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Posted 11 February 2013 - 04:22 PM

OK. 19th century, not english and not difficult:
"And if it is absolutely necessary to discuss questions there are entirely different ones, and I can tell
you that not a day passes, since the poor child has been lying here, but such questions press themselves on me."
" What questions? " "Whether after all we are perhaps not to blame?"


does this quote refer to a physically sick child (or just depressed)? my first guess- perhaps from one of the stories of de Balzac's LaComédie humaine...if it's from there, I can find it....:lol:....so give us more clues Tabs....
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Posted 11 February 2013 - 04:27 PM

No. The "child" was depressed and physically ill too (note where I put the emphasis).

Il dort. Quoique le sort fût pour lui bien étrange,
Il vivait. Il mourut quand il n'eut plus son ange;
La chose simplement d'elle-même arriva,
Comme la nuit se fait lorsque le jour s'en va.

 





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