Best book so far..

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Best book so far..

Postby stest » 19 Dec 2006, 21:50

Has to be Nobody True. I've now read 11 JH books (just finished Once,bit much for me) got lost a little on the way too i hate to admit! Secret of crickley hall was an excellent read,no detail was left unearthed bit too much in places,but as far as reality in books go,you need go no further than JH. Nobody True had me by the balls beginning to end and full credit to James for even thinking of the idea of dying whilst out of body ! the opening line..i wasn't there when i died has to be the best opening line of any book that i have ever read. As i say,i've now read 11 books,and needless to say,look forward to the next 11 to go with my collection.
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Postby em » 27 Jan 2007, 22:06

Must say cant choose between once and nobody true they're both my favorites. Nobody true was the first jh book i read its what got me in to reading his books in the first place. Just picked the book up 2nd hand been hooked ever since lol.
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Postby Pepsi » 22 Mar 2007, 22:51

For me too...... Nobody True is my fav. Could not put it down. :)
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Postby thomkindred » 22 Jul 2007, 15:58

Once followed by Haunted and the Magic Cottage


I love his dark fantasy/ghost stuff
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Postby scarecrow » 25 Jul 2007, 19:44

magic cottage====ive read it 5 or 6 times and never tire of it
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Postby thomkindred » 25 Jul 2007, 21:20

Such a brilliant story!
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Postby scarecrow » 25 Jul 2007, 22:07

yep its awesome--dark and magical
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Postby Rupert » 26 Jul 2007, 12:18

"The Dark" is his best horror book in my view, although I think "Creed" is his best written book.
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Postby scarecrow » 26 Jul 2007, 17:55

wasnt keen on the dark---dragged a bit in my opinion--
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Postby jennyb » 26 Jul 2007, 22:07

Survivor is my fave, follwed by Creed,Once and Magic Cottage.
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Postby Rupert » 27 Jul 2007, 11:49

The Dark is very highly regarded here - on the poll we did a few years ago it came second to The Magic Cottage.
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Postby thomkindred » 27 Jul 2007, 11:51

I like The Dark, definatly one of his best books. Great opening!
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Postby scarecrow » 27 Jul 2007, 19:46

Rupert wrote:The Dark is very highly regarded here - on the poll we did a few years ago it came second to The Magic Cottage.

im not doubting that --all i said is in my opinion it drags a bit---it has some very scary moments and a very good core story but its not one of my favourite books by jh

besides from the time spent on this forum i understand not many people have read all of jhs books ---a true poll could only include people who have read them all
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Postby Rupert » 27 Jul 2007, 21:36

You could only vote if you'd read both the books, so there was no bias from people who hadn't read it or had read it and not read something else. But to be fair it's bad form to come on a 'best book' topic and slate someone elses choice - that should be left to the discussion topics.
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Postby scarecrow » 28 Jul 2007, 16:26

Rupert wrote:You could only vote if you'd read both the books, so there was no bias from people who hadn't read it or had read it and not read something else. But to be fair it's bad form to come on a 'best book' topic and slate someone elses choice - that should be left to the discussion topics.


i didnt slate your choice , just gave my honest opinion---dont be so oversensitive .
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