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The Bartimaeus Trilogy

Discussion in 'Reader's Corner' started by Nakor, Jul 19, 2005.

  1. Nakor

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    Has anyone ever read this series? i just bought the first book on a whim and i wanted to know if anyone liked and what your thoughts about it are?
     
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    I read 1 and a half of them. The first book was good. Maybe a 7.5 out of 10 to me. I didnt finish reading the second book halfway through. I dunno why but I thought i lost it but when I found it I was re-reading the Harry Potter books.
     
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    I read the 1st book, it was alright. i havnt gotten around to the rest of them though
     
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    I read both The Golem's Eye, and The Amulet of Samarkand. My friend recommended them to me and I really enjoyed both of them :amuse
     
  5. Nakor

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    i finished reading the first one and liked it alot. im about 200 pages into the second one and it is becoming more interesting, especially with...
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    the resistance and kitty.
     
  6. mow

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    I've been meaning to check it out for a while now.
     
  7. Nakor

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    its quite good. i like it mostly cause it isn't all about the magician or wizard doing the spells themselves. there really aren't like magic duels like you get in harry potter. also one of the main characters is witty, which adds some humor to the book.
     
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    Loving It!!

    I've read the first book and I'm trying to get hold of the second. One of the main characters is funny like hell and I nearly ROFL anytime he had a chapter of refelction. :laugh
     
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    It's pretty good, and I love Bartimaues himself...:p
     
  10. Nakor

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    yea me too. i think he is the best character.

    Spoiler: for second book
    i liked kitty alot too in the second book.
     
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    I've read both of them, and Bartimaeus is so funny!! I don't want to ruin it for you guys but he starts teasing Nathanel about his little crush!! It was Hilarious!! >.<!!
     
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    ooo yeah i've read the first and second. i liked them. anyone know when the third comes out?
     
  13. Nakor

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    January 1st. according to amazon
     
  14. FitzChivalry

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    Finished book 2 about a month and a half back. I've got Book 3 preordered on Amazon. =]
     
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    It's good but the main character isnt very likeable.
     
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    Nathaniel? True. Bartimaeus itself is my favorite character. His wit and humor amuse me.
     
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    The Bartimaeus Trilogy...words cannot express my love of this series.

    At first, I saw my friend reading it. It looked okay, so I asked her what it was about, and she said it was about this 12-year old boy/magician in London. I was like...12 years old? I don't want to read a book with a 12 year old kid in it...but then I was bored and took her book to read for awhile. I ended up borrowing both books from her.

    This series is like Harry Potter...you can't put it down!! Read it read it read it!!

    I promise you'll love it...if no, I will send you a episode of YGO. ;)
     
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    You mean you guys don't have the third book out in the states yet? Ptolemy's Gate has been widely available in Australia for months. It was awesome to the exxtreme.
     
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    I have read the first two. Good writing, interesting ideas. Overall it is quite a good series so far.
     
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    I've heard of htem but all i know is that nathaniel got humilated in public in the first one.
     
  21. FitzChivalry

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    Book 3 should be coming out very soon. Within the next two months to be safe.
     
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    book 3 is available on amazon. i ordered it and it says it'll be at my house on jan. 5th.
     
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    w00t i just bought the third book. its titled Ptolmey's Gate. i can't wait to start reading it
     
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    Finished it. What an ending it was.
     
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    I only read the first volume at the moment because my library hasn't got the others yet(and I'm completely broke most of the time), but I can't wait to read them! Bartimaeus is just... hilarious. I simply love him. It's so much fun to read his point of view... xD
     
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    Damn, I didn't know there was a thread for this great series. Which is a pity because I was desperate to vent after finishing the third book some months ago.

    Anyway, there's a really unique brand of humour to the writing. I never got bored with the direction of the story, and found Nathaniel to be very likeable myself. Of course, I loved Bartimaeus the most. The footnotes were absolutely brilliant. I'd recommend these books in a flash.
     
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    Damm, that ending was sad and Amazingly powerful:wtf


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    The way nathaneil sacrificed himself in order to save Bartimaeus was touching.
     
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    I'm usually against thread necromancy, but I'm glad that this one reminded me that the third book came out (although, I'm three months late of course)! Nice series. It's an interesting change from other fantasy books. I especially love the awsome footnotes. :p
     
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    phew. i read it recently from my school library. i read the first one last year and LOVED it :) and only found out this year that theere were two more.

    they're all really good. my favourite would half to be the last though it ws really sad at the end how
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    I cried :cry

    Bartimaes is the best character. Soooooooooooo witty and humourous.

    i heard that it's being made into a film! ^^
    on the inside cover of one of them it said they sold the rights to Miramax..
    is that true? ^^
     
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