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PostSubject: The Sweet Far Thing - Spoilers (finished reading the book)   Mon Dec 24, 2007 10:37 am

Has anyone else read the book yet? I am dying to discuss it with someone.
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PostSubject: I have!   Wed Dec 26, 2007 11:41 am

I was up until 4:30 this morning but I finally finished it. It was not the best week to get such a long and desperately anticipated book. What did you think? I loved all of it except Kartik dying, of course. It just seemed completely unnecessary. They could have gone to New York together! I mean, maybe it wouldn't have worked so well in Victorian times, but throw us a bone! I, for one, wouldn't have cared if it seemed a little unrealistic. I would have been happy.

Other than that, it was perfect. What are your thoughts?
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PostSubject: Re: The Sweet Far Thing - Spoilers (finished reading the book)   Thu Dec 27, 2007 8:17 am

Shocked I can't believe that he's gone!
The sweet far thing was good, not the best out of the series, but good.
I'm glad that Ms Bray stuck to her guns and finished off the series with a not-so-perfect happily ever after, even if Kartik had to go in that insipid tree. I do not recommend starting a humongo novel at 11pm, ever.Now back to bed to sleep Sleep

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PostSubject: Re: The Sweet Far Thing - Spoilers (finished reading the book)   Fri Dec 28, 2007 12:50 pm

I was actually pretty disappointed in this book. There was just alot of stuff that wasnt really necessary. I think there was just too much stuff on pippa and not enough with Kartik. And I'll never understand Simon's point in the book either. He didnt really have a purpose.

Kartik got sucked into a tree???? ummmm ok thats really sad and depressing. If he was not able to be with Gemma could he just die normally, wont he get corrupted by being in the tree?

This book just left me hanging and disappointed. It beat around the bush. I love Libba, she's a great writer but i was just not feeling it in this book.
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PostSubject: Re: The Sweet Far Thing - Spoilers (finished reading the book)   Tue Jan 01, 2008 12:46 pm

I enjoyed the book a lot. I knew (ok hit me now) that Kartik had to die, in order for the book to end. If you read Libba's LJ you can see why she had him die.
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PostSubject: Re: The Sweet Far Thing - Spoilers (finished reading the book)   Tue Jan 01, 2008 5:09 pm

Someone always has to die people. Piggy in Lord of the Flies for example, did he really have to die? Yes, his death was used to make the final point of how far the hunters have gone from society (not that I'm comparing him or LOTF to Kartik or anything. . . )
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Here's the link to Ms. Bray's LJ http://libba-bray.livejournal.com
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PostSubject: Re: The Sweet Far Thing - Spoilers (finished reading the book)   Thu Jan 03, 2008 10:56 am

Does anyone else think that Gemma could still see Kartik, even though he's a part of the tree? She still say Circe after she was absorbed into the tree.
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PostSubject: Re: The Sweet Far Thing - Spoilers (finished reading the book)   Mon Jan 14, 2008 1:44 pm

That is a very good question... I really have no idea. I keep telling myself not to think about Kartik... OH THE SADNESS! *TEAR*
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PostSubject: Re: The Sweet Far Thing - Spoilers (finished reading the book)   Tue Jan 15, 2008 7:35 pm

Well I finally finished it yesterday! Took me a week, but I like to take my time to read books, so I can understand them better.

Anyway, I was really impressed. This book wasn't all about "being rescued by prince charming" (in this case, Kartik). I think it was a bit nessacary (BUT AWFUL) to kill Kartik. I mean, his death was kind of the right way to end the series.

It was defenitely emotional. My eyes teared up alot because it was just so sad to read the parts when Gemma was going mad and when she felt all alone. It was so great though because Libba really detailed every feeling and unfortunetly, I could see the gory and horror in my mind! This does prove that Libba's a great author.

Some people wonder if they'll be another book. Honnestly, I love this trilogy but a fourth would be like too much of a good thing. I think everything that could of happened - happened.
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PostSubject: Re: The Sweet Far Thing - Spoilers (finished reading the book)   Tue Jan 15, 2008 8:05 pm

I sincerly hope that Libba does not write another book for the Gemma Doyle trilogy, it would ruin the feel of TSFT by making it seem like Kartik would come back and everyone would live happily togeather with the purple unicorns.

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PostSubject: Re: The Sweet Far Thing - Spoilers (finished reading the book)   Wed Jan 16, 2008 11:49 am

LOL! Purple unicorns...Very nice. I agree with you, Kitty. I hope she leaves it be. It's a wonderful series, but it's over. Sad
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PostSubject: Re: The Sweet Far Thing - Spoilers (finished reading the book)   Mon Feb 11, 2008 4:43 pm

I hope she leaves it too.

OKAY I AM DONE i was do this morring at 12:01am yeah i know LMAO It took me from Dec 26-Feb 11 because I found he died the second i got the book! yeah I know! OH MY GOD!!!! I check the last page! and i found a spolire too!

I like it!

I hatted how she broke it in to acts it made sence but still! omg! why did he die!!!

I want her to write the books in Kartik POV! like she did the first chap of RA

I like RA the most just because i found TSFT had a lot of stuff that it did not need, like simons dad, and what not!

WHY DID they not just spill Follsen blood and live happly! okay!! why is he dead

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PostSubject: Re: The Sweet Far Thing - Spoilers (finished reading the book)   Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:47 pm

I'm glad you finished Rai! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: The Sweet Far Thing - Spoilers (finished reading the book)   Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:14 pm

thanks love it almost killed me the ending!

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PostSubject: Re: The Sweet Far Thing - Spoilers (finished reading the book)   Sat Mar 22, 2008 7:39 pm

Did anyone else think that Libba would kill off a main characture?

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PostSubject: Re: The Sweet Far Thing - Spoilers (finished reading the book)   Sat Mar 22, 2008 7:40 pm

yeah i really did i thought it was going to be Gemma but i knew b4 i got the book that he die so. yeah!

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PostSubject: Re: The Sweet Far Thing - Spoilers (finished reading the book)   Sun Mar 23, 2008 1:38 pm

Every series is gonna have at least one death. So yes, i was expecting someone to die. And like Rain, I read something about it too on Libba's Livejournal.
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PostSubject: Re: The Sweet Far Thing - Spoilers (finished reading the book)   Sun Mar 23, 2008 2:06 pm

I always expect an author to whack a main characture in the final book. I wasn't really expecting Kartik though. Razz

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PostSubject: Re: The Sweet Far Thing - Spoilers (finished reading the book)   Sun Mar 23, 2008 7:44 pm

i think its cuz that everyone loves him!

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PostSubject: Re: The Sweet Far Thing - Spoilers (finished reading the book)   Mon Mar 24, 2008 2:49 pm

I was expecting Pippa to die, and well, she did - in a way.
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PostSubject: Re: The Sweet Far Thing - Spoilers (finished reading the book)   Mon Mar 24, 2008 4:04 pm

I thought Ann was going to die.

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PostSubject: Re: The Sweet Far Thing - Spoilers (finished reading the book)   Sat Jun 21, 2008 12:20 pm

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I thought Ann was going to die.

I'm glad she didn't. I was hoping she would finally break away and do with her life what she wants.

Of course, Kartik's death made me want to cry, and the whole Fee-Pippa thing was a shocker. I didn't see that coming at all. She was like, with how much time they spend together I should've known.. But I always thought that Pippa was just trying to drag Fee to the dark side or something. Idk, maybe that's just me.
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PostSubject: Re: The Sweet Far Thing - Spoilers (finished reading the book)   Tue Sep 02, 2008 9:23 pm

I really loved this book. It was my favorite out of all them. I just loved all the twists and turns it had. I was totally amazed.
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PostSubject: Re: The Sweet Far Thing - Spoilers (finished reading the book)   Sun Sep 14, 2008 6:08 pm

me too.

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PostSubject: Re: The Sweet Far Thing - Spoilers (finished reading the book)   Wed Sep 17, 2008 1:16 pm

same here. like the 7th Harry Potter book. and even with SMeyer's twilight series (which i just about utterly despise), I liked the last one best.
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