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Re: General Discussion and Recs
« Reply #240 on: June 02, 2010, 11:28:46 am »
sorry amanda, but I havenīt heard anything about Bus stop.


Do you guys also get a craving for a certain fan fic at times?
Ever since I woke up this morning Iīve had a longing to re-read Zero at the Bone. Canīt wait until tonight!

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Re: General Discussion and Recs
« Reply #241 on: June 02, 2010, 11:30:46 am »
Yeah, I love Zero too!  I've read the book version and the fanfic version twice each.  Oooooooooooo, how I wish she'd finish Two Crows Joy too.



Do you guys also get a craving for a certain fan fic at times?
Ever since I woke up this morning Iīve had a longing to re-read Zero at the Bone. Canīt wait until tonight!
the world was asleep to our latent fuss - bowie

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Re: General Discussion and Recs
« Reply #242 on: June 02, 2010, 11:38:58 am »
Yeah, I love Zero too!  I've read the book version and the fanfic version twice each.  Oooooooooooo, how I wish she'd finish Two Crows Joy too.



how was it to read the book version with the changed names? Just as good or weird?

Yeah, itīs a fantastic fanfic. Fantastic.

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Re: General Discussion and Recs
« Reply #243 on: June 02, 2010, 11:44:35 am »
how was it to read the book version with the changed names? Just as good or weird?

Yeah, itīs a fantastic fanfic. Fantastic.

The book is really good!  It feels a little more polished, understandably.  I recommend buying it.  You can order it off of Amazon.  I also bought the book form of Shades of Gray.  It's kind of interesting how the tone of Shades and Zero is kind of the same (the thriller vibe, the crime element, the need to hide out and protect one another, etc.).  But, having read and compared the two books, I have to say I much prefer Zero.

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Re: General Discussion and Recs
« Reply #244 on: June 02, 2010, 11:54:43 am »
The book is really good!  It feels a little more polished, understandably.  I recommend buying it.  You can order it off of Amazon.  I also bought the book form of Shades of Gray.  It's kind of interesting how the tone of Shades and Zero is kind of the same (the thriller vibe, the crime element, the need to hide out and protect one another, etc.).  But, having read and compared the two boks, I have to say I much prefer Zero.


that's interesting, thanks. I've meant to buy both books for quite some time now, but just haven't gotten around to it.
Yes, those two stories are very much alike. I really can't say which one I prefer. I think I've read Shades of Gray more times than Zero at the Bones, mostly because it involves fewer secondary characters and the less action that doesn't directly involve Jack or Ennis. I have always thought of Shades as a sort of condensed version of Zero. I love them both.


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Re: General Discussion and Recs
« Reply #245 on: June 02, 2010, 04:45:21 pm »
Yeah, I love Zero too!  I've read the book version and the fanfic version twice each.  Oooooooooooo, how I wish she'd finish Two Crows Joy too.


I hear you!!

HI/TCJ saved my sanity, really. I don't need it the way I did any more, but I would really like to see it finished.

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Re: General Discussion and Recs
« Reply #246 on: June 03, 2010, 12:29:59 pm »
woho...Zero reread. Fan fiction is not good for my sleeping habits

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Re: General Discussion and Recs
« Reply #247 on: June 08, 2010, 06:37:13 pm »
sorry amanda, but I havenīt heard anything about Bus stop.


Heya!  Well, I'm excited!  A new chapter of the Bus Stop was just posted today!  I really like this story.
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http://bcatjr.livejournal.com/30581.html
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Re: General Discussion and Recs
« Reply #248 on: July 13, 2010, 10:26:36 pm »
I really recommend that you guys read One Little Thing by Sandscrit. Itīs completed and she is posting new chapters of it continually.
So far, four chapters are up.
Itīs very well-written and has the boys meet when Ennis is 14 and Jack 12. Itīs a AU story.

You can find it here on her livejournal

http://sandscrit.livejournal.com/

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Re: General Discussion and Recs
« Reply #249 on: August 06, 2010, 03:07:16 am »
Hi yaīll
Just made the mistake of reading the last chapter of Catch the Westbound (the last part of the Union Pacific series). I usually donīt read the last part but today I did and oh man...

Iīve been rereading old fics a lot lately, both the entire Union Pacific series as well as Zero at the Bones. I often find myself rereading old fics rather than start on new ones. The only new fic that Iīm reading every update of is the fic that I recomended in the post above. Itīs really, really good.

Well, now maybe I should get started on Portrait of a Farmer. Iīm kinda in the mood for it I think.