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« on: December 06, 2004, 12:40:54 PM »

Hi

Im a big fan of Feist's work ive read every book apart from Faerie Tale....

Just wanted to know what its about.....does it have anything to do with Midkemia?

What is the setting? ie past or present....

Cheers.

P.S Is it any good?
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« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2004, 12:56:31 PM »

It's set in New York (the state) and tells the story what happens if "A Midsummernights Dream" and "reality" collide (time could be anything from the past 20 years to the present). IMO one of the best works of Feist.
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« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2004, 01:33:46 PM »

I liked that book, while others prefer not to read it. Some even said that they started reading it and got through some of the book, but couldn't read anymore. I advise you to read it - it's worth while and the ending was good.

It's not the same as his other books - and you may find the difference surprising (as I did) - but it's a good change.
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« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2004, 01:51:11 PM »

I agree, it's one of the best book's I have read and worthy of being made into a film. :elf_smile:
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« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2004, 02:15:58 PM »

Bit surprised you think it's that good. Made into a movie - really? I've always felt the boys should of been older. What you think?
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« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2004, 03:24:23 AM »

Yes the book is very good. My girlfriend isnt really a Fantasy reader, but i have been bugging her to read Ray for so long and then she finally read Faerie Tale and she absalutely loved it, it made her continue reading the rest of his books. I think its a well detailed creepy book and it really should be read like all of Ray's books if your a fan. I think it should be made into a Movie, we dont really see many stories like that in movies (that are good), so i would love to see it on the screen. Just aslong as its not ruined like alot of Books to Films are on occasion.

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« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2004, 07:17:50 AM »

I personally wouldn't want it to be moved into a movie because I don't think it would be very good. They would probably make it a childrens story and take out some of the creepy stuff, and then change it around to make it suitable.
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« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2004, 12:24:06 PM »

I liked feary tale a lot, but had to get used to not reading about Midkemia while I was reading a feist book. It is kind of creepy, but it's good!
It's about a family who moved to an old house and then it all starts about feary's and stuff. Not feary's which are cute though, other feary's. Just read the book!

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« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2004, 12:46:10 AM »

I read a book once when i was about 8 or 9 - scared the s**t otta me - it was a short story called "the changeling" - all about the Faeries and like creatures who abduct a baby. The sister of this baby has to have a 'playoff' on the fiddle with thes faeries.
sounds lame - but a figgin brown-undie book... at least for a 9 yr old.

but to do with Raymonds Faerie Tale (i was getting to that lol) ... it really really reminded me of a (masterfully) elaborated version of 'the changeling'...
thus bringing back a few shivers of the past --
i've recommended it to about 5 of my friends, the ones who dont like fantasy - and they have walked away craving more - luckily ol' feisty has heaps for them hey!

...Bel...

p.s. (sorta off the topic sorry **cringes**)  but... while i think of mentally disturbing things - "The Changeling" is a movie - HOWEVER it is not about faeries... it is really creepy movie about a haunted house where a disabled boy has been drowned by his father - i saw it around the same time as i read the other changeling book - no wonder those iron baths freak me out these days *shivers*
ok i'll shut up now....
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« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2004, 05:33:14 AM »

Faerie Tale is a great book!
I had mentioned in another post that I read this
book every summer(it takes place in summer so thats why I read it in the summer. Kinda lame ......I know). G.O. I think this would make an excellent movie, especially now with all they can do with cgi. In regards to the kids not being old enough, they could always make them older for the movie. Heck they do stuff like that all the time.

Anyways READ THE BOOK!!!! You'll enjoy it.
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« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2004, 11:41:35 AM »

It would probably make a good horror or phycological thriller but hey who know's what holliwood could do with it. :elf_gloop:
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« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2004, 03:02:37 PM »

Ruin the whole thing without a Doubt lol!!!
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« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2004, 12:47:25 AM »

Definitely read it. It isn't really fantasy, but it's definitely Feist (minus the beginning 2-5 words (The storm had broken))

If you get frightened easily, be careful though- do not read in bed!- when i read it, I had to fit it in before and after school, in other words, 5am-7am, and 8:30pm-9:30pm. It scared the holy **** out of me, and I didn't get to sleep for about 40mins afterwards. Then, one night, I was sick during the night and couldn't get back to sleep. Having nothing better to do, I read. This of course was in the dead of night, and I was reading the bit about the Bad Thing. I didn't get back to sleep until about 4 O'clock.
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« Reply #13 on: December 20, 2004, 03:55:25 AM »

:lol: Note people, who haven't read the book, that it isn't as scary as he makes it out to be. You would be better having less of an imagination. Then you might sleep better. lol
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« Reply #14 on: December 23, 2004, 04:39:05 AM »

imagination is what makes books good - its like an escape into another world - and if you let yourself become 'part of' fairy tale - it is quite scary and can put you on edge for the whole night... asleep or awake!
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« Reply #15 on: December 23, 2004, 05:30:28 PM »

This was only the second Feist book I read.  I read it straight after Magician, not because I particularly wanted to, but because it was the only Feist book I could get hold of during the Christmas holidays.

I really enjoyed it, but found it very creepy.  The theme of twins does seem to be a fave of Feist, though?  I did like the boys characters, but I agree I would have thought they would  have been a little older fo the huge task set before them.

There is a novel along similar lines but not quite as disturbing called 'Once' by James herbert.  Feist's novel lead me on to read that one as I found the concept intriguing.
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« Reply #16 on: December 23, 2004, 11:33:06 PM »

Hmm...I may check that book out then.
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« Reply #17 on: December 24, 2004, 01:32:32 PM »

Yeah i kinda found it a bit creepy, i loved the way he described alot of it. One of the best books i have ever read i would have to say.

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« Reply #18 on: December 27, 2004, 08:59:27 PM »

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imagination is what makes books good - its like an escape into another world - and if you let yourself become 'part of' fairy tale - it is quite scary and can put you on edge for the whole night... asleep or awake!
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I agree, a lot of the books I read, especially as a child, would not have been half as engaging and entertaining if my imagination hadn't had a hand in it.
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« Reply #19 on: January 16, 2005, 01:02:25 AM »

My little sister read Faerie Tale, and she's 11.  I haven't read it, so I think I might read it one day, maybe during the summer when I have plenty of time =) My older sister read it when she was older, around my age, maybe a little older, but she got scared.  (btw, I haven't read it yet because I don't like being scared. my imagination can be quite wild to scare myself at times :S)  Even though she got scared, I'll still read it, I guess.  It gets tiring to witness all this conversation going on when you don't know what is being talked about!!!
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