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TV and Film / Re: The Hobbit
« on: March 13, 2013, 06:43:08 pm »
I agree the book was very different. It was also very special. One of the biggest differences was the trolls. In the book Bilbo picks one of their pockets and something talks (I can't remember what it was) and the trolls capture the dwarfs one at a time. I still liked the film though and the Riddles in the Dark was exceptional.

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TV and Film / Re: John Carter of Mars
« on: December 28, 2012, 02:59:43 pm »
Just got the DVD for Christmas. Excellent.

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TV and Film / The Hobbit - only a week until the second instalment!!
« on: December 28, 2012, 02:58:57 pm »
Wow, what a brilliant film. I really enjoyed every minute. The best part was Riddles in the Dark, between Gollum and Bilbo. Absolutely brilliant. It does deviate in parts from the book, but if you can accept that then it really is worth seeing. The added scenes are very entertaining. Radagast is not brilliant, a little too cartoon like. Otherwise, a very good film.

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Ask the Authors and Artists! / Re: David Burrows
« on: December 28, 2012, 02:50:53 pm »
Check out the latest review for Drachar's Demons at www.risingshadow.net/

The review states It's one of the most enjoyable fantasy books I've read this year.  I'm rather glad the review came in at the end of 2012 rather than at the start of 2013!

What an excellent review. Check out sample chapters at http://prophecyofthekings.com/drachar's_demons_burrows.html


Drop by and say hello and perhaps like my Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/#!/authordavidburrows

Happy New Year to all my readers when it comes.

David

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Ask the Authors and Artists! / Re: David Burrows - Best reviews!!
« on: October 19, 2012, 02:11:32 pm »
As a less well established author, reviews are terrifically important. My favourite ones are usually on fantasy blog sites as these have an established reputation. Theses are amongst my favourite to date. I hope they prompt you to give the books a try. All reviews are genuine and links lead to the full review.

Prophecy of the Kings is amongst the best new traditional fantasy books published during recent years http://en.risingshadow.net/articles/168-a-review-of-david-burrows-prophecy-of-the-kings-trilogy-omnibus

Prophecy of the Kings - a phenomenal series and should not be missed http://sfbook.com/shadow-of-the-demon.htm

By far my favourite review though was by Neo here on Kindleboards;

I'm halfway through Shadow of the Demon (book 3) and couldn't agree more: this is a fantastic trilogy, one of the most enjoyable reads I have had in a while, really! Now it's getting bitter sweet though: can't wait to read what happens next (and how it finishes) and I NEED to read on, but I also don't want it to end and so find myself slowing down, aaaargh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Thank you for writing it and bringing your readers such a good time through it David  http://www.kindleboards.com/index.php/topic,24029.0.html

That was such a heartfelt review. Amazing and thanks all. Keep the reviews coming please!


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Ask the Authors and Artists! / Re: David Burrows
« on: September 30, 2012, 02:56:55 pm »
FantasyCon. Wow, what can I say. I really enjoyed it. It was brilliant meeting Brent Weeks and Joe Abercrombie. My son is very much a Brent Week's fan whereas I like both authors. Mind you he hasn't read Joe's books yet! Both are very gritty writers. But, what nice people. We heard both giving readings in a very pleasant and personal environment. They both gave stunning performances, but Brent had a very brilliant twist to his. It was all about Spoilers so I can't say anything here in respect to the great man, but it was awesome and had his fans groaning in a mixture of disbelief and frustration.

The event itself was also brilliant. Very few fans though and rather a lot of authors and publishers. There were book signings by lots of different publishing houses. Reading by authors, freebies etc. Great mixture of characters. I met some really nice and genuine folk. Chris of Pendragon Press, Terry from Exaggerated press.

The venue is also interesting, Brighton. However, it's a tad expensive. Brighton is always lively and probably would have been better if we'd know our way around better. The pubs, hotel and especially parking were all very expensive and probably explained the absence of fans

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Books / Re: What are you currently reading..?
« on: September 30, 2012, 02:52:41 pm »
I have just read The Dwarves by Markus Heitz. Very slow book to start with but what an ending! Excellent read. Characterisation is brilliant with some characters extremely likeable and others less so. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Lots of twists and turns and unexpected parts to the plot. Good fun, but very slow start

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FantasyCon / Re: Fcon 2012
« on: September 30, 2012, 02:48:06 pm »
.Wow, what can I say. I really enjoyed it. It was brilliant meeting Brent Weeks and Joe Abercrombie. My son is very much a Brent Week's fan whereas I like both authors. Mind you he hasn't read Joe's books yet! Both are very gritty writers. But, what nice people. We heard both giving readings in a very pleasant and personal environment. They both gave stunning performances, but Brent had a very brilliant twist to his. It was all about Spoilers so I can't say anything here in respect to the great man, but it was awesome and had his fans groaning in a mixture of disbelief and frustration.

The event itself was also brilliant. Very few fans though and rather a lot of authors and publishers. There were book signings by lots of different publishing houses. Reading by authors, freebies etc. Great mixture of characters. I met some really nice and genuine folk. Chris of Pendragon Press, Terry from Exagerated press.

The venue is also interesting, Brighton. However, it's a tad expensive. Brighton is always lively and probably would have been better if we'd know our way around better. The pubs, hotel and especially parking were all very expensive and probably explained the absence of fans

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TV and Film / Re: John Carter of Mars
« on: March 27, 2012, 05:34:57 pm »
Brilliant replies guys. It's restored my faith in humanity (and my sanity). I liked the link Allybird. Very intersting. It was a good balanced view on the books and Burroughs' life. 

I saw one review about the film which said - I've seen it all before. The chap had it the wrong way around. A lot of books/films borrowed from Burroughs, one could argue :) They are not the best books around but they are highly entertaining.

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TV and Film / Re: John Carter of Mars
« on: March 25, 2012, 03:12:49 pm »
I admit to seeing John Carter twice and I enjoyed it more the second time around. However, you must be a real fan travelling all the way to New Zealand to see it!!

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TV and Film / Re: John Carter of Mars
« on: March 21, 2012, 07:28:23 pm »
Aye and what a shame. I really enjoyed it. I did read the book when I was 13 so there is a nostalgia angle. I genuinely felt that it was well done. The negative reporting started very early on which never helps. I agree that it's not up to Pirates of the Caribean quality.

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TV and Film / Re: Stardust
« on: March 13, 2012, 07:43:42 pm »
Shall watch out for Mirrormask. Not heard of it before. What's it about and when was it made?

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TV and Film / Re: What have you been watching on telly?
« on: March 13, 2012, 07:41:45 pm »
Aparently... There is a very similar story line in the original works of Sherlock Holmes. Conan Doyle killed his sleuth off - but then resurected him due to a backlash from the fans.

Been watching Rome on DVD. That's good but very smutty!

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TV and Film / Re: John Carter of Mars
« on: March 13, 2012, 07:37:00 pm »
http://dtmmr.wordpress.com/ This site gives some fairly good unbiased reviews

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Ask the Authors and Artists! / Re: David Burrows - latest great review
« on: March 11, 2012, 12:23:14 pm »
This is my latest review on risingshadow.net

I can recommend this book to readers who enjoy reading traditional epic fantasy stories, because it's among the best new traditional fantasy books published during the recent years.

Read the full review at - http://en.risingshadow.net/articles/168-a-review-of-david-burrows-prophecy-of-the-kings-trilogy-omnibus

This is my second review of this sort:

This is the most captivating fantasy work that I have read in the last 10 years. The tale starts as a simple adventure but soon runs into magic, parallel worlds, dragons and souls connected through time and space. The story unfolds in 3-D technicolour in your mind as you read with each character coming to life as they arrive in the storyline. If you like your fantasy with twists and turns written with a refreshing originality, then this is the book for you. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Prophecy-Kings-Omnibus-David-Burrows/dp/0955676088/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1331468278&sr=8-5

My books are discounted at the moment. Check them out at http://davidburrows.org.uk/ukbooks.html

Anyone read my books - let me know what you think.

David :)

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