The wish list

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The wish list

Postby Dirty Dwarf » Wed Sep 06, 2006 4:13 am

has anybody read the Wish List? I just finished last night and I liked it a lot but not as much as Artemis Fowl. Cool
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Postby DS_ChuckNorris » Wed Sep 06, 2006 4:40 am

3 Stars, not enough cliffhangers/fairys/Butler

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Postby Stupid Ape » Wed Sep 06, 2006 8:00 am

I actually really liked The Wish List, quite different to his other books (it was written before Artemis Fowl), but especially on the second read i enjoyed the characters and its satire of the hell/heaven concept.

That last sentence sounds way too literary so I'll add and i liked the explosions and the half dog half human thing
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Postby Julia » Wed Sep 06, 2006 12:47 pm

I really enjoyed the Wish List. It is not as good as Artemis Fowl, but it was nice to see Eoin Colfer write from a girls view/story.

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Postby Arty is smarty » Wed Sep 06, 2006 2:24 pm

I liked it. I liked how he portrayed the relationship between the devil and the angels. I thought it was pretty cute. I like any books that talk about Devil, Christ, Angels..It's a fascinating subject. I've started writing a Pendragon Fanfiction that was basically about the final war between God and the Devil. But yeah, I really liked the book.

AF is definetly better, though. The characters are more interesting, the plot is more in-depth, it's a little more believable, (I'm a firm Christian, so it kinda spoiled a little of the Wish List) and it's just more entertaining.

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Postby sharkie » Thu Sep 21, 2006 2:59 pm

The reason I liked the wishlist so much is that it is more similar to British socieity.
I perticuarly liked the bit where Eoin comments on the boys in tracksuits, who are hard until they got their tracksuits messy.
I thought when I read this, as a glaswegian 'ned' and I'm pretty sure that other brits thought 'chav'
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Postby ArtemisFowlIII » Wed Sep 27, 2006 3:01 am

i listened to this book on tape, and it's the only non artemis book by him i've read(I'm planning on reading more, though) and i must say, it's like no other book i've read.it fascinated me that he had the courage to write about what happens after death, about heaven and hell(we all know what the Church is like!)
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Postby Dirty Dwarf » Wed Sep 27, 2006 3:28 am

I've just finished the Wish List audio book. I liked it a lot. The narrator wasn't as good as the narrator for the AF audio books. I really liked ELPH. The narrator did a good job for his voice. What do you think?
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Postby Sydney Fowl » Wed Sep 27, 2006 3:32 am

I did like this book quite alot. I am facinated by his potrayal of heaven and hell and limbo.
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Postby Dirty Dwarf » Thu Sep 28, 2006 3:47 am

What is limbo? I know what pergatory is but not limbo.
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Postby Stupid Ape » Thu Sep 28, 2006 9:26 am

purgatory and limbo are very similar things, both arise from Roman Catholics. But whereas Purgatory is doctrine and is where good souls are purged before goingto heaven, there is more uncertainty about limbo and 9according to wikipedia the source of all knowledge) it is a) where Old Testament people's souls waited before the Ascension when they went up to heaven and b) where unbaptized babies who die go

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But basically they are both places where souls wait and in general culture; purgatory retains religious conatations but Limbo less so.

Hope that vaguely clears that up
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Postby seamus215 » Thu Sep 28, 2006 7:11 pm

I like it better than the supernaturlist. I hated that. AF is the best though.

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Postby h_short » Thu Sep 28, 2006 8:55 pm

the wish list was good but Artemis fowl is better..still eoin colfner can write good books! Wink

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Postby Dirty Dwarf » Fri Sep 29, 2006 3:18 am

purgatory and limbo are very similar things, both arise from Roman Catholics. But whereas Purgatory is doctrine and is where good souls are purged before goingto heaven, there is more uncertainty about limbo and 9according to wikipedia the source of all knowledge) it is a) where Old Testament people's souls waited before the Ascension when they went up to heaven and b) where unbaptized babies who die go


That clears up things alot. In school I learned about Pergatory in history class bu not limbo.
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Postby RuiLin » Fri Sep 29, 2006 7:19 pm

I liked The Wish List, especially the Beelzebub and hologram Miyishi (spellcheck, please) thing. Not as much as AF, of course. And seamus215, why don't you like the Supernaturalist? I liked it very much, though the Cosmo/Mona thing was rather shallow.
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