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message 1: by Nakamura (new)

Nakamura | 37 comments Salam semua....saya baru berjinak-jinak membaca...b4 ths memang malas nak baca tapi sejak terpengaruh dengan rakan-rakan tentang ayat-ayat cinta terus melekat....sekarang tengah membaca twilight book 4 : breaking down.....Jadi saya nak minta tolong suggestkan the best international novel untuk di baca...harap dapat pandangan dari u oll semua...wassalam


message 2: by Robin (new)

Robin | 47 comments Hmm.. The best international English(?) novel? The best tu yg susah sket. Coz that depends on your interest. Lots of books, lots of genre, lots of different recommendations, so better read something that you like, IMO.

What do you like? Fantasy? Horror? Sci-fi? Chick lit? Bnyk lg nih...

Kalau saya, mmg recommend fantasy and YA coz that's what I like to read. Try Thief of Time, or Going Postal, both by Terry Pratchett. They're hilarious.

Kalau suka genre vampire, saya rasa peminat2 Twilight (ehem) leh recommend something..


message 3: by Kataklicik (new)

Kataklicik | 714 comments Isy, memang payah nak recommend buku...!!! :)


message 4: by Nakamura (new)

Nakamura | 37 comments Nways tq Robin, saya suka sci-fi..


message 5: by Juliana Es (new)

Juliana Es (julianaes) | 855 comments Mod
Nakamura,
Now that you've stated that you like sci-fi, it will be a lot easier for everyone to give his/her recommendations.

If you like sci-fi, probably you'll like Asimov's short stories in the robot series. He was so eloquent, he didn't use too many bombastic words, and his storylines were all very imaginative yet quite logical for us to digest .


message 6: by Faizah Roslaini (last edited Jan 19, 2009 07:05PM) (new)

Faizah Roslaini | 825 comments Mod
Saya rasa Nakamura dah khatam habiss dah twilight kot.. Ye, dak??

Saya pernah baca Ken Follet, The Third Twin. Saya rasa buku tu ok jugak. Sci-fi tapi takda lah tepu sains sgt kot. Mungkin boleh cuba.

Crichton pun tak silap saya sci-fi jugak ke? Ke idak? hehehe. Tak pernah try lagi Jurassicc Park dan sebagainya tapi katanya menarik juga.


message 7: by Nakamura (new)

Nakamura | 37 comments TQ for all your suggestions.....On da ways ni untuk menghabiskan Breaking Down......macam tak percaya juga dah masuk book 4.....ini semua penangan novel Ayat-ayat Cinta...



message 8: by Dmatriarch (new)

Dmatriarch | 23 comments saye baru lepas abeh bace book 1...ari tu ke mph mid valley mencari 3 lagi buku...sume da out of stock...huwaaaa!!!!


message 9: by Hannah (new)

Hannah | 92 comments Kalau sci-fi tak berapa tahu. Tapi saya selalu dengar orang compare Twilight dengan Vampire Diaries by LJ Smith. Cerita dia lebih kurang jugak, tapi buku2 dia lagi nipis.

Dmatriarch, sejak saya tahu kewujudan Borders dekat The Gardens, everytime saya pergi Mid Valley, itu lah antara tempat pertama saya pergi. Kalau tak jumpa buku best, barulah singgah MPH. Huhu.. tapi tak tahu la kalau ada ke tak buku tu kat Borders.


message 10: by elliss (new)

elliss (syaeeranasirymailcom) | 24 comments hai guys.. nk tnye ckit ni, best sgt ke twilight? tringin nk bce (drp thn lpas lg), tp.. i've seen the movie and i was quite disapointed actually..

anywy, y don't u try the vampire academy's series, written by richelle mead.. menarik!! but if u're interested, i suggest u read the books on june.. y? bcoz the next book in this series will only be released on july 2009 n u're gonna be crazy when u finish the THIRD book, n (again!!) you don't want to wait like forever to know what exactly happened next.. trust me.. i suffered enough!!


message 11: by Hannah (new)

Hannah | 92 comments syaee wrote: "hai guys.. nk tnye ckit ni, best sgt ke twilight? tringin nk bce (drp thn lpas lg), tp.. i've seen the movie and i was quite disapointed actually..

anywy, y don't u try the vampire academy's ser..."


ada yg ckp Tiwlight best, ada yang tak suka. For me, I think Twilight biasa je. I wouldn't say it's the best book I've ever read, far from it actually. But it's quite enjoyable, nevertheless. Although I do think that the story got worse with each sequels. But that's just my opinion. Ignore the movie. Never trust a movie that is based on a book :)




message 12: by Nakamura (last edited Feb 25, 2009 02:45AM) (new)

Nakamura | 37 comments Saya pun dah tengok movie..memang quite disspntedla ending dia because ada contnue lg dalam New Moon...jd saya just baca new moon so bila dah baca jadi nak tahu juga pa citer seterusnya..itu yang saya baca twilight collectn tu...nways thks ye syaee...sebab sharing ur expernc wth me.....


message 13: by elliss (new)

elliss (syaeeranasirymailcom) | 24 comments ur wlcome nakamura and thanx guyz.. so, i think, i'm gonna read the book and well, we see..

kalu u all ade citer yg mnarik lg, kongsi la yer.. i tngh gler ngn vampire skrang.. hehehe..


message 14: by Faizah Roslaini (last edited Feb 09, 2009 06:12PM) (new)

Faizah Roslaini | 825 comments Mod
Dear Hannah,

I am finally cured from the twilight fever. Finally, thank God. I do agree that the story does get worse with each sequels. At times when I look back I do feel a bit like a fool and laugh at myself. Hehhee. I've never however finished any sequels as fast as that. So in a way I am proud of myself. For a snail-reader, low-attention-span person like me, that's an accomplishment enough . Hahahaha.

But but but. To those trying out Twilight do not be discouraged. Everyone has their own cup of tea you see. So to heck with it if your opinion differs from the rest. And DO NOT judge a book by its movie. The book is usually much more enriching, satisfying experience. After all, you've got your own imagination to play with, not some Hollywood director who might not even do his/her reading.

Sorry. Off-topic. But I think it's important to emphasize that everyone has their own cup of tea and how movie adaptation could change your impression of the book, 180 degrees.



message 15: by Nakamura (new)

Nakamura | 37 comments Dear all,
It's ok Hanna and Faizah......your opinion is highly to appreciate...nways......TQ....hahahaha...so skrng saya tengah membaca Vampire Academy.......really nice and enjoyable.......sampai lupa nak antar thesis.....hehehehe....


message 16: by elliss (new)

elliss (syaeeranasirymailcom) | 24 comments dear faizah roslaini,

congratulation to you.. you've finally (even if i dont know for how long.. hehehe..) cured from the twilight fever. you know what? you're right. never EVER judge a book by its movie!! just see what happened to harry potter!! i was so very dissapointed..

ermm, i'm going to buy the book this weekend (finally!!).. so, good luck to me!! hehehe..

to nakamura,
really nice and enjoyable?? are you kidding me? the book is so exciting!! i finished read all the three books in just three days!! and the fourth book? it makes me crazy for all this waiting!! well, what can i say? thanks to miss richelle mead!!


message 17: by Nakamura (new)

Nakamura | 37 comments I don't know wt 2 say.....for me ...yes it's really nice and enjoyable......I dont want to be more than that..just like what already happen when I read and try to slam with the keen curiousity with the Twilight Collection....till now I hope that stephenie will come out with the exaggerate and fantastic finale of Twilight....but syaee....now I already book 3 ...hehehe..so u know what i mean...still in Vampire addict...muahahaha


message 18: by elliss (new)

elliss (syaeeranasirymailcom) | 24 comments erm, i think the 'nice and enjoyable' is good for you.. you dont want to be like me!! trust me.. i'm not just a vampire fan, you know? but i am also a big-fenatically-huge fan of this academy vampire series!! erm, i really do hope that they wont killed each other!! rose and dimitri, i mean.. if they do, i'm going to kill richelle mead!!!!

OMG!!! AM I AN ADDICT TOO??


message 19: by Nakamura (new)

Nakamura | 37 comments Absolutely Yes...seriously to say that u need an emergency treatment....hehehehe..


message 20: by Kataklicik (last edited Feb 25, 2009 02:22AM) (new)

Kataklicik | 714 comments Engkome.... I kutuk habih Twilight dulu. Soppy. Asyik-asyik Edward Cullen, Edward Cullen, Edward Cullen. Isy, naik muak hahaha. Makcik sangat saya ni...

BUT! I just finished the fourth book. And Faizah, despite being the veritable makcik, I am glad to report I am officially a fan of the Twilight saga. Betul!!!

I beg to differ with you all lah - I found the saga slowly building up, and by the time Breaking Dawn habis, wahhhh... the adrenalin rush is thrilling.

Mana nak cari draft of Midnight Sun tu? Are they going to publish it or not?

And sejak bila thread ni jadi Twilight thread? hahahaha


message 21: by Nakamura (new)

Nakamura | 37 comments Tu la dont judge the book by its movie....skrang kan dah terkena deman drakula...hehehe....tak surela Kataklicik......saya dah baca The Host...tapi takla sehebat Twilightla.......so still on pages 44.....tak berganjak2...skrang saya baca Vampire Akedamic cadangan syaee...ok dan menarikkkk tapi tak ada werewolfla...setakat yang saya dah baca sekrang ada vampire baik a.k.a ala2 cullen family(Moroi) macam twilight dan juga newborns (Strigoi)...so apa lagi ubatilah deman anda dengan Vampire Acedamik....but this novel full with romance and cintan-cantun ala...tak bestla kalau dah bagi tahu.....just try to get the book ASAP and read....then u will know wthr ur adrrenalin still rush in thrilling or not...hahahaha


message 22: by Kataklicik (new)

Kataklicik | 714 comments Dah dah - enough teenage romance for me for the time being..!

Bior recover dulu - bior balik berpijak di bumi nyata hahahaha


message 23: by Faizah Roslaini (new)

Faizah Roslaini | 825 comments Mod
Hehehehe. Saya pun baru aje berpijak di bumi nyata ni haa. Tapi bangga jugok sebab berjaya menghabihkan buku-buku yang sangat tebal dengan kadar yang sangat pantas. Hehehe


message 24: by elliss (new)

elliss (syaeeranasirymailcom) | 24 comments Nakamura wrote: "Absolutely Yes...seriously to say that u need an emergency treatment....hehehehe.."

hehehe... u ade knal mne2 doctor ke tuk introduce kt i, nakamura? especially a doctor who specialised in this crazy-vampire-addict department.. kekeke..

anywy, u da hbs bce shadow kiss? kalu da, smer2 la kte mnuggu ketibaan blood promise ya? =P n one more thing, gud luck for your the host..




message 25: by Hannah (new)

Hannah | 92 comments Dear Faizah,
haha.. 'cured'?? sounds... serious :) but congrats to u (both sbb dah cured, and also sbb berjaya habiskan buku-buku yang tebal tu)

Kataklicik, I know what you mean about the Edward Cullen obsession. It was getting on my nerves! Still is. btw, you can get midnight sun's partial draft at stephenie meyer's official website.


ok2, NOW I'll 'balik berpijak di bumi yang nyata' :)


message 26: by Nakamura (new)

Nakamura | 37 comments Salam n Ohaiyo Gozaimasu...

Thks Hannah...saya dah download first cptr dah kat website tu tapi tak baca lagi...terlatest pada yang still nak baca Vampire Collection..bleh try baca collection Rachel Caine...ada 5 siri the first one is Glass houses...tapi tak sure best ke tak sebab tak sempat nak baca sinopsis buku tu.....tapi rasanya menarik kut..tryla hahahaha


message 27: by Dmatriarch (new)

Dmatriarch | 23 comments wahhhhhhhhh...everyone seems to finish their twilight saga...shame on me when i still in search of those book..malas nk order...takut t kang kalo order, x terambik pule buku2 tu....tp hold on dululah...diz semester sgt2 sebok..nota2 lec pon x abeh bace...lepas ni nk teruskan usaha carik the twilight saga...then i will move on to vampire academy...

have anyone read playing for pizza by john grisham??macam menariklah....any comment please....


message 28: by elliss (new)

elliss (syaeeranasirymailcom) | 24 comments alamk.. mntk maaf la dmatriarch.. sye x de la plak bce bku tuh... mnarik ker?

erm, right now i'm still searching and struggling to find and to finish the twilight saga (just like you and shame on me too..), but i found another interesting series that i plan to read a soon as i finished reading this series.. have you ever heard or read the mortal instruments? they said, the series is very interesting? who agree with them? comment please..


message 29: by Hannah (new)

Hannah | 92 comments Dmatriarch wrote: "wahhhhhhhhh...everyone seems to finish their twilight saga...shame on me when i still in search of those book..malas nk order...takut t kang kalo order, x terambik pule buku2 tu....tp hold on dulul..."

order kat kino and they can send the books direct to your house. but there's delivery charge of course.
john grisham? saya dah taubat tak nak beli buku dia dah :p I've read The Client. It was interesting tapi halfway through rasa macam meleret sangat la pulak. or maybe, it's just not up to my taste. haha, i dont know.

mortal instruments? sorry, never heard of it. what is it about?



message 30: by Dmatriarch (new)

Dmatriarch | 23 comments hahaha..tp buku john grisham cam byk je..he must be a good writer..otherwise xkan ade org sanggup publish his books...

skang ni xle nk membace sgt...got some other things to do...buku kiyosaki y x brape nk tebal tu pown x abeh2 ag...huhuh


message 31: by Kataklicik (new)

Kataklicik | 714 comments If you're into courtroom drama / legal thriller, then Grisham is one to read. Scott Turow is another.
Other authors? Try James Patterson for staccato action. Richard North Patterson is another favourite of mine sebab plot dia selalu berbelit sikit...

I also recommend Jeffrey Archer. Try his short stories first. Terbeliak jugak bijik mata bila the twist at the end tu macam tak dijangka hahaha


message 32: by Nakamura (new)

Nakamura | 37 comments salam, latest nyer novel thats quite intesting adalah collection richeal caine....weather warden....ada 7 siri dan coming soon around bln 8 nanti intuk siri ke-8.....bleh try juga....lagi satu bilala midnight sun nak kuar......


message 33: by Kataklicik (new)

Kataklicik | 714 comments Tak habih lagi demam Twilight!!!!!


message 34: by elliss (new)

elliss (syaeeranasirymailcom) | 24 comments selagi x habis series tu, slagi tu ar suma fans x kebah2 demam nyer.. anyway, i pn x sbr2 nk tnggu midnite sun tuk kluar.. even im not a huge fan of the series (and i really do hate the human bella swan!!) but still, i cant wait for the 5th book to be released..


message 35: by Dmatriarch (new)

Dmatriarch | 23 comments ahahah..hate bella swan??so do i....the way he admire edward is too much....but in d movie, she's cute..ehehehe


message 36: by elliss (new)

elliss (syaeeranasirymailcom) | 24 comments yeah.. kind of.. ;)


message 37: by Hannah (new)

Hannah | 92 comments Dmatriarch wrote: "ahahah..hate bella swan??so do i....the way he admire edward is too much....but in d movie, she's cute..ehehehe"

In the movie, she has almost the same expression from beginning to end- too serious, a bit morose, and kinda depressed, especially for a girl who's supposed to be "unconditionally and irrevocably in love". Haha..

Hmm... maybe legal thriller's just not my thing.

Jeffrey Archer... slalu npk buku dia tp tak pernah tergerak pulak nak baca. If I don't like John Grisham.. should I read Archer?


message 38: by Kataklicik (new)

Kataklicik | 714 comments I lurrrrrve Jeffrey Archer. Grisham tu, not so much.

Archer - first try la his short stories. Senang baca, pendek, grips your attention. Or try my favourite among the many - Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less. Lepas tu sure kena demam Archer. Jamin!


message 39: by Najibah, Penterjemah yang mencintai kata-kata (new)

Najibah Bakar (najabakar) | 2817 comments Mod
Kataklicik,

Never read Archer before, Grisham yes. He's better than Grisham? Wah, mesti cuba - mana tahu boleh merasa 'kenikmatan' demam Archer juga :). Lagipun sekarang saya tengah mengumpul short stories.


message 40: by Juliana Es (new)

Juliana Es (julianaes) | 855 comments Mod
Salam.

Jeng! Jeng! Jeng! Bila dah disebut tentang Jeffrey Archer ni, macam seronoklah pula nak menyampuk. Kwang! Kwang! Kwang!

Untuk beginner, memang sangat-sangat dianjurkan Archer. Archer menulis novel dan cerpen. Beliau sememangnya penulis yang "eloquent". Gaya bahasanya sedap, dijamin tidak memeningkan kepala para pembaca yang baru nak berjinak-jinak membaca karya Inggeris.

Grisham pun OK juga, tapi cuba koleksi cerpen Archer dulu. Grisham memang karyanya tipikal condong ke arah perundangan, tapi Archer - bervariasi. Imaginatif, kreatif, dan sangat "twisted" akhirannya.

James Patterson ni, nak kata best pun, taklah best sangat. Kalau nak dibandingkan dengan Grisham, Grisham lagi baguslah. Cuma cara olahan Patterson tu nampak lebih "fast moving", sebab dia tulis setiap bab pendek-pendek je.

Kalau nak cuba penulis wanita, saya anjurkan Agatha Christie.


message 41: by Kataklicik (new)

Kataklicik | 714 comments Bunnybaby, Agatha Christie tu very the old school one....!! Hahahaha

Tapi saya habis lah membelek semua karyanya masa teenager dulu!! So much so that I consequentially prefer "Midsomer Murders" (Ch. 702 Astro) rather than the very popular CSI :)

Dah tua beb...


message 42: by Faizah Roslaini (last edited Apr 19, 2009 07:52PM) (new)

Faizah Roslaini | 825 comments Mod
Kataklicik ni tak abih abih tua. Hahaha. Mak dan ayah saya pernah belikan Agatha Christie tapi sampai sekarang dah beranak pinak saya tak baca-baca. Ntahla. Tak sampai seru lagi kot.


message 43: by Najibah, Penterjemah yang mencintai kata-kata (new)

Najibah Bakar (najabakar) | 2817 comments Mod
He he he, tak tau nak menyampuk sangatlah buku-buku Inggeris... Agatha, selalu belek-belek bukunya masa di perpustakaan, tapi macam Faizah agaknya, belum sampai seru.


message 44: by Juliana Es (new)

Juliana Es (julianaes) | 855 comments Mod
Kataklicik,
You are never too old or too young to read anything.

Agatha Christie memang old school, tapi bahasanya taklah klasik sangat macam Jane Austen. Kalau nak penulis generasi zaman ini, saya sarankan Jodi Picoult. Haa, amacam? Rasa tua lagi ke?


message 45: by Hannah (new)

Hannah | 92 comments Haha.. Tua ke muda ke, kalau best, tak salah kan?

Saya pun baru je try 1 buku Agatha Christie. Tu pun sbb ada sorang kawan yg suka sangat cakap pasal buku dia. Kalau teenagers lain obses dengan Twilight, dia pulak obses dengan Agatha Christie. Tapi tak menyesal la baca, sbb buku tu mmg best!

You guys really make me wanna go out now and buy a book by Archer.. Haha.. Lately saya selalu saja nak beli buku, padahal buku2 yg dah ada pun tak habis baca lagi. Most of them tak sentuh pun lagi. My "books to buy" list pulak makin panjang. Dan dompetku makin nipis, huhu...


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