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Re: The Hob's Bargain Discussion
« Reply #90 on: February 10, 2010, 08:04:18 pm »
I kind of pictured a 'hobbit hole' type set up.  :-[

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« Reply #91 on: February 10, 2010, 08:16:53 pm »
Me too Z - I dont know but it does make sense in a way LOL
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Re: The Hob's Bargain Discussion
« Reply #92 on: February 10, 2010, 08:21:25 pm »
Maybe with rocks instead of wooden walls... but I see him as more elemental than hobbits.

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« Reply #93 on: March 11, 2010, 12:41:04 am »
I see the Hob's home as a cavernous place without the stalactites and stalagmites. 

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Re: The Hob's Bargain Discussion
« Reply #94 on: March 26, 2010, 06:52:43 pm »
Also, I don't think the original book cover did him justice. As my sister said, "I was thinking more monkey, less gorilla." I don't picture him as looking like an elf (not with those movable ears) but I didn't picture him like that either...

Anyway, I could probably keep going with the random thoughts but I'll stop for now.

Well, I can tell you that Patty was thinking of something more like the X-men's Nightcrawler, with less angst and a more puckish bent.  The very wide giant on the cover was something of a surprise!
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« Reply #95 on: March 27, 2010, 07:34:58 am »
:D That fits my mental picture of the Hob much better than the old cover.


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« Reply #96 on: April 05, 2010, 11:19:05 am »
mine too. my edition has the new(i guess) cover so i got to see him in my head, and he definitely didn't look like that guy on the cover. dafiniatly way more like nightcrawler.  
i always pictured the hobs mountain home as a kinda cavern what is made of rock but kinda soft looking, with trees. under the mountain. yeah, not very realistic, but that's why i like fantasy.

iv actually only read the hobbs bargain. its my favorite book. unfortunately, i lost my only copy on the bus about a week ago right in the middle of re-reading it. for about the eighth time. i actually cried a little. i want to read the others, but i haven't been able to find them where i am. and i have a huge distrust of paypal. so.. till i get lucky i'm totally cut off. lol i'm praying i find another copy soon!! 9)

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Re: The Hob's Bargain Discussion
« Reply #97 on: April 29, 2010, 01:26:25 pm »
What I liked so much about The Hob's Bargain was that the 'feel' of the book, the setting, the characters etc. were so different from the previous Mercy Thompson books I had read.  I think The Hob showed great breadth of talent to be so different, yet equally excellent.  It took me a while to realize the differences, but when I had finished the book I kept looking for a sequel. (I'm still hoping!  :-whistle ) I am just sure there is more to know about the characters and their lives. 

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Re: The Hob's Bargain Discussion
« Reply #98 on: June 04, 2010, 06:58:30 am »
What I liked so much about The Hob's Bargain was that the 'feel' of the book, the setting, the characters etc. were so different from the previous Mercy Thompson books I had read.  I think The Hob showed great breadth of talent to be so different, yet equally excellent.  It took me a while to realize the differences, but when I had finished the book I kept looking for a sequel. (I'm still hoping!  :-whistle ) I am just sure there is more to know about the characters and their lives. 
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Pheo you do know that Hob's Bargain came out before the Mercy Thompson books.

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« Reply #99 on: June 04, 2010, 11:02:17 am »
Yes, I do knowthat now, thanks for the information. My points were from this reader's perspective though, in that I read them out of order, as I'm sure many readers do. I am not an expert on Patty's books by any means; I am a fairly new fan, and when I discovered Patty's incredible writing was in the Mercy books. So when I immediately started acquiring and reading the others....  I was astounded at the differences in feel, characters, plots etc.

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« Reply #100 on: June 22, 2010, 07:20:11 am »
Just finished this book last night and I really liked it.  I liked how the romance simmered away on the back burner, keeping you aware that it was there but not steaming up and complicating the story line.
I was really grateful that I didn't need a PhD in the Fae/Magic/Magical Creatures/Philosophy to understand the magic of the story.  (this is usually why I stick to weres and vamps)

I loved, Loved, LOVED that there was no cliffhanger ending.  The book left me satisfied. 
Do I need a sequel ?*shrugs* Not really.  I'm good with where things ended off, with hope and happiness.

Great, strong, intelligent, female protagonist too!
I would definitely suggest this book to any young women (I'm only 30, it's not like I'm old!) interested in the UF or Fantasy genre.  A sweet, smart read.
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Re: The Hob's Bargain Discussion
« Reply #101 on: September 27, 2010, 08:07:25 pm »
I guess it doesn't NEED a sequel but Caefawn is too darn adorable to leave alone. :D I was re-reading it a while ago and it's still one of my favorites.

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Re: The Hob's Bargain Discussion
« Reply #102 on: September 27, 2010, 10:32:55 pm »
I agree, more Caefawn would be great! :)


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Re: The Hob's Bargain Discussion
« Reply #103 on: September 29, 2010, 11:26:31 am »
This was my first Patricia Briggs book and I loved it from the beginning, would love a sequel of some sort but won't die without it. What I would like to get my hands on is an audio version, because I spend most of my free time driving and my husband won't read a book, but listened to all of the Mercy Tompson books. Anyone have any thoughts on how we could get this one as an audio as well?

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Re: The Hob's Bargain Discussion
« Reply #104 on: September 29, 2010, 02:53:04 pm »
I think this was my first book too! I'll need to reread it because it's been a long time but I remember how much I enjoyed it!
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