TPOF Question #26 - Final Question

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TPOF Question #26 - Final Question

Unread postby Liz » Wed Aug 31, 2011 1:08 pm

Is there anything else we haven’t covered that you would like to discuss?

This is the final question for this discussion. Thanks to all of you for your participation and your insights. I always learn so much from all of you. And a special thanks to Ann for her participation.
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Re: TPOF Question #26 - Final Question

Unread postby nebraska » Wed Aug 31, 2011 6:56 pm

I want to congratulate our moderators and the author on a fine adventure! :applause2: Can't wait for the Q&A!

As always, I like to look back at favorite passages. When I got my book out this afternoon and looked at the things I had marked, I discovered some were passages of exquisite beauty, some were wonderfully colorful descriptions, and some were just silly and made me laugh, not to mention there were bits of great wisdom as well. I think it says a lot about the skill with which this book was written that my favorites cover such a wide range.

A small sampling:
pg 74 The music floated across the dark Caribbean Sea like cream-topped waves of cheerful sound.
pg 106 One might almost call him good looking.........except for the dirt, of course.
pg 107 relaxed as a cat in a patch of sunshine.
pg 181 There it was, surprisingly clean and white, looking like a slab of marble embedded in a cavern of rose quartz.
pg 274 The lure of gold turned white men's minds to feathers.
pg 304 slick and cold like the hand of a drowned corpse

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Re: TPOF Question #26 - Final Question

Unread postby SnoopyDances » Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:36 pm

I want to congratulate our moderators and the author on a fine adventure! :applause2: Can't wait for the Q&A!

What Nebraska said. :hatsoff: :thanks!:

I loved the book. :cloud9: I've never read anything so quickly before. I just couldn't put the darn thing down. And when I came home from work, it was there waiting for me, like a faithful puppy. :snoopydances:

I especially loved the scene with Jack and Esmerelda in Teague's closet. I got quite a chuckle out of that and could easily picture our Jack in that situation.

But the writing was just wonderful throughout. The descriptions, the tone, the mood, the humor....it was all perfectly balanced. I never found myself flipping through the pages looking for it to end as I have done with other books. :whistle:

Thanks Ann for creating such a wonderful ride and letting us be a part of it. :goodvibes:

And thanks Liz and DITHOT for the wonderful tidbits. Those as much fun to read as the book itself. :kiss:

This has been a great discussion and I'm sorry to see it end. :sad:

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Re: TPOF Question #26 - Final Question

Unread postby Liz » Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:54 pm

Thanks for pointing out some passages, nebraska. :cool: I especially like the “cream-topped waves” of the first quote.

I agree with you both that the writing was superb. I knew it was good when she made me forget that she wasn’t the originator of the POTC the series.
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Re: TPOF Question #26 - Final Question

Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Thu Sep 01, 2011 1:34 pm

I just want to add my :twocents: and say thanks to everyone who posted or read the discussion! As always you guys make ONBC such a great place. :thanks!:

If there any question you would like to revisit while we are in the doldrums here for a bit then feel free to add to any of the threads!
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Re: TPOF Question #26 - Final Question

Unread postby nebraska » Thu Sep 01, 2011 1:48 pm

DeppInTheHeartOfTexas wrote:I just want to add my :twocents: and say thanks to everyone who posted or read the discussion! As always you guys make ONBC such a great place. :thanks!:

If there any question you would like to revisit while we are in the doldrums here for a bitthen feel free to add to any of the threads!
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The time between discussions always seems like such a long period. :-/ However we have the Q&A to look forward to and the Keith Richards book is pretty long!

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Unread postby ladylinn » Thu Sep 01, 2011 4:19 pm

Just wanted to say :thankyou: to Liz, DITHOT for making this discussion so interesting. And Ann for sharing some very personal thoughts and feelings with us.
Nebraska - you found some great and endearing passages. I agree with all of them. My favorite - pg. 6.
Looking forward to the questions and answers with Ann.

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Re: TPOF Question #26 - Final Question

Unread postby WM63 » Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:55 pm

Absolutely loved the book :loveshower: . Thank you Ann for such a great read and thanks to all at the Zone for the discussion. I am a little puzzled about some things that came to mind after the official time to submit questions to Ann had passed. Early last Spring I took my children to a Egyptian Museum and purchased a couple of books that I left largely unread until recently. I do not have the details with me now, but I remember there was a pharaoh in Egypt that released slaves and believed in only one God. This leads me to question if Jack has completed the mission chosen for by Apedemak. Exactly who are "his" people he chose Jack to protect? How did Jack's deal with Davy Jones effect the mission if it was not complete? :rango1: :capnjack:

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Re: TPOF Question #26 - Final Question

Unread postby fireflydances » Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:03 pm

nebraska wrote:The time between discussions always seems like such a long period. :-/ However we have the Q&A to look forward to and the Keith Richards book is pretty long!


Yes. We enter another doldrums. Another foot scorching trudge over the sands of time. Is that a tidbit I see approaching? Where, where!?

I love ONBC. There is nothing like this wonderfully thoughtful, funny, and yes, brilliant gang of readers. I realized recently that I would read Goldilocks and the Three Bears if ONBC suggested it as our next choice. Just to be part of the discussion. That says something extraordinary ladies.

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Re: TPOF Question #26 - Final Question

Unread postby Buster » Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:42 pm

Ditto what firefly said.

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Re: TPOF Question #26 - Final Question

Unread postby fansmom » Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:39 pm

Thank you, thank you, thank you! :bouquet: To Liz and DITHOT for their usual amazing skills at tidbits, moderating, posting questions, etc., and to Ann for writing such a fun book. :thankyou:

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Re: TPOF Question #26 - Final Question

Unread postby SnoopyDances » Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:12 pm

fireflydances wrote:
nebraska wrote:The time between discussions always seems like such a long period. :-/ However we have the Q&A to look forward to and the Keith Richards book is pretty long!


Yes. We enter another doldrums. Another foot scorching trudge over the sands of time. Is that a tidbit I see approaching? Where, where!?

I love ONBC. There is nothing like this wonderfully thoughtful, funny, and yes, brilliant gang of readers. I realized recently that I would read Goldilocks and the Three Bears if ONBC suggested it as our next choice. Just to be part of the discussion. That says something extraordinary ladies.

Thank you. :hatsoff:

Wouldn't Johnny make a lovely Goldilocks? :grin:

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Re: TPOF Question #26 - Final Question

Unread postby gemini » Fri Sep 02, 2011 6:40 pm

Well, I got side tracked with real life a bit on this one but still enjoyed following along even if I ended up playing catch up most of the way. I wanted to say I agree with those who were glad that Ann kept our Jack true to the pirate films and did it so well. I still have a couple posts yet to peruse.
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Re: TPOF Question #26 - Final Question

Unread postby Jackslady » Sat Sep 03, 2011 1:21 pm

I've had rather a manic week so fell a little behind with the discussion!

I've enjoyed it so much, thank you everyone for your contributions and of course a huge thank you to Ann for writing the book itself!! :thanks!: :thankyou: :thanks!:

I absolutely loved it and I know I will read it again, and enjoy my favourite scenes over and over. The love scene in Teague's cabin was definitely a highlight for me as well...fun, sexy and beautifully written! The book has definitely enhanced my enjoyment of the films. :-)

As well as Ann's wonderful book, there is some very enjoyable Jack fanfiction available online, both on the Zone and elsewhere. I think many writers will be inspired by Ann's work!
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Re: TPOF Question #26 - Final Question

Unread postby Liz » Sat Sep 03, 2011 6:49 pm

Johnny as Goldilocks. :rango2: Now that is a visual! :-O I have no doubt that he would play it well.

Ladies, this place is special because of all of you. :grouphug: And I look forward to our next discussion and hope that you will all be here to partake. I’m certain that it will be an interesting one. :yikes:
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