14 January 2017 @ 08:04 pm
Buddy Read - The Flash: The Haunting of Barry Allen by Clay Griffith and Susan Griffith  
Start Date: January 14th, 2017

Participants: [livejournal.com profile] green_wing, [livejournal.com profile] stellar_raven

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Synopsis: Speeding through Central City, Barry Allen is met with a startling sight—the Flash, older, battered, and badly injured. Before he can speak, the doppelgänger is gone.

Then Barry begins experiencing glitches in his powers—moments that leave him ghostly and immobile in the middle of missions. When a group of his enemies—including Pied Piper, Weather Wizard, and Peekaboo—chooses this time to launch a new assault, the Flash seeks help from his most trusted ally.

Oliver Queen – the Arrow. [source]



Note: This post is for discussion of the book, so please be advised that there may be spoilers in the comments. As a reminder, LJ's spoiler code will work in comments and while it is not required to use when commenting, it is something that can be utilized to hide spoilers. (relevant LJ FAQ)
 
 
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stellar_raven: Eobard!Wells - back w/ RF suit[personal profile] stellar_raven on January 15th, 2017 06:49 pm (UTC)
I read the first five chapters last night, and so far, I'm liking it. I seems to have the feel of the series, and the characters seem in character. I know it's early days, but so far so good.

Also, I like that the action scenes I've read thus far have been easy to follow. I've had no trouble getting a visual in my head and being able to "see" what's going on.
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[identity profile] green-wing.livejournal.com on January 17th, 2017 01:02 am (UTC)
I'm up to chapter 2 and I'm really enjoying it so far.
The action is really well written, and easy to understand, you can see it happening as you read it :)

Such a pity we won't get any Harrison tho.
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stellar_raven: Eobard!Wells - back w/ RF suit[personal profile] stellar_raven on January 17th, 2017 03:29 am (UTC)
Yes, and with a show/character like The Flash, the action scenes could really get confusing if not explained right.

Not sure if you've made it to chapter 3 yet, but there is a mention of him. I'm still upset that we won't get any sort of Harrison Wells in an action oriented sort of way in the book, though.
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[identity profile] green-wing.livejournal.com on January 17th, 2017 03:59 am (UTC)
Really? Cool, I'll keep reading tonight and see if I can find his mention :D
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stellar_raven: Eobard!Wells - glasses[personal profile] stellar_raven on January 17th, 2017 04:05 am (UTC)
I hope that wasn't too spoilery to mention!
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[identity profile] green-wing.livejournal.com on January 17th, 2017 04:16 am (UTC)
Nah, it's fine :D
I'm not fussed about spoilers in books anyway, so feel free to ramble if you want :D
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stellar_raven: Eobard!Wells - glasses[personal profile] stellar_raven on January 17th, 2017 04:17 am (UTC)
Oh, ok...good. I can get a little senistive about spoilers--depending on what it is--and I didn't want to say too much in case you were too.

For me, mild plot points are ok, major things I'd rather not know about.
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[identity profile] green-wing.livejournal.com on January 17th, 2017 04:19 am (UTC)
Say whatever you like, I'm not bothered :)
I'm such a slow reader that by the time I get to it, I'll probably have forgotten it again anyway *LOL*
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stellar_raven: Eobard!Wells - glasses[personal profile] stellar_raven on January 17th, 2017 04:28 am (UTC)
Okie dokie. *thumbs up*

I'm hoping to get a bit more read tomorrow. :D
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stellar_raven: Eobard!Wells - glasses[personal profile] stellar_raven on January 18th, 2017 03:58 am (UTC)
I've read through chapter 10, and I will say that Eobard!Wells' presence is felt, even if he's not there.

This has got to be set very early in season two, before they know about the breaches, or the multiverse, and well before Harry shows up.
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[identity profile] green-wing.livejournal.com on January 18th, 2017 04:29 am (UTC)
Sounds good, I'll keep reading tonight :)
I was having ipad issues last night so didn't get anything read *sigh*
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stellar_raven: Eobard!Wells - glasses[personal profile] stellar_raven on January 19th, 2017 01:58 am (UTC)
I will say the authors seem to have a pretty good handle on the characters. I really like the way they described Hartley Rathaway.
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stellar_raven: Harry-reading[personal profile] stellar_raven on January 26th, 2017 12:57 am (UTC)
I'm really enjoying this so far, especially for something we don't get to see a lot of on the show: interaction between the female characters outside of Team Flash related stuff. There's a cute scene with Iris and Caitlin doing stuff that I just adored.

I love the show, but I wish it explored the friendship between the ladies a bit more.
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stellar_raven: TeamFlash-Trio[personal profile] stellar_raven on February 5th, 2017 06:43 pm (UTC)
I finished last night, and I really enjoyed it! I rated it four stars. Can't wait to read the continuing Arrow book now! I preordered it last night.
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[identity profile] green-wing.livejournal.com on February 25th, 2017 12:23 pm (UTC)
Excellent! I'm so glad you enjoyed it!!! :D
I'll have to get the Arrow book as well when it comes out in epub :)
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stellar_raven: Arrow - Ollie[personal profile] stellar_raven on February 25th, 2017 07:59 pm (UTC)
I'd be up for a buddy read of that one too, if you'd like. :D
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[identity profile] green-wing.livejournal.com on February 26th, 2017 05:49 am (UTC)
Sure, if you can pur up with my slowness :)
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stellar_raven: Eobard!Wells - glasses[personal profile] stellar_raven on February 26th, 2017 11:50 pm (UTC)
Awesome! It's coming out March 28th here, if it's around the same time for you we can shoot for starting in April, maybe?
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[identity profile] justjo2u.livejournal.com on January 19th, 2017 07:52 pm (UTC)
I've added this to my Amazon wishlist for later in the year.
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stellar_raven: Eobard!Wells - glasses[personal profile] stellar_raven on January 20th, 2017 02:32 am (UTC)
Yay! That's fantastic!!
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