01 March 2017 @ 12:00 am
Buddy Read - Versailles by Elizabeth Massie  
Start date: March 1st, 2017

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

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Synopsis: You’ve seen the BBC 2 series, now read the novel based on the TV show. Don’t miss VERSAILLES the most sexy and shocking drama ever written about the king who built the world’s most famous palace. Packed with sex, scandal and intrigue, VERSAILLES will keep you up all night.

1667. The civil wars are over and King Louis XIV is on the French throne. To keep the nobles from their plots to overthrow his crown, the King gathers the court at Versailles. He plans to keep them there under his scrutiny by building the greatest palace the world has ever seen. The Palace of Versailles will be an opulent prison where Louis’ power is absolute.

The nobles have no choice but to play Louis’ game of manipulation and treachery. As tensions rise the court becomes a battlefield of tactical liaisons and salacious passions. Versailles is not the paradise it appears to be; instead, it is a labyrinth of treason and secrets, of political schemes and deadly conspiracies. It is a place of passion and death, love and vengeance.

The King will take what is rightfully his. [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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[identity profile] keli.livejournal.com on March 1st, 2017 06:21 pm (UTC)
I'm ready!!! I've been ready!! I probably won't be able to read it as fast as you, but I will get it done this month!
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stellar_raven: Versailles - Brothers[personal profile] stellar_raven on March 2nd, 2017 03:14 am (UTC)
I am so ready too! I even made a special icon, lol.

I probably won't be able to get started until the weekend, though.
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[identity profile] keli.livejournal.com on March 6th, 2017 05:53 pm (UTC)
Love the icon!
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stellar_raven: Versailles - Brothers[personal profile] stellar_raven on March 8th, 2017 03:52 am (UTC)
Thanks! I went through about four different promo pics before I settled on this one, lol. All the others didn't turn out like I'd envisioned.
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stellar_raven: Versailles - Brothers[personal profile] stellar_raven on March 3rd, 2017 11:45 pm (UTC)
I read the first chapter just now, and glancing through the book, it appears there's 10 chapters, so each episode should be one chapter in the book.

I'm really enjoying it so far! It's making me reeeeeeally want to watch the series again.
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[identity profile] keli.livejournal.com on March 6th, 2017 05:33 pm (UTC)
That's sweet!! I am going to start this, this week! I promise!
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stellar_raven: Versailles - Brothers[personal profile] stellar_raven on March 8th, 2017 03:53 am (UTC)
Can't wait to see what you think!
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[identity profile] justjo2u.livejournal.com on March 10th, 2017 08:40 pm (UTC)
Looking forward to following the discussion on this. I WILL watch the series and the book is on my 'to do' list.
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stellar_raven: Versailles - Brothers[personal profile] stellar_raven on March 11th, 2017 09:12 pm (UTC)
It appears to be following the show pretty closely. I'm not sure yet about added content, because I watched the whole series so quickly that it's all kind of a blur, lol.

I'd like to rewatch the show and follow along in the book at the same time. Hopefully once I'm done reading.

Can't wait for you to watch the series!!
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[identity profile] justjo2u.livejournal.com on March 18th, 2017 04:01 pm (UTC)
I have some times off work coming up soon. Might be able to catch up on some TV.
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stellar_raven: Eobard!Wells - glasses[personal profile] stellar_raven on March 19th, 2017 02:55 am (UTC)
Ooooh, I hope you're able to!
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