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Re: What are you reading at the moment
« Reply #30 on: August 26, 2007, 10:23:45 AM »
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Re: What are you reading at the moment
« Reply #31 on: August 26, 2007, 03:08:14 PM »
Right now I'm re-reading Star Wars: Legacy of the Force - Sacrifice in preparation for Inferno, which gets released this Tuesday.
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Re: What are you reading at the moment
« Reply #32 on: August 27, 2007, 05:27:12 AM »
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Re: What are you reading at the moment
« Reply #33 on: August 27, 2007, 05:40:07 AM »
I love Tristram Shandy.   It's one of my fave "classics."  It just has that kind subtle/underhanded? humor in it that I find myself snickering too.  I didn't know there was a movie.

The movie, naturally, is about the filming of a version of Tristram Shandy. Steve Coogan is in it, playing, well, Steve Coogan.


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Re: What are you reading at the moment
« Reply #34 on: August 27, 2007, 01:55:05 PM »
I just finished "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy and I think I m going to read it again.  Jeezus... I didn't know people could write like that.

His writing style is like nothing I have ever read before.  And the story is horrifying and beautiful at the same time.  He is sculpting with words.

I never read any of his other stuff, I had no interest in the subjects, but as this was a post apocalyptic novel, kinda sci-fi, I thought I would give it a try.  It deserved the Pulitzer.... amazing work.
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Re: What are you reading at the moment
« Reply #35 on: August 27, 2007, 01:59:21 PM »
I just finished "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy and I think I m going to read it again.  Jeezus... I didn't know people could write like that.

His writing style is like nothing I have ever read before.  And the story is horrifying and beautiful at the same time.  He is sculpting with words.

I never read any of his other stuff, I had no interest in the subjects, but as this was a post apocalyptic novel, kinda sci-fi, I thought I would give it a try.  It deserved the Pulitzer.... amazing work.

I agree.  The landscape was bleak, the dialogue was bleak, and yet you really understood the main characters.
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Re: What are you reading at the moment
« Reply #36 on: August 28, 2007, 07:00:41 PM »
McCarthy is great, and I love reading the reviews that say that the Road was boring and repetitive and that McCarthy can't write, is it seriously that hard to 'get'?

If you're looking for another McCarthy book try No Country For Old Men or Child of God

Child of God is very very very strange.

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Re: What are you reading at the moment
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Re: What are you reading at the moment
« Reply #38 on: August 28, 2007, 07:14:22 PM »
Your description about New York at the beginning of the 20th century reminded me of the book, "Devil in the White City".  In it the author describes the history of Chicago.  It's pretty interesting.  Plus there is a serial killer.
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Re: What are you reading at the moment
« Reply #39 on: August 28, 2007, 08:53:41 PM »
needing a bit of fluff and enjoyable fluff at that after my Sgt test, ive bought a new copy of Dune.  my old one fell apart from use (i had bought that one used at the library for a quarter)  and am rereading it yet again.  I still think its the best SERIOUS sci fi story ever written. 


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Re: What are you reading at the moment
« Reply #40 on: August 28, 2007, 10:02:11 PM »
needing a bit of fluff and enjoyable fluff at that after my Sgt test, ive bought a new copy of Dune.  my old one fell apart from use (i had bought that one used at the library for a quarter)  and am rereading it yet again.  I still think its the best SERIOUS sci fi story ever written. 

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Re: What are you reading at the moment
« Reply #41 on: August 29, 2007, 02:21:51 AM »
needing a bit of fluff and enjoyable fluff at that after my Sgt test, ive bought a new copy of Dune.  my old one fell apart from use (i had bought that one used at the library for a quarter)  and am rereading it yet again.  I still think its the best SERIOUS sci fi story ever written. 

Dude, Dune, like, changed my life when I was a kid.  I was a total Dune freak from like 11 til like 17 when I finally caved and read LoTR.  I have the Dune board game, from Avalon Hill, which is really cool, and I was first in line for the crappy movie by David Lynch and... Dune rules, (even though the movie sucked ALOT!).

Anyway, Dune rules, I guess is what I'm saying.  Seriously, if there are two great works of "escapist" fiction, Dune is to sci-fi what LoTR is to (swords and sorcery) fantasy.
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Re: What are you reading at the moment
« Reply #42 on: August 29, 2007, 05:28:55 AM »
I much prefer Dune to LOTR but then I've always love political science and history.

What did people think of the prequels? I sort of didn't mind the first three but after that I can't be having with them. And I've flat out ignored the sequels.

The one thing I'll say for the Lynch movie is the it seems to get the look of the Imperium right (so props to the set and coustume designers) even if it missed the fundermental point of the plot by by a long chalk (and a swat on the muzzle with a rolled up newspaper for the director).
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Re: What are you reading at the moment
« Reply #43 on: August 29, 2007, 08:07:55 AM »
needing a bit of fluff and enjoyable fluff at that after my Sgt test, ive bought a new copy of Dune.  my old one fell apart from use (i had bought that one used at the library for a quarter)  and am rereading it yet again.  I still think its the best SERIOUS sci fi story ever written. 

Dune is a bit of fluff? I admit, I haven't read it in ages, but I thought it was brilliantly dense.  Hard to read, but worthwhile.  I think I read the two sequels afterwards, but sort of baulked at the others written by his son.


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Re: What are you reading at the moment
« Reply #44 on: August 29, 2007, 09:15:47 AM »
Your description about New York at the beginning of the 20th century reminded me of the book, "Devil in the White City".  In it the author describes the history of Chicago.  It's pretty interesting.  Plus there is a serial killer.

I loved "Devil in the White City". Who knew there could be so much drama at a fairground?
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