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    Re: What are you reading?

    Postby Serkanner » 08 Mar 2017 10:05

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    Re: What are you reading?

    Postby Sandwurm88 » 18 Mar 2017 22:00

    Just took a look at 2001: A Space Odyssey. Pretty much felt like the same thing as the movie, with things explained a little more. Enjoyable, fast read that actually reminded me a lot of Olaf Stapledon's Star Maker, the more I thought about it.

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    Re: What are you reading?

    Postby Freakzilla » 19 Mar 2017 08:00

    Sandwurm88 wrote:Just took a look at 2001: A Space Odyssey. Pretty much felt like the same thing as the movie, with things explained a little more. Enjoyable, fast read that actually reminded me a lot of Olaf Stapledon's Star Maker, the more I thought about it.

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    Re: What are you reading?

    Postby Sandwurm88 » 19 Mar 2017 16:44

    :lol: That would explain it... I thought for some reason the movie was based on the book. Turns out Clarke and Kubrick kinda worked on them at the same time, with the novel being released a few months after the movie.
    I think the movie was a bit better, but I'd still recommend the book.
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    Re: What are you reading?

    Postby Freakzilla » 20 Mar 2017 05:33

    Sandwurm88 wrote::lol: That would explain it... I thought for some reason the movie was based on the book. Turns out Clarke and Kubrick kinda worked on them at the same time, with the novel being released a few months after the movie.
    I think the movie was a bit better, but I'd still recommend the book.


    I read the book before I saw the movie and I'm really glad I did because I'd have had no idea what was going on with the movie. 2001 was very artistically done but I liked 2010 better.
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    Re: What are you reading?

    Postby SadisticCynic » 21 Mar 2017 18:45

    I've read Pride and Prejudice recently. That was great! Austen's sarcasm levels are out of control. :)

    Now I'm on to The White Plague by Herbert. Very weird seeing Irish place names in a novel somehow...
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    Re: What are you reading?

    Postby Freakzilla » 22 Mar 2017 06:06

    SadisticCynic wrote:...Now I'm on to The White Plague by Herbert. Very weird seeing Irish place names in a novel somehow...


    I just read that recently! I think it's one of FH's better non-Dune books.
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