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Re: What literature are you reading?
« Reply #50 on: August 22, 2016, 08:17:46 AM »
The Great Gatsby. Incredible book and I love every, single page of it.
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Re: What literature are you reading?
« Reply #51 on: August 26, 2016, 01:33:17 AM »
In Ireland, I found a small book at an old book store titled "General's letters to his son on obtaining his commission" from 1918. I'm interested to read the advice.
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Re: What literature are you reading?
« Reply #52 on: September 06, 2016, 09:35:46 AM »
So I listened to the audiobook (it's almost the same as reading) of Remdezvous with Rama by Aethur C. Clarke. It's better than most space sci-fi stories I'm used to these days. I'm kinda starting to think that Star Wars has ruined space sci-fi and real life culture to some degree.

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Re: What literature are you reading?
« Reply #53 on: September 06, 2016, 10:19:46 AM »
The Great Gatsby. Incredible book and I love every, single page of it.

I really don't like it, but I'm glad you do. :::cheers:::

I'm reading All Quiet on the Western Front.
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Re: What literature are you reading?
« Reply #54 on: September 06, 2016, 10:23:46 AM »
The Great Gatsby. Incredible book and I love every, single page of it.

I really don't like it, but I'm glad you do. :::cheers:::

I'm reading All Quiet on the Western Front.

To be honest, I've only decided to read it, after seeing the movie. ;)
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Re: What literature are you reading?
« Reply #55 on: September 06, 2016, 10:24:58 AM »
I decided to never watch the movie because I disliked the book so much. :icon_lol:
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Re: What literature are you reading?
« Reply #56 on: September 06, 2016, 10:39:26 AM »

I'm reading All Quiet on the Western Front.

How did you fit the book in your house? Did the forklift leave tracks on the carpet?
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Re: What literature are you reading?
« Reply #57 on: September 06, 2016, 10:54:59 AM »
I remmber the movie but never read the book. Ernest Borgnine and the waltons guy were the actors I think.
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Re: What literature are you reading?
« Reply #58 on: September 06, 2016, 01:24:55 PM »
How did you fit the book in your house? Did the forklift leave tracks on the carpet?

It's not that big, like 300 pages.  Did I get an abridged version and not know it? :unsure:

I remmber the movie but never read the book. Ernest Borgnine and the waltons guy were the actors I think.

I saw the movie a while ago and really wasn't that fond of it.  I was a youth though, and probably didn't get what was trying to be said.  I haven't watched it in so long.  I had the book for a really long time and never gave it a shot.  I even tried to sell it in a yard sale and it didn't sell.  My wife went to take the book to a used book store and they wouldn't take it because it was so beat up.  So then, after all that I've sat down and started to read it.  It's very good so far, about half way through.
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Re: What literature are you reading?
« Reply #59 on: September 06, 2016, 07:52:07 PM »
All quiet is short iirc.

Great book.
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Re: What literature are you reading?
« Reply #60 on: September 07, 2016, 01:18:24 AM »
How did you fit the book in your house? Did the forklift leave tracks on the carpet?
It's not that big, like 300 pages.  Did I get an abridged version and not know it? :unsure:

I made a mistake. For some reason I was thinking of War and Peace, which is like 1,300+ Pages.

Have you seen the 1930s movie of all is quiet on the western front?
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Re: What literature are you reading?
« Reply #61 on: September 07, 2016, 01:54:31 AM »
I'm kinda starting to think that Star Wars has ruined space sci-fi and real life culture to some degree.

Howso?

Also, finally, after 2.5 weeks by book depository order came in. I can finally start on book 4 of the conqueror series (Genghis Khan - conn igguldan).
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Re: What literature are you reading?
« Reply #62 on: September 07, 2016, 07:49:19 AM »
I'm kinda starting to think that Star Wars has ruined space sci-fi and real life culture to some degree.

Howso?

Also, finally, after 2.5 weeks by book depository order came in. I can finally start on book 4 of the conqueror series (Genghis Khan - conn igguldan).

I mostly think that Star Wars is all about style over substance in storytelling. I also saw on the news the other day that some local Kendo club is now a Jedi fencing club because samurais are too obscure compared to Star Wars now. So now I'm starting to think that Star Wars is slowly replacing other cultural elements in some decadent manner.

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Re: What literature are you reading?
« Reply #63 on: September 07, 2016, 10:08:17 AM »
I made a mistake. For some reason I was thinking of War and Peace, which is like 1,300+ Pages.

Have you seen the 1930s movie of all is quiet on the western front?

Ah, gotcha.  I'm not really all that interested in trying War and Peace.  I've seen the movie a long time ago.  Didn't like it at the time, but after reading the book I think I missed the meaning in my first viewing.
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Re: What literature are you reading?
« Reply #64 on: September 07, 2016, 01:00:17 PM »
I mostly think that Star Wars is all about style over substance in storytelling. I also saw on the news the other day that some local Kendo club is now a Jedi fencing club because samurais are too obscure compared to Star Wars now. So now I'm starting to think that Star Wars is slowly replacing other cultural elements in some decadent manner.

Perhaps. I never really saw it that way, but I read the EU when they were fresh. Rogue squadron was good storytelling. I think that helped. I can definitely see it like that nowdays though. I think prequels did that actually. Hmmm.
The kendo thing is ridiculous though. Who doesn't love samurai!?
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Re: What literature are you reading?
« Reply #65 on: September 08, 2016, 02:12:06 PM »
I mostly think that Star Wars is all about style over substance in storytelling. I also saw on the news the other day that some local Kendo club is now a Jedi fencing club because samurais are too obscure compared to Star Wars now. So now I'm starting to think that Star Wars is slowly replacing other cultural elements in some decadent manner.

Perhaps. I never really saw it that way, but I read the EU when they were fresh. Rogue squadron was good storytelling. I think that helped. I can definitely see it like that nowdays though. I think prequels did that actually. Hmmm.
The kendo thing is ridiculous though. Who doesn't love samurai!?

I'm probably just overreacting. But I do like sci-fi a whole more as a genre when it's not fairy tales in space.

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Re: What literature are you reading?
« Reply #66 on: September 08, 2016, 02:47:15 PM »
I mostly think that Star Wars is all about style over substance in storytelling. I also saw on the news the other day that some local Kendo club is now a Jedi fencing club because samurais are too obscure compared to Star Wars now. So now I'm starting to think that Star Wars is slowly replacing other cultural elements in some decadent manner.

Perhaps. I never really saw it that way, but I read the EU when they were fresh. Rogue squadron was good storytelling. I think that helped. I can definitely see it like that nowdays though. I think prequels did that actually. Hmmm.
The kendo thing is ridiculous though. Who doesn't love samurai!?

I'm probably just overreacting. But I do like sci-fi a whole more as a genre when it's not fairy tales in space.

I agree. That's why I've always liked 40K more than SW. :-P
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Re: What literature are you reading?
« Reply #67 on: September 08, 2016, 02:52:57 PM »
I think Star Trek is heading that way now too.
The Sci part of sci-fi certain is light on the science now days.
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Re: What literature are you reading?
« Reply #68 on: September 08, 2016, 02:53:12 PM »
40k is more like in the realm of metal album covers the setting than actual sci-fi. :closed-eyes:

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Re: What literature are you reading?
« Reply #69 on: September 08, 2016, 02:56:00 PM »
40k is more like in the realm of metal album covers the setting than actual sci-fi. :closed-eyes:

I honestly think that it has more to do with fantasy than sci-fi. Star Trek is a sci-fi. 40K is a cocaine-laced ride through hell with heavy metal blasting through your earphones.

Also Samurai are awesome. Period.
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Re: What literature are you reading?
« Reply #70 on: September 08, 2016, 03:00:06 PM »
40k is more like in the realm of metal album covers the setting than actual sci-fi. :closed-eyes:

I honestly think that it has more to do with fantasy than sci-fi. Star Trek is a sci-fi. 40K is a cocaine-laced ride through hell with heavy metal blasting through your earphones.

Also Samurai are awesome. Period.

I agree 100% with everything in this post.

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Re: What literature are you reading?
« Reply #71 on: September 08, 2016, 03:01:09 PM »
Star Trek is a sci-fi.

Is it though anymore?

Also Samurai are awesome. Period.

Surely we can all agree on that.
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Re: What literature are you reading?
« Reply #72 on: September 08, 2016, 09:05:27 PM »
Didn't Lucas initially want Toshiro Mifune to play Obi Kenobi? I think I read that somewhere.

Would have made for quite a different movie.

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Re: What literature are you reading?
« Reply #73 on: September 08, 2016, 09:52:03 PM »
[quote 40K is a cocaine-laced ride through hell with heavy metal blasting through your earphones

This is funny and true!! I love 40k books. Counts for at least 80% of my reading lately. Always liked sci-fi. Used to really like Asimov and the foundation series. Just loved them and it's psychohistory 😀
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Offline Ursa Doom

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Re: What literature are you reading?
« Reply #74 on: September 08, 2016, 10:33:02 PM »
I actually wish that they still made the Warhammer Monthly comics, since 40k has such striking visuals. Bloodquest was probably the best 40k story in that publication.