Braidy19 October 2009 at 4:53pmPosts: 237 (0 today)Status: offline
Presently, I am in the beginning of book 3 of The Baroque Cycle by Neal Stephenson "System of the World".
tree mouse19 October 2009 at 8:22pmPosts: 1801 (0 today)Status: offline
Hugh, please explain your joke.
It sounds interesting but I'm too thick to get it.
tree mouse19 October 2009 at 8:57pmPosts: 1801 (0 today)Status: offline
I'm going to read Terry Pratchett's Eric tonight to see if I'm being too harsh on him.
Tell me if this is a bad example of his cannon.
(It was very sad to hear that he's been diagnosed with alzheimer's disease)
nechesh20 October 2009 at 2:59amPosts: 1111 (0 today)Status: offline
I haven't read "Eric", but i have rarely met a Pratchett book that i haven't absolutely loved.
You still haven't told us what you HAVE read T.M., but i would highly recommend The Hogfather,Equal Rites, Small Gods,Truth, Thief of Time, Going Postal, Making Money, Pyramids, Mort, The Wee Free Men. well, i could go on. Of course with the Disc World series use of reoccurring characters the more books you read the more character development you get and the more invested you get in the various characters.
And if you haven't read Good Omens that's a must read, though as i pointed out before, it is written with Neil Gaiman. Still it reads like a Pratchett novel.
tree mouse20 October 2009 at 6:36pmPosts: 1801 (0 today)Status: offline
I've read Nightwatch (initially interested because this is also the title of a Rembrandt painting.) The book seems to have an ironic link to the painting.
nechesh20 October 2009 at 8:45pmPosts: 1111 (0 today)Status: offline
Wow T.M, are you really saying that you made you judgement of the entire Pratchett library based solely on you experience with a single book, Night Watch? Frankly, of all the Disc World books i have read i found Night Watch to perhaps be the flattest. Also if it is the ONLY one you have ever read you probably missed a lot of in-joke on already established characters and situations. Try reading the first 3 Disc World books, The Light Fantastic, The Color of Magic and Equal Rites. Then you can probably jump around the library freely with much better understanding of the set-ups and characters. Trust me, his genius will the shine through. :-]
Other great Pratchett books i failed to mention. The Fifth Elephant, Reaper Man, Interesting Times, Thud!, Maskerade, A Hat Full of Sky.Yes, i have read ALOT of Pratchett.
The only other one that left me a bit flat was a kids book called Only You Can SAve Mankind. I recommend all the others highly though.
tree mouse20 October 2009 at 9:46pmPosts: 1801 (0 today)Status: offline
What, so you read a book, hate it, then read all other publications by the same author just to check if you're making an unfair judgement?
I'm not talking narrative, I'm talking style.
nechesh21 October 2009 at 3:17amPosts: 1111 (0 today)Status: offline
Sorry T.M., but you wrote:
"Mmmm, I find Terry a bit formulaic. He is fun but
reading a lot of him is like eating too many crisps."
But the truth is that you haven't read a lot of him so really you have no idea, do you?
Maybe you don't like the style. That's okay, though i certainly don't think you have read his best. Plus you started very late in a rather long series of books with no real understanding of the basic premise of the novels.I would still recommend that if you really want to know if this stuff is any good or not you should start at the BEGINNING of the series for a full understanding of what is going on. But really i don't care if you never read another Pratchett book again. So why give the impression that you had read at least a few of his book and had more experience with his work. Interesting that in your original statement you found him "fun", but now you "hate it". My argument here is that if you really don't have enough experience with the author to know what you are talking about don't try to dissuade others from reading this really brilliant author.
K'Ehleyr21 October 2009 at 3:32amPosts: 8422 (0 today)Status: offline
The Road by Cormac McCarthy (he also wrote No Country for Old Men)
It's a post-apocalyptic story of a man and his son struggling to stay alive.it's never said was caused all the destruction.it's dark with a small ray of hope at the end
The Road Official Movie Trailer
release date on November 25th
Nick Cave did the soundtrack
tree mouse21 October 2009 at 11:33pmPosts: 1801 (0 today)Status: offline
I don't think that anyone will be disuaded from reading TP just because I said I didn't like him!
I was just expressing an opinion.
I do think a whole book can be enough to get a good feel of an author's style but I understand your point about diving in in the middle.
nechesh22 October 2009 at 3:24amPosts: 1111 (0 today)Status: offline
Sorry about pursuing the point T.M., but you are talking about my favorite author. It sorta like someone saying that they listened to Home Sweet Home off PG2 and decided that they didn't care for Gabriel much. :-]
tree mouse22 October 2009 at 6:26pmPosts: 1801 (0 today)Status: offline
nechesh22 October 2009 at 8:09pmPosts: 1111 (0 today)Status: offline
I love you too Tree Mouse. :-]
tree mouse22 October 2009 at 8:30pmPosts: 1801 (0 today)Status: offline
I love Home Sweet Home, in fact PG2 is my favourite album.
nechesh22 October 2009 at 9:26pmPosts: 1111 (0 today)Status: offline
I wish I could be saying the same thing shock
one of my best memories in reading.
here is what I found on the french page,
* In 1975, Alejandro Jodorowsky began working on an adaptation of the novel. The project would see the participation of Orson Welles, with sets designed by Salvador Dali, HR Giger and Moebius, and music of Pink Floyd (who worked on the tracks) and Magma. But the project is running short, producers dropping Jodorowsky.
* Dune is the film adaptation of the novel by David Lynch released in 1984. No connection with the preparatory work of Jodorowsky.
don't try to watch Lynch's film which was an awful adaptation of the book even if featuring sting.
K'Ehleyr23 October 2009 at 11:48amPosts: 8422 (0 today)Status: offline
The Club Dumas - Arturo Perez Reverte
Johnny Depp starred in the movie version called:
The Ninth Gate
tree mouse10 November 2009 at 9:45pmPosts: 1801 (0 today)Status: offline
Does anyone else on this forum know Tove Jansson's work?
Her children's stories, which I saved all my pocket money to buy when I was 12, are pretty well known I think.
But does anyone else know her work for adults; The Summer Book, etc.?