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Old November 21st, 2007, 05:36 PM   #326 (permalink)
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Old November 21st, 2007, 06:12 PM   #327 (permalink)
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Old November 21st, 2007, 06:59 PM   #328 (permalink)
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Old November 21st, 2007, 07:29 PM   #329 (permalink)
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My copy of George R.R. Martin's A Game of Thrones arrived; I will be starting it shortly
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Old November 21st, 2007, 10:02 PM   #330 (permalink)
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I'm reading Slam in English. Ugh, as if there aren't already a million different movies and books about kids getting out of the ghetto by getting onto a professional basketball team.

And A Midsummer Nights Dream. I like it a lot more than Romeo and Juliet.

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And A Midsummer Nights Dream. I like it a lot more than Romeo and Juliet.
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Unless of course it's a shitty version of the show like I saw last weekend at the Junior College Theatre Festival. God damn horrible.
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Old December 26th, 2007, 11:19 PM   #334 (permalink)
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Well I finally finished Simmons 'The Fall of Hyperion' a couple of weeks ago. Overall, it was a good conclusion to the story brilliantly set up in Hyperion. On the down side, it still left far too many mysteries unraveled. For instance, the true nature of the Shrike or the Time Tombs is never revealed. Supposedly these questions are answered in Endymion and The Rise of Endymion but I have no intention of reading those any time soon.

Now I am onto another Simmons Scifi work Ilium which is a a retelling of the classic Iliad only set on Mars, with a whole techno-pantheon in addition to containing Shakespearian as well as Proustian literary shades (I am no classic literature specialist, but this is a good thing, so I have heard). Hopefully its a good read. After this 'series' (Of which Olympos is the second and final book) I think I will either move onto Zelazny's Lord of Light or abandon scifi altogether (for now at least) for something either more classic or contemporary.
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Old December 26th, 2007, 11:41 PM   #335 (permalink)
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Now I am onto another Simmons Scifi work Ilium which is a a retelling of the classic Iliad only set on Mars, with a whole techno-pantheon in addition to containing Shakespearian as well as Proustian literary shades (I am no classic literature specialist, but this is a good thing, so I have heard). Hopefully its a good read. After this 'series' (Of which Olympos is the second and final book) I think I will either move onto Zelazny's Lord of Light or abandon scifi altogether (for now at least) for something either more classic or contemporary.
I read Ilium. I was not impressed at all. I, like you, thought it would be excellent.
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... fuck Obama. Worst president ever .... the guy has basically turned this country upside down, but that's what we get for putting a goddamned extreme liberal in the white house. He fucking disgusts me.
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Old December 26th, 2007, 11:45 PM   #336 (permalink)
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I am reading The Third Policeman, an interesting take on the idea of reality and science.
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Old December 27th, 2007, 12:35 AM   #337 (permalink)
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the zombie survival guide - max brooks.

funny, as me and my friends have watched many zombie movies of late, 28 weeks/days, I am legend (technically vampires tho right?).
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funny, as me and my friends have watched many zombie movies of late, 28 weeks/days, I am legend (technically vampires tho right?).
No sort of like a zombie/vampire mash-up.
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Old December 27th, 2007, 06:34 AM   #339 (permalink)
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I'm about to start Apuleius' The Golden Ass as the first book in my Spring Honors course.
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Old December 27th, 2007, 11:03 AM   #340 (permalink)
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I got the newest Michael Crichton book for Christmas, entitled Next. Crichton is for some reason one of the only authors I actually care about reading...I dunno. But anyway I'm hoping it rules as much as The Andromeda Strain, Prey, and Sphere.
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The Andromeda Strain was awesome. I had to read it for sophomore year biology class. The movie was pretty cool as well; kept true to the book.
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Old December 27th, 2007, 01:15 PM   #343 (permalink)
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The Andromeda Strain didn't really become thrilling until 100 or so pages into the book.
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I liked how realistic it all was, taking a seemingly bullshit idea and making scientific sense of it. And it does raise a credible issue of interstellar infection.
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I read Ilium. I was not impressed at all. I, like you, thought it would be excellent.
I just finished this a few days ago, I thought it was quite good, great even but I am no sci-fi connoisseur. Why didn't you like it? It was better than Hyperion IMO, even though Hyperion had a very interesting structure of six stories within a story I just found the concept as a whole more intriguing in Ilium.

Unfortunately too many unanswerable questions remain at the end of the book (Ilium), hopefully Olympos can tie these up satisfactorily because depending on the legitimacy of the reason for much of the narrative logic and progression in Ilium will factor in greatly in my evaluation of the duology as a whole.
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Dug up a certain 'Sword of Shannara' by Terry Brooks today. I'll start it tonight, having just finished 'Eisenhorn' by Dan Abnett.

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Old January 7th, 2008, 03:09 PM   #347 (permalink)
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I just finished this a few days ago, I thought it was quite good, great even but I am no sci-fi connoisseur. Why didn't you like it? It was better than Hyperion IMO, even though Hyperion had a very interesting structure of six stories within a story I just found the concept as a whole more intriguing in Ilium.

Unfortunately too many unanswerable questions remain at the end of the book (Ilium), hopefully Olympos can tie these up satisfactorily because depending on the legitimacy of the reason for much of the narrative logic and progression in Ilium will factor in greatly in my evaluation of the duology as a whole.
It really bored me. It seemed dull and really drug-out. The concept is great, but I just thought it wasn't executed very well. I was also annoyed by the failure to tie up the loose ends.

I'm not reading anything right now. I need to head down to Borders and get something.
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That guys books pwn. I recently finished Sandworms of Dune. Pretty epic.
Also Ive been reading The Count of Monte Cristo for a world lit class, that book is really hard to follow. I read the Three Musketeers on my own time and that has a really good rereading value to it, but I doubt I'll ever touch this book again. What Alexandre was thinking when he wrote this I'll never know.
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