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Old 01-26-2006, 01:19 PM   #201
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Old 01-26-2006, 03:27 PM   #202
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For the C.S. Lewis fans out there. Have you been to see "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" yet? I'll probably go to see it again before it leaves the theatres. That's very high praise coming from someone who has only seen three movies more than once at the theatres since "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure" left the big screen! "Narnia" is one of the years best films and one of the best adaptations ever!

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Lewis' best fiction is his Space Trilogy, IMO. Perelandra (2nd in the trilogy) is a monumental work that entertains on many levels.
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Old 01-26-2006, 03:33 PM   #203
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Old 01-26-2006, 10:08 PM   #204
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Lewis' best fiction is his Space Trilogy, IMO. Perelandra (2nd in the trilogy) is a monumental work that entertains on many levels.

I just borrowed this from my mom. We are usually on the same level with our likes and dislikes on books. She loves this trilogy. I started it and couldn't get past the first 40 pages of 'Out of the Silent Planet'. Admittedly, I am not a huge sci-fi fan, but this just seemed extraordinarily boring to me. Should I give it another shot or not?
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Old 01-26-2006, 10:19 PM   #205
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I just borrowed this from my mom. We are usually on the same level with our likes and dislikes on books. She loves this trilogy. I started it and couldn't get past the first 40 pages of 'Out of the Silent Planet'. Admittedly, I am not a huge sci-fi fan, but this just seemed extraordinarily boring to me. Should I give it another shot or not?
Yeah...it starts getting more interesting towards the end of the book. It's not exactly neccessary to read to understand Perelandra, but it will make it more enjoyable. Perelandra is great.

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Old 01-27-2006, 03:19 AM   #206
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Old 02-10-2006, 03:56 PM   #207
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Just got done reading Stephen King's new book "Cell"

to ALL Stephen King fans, you MUST read this book

it's his best work in at least 10 years

VERY, VERY good
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Old 02-10-2006, 04:15 PM   #208
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I'm looking for a good (non-fiction) book on the Battle of Stalingrad.

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Old 02-10-2006, 05:41 PM   #209
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Just got done reading Stephen King's new book "Cell"

to ALL Stephen King fans, you MUST read this book

it's his best work in at least 10 years

VERY, VERY good
Oh man, I just checked out the premise. I honestly thought I might never buy another Stephen King book, certainly not one in hardcover, but I'm going out to buy this one tonight.

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Old 02-10-2006, 07:46 PM   #210
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I'm looking for a good (non-fiction) book on the Battle of Stalingrad.

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A list of books about the Battle of Stalingrad

Google each of the books (or Amazon them) and you can get reviews on them.

That's generally how I have been going about picking books lately.
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Old 02-13-2006, 07:03 AM   #212
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Oh man, I just checked out the premise. I honestly thought I might never buy another Stephen King book, certainly not one in hardcover, but I'm going out to buy this one tonight.

what did you think slap?
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Old 02-13-2006, 07:57 AM   #213
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Do you read McSweeny's Quarterly (which Eggers edits)?
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Old 02-17-2006, 02:21 PM   #214
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I jost got done reading the Deer hunter pretty good book.
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Old 02-20-2006, 11:22 PM   #215
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I didn't actually get around to buying it until last Friday, but I'm glad I did. Easily his best work in the last 10 years, maybe his best work in the last 20 years. I hope they don't botch the movie, but I figure they will.
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Old 02-27-2006, 07:01 PM   #216
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Just got done reading Stephen King's new book "Cell"

to ALL Stephen King fans, you MUST read this book

it's his best work in at least 10 years

VERY, VERY good
I started "Cell" last night and I'm already ~130 pages in. Wow!

Other stuff I've read recently/would recommend:
Anything/everything by James Alen Gardner. "Expendable" was his first novel and the best place to start.
C. J. Cherryh - "The Faded Sun" trilogy and the "Foreigner" series. Really, almost anything she's written, especially her SciFi.
"Ancient Shores" by Jack McDevitt (sp?) is a great read too.

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Old 02-27-2006, 07:04 PM   #217
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I started "Cell" last night and I'm already ~130 pages in. Wow!

Other stuff I've read recently/would recommend:
Anything/everything by James Alen Gardner. "Expendable" was his first novel and the best place to start.
C. J. Cherryh - "The Faded Sun" trilogy and the "Foreigner" series. Really, almost anything she's written, especially her SciFi.
"Ancient Shores" by Jack McDevitt (sp?) is a great read too.

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Hey! I read the Faded Sun series last year Ben! I remember how slow that series started though, but it got much better about a third of the way in. Good read, even if you had to hate those damned Reguls!!!
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I'm sure you men will rush out and read this one. I just finished the complete Shopaholic collection...all 4 by Sophia Kinsella. Now I'm reading Can you keep a secret....then the Devil Wears Parada
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I didn't actually get around to buying it until last Friday, but I'm glad I did. Easily his best work in the last 10 years, maybe his best work in the last 20 years. I hope they don't botch the movie, but I figure they will.
yep, indeed, the ending was a bit hokey and he took some leaps of faith in technology

but yes, overall, his best since the 80's
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Old 02-28-2006, 07:41 AM   #220
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Old 02-28-2006, 08:59 PM   #221
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I didn't actually get around to buying it until last Friday, but I'm glad I did. Easily his best work in the last 10 years, maybe his best work in the last 20 years. I hope they don't botch the movie, but I figure they will.
If they make it into a movie, they'll probably just make it a stupid zombie movie. What a disservice that would be. Then again, I wouldn't expect more from an industry (movies) that feels it has to dumb down freaking everything.

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Old 02-28-2006, 09:00 PM   #222
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I'm just starting The DaVinci Code. Had to see what all the talk was about. I've read most of his others and liked them very much.
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Hey! I read the Faded Sun series last year Ben! I remember how slow that series started though, but it got much better about a third of the way in. Good read, even if you had to hate those damned Reguls!!!
Cherryh's books almost always start out slow but I haven't run across one yet that wasn't worth the read. Another good series is the Chanur series. "The Pride of Chanur" was the book that got me hooked on C.J. Cherryh's fiction. Her "Fortress" series is also quite good. She's one of the few autors I've read who can do SciFi and Fantasy and do them both well.

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Old 05-21-2006, 05:07 PM   #224
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I'm just starting The DaVinci Code. Had to see what all the talk was about. I've read most of his others and liked them very much.
Now that the movie is out and there's so much controversy, I've put it on my list. I'm sure that's exactly what the Christian groups screaming about the film wanted!

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Hey! I read the Faded Sun series last year Ben! I remember how slow that series started though, but it got much better about a third of the way in. Good read, even if you had to hate those damned Reguls!!!
Pez, you need to check out the Chanur series, seriously. I'm currently re-reading them and they're even better than I remembered.

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Old 05-21-2006, 05:16 PM   #225
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I'm just starting The DaVinci Code. Had to see what all the talk was about. I've read most of his others and liked them very much.

what did you think?

I love it as a pure fiction book. As a Christian I think of it as pure blasphemy and i recently listened to the guy who wrote "Cracking Da Vinci;s Code" and he basically put everything in it to shame. Even non-christian scholars are upset about some of Browns work.
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