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Old 05-19-2013, 12:54 PM   #106
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I had zero problem with the book and enjoyed it a lot. Maybe being a monolingual idiot helped.
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Old 05-19-2013, 03:12 PM   #107
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So as someone who hates Zombies, but really randomly loved the book Cell, do you think I will enjoy World War Z?
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Old 05-19-2013, 05:56 PM   #108
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Nothing will ever give me the headache that trying to read a clockwork orange did in terms of non-standard language things. Despised that book and could not finish it. I couldn't separate its pseudo-Russian form of English from either actual English or Russian. I can read and think in both languages (English obviously being my native language), but can't do a made-up combination of both without it really hurting my brain.
That's one of my favorite books... I guess I really like this unusual use of the English language thing. (or in Burgess's case, a made up language)
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Old 05-19-2013, 06:52 PM   #109
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It's called Nadsat, just to be the dork that I always am.

Ashley, WWZ is not a typical zombie book so you might like it. As Martina said, a lot of the time the book could have easily been about any number of catastrophic events.
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Old 05-19-2013, 10:31 PM   #110
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Nothing will ever give me the headache that trying to read a clockwork orange did in terms of non-standard language things. Despised that book and could not finish it. I couldn't separate its pseudo-Russian form of English from either actual English or Russian. I can read and think in both languages (English obviously being my native language), but can't do a made-up combination of both without it really hurting my brain.
Yeah, I found it easier to watch the movie - to understand the storyline, not the content.
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Old 05-19-2013, 11:36 PM   #111
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I didn't like the movie, either.
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I much prefer the novel's ending.
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Same, even though either one makes a good ending. I appreciate how the last chapter comes full circle back to the beginning
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Old 05-20-2013, 09:34 PM   #114
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I much prefer the novel's ending.
I do too, mostly because it gives one an outlook I more believe in. But cinematically, I like Kubrick's ending despite not being philosophically aligned with it.

The Alex always stabs twice.
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I was going to say something about not even being a fan of cock sparrrer's song "droogs don't run," but I wasn't sure that I could do that without getting an edited quote that took half the band's name out...riot squad, where are they now, watch your back, take em all-- all classics. Droogs don't run, not so great. Way too many bands overused clockwork range imagery.
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A friend lent me Book 6 of Neil Gaiman's SANDMAN collection. "Fables and Recollections". I've never read any Gaiman, and I wasn't particularly excited about just jumping in on Book 6, but fuck it. I started reading it and it's brilliant. The writing, the themes, and the imagery are all right up my alley.

Has anybody read this?
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Old 05-30-2013, 02:35 PM   #117
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I recently read Michael Crichton's The Terminal Man. It was pretty interesting, exciting, and short. I still have an assortment of his books on the shelf that I'll be reading in the near future.
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A friend lent me Book 6 of Neil Gaiman's SANDMAN collection. "Fables and Recollections". I've never read any Gaiman, and I wasn't particularly excited about just jumping in on Book 6, but fuck it. I started reading it and it's brilliant. The writing, the themes, and the imagery are all right up my alley.

Has anybody read this?
I have, and they are brilliant. It's what made me a Gaiman fan and I've enjoyed his work ever since.
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Haven't read any Sandman stuff (despite NSW telling me to), but Gaiman's books are awesome.
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A friend lent me Book 6 of Neil Gaiman's SANDMAN collection. "Fables and Recollections". I've never read any Gaiman, and I wasn't particularly excited about just jumping in on Book 6, but fuck it. I started reading it and it's brilliant. The writing, the themes, and the imagery are all right up my alley.

Has anybody read this?
Way to Cobbler that shit.

Season Of Mists and A Game Of You are two of the best collections for sure, and both take right before Fables. But you should just start from the beginning.

I recently read Gaiman's first novel Neverwhere and liked it a lot.


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I recently read Michael Crichton's The Terminal Man. It was pretty interesting, exciting, and short. I still have an assortment of his books on the shelf that I'll be reading in the near future.
I've read all of his books except for the posthumous pirate one, and The Terminal Man was the weakest. So you should really enjoy the others.

Congo, Jurassic Park, The Andromeda Strain are my favorites. And his autobiography Travels is mind-blowing.
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