Kilgore wrote:Neil Gaiman and Terry Pritchard's 'Good Omens' - recently reissued in hardcover, so it should be there - it's a light-hearted tale about Armageddon and the son of Satan...no, really.
havocSchultz wrote:a deadly mannequin called the Rubbermaid....does sound like something I'd like to check out eventually...
Doc Holliday wrote:havocSchultz wrote:a deadly mannequin called the Rubbermaid....does sound like something I'd like to check out eventually...
Like you haven't done that already....(I have the negatives)
DennisMM wrote:To Your Scattered Bodies Go, the first book in Philip Jose Farmer's Riverworld series. Possibly the biggest SF concept short of E.E. Smith and Foundation. Thirty-six billion people, everyone who lived on earth for 25,000 years, are resurrected in healthy, young bodies along the banks of a million-mile-long river that twists and turns across both hemispheres of an earthlike planet. Why are they there?
DennisMM wrote:The first book is about adventure and discovery. There's some mystery and a little bit of spiritual material as well. The spiritual quest becomes heavier towards the end of the series, especially in book three, The Dark Design.
I forgot to mention that the male and female leads in Bodies are Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton and Alice Pleasance Liddell Hargreaves (Lewis Carrol's young friend who inspired the Alice books). There also are a writer whose initials are P.J.F., a neanderthal and an extraterrestrial.
Mmm, I've not read any of the others yet, but I caught wind of the praise, which there seems to be a great deal of, and kind of got swept up in it a little, so it's sitting in my basket awaiting a grant of leave by my wallet.
Personally, I hesitated some at first, I thought perhaps maybe it was something I didn't really need to read, as in whether it was the healthiest way to approach things considering my own already present inclinations. Wondered too if the tone of it may be a little malignant or condescending, which from my perspecitve doesn't really do much for me, I loves me my spaghetti monster, but anything more serious in tone, wares me down, I have my perspectives on things, but using them as excuse to dismiss people, as apposed to exploring their faith, in anything other than jest or science, is not something I enjoy, feels like a lot of the same thing that gets thrown from the one side to another, too much like partisan politics almost, kind of gets in the way of the bits I'm interested in.
If you've digested the thing already, or are soon about to, I'd be interested to know what you make of it, Milton mate.
Might be worth raising just in time for the upcoming return of the Book Club also...
silentbobafett wrote:Okay, is it long? I guess not if you read it in 24 hours, I'll try to do the same and get some word out there! I know there are lots of sequels and it has a big cult following!
Unfilmable books being brought to the big screen excite me! Cos they can, given the chance, be done right! Ala Lord of the Rings
Moriarty wrote:If Singer had made IT'S SUPERMAN, I would have seen it 20 times in a theater this summer. Ahhh... if only.
Vegeta wrote:World War Z is a pretty awesome book, not in you're pysics/string theaory department... but pretty good none the less. Also, if I remember correctly, there is very little cow action
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