Page 268 of 268 FirstFirst ... 168218258266267268
Results 6,676 to 6,682 of 6682

Thread: The Book Discussion Thread

  1. #6676
    Replacing Luck Since 1984 Dukefrukem's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    New Hampshire Cabin
    Posts
    28,550
    Shit well I better get back on my horse then.

    Just Watched
    Payback (1999) ★★★★
    The Avengers (2012) ★★★★★
    King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017) ★★★★½
    Ghostbusters II (1989) ★★★★
    Ghostbusters (1984) ★★★★★


    Currently Playing | Played
    The Witness (Steam) ★★★★★

    TV Show Currently Watching | Watched
    Twin Peaks (S1) ...
    The Defenders (S1) ★

    Currently Reading | Read
    Songs of Susannah (King) ...
    Wolves of Calla (King) ★



    Thoughts/ Twitch.tv / Youtube / Film Diary

    Quote Quoting D_Davis (view post)
    Uwe Boll movies > all Marvel U movies

  2. #6677
    What is best in life? D_Davis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    23,471
    I re-read the series in 2016. Skipped most of book 4 again. The stuff with Blaine is great.

  3. #6678
    Replacing Luck Since 1984 Dukefrukem's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    New Hampshire Cabin
    Posts
    28,550
    That's book 3 and also my favorite.

    Just Watched
    Payback (1999) ★★★★
    The Avengers (2012) ★★★★★
    King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017) ★★★★½
    Ghostbusters II (1989) ★★★★
    Ghostbusters (1984) ★★★★★


    Currently Playing | Played
    The Witness (Steam) ★★★★★

    TV Show Currently Watching | Watched
    Twin Peaks (S1) ...
    The Defenders (S1) ★

    Currently Reading | Read
    Songs of Susannah (King) ...
    Wolves of Calla (King) ★



    Thoughts/ Twitch.tv / Youtube / Film Diary

    Quote Quoting D_Davis (view post)
    Uwe Boll movies > all Marvel U movies

  4. #6679
    What is best in life? D_Davis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    23,471
    Book 3 is fantastic. For a long time, it was my favorite. It is the most quest-orientated one, and I love a good quest/traveling/adventure story.

  5. #6680
    Stunt Man
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Posts
    729
    Cloud Atlas

    My opinion/love for the film adaptation will color this a lot, but here goes. While I admire, am engrossed and occasionally moved by the book, I feel like the structure and the style, while highly ambitious, need to be a bit more rigorous. The reincarnation motif and each story referencing one another, in which the film pours all in with cross-cutting and big feelings, stands out and feels more cutesy in the context of this more high-minded gambit. Remaining with a story for a long chunk means that some stories will have to be compared, sometimes in inevitably unfavorable light, when we are cut off from the last one or move forward to the next (for me, Adam Ewing and Timothy Cavendish are lacking). Also, the struggle in reading through the (otherwise engaging) post-apocalyptic story with shredded dialect is just too real.

    Still, for the most part Mitchell's total control of each stoy's pacing and style suck me in. Surprised by how pretty faithful the film turns out to be, except the last two stories, and the film's best bits are only magnified in the book, especially Robert Frobisher's characterization and arc, the fun pulpiness of Luisa Rey's investigation, and the catharsis of Adam Ewing's story, which closes out the book most wonderfully. Sonmi-451's story remains my favorite of the lot like in the adaptation, despite being vastly reconceived. The core of her character's journey is just too involving, whatever deviations each version has from each other. 4/5
    Midnight Run (1988) - 9
    The Smiling Lieutenant (1931) - 8.5
    The Adventures of Robinhood (1938) - 8
    Sisters (1973) - 6.5
    Shin Godzilla (2016) - 7.5

  6. #6681
    Moderator TGM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    2,627
    Cross posting here, because why not? But I just released the synopsis and cover reveal for the upcoming fourth Ninja Kat novel, VELCRO: POLLUTED WAR. Check it out. http://cwiddop.blogspot.com/2017/08/...ming-soon.html

  7. #6682
    Social Retard Isaac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    3,547
    Portnoy's Complaint - this guy sure has a lot to say about his own penis.
    Satantango (1994) *½
    John Carter (2012) ***
    Caesar and Cleopatra (1945) ***

    Midnight’s Children (1981, Salman Rushdie) ***
    W, or the Memory of Childhood (1975, Georges Perec) **½
    The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (2007, Junot Díaz) ****

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
An forum