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#1846 mooniniteG

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 08:04 PM

I'm enjoy Fangamer's new book on speedrunning.


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Posted 16 April 2019 - 08:20 PM

I'm enjoy Fangamer's new book on speedrunning.


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Posted 17 April 2019 - 04:27 AM

3001 feels like fanfic so far.

it's really full of references and.. not smart.

 

(im about 35% into it).

I really hope things pickup once -redacted- get to -redacted-


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Posted 17 April 2019 - 05:29 AM

I mean I warned ya, but...yeah. It's a sharp dive for the series.


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Posted 17 April 2019 - 05:50 AM

yeah, but i wouldn't stop at the end of 2061, knowing there was one extra book.

but it feels so different from the rest, like, as it wasn't written by the same person.


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Posted 17 April 2019 - 06:12 AM

Oh I get it, I'm the same way. I really forced myself to finish it, though :(


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Posted 17 April 2019 - 06:51 AM

Yeah, i can see it getting pretty bad as it goes on.

Too bad, because it is pretty good up to that point.

I guess 3001 is the God-Emperor of Dune of the Odissey series. (God, i hated that book).

 

 

 

 

Also, i'm thinking about starting with the witcher books after 3001.

Anyway read them? is it worth it?

 

i never played the games, btw (i do own witcher 1 and i'm planning on starting it, after i finish grid 2).


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Posted 17 April 2019 - 07:20 AM

Where to stop reading Hitchhiker's Guide books?
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Posted 17 April 2019 - 08:42 AM

Where to stop reading Hitchhiker's Guide books?

1-3 are essential; 4 is fine; 5 is rubbish.


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Posted 17 April 2019 - 01:13 PM

Just finished "Trains, Buses, People: An Opinionated Atlas of US Transit" by Christof Spieler.

 

Now it's onto "The Next Revolution" by Murray Bookchin. So far the introduction is getting me pretty amped up!


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Posted 17 April 2019 - 02:12 PM

Where to stop reading Hitchhiker's Guide books?

1-3 are essential; 4 is fine; 5 is rubbish.

I haven't read any of these since high school. I remember thinking they wrapped up into a nice neat little package.

In high school, I also thought Fight Club was good 😟
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Posted 17 April 2019 - 10:00 PM

i watched dune for the first time because it was free on amazon prime and loved it.

 

then i started listening to the audio book, seems great.  i also started watching blue velvet and and had to go to bed about halfway through.  seems nuts but a hard watch.

 

probably an odd jump off point to simultaneously get into dune / david lynch

 

i havent seen twin peaks so im looking forward to that.  im also 60% through the audio book for dune and im not totally put off by the movie.  im not a book reader and am not an intellectual, but i havent felt bad about the movies representation of the novel so far.  

 
I just copy pasta'd this from movies thread because I want to know if i should continue listening after dune.  the audiobook compilation had several dune books in it.
 
Just want to know if it's worth pursuing post dune, anything worth skipping?  there seems to be a lot of supplemental material too?  i know children of dune has a film or a miniseries too, so ill at least watch that.
 
here's what the torrent had:
 
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stuff on the right is the contents of the dune saga folder, im immediately interested in messiah / children as im assuming they're direct sequels

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 10:26 PM

Don't bother with the Lynch Dune.

Bother with the Lynch everything-else.
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Posted 18 April 2019 - 04:53 AM

yeah, Lynch Dune only work if you already know the book, but as a movie, it's a clusterfuck.

 

Also, i've only read the ones written by herbert.

 

I loved the original and Messiah.

Children was okay-ish.

God-Emperor was god-awful.

heretics and chapterhouse were "meh" not even as close as the attrociousness of God, but not close to the original two.


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Posted 24 April 2019 - 09:08 AM

Finished 3001.

It was a disappointment.

 

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