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Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 31-05-2011, 15:12:17
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Posted By King_Ghidra
A Feast for Crows - finally, several years after...

A Feast for Crows - finally, several years after I bought it.

Nice to read a book where even glancing at it seems to get you through fifty pages, especially when there's so many of them.
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 29-03-2010, 14:21:25
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i have quite high hopes, for the same reasons you...

i have quite high hopes, for the same reasons you mentioned. why do you think it's unfilmable? it's hardly gravity's rainbow.
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 17-02-2010, 14:33:23
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Posted By King_Ghidra
last few months: The heart is a lonely...

last few months:

The heart is a lonely hunter - carson mcullers
Kill your friends - john niven
Tales from the city - armistead maupin
ask the dust - john fante
the maltese falcon - dashiel...
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 15-06-2009, 14:14:40
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Posted By King_Ghidra
The Sirens of Titan by Vonnegut

The Sirens of Titan by Vonnegut
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 24-02-2009, 10:22:17
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Posted By King_Ghidra
Yeah i liked that.

Yeah i liked that.
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 23-01-2009, 09:52:36
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This is some kind of scientific treatise on...

This is some kind of scientific treatise on adjusted impact figures, right?
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 07-01-2009, 14:35:27
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Posted By King_Ghidra
No, just a catholic taste. but i would agree...

No, just a catholic taste.

but i would agree with you on your experience of Ballard. i'm a huge fan of Crash, but the Empire of the Sun stuff doesn't interest me much, and i haven't read much of...
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 06-01-2009, 16:08:46
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Posted By King_Ghidra
Shamefully i am reading the first 3 Dragonlance...

Shamefully i am reading the first 3 Dragonlance novels again for nostalgia kicks. They're not even well-written. But I don't care.

Also:

Steppenwolf - Hesse
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 07-07-2008, 09:25:42
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Posted By King_Ghidra
since last post: The Devil's Dictionary -...

since last post:

The Devil's Dictionary - Ambrose Bierce
Clockwork Orange - Burgess
Gargantua and Pantagruel - Rabelais
Dubliners - Joyce
Ragtime - E L Doctorow
The Blind Assassin - Margaret...
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 09-10-2007, 08:28:08
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Posted By King_Ghidra
Just finished 'Portnoy's Complaint' by Philip...

Just finished 'Portnoy's Complaint' by Philip Roth. Wonderful and obscene.

Now reading a collection of Russian short stories, from Pushkin through to modern times.
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 30-07-2007, 09:41:31
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Posted By King_Ghidra
I hated that.

I hated that.
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 10-07-2007, 13:50:43
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Posted By King_Ghidra
i see them as both being stylistic choices. ...

i see them as both being stylistic choices.

as i said, we can agree to disagree.
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 10-07-2007, 13:22:14
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Posted By King_Ghidra
that seems to place greater emphasis on the...

that seems to place greater emphasis on the simple need to type quickly rather than anything stylistic. but as wiki also says:
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 10-07-2007, 12:41:40
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Posted By King_Ghidra
we'll have to agree to disagree on that one then....

we'll have to agree to disagree on that one then. i think his circumventing of grammar is entirely part of the artistic statement.
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 10-07-2007, 11:59:38
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Posted By King_Ghidra
well style/art same thing if you write in...

well style/art same thing

if you write in the clipped, punchy, slangy style of a selby or a bukowski you are half way to the atmosphere they are attempting to evoke
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 10-07-2007, 10:11:25
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Posted By King_Ghidra
i think all of the the rules of grammar bow to...

i think all of the the rules of grammar bow to the demands of artistic expression, and the reader should just enjoy the ride

but it might just be laziness, sure
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 10-07-2007, 09:59:34
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Posted By King_Ghidra
as you venture into the wilds of literature...

as you venture into the wilds of literature you'll find it's a lot more widespread than you might have thought
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 09-07-2007, 15:22:00
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Posted By King_Ghidra
Nearly finished Snow Crash. I've enjoyed it,...

Nearly finished Snow Crash. I've enjoyed it, though it's no Neuromancer. Some of it is very silly indeed.

Also i have to wonder if Neal Stephenson is some kind of misogynist/paedo, because the...
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 26-06-2007, 13:35:01
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Posted By King_Ghidra
Just started Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson. So...

Just started Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson. So far it's basically Neuromancer. I can deal with that.

Next up will be Myths of the Near Future by J G ballard
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 19-06-2007, 08:14:01
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Posted By King_Ghidra
bookcrossing the rubicon?

bookcrossing the rubicon?
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 15-06-2007, 13:00:31
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Posted By King_Ghidra
- Lolita is difficult but brilliant. - I'm a...

- Lolita is difficult but brilliant.

- I'm a big Hemingway fan but some people don't like him.

- Naked Lunch is brilliant.

- Last Exit to Brooklyn is also very good.

- Brave New World is...
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 06-06-2007, 12:23:27
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Posted By King_Ghidra
agreed, great book. you're picking up some nice...

agreed, great book. you're picking up some nice stuff lately.
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 18-05-2007, 14:39:19
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Posted By King_Ghidra
no me either. but it is brilliant nonetheless.

no me either. but it is brilliant nonetheless.
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 15-05-2007, 14:04:47
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Posted By King_Ghidra
The Stars My Destination/Tyger Tyger! by Alfred...

The Stars My Destination/Tyger Tyger! by Alfred Bester.

Nice ideas, thriller pace, good characters, good story, and 250 pages long. Highly recommended.

Now reading Factotum by Bukowski.
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 12-01-2007, 11:46:35
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Posted By King_Ghidra
I bet Scabrous Birdseed has read those, i seem to...

I bet Scabrous Birdseed has read those, i seem to recall him having a detective novel fetish a few years ago.
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