Discussion in 'Literature' started by beenz, Oct 8, 2010.
Tale of the Fox - Harry Turtledove
I'm currently reading this thread.
Pet Semetary. I'm a King fan, and never read that one. With it being released as a movie soon, I thought I'd give it a read.
My daughter says that the best actor in the original movie was the cat.
Have to say the book was a bit underwhelming. Not one of King's best.
Feeling the same about Downbelow Station.
Now reading Crystal Singer as a sort of palate cleanser.
Nothing but posts.
Finished listening to On Basilisk Station, now half an hour into a British radio drama, The Blackwater Bride. Not sure if I will continue with it.
How long did it take to finish "On Basilisk Station" @Dngrsone?
Got it for something like $1.99 at Audible, along with the sequel, The Honor of the Queen.
The rest are at baen.com
I am a book lover. Now I am into "Frankenstein"by Mary Shelley. A friend of mine suggested me to read this book.
To begin with, it is worth noting that this is the first sci-fi fiction novel in the history of literature. Second – it was written by the author at the age of 18. The third author is a woman.I am envy to that writer. I am bad at writing paper works and I am user of essay writing service
Don't feel too badly, my friend--many, if not most, engineering majors are very bad at writing essays. They more than make up for that by being very smart in other areas.
just feeling nostalgic i'm currently reading the first 3 books of the Dragon Riders of Pern series by Anne McCaffrey its a great mix of fantasy and science fiction rolled into one.
Coincidentally, I just finished reading Crystal Singer.
Going to start a non-fic about Joan of Arc... can't say I'll stick to it at this point, but we will see.
Just finished the book Paris by Edward Rutherford. While I did enjoy it, I found it a rather amusing take on Parisians ... almost an American Cliché of what Parisians are believed to be like rather than insight into their particular joie de vivre.
Well as an academic I obviously strongly disapprove of essay writing services (though as a physicist we don't ask our students to write many essays!).
As for the book, I have a particular affection for another reason: the middle part of the book being set in Geneva, which is an area I know quite well, including having lived in the old town, which at the time the book was written would have been the main part of the city. Always fun to compare the descriptions with the place I know.
I had something similar reading Hilary Mantell's novel of the French revolution, A Place of Greater Safety: I knew the region of Paris some of the main characters inhabited well enough that I could picture many of the locations from life, and realised that I'd stayed in an apartment on the street where one character lived (the description of steep, narrow staircases there matched my experience too).