Talk about the big screen and little screen in here.
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By Wooster
#1004
I tried to read Neal Stephenson's Anathaem, but talk about boring. :?
About 3% of the way in he starts blabbing on about the workings of a gigantic clock, which was so boring I skipped page after page until he'd changed the subject. And it didn't really improve after that.
(I had the distinct impression that he'd opened an old clock and just described in detail what he saw inside....prick.)

In the end I just gave up with it.



(p.s. this board could be renamed Entertainment?)
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By Glamdring
#1008
I'm currently very much enjoying Peter F Hamilton's latest Commonwealth book. Wooster read it last year I think but I'd been saving it up. He really is the best scif-fi author out there since Iain M Banks died.
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By Wooster
#1015
The ones about the Fallers?
Aye, they're quality. 8-) (I was a bit dubious to start with, I thought "What's this? 'Little House on the Prairie' sci-fi?") :)

(I think it was meant to be a trilogy, but got cut down to two books)
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By Glamdring
#1050
I haven't read the second yet. It's the dearest Kindle book I've seen. I note Hamilton has now written a series of kids' sci-fi.
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By Wooster
#1110
Reading Pat Mills: Be Pure! Be Vigilant! Behave! the story about the birth of 2000AD

It's pretty good and a blast from the past.
(He hated Tharg...so did I, the pointless green twat.) :D
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By Glamdring
#2396
i was given Terry Pratchett's The Shepherd's Crown for Christmas. I'd been saving it up until last week. Now I've read it. So very good even if it wasn't the final polished draft. If she had to die then this was a fit and proper way, and in a sense reflected Terry's own demise, not that he was ready to go, of course.
More poignancy in this book than in any other.
Raising Steam, his penultimate novel was brilliant, we learned so much more about Granny and about the way the Discworld was progressing. That was much more polished.
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By Wooster
#2398
Cheers for the spoiler.

I was saving it.
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By Glamdring
#2403
Sorry, but a, I thought you'd told me you'd read it, and b, I had a overt spoiler elsewhere. I promise it won't spoil the book for you.
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By Wooster
#2404
No probs.

Death was almost guaranteed to show up. ;)

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