Discussion in 'Off Topic Area' started by Anth, Apr 16, 2004.
I really enjoyed the BBC adaptation of Neverwhere in the 90s
Will have to try and check it out if I can find it on i-player
I started going through my "Sacred"-books; books set in the video game world of the "Sacred"-games fantasy RPGs.
Finished the three books set in the world of the first game, and went to the book that's apparently the story that lead to the game.
The first two books are nice and easy to read, but boy who ever is responsible to get rid of mistakes deserves to get fired!
So many mistakes in printing isn't even fun anymore.
Just started reading Rory Miller's 'Conflict Communication' - Had the pleasure of sitting in on a 4 hour talk from Rory on the subject matter a couple of years back, and had the book gifted to me by my Instructor last year, but only just got around (despite my best intentions) to making a start on it today!
Not read enough for a full review, but I am absolutely blown away it already, and would recommend it to anyone, from any walk of life - Martial Artists or not.
Starting on "It" now. Also reading the Illiad by Homer. Very dense books. This will take me through to next summer easily.
I actually enjoyed it after I was some pages in.
That and Shining are book I consider to get in English as well, just to read them again in their original language.
And "Summer of Night" by Dan Simmons.
Read it twice in German and will certainly get it in English as well.
Great, now I see myself looking up prices!
Iliad -- I read it in college for pleasure. Absolutely loved the battle scenes. :hearts:
I started the "Odyssey" but didn't get beyond a few pages. It wasn't the same. (shrug)
I can't say I'm reading it for pleasure, more as a mental challenge. It'll make me sound smart one day.
One of my absolute favourites. I usually read it this time of year. It's become somewhat of an annual tradition for me.
I've always liked Cy Twombly's Iliad series, I think the paintings illustrate the kind of frenetic and epic feeling that the poems are meant to invoke. You gotta remember that back in the day these things were sung at parties and such. It's kind of one of those things you need to see in person though.
The Bram Stoker original, I assume? (I read it in college for pleasure, and enjoyed it very much. I read Frankenstein also, but enjoyed it less.)
But, hmm ... Wow, that, sir, is an outstanding suggestion! I am going to copy you and shamelessly claim your idea as my own! I already have a "tradition" of watching certain movies every year, e.g. The Big Lebowski in the summer, and Love Actually and Elf in December, but reading the same book every year? Wow. Brilliant! Why didn't I think of that?!
Like PiP said, it'll make us smart someday!
Alas, I've been reading too much at work, for work, this month, to do any pleasure reading. :cry: :cry:
I somehow never read Asimov's foundation series--I'm going through everything starting with the robot series in the order here: Foundation series - Wikipedia
I'm on the robots of dawn now.
Reading through Ben Kane's The Forgotten Legion series. Excellent author and series , read them years ago but brought them again on Google Play so I can read them on the move, amazing how much detail I missed on the first read through.
You have to read them in order starting with Foundation. The prequels wont make sense otherwise
Well too late now... after I finish Robots of Dawn you are saying I should skip forward to Foundation & go forward from there, then come back?
Believe it or not, for the first time in over a half century on the planet...the Bible
That's a rather large undertaking. Where are you starting?
at the beginning... old testament.
That is a very large undertaking. You do know the individual books are not arranged in chronological order, right? By that I mean, they are not arranged in a continuous story plot. A suggested order for the beginning would be:
Leviticus (or maybe skip it this book)
Not as hard as it sounds, I am not reading the Gutenberg Bible, or a standard issue for that matter it is a Tyndale NLT version. I have tried on several occasions to reads a standard Bible and I get lost in all the Lineages
Separate names with a comma.