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Post by Optima on Sun Dec 13, 2015 10:56 pm

martbhell wrote:I have read world War Z which was good, but is also one of these rare where the movie adaption was good too. Read that?

Nope. Nor have I seen the movie. If its good I might consider making it my next target.
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Post by Optima on Sat Dec 19, 2015 1:24 am

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Godfrey wrote:Yeah I understand that criticism, you're not wrong on that. I've been a big fan of Dune since I was a child so that certainly colors the way I see it and it's very nostalgic for me to reread them again. The sheer scope of the universe and the themes it plays with help to get past his writing, but it can be hard at times I agree. The idea that knowing the future and the outcome of every event leads to the paradox where you have no free will at all still blows my mind thinking about it.

The David Lynch movie has it's moments for sure despite it's shortcomings. The mini-series of Dune and Children of Dune I think are way better and capture the essence of the book despite a really low budget and some questionable acting.

What's the Lorien Legacies about? It sounds interesting.

"Nine of us came here. We look like you. We talk like you. We live among you. But we are not you. We can do things you dream of doing. We have powers you dream of having. We are stronger and faster than anything you have ever seen. We are the superheroes you worship in movies and comic books—but we are real.
Our plan was to grow, and train, and become strong, and become one, and fight them. But they found us and started hunting us first. Now all of us are running. Spending our lives in shadows, in places where no one would look, blending in. we have lived among you without you knowing.
But they know.
They caught Number One in Malaysia.
Number Two in England.
And Number Three in Kenya.
They killed them all.
I am Number Four.
I am next."

Its about a group of aliens who came to earth to save their race, but needed a place to hide until the last few of their kind could grow up and reclaim their world.  Their enemy has tracked them down and is now hunting them down one by one.  Nine is is reduced to six and then the story begins with the story of number four's past and how he came to his present situation.  Pick it up, its a fairly good read so far.

One warning.  The series isn't complete.  The last book is due next year.  I hate reading new series because I'm an impatient person and can blow through a great book in a day....I'm gonna hate myself when I get to the next to last book.

Yep, I'm gonna hate myself.  I'm almost done with book two and I already regret my decision not to wait until the final book comes out next year before starting the series...
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Post by martbhell on Sun Jan 03, 2016 1:20 pm

Added the Lorien Legacies to the to-read list too, looks nice!

Currently started with the Wheel of Time again.. stopped reading it 10 years ago and figured I'd read the last book but want to read the first ones first Smile

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