Author Topic: Favorite unheralded book  (Read 13472 times)

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Re: Favorite unheralded book
« Reply #90 on: February 11, 2016, 09:41:23 PM »
A New Kind of Science - Stephen Wolfram

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Re: Favorite unheralded book
« Reply #91 on: February 11, 2016, 09:55:07 PM »
my monthly issue of midget wrestling monthly is really about all I need. The photos are really awesome!


Oh, and MAD Magazine. What me worry?
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Re: Favorite unheralded book
« Reply #92 on: February 11, 2016, 10:10:40 PM »
although I have no need for the mud wrestling I think MAD is pretty good.

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Re: Favorite unheralded book
« Reply #93 on: February 12, 2016, 07:08:07 AM »
I just finished A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. I'm not sure if it would qualify as unheralded. A terrific read though. Briefly it's about a curmudgeonly older man interacting with and recoiling from society as it changed around him, and, indeed, became involved with him despite his best efforts. It was surprisingly enticing, regardless of my crappy description. That and I didn't want to give too much away.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/1476738025/?tag=googhydr-20&hvadid=96686193989&hvpos=1t1&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=9222740365729229205&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=b&hvdev=t&ref=pd_sl_75uptx860o_b


Read that.  Wonderful book!  Put it on your lists.
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Re: Favorite unheralded book
« Reply #94 on: February 12, 2016, 12:06:35 PM »
Its an SF collection of stories, but "Apeman:Spaceman" contains some of the finest SF short stories ever written! IIRC in there are;

Surface Tension
The Man Of The Year 1 Million
A story about a bigfoot like creature playing american football
Not Final!
Goldfish Bowl
The Omnualingual.

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Re: Favorite unheralded book
« Reply #95 on: February 13, 2016, 03:17:47 AM »
Shantaram, a powerful and descriptive story set in the underworld of Mumbai and the Middle East. A true story of an Aussie jail escapee by Gregory David Roberts. Also came to mind, Titus Groan and Gormenghast by Mervyn Peake, dark fantasy somewhere between Tolkien and Harry Potter. And then there's ...........
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Re: Favorite unheralded book
« Reply #96 on: February 17, 2016, 07:13:54 AM »
I just finished A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. I'm not sure if it would qualify as unheralded. A terrific read though. Briefly it's about a curmudgeonly older man interacting with and recoiling from society as it changed around him, and, indeed, became involved with him despite his best efforts. It was surprisingly enticing, regardless of my crappy description. That and I didn't want to give too much away.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/1476738025/?tag=googhydr-20&hvadid=96686193989&hvpos=1t1&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=9222740365729229205&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=b&hvdev=t&ref=pd_sl_75uptx860o_b

I just finished this last night. If Ove was a motorcyclist, he'd definitely be a Guzzi Guy.  :smiley: I really enjoyed it.. thanks!
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Re: Favorite unheralded book
« Reply #97 on: February 17, 2016, 03:26:34 PM »
"Under The Skin" by Michael Faber. Its chilling.
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Re: Favorite unheralded book
« Reply #98 on: February 17, 2016, 09:10:11 PM »
The new BBC production of War and Peace, which has received very positive reviews, can be downloaded for GBP 9.99. Dirt cheap.

Clive James's impressive essay in The Guardian about how it measures up to the novel and earlier film versions: http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2016/feb/13/clive-james-bbc-war-and-peace-measure-up
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Re: Favorite unheralded book
« Reply #99 on: February 17, 2016, 10:17:32 PM »
The Early 70's version of War & Peace with Anthony Hopkins was excellent...I remember watching that series as a kid with my family...really well put together.  Boris & Natasha and Pierre came to life on the screen as if they were in our living room!
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Re: Favorite unheralded book
« Reply #100 on: February 17, 2016, 10:32:50 PM »
The Early 70's version of War & Peace with Anthony Hopkins was excellent...I remember watching that series as a kid with my family...really well put together.  Boris & Natasha and Pierre came to life on the screen as if they were in our living room!

You should read Clive James's essay, which is free to read in the link that I gave. He talks about that and all the other film versions. It's a really good essay (not a review, it's a long form piece by someone who knows what he's talking about).

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Re: Favorite unheralded book
« Reply #101 on: February 17, 2016, 10:41:51 PM »
You should read Clive James's essay, which is free to read in the link that I gave. He talks about that and all the other film versions. It's a really good essay (not a review, it's a long form piece by someone who knows what he's talking about).
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