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Old 01-20-2013, 07:47 PM   #15376
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The movie was interesting, but the books are absolutely incredible! However, seeing the movie first, I can only see Danzel Washington's face and voice when I try to picture Lincoln. Still works out fine!


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Casting was good. I just didn't like what they ended up cutting out of the book to make the movie. Better off seeing the movie first as you don't realize what was cut out and how thin it is.
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:55 PM   #15377
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I'm currently reading Barrayar by Bujold and it's knocking my socks off. Not a very action packed novel but it's just so well written that it's absolutely addictive.
So you feel its the narrative voice that makes it?
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:10 PM   #15378
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I'm currently reading Barrayar by Bujold and it's knocking my socks off. Not a very action packed novel but it's just so well written that it's absolutely addictive.
This is on my TBR list along with Shards of Honor but Baen and/or Bujold almost tripled the price for the ebook.
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:40 PM   #15379
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I just started Notorious Nineteen by Janet Evanovich, which I finally got from the library. YIPPEE!!!!
Let us know how it is, how you like it!
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:56 AM   #15380
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Does anyone remember reading "The Butterfly Kid?" I'd love to re-read this delightful romp through the Greenwich Village of my formative years.


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Old 01-21-2013, 01:08 AM   #15381
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I'm currently reading Barrayar by Bujold and it's knocking my socks off. Not a very action packed novel but it's just so well written that it's absolutely addictive.
They are addictive. Miles is a great character, and the supporting cast is compelling and fun. I just recently finished a re-read of the entire series, and was captivated again.
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:17 AM   #15382
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Yes. And thank you! I've not read it, but have tried to read several of his stories and novels and have yet to get beyond a few pages.
Well I have a fuller review here:
http://sfaddict.blogspot.co.uk/2013/...ville.html?m=0
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:50 AM   #15383
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Sixth Column by Robert A. Heinlein.
Also known as "The Day After Tomorrow" (thanks, alansplace), and I think I have read it under that title, but a vey long time ago.

It's Heinlein's first novel, on an outline by John W Campbell. An interesting early work, but definitely with its roots in the pulp super-science era. I enjoyed it, but perhaps more for the Heinlein insights rather than the story itself.

Next, another random selection from the TBR pile: Spaceman Blues by Brian Francis Slattery. This is a freebie from Tor. I abandon it after 10%. It is being written in a pretentious present tense style that is getting right up my nose, and the story is not interesting enough to put up with that. If I had read the Amazon description "literary retro-pulp science-fiction-mystery-superhero novel" I probably would not be starting it.

Next up: A freebie (no longer free) from BookViewCafe: Starfarers by Vondra N. McIntyre.
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:09 AM   #15384
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Also known as "The Day After Tomorrow" (thanks, alansplace), and I think I have read it under that title, but a vey long time ago.

It's Heinlein's first novel, on an outline by John W Campbell. An interesting early work, but definitely with its roots in the pulp super-science era. I enjoyed it, but perhaps more for the Heinlein insights rather than the story itself.
If you enjoyed it for that reason, I'd recommend "Assignment in Eternity", also by published by Baen. It too is very early Heinlein (a collection of a couple of novellas and a couple of long-ish short stories).
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:49 AM   #15385
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If you enjoyed it for that reason, I'd recommend "Assignment in Eternity", also by published by Baen. It too is very early Heinlein (a collection of a couple of novellas and a couple of long-ish short stories).
I've certainly read that one. I think I've read all Heinlein's books at some time or other.

But I will, no doubt, pick up that book when it makes it into another Baen monthly bundle in the future, hopefully the July 2013 bundle.
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:01 AM   #15386
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Give War of the Roses a go if you want a story of a couple going at each other in various ways.
I really don't. I could go the rest of my life without reading one of those stories. Well, at least the rest of the year. Thanks for the suggestion though.
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:04 AM   #15387
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If you enjoyed it for that reason, I'd recommend "Assignment in Eternity", also by published by Baen. It too is very early Heinlein (a collection of a couple of novellas and a couple of long-ish short stories).
Im sure I read that years ago, only I read it thinking it was a novel and it totally didnt make sense...
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:04 AM   #15388
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I've been reading a good amount of comics lately, so I haven't had too much of a chance to read novels. As a result, I haven't finished The Gun Seller yet, but I should finish it off tonight and move on. To what, I don't know.
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:13 PM   #15389
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I'm floundering after reading 11/22/63...

Tried a sample of Exodus by Uris... didn't catch my interest.

Now reading a sample of Atlas Shrugged to see what all the fuss is about.

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