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Postby ricv64 on Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:07 am

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Postby 35mmpaul on Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:17 am

This book took me years to get through because I'm a super lazy reader sometimes and would get caught up in the wording and what not.

Finally finished Dune. Excited to see how they tackle the movie with modern technology.

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Postby bdm105 on Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:21 pm

35mmpaul wrote:This book took me years to get through because I'm a super lazy reader sometimes and would get caught up in the wording and what not.

Finally finished Dune. Excited to see how they tackle the movie with modern technology.

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They're going to try again and they're dumb for doing it. It needs to be on HBO/Netflix and not limited to 2.5 hours.
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Postby hunterjax on Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:34 pm

a series would be great - SyFy tried I think with a mini-series, but from what I recall it was unwatchable.
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Postby hunterjax on Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:37 pm

reading this; its a decent Stephen King-esque horror . . . definitely a first novel kind of thing, the writing needs some polish, the plots not that complex, but shows a lot of potential for the writer:

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Postby 35mmpaul on Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:38 pm

Honestly. I don't really think it is impossible to adapt into a movie. There isn't THAT much there that it couldn't be a movie. It's a fairly straight forward story.
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Postby hunterjax on Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:47 pm

definitely not impossible, I just think there's more than enough there (especially with the follow-up books) to make a really great, detailed, long form series which I would enjoy more.
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Postby 35mmpaul on Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:58 pm

Fair. I have not read the follow up books.
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Postby chisoxfan2424 on Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:50 pm

UrsusMorris wrote:#4

This was a fun read! Now i need to get the other one...

Fun Fact: James Patterson is the author that got me into reading.

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I really enjoyed it.
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Postby michaelmillichamp on Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:45 pm

Currently reading Blood Meridian. Enjoying it so far, but it's my first McCarthy and the whole punctuation thing throws me a bit.
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Postby bdm105 on Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:17 pm

michaelmillichamp wrote:Currently reading Blood Meridian. Enjoying it so far, but it's my first McCarthy and the whole punctuation thing throws me a bit.


That was and is the only McCarthy book I've read. Once you get into it it's great. I almost reread it immediately after to see what I had missed.
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Postby michaelmillichamp on Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:20 pm

bdm105 wrote:
michaelmillichamp wrote:Currently reading Blood Meridian. Enjoying it so far, but it's my first McCarthy and the whole punctuation thing throws me a bit.


That was and is the only McCarthy book I've read. Once you get into it it's great. I almost reread it immediately after to see what I had missed.


I'm going to move onto Outer Dark and then The Counselor to see how bad the movie is compared to the book.
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Postby NowhereNearEnough on Fri Feb 24, 2017 3:15 am

I'm currently reading The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt and thoroughly enjoying it so far.

Any recommendations for similar books once I finish?
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Postby ricv64 on Sun Mar 05, 2017 6:29 pm

michaelmillichamp wrote:
bdm105 wrote:
michaelmillichamp wrote:Currently reading Blood Meridian. Enjoying it so far, but it's my first McCarthy and the whole punctuation thing throws me a bit.


That was and is the only McCarthy book I've read. Once you get into it it's great. I almost reread it immediately after to see what I had missed.


I'm going to move onto Outer Dark and then The Counselor to see how bad the movie is compared to the book.



There's a movie from Outer Dark ?

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Postby Amisch on Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:34 pm

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About 60 pages in--pretty great so far.
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