Haven't read this since I was a wee lad. It's pretty damn good. I started listening to audio books at work. Never thought I'd be able to focus on both the books and work at the same time before, so never bothered trying it until Tuesday. Anyway, since like noon Tuesday I've "read" two books and am a third of the way through Ender's Game. Looks like I'm going to go through a lot of these, so I'm looking for some recommendations. I like sci-fi, horror/supernatural, and would like to try a good comedy.
I must have read Ender's game at least ten times by now, I love that book. Speaker for the dead was really good too. Still need to finish that series, last one I read was Xenocide (I don't think I finished it though).
Was thinking about checking out Metro 2033, has a bit of a following.
I got Capitalism and Freedom (Friedman), Babbitt (Lewis), 1984 (Orwell), Wuthering Heights (Bronte), Tender in the Night (Fitzgerald), A Man Without a Country (Vonnegut), and The Stranger (Camus) today at the bookstore. Good haul but I couldn't find Why Does E=MC2 which I was kind of bummed about but I'll just have to order it.
Any Crichton fans here? I'm just wondering if any of the film adaptations are accurate or is it a case of 'the book is better'. And recommend any of his books if you've read them please. Thanks.
the Andromeda Strain
yes yes yes!!!
I read Jurrasic Park like 5 or 6 times already, begining at the age of 10 and my last time was like at 19. Great book.
Now I'm in this campground that I work in, there's not much to do, so I went to the thrift shop and bought me some Crichton: Rising Sun and Next. I've read Timeline once before, I had chills doing that. He makes me feel things.
But anyway now I'm reading DUNE and it's also good. Great franchise (although I only played on Sega and then on PC some).
And the book... Well, all three movies are based on that single book. Some chapters/ideas made one film, some made other. Btw JP 3 is the first movie that I watched in a cinema. Great experience. I think second movie was the worst from them three, but since it contained some scenes from the book I loved it. You should read the book no matter what, then enjoy the movies. Simple.