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Old 07-14-2011, 12:38 AM   #1786
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I did one of my research papers on him last semester. it was a author research paper and I did it on him. But the only one I've read is Congo. Saw Jurassic Park movies but never read the book.
Congo was pretty horrible to me..
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Old 07-14-2011, 02:33 AM   #1787
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Just finished The Road


An awesome read. Started off a little slow for me but before I knew it I was hooked by McCarthy's ability to paint vivid images in your head.

Dark story with some strong themes; Father/Son, Good/Evil
The book is much better than the movie, IMO
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Old 07-14-2011, 04:06 AM   #1788
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Love Crichton. Most the films totally miss the point but are still enjoyable. For example Jurassic Park completely misses the whole Chaos theory thing, but is an awesome film.

Next is interesting. And if you can get into Timeline it's good but it starts slow.

Prey is fantastic, and idk why they haven't done a movie of that but they did Rising Sun.
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Old 07-14-2011, 04:28 AM   #1789
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Just finished Why Does E=MC2: And Why Should We Care.

Annnnnnd 10/10. I strongly recommend this book to everyone interested in physics at all.

Easily the best book I've read this summer.


Got my eye on this one, in fact both eyes now since reading ur review
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Old 07-15-2011, 02:56 AM   #1790
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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.
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Old 07-15-2011, 02:59 AM   #1791
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The ending to Jurassic park in the book is a million times better then the movie, and really made the whole book for me. Haven't read any of his other stuff, except for his sequel to Jurassic Park that I thought was so bad that I quite reading it extremely quickly.
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Old 07-15-2011, 03:37 AM   #1792
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Got my eye on this one, in fact both eyes now since reading ur review

It might not be anything new to you but the way they lay it out is picture perfect in terms of teaching someone. Now I can discuss it with other people without saying: "You kinda have to just know."

The logic exercises they do are really good.
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Old 07-16-2011, 07:09 PM   #1793
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Great little book that is funny, insightful, and honest. Definitely something I'd suggest people to read.
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Old 07-16-2011, 08:35 PM   #1794
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Great little book that is funny, insightful, and honest. Definitely something I'd suggest people to read.
I love this book. It's really funny.

"The last thing I ever wanted was to be alive when the three most powerful people on the whole planet would be named Bush, Dick and Colon"
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Old 07-16-2011, 09:29 PM   #1795
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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.

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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.
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this thread

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Old 07-17-2011, 12:49 AM   #1797
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I love this book. It's really funny.

"The last thing I ever wanted was to be alive when the three most powerful people on the whole planet would be named Bush, Dick and Colon"
Vonnegut is so money..
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I've had this on my shelf for years but have nver gotten to it. Let me know what you think when you finish.
Just finished the Clemente book. It was an incredible book. Beautifully written and what a man Clemente was. You should definitely get to reading it.
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Newly released collection of older short stories. Looking forward to reading them.
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Just finished the Clemente book. It was an incredible book. Beautifully written and what a man Clemente was. You should definitely get to reading it.

Thanks, i'll have to finallly pick it up. I've prob had it for 4-5 years lol.
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