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.
I always end up reading multiple books at one time. Currently:
Those are the two I am mainly reading. Started them both late last week. Both are good so far.
Just finished the books that precede the two I am currently reading:
Both were fantastic. A lot of surprises. Clever writing and a great attention to detail. Both actually have different viewpoints that it is written from that come together in the end for a pretty interesting finish and set-up for their proceeding books. Can't wait to finish them and move on the next (In the case of Brisingr, the next book comes out in November).