Losing Vancouver was the worst for me, bar none. One of those things you knew would happen but were still devastated by.
Another part of the book that really, really got to me was when they were traveling through the jungle trying to set up Sky Cap, and didn't have any food for 8 days, and Hippy had such terrible immersion foot, and Simpson wouldn't send any more food in. The scene where the chopper came in with more supplies, but no more food and they were all so confused as to why there wasn't any food, that shit got to me. I hated Simpson and Blakely.
@ RidonKs, that novel sounds interesting. I'll be sure to check it out. If you're comparing it even slightly to The Stranger, that's high enough praise for me to read it.
Lately I've been buying a lot of books, but I think I'll just renew my library card & check some out instead.
I recently ordered "Limitless: The Novel" off of Amazon.com. It should arrive at my house any day now, so I'll let you guys know how the novel fares against the movie.
This book is horrendously bad. I can't believe it. It's horribly written and the content is so annoying it's unbearable. All West does is whine and whine and whine and tell bizarre stories. He talks about extremely irrational resentments he has, and complains about all of the "injustices" he's had. He constantly says how modest he is, and how he hates people praising him, but he constantly is subtly praising himself. In the second chapter, he says how he is so modest and has such humility, and then the very next sentence he says, not only does he do things well, he does them perfectly.
If you're a fan of West, don't read this book, you may not be afterwards.
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Incredible book. I don't think I ever fully realized how Wall Street firms becoming publicly traded truly ****ed our financial system. The book is extremely well-written and the people in it are amazing characters. It is almost comical to read how massive the failure was by all parties involved in the crisis.
This novel is intelligent. When reading it, it seems plausible that things of this nature could (and even do) happen. . . Obviously, not involving humans, though.
Although at times it seems as though Alastair (the author) dwells on describing into great detail very minor objects in the story line, he has a story-telling technique worth noting. Because of this novel, I swear I've added words to my vocabulary that I didn't even realize I could have. And I already think I have a pretty decent vocab repertoire. (No ego)
If you have time as well as interest in novels about intergalactic voyages, check this book out. I promise you it's a good story.