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Re: What are you reading when not on this forum IV

Postby Pat » Sat Jun 24, 2017 02:41 pm

Stories of your life and others - a collection of short stories by Ted Chiang. One (the title story) was filmed as "Arrival" - decent film with a moderate degree of plot in common with the story...
My next project is a book in which I explore the influence of the music of Beyonce on the writings of J R R Tolkien. It's called "It you write it, you have to put a ring in it"
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Re: What are you reading when not on this forum IV

Postby Grace Speaker » Sat Jun 24, 2017 03:21 pm

Pat wrote:Stories of your life and others - a collection of short stories by Ted Chiang. One (the title story) was filmed as "Arrival" - decent film with a moderate degree of plot in common with the story...
:thumbl: Thanks for this reference - I really liked Arrival, so would like to read more from it's author
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Re: What are you reading when not on this forum IV

Postby phalarope » Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:55 pm

I finally sat out in the garden with The Witch's Vacuum Cleaner last weekend, and really got stuck in and enjoyed the stories. I'm not a fan of children as a rule, but found myself wishing I had a kid to read them to (like my dad read to me when I was little).
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Re: What are you reading when not on this forum IV

Postby phalarope » Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:37 am

Mythos, by Stephen Fry. I started out engaged, but now, halfway through, I find I have a hard time caring about the next lot of Greek idiots. :|
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Re: What are you reading when not on this forum IV

Postby phazedout » Thu Feb 01, 2018 07:07 am

Stone sky, book 3 of the broken earth trilogy
A wizard of earthsea
A book of independently written Finnish short stories
[regarding Alan Rickman] He had Tim Curry's ability to save the day by putting literally all the scenery in his mouth and gnawing on it like a deranged woodchuck.
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