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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #4320 on: January 06, 2018, 03:43:07 PM »
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #4321 on: January 11, 2018, 11:49:27 AM »
I was re-reading Ready Player One in anticipation of the movie coming out in a couple of months and wanted to check out other titles related to it, so I bought the first book in Tad Williams' series, Otherland: City of Golden Shadow. Sounded interesting.

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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #4322 on: January 11, 2018, 12:03:11 PM »
^The preview doesn't look all that promising to me, but I remain hopeful.
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #4323 on: January 11, 2018, 12:10:21 PM »
^The preview doesn't look all that promising to me, but I remain hopeful.

For Ready Player One?

I'm in tepid agreement, as the book is amazing - there's SO many 80s culture references that I can't imagine they were able to secure licenses for ALL of them. Which might, for me, remove a lot of the charm of the book. I mean, there's some esoteric stuff in there, so maybe it wouldn't cost that much, but who knows. It would be an organizational nightmare figuring it all out. The preview has some references, but it's not as loaded as I'd hoped it would be.

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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #4324 on: January 11, 2018, 07:10:08 PM »
I wasn't super impressed with the trailer either.  I really dug the book and all the references.  It would suck if they gutted it for whatever reason.
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #4325 on: January 11, 2018, 07:41:41 PM »
Well, RP1 was in development hell for a while. I would like to think it was because they were trying to secure movie rights to so many things.

There's some things that are just integral to the story (e.g. the WarGames movie and the bronze gate). So, this is either going to be a tremendously awesome homage to he book, or it's going to be a watered-down pile of crap. I told my son to read the book before he sees the movie so if the movie is bad, it doesn't ruin his impression and make him NOT read the book.

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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #4326 on: January 11, 2018, 08:56:55 PM »
Good advice  O0  Heartily endorsed.
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #4327 on: January 12, 2018, 06:39:44 AM »
Just started The White War: Life and Death on the Italian Front, 1915-1919 by Mark Thompson.
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #4328 on: January 12, 2018, 06:48:06 AM »
Good advice  O0  Heartily endorsed.

+1. That's what I'm telling people.
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #4329 on: January 12, 2018, 05:45:54 PM »
Currently reading SpaceCorp after seeing a recommendation on the Atomic Rockets website. Hard SF with a good story and it's also a great read.
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #4330 on: January 13, 2018, 10:56:52 AM »
Saw the new Jumanji movie last night and they played the RP1 trailer. I missed a few things the first time I saw it, namely what looked like some very book-accurate events, so my hopes have been lifted.

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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #4331 on: January 13, 2018, 11:30:49 AM »
Saw the new Jumanji movie last night and they played the RP1 trailer. I missed a few things the first time I saw it, namely what looked like some very book-accurate events, so my hopes have been lifted.

You're as hopeful as all those Star Wars were before Last Jedi came out.  :P
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #4332 on: January 13, 2018, 11:32:40 AM »
Who am I kidding. I'll be honest, the trailer gives me goose bumps every time I see it.

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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #4333 on: January 14, 2018, 07:58:30 AM »
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #4334 on: January 23, 2018, 07:24:03 AM »
Finally, finally starting the Warhammer omnibus Thunder and Steel by Dan Abnett.
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