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Re: what are you reading?

Post by AntiBody » 13 Dec 2021, 21:07

Oh I was gutted too! While reading in front of a bunch of students during independent reading time too, lol.

I think the world is fascinating. Love LeGuin's "rules" of magic too. And the whole time I was reading it, I kept visualizing it as a Netflix series. I think it would translate really well to a visual medium, especially now that fantasy is taken a bit more seriously. I think there was some version of it filmed some time ago, but I don't think it was very good.
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Re: what are you reading?

Post by Gibbering Fool » 28 Dec 2021, 09:00

I just finished reading Piranesi by Susanna Clarke. I really liked it, though the ending left me a bit sad

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Re: what are you reading?

Post by Cable » 03 Jan 2022, 15:59

Has anyone read The Expanse series and can tell me whether I should do the same? (I have not watched the show either)
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Re: what are you reading?

Post by Jindianajonz » 03 Jan 2022, 23:00

I read the first three books recently after watching the show. They are pretty great, even knowing what's going to happen. The writing pulled me in immediately, so i think it's fair to give the first book a shot and you'll have a good idea if you'll like it within the first 5 or so chapters.

The show is pretty excellent too

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Re: what are you reading?

Post by Cable » 03 Jan 2022, 23:49

Jindianajonz wrote:
03 Jan 2022, 23:00
I read the first three books recently after watching the show. They are pretty great, even knowing what's going to happen. The writing pulled me in immediately, so i think it's fair to give the first book a shot and you'll have a good idea if you'll like it within the first 5 or so chapters.

The show is pretty excellent too
How do the books vs show work? Are they the same or does it start to diverge? And does each season cover a book or do they cover multiple ( I know the show only got six seasons compared to nine books)?
Best Comics of Week 2

X-titles: X-Men Legends #10 by Fabian Nicieza (1) and Dan Jurgens (1)
Non-X titles: Fantastic Four #39 by Dan Slott (1) and Francesco Manna (1)

In parentheses number of times creator has had best comic this year

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Re: what are you reading?

Post by Jindianajonz » 04 Jan 2022, 00:25

The six seasons of TV cover the first six books (and although I haven't gotten there, i have heard there is a natural stopping point at the end of book six, so don't feel like you are getting short changed if you only watch the show). But it's not always a 1 for 1 relationship, especially for seasons 5 and 6 (i heard season 6 is short because a lot of the sixth book was covered in season 5). The first three books align nicely with the first three seasons though.

Also, there are a bunch of changes to the show to support a consistent ensemble cast. Outside of the main core crew, most characters come and go in the books, but the show keeps a consistent cast across all seasons. This means, for example, writing scenes for Book 2 characters into Season 1 to introduce them earlier, or merging multiple book characters together into a single character for the show. I watched the show first, and going back through the books is a lot of fun because there are "new" characters whose stories I don't know and still provide good suspense. Both the show and books are top tier Sci-Fi for me.

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Re: what are you reading?

Post by Cable » 04 Jan 2022, 04:47

Jindianajonz wrote:
04 Jan 2022, 00:25
The six seasons of TV cover the first six books (and although I haven't gotten there, i have heard there is a natural stopping point at the end of book six, so don't feel like you are getting short changed if you only watch the show). But it's not always a 1 for 1 relationship, especially for seasons 5 and 6 (i heard season 6 is short because a lot of the sixth book was covered in season 5). The first three books align nicely with the first three seasons though.

Also, there are a bunch of changes to the show to support a consistent ensemble cast. Outside of the main core crew, most characters come and go in the books, but the show keeps a consistent cast across all seasons. This means, for example, writing scenes for Book 2 characters into Season 1 to introduce them earlier, or merging multiple book characters together into a single character for the show. I watched the show first, and going back through the books is a lot of fun because there are "new" characters whose stories I don't know and still provide good suspense. Both the show and books are top tier Sci-Fi for me.
Thanks, I will give it a try
Best Comics of Week 2

X-titles: X-Men Legends #10 by Fabian Nicieza (1) and Dan Jurgens (1)
Non-X titles: Fantastic Four #39 by Dan Slott (1) and Francesco Manna (1)

In parentheses number of times creator has had best comic this year

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Re: what are you reading?

Post by EvilMonkeyPope » 09 Jan 2022, 01:58

Leviathan Wakes is kinda like Prometheus if it didn't suck.

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