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The parts about the cathedral construction were my favorites. It made me want to tour Europe and see all those beautiful cathedrals.

Of course, having interesting and well developed characters was also nice.


"We burn them to ashes and then burn the ashes That's our official motto."
 
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I've been to several of the cathedrals in England and Germany. Sung in the German and Austrian ones, actually. But now I want to go to the ones mentioned in the book - and pay more attention!
 
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R is For Rocket


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ADVENTURES IN TIME AND SPACE

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"Years from now we want to go into the pub and tell about the Terrible Conflagration up at the Place, do we not?"
 
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"Rumpole Rests His Case" !
 
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From Mortimer's/Rumpole's England to Bryson's Australia; now in the middle of "In A Sunburned Country"...
 
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I just read INVASION OF THE BODYSNATCHERS. That book reads just like the B&W 1950s sci-fi movie. In the book the setting is Mill Valley in Marin County, CA. (not too far north of B-II's Santa Cruz). I don't remember if that's the case in the movie. In the book the protagonists are attempting to make it out of the valley, over the surrounding hills, and down to Highway 101. Being familiar with the area, it's easy to visualize their escape route.

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Grassy! I too read that a few years ago. I think the movie does take place there; maybe not. Have to see it again. I think Kevin McCarthy ends up running at cars on the Golden Gate at the end, so it's in the SF Bay area. Seems to me the book had more of an actual ending than the movie....?
 
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VThat movie haunts me everytime I watch it, the ending IS the movie, no one stops to help the guy. Nery errie indeed!

I am reading Cyrtonomicon by Neal Stephenson. Many metaphors, ala RB, and just keeps going and going, like the you know who. Almost 900 pages of very interesting code stuff. I have a background in the computer field , so some of the references mean something to me, but anyone can learn something from a read through this all-summer-long book.
 
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Yes, the book a very good and definate ending. Humans kick butt!!!

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
 
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows


Finished it at 6:50pm Sunday. Let me tell you how it ends...


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I just read the old children's book THE IRON MAN by Ted Hughes. This was later turned into the excellent animated feature THE IRON GIANT. The two are quite different. The book is written in a wonderful sing-songy prose similar to some of RB's better work, but not nearly THAT good. It's kinda like a modern day fairy-tale. Perhaps even, the epitome of the modern day fairy-tale. It's dark at times, suspenseful throughout and has a very happy ending. But there's nothing light about this tale. It's definately not CLIFFORD, THE BIG RED GIANT.

I loved it. I'm reading it to Spouse at bedtime. It's a story in five parts and tonight is Part III: What To Do With The Iron Man?

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Currently I'm reading 'Heretics of Dune' by Frank Herbert.

After that, I plan on reading Stephen King's 'The Dark Tower book 2: The Drawing of the Three' (actually I plan to read a lot of Stephen King books, such as Misery, The Shining, ‘Salem's Lot, and the rest of the Dark Tower books). I have a lot of books I’m gonna read (among them a number of Ray’s books that I’ve not read yet) too much to name.

I just finished a book called ‘Voice of the Fire’ by Alan Moore. It wasn’t bad, just boring.

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I just read the old children's book THE IRON MAN by Ted Hughes. This was later turned into the excellent animated feature THE IRON GIANT.


I am a big fan of Hughes. He is such a powerful writer. I love IRON MAN, and (though completely different to the source) I also loved the IRON GIANT film - one of the best & underrated animated films of recent years.
 
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