Reflection is useless, the world is senseless. Evil is its only permanence. God is not alive. Love cannot be trusted. Surface, surface, surface was all that anyone found meaning in...this was civilization as I saw it, colossal and jagged.
Posts: 8 | Location: Manchester, UK | Registered: 11 October 2009
Originally posted by patrask: I have been reading about a book every two days. Here is the list. Many are from the Easton Press science fiction series, that I acquired several years ago and just now have the time to read them:
TIME AND AGAIN by Jack Finney (these were sent to me by a dear friend who grew up in New york and knew the places from the book.) FROM TIME TO TIME by Jack Finney
ENDER'S GAME by Orson Scott Card THE MOCKING PROGRAM by Alan Dean Foster THE LONGEST WAY HOME by Robert Silverberg THE GODS THEMSELVES by Isaac Asimov ODD JOHN by Olaf Stapledon THE DISPOSSESSED by Ursala K. LeGuin SWIFT THOUGHTS by George Zebrowski THE SNOW QUEEN by Joan D. Vinge FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON by Jules Verne THE TIME MACHINE by Jules Verne
If you have not read any of these I highly recommend all of them as unique in the history of science fiction.
Sorry, I just read this post and of course The Time Machine is by H.G. Wells! I am now reading SHE by H. Rider Haggard. It is a bit different than the movie but still a real advinture read. I own the Ray Harryhausen color version and the original B&W. Great stuff.
Posts: 847 | Location: Laguna Hills, CA USA | Registered: 02 January 2002
Nearly at the end of Francois Truffaut: Correspondence. He was a very prolific letter-writer, although the book contains none of his correspondence with Bradbury.
Truffaut was an extraordinary character. Quite rebellious as a youth, and not good at school, but he was enormously literate and devoured books from an early age. Reading his correspondence, it is quite apparent why he found Fahrenheit 451 an attractive film to make.
Interesting factoid: Truffaut's American literary agent was... Don Congdon! It isn't explicitly stated, but I suspect it was Bradbury who suggested Congdon. Truffaut first needed an agent when he was writing his Hitchcock interview book.
I've had a three day cold that has lasted for a week so I've had plenty of "me" time with she-who-must-be-obeyed avoiding me. So I've read two coffee-table books, Comic-Con and Universal Studios Monsters by Michael Mallory. Both books are a relative bargain at $40 retail...your Amazon price will be less.
The book I read was Modern Critical View's Ray Bradbury, Harold Bloom editor, with pieces by various contributors with William Toupance among them. A very interesting scholarly read.
Today I picked up something a little lighter, Douglas Adam's And Another Thing by Eoin Colfer. This is book six of the trilogy. My towel is with me at all times...
John King Tarpinian You know what you are, Mr. Bradbury? ... You are a poet! -- Aldous Huxley
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