IMO you could not bother reading Day Zero ... basically the same tale as Sea of Rust from a different perspective.I'd be interested in hearing about that, Danny. Cargill was screenwriter on Sinister, which I saw recently and was surprised by how good it was.
I'm glad you're enjoying those.I'm reading the Freedom's Fire box set by Bobby Adair. I've finished the first 3 books and am now 714 pages into a total of 1392. It's been a decent series. The first 3 books were written in first person, but book 4 appears to be some sort of third person (only read the first page so far.) The first three books have told the story of Kane who is one of the leaders of a rebellion against the human oppressors, the Grays. Book 4 promises "History of the Grays: Part 1" so perhaps we are off on another kind of adventure. I'll keep everyone informed.
I read it maybe twenty years ago, and though I can't in all honesty say I enjoyed it much either, it has haunted a part of my mind ever since.I've recently finished reading Lanark: A Life in Four Books by Alasdair Gray. I'm not sure I'm up to writing a full blown review of it - an idea I'm finding more than a little daunting - but thought I'd say a few words here. I embarked upon reading it largely because I had read that it was a major influence on Iain Banks, he apparently said that it opened his eyes to the possibilities of what can be done with the novel, and I can certainly see how it would have influenced his literary experimentalism and playfulness. So in that it was very interesting, but beyond that I confess that, whilst I could see its literary cleverness, brilliance even, I really did not enjoy it.
The first episode of "Lovecraft Country" is phenomenal. When you finally get to the blood-guts-and-tentacles stuff, it comes as a relief from the creeping, oppressive horror of everyday life. Reading up on it later, it seems the depiction of "sundown towns" is pretty accurate, which is just horrific.That's a central point in the early going of Lovecraft Country, both book and mini-series. Given Sandra Bland, among others, it's still a risk.
No, I think it is more than that. Intriguing multiverse/magic/family intrigue saga etc, which back when I was a young teenager really enthralled me.I’m currently about 75% through Nine Princes Of Amber and I just don’t get why this book is so highly regarded. I’m determined to finish it despite finding it tedious. When you strip away the surface, this novel is simply a series of lists (list of siblings and their characteristics, list of landscapes described and journeyed through, lists of casualties in the various battles etc.). I could go on and, unfortunately, so does this book.
I'm pretty sure they weren't common then. I mean, how would you barbecue a prawn cocktail or sherry trifle?(Question....how common were barbecues in the UK in 1974? Several times they're casually referenced in the book but, thinking back to those days, I can't recall ever going to one or knowing anybody who'd been to one)
|Thread starter||Similar threads||Forum||Replies||Date|
|POLL -- July 2021 75-word Writing Challenge -- LUIGLIN WINS!||Writing Challenges||0|
|DISCUSSION THREAD -- JULY 2021 75 Word Writing Challenge||Writing Challenges||133|
|JULY 2021 75 Word Writing Challenge -- VICTORY TO LUIGLIN!||Writing Challenges||40|
|DISCUSSION THREAD -- July 2021 -- 300 Word Writing Challenge #42||Writing Challenges||71|
|Dean Ing, June 17, 1931 - July 21, 2020||Obituaries||0|