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What are you reading?
JustBrad
Trafalgar.

A historical account.
 
One Spare Part
BradPaula wrote:

The Flying Sorcerers: More Comic Tales of Fantasy edited by Peter Haining.

I have one of these comic fantasy collections. They are so brilliant at introducing you to new authors.
"We're in the centre of a mystical convergence here."
 
One Spare Part
Klenotka wrote:

I finally finished one of the "must read", The Shining by Stephen King.
And honestly, I canīt say if a book or movie are better because they both have *their* own things that work. King describes, writes the atmosphere and of course, works well with characters. Kubrick scares with pictures, shadows, sound....two different entities, really.
The book is still as scary as Kingīs book can be. I love his descriptions of dark and evil.

Know what you mean. Film and book must be treated as separate entities. Recently reread the shining after a long gap and - wow! - how brilliant was that book! 1st read as a teen it seemed a straight forward horror novel but reading it as an adult - the nuances! Fantastic!
"We're in the centre of a mystical convergence here."
 
rojkerr1
dr who a-z ,nice artwork, Lesley Standring
 
Travisina
One Spare Part wrote:

Klenotka wrote:

I finally finished one of the "must read", The Shining by Stephen King.
And honestly, I canīt say if a book or movie are better because they both have *their* own things that work. King describes, writes the atmosphere and of course, works well with characters. Kubrick scares with pictures, shadows, sound....two different entities, really.
The book is still as scary as Kingīs book can be. I love his descriptions of dark and evil.

Know what you mean. Film and book must be treated as separate entities. Recently reread the shining after a long gap and - wow! - how brilliant was that book! 1st read as a teen it seemed a straight forward horror novel but reading it as an adult - the nuances! Fantastic!

Read it in my teens - it was only the second King novel I'd read (first was Carrie) and I literally couldn't put it down. Spent every waking moment reading it, and had to sleep with the light on. Finished it in a couple of days, and passed it to my younger brother. "This is a really scary book," I told him. "Yeah, yeah," he said, not believing me. He hoovered it up in under 24 hours, and when he gave it back, he said he was glad he'd finished it while it was still daylight!

I really do think it's King at his best. I wasn't keen on the film - it seemed to be more stalker/slasher than paranormal. There also didn't seem to be any chemistry between the leads - Jack Nicholson was sinister from the outset (those eyebrows!), and there was no sense of him being a decent bloke who loves his wife and kid, but is caught up in evil forces he can't withstand.
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There's no point being grown up if you can't be childish sometimes
 
rojkerr1
Phoenix of Megaron, Space 1999
 
One Spare Part
rojkerr1 wrote:

Phoenix of Megaron, Space 1999


That has made me want to revisit series 1.
"We're in the centre of a mystical convergence here."
 
Vanessa Doffenshmirtz
JustBrad wrote:

Trafalgar.

A historical account.


More details please. I'm thinking about branching into the Napoleonic Wars and the latter Hanoverians as I've had my fill of Tudor history for the moment. And the US Civil War baffles me at times.

I'm just about to start Northanger Abbey and I have The Mysteries of Udolpho on my Kindle to read after it.
I used to be such a sweet sweet thing
Till they got a hold of me.
 
JustBrad
Vanessa Doffenshmirtz wrote:

JustBrad wrote:

Trafalgar.

A historical account.


More details please. ...


https://www.amazo...&psc=1
 
rojkerr1
me 2 spare part. Just picked up a hardback of Space 1999 Android Planet by John Rankine, otherwise known really as Douglas Rankine Mason, also known as R M Douglas...my fave writer...! So pleased to find I had more of his books to read!
 
Vanessa Doffenshmirtz
JustBrad wrote:

Vanessa Doffenshmirtz wrote:

JustBrad wrote:

Trafalgar.

A historical account.


More details please. ...


https://www.amazo...&psc=1


Thank you.
I used to be such a sweet sweet thing
Till they got a hold of me.
 
Klenotka
Travisina wrote:

One Spare Part wrote:

Klenotka wrote:

I finally finished one of the "must read", The Shining by Stephen King.
And honestly, I canīt say if a book or movie are better because they both have *their* own things that work. King describes, writes the atmosphere and of course, works well with characters. Kubrick scares with pictures, shadows, sound....two different entities, really.
The book is still as scary as Kingīs book can be. I love his descriptions of dark and evil.

Know what you mean. Film and book must be treated as separate entities. Recently reread the shining after a long gap and - wow! - how brilliant was that book! 1st read as a teen it seemed a straight forward horror novel but reading it as an adult - the nuances! Fantastic!

Read it in my teens - it was only the second King novel I'd read (first was Carrie) and I literally couldn't put it down. Spent every waking moment reading it, and had to sleep with the light on. Finished it in a couple of days, and passed it to my younger brother. "This is a really scary book," I told him. "Yeah, yeah," he said, not believing me. He hoovered it up in under 24 hours, and when he gave it back, he said he was glad he'd finished it while it was still daylight!

I really do think it's King at his best. I wasn't keen on the film - it seemed to be more stalker/slasher than paranormal. There also didn't seem to be any chemistry between the leads - Jack Nicholson was sinister from the outset (those eyebrows!), and there was no sense of him being a decent bloke who loves his wife and kid, but is caught up in evil forces he can't withstand.


It was one thing I did mind, now, when I read the book. Wendy in the book is presented as an educated woman, who has a bit of her matherīs nature and Jack is a guy who loves his son and basically ends up sacrificing himself for him. bu tI understand you canīt put everyting into the movie and Jack Nicholson just is a crazy guy. But Wendy was terrible in the movie - except, and I liked it, she was able to think on her feet and was really inventive when she tried to get Danny away. But thos are minor details. Horror is one of my favourite genres so i can forgive a lots of things.

I do love Stephen King and I still have a lots of his classics to read. I have to finish The Stand that I put away in the middle because I went away and the book is so big that I would have to pay extra kilos on the plane for it Grin Funnily enough, the first book I read from him was only a few years ago 23/11/63. Since then, I found favourites in Necessary things and Bag of bones, too. "It" was brilliant and I was scared only reading some of those scenes!
His son, Joe Hill, is not doing bad himself. He only wrote a couple of books and all of them are great. He has his very own style but got his dadīs art for creating characters - except that instead of often putting himself into a "main role" and connect books by hints and lines, he has fantastic female characters.
Donīt be Lasagne
 
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