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Old 11-12-2017, 01:21 PM   #16676
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Re: Books: What are you reading tonight?

Going from classic Le Carre to Len Deighton. Enjoyed the movies, so high hopes for the books, and Michael Caine just looks so ****ing cool. Bought a rain mac like this the other week, gonna wear it down the pub on Friday.

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Old 11-12-2017, 02:36 PM   #16677
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Ooops that was just a typo. I've only read Fortune Smiles as well.
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Old 11-13-2017, 11:59 AM   #16678
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Ooops that was just a typo. I've only read Fortune Smiles as well.
Well, it was a productive error. I have now learned that there's another collection that also sounds good.
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Old 11-14-2017, 01:41 AM   #16679
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just did this recently as well. it is fantastic. i listened to this, then saw the original blade runner, then saw blade runner 2049. the audiobook might be my favorite of the 3, tho the visuals in br2049 are unlike anything i've ever seen.

in fact, it inspired me to listen to 'the hitchhikers guide to the galaxy' and on top of being ****ing HILARIOUS (the dry, slapstick british kind) it's narration is A++, easily one of the best.
I've always been a PKD fan, but partial to his weirder stuff -- like the 3, 5, 6 or however many books there are in the Valis trilogy. When I first heard the BBC radio version of HHGG, I had an AHA! moment. I saw that it was crazy to try to make movies of his stuff, but they would have made great radio plays. I would have loved to see the same BBC crew make a series out of, say, The Divine Invasion.
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Old 11-14-2017, 04:14 AM   #16680
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Finished Bleeding Edge by Thomas Pynchon; it's like a long version of The Crying of Lot 49 or Gravity's Rainbow lite. It's a different story, but the same story, written in Pynchonesque prose and populated with, now, predictably oddball and repetitious characters. The prose, style, and plot delivered a new message 45 years ago, a new way to see the world, now those devices, and the novel's publication, only inform us that Pynchon is alive and not senile.
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Old 11-14-2017, 07:32 AM   #16681
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I've always been a PKD fan, but partial to his weirder stuff -- like the 3, 5, 6 or however many books there are in the Valis trilogy. When I first heard the BBC radio version of HHGG, I had an AHA! moment. I saw that it was crazy to try to make movies of his stuff, but they would have made great radio plays. I would have loved to see the same BBC crew make a series out of, say, The Divine Invasion.
Channel 4 in the U.K. Are currently showing a 10 part series called 'Electric Dreams'. Each episode is based on a Philip K Dick short story.
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Old 11-14-2017, 09:53 AM   #16682
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The Daughter of Time (1951) by Josephine Tey. In 1990 it was voted number one in The Top 100 Crime Novels of All Time list compiled by the British Crime Writers' Association. I thought it was ok but wouldn't make my top 100
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Old 11-14-2017, 02:47 PM   #16683
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Going from classic Le Carre to Len Deighton. Enjoyed the movies, so high hopes for the books, and Michael Caine just looks so ****ing cool. Bought a rain mac like this the other week, gonna wear it down the pub on Friday.





The thing I found interesting about Deighton is that he has all the same themes as Le Carre, and yet the feel is completely different.
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