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  • I got a few lovelies for Christmas:

    HP Lovecraft: Necronomicon (imposing commemorative hb edition from Gollancz)

    Todd Hignite: The Art of Jaime Hernandez (lovely coffee-table profile of the Love and Rockets writer/artist)

    McSweeney's Enchanted Chamber of Astonishing Stories

    Love Stories
    (Everyman's Library - includes spiky stuff from Roald Dahl and Dorothy Parker)
    (Two anthologies from my wife, who wants me to write more short stories)

    Chris Ware: Lint (aka Acme Novelty Library No.20)


    • Originally posted by Gilgamesh View Post
      Like David, I recently bought a copy of I Am Legend online, though I hadn't yet seen the movie. Since ordering it, I took the time to watch the movie. Now I am debating whether I will bother with the book. To me, the movie was sorely disappointing. Before it was over, I threw my support in with the zombies, saying things like, "Get 'im! Get 'im!"

      At the risk of being a spoiler


      Man spends his time on devising a more idiot proof computer. The universe spends its time devising bigger idiots. So far the universe is winning.


      • Originally posted by Pebble View Post

        Perhaps you might be interested in Bunnies & Burrows?
        Now THERES a risky euphemism if ever i heard one Pebble!
        "I hate to advocate drugs,alcohol,violence or insanity to anyone,but they've always worked for me"

        Hunter S Thompson


        • Took the kids into town today to spend their Christmas money and took the opportunity to visit a couple of a charity shops and the local second hand book stall. Found the revised Gloriana Flamingo p/b for £1.50 in very good condition, which will serve nicely for a reading copy and picked up The Mammoth Book Of Apocalyptic SF for less than half price. Decided to visit the proper bookstores on another day when I don't have two bored lads with me!
          You see, it's... it's no good, Montag. We've all got to be alike. The only way to be happy is for everyone to be made equal.


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          "I am an observer of life, a non-participant who takes no sides. I am in the regimented society, but not of it." Moondog, 1964


          • Originally posted by Pebble View Post
            Originally posted by thingfish View Post
            I loved Watership Down when i read it as well as his other one about the dogs that escape from the experimentation lab.
            My favourite animal fiction though is the series about the mole society by William Horwood(iirc).
            Couldnt put those down.
            Perhaps you might be interested in Bunnies & Burrows?

            Chris - Still can't put my hand on that copy, might be out in the garage library. Might look later.
            No comment on the whole B&B thing...doh... but I'm guessing it was Tales From Watership Down you were thinking of, Pebble? Looks worth a read and solves the imminent b'day prezzie problem. Thanks for the pointer
            Considering it has taken 49 years to become 'not a complete ass,' I wonder if I shall ever become 'wise?'


            • As far as Watership is concerned I'm afraid I have to say I'm with Mike on this one.* I read the novel a few years ago to my daughter but I'm afraid I found it entirely unconvincing, especially in Adams' characterisation of the rabbits and in places his prose comes close to being practically unreadable. To be fair, the plot's not bad (after all, it's based on The Odyssey!) but on the whole, to me, it's a dreadful, dreadful novel - though ironically I do find the film quite watchable. Go figure.

              *See Wizardry & Wild Romance
              _"For an eternity Allard was alone in an icy limbo where all the colours were bright and sharp and comfortless.
              _For another eternity Allard swam through seas without end, all green and cool and deep, where distorted creatures drifted, sometimes attacking him.
              _And then, at last, he had reached the real world – the world he had created, where he was God and could create or destroy whatever he wished.
              _He was supremely powerful. He told planets to destroy themselves, and they did. He created suns. Beautiful women flocked to be his. Of all men, he was the mightiest. Of all gods, he was the greatest."


              • And of course, the ultimate combo of black rabbit and Art Garfunkle!


                • Through the letter box today came a long awaited copy of The Coming of the Terraphiles by a certain Michael Moorcock.
                  Not familiar with the chap but im sure if he digs in and keeps at it he'll do ok!!
                  "I hate to advocate drugs,alcohol,violence or insanity to anyone,but they've always worked for me"

                  Hunter S Thompson