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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:01 pm 
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Niklor wrote:
Read Borne by Jeff Vandermeer. Would probably recommend for anyone who likes post-apoc type stuff.


I'm reading Vandermeer's Annihilation in prep for the movie adaptation that's coming out. It's a pretty good time so far; if you read Annihilation, how would you compare it to Borne? They're both post-apocalypse stories by the same author, so I was wondering if reading Borne would just end up feeling like reading Annihilation again


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:29 am 
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Niklor wrote:
Read Borne by Jeff Vandermeer. Would probably recommend for anyone who likes post-apoc type stuff.


I'm reading Vandermeer's Annihilation in prep for the movie adaptation that's coming out. It's a pretty good time so far; if you read Annihilation, how would you compare it to Borne? They're both post-apocalypse stories by the same author, so I was wondering if reading Borne would just end up feeling like reading Annihilation again


Well, I read Borne as my introduction to the author. As it turns out though, reading Annihilation right now. So far they don't feel very similar, but I am only pages in.

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I finished it and I would not say they are very similar. Very different characters, very different settings, very different themes. They share that post-apoc setting, but I would not call them similar.

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The Forever Watch by David Ramirez was well detailed. It did a really good job of worldbuilding which I always find to be critical to whether I really enjoy a work or not. It's that important detail of focusing on how the charactesr live, not just merely mentioning the character went about their day. Really ties you into the setting.

Anyway, it's a good Sci-fi mystery. Parts of it are a tad predictable if you stop and think for a moment, but it was still a very enjoyable read.

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I ended up reading Authority. I will have to get around to finishing up the trilogy at some stage. Read some trilogy of Alastair Reynolds in the order of 2-1-3, but that seemed good in many respects. Didn't like the final book as much as 2 or 1, though.

Reading his House of Suns now. It's comfy.

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Right now I'm reading Paths of Glory by Jeffrey Archer. It's one of the most exciting books I've read in many years.


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I just finished Let the Right One In and I enjoyed it a lot. The relationship between Oskar and Eli is very sweetly portrayed even as Eli directly precipitates horrific things. One thing I will say though, and this says a hell of a lot more about me than about the book, is that none of the horror stuff gave me a visceral reaction except when Lacke snaps the neck of one of the cats attacking Virginia. I do have a cat, and I'd be the first to admit I'm basically Crazy Cat Lady: The Early Years, but IDK how to feel when I care more about fictional cats than fictional people


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I just finished Let the Right One In and I enjoyed it a lot. The relationship between Oskar and Eli is very sweetly portrayed even as Eli directly precipitates horrific things. One thing I will say though, and this says a hell of a lot more about me than about the book, is that none of the horror stuff gave me a visceral reaction except when Lacke snaps the neck of one of the cats attacking Virginia. I do have a cat, and I'd be the first to admit I'm basically Crazy Cat Lady: The Early Years, but IDK how to feel when I care more about fictional cats than fictional people


It’s funny how desensitized people are to human violence. I remember seeing atonement in theatres and at Dunkirk, there was a bunch of dead school children at one point followed directly by the killing of a bunch of horses (so as not to leave them to the Germans) and I remember the audience (including my ex wife) having a far stronger reaction to the horses dying than the school girls

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