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Discussion in 'The Breakroom' started by Froley, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. X-Roop

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    Awesome. My undergrad is theology. Now I'm working on my second under grad which is IT with an English Minor. Read all about the panopticon in critical methods for English
     
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    Loved the book. Was a childhood classic. But the movie failed to capture this unnamable quality the book had. The book made me feel something haha. The movie just seemed like a dry copy of fahrenheit 451 (yes I know the book has the same themes but didn't get the feeling).
     
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    My best friend, who is also a lover of the book, said he will probably go see the movie, so I may go see it. From what I've heard from guys like you, the movie was good, in the way that the Lord of the Rings was good, but it just wasn't the Lord of the Rings, or the Giver in this case. It seems like it's the same thing for every book to movie adaption ever.
     
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    Movie adaptations are always terrible. Many skip reading "Frankenstein" because they've already seen the grunting, moaning, slow-moving monster from the classic film.... Which is one of the absolutely worst adaptations ever taken from a book! The original story has a very different Monster in the pivotal role.
     
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  5. Sharaz_Jek

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    Beowulf for the zillionth time.
     
  6. USMA_Hopeful

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    BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you are interested in a really cool copy, check out the Norton Critical Edition. It has Seamus Heaney's verse translation, as well as a bunch of reviews, critical essays and historical background, including J.R.R. Tolkien's essay, "Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics." The book is 281 pages long, and the actual poem takes up only 78 of those pages, the rest is background info.
     
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    The copy I have is the Seamus Heaney version with the original text on the left hand page. It doesn't have the essays and so on though. I'll have to pick up that one though. Thanks for the tip.
     
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    No problem, they're pretty easy to find on amazon and in used bookstores, I got mine for five bucks at a used bookstore where I live. I've loved Beowulf since the first time I read it in eighth grade, and I currently have five copies of it in different translations. You can never have too many!
     
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    Billy Stevens: The Western Front

    Read it ages ago when I was about 12 but used to love it so thought I'd give it another crack!


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  10. jds1

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    Finishing up Nevada Barr's Anna Pigeon series with "The Rope" and "Destroyer Angel".

    Jeff
     
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    Just started Incident At Twenty-Mile by Trevanian.

    Jeff
     
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    Oops, double post.

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  13. Froley

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    Just finished reading (again) 'The Rebel Yell and the Yankee Hurrah; The Civil War Journal of Private John Haley, Co. I, 17th Maine Infantry.
    Excellent Read! For those interested in that time period. Very interesting view of combat and Army life during the American Civil War.
     
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    Gearing up to read The Exorcist...
     
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    I bet that will be good reading. My wife mentioned that was the scariest movie for her back in, the 80's?
     
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    Mr. Piper and His Cubs by Devon Earl Francis.

    "Provides a classic portrait of the Piper family and the strategies that produced the world's most famous plane, the J-3 Cub. From the "Chummy" through the military L-4."
     
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    Yes! Good movie! We just watched it and realized we'd never read the book.
     
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    All the Bob Lee Swagger books by Stephen Hunter. On book 7 now - 'Dead Zero'
     
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    Raise the Titanic, by Clive Cussler.

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