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Monday, April 2nd 2007, 1:30am

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Do you know "Audition" by Takashi´Miike? The script was by Ryu Murakami as well, pretty strange, but good movie... and though I'm quite tough concerning movies I had to look away at some scenes :rolleyes:



I haven't seen any Murakami films, actually- not even Tokyo Decadence. It's one of those things where I think "Oh, I'll get to it at some point"... :p
But yeah, it's in my film delivery queue.



I really really hope Coin Locker Babies doesn't get botched. Am worried about that. From what I read on IMDB (taken with the proverbial grain of salt of course), it seems very Anglo-fied. Val Kilmer?!?? Wtf??

Really don't know how they are going to manage to convey the complexity and layers of the book. There's so much subtext.

What *is* a good book-to-film translation though, is Kobo Abe's The Woman in the Dunes.

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Sunday, June 3rd 2007, 8:32am

Consciousness Explained


Who knew these elusive questions could be answered within the pages of a paperback book! 8) :D

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Thursday, June 28th 2007, 2:16am

Women of Sand and Myrrh - Hanan al-Shaykh


Similar to Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, but set in the Middle East. So far so good.

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Monday, September 17th 2007, 9:57pm

Arthur C. Clarke- Childhood's End

First off, if you are a SF fan and you haven't read this book, go out and buy it today and read, read, read- it's ~amazing.~

I know it's been around for ages and is one of his most well-known, but color me late on the uptake as I am finally getting around to reading it now as it is required for a Literature of Science Fiction and Fantasy class I'm currently taking.

I just finished The Golden Age, the middle section of the book, and it suddenly occurred to me when I was reading the verrry last pages that the lyrics to Feedback fit *perfectly* with the character Karellen. Fits with the Overlords in general. In my (Over)mind anyway. So far, that is.

But yes! Childhood's End. It's a quick read and really, really worth purchasing sight unseen.

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Tuesday, September 18th 2007, 12:09am

One of my favorite books is Neuromancer by William Gibson. It's a cyberpunk classic, and it predicts many modern things, such as the internet(referred to by mister Gibson as "The Matrix"), implants(although we don't use the same as in the book) and other neat stuff. The book is something in between a crime novel and a fantasy novel. It's also full of beautiful neo-gothic poetry, one of its biggest treats.

For those who are fans of Phillip K. Dick's books or Blade Runner, I recommend Neuromancer. It's the book that got me into the cyberpunk genre.
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Tuesday, September 18th 2007, 6:31am

I read Neuromancer a loooong time ago! But only that, Mona Lisa Overdrive, and Idoru.

And big PKD fan here. So is Robert Crumb apparently, as he illustrated The Religious Experience of Philip K. Dick. Really interesting stuff.

And OH before I forget- more previously unpublished pages from Dick's Exegesis are being released on Philip K. Dick.com.


(Finished Childhood's End tonight- as excited as I was about the book, I admit Part III was really disappointing! I think Clarke tried to cram too much stuff into too little of book. Kind of the same way Neon Genesis Evangelion ended. And I love NGE; there's certainly nothing wrong with pontification but both it and CE needed to be ultimately paced better, I think.)

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Tuesday, September 18th 2007, 1:54pm

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I read Neuromancer a loooong time ago! But only that, Mona Lisa Overdrive, and Idoru.

And big PKD fan here. So is Robert Crumb apparently, as he illustrated The Religious Experience of Philip K. Dick. Really interesting stuff.

And OH before I forget- more previously unpublished pages from Dick's Exegesis are being released on Philip K. Dick.com.


(Finished Childhood's End tonight- as excited as I was about the book, I admit Part III was really disappointing! I think Clarke tried to cram too much stuff into too little of book. Kind of the same way Neon Genesis Evangelion ended. And I love NGE; there's certainly nothing wrong with pontification but both it and CE needed to be ultimately paced better, I think.)


I've only read Neuromancer. Not a book-person actually. Still waiting for Neuromancer to be adapted into a film. I'll read the other Sprawl-books as well some day though.
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Saturday, September 22nd 2007, 9:00pm

At this moment I read Kafka's "The Castle"

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Thursday, October 4th 2007, 3:04am

PKD- We Can Remember It For You Wholesale

not a book, but still currently reading.

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Sunday, October 14th 2007, 7:17pm

Michel Houellebecq :<< la possibilite d´ une ile>>
"Ausweitung der Kampfzone"

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Houellebecq - the prophet of the 21st century
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Sunday, October 14th 2007, 7:24pm

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Do you know "Audition" by Takashi´Miike? The script was by Ryu Murakami as well, pretty strange, but good movie... and though I'm quite tough concerning movies I had to look away at some scenes :rolleyes:


My girlfriend randomly says "kiri-kiri-kiri-kiri-kiri" to scare me when on the phone. It creeps me out.

When it comes to books though, the last three I read were Managing Humans by Michael Lopp (relevant management book), Spook Country by William Gibson, and a nearly half century old copy of Maldoror that I found in the library here.

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Saturday, October 27th 2007, 6:59am

Karel Capek- R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots)

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Saturday, October 27th 2007, 1:53pm

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Tuesday, November 6th 2007, 6:00am

Just finished Metaplanetary by Tony Daniel. Can't lie- it's required reading for the class I'm taking (Literature of Fantasy and Science Fiction), as the instructor is indeed Mr. Daniel.

I was skeptical but boy was it a very nice surprise. This book is *really* really good. Reminds me of Dan Simmons and Neil Stephenson but he doesn't rip off either, he very distinctly has his own voice.

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Wednesday, November 7th 2007, 3:58pm

at the moment i read a book written by Jens Christian Grøndahl "Silence In October" (originally "Tavshed i oktober", but i read it, of course, translated into Russian).



it's a very strange book. it's very "slow", if i can say so about a book. some can say that it's boring, because there isn't any action, any development of the action. this book consists only of the thoughts of a man, of his reflections about his past and present, of his uncertainty and fears about his future... i said that some could tell about this novel as about a boring thing, but... "Silence in October" swallow you up - by its slow flow, by its apparent tranquility... i think a critic here have said about this book better than i can do it. :-)
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Wednesday, November 7th 2007, 5:52pm

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"In his introduction, David Foster Wallace makes the spirited case that “many of these essays are valuable simply as exhibits of what a first-rate artistic mind can make of particular fact-sets -- whether these involve the 17-kHz ring tones of some kids’ cell phones, the language of movement as parsed by dogs, the near-infinity of ways to experience and describe an earthquake, the existential synecdoche of stagefright, or the revelation that most of what you’ve believed and revered turns out to be self-indulgent crap.”


The Best American Essays 2007. Eclectic reading reigns.

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Monday, November 19th 2007, 12:46pm

Just because I must, not because I'm fond of it... :td:

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Friday, November 23rd 2007, 7:58pm

Just started...



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Friday, December 7th 2007, 1:21am

Paulo Coelho,
The Witch Of Portobello

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Monday, January 14th 2008, 1:28am

Life Without Parole: Living in Prison Today- Victor Hassine


(for a criminology class)

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