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  1. #1941
    Currently reading Jeff VanderMeer's Borne. Excellent work...reads a little like Blade Runner* crossed with Pangborn's Davy. I'm about a third of the way through -- there are also a novella and a short story set in this environment available, and rumors of more. I understand that this has been optioned for film also. Inspired narrative. (*Not so similar to the PKD novel.)
    You ecofiction peeps should pick up on VanderMeer -- he's one of you.
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  2. #1942
    Enjoyed this one immensely, although didn't hit me with the impact that the Southern Reach Trilogy did. Can't wait for the latter to be on the big screen in 2018!!

    Quote Originally Posted by moderan View Post
    Currently reading Jeff VanderMeer's Borne. Excellent work...reads a little like Blade Runner* crossed with Pangborn's Davy. I'm about a third of the way through -- there are also a novella and a short story set in this environment available, and rumors of more. I understand that this has been optioned for film also. Inspired narrative. (*Not so similar to the PKD novel.)
    You ecofiction peeps should pick up on VanderMeer -- he's one of you.

  3. #1943
    Quote Originally Posted by TKent View Post
    Enjoyed this one immensely, although didn't hit me with the impact that the Southern Reach Trilogy did. Can't wait for the latter to be on the big screen in 2018!!
    Southern Reach petered out for me. Dying to see it though. Jeff's an acquaintance, and his success is thrilling. He's been around for a while and is still pinching himself. Borne is more to my taste so far.
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  4. #1944
    Yep, I've got friends who almost always land right where I do on books, who didn't like Southern Reach. It just got to me. So freaking weird. And the three books had such different styles as well. Loved it.

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    Southern Reach petered out for me. Dying to see it though. Jeff's an acquaintance, and his success is thrilling. He's been around for a while and is still pinching himself. Borne is more to my taste so far.

  5. #1945
    Thrilled to have found an bought this today..never read one of his books but enjoyed this lecture in print..Click image for larger version. 

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  6. #1946
    JK Rowling's 'A Casual vacancy' has started appearing in the second hand shops, so I thought I would try it. There is a little patchiness, but overall I found it excellent, better than her later Cormoran Strike novels, though I have only read the first two. Sympathetic and good strong characters on the whole.
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    I'm at page 24 in " long road from JARROW" by one Stuart Maconie.
    Could turn out to be a difficult read but gotta be done I think.
    Almost at the end of this. It's a bit anecdotal of course but I've enjoyed it.
    Can't wait to start on Miranda Sherry's " Black Dog Summer ". I wonder what that's ​about.
    If i post a comment on a "WIP", LOOK! I'm a reader that's all, and i can only tell how i feel, as a READER, giving/offering feedback. Hoping to learn and grow here. So please, tell me where i'm going wrong.

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    I must find a way to Eastbourne and i so wish that i could dance.

  8. #1948
    Quote Originally Posted by TKent View Post
    Yep, I've got friends who almost always land right where I do on books, who didn't like Southern Reach. It just got to me. So freaking weird. And the three books had such different styles as well. Loved it.
    Was better than most -- don't get me wrong. But Borne is more to my taste. I am absorbed in it. Such a riff on the genius-kid, deus ex machina idea. Original as hell, and that's hard to do.
    The avatar on my profile is by artist Yves Tourigny, who made a board game from some of Jeff's novels. I'm part of the game, a Truffidian Priest, sent to Ambergris to find the watchers (I'm pleased as punch to be included, naturally). This is it here:
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  9. #1949
    That is very, very cool!

    I am a major Jeff VanderMeer fan for sure. Have three of his short story collections, Strange Bird, and others. I have been meaning to try the Finch but just haven't gotten to it.

    On the topic of games, read the funniest review quote on another book altogether yesterday. She essentially said: The isn't literary by any stretch, just pure pulp urban fantasy, but hopefully someone will make a game out of it. And you'll never see a game made for Lolita." I definitely chuckled.



    Quote Originally Posted by moderan View Post
    Was better than most -- don't get me wrong. But Borne is more to my taste. I am absorbed in it. Such a riff on the genius-kid, deus ex machina idea. Original as hell, and that's hard to do.
    The avatar on my profile is by artist Yves Tourigny, who made a board game from some of Jeff's novels. I'm part of the game, a Truffidian Priest, sent to Ambergris to find the watchers (I'm pleased as punch to be included, naturally). This is it here:
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  10. #1950
    Xom-B by Jeremy Robinson. Okay book, but nothing that I haven't read a dozen times elsewhere.

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