What Are You Reading 2

Moderators: Jason, Toothy, Tonyblack

Postby Tonyblack » Sat Jul 30, 2011 9:55 pm

I'm reading 'Spider Bones' by Kathy Reichs. I love her books and would recommend them. :D
"Goodness is about what you do. Not what you pray to."
User avatar
Tonyblack
Moderator
 
Posts: 29189
Joined: Fri Jul 25, 2008 4:29 pm
Location: Cardiff, Wales

Postby DaveC » Sat Jul 30, 2011 10:20 pm

Tonyblack wrote:I'm reading 'Spider Bones' by Kathy Reichs. I love her books and would recommend them. :D
I love the TV show but never read her books, might do sometime. :)
Adventures of a Film Geek - My Blog

Check out my short film!

"Dude, this thing claims I have mail. Dude, now I'm reading it."
This Is...
User avatar
DaveC
Member
 
Posts: 3818
Joined: Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:35 am
Location: Portishead, UK

Postby Selkie » Sat Jul 30, 2011 10:30 pm

As usual - the books are far better!
User avatar
Selkie
Member
 
Posts: 463
Joined: Fri Jul 25, 2008 5:46 pm

Postby Tonyblack » Sun Jul 31, 2011 5:43 am

I've never seen the TV show. Reichs is a consultant on the show, but she doesn't usually write the episodes. The charcters, apart from Temperence Brennen are not in the books, and Tempe herself (in the show) is much younger.

So basically, the TV show is very different.

Terry Pratchett gets a mention in one of the books. :wink:
"Goodness is about what you do. Not what you pray to."
User avatar
Tonyblack
Moderator
 
Posts: 29189
Joined: Fri Jul 25, 2008 4:29 pm
Location: Cardiff, Wales

Postby Quatermass » Sun Jul 31, 2011 5:45 am

I'm about to try reading Isaac Asimov's The Caves of Steel.
All you need to understand
Is everything you know is wrong!


-Weird Al Yankovic
User avatar
Quatermass
Member
 
Posts: 5672
Joined: Tue Dec 07, 2010 3:58 am

Postby The Mad Collector » Sun Jul 31, 2011 7:04 am

Interesting to see how you get on Q, I haven't read that since I was about 10. Did you know it was adapted for the BBC by Terry Nation and Peter Cushing played Elijah Baley. The BBC of course wiped it apart from tiny fragments that still exist :roll:
One of those? Oh I'm sure I have one somewhere..

http://www.bearsonthesquare.com
User avatar
The Mad Collector
Member
 
Posts: 10379
Joined: Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:48 am
Location: Ironbridge UK

Postby Quatermass » Sun Jul 31, 2011 8:35 am

The Mad Collector wrote:Interesting to see how you get on Q, I haven't read that since I was about 10. Did you know it was adapted for the BBC by Terry Nation and Peter Cushing played Elijah Baley. The BBC of course wiped it apart from tiny fragments that still exist :roll:


I learnt that recently, and the surviving clips are on YouTube. The adaptor was Terry Nation, the creator of the Daleks, Survivors, and Blake's 7.

Peter Cushing did quite a bit of acting on TV in those days. I've seen some of his performance as Winston Smith in the BBC adaptation of Nineteen Eighty-Four.
All you need to understand
Is everything you know is wrong!


-Weird Al Yankovic
User avatar
Quatermass
Member
 
Posts: 5672
Joined: Tue Dec 07, 2010 3:58 am

Postby michelanCello » Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:06 pm

Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
Listen.
User avatar
michelanCello
Member
 
Posts: 8753
Joined: Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:08 pm
Location: Budapest, Hungary (and yes, I'm sure it's Budapest, not Bucharest)

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:33 pm

Listening to Hard Magic, it's a Mickey Spilane tec type story, it's not bad.
He willnae tak' a drink! I think he's deid! , on the other hand though A Midgie in yir hand is worth twa up yir kilt.
User avatar
Who's Wee Dug
Member
 
Posts: 15089
Joined: Sun Jul 27, 2008 10:31 pm
Location: Stirlingshire, Scotland

Postby The Mad Collector » Tue Aug 02, 2011 6:12 am

The (55 page) heads of Agreement for buying Bears on the Square
The (46 page) lease for the shop
The equally long lease for the living accomodation
A long list of suppliers contracts and agreements
The P&L and balance sheets

If I never read another heretofor or herinafter it will be too soon :roll:
One of those? Oh I'm sure I have one somewhere..

http://www.bearsonthesquare.com
User avatar
The Mad Collector
Member
 
Posts: 10379
Joined: Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:48 am
Location: Ironbridge UK

Postby Doughnut Jimmy » Tue Aug 02, 2011 6:30 am

Sounds like you need the Wee Free Men to help you Mad!
"when the gods made sheep they must've left their brains in their other coat"
User avatar
Doughnut Jimmy
Member
 
Posts: 1472
Joined: Fri Jan 01, 2010 9:51 pm

Postby meerkat » Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:45 am

The Mad Collector wrote:The (55 page) heads of Agreement for buying Bears on the Square
The (46 page) lease for the shop
The equally long lease for the living accomodation
A long list of suppliers contracts and agreements
The P&L and balance sheets

If I never read another heretofor or herinafter it will be too soon :roll:


Sounds like you need a word with Harry King (of the Golden River)! He could give you a few pointers as to contracts and agreements! :lol:
Just a meerkat from The Effing Forest
User avatar
meerkat
Member
 
Posts: 13476
Joined: Sat Jan 16, 2010 6:32 pm
Location: Wilberfoss East Riding Yorkshire

Postby DaveC » Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:48 am

Just finished another Kelley Armstrong, Men of the Otherworld. It chronicles the troubles in a werewolf pack over a few decades. It's the 9th in the series, I've just moved on to the 10th, Living with the Dead.
Adventures of a Film Geek - My Blog

Check out my short film!

"Dude, this thing claims I have mail. Dude, now I'm reading it."
This Is...
User avatar
DaveC
Member
 
Posts: 3818
Joined: Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:35 am
Location: Portishead, UK

Postby BatrickPatrick » Tue Aug 02, 2011 2:28 pm

Gave up on LOTR :(

Now reading Black Oxen by Elizabeth Knox
Fus Ro Dah!
User avatar
BatrickPatrick
Member
 
Posts: 1120
Joined: Thu Jun 03, 2010 7:45 pm
Location: Sweet Transsexual, land of night...

Postby Beautiful Dirt » Tue Aug 02, 2011 2:59 pm

Tonyblack wrote:I've never seen the TV show. Reichs is a consultant on the show, but she doesn't usually write the episodes. The charcters, apart from Temperence Brennen are not in the books, and Tempe herself (in the show) is much younger.

So basically, the TV show is very different.

Terry Pratchett gets a mention in one of the books. :wink:



I remember that :wink:

Is Spider Bones any good Tony? Must add it to the long list of books I need to acquire.
Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard. H. L. Mencken
User avatar
Beautiful Dirt
Member
 
Posts: 547
Joined: Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:47 pm
Location: Hull, Yorkshire (East Riding of)

PreviousNext

Return to Non-Discworld books

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 1 guest