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Dostoevsky. Crime and Punishment. I read it as a kid, then picked it up again on this trip. (This time son was reading it.) Absolutely rivetting. 

I just finished Infidel (what a brave woman!) and was ready to start on Satanic Verses (S. Rushdie) before I was diverted. Next I just MUST re-read The Brothers Karamazov. Theres a reason this stuff is classical.

What about you? What's in your reading pile?

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Forgot to tell you about "South of Superior".
It wasn't very good, I wouldn't recommend it...

Thank Q, being a regional book, its had a fair amount of publicity in the northern areas of Michigan.

Right now, I'm reading posts on TBD. Quite enjoyable.

So am I, TeeBubbaDee!

Definitely read it Kooner. It was made into the movie Blade Runner years ago.

 

And secure a copy of his The Man In The High Castle, the best SF story ever written on alternate history.

I think Phillip K. dick has probably had more of his books made into movies than any other Sci Fi writer.

 

I have a DVD of "Blade Runner" The most amazing thing is how young Harrison Ford looks. It was one of Darell Hanna's first movies. She plays a really Bad Ass. I also have "Beatlejuice. Alex Baldwin looks like he weighs about 120 lbs. 

Kooner, You need to rent it. One of the Classics.

I don't think that's exactly accurate.  PKD had more of his ideas made into movies than most other sci fi authors.

If you read the books (or, in most cases, short stories), you can see the original gem of an idea or premise, but it's trapped in a badly-written story.

If you watch "Blade Runner", you won't know how "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" ends.  If you watch "Minority Report", you won't know how the story ends.  If you watch "Total Recall", "We Can Remember It For You Wholesale" will still perplex you.

And it doesn't really matter what you do with Ubik.  Good luck with that one.

I read "Catch 22" in 63. I had completed a tour in The US Army, and was at the time in the Air Force. I found it to be the most humorious book that I had ever read. I have read it twice since then. Still think it is the greatest book ever written about the military. In 1995 during a retreat for senior management we were ask to list and talk about a book that had inspired us during our careers. I chose "Catch 22". Since our company was a defense contractor in support of Military Intelligence, my choice raised a few hackles. 

My mission in life is to give Danny O and No. 1 Toolmaker a reason to exist.

Being an "ignorant, bias (retracted)", I have nothing to say.

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