Mar. 3rd, 2009

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Mar. 3rd, 2009 11:38 am
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Finished: Spin, by Robert Charles Wilson (reread)
Started: Queen of Cadensce, by Karl Schroeder (Book 2 of Virga)

Since this is a reread, I don't really have any extended comments. It was still a very enjoyable book on its reread and the scope of wonder from the concept is still more than well-balanced by the human interactions. It's a bit soured because this time I have in my head the disappointing sequel), which doesn't (to me) really capitalize on the finale very well, but still well worth the reread

Finished: Dune, by Frank Herbert (reread)
Started: Nocturne for a Dangerous Man, by Marc Matz

And Dune... well, what can I say new about it. I've already read it several times, and seen two different adaptations of it (and I still can't believe a third's on the way). I wouldn't say its one of my favorite books, but it is probably one of my favorite _worlds_. I do think any adaption is doomed to only partial success, though, too much of it occurs inside people's heads, something traditionally not easy to do in movies, and when you boil it down to the basic plot it sort of loses something. (I still think my ideal Dune movie would have the script from the miniseries and the actors and overall look of the 80s movie version)

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