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Re: Books fleeting thoughts

Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:35 pm UTC
by PAstrychef
Nope, in Room the characters are captives, who are not part of the bad guys deeds. They are not used to lure in others, or made to choose life or death for others. It was an ok read, but didn’t use this plot device.

Re: Books fleeting thoughts

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:00 am UTC
by Kewangji
Just finished A Canticle for Leibowitz. Kinda hated it.
Spoiler:
it's a story about civilisation rebuilding after nuclear war, and somehow the exact same power structures as were present in nineteen hundredwhenever materialize in the new world. The heroes of the book are the monks of an abbey for St Leibowitz, who saved books from the old world. It feels to me like the monks also brought all the old world's ills with them into the new world since the new one so perfectly copied the old one.

Re: Books fleeting thoughts

Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:13 pm UTC
by PAstrychef
I’m listening to some of P.D. James’s mysteries, which are set in the late 1990s. Still excellently written, they have taken on a sheen of history-many of them are concerned with the movement of women out of the home and into professions. Indeed, one of them is titled An Unsuitable Job For A Woman. (It’s about a young woman becoming a PI.)
It’s curious how quickly some things age. All of those decades of USA vs USSR Cold War spy thrillers became historical diction almost overnight.

Re: Books fleeting thoughts

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:21 pm UTC
by doogly
Kewangji wrote:Just finished A Canticle for Leibowitz. Kinda hated it.

I quite enjoyed it

Re: Books fleeting thoughts

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:08 pm UTC
by Kewangji
doogly wrote:
Kewangji wrote:Just finished A Canticle for Leibowitz. Kinda hated it.

I quite enjoyed it

I wanted it to be weirder and less Catholic.

Re: Books fleeting thoughts

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:18 pm UTC
by somitomi
Headcanon: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel and The Dog Stars by Peter Heller take place in the same continuity.