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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 21, 2012 4:09:42 PM PDT
G. says:
Hunger Games, book 1?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 21, 2012 4:25:54 PM PDT
I just checked out the top 100 Kindle bestsellers. I had to get to #49 before I found one I'd read (The Help~listened to audiobook. Fabulous!) And it's the only book in the top 100 I've read.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 21, 2012 7:05:33 PM PDT
"@Robin: I have never seen the Frank Langella version. I may need to go check it out? Was it better then the newest with with Gary Oldman (I am a huge Gary Oldman fan; "Immortal Beloved")?"

You can't really compare the two. The Oldman version of Dracula was much more faithful to the book. I didn't actually like Oldman's portrayal of the Count, but I'm not really a fan of his, so that probably flavored my response. Don't get me wrong, I think he's an incredibly talented actor, just not one that appeals to me on some level.

The Langella version of Dracula has to be appreciated for its own sake, because of all the liberties taken with the novel. It's not a great movie, you can objectively list several flaws, yet I still love it all the same. (I suspect my fondness for it is enhanced by the fact that I first saw it in the theater when I was a teenager.) It's definitely at least worth giving a try!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 21, 2012 7:09:14 PM PDT
That's what I think too, G. Did we get it Mr. Mustard? (I didn't look at the list, but the line about kissing finally rang a bell. If we're right, I feel kinda stupid because I just read the book three months ago!)

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 21, 2012 7:33:52 PM PDT
Yes, it's The Hunger games.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 22, 2012 7:18:56 AM PDT
G. says:
Was it a quote from Peeta? It had to have been. I just recently read the series so it is still a bit fresh in my mind.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 22, 2012 7:19:47 AM PDT
G. says:
I may watch it just to see the differences. I have no idea why Robin, but I find Gary Oldman VERY attractive. Weird? Yes ;).

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 7:57:23 AM PDT
I could be mistaken, but I think all of those quotes are from Katniss.

Okay, who's next? Let's see some book quotes!

Posted on Apr 23, 2012 8:19:19 AM PDT
How about this; one of my favorites:
He awoke in almost complete darkness in the midst of a loud continuous noise, which he could not at first identify. It reminded him of something - something he seemed to have heard in a previous existence. It was a prolonged druming noise close above his head. Suddenly his heart gave a great leap.
"Oh, God," he sobbed, "Oh, God! It's rains."

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 8:33:21 AM PDT
Wow. I have no clue on this one.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 8:43:36 AM PDT
I hope someone gets it. It will reaffirm my faith in all mankind. :-)

Posted on Apr 23, 2012 8:44:04 AM PDT
A clue - it's theological, in a sense.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 8:49:44 AM PDT
I haven't read it, but I'll guess Left Behind?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 9:22:43 AM PDT
Oh, no!!! Far, far from it.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 9:34:10 AM PDT
twinny says:
Out of the Silent Planet?

Posted on Apr 23, 2012 9:44:00 AM PDT
Perhaps not read much today, still one of my favorites and I'm going to play with it for awhile.

Quote #2
He knew that there was very little chance of his being able to communicate his new knowledge to man, that unrecorded death in the depth of space would almost certainly be the end of their adventure. But already it had become impossible to think of it as "space." Some moments of cold fear he had; but each time they were shorter and more quickly swallowed up in a sense of awe which made his personal fate seem wholly insignificant.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 10:49:54 AM PDT
I give up.

Posted on Apr 23, 2012 11:13:37 AM PDT
Yes, OUT OF THE SILENT PLANET C. S. Lewis

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 11:18:54 AM PDT
twinny says:
Cool. I had an inkling when you posted the quote, as soon as you said theological my inkle grew. Had to drag it off the bookcase to be sure though. Thanks for that one, really teased the memory banks :)

Posted on Apr 23, 2012 11:19:03 AM PDT
Want to try another? Not a book that stretches brains out of shape, but a book that warms the heart.

He drank it all in, thankfully, his thinning hair lifting in the strong draught that searched these landings at this time of year. Then turning back to the stairhead, he stepped briskly down to ground level, remembering that sixteen days from now the un-natural quiet of the sprawl of buildings would be shattered by the clamour of his enormous family, drawn back to him from what he had come to think of, in his years up here, as the ends of the earth.

Posted on Apr 23, 2012 11:21:35 AM PDT
A great deal of fun to tease those ole' memory banks. Remember when Weston and Devine are escorted to the trial and Ransom doesn't recognize them for a minute because he has been in the company of the Malacandran creatures for so long?
Thanks twinny!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 11:34:45 AM PDT
twinny says:
I don't know this one but the writing sounds like James Hilton.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 11:45:46 AM PDT
twinny says:
Vaguely. It's been a while since I read it. I must admit that when the film Avatar came out I did wonder if the writers had fond memories of this book.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 11:48:22 AM PDT
. . . in the ballpark . . . that's all I'll say for now.

Posted on Apr 23, 2012 5:38:26 PM PDT
Your books are too hard, Norah! :-)
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