Jazzfanz Bookclub

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by JazzGal, May 27, 2010.

  1. Lord Bullingdon

    Lord Bullingdon Well-Known Member

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    Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds(1841) - Charles McKay.
     
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    The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (1797) by Samuel Coleridge. Excellent stuff.
     
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    Here Comes a Candle (1950) - Fredric Brown. A good Halloween Novel! This is way ahead of its time.
     
  4. Gameface

    Gameface I actually REALLY like Gobert! Contributor 2018 Award Winner

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    I've been listening to the audiobooks, so not sure it counts but "The Three Body Problem" by Liu Cixin.

    The author is in China and this was written in Chinese (I'm assuming Mandarin) and translated. It's hard science fiction with a capital H.

    Absolutely life altering.
     
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    The author, Liu Cixin, also wrote The Wandering Earth, which was turned into the biggest Chinese movie ever, and Netflix paid a ton for it in the States. Also, Three Body Problem is being turned into a series on Amazon, at a cost of $1B.

    The translator, Ken Liu (no relation) is also a great writer. His novella The Paper Managerie, is the first work of fiction to win the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy awards. His Dendelion Dynasty series is also brilliant.
     
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    Gameface I actually REALLY like Gobert! Contributor 2018 Award Winner

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    Wow! I hope they do right by this. I can't imagine even trying. $1B sounds like they are going to try. Obviously I will watch whatever comes of it.

    And thanks, I know what my next several audiobooks are going to be!
     
  7. Gameface

    Gameface I actually REALLY like Gobert! Contributor 2018 Award Winner

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    So I downloaded Ken Liu's "Paper Menagerie" and listened to "Good Hunting" and I was like I know this story. So I searched for it and found out it was part of Netflix "Love, Death, Robots" series under the same name. Obviously the written version is better.

    I have honestly been moved by a few of the stories so far in "The Paper Menagerie." Ken Liu is an entirely different writer than Liu Cixin. Both are very powerful, but Ken Liu gets at my emotions much more directly.

    Thank you @gandalfe! Thank you very very much!
     
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    Im reading Ani Di Franco's book No walls and the recurring dream and have been enjoying it thoroughly, was pleased to learn that one of my other favourite artists in Amanda Palmer was involved in the draft process.
     

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