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Post by Untamed Reign on Wed May 20, 2009 4:25 pm

ReconToaster wrote:
Untamed Reign wrote:I'm in if Da Vinci Code is picked.

Don't declare that you're in if you don't intend to read WHATEVER gets chosen. That basically means that you'll be in for one round and leave after we read (if we read) Da Vinci Code. I WANT DEDICATION!

Woww. . .

If you read my earlier post you would know that I was already planning on getting the Da Vinci Code before you even made this thread. Regardless of what book you guys vote I am going to get the Da Vinci Code, but if Da Vinci Code so happens to be picked then I will enter into the discussion.

After that I will buy Angels and Demons and once i've read those 2, I will start buying whatever is voted here.


Seriously, you can't expect people to be "dedicated" to a friggen internet book club on a book or genre they might not even like.

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Post by Cheese on Wed May 20, 2009 4:30 pm

Sure you can. That's why he's asking people to sign up.

I've always seen the Da Vinchi Code as a sort of Scooby Doo of books... So... well I'll read it... but ehhh...

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Post by Untamed Reign on Wed May 20, 2009 4:44 pm

Cheese wrote:Sure you can. That's why he's asking people to sign up.

I've always seen the Da Vinchi Code as a sort of Scooby Doo of books... So... well I'll read it... but ehhh...

I will sign up but if the majority of people pick a genre or a book that I really dislike then I will have to sit out a round.

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Post by Rasq'uire'laskar on Wed May 20, 2009 5:20 pm

I'm in, regardless of selected book.

I have read Dune, Starship Troopers, Sphere, Prey, and 2001: A Space Odyssey*.

I would LOVE to reread Dune again, so that's what I voted for.

*If we read the book, we HAVE to see the movie.
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Post by Toaster on Wed May 20, 2009 5:44 pm

Ok, cool Rasq. I thought you'd be interested.

What did you think of Prey by the way?

jeez, 3 way tie.
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Post by Rasq'uire'laskar on Wed May 20, 2009 6:01 pm

I thought it was one of Crichton's better books. I preferred the Jurrassic Park movies to the books (Better characterization, IMO)

It was fairly intelligent and, as usual with Crichton books, it was a warning against the potential abuses of future tech. But, towards the end... I kept wondering if it was really possible for nanotech machines to do that stuff to people. Not just the mind control, but the radical body transform near the end. Second to last chapter, I believe.

My favorite part was how the machines were assuming the hunting characteristics of predators. Made for a white-knuckled read.
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Post by Toaster on Wed May 20, 2009 6:08 pm

Yeah. I REALLY liked it. It was definitely his most intense, gripping book for me. I found myself to be feeling about the same as you described about the end though. It was a bit far-fetched... and REALLY weird.

I'll have to disagree with you about the movie though. I do LOVE the movie. I saw the movie long before I read the book, so when I was reading Jurassic Park, for example, I pictured Ian Malcolm as Jeff Goldblum.

The only problem I have with the movie is the switching of the ages of Tim and Lexi. Tim being older than his sister, in the book, allowed for a whole different dynamic between the two. Lexi was the innocent little girl, and Timmy was the mature older brother who looked out for and took care of her. When they switched the roles in the movie, they made Lexi as squeamish as she was in the book, while making her a more 'mature' age, which really just butchered the character. Still, I do love the kid who played Timmy. He's was a good young actor.

I also don't really like the way they made it so that Allen Grant 'hates children' in the movie, when in the book, he openly expresses how much he loves kids, and wants to have them some day.

Nice spoilers for Prey by the way Razz It's okay, it wasn't going to get selected anyways.


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Post by BBJynne on Wed May 20, 2009 6:11 pm

THE MACHINES, THEY ARE IN MY HOUSE.... PINCHING MY BABIES!!!

that part was weird

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Post by Cheese on Wed May 20, 2009 6:14 pm

Rasq'uire'laskar wrote:I thought it was one of Crichton's better books. I preferred the Jurrassic Park movies to the books (Better characterization, IMO)

It was fairly intelligent and, as usual with Crichton books, it was a warning against the potential abuses of future tech. But, towards the end... I kept wondering if it was really possible for nanotech machines to do that stuff to people. Not just the mind control, but the radical body transform near the end. Second to last chapter, I believe.

My favorite part was how the machines were assuming the hunting characteristics of predators. Made for a white-knuckled read.

Yeah I thought the same but in a more detrimental kind of way. It had more of a corny action, B-Movie feel to it imo. But I really did love the stuff about the PredPrey Program.

As for Tim from the movie, Toaster - I loved that kid Very Happy I was pretty much him at that age - which is the same(ish) age I watched the film. Don't really remember.

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Post by Toaster on Wed May 20, 2009 6:32 pm

I was like him too... except I was obsessed with volcanoes, not Dinosaurs. Cool
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Post by Toaster on Thu May 21, 2009 12:57 am

Locking thread..... will re-open a new one later today.

Vote changing will be availabe. PLEASE don't vote unless you are dedicated. Thankyou
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Post by KrAzY on Thu May 21, 2009 12:59 am

locked on request of toast
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