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SF book meme

I can't help myself...

(from pshtaku:)

What have I read?
These are the 25 most popular scifi books at What Should I Read Next?
I liked it!I didn't like it!I want to read it!
The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy - Douglas Adams
The Hobbit - J. R. R. Tolkien
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - J.K. Rowling
Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
The Lord of the Rings - J. R. R. Tolkien
Neuromancer - William Gibson
American Gods - Neil Gaiman
Snow Crash - Neal Stephenson
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - C.S. Lewis
Dune - Frank Herbert
Good Omens - Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman
Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
The Princess Bride - William Goldman
Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell - Susanna Clarke
Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
Neverwhere - Neil Gaiman
The Eyre Affair - Jasper Fforde
Pattern Recognition - William Gibson
A Game of Thrones - George R.R. Martin
The Diamond Age - Neal Stephenson
Cat's Cradle - Kurt Vonnegut
The Stand - Stephen King
Stranger in a Strange Land - Robert Heinlein
The Colour of Magic - Terry Pratchett
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( 5 comments — Leave a comment )
Apr. 17th, 2006 10:22 pm (UTC)
Pah, it misses at least two vital options: "Didn't read and don't wanna to, either" and "meh."
Apr. 17th, 2006 11:07 pm (UTC)
My problem is that I just don't like Pratchett that much, and JK Rowling puts me to sleep.
Apr. 17th, 2006 11:09 pm (UTC)
They also need a: I haven't read it, don't want to read it category.
Apr. 17th, 2006 11:37 pm (UTC)
I loved the film version of 'The Princess Bride'. Unfortunately, I don't feel that way about William Goldman's 'novelisation'. Perhaps I have an odd edition of the book, but the copy I have is an attempt to novelise the film, interspersed with Goldman's non-amusing anecdotes about how his family reacted to him wanting to write a screenplay of the book, and other aspects of writing film screenplays. It just did not work - anytime something remotely interesting was about to happen, you'd get Goldman coming in with something totally unnecessary.

Again, perhaps I have the wrong book, but the version I have is so unbearably awful that I'd seriously advise against reading it and sticking to the film instead...
Apr. 18th, 2006 12:17 am (UTC)
No, that's the book. It also, IIRC, predates the movie. The interjections are in the movie to an extent as well, when Falk interrupts the narrative to reassure the kid, etc.

Actually, the way you describe it isn't the book, but it is full of Goldman's commentary on the supposed Morgenstern original. Don't recall him talking that much about the screenplay process, but it's 6 months since I read it.
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