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What are you reading?
JustBrad
Trafalgar.

A historical account.
 
One Spare Part
BradPaula wrote:

The Flying Sorcerers: More Comic Tales of Fantasy edited by Peter Haining.

I have one of these comic fantasy collections. They are so brilliant at introducing you to new authors.
"We're in the centre of a mystical convergence here."
 
One Spare Part
Klenotka wrote:

I finally finished one of the "must read", The Shining by Stephen King.
And honestly, I canīt say if a book or movie are better because they both have *their* own things that work. King describes, writes the atmosphere and of course, works well with characters. Kubrick scares with pictures, shadows, sound....two different entities, really.
The book is still as scary as Kingīs book can be. I love his descriptions of dark and evil.

Know what you mean. Film and book must be treated as separate entities. Recently reread the shining after a long gap and - wow! - how brilliant was that book! 1st read as a teen it seemed a straight forward horror novel but reading it as an adult - the nuances! Fantastic!
"We're in the centre of a mystical convergence here."
 
rojkerr1
dr who a-z ,nice artwork, Lesley Standring
 
Travisina
One Spare Part wrote:

Klenotka wrote:

I finally finished one of the "must read", The Shining by Stephen King.
And honestly, I canīt say if a book or movie are better because they both have *their* own things that work. King describes, writes the atmosphere and of course, works well with characters. Kubrick scares with pictures, shadows, sound....two different entities, really.
The book is still as scary as Kingīs book can be. I love his descriptions of dark and evil.

Know what you mean. Film and book must be treated as separate entities. Recently reread the shining after a long gap and - wow! - how brilliant was that book! 1st read as a teen it seemed a straight forward horror novel but reading it as an adult - the nuances! Fantastic!

Read it in my teens - it was only the second King novel I'd read (first was Carrie) and I literally couldn't put it down. Spent every waking moment reading it, and had to sleep with the light on. Finished it in a couple of days, and passed it to my younger brother. "This is a really scary book," I told him. "Yeah, yeah," he said, not believing me. He hoovered it up in under 24 hours, and when he gave it back, he said he was glad he'd finished it while it was still daylight!

I really do think it's King at his best. I wasn't keen on the film - it seemed to be more stalker/slasher than paranormal. There also didn't seem to be any chemistry between the leads - Jack Nicholson was sinister from the outset (those eyebrows!), and there was no sense of him being a decent bloke who loves his wife and kid, but is caught up in evil forces he can't withstand.
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There's no point being grown up if you can't be childish sometimes
 
rojkerr1
Phoenix of Megaron, Space 1999
 
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