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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The whole part at the end with the song that went "Under the spreading chestnut tree, I sold you and you sold me..." was one of the most depressing and terrifying things that I have ever read.

It was far more depressing than anything in the Thomas Covenant books. With the Chronicles you at least had some hope despite the futility and utter despair felt by the characters. With 1984, there was no hope whatsoever. It's so bad that basically what I got out of it was that a world like that in 1984 is so undesirable that it is much more preferable for humanity to destroy itself than to have to live in such a hellish world order.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't disagree, but that's what made it so powerful to me. It was a horror story. And real life doesn't always have a happy ending. Sometimes (often) the bad guys win.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I don't disagree, but that's what made it so powerful to me. It was a horror story. And real life doesn't always have a happy ending. Sometimes (often) the bad guys win.

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Yup. Besides, I hear life is quite good in Eurasia. I mean Eastasia.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is that the one we've always been at peace with? Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Is that the one we've always been at peace with? Very Happy

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Yup!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:06 pm    Post subject: orst Book Ever Reply with quote

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ewwww Animal Farm .. just disturbing Sad


.. as per your signature quote Skyweir; according to Red Dwarf's Holly - who did in fact read every book ever written - the worst book ever written was 'Football, It's A Funny Old Game', by Kevin Keegan ...
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Similar to 1984, has anyone seen Terry Gilliam's movie "Brazil"? Another real downer.

At least he also made "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen", watch that if you want to be cheered up. Robin Williams, Uma Thurman, and Eric Idle, all in one film!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:18 am    Post subject: Re: orst Book Ever Reply with quote

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Skyweir wrote:
ewwww Animal Farm .. just disturbing Sad


.. as per your signature quote Skyweir; according to Red Dwarf's Holly - who did in fact read every book ever written - the worst book ever written was 'Football, It's A Funny Old Game', by Kevin Keegan ...


LOL

Right you are Sleepless Wink Laughing and I read that in Hollys voice LOL as in the original Holly not the upgrade Wink Razz
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Similar to 1984, has anyone seen Terry Gilliam's movie "Brazil"? Another real downer.

At least he also made "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen", watch that if you want to be cheered up. Robin Williams, Uma Thurman, and Eric Idle, all in one film!


I loved both those flicks.
Brazil had some hysterical shit in it...
And Munchy had some serious down in the hole ingredients...

Y'know what's a really terrible work, and by an author I generally like?????.....
Soul Catcher, by Frank Herbert. Fucking awful.
[[the LEAST-bad thing about it is the cliche Romeo and Juliet ending blob/theme that "this tragic ending will inspire good/change/spiritual growth!". A useful sort of pudding...but you need something, some ingredient to firm up/spice up the sentimental gooeyness. At least Herbert's wasn't the bad-romance desert dish]]

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Been a long time since I read that, (probably in my teens) but don't remember hating it.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good author - horrible book (series in this case)?

Tad Williams --> Shadowmarch

Utterly awful, and he's usually very good (esp Otherland series & Memory, Sorrow, & Thorn series).
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