Re: [OT] Suggested Sci-Fi [CLEAN STAMP]
From: Michael Llaneza <maserati@f...>
Date: Fri, 19 May 2000 23:43:12 -0700
Subject: Re: [OT] Suggested Sci-Fi [CLEAN STAMP]
At 12:42 AM -0400 5/20/00, Allan Goodall wrote:
>On Fri, 19 May 2000 15:09:08 -0400, "Rick Rutherford" <Rick@esr.com>
>>I haven't had any problems finding Iain Banks' sci-fi novels here
>>in the USA -- "Player of Games" is excellent (and would be
>>appropriate for any of the members of this list -- heh heh heh...)
>>and "Use of Weapons" is horrific and fascinating.
>No problem here in Canada, either. I haven't read a lot of his, but I
>"Player of Games". His first Culture novel wasn't bad, but this was
>His non-sci-fi books are pretty good, but I'd imagine some on the list
>take offence by a couple of them. *S* "The Crow Road" (essentially
>realism) was made into a pretty good British mini-series.
>Looks like it's time for me to peruse Amazon.uk again...
The Wasp Factory can best be considered as a more extreme "Catrher in
the Rye". It's a terrific psych piece about a warped youth, but oh
my. Maybe a little like South Park, but
not done as a comedy...
Michael Carter Llaneza
Veteran, Bermuda Triangle Expeditionary Force, 1991-1950
Devolution is very real to me.
Whenever I hear the "Odd Couple" theme, I get this image of Dennis
Rodman borrowing Marge Schott's toothbrush.
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