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Reads to Reels: 2001 A Space Odyssey

 “You can tell who read the book (2001) before they watched the movie”, said a friend of mine, because they’re the only ones in the theater who aren’t asking, ‘What was THAT?’” at its end.   2001: A Space Odyssey is one of the … Continue reading

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Reads to Reels: The Last Kingdom

Bernard Cornwell’s Saxon Stories series begins with a young boy losing his father and brother to a Viking raid.  Incensed, the child attacks them on his own – and as amuses the lord leading the invasion that he adopts the … Continue reading

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Reads to Reels: The Martian

It has been seven weeks since I ran out of ketchup.  Last week I stopped at Books-A-Million while waiting for the 3:00 showing of The Martian, and thought of purchasing a shirt — “THE BOOK WAS BETTER THAN THE MOVIE” … Continue reading

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Reads to Reels: Starship Troopers

C’mon, you apes ! You wanna live forever?             Robert Heinlein’s Starship Troopers combined intelligent speculation about the future of space warfare and controversial if thoughtful political philosophy; Paul Verhoeven’s Starship Troopers does not. The dramatization … Continue reading

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Reads to Reels: Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice has been subjected to several dramatizations, but the 2005 movie starring Kiera Knightly is my first.  I only finished the book a day or two before watching the movie, and indeed looked for the movie because I wanted … Continue reading

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Reeds to Reals: The Hunger Games (No Spoilers)

In the not-too-distant future, civilization as we know it is long-vanished, replaced by a sprawling empire centered on North America that murders children for sport. To punish its twelve constituent districts for past rebellion, the government  of Capitol forces them … Continue reading

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Reads into Reels: Timeline

Book Review Chris is a twenty-something guy with the hots for Kate, an archaeology student who is studying under Chris’s dad, The Professor. But smitten as she is by the world of medieval France, Kate won’t give Chris the time of day. … Continue reading

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