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20 June 2006 @ 09:06 am
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This weekend, the girl and I hit a used bookshop and I scored a Jimi Hendrix bio, a David Bowie bio, and "Lord of Light" by Zelazny (which I've been searching for for ages). I can't wait to read all three, but instead I'm kinda slogging my way through "Rendezvous With Rama."

Clarke's a bit bizzare to me, because he seems to be into sci fi more for the highly methodical descriptions of space travel minutae, rather than the cheap thrills of space monsters, jet packs and ray guns. He's great at it though, so I like him even though he's pretty much the opposite of everything I stand for when it comes to sci fi.

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Listening to: The Velvet Underground - "Stephanie Says"
 
 
 
...wyndebreaker on June 20th, 2006 01:38 pm (UTC)
Rendezvous With Rama was pretty good, but it's a real tease. The entire book builds up to finally finding out the origin and purpose of the object, and the final denouement was a let-down.

So much so that I didn't bother reading the sequels.


ex_thefinn on June 20th, 2006 02:08 pm (UTC)
Lord of Light....
is absolutely fantastic..... Why did I think you'd read that before though ?
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd:  green tikiassmonkeydiary on June 20th, 2006 02:16 pm (UTC)
Re: Lord of Light....
Not sure. Maybe we had talked about how I was looking for a copy?
Chris Haaschrishaas on June 20th, 2006 05:05 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd:  aqua chairassmonkeydiary on June 20th, 2006 05:43 pm (UTC)
Thank you, sir.
Pallaspallasathene8 on June 20th, 2006 05:35 pm (UTC)
Why is she choking that statue? I don't understand this picture...
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: green waitressassmonkeydiary on June 20th, 2006 05:44 pm (UTC)
My gut reaction is that she hates communism. But I'm not certain why I'm assuming that the statue is a communist.
Pallaspallasathene8 on June 20th, 2006 06:21 pm (UTC)
Is it? The plane in the background was giving me the cue it was a statue of a famous aviator. Aviator/communist, maybe?
ghibli_geek on June 20th, 2006 07:41 pm (UTC)
It's the moustache. That moustache says communism to me.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: library: Fraternity of Shameassmonkeydiary on June 20th, 2006 08:07 pm (UTC)
It really is a communist mustache, isn't it? It would interesting to grow one as an experiment...
Joe Camelpoppinfresh666 on June 21st, 2006 02:38 am (UTC)
I've only read the Corwin stories of the Chronicles of Amber, but Zelazny is a pretty fun writer. I was advised against reading Merlin's stories, but I may do so anyhow someday.

If you ever venture into tabletop roleplaying, the diceless Amber game is great fun (though out of print) if you enjoyed the setting and characters of Amber.
(Anonymous) on July 16th, 2006 05:29 pm (UTC)
my physical trainer said
that the gluts were attatached to the biceps. But a picture is always better...........much better.