The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick.
Yay! You are quite lucky to read it now, when you are an adult. We read it at school, and it seemed boring to me, - i couldn't finish it. I used to read Thomas Mann instead.Now I'm reading - drumroll please! - War and Peace. Mostly (read: completely) because I went to see Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 and became obsessed. I need context and more of these characters.
Oh there are definitely a few boring parts for me too. Mostly because I don't know war terminology and I can't picture what's going on with any accuracy half the time. But I love the characters, Pierre is so relatable and bizarre. Really ahead of its time where characterization is concerned, given that a lot of stuff from that time period was mostly conceptual (and don't get me started on most 19th century Russian lit - definitely not for me).Yay! You are quite lucky to read it now, when you are an adult. We read it at school, and it seemed boring to me, - i couldn't finish it. I used to read Thomas Mann instead.
Nothing is the wrong order! It's a different experience from book-first but I've done that plenty of times. Go ahead and pick it up, it's a quick read, will pull you right in.I'd like to give that a read after seeing the TV series & loving it (wrong way round, I know.)
I guess the author was trying to make sure that he got across how disastrously risky the rescue plan was.I just read "The Martian" by Andy Weir. I did like it- I thought it was well-written- but for once I liked the movie better, mainly because
in the book, when the Aries 3 mission crew is making plans to go back and rescue Watney, most of the crew has decided they will commit suicide if they are in danger of running out of food, and has elected one member to survive by eating their remains. As I recall, this was not in the movie, although I could have missed it when I had to step out for a bit. One main reason I loved the movie was because it had almost no violence (other than when Mark Watney was injured) and nobody died.
Could that be because you've got too many other things?I did buy a new book recently. Goodbye, Things: On Minimalist Living - Fumio Sasaki. I haven't started it yet.