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Forum: General Chat 8th Jul 2004, 8:59
Replies: 15
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Gil--thanks for the visuals on your F:F:F site! ...

Gil--thanks for the visuals on your F:F:F site! I had come across it on Google a while back (after my first reading of PR) but never made the connection. Bravo!

wshaw--I feel your pain. Took me...
Forum: General Chat 5th Jul 2004, 18:43
Replies: 15
Views: 2,015
Posted By columbianus Rex
Apophenia, anyone?

After an excessively long hiatus, I've returned. To kick off my reintegration into the Palimpsest community:

Just finished William Gibson's Pattern Recognition for the second time, and now I'm...
Forum: Features 7th Sep 2003, 7:56
Replies: 28
Views: 4,358
Posted By columbianus Rex
Then black. Then silent. Then sleep. ...

Then black. Then silent.

Then sleep.

He stirred, his body moving towards wakefulness before his mind could catch up; it took a few seconds before conscious thoughts began to form.

How...
Forum: The Book Group Discussions 1st Sep 2003, 18:30
Replies: 3
Views: 2,978
Posted By columbianus Rex
Book 4: THE GOD OF SMALL THINGS by Arundhati Roy

Sorry for the delay! The next book is The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy. Ready, go!
Forum: Book Reviews 21st Aug 2003, 20:18
Replies: 45
Views: 5,984
Posted By columbianus Rex
Don DeLillo Must Be Stopped

DeLillo's Cosmopolis is a horrible blight on mankind. His so-called style offends me to the depths of my soul, for it warps the English language to an reprehensible degree. But more atrocious than...
Forum: General Chat 21st Aug 2003, 19:28
Replies: 21
Views: 2,650
Posted By columbianus Rex
Much thanks for that detailed critique, amner;...

Much thanks for that detailed critique, amner; you've put my mind to rest.
Forum: General Chat 20th Aug 2003, 16:44
Replies: 4
Views: 1,443
Posted By columbianus Rex
Do I ever! :mrgreen:

Do I ever! :mrgreen:
Forum: General Chat 17th Aug 2003, 23:20
Replies: 21
Views: 2,650
Posted By columbianus Rex
Forgive me if I'm making an unnecessary fuss over...

Forgive me if I'm making an unnecessary fuss over this, but I still can't understand why Hannibal receives such a lashing from the folks in this thread. I'm not defending Harris, mind you, but I...
Forum: General Chat 14th Aug 2003, 7:21
Replies: 21
Views: 2,650
Posted By columbianus Rex
Why Wavid Hates Hannibal

I'm curious, Wavid, as to why you despise Thomas Harris' Hannibal. You briefly mentioned a few reasons--"implausible plotlines, characterisations straight from the music-hall"--in "Forum 101" but I...
Forum: Book Reviews 13th Aug 2003, 19:16
Replies: 12
Views: 4,868
Posted By columbianus Rex
Joseph Conrad

My literary appetite was aroused by The Man Who Was Thursday, and demanded a similar fare afterwards--another book about the struggle between anarchists and the police. The introductory author of my...
Forum: The Book Group Discussions 13th Aug 2003, 18:33
Replies: 26
Views: 5,774
Posted By columbianus Rex
Hazelweller, I was aware of Gaiman's previous...

Hazelweller, I was aware of Gaiman's previous books, I just hadn't read them yet. So American Gods will be my first exposure to his non-comic book work; hence my desire to see what differences exist...
Forum: Palimpton Crescent 9th Aug 2003, 19:06
Replies: 130
Views: 22,189
Posted By columbianus Rex
Why, thank you, joy! I'm quite flattered. Other...

Why, thank you, joy! I'm quite flattered. Other than school work, like research papers and essays, I don't often allow my writing to be read by others. Receiving feedback for a lil' 50-word story...
Forum: General Chat 8th Aug 2003, 22:56
Replies: 184
Views: 18,638
Posted By columbianus Rex
:evil: One book: Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand I...

:evil: One book: Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
I know I've flogged this one to death, but this book aroused such vehemence and hatred within me that I've not yet recovered from the experience. A...
Forum: The Book Group Discussions 6th Aug 2003, 16:58
Replies: 22
Views: 18,274
Posted By columbianus Rex
My interpretation is only slightly different from...

My interpretation is only slightly different from yours, amner. Rather than 'rationality versus nature', I am tempted to consider the theme as 'Christianity versus anarchism' (or nihilism, I...
Forum: The Book Group Discussions 6th Aug 2003, 5:31
Replies: 22
Views: 18,274
Posted By columbianus Rex
I'm sorry, but I just have to share another...

I'm sorry, but I just have to share another hilarious passage!

Syme:
"I shall approach. Before taking off his hat, I shall take off my own. I shall say, 'The Marquis de Saint Eustache, I...
Forum: The Book Group Discussions 4th Aug 2003, 16:51
Replies: 22
Views: 18,274
Posted By columbianus Rex
I hear ya, Notty. Chesterton's "anarchists" are...

I hear ya, Notty. Chesterton's "anarchists" are indeed nihilists; consider, for example, Gregory's explanation to Syme:

Nihilism (or at least one interpretation of it) stresses the need to...
Forum: The Book Group Discussions 4th Aug 2003, 16:20
Replies: 26
Views: 5,774
Posted By columbianus Rex
I concur, bloodpixie. I loved Gaiman's Sandman...

I concur, bloodpixie. I loved Gaiman's Sandman series, and I'm interested to see how well he made the transition from comics to novels.
Forum: The Book Group Discussions 1st Aug 2003, 17:45
Replies: 22
Views: 18,274
Posted By columbianus Rex
I, for one, rather enjoyed the book. There were...

I, for one, rather enjoyed the book. There were numerous passages that I thoroughly loved, for example:

And:


In fact, the whole exchange following that quotation made me chuckle in glee. ...
Forum: The Book Group Discussions 27th Jul 2003, 6:43
Replies: 35
Views: 6,609
Posted By columbianus Rex
This is all well and good, but for God's sake,...

This is all well and good, but for God's sake, has anyone discovered the meaning of my edition's cover?!

I can't sleep at night because of this!
Forum: General Chat 21st Jul 2003, 16:21
Replies: 47
Views: 4,742
Posted By columbianus Rex
I've settled on The Secret Agent by Joseph...

I've settled on The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad.

I loved the whole conspiratorial feel of The Man Who Was Thursday, and I've heard that Conrad's book follows a similar theme (it was, after...
Forum: Film Reviews 20th Jul 2003, 9:09
Replies: 4
Views: 1,817
Posted By columbianus Rex
T3: Rise of the Machines

Well, I finally saw it.

And by God, if it wasn't everything I'd expected it to be! It was packed with gratuitous amounts of explosions, gunplay, car chases, and Arnold. Was it more or less a...
Forum: The Book Group Discussions 20th Jul 2003, 8:52
Replies: 35
Views: 6,609
Posted By columbianus Rex
Finished as well. I can't wait for August 1st;...

Finished as well. I can't wait for August 1st; I'm as giddy as a school girl hopped up on Altoids!
Forum: The Book Group Discussions 19th Jul 2003, 3:09
Replies: 35
Views: 6,609
Posted By columbianus Rex
Welcome, CatKin! I completely agree with your...

Welcome, CatKin! I completely agree with your assessment of that photo--there is a certain eerie, secret-society-ish sense about it.

In addition to amazon.com, I managed to find the cover at the...
Forum: Palimpton Crescent 18th Jul 2003, 19:04
Replies: 130
Views: 22,189
Posted By columbianus Rex
“And HQ said this would be easy,” Hollister...

“And HQ said this would be easy,” Hollister complained from the gunner’s seat.

MacIntyre ignored him, struggling with the flight controls. Hollister glanced back at the micro-nuke’s...
Forum: The Book Group Discussions 18th Jul 2003, 7:00
Replies: 35
Views: 6,609
Posted By columbianus Rex
I just bought the "Modern Library Classics"...

I just bought the "Modern Library Classics" version of TMWWT, and on the cover is a rather peculiar picture taken by the Brown Brothers. It depicts a small cadre of men, dressed in late 19th-early...
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