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Forum: Film Reviews 14th Aug 2017, 17:19
Replies: 9
Views: 1,858
Posted By Noumenon
Re: War Horse

Plug entirely justified, if you ask me! Sorry I'm not in country or capital, otherwise I'd be there, but if I find that changes I'll definitely take a look.
Forum: Book Reviews 1st Jul 2017, 1:36
Replies: 19
Views: 1,972
Posted By Noumenon
Re: 2017 Palimplist Discussions

Recently polished off more Patrick O'Brian (read the first six A&M books now, they're all great) and Black Wings Has My Angel by Elliot Chaze, with grateful thanks to Ono for the gift.

Allan...
Forum: Book Reviews 27th May 2017, 13:12
Replies: 7
Views: 917
Posted By Noumenon
Re: A Little Life

Thanks for the warning!
Forum: Book Reviews 28th Apr 2017, 11:00
Replies: 7
Views: 917
Posted By Noumenon
Re: A Little Life

I think the Palimp receives a little more passing attention these days (and some of the members will be meeting face-to-face in a few weeks, according to long-standing tradition!), so why not dive in...
Forum: Book Reviews 5th Apr 2017, 22:39
Replies: 19
Views: 1,972
Posted By Noumenon
Re: 2017 Palimplist Discussions

Maybe two stars is a bit mean of me regarding ADitS. I thought A Fire Upon the Deep was outstanding, so part of it is probably raised expectations sticking the boot in. The two Mary Gentle fantasies...
Forum: Book Reviews 2nd Apr 2017, 23:01
Replies: 19
Views: 1,972
Posted By Noumenon
Re: 2017 Palimplist Discussions

It's nice to see some action on the Palimp!

Book list updated (http://palimpsest.org.uk/forum/showpost.php?p=135178&postcount=2), film list updated...
Forum: Film Reviews 2nd Apr 2017, 22:11
Replies: 4
Sticky: Filmlist 2017
Views: 2,008
Posted By Noumenon
Re: Filmlist 2017

34 The Bridge on the River Kwai ****0
I haven't seen this for at least a couple of decades, I'm sure. First time for the g/f, who found all the soldierly behaviour "a bit naive" for the most part,...
Forum: Book Reviews 1st Jan 2017, 12:07
Replies: 12
Views: 3,002
Posted By Noumenon
Re: Palimplists 2017

17 Black Wings Has My Angel, Elliot Chaze ****0
16 The Fortune of War, Patrick O'Brian *****
15 Desolation Island, Patrick O'Brian *****
.....Jerusalem ****0 overall
14 Jerusalem (Part 3), Allan...
Forum: General Chat 19th Oct 2016, 19:55
Replies: 1,121
Views: 74,924
Posted By Noumenon
Re: Happy Birthday to...

There must be something about Gil that keeps bringing me back...

Happy Birthday, venerable gentleman!
Forum: General Chat 17th Sep 2016, 9:12
Replies: 43
Views: 6,079
Posted By Noumenon
Re: Comics

Junkmonkey, my backer awards arrived safe and sound yesterday - congrats!
Forum: General Chat 9th Jul 2016, 18:34
Replies: 43
Views: 6,079
Posted By Noumenon
Re: Comics

I think there may be a way - I'm sure I was able to do so on the KSer I ran. In any case, MY PLEASURE.
Forum: General Chat 4th Jul 2016, 18:07
Replies: 43
Views: 6,079
Posted By Noumenon
Re: Comics

Happy to be your 30th backer, JM!
Forum: Film Reviews 3rd May 2016, 9:06
Replies: 5
Views: 1,306
Posted By Noumenon
Re: Captain America: Civil War

I would be astonished if it improves on any of the first installment movies.

Jennifer Jones is basically a private eye series, good dose of self-loathing, No Costumes. Villain a bit scenery...
Forum: Film Reviews 2nd May 2016, 14:18
Replies: 5
Views: 1,306
Posted By Noumenon
Re: Captain America: Civil War

Sounds about par for the course.

I've enjoyed some of the TV tie ins, the two "darker" ones (Daredevil, and... Errrrrr... Jennifer Jones?) were both a lot better than Agents of Shield. And the...
Forum: Book Reviews 10th Feb 2016, 12:28
Replies: 5
Views: 1,763
Posted By Noumenon
Re: 2016 Palimplist Conversations

I'm going to start it over this year. I'm balanced between a few other "heavy" reads at the moment, though: I'm halfway through part two of The Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe (that's the lightest...
Forum: General Chat 2nd Feb 2016, 15:37
Replies: 43
Views: 6,079
Posted By Noumenon
Re: Comics

I liked your panels in Mythaxis, but I always assumed your were "just" a dabbler. Anyway, your Flickr feed has now entertained me for much of the day. I'd better go and get some work done!
Forum: General Chat 2nd Feb 2016, 9:00
Replies: 43
Views: 6,079
Posted By Noumenon
Re: Comics

Great stuff, JM! Is there dedicated site to point to (aside from Flickr)?

I just signed up to take part in an online course (https://www.kadenze.com/courses/comics-art-in-relationship/info) called...
Forum: Book Reviews 1st Feb 2016, 22:52
Replies: 5
Views: 1,763
Posted By Noumenon
2016 Palimplist Conversations

OKAY, let's get this show on the road, shall we? :-)

I know that it may be many moons before this gets an answer, but: I see that Ang has given Miranda July's The First Bad Man the full five...
Forum: Film Reviews 18th Jan 2016, 13:30
Replies: 5
Sticky: Filmlist 2016
Views: 2,629
Posted By Noumenon
Filmlist 2016

Oh dear. I'm not sure if I'll ever get down what I watched last year. I'll try, when the itch finally becomes unignorable.

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2015 list...
Forum: Book Reviews 18th Jan 2016, 13:29
Replies: 10
Views: 5,576
Posted By Noumenon
Re: Palimplists 2016

40 Acceptance, The Southern Reach #3, Jeff VanderMeer ****0
39 Clockwork Canada, various authors ***00
38 Five Stories High, various authors ***00
37 Magic For Beginners, Kelly Link ***00
36...
Forum: General Chat 15th Sep 2015, 18:22
Replies: 75
Views: 12,892
Posted By Noumenon
Re: The return of Gil and the launch of Mythaxis

I don't recall if I told you, Gil, but The Book of the New Sun arrived in all its glory - thanks very much!
Forum: Politics & Society 7th Jul 2015, 15:45
Replies: 196
Views: 30,056
Posted By Noumenon
Re: Gay Marriage

Nevertheless, congratulations to the US!
Forum: General Chat 3rd Jul 2015, 12:43
Replies: 2
Views: 1,398
Posted By Noumenon
Re: South London, anyone?

If I was there, I'd be there!
Forum: Book Reviews 7th May 2015, 10:08
Replies: 10
Views: 2,578
Posted By Noumenon
Re: 2015 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction

May I be the first to welcome you back after a nearly five year absence!
Forum: Film Reviews 21st Apr 2015, 9:51
Replies: 2
Views: 1,608
Posted By Noumenon
Re: It Follows

I'm wiping away a tear - it's been so long since I've seen a re-post from TKoFYH in these hallowed halls...
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