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Forum: Book Reviews 17th Jan 2018, 19:57
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Posted By Noumenon
Re: 2018 Palimplist Discussions

I've not read any of these things! But I am participating in conversation on the Palimp!

I've made a sort of fast-but-slow start to the reading year. My ongoing read is something that I bought a...
Forum: Book Reviews 4th Jan 2018, 0:16
Replies: 6
Views: 137
Posted By Noumenon
Re: Your most recommended read of 2017?

Well here's that Top Ten I mentioned (https://cartesiantheatre.wordpress.com/2017/12/31/my-top-ten-new-reads-of-2017/).

If I had to pick just one, it would be the first of the six Aubrey &...
Forum: Film Reviews 27th Dec 2017, 22:39
Replies: 3
Sticky: Filmlist 2018
Views: 121
Posted By Noumenon
Filmlist 2018

My last one was left half done, I expect the same fate awaits this!

01 White Dog (Fehér isten), 2014 ***00
A strange Hungarian movie, which starts off quite realist but escalates in unusual ways....
Forum: Book Reviews 27th Dec 2017, 22:34
Replies: 9
Views: 230
Posted By Noumenon
Re: Palimplists 2018

01 Fever Dream, Samantha Schweblin (translated by Megan McDowell from "Distancia de rescate") ****0
02 The Chronicles of Master Li and Number Ten Ox, Barry Hughart (in progress)
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Previous...
Forum: Book Reviews 27th Dec 2017, 22:33
Replies: 6
Views: 137
Posted By Noumenon
Re: Your most recommended read of 2017?

My top ten blog-post will appear in a few days, so I'll add it then. Spoiler alert, I kiss some local bottoms... ;-)
Forum: Film Reviews 14th Aug 2017, 17:19
Replies: 9
Views: 1,955
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: 2,165
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: 1,010
Posted By Noumenon
Re: A Little Life

Thanks for the warning!
Forum: Book Reviews 28th Apr 2017, 11:00
Replies: 7
Views: 1,010
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: 2,165
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: 2,165
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: 2,181
Posted By Noumenon
Re: Filmlist 2017

Anomalisa ****0
I backed this on Kickstarter when it was a medium-large short film project, years ago, and never received the promised rewards after it went super-sized and blossomed into a...
Forum: Book Reviews 1st Jan 2017, 12:07
Replies: 12
Views: 3,269
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: 76,105
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: 6,341
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: 6,341
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: 6,341
Posted By Noumenon
Re: Comics

Happy to be your 30th backer, JM!
Forum: Film Reviews 3rd May 2016, 9:06
Replies: 5
Views: 1,400
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: 1,400
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: 1,848
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: 6,341
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: 6,341
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: 1,848
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
Views: 2,789
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: 5,840
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...
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