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Old 27th Dec 2006, 18:36   #12
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Default Re: Palimplists 2007

43. Also, because following on from Lizzy's Library I'm feeling a bit defensive, I read and reported on 25 feature screenplays on behalf of a film investment company, of which the following is approximately representative:
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0
3 (Each of these could make it up a rung)
7
6
7
2 And WOW, believe me when I say...
A sad indictment of, yadda yadda yadda... I was also script editing a friend's pet project, which has the potential to be a genuine Oscar winner (I do not exaggerate) if he could only pull his head out of it* and get some perspective.
*"Arse" or "Project"? Who knows

18. Regeneration, Pat barker
17. Spook Country, William Gibson
16. Black Dog, Stephen Booth
15. The Road, Cormac McCarthy
14. Don Quixote, Cervantes (current reading, finally to be completed this time, no more excuses, finish the damn thing for crying out loud, you HAVE to...) ...DAMN.
13. Ghosts of Spain, Giles Tremlett

12. Martian Time Slip, Philip K. Dick
11. Schrodinger's Kittens and the Search for Reality, John Gribbin
10. If on a winter's night a traveller, Italo Calvino (perpetually delayed)
09. The Death Of Grass/No Blade Of Grass, John Christopher

08. The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown Big shocker there then.
07. The Forever War, Joe Haldeman

06. Move Under Ground, Nick Mamatas
05. The Third Policeman, Flann O'Brien
hmmm...
04. More Than Human, Theodore Sturgeon
03.
Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell 1/2
02. The Devil In Amber, Mark Gatiss

01. The Dark is Rising Sequence,
Susan Cooper
1.1 Over Sea, Under Stone 1/2
1.2 The Dark is Rising
1/2
1.3 Greenwitch 1/2
1.4 The Grey King

1.5 Silver on the Tree


(Enlightenment is) Key To Understanding:

Literature
Imprinted on my mind
Printed in gold leaf
Page turning
Printed on paper
Self-printed on paper
...and
Toilet-side reading

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