- Until I saw the movie I also thought it was a stupid and brainless
action adventure. It surely looks like that when you just see the
trailers. But then I actually saw it and thought it was a very good
satire. It is not exactly subtle, I give you that, but well, that makes
it kinda funny. That it is directly the opposite of Heinlein's views,
well... that only shows that there is always room for surprises in this
world. And I daresay there are enough war movies out there that
transport more conservative militaristic viewpoints. Too many actually.
I am not exactly a fan of propaganda that comes out of Hollywood or any
other movie metropole in the world.
On 1. Oct 2004, at 8:09 Uhr, Paula Lieberman wrote:
> I was revolted by what I saw because it was so utterly -stupid-.
> for a take on the film that's in consonance with my attitude towards
> of the
> bits here and there that I saw of it at a Lunacon.
"Buttercup: We'll never survive.
Westley: Nonsense, you only say that because nobody ever has.
(The Princess Bride)
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- Hello Adrienne,
although it's been a couple of days since you wrote your post about
Anne Bishop's books I nevertheless would like to respond to it:
I can only support your recommendation of her novels! And I'm sorry
that you got such negative reponses to your recommendation. I was a
bit surprised about that, too, as this list is normally very tolerant
and these things (negative responses that is) don't happen very often
(and I've been a member for quite some time). It's true that we DID
have some lively discussions, but nothing more. I hope it stays that
I'm not quite sure how I ended up reading the "The Black Jewels"
trilogy (it might have been a recommendation from this list, but if
it was, it certainly was WITHOUT any details someone thought to be
necessary before one would starting reading them!), but this is one
of the best fantasy trilogies I've ever read (and I'm an avid
reader!) and I'm quite picky about what I like to read. Anne Bishop
created very complex (perhaps with the exceptions of the few bad
women and guys in the books, who were a bit of a sterotype for
someone very, very bad and almost nothing else) characters. Lucivar
will probably be one of my most favourite heroes ever... he's just
Her Tir Alainn series isn't perhaps as good - IMHO - as her Black
Jewels trilogy, but it's a good read!
I'm always interested in getting to know new authors and good books,
though I can never be sure of course, whether I'll like them or not
before having read them.
An example: Someone suggested "The Chosen" by Ricardo Pinto. I took
it to Ireland to read on our vacation there. I read the first 150
pages or so and then put it away - disgustedly! Well, that happens
every now and then! I read the first and second part of "The Tawny
Man" (by Robin Hobb) instead and liked it very much indeed.
So: Please keep on suggesting good books!
> I'll end my post now, which I'm sure I'll get more negative
> but the responses to my original posts were completely unexpectedand I
> needed to give a response.