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21 May 2014
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Annadog40 said

ahdn_paul_06 Jaws?

It's rare(ish) but does happen. Jaws, certainly. The Godfather is another example which comes readily to mind. Very mediocre prose and dialogue in the novel. Coppola (and his cinematographer Gordon Willis) constructed a cinematic masterpiece from its elements.

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'Revolver: How The Beatles Reimagined Rock 'N' Roll' by Robert Rodriguez. I was looking for a book to read so plucked this off my shelf, it is really interesting, informative, well written, and flows really well going by the small amount i've read so far.

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21 May 2014
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Father McCartney said

Annadog40 said

ahdn_paul_06 Jaws?

It's rare(ish) but does happen. Jaws, certainly. The Godfather is another example which comes readily to mind. Very mediocre prose and dialogue in the novel. Coppola (and his cinematographer Gordon Willis) constructed a cinematic masterpiece from its elements.

This I agree with 100% The Godfather was a boring book but the first two films are brilliant! 

 

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21 May 2014
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IveJustSeenAFaceo said
Funny, I just found this thread to post about the exact book ASJ last commented on 3 months ago. I'm almost done with A Game Of Thrones. I'll be taking a break to finish up Pearls Falls Fast (a compilation of my favorite comic strip, Pearls Before Swine) before moving on to A Clash Of Kings. I intend to have the entire A Song Of Ice And Fire series done as fast as I can get through them, which should take not very long seeing as I can't put it down currently.

Wait until you get to Feast mate, Jesus I thought it would never end.

Recommendation: Read Feast and Dance at the same time, they storylines happen during the same period except for Martin's stupid editior's decision- Feast is split into whats going on in the south (King's Landing etc.) whilst Dance is set up in the north and the east.

I am currently reading 'Hurlamaboc' (Commotion) by éilís (I can not make a capital letter with a fada for some reason) Ní Dhuibhne 

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22 May 2014
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Thanks, ASJ. I'll do that. Is there a specific way one should divide up the chapters to get a good balance? 

And I didn't even know The Godfather was a book. So that should tell you enough

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22 May 2014
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Started reading Into The Sky With Diamonds and then got really busy, now I'm done all of that stuff and have time to read again. I'm still only in the beginning, but now that I have time I should be done pretty quickly.

Really interesting, loving it so far!

If I spoke prose you'd all find out, I don't know what I talk about.

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22 May 2014
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IveJustSeenAFaceo said
Thanks, ASJ. I'll do that. Is there a specific way one should divide up the chapters to get a good balance? 

And I didn't even know The Godfather was a book. So that should tell you enough

A site called boiledleather.com has the layout just Google it and it should pop up.

Don't click on it now though as it'll spoil some of the POVs for you! Wait until you've finished Storm of Swords :)

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22 May 2014
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Thanks, ASJ. I'll use that. 

And it is great, Mr. Kite. I enjoyed it a lot.

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I know this is actually disgraceful but I'm still busy reading All These Years. I think I've owned it for half a year now, but I just can't find the time and will to read it. I've started again yesterday, but before that I hadn't been reading it for weeks, so I couldn't really remember what was happening.

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I've read the sum total of All Those Year's introduction. That's it.ahdn_paul_01 I mean to get around to it but never have - probably because i feel i have to so my being says a-hard-days-night-paul-11

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22 May 2014
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ahdn_paul_06 I don't even own the book

she was the sun, burning bright and brittle and,https://youtu.be/52nwiTs7bk8

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meanmistermustard said
I've read the sum total of All Those Year's introduction. That's it.ahdn_paul_01 I mean to get around to it but never have - probably because i feel i have to so my being says a-hard-days-night-paul-11

I'm somewhere on page 300something I think. I kind of have the same feeling, every time I go to bed I think ''Gosh, I should read All Those Years''', but then I'm just too tired or whatever. You know what it is with that book? You really need to sit down with it and focus on it. It's not some novel you read before you go to sleep.

23 May 2014
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I finished A Game Of Thrones last night, I'm 100 pages into A Clash Of Kings now. Can't put it down.

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I recently finished Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. It's a great piece. We were reading it in my ninth grade English class, and we did a whole unit based on the book. I think it's my new favorite novel. To be honest though, I haven't read that many books, as I don't read novels all that often during my free time—only for school really. Regardless, I loved every bit of the novel: the story, the themes, the symbolism, the diction, right down to the somewhat unusual punctuation.

Before we began the book in class, we did papers and presentations relating to the book and the factors that influenced it, such as the author and her life and the conditions that influenced it (e.g., the Great Depression and segregation and prejudice in the Deep South). We worked in groups, and each of us was given a subtopic to write and prepare a presentation about. My subtopic was the effects of the Great Depression. We submitted our papers individually before putting them together into one report. That way, we'd receive a grade for our individual effort. Everybody's paper was returned covered in red ink with corrections and comments; mine was returned with zero corrections and an "impeccable job, Steven" from the teacher. To make it even better, two paragraphs I had to write after we started the book (alone, not related to the group project) both received a 10/10 grade with minimal corrections. And the icing on the cake was the text-based response at the end of the unit: the task was to identify a theme in a section of To Kill a Mockingbird provided by the teacher, and to explain how the author's use of one literary element helps develop that theme. I got back a paper with a score of 100%, and the teacher called me over as I was leaving the classroom at the end of the period just to say how proud she was, saying I was "like a machine" in the way I passed the past few written exams with flying colors.

If I were to say I wasn't trying to brag with my declaring my test grades, to an extent, I'd be lying. a-hard-days-night-paul-10 My main objective, however, was to share what a great book Lee wrote (Do read it if you haven't already.) and to show how quality reading materiel can make assignments easier to do well on and make class so much more enjoyable. ahdn_ringo_09If only all English classes were like that.

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Well done you, AbbeyRoadRage. :-)

Sounds to me like you're terrifically astute. If you haven't already, watch Robert Mulligan's fine film adaptation of TKAMB, arguably the equal of the book, or close to it. It's beautifully shot, scripted, performed (not least by the child actors), and Elmer Bernstein's score is just exquisite.

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Father McCartney said
Well done you, AbbeyRoadRage. :-)

Sounds to me like you're terrifically astute. If you haven't already, watch Robert Mulligan's fine film adaptation of TKAMB, arguably the equal of the book, or close to it. It's beautifully shot, scripted, performed (not least by the child actors), and Elmer Bernstein's score is just exquisite.

Thank you, @Father McCartney.

And I will definitely watch that film. I've heard about Mulligan's version before, but I haven't got around finding and watching it yet. I'm glad to hear it does the book justice. Thanks for the reminder.a-hard-days-night-george-10

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A huge book which I'm supposed to know word to word by next Saturday if I want to pass my Matura.

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ScrambledEggs said
A huge book which I'm supposed to know word to word by next Saturday if I want to pass my Matura.

Preach the word sister!

I've got my summer exams starting next Tuesday and I completely blame this website for making me have little to no study done (I should be grand). 

I honestly do not give a damn about the Mezzogiorno's economical climate, sorry! Or about marketing basics, or a debate about whether old people have an easy life (in Irish nonetheless), or essays about Othello and John Montague (even though I love the latter, Shakespeare is alright especially his films), or about maths in any way, shape or form!

Curse you school, just let me study German in peace!

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Curse you school, just let me study German in peace!

The quote of my life. Good luck, ASJ!

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^ Tell me about it. I would kill to be doing A-Levels than the Leaving Cert but alas different countries 

 

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