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    Spook by Mary Roach



    Spook deals with studies pertaining to the afterlife, such as reincarnation, mediums, souls, and what not. I really don't believe in such things, but I find these discussions interesting nonetheless. Roach is generally funny, but at times, she lays it on really thick and misfires.

    Carl Sagan-The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark



    I am quite fond of Sagan's writing style. This book basically discusses the need for science as means to fully address the unknown, such as UFO's, the supernatural, and other strange phenomena that is often accepted blindly. I really enjoyed it and Sagan brings a lot of examples and research in order to shape his arguments.

    Catherynne M. Valente-Deathless



    This was certainly a strange book, but I enjoyed it. It basically takes the Russian legend of The Death of Koschei the Deathless and puts it in a Stalinist Soviet Union context. I think I still need more time to digest some of the stuff in this book.

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    Those Angry Days: Roosevelt, Lindbergh, and America's Fight Over World War II, 1939-1941
    Book by Lynne Olson


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    I actually read this book from start to finish, which is something I've never done....ever. And I only did it because i saw it was a movie.



    And as I sat in the movie theatre for that movie, I saw a preview for another movie, and I picked up the book it's based on:



    A great book.

    I started to read Insurgent, but instead took a break from the series and started this one:



    Still reading this one, and it's freaking great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ecktore View Post
    I actually read this book from start to finish, which is something I've never done....ever. And I only did it because i saw it was a movie.

    I was a little disappointed that they cut the Locke and Demosthenes parts. Otherwise, it was a pretty decent movie adaptation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoyalSubject View Post
    I was a little disappointed that they cut the Locke and Demosthenes parts. Otherwise, it was a pretty decent movie adaptation.
    Yeah, I was rather disappointed with that too. But that's the thing about books being made into movies, they can't fit everything into a 2 hour film.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ecktore View Post
    Yeah, I was rather disappointed with that too. But that's the thing about books being made into movies, they can't fit everything into a 2 hour film.
    True enough. I guess I should be happy that it was a mostly faithful sci-fi book adaptation and not something like the abomination that was Starship Troopers. (though I have to admit liking Starship Troopers as a brainless sci-fi action flick if I purposely forget that it's supposed to be an adaptation of Heinlein's book)

    Speaking of which, if you liked Ender's Game, you might like Starship Troopers too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoyalSubject View Post
    True enough. I guess I should be happy that it was a mostly faithful sci-fi book adaptation and not something like the abomination that was Starship Troopers. (though I have to admit liking Starship Troopers as a brainless sci-fi action flick if I purposely forget that it's supposed to be an adaptation of Heinlein's book)

    Speaking of which, if you liked Ender's Game, you might like Starship Troopers too.
    I had no idea Starship Troopers was a book. I loved the movie, I'll add it my list.
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    Starship Troopers is a fun movie, but yeah, liberties were taken. Casper Van Dien doesn't quite look like a Rico (suave? ), does he?

    Joe Haldeman's The Forever War is also worth reading. It was partly a response the Heinlein's Starship Troopers.
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    Yep. And if you like Starship Troopers, you'll love Heinlein's The Moon is a Harsh Mistress.
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