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Conversation Between Mr Cat Dog and Esper
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  1. Esper
    July 20th, 2012 7:43 AM
    Wait. Was I supposed to tell the truth?
  2. Esper
    July 20th, 2012 7:43 AM
    I'm a Fiona Apple fan.
  3. Mr Cat Dog
    July 20th, 2012 2:45 AM
    Mr Cat Dog
    Please tell me you're a Fiona Apple fan.
  4. Esper
    July 18th, 2012 8:17 AM
    That would be a lot of pictures! I would love to have a book that is all pictures.
    Wait. That would be a comic book.
  5. Mr Cat Dog
    July 18th, 2012 8:03 AM
    Mr Cat Dog
    Wow, 782 pages! That is long. No pictures either, probably...
  6. Esper
    July 18th, 2012 7:56 AM
    Yes, I think you should, but it's a big, long book so not something for a trip to the seashore or anything like that.
  7. Mr Cat Dog
    July 17th, 2012 2:38 PM
    Mr Cat Dog
    After reading a brief thematic synopsis on Wikipedia, I might just check it out! Fantasy normally doesn't do a lot for me, but it would appear that there is a lot to that book... even without the 200+ footnotes! :P
  8. Esper
    July 17th, 2012 11:50 AM
    I do. It's fantasy written in an older style (with footnotes, even) as though it were a piece of fiction out of Jane Austen's time, and it's been a winner with everyone I know who's read it. Which is generally only people who have similar-ish tastes to me, but still.
  9. Mr Cat Dog
    July 17th, 2012 11:38 AM
    Mr Cat Dog
    I've heard of (and seen the cover of) Jonathan Strange but never really thought to pick it up. I'm guessing you like?
  10. Esper
    July 17th, 2012 11:30 AM
    Have you read Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell? It also deals with magicians and it certainly in the for-adults age range. Your description of The Magicians gives me a similar vibe.

    All I remember about Cloud Altas was a drunk man standing outside someone's home so I have no idea how a movie is going to come from that either, but I'm going to keep an eye (or ear) out for news on the movie when it comes out.
  11. Mr Cat Dog
    July 17th, 2012 11:16 AM
    Mr Cat Dog
    Cloud Atlas: I feel like some of the stories worked a lot better than others. In particular, the 'first' and the 'last' stories (I say those in quotation marks due to the book's fluid relationship with time) were the weakest of the lot. Indeed, as it got further into the future, I think it got better. I really liked the changing styles of prose as well as the really different characters that ended up populating the book. I have absolutely no idea how it's going to work as a film adaptation coming out this year (that was actually the main reason I bought the book), but it should be interesting, in any event. Whether it's an interesting masterpiece or an interesting trainwreck will be determined in due course!

    The Magicians: It was sold to me as an adult version of Harry Potter, and while that's a slightly reductive reading, it does have a little bit of truth in it. Having said that, it's much less fantastical than it appears. Indeed, it's much more about the human and emotional connections made by the characters as opposed to the purely magical one. It's not a perfect book by any means (there are some big structural problems that I have with it) but I'd still recommend it.
  12. Esper
    July 17th, 2012 11:08 AM
    What did you think of Cloud Atlas? I tried to read that a while back and never finished.

    Also, since I'm already bombarding you with questions, how was The Magicians? That name has come up for me as a possible new read but I'm always hesitant about fantasy books.
  13. Mr Cat Dog
    July 14th, 2012 4:07 PM
    Mr Cat Dog
    More just rain than anything else. Winters have become surprisingly disappointing in recent years due to the lack of snow.
  14. Esper
    July 14th, 2012 10:13 AM
    I can see the appeal of snow for someone like me, someone who lives where it doesn't ever snow, but it does where you are, right?
  15. Mr Cat Dog
    July 13th, 2012 9:24 AM
    Mr Cat Dog
    I'm sure there are lots more, but SNOW SCULPTURES SNOW SCULPTURES SNOW SCULPTURES!

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