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Saturday April 16, 2005
04:24 PM

Good movies, bad movies, good books, bad books

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Movies

$ratings{'Battle Royale'}++;
unlink 'Battle Royale 2';
$ratings{'Hero'}++;
$ratings{'The House of Flying Daggers'}**;

Books

$ratings{'Rendezvous with Rama'}**;
$ratings{'Mostly Harmless'}--; # you recognize the style, but the whole "trilogy" got worse with each book...

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  • $ratings{'Mostly Harmless'}--; # you recognize the style, but the whole "trilogy" got worse with each book...

    I can't agree with that. I agree that 'Mostly Harmless' isn't a great book but, in my opinion, the best book in the H2G2 series is 'So Long And Thanks For All The Fish'. It's the only one that really reads like a novel rather than a loosely connected set of sketches.

    Douglas Adams' best book tho' (without a doubt) is 'Last Chance To See'.

    • Well, it took me three months to read this book, while "Rendezvous with Rama" took only a couple of days...

      And I'll tell you... the bit of the book that I liked less was precisely the end :-\

      I think Douglas is a wonderful writer, but my favourite book in the series (trilogy) is the first one, followed right after by "The Restaurant at the end of the Universe".

      YMMV. In fact... it does :-)