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His Dark Materials

Discussion in 'off topic' started by peterm, Nov 3, 2019.

  1. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

    Part of the problem for me is that I read shedloads of sci-fi in my early-mid teens and if I try to read it now, it feels like a genre I've grown out of. I thought it was mildly ridiculous when people on my MA course raved on about Harry Potter. It's like I was still raving on about the Jennings books in my early 20s. (They are jolly good, though).
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  2. Joe P

    Joe P certified Buffologist / mod



  3. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

    I'm not trying to stop anyone else reading the stuff. They can even watch rugby union if they like.
  4. Rockmeister

    Rockmeister pfm Member

    not this year...not for a while.
  5. vuk

    vuk \o/ choose anarchy

    making stuff up is OK, as long as it's plausible. supernatural is for kids -- although,, even as a kid, i didn't like it: would always be asking parents/adults if X or Y really existed (one i recall distinctly was a dragon).
  6. Weekender

    Weekender pfm Member

    Sauron's all-seeing eye would have spotted them.
    If I had a pound for every time...
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  7. stephen bennett

    stephen bennett Mr Enigma

    Not the band obvs. They’d still be locked in a hotel somewhere.

  8. stephen bennett

    stephen bennett Mr Enigma

    Chaffinches then. Or sparrows.

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  9. tones

    tones Tones deaf

    There you have me - my knowledge of Hannity doesn't go much beyond the fact that such a person exists. I have only heard him in excerpts of The Daily Show, where Jon Stewart delighted in showing what a humbug he was.
  10. vuk

    vuk \o/ choose anarchy

    OK, you don't really know hannity, but you've surely not missed the incessant right-wing bashing of hollywood's promotion of anti-american, san francisco values over the past 2 decades?
  11. Spike

    Spike pfm Member

  12. eisenach

    eisenach Thüringen

    Just watched it. I read the books years ago. I thought it was brilliant, though I wish my memory were better!

  13. Spike

    Spike pfm Member

    I have to admit I love His Dark Materials. This is an excellent adaptation. Anything about killing god can’t be a bad thing.
  14. tqineil

    tqineil pfm Member

    Nah, that could never have happened... you need to read the Silmarillion and all the other stuff to understand why
  15. stephen bennett

    stephen bennett Mr Enigma

    I could barely get through all the stuff about furry feet and pipes in LOTR.

    And the awful poetry.

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  16. sm1907

    sm1907 pfm Member

    No TARDIS but otherwise reminded me of Dr Who
  17. Thorn

    Thorn pfm Member

    I persevered with the books, though I found them rather boring and very pretentious.They're somewhere on my bookshelf, but I've no desire to revisit them.
  18. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr pfm Member

    Are you talking about HDM, or LoTR?
  19. Thorn

    Thorn pfm Member

    What the thread is about, or was when it started. HDM. I always enjoyed LoTR till the films ruined it. For those who can't get into LoTR I always suggest starting at page 100.
  20. ff1d1l

    ff1d1l pfm Member

    Do you suggest a finishing page also?
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