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Re: O.k Pint'o

Postby punkin » Sat Jan 02, 2010 6:49 pm

Reading some thick science fantasy trilogy the same as all the other ones. Warlocks knights and kings.....





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Re: O.k Pint'o

Postby mort4 » Sat Jan 02, 2010 8:00 pm

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mort4 wrote:Mud, have you read River of Doubt by Candice Miller? I guess TR wrote his own account of the same journey but I haven't seen it.


Nope. Haven't heard of it. But I'll ask at the library. Sounds interesting.


I think you'll like it. It was quite an adventure.
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Re: O.k Pint'o

Postby Mud » Mon Jan 11, 2010 6:20 pm

James Krenov's The Impractical Cabinetmaker.
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Re: O.k Pint'o

Postby Rebel_Yell » Mon Jan 11, 2010 7:14 pm

Mud wrote:James Krenov's The Impractical Cabinetmaker.

How about a review?
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Re: O.k Pint'o

Postby Mud » Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:50 pm

It's an interesting read. He talks about tools and shop space, wood and wood usage, as best of all his creative process. As the title states, he's not practical. You won't find mass production techniques or shortcuts. You also won't find compromises for the sake of making a dollar. It's about the work as much as the product.
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Re: O.k Pint'o

Postby kiwi » Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:05 pm

If anyone enjoys poking fun at the aussies, 'The last continent' by Terry Pratchet is great. I love his stuff. harmless fantasy world on the surface, very clever satire beneath.

Pinto, I've also just read Dies the Fire and the others, really enjoyed them. Reading the Island in a Sea of Time ones now, guess I should have read them first, but oh well.

Also just re-read Catch 22. Love that book.
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Re: O.k Pint'o

Postby Rebel_Yell » Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:19 pm

Thanks Mud. That sounds interesting to me.
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Re: O.k Pint'o

Postby punkin » Tue Jan 12, 2010 1:32 am

kiwi wrote:If anyone enjoys poking fun at the aussies, 'The last continent' by Terry Pratchet is great. I love his stuff. harmless fantasy world on the surface, very clever satire beneath.

Pinto, I've also just read Dies the Fire and the others, really enjoyed them. Reading the Island in a Sea of Time ones now, guess I should have read them first, but oh well.

Also just re-read Catch 22. Love that book.



Pratchet?

The bloke who invented he world with the turtle swimming through space?


Wasn't Mott the Hoople, musta been someone the thief?





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Re: O.k Pint'o

Postby kiwi » Tue Jan 12, 2010 1:34 am

haha yup he does indeed make fun of you punkin. from wiki:
"It also parodies Australian people and aspects of Australian culture, such as the Crocodile Dundee, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and Mad Max movies, Vegemite, Thongs, cork hats, the Peach Nellie, and the popular Australian songs "Waltzing Matilda" and "Down Under.""
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Re: O.k Pint'o

Postby minime » Tue Jan 12, 2010 6:51 am

Just finished The Book of Negroes author Lawrence Hill.

Fiction, but a tremendous amount of research about the slave trade in the 1700's went into this book. A fabulous read!
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Re: O.k Pint'o

Postby zedzedtop » Tue Jan 12, 2010 3:37 pm

Bet you guys would like Jim Harrison's stories.

Been on a Haruki Murakami and Kenzaburo Oe binge lately. Very dark in a very unique way....
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Re: O.k Pint'o

Postby punkin » Tue Jan 12, 2010 3:45 pm

Nother one i have on my shelf that is in line with the thinkers science fantasy is one the maths buffs would like..

The Celestial Steam Locomotive, by Michael Coney.

An absolute ripper and highly reccomended, might read it again it's been a few years...
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Re: O.k Pint'o

Postby punkin » Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:18 pm

kiwi wrote:haha yup he does indeed make fun of you punkin. from wiki:
"It also parodies Australian people and aspects of Australian culture, such as the Crocodile Dundee, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and Mad Max movies, Vegemite, Thongs, cork hats, the Peach Nellie, and the popular Australian songs "Waltzing Matilda" and "Down Under.""




Just as i suspected, more sour graped, jealous envy from the land of the Long Dark Cloud. :mg:

They just can't stand looking over the pond at God's country knowing they haven't got anywhere flat enough to pitch a tent. :ranting:




It clearly states in the very first line in the book,, thusly;

"Discworld is a world and a mirror of worlds.
This is not a book about Australia. No, it's about somewhere entirely different which just happens to be here and there a bit..... Australian."


Obviously Pratchet is alluding to the Kiwi's penchant for emulation of proper aussies and the book is really poking fun at Aotearoa. :P :P :P
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Re: O.k Pint'o

Postby kiwi » Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:12 pm

punkin wrote:Obviously Pratchet is alluding to the Kiwi's penchant for emulation of proper aussies and the book is really poking fun at Aotearoa. :P :P :P


yup, that's why there are kangaroos :? :doh: :roflmao:

Have you gone and got a copy? It's a good laugh that book, I love the place names, especially Dijabringabeeralong. Also, the university motto in the book is Nullus Anxietas. :lol:
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Re: O.k Pint'o

Postby punkin » Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:48 pm

DjaBringaBeerAlong is pretty popular over here for a house name as in crackatinny etc
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