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^^^ Back when vampires were scary... LOL I used to be affraid of sci-fi stuff when I was child, the future seemed really scary. Now it's a genre I really like Smile It reminds me I never finished "Do Android Dream Of Electric Sheep?": I went to town last month to get my car fixed and had to wait, so I spent my time reading at the public library Tongue

^^ What's the book about?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote micky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 27 2015 at 18:32
Sci-Fi is what really rocked my boat man as a kid.  Heinlein got me.. but it was Asimov that connected..

still far and away my favorite book series.. ever...  I'd read these.. with the ELO 2 album in the headphones.. and be taken instantaneously away...






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^ I saw some of those the other day but they didn't have the first one. I did bought a book that only had "Dune" written on the cover, but it turns out it's the third one... Portuguese editions FTW Ouch
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Yes, Micky, not only first time reading The Shining as firts time reading Stephen King.

I always give priority to Brazilian writers (with exception of Sartre), when I saw the shining in a bookshop with a great retro cover, I bought it.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote micky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 27 2015 at 18:53
yeah... I actually studied to be a mathematician because of those books.  I was going to be the one to predict the course of history... then get exiled by the President of the United States to some private ocean island with a government stipend and a kick ass stereo system and just count the waves during the day and the stars at night.

oh the dreams of youth....
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Originally posted by GKR GKR wrote:

Yes, Micky, not only first time reading The Shining as firts time reading Stephen King.

I always give priority to Brazilian writers (with exception of Sartre), when I saw the shining in a bookshop with a great retro cover, I bought it.


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you'll love it..fabulous book... then you next should  read The Stand...Clap then likely reread it again to let it the morosely majestic death throes of mankind and civilization  wash over you and also to 'get' the quite interesting 2nd half of the book.


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My father is a great fan of Stephen King. He has "The Stand", which, curiously, the translation in Brazil is "The Dance of Death".

Eventually I'll borrow from him.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote micky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 27 2015 at 19:05
Originally posted by GKR GKR wrote:

My father is a great fan of Stephen King. He has "The Stand", which, curiously, the translation in Brazil is "The Dance of Death".

Eventually I'll borrow from him.


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By the way, if I may suggest an author: people who like 19th centhury literature, search for Machado de Assis. There are english translations for his works, and he is (in my humble opinion) the greater brazilian writer of all times.

And maybe one of the best of the 19th centhury.
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do the translations capture the greatness of the original... in its original language.  I'm not translator.. Raff is.. but depending on the skill and knowledge of the translator.. the greatness can easily be lost. I heard many stories from Raff as she worked on, and alongside many book translations between Italian and English and well..  most translators seem to have very little talent for it.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote GKR Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 27 2015 at 20:13
Oh yes... sadly. And Machado de Assis is known by his great writting. To talk beneath and beyond what is written...

There were recently translations of him, but I dont know of their quality.

Você poderia aprender português, talvez fosse mais fácil.
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Originally posted by Meltdowner Meltdowner wrote:


^^ What's the book about?

For reasons I won't go into, people have to evacuate earth in a not-too-distant future, and the book is about how the lucky survivors survive in space, that kind of thing. It's definitely sci-fi for people who like scientific explanations and at least somewhat realistic situations.
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Originally posted by micky micky wrote:

yeah... I actually studied to be a mathematician because of those books.  I was going to be the one to predict the course of history... then get exiled by the President of the United States to some private ocean island with a government stipend and a kick ass stereo system and just count the waves during the day and the stars at night.

oh the dreams of youth....
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Originally posted by GKR GKR wrote:

Yes, Micky, not only first time reading The Shining as firts time reading Stephen King.

I always give priority to Brazilian writers (with exception of Sartre), when I saw the shining in a bookshop with a great retro cover, I bought it.
Strangely, we never translated the title here, I didn't know you did Tongue

Originally posted by SaltyJon SaltyJon wrote:


For reasons I won't go into, people have to evacuate earth in a not-too-distant future, and the book is about how the lucky survivors survive in space, that kind of thing. It's definitely sci-fi for people who like scientific explanations and at least somewhat realistic situations. 
It sounds interesting, I'll look for it Smile The synopsis reminds me of José Cid's "10.000 Anos Depois..." concept Thumbs Up
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I'm re-reading Don Quixote  at the moment (in English translation!) I enjoyed it the first time, but I'm finding it somewhat hard-going now.
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I highly recommend "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall" by Anne Brontë. She is seriously underrated as the minor Brontë sister, probably because that book was way ahead of its time (about at least a hundred years). She is definitely on par with her more famous sisters Emily and Charlotte. Helen Graham, the main female character, is an absolutely modern woman. For a woman to leave her husband with the kid was absolutely unthinkable in England at the time the book first appeared. A married woman did not have any property at that time (anything she might have owned went into possession of the husband with the marriage); she was almost like a slave to her husband. So that novel must have been incredibly daring at that time it appeared.



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Originally posted by BaldFriede BaldFriede wrote:

I highly recommend "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall" by Anne Brontë. She is seriously underrated as the minor Brontë sister, probably because that book was way ahead of its time (about at least a hundred years). She is definitely on par with her more famous sisters Emily and Charlotte. Helen Graham, the main female character, is an absolutely modern woman. For a woman to leave her husband with the kid was absolutely unthinkable in England at the time the book first appeared. A married woman did not have any property at that time (anything she might have owned went into possession of the husband with the marriage); she was almost like a slave to her husband. So that novel must have been incredibly daring at that time it appeared.




As a matter of fact, at the moment I'm reading Charlotte's book Shirley which is quite well written.
I have the Anne Brontë book at home but haven't read it yet.
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^^^^ Yes Meltdowner, here in Brazil we do translate nearly everything (in terms of titles): books, movies... but not music. Albums and the name of the tracks are mantain. But in Argentina I know that they are translated.

Jethro Tull's With you there to help me became: Con usted para ayudarme.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Meltdowner Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 28 2015 at 14:33
^ We do exactly that, but that one is an exception Tongue It's funny, in Spain they do that too: I bought Kansas' Point of Known Return last year in Spain and it's written in the cover "Incluye 'Polvo en el Viento'" LOL
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Originally posted by micky micky wrote:

Sci-Fi is what really rocked my boat man as a kid.  Heinlein got me.. but it was Asimov that connected..

still far and away my favorite book series.. ever...  I'd read these.. with the ELO 2 album in the headphones.. and be taken instantaneously away...






Any thoughts on Piers Anthony's classic Bio of a Space Tyrant series, Farmer's Riverworld saga or Pohl's fabulous Hechee books?


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