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Eel

Yes, it takes a really long time setting up before the climax.

But when it starts... I doesn't stop hah.

On an unrelated note, I had the hardest time picturing the kids different from the movies... The girl, specially. She's like... The one the movie changed the most (and tbh it was for the better).

It's also funny how they basically reused their basic storyline for Jurassic World's kids.

Annoying little sibling? Check.
Parents divorcing? Check.
Relative has a high rank at the park? Check.
Relative ditches them with a nanny (who isn't a nanny and doesn't want to be there) asap? Check.
Nanny gets eaten because why not? Oh you bet.

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Eel

Well yeah, in the movies they toned down the annoying factor, because they need the hero characters to be all-around likable and useful in their own way.

Imagine if they had used the bad luck factory that was Book!Lex.

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RR529

Started up on Okinawa: the Last Battle of World War II (non-fiction) by Robert Leckie.

Not too far into it yet. He's just explained why the American Pacific Fleet Admirals chose to invade Okinawa instead of Saipan (Taiwan), and how much of a natural fortress the island was.

Back to the Jurassic Park talk, yeah, I was surprised to see they had switched the kids' ages around in the film. I guess it didn't really matter which way it was to me, but it did make a little bit more sense in the book. Tim was all around geeky, so while he was mostly dinosaur minded, it made some sense that he'd be versed in computer systems. While Lex was more sports minded in the book, so they pretty much had her squeeze in "oh, by the way, I'm a hacker" shortly before they arrived back at the main compound in the film (and yes, I know that's not the exact quote).

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Eel

From what I heard, and related to what I said in my previous post, the age switch and move of the "computer geek" trait from Tim to Lex was made to make her character have... Redeemable qualities.

Heh.

Tim stayed dinosaur minded, because it would make sense for a young kid to be so into dinosaurs. I guess.

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shaneoh

Well that's the Thrawn Trilogy over with, I had read it, but it didn't hurt to do so again. Now I have to decide on what to read next, I've got several game novels, an almost complete Pratchett collection that I'd have no qualms with rereading, plenty more star wars books, The Wheel of Time series.... decisions, decisions.

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RR529

Went to one of the thrift shops in town, but unfortunately it looks like they've hiked their book prices since I was last in ($2.50 for Softcover, $5.00 for Hardcover), they used to be only 50¢ for Softcover & $1.00 for Hardcover, I believe. I only had about $2 in change on me, so it sucks they didn't have their old prices (had they, I would have picked up George R.R. Martin's A Game of Thrones in Softcover, & Tom Clancy's The Bear and the Dragon in Hardcover).

There's still one other thrift store I used to check out, so I'll try there next time. They don't have nearly as large of a collection from what I remember, but hopefully they're less expensive.

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Eel

The Resident Evil novels are currently super cheap on the Play Store... So I kind of went overboard and bought all the ones directly based on the games.

So that's Zero Hour (0), The Umbrella Conspiracy (1), City of the Dead (2), Nemesis, and Code Veronica.

Well, now I have 5 new books to read. It would've been so much better on actual paper.... But hey it was cheap.

Though now I kinda want to buy the other two original stories too... Ugh.

Edit: I have no willpower. +2.

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RR529

Just finished up Let Them Eat Dirt: Saving Your Child From an Oversanitized World (Non-Fiction) by B. Brett Finlay, PHD and Marie-Claire Arrieta, PHD.

It was something I was requested to read due to some of my germaphobic tendencies, but I didn't really find it applicable to my personal case.

While it could be interesting (though a dry read), it was more about how oversanitized the average western lifestyle in general is (especially with our reliance on antibiotics, even in our food sources), how that lifestyle is damaging the range of microbes that would normally live within us, how the absence of those microbes is starting to be linked to the rise of chronic "western lifestyle" diseases like Asthma, Autism, & Obesity, and how scientists are trying to find ways to restore the natural balance of microbes in our system in a way where we can continue to combat infectious diseases that we've nearly eradicated with antibiotics, while also preventing us from getting those chronic diseases.

It mentioned how our microbial makeup is defined early in life, so most of the hypothesized solutions focused on how to encourage the cultivation of a wide variety of good microbes in pregnant women & the first few years of a child's life.

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Eel

I had heard about that. How over protecting children from dirt and germs is actually bad for their long term health.

Abusing antibiotics is always bad though (as your body develops resistance to them), child or not, they should be reserved for only the important cases.


Just to add to my book buying spree, I used the chance when I preordered Pokemon Moon and added The Lost World (Jurassic Park sequel) to get it with free shipping. I should be getting it next week.

I'm halfway through the first Resident Evil book (I only read it occasionally) and its been very enjoyable. I even felt like playing the game on the DS again, and beat Chris' scenario for the first time.

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Eel

Jurassic Park? Real book. Pocket version.

About Resident Evil, They were super cheap on Google's play store a while ago.

I bought all seven.

Of course, I would prefer to have them as real books.

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Luna_110

I'm reading the Dresden Files series, I've read up until book 2 - need to get the rest off amazon soon.

Nice series, love the police and detective part plus magic. And the main character's sarcasm does make the narrative more engaging, at least for me.

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Tyranexx

Pikmin22 wrote:

Paper books are always better : P

THIS. Gives Pikmin22 a cookie

I've recently started reading The Lost Boy, which is a real account of someone's experience in the foster care system. It's a sequel to A Child Called It, which detailed the abuse the author suffered at the hands of his mother.

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RR529

@gizmoto, I have a Tom Clancy's End War book like that (where despite being based on a series with his name attached to it, it's written by someone else).

It wasn't as deep as an actual Tom Clancy novel (or at least the one I've read), however, it was still quite good (thinking about re-reading it, actually).

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Eel

Can you imagine a movie based on the book, written by another person?

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon The Movie.
Written by Guy McPerson, based on the book by David Michaels, based on the video game by Tom Clancy.

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Ryu_Niiyama

Yay a book thread! Currently reading:

Kyudo: The essence and practice of japanese archery
Atlas Shrugged
Bushido: the soul of Japan

Bushido is going to take a bit because I'm also translating it from Japanese. Just for fun/training. And I while I can read and understand Japanese I am not 100% fluent. I did get the Zelda manga but I only bought it to draw from. As I don't like to handle my Japanese copies very much because they are harder to get.

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Eel

Yay! My copy of The Lost World just arrived.

It's so shiny and new. I'm kind of afraid of reading it.

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ianl579

@Tyranexx I recently read A Child Called It. A very interesting (and disturbing) read.

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Tyranexx

@LegendOfPokemon: Agreed on both counts. A lot of what was done was pretty extreme, I'm glad he was removed from the situation.

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RR529

It's been a long time coming, but I finally finished Okinawa: the Last Battle of World War II (Non-Fiction) by Robert Leckie. I had put it on the backburner because I had ran into an exceptionally long chapter (I don't like to stop in the middle of a chapter, but this one was long enough that it was a possibility), and further because I had to read Let Them Eat Dirt.

As for the book itself, it was interesting, but I feel that you'd get the most out of it if you're already very knowledgeable of military history.

The author seems intensely passionate about the subject (a veteran of the Pacific theater, of this battle in particular I believe), which is good, but resulted in the book being an information overload. He frequently veered off of the main topic with anecdotes about heroic deeds individuals accomplished during the battle (as well as deeds in OTHER battles by officers, on both sides, who were involved). While they were often interesting, there were so many names flying around that I don't remember 95% of them. Also, Okinawa was an exceedingly complex battleground in it's layout, and while he does a fantastic job of detailing the efforts of the Marines who took every little hill, nook, & cranny, there was so much going on I had my head twisted in a knot trying to picture it all without a single map of the battlefield for reference (I'm surprised it lacked this, TBH).

In summary, it was an interesting read, but I think it would have been better served if it had stayed a bit more on course with the main topic, and had it featured a map of the battlefield for reference.

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