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Miss Chicken August 25 2013 03:05 AM

The Quiet Earth
 
If any one is interest the book "The Quiet Earth" by Craig Harrison has recently been republished (in July this year) as both a paperback and a Kindle edition. It looks like the paperback version has more or less sold out though there is a copy or two available at Abebooks.

The novel was originally published in 1981 and reprinted in 1986 after the movie of the book came out. Since then it has become a hard to get book with copies selling for several hundred dollars each.

This book has been on my wishlist for years so I just bought a paperback and Kindle edition.

Santa Klaus August 25 2013 04:07 AM

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Cool, I've only seen the movie, which I love... didn't even know it was a book. Opinion here is split on it IIRC, some love and some are bored by its deliberate pacing...

RJDonner&Blitzen August 25 2013 10:22 AM

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I didn't know it was a book either. For some strange reason, I've never gotten around to seeing the movie, though it looks like a real Science Fiction story. I should put both book and DVD in my Shopping Cart.

Herkimer Jitty August 25 2013 12:37 PM

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I recall seeing the film on cable, never gave the book a whirl though. But, since it's on Kindle now, I guess it's as good a time as any.

And.... done :p

JoeZhang August 25 2013 01:20 PM

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Quote:

Miss Chicken wrote: (Post 8553076)
If any one is interest the book "The Quiet Earth" by Craig Harrison has recently been republished (in July this year) as both a paperback and a Kindle edition. It looks like the paperback version has more or less sold out though there is a copy or two available at Abebooks.

The novel was originally published in 1981 and reprinted in 1986 after the movie of the book came out. Since then it has become a hard to get book with copies selling for several hundred dollars each.

This book has been on my wishlist for years so I just bought a paperback and Kindle edition.

The book is quite different from the film, I have a copy of 1986 reprint, it is certainly worth a read.

Rķu rķu, chķu August 25 2013 01:25 PM

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Indeed, isn't it the intent of the book's ending that...

?

I know it doesn't have the punch that the movie's ending does. :)


RJDonner&Blitzen August 25 2013 09:41 PM

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Yeah...


Miss Chicken August 26 2013 12:49 AM

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I am just over 40% through the book and it has been very similar to the movie. However I have just got to the part of the book which the movie starts to diverges from the book


Rķu rķu, chķu August 26 2013 12:52 AM

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Sadly, Bruno Lawrence (who played Hobson in the film) died - of lung cancer, I think - a few years ago. :(

Sir Rhosis August 26 2013 01:06 AM

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One of my top ten SF films. Knew it was based on a novel, but never read it. Will now. Thanks.

Sir Rhosis

Miss Chicken August 26 2013 02:45 AM

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If anyone wants to view the movie, the full version is available on Youtube.


Miss Chicken August 27 2013 07:53 AM

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I have finished reading the book and I really enjoyed it. Like the ending of the movie, the ending of the novel is somewhat ambiguous.


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