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Old August 30 2013, 08:02 PM   #304
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Re: Dune - The Book and the 1984 film *spoilers for both*

DalekJim wrote: View Post

As for I, Robot I thought about reading it. I looked through it, saw that it doesn't actually follow the story of the movie, and then decided against it.

I'm predisposed against reading "classic" sci fi authors anyway.


I don't like a lot of the style of writing of older sci fi books, or just books in general

Authors like Ray Bradbury, Arthur C. Clarke, Issac Asimov, etc are all authors I'm sure were good for their time but I wouldn't read anything they did unless I had no choice.

I've just never been able to get into most books older than Dune, and even then Dune is pretty old when it comes to books I like. Not as old as the LOTR books obviously, but outside of LOTR and the older Dune books I don't read much older than the 80's, and even then most of my reading is late 80's to present day. Before that, most books just aren't written in a way I like, even if they had premises I might have enjoyed from more modern authors.
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