Friday, December 20, 2013

Friday 5 for December 20: Pages

Merry Christmas. As usual this one comes from Scrivener's Friday 5 site.

1. What book’s pages seemed to fly by as you read them?

The Time Machine by H.G. Wells and LOST MOON by James Lovell - the latter is the true story of the Apollo 13 space flight in 1970.

2. What’s a book you were pretty sure you would dislike but turned out to be great?

Can't think of any since I don't read too many books that I dislike.

3. What book’s main character would you fall in love with if you knew him or her in real life, and why?

Weena from the Eloi in the Time Machine. Naive and vulnerable, her entire race was just fodder for the evil Morlocks. Of course I already had a vision of her since I saw the 1960 movie before I read the book.

4. Who’s the author you’ve read the most books by?

Frank Herbert - 4 of the DUNE books.
Arthur C. Clarke - 3 of the 2001 series books.

5. What’s a really long book you enjoyed?

The original DUNE book by Frank Herbert. Heavy, complex storytelling filled with political intrigue, strange technologies, gigantic creatures, aliens and rebellious people. The spice, the spice, the spice.

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