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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

I'm Baaack

Good flights, good visit but it is good to be home with a fire going and internet access, LOL. I did log in at the Library when my Mother and Sister went Saturday so I could catch up. Anyway, I read when I fly and will have reviews posted on Lawrence Wright"s "The Looming Tower: Al Qaeda and the Road to 9/11" and Robert Kaplan's "Imperial Grunts" , embedded with our military around the world at the NonCom level, both are must reads for those interested in recent history of the conflicts and efforts we are involved in. Both are excellent writers so they read like great fiction but they aren't. I will put it this way, I like to smoke a cigar when I read so I had to go outside at their house, I was bundled up at midnight in 30 degree weather sitting on the deck reading "The Looming Tower".
I also got to see the "Lord of the Rings " trilogy when TNT ran it this weekend. I admit it I was a Tolkien geek but only got to see the first one on the big screen and was extremely impressed. I played couch potato Sunday and watched it all, again after seeing Fri. and Sat.'s runup, awesome job, just awesome.

7 comments:

Tapline said...

Welcome Back......Hope you left everyone well ! Looks like you caught up on your reading.....stay well....

Goat said...

Hardly Tapline, my reading list is long but these were at the top.

shoprat said...

Now they have announced that they will do the The Hobbit

The Frank Family said...

Welcome back Goat! Shoprat -- what good will that be without Peter Jackson?

Goat said...

I saw that about "The Hobbit", I understand it is a Petr Jackson production. Cool, it can be less dark and they are breaking it into twi parts to tell the story better, it should be awesome. I also saw that a new book has been released, a prequil, heck the "Silmarillion" has been out for years.
On a side note, I saw that a Hollywood is planning on doing Terry Brooks' "Sword of Shannara" trilogy which has huge potential as well.
To bad George Herbert's "Dune" trilogy is still to complex for the theatre, that was one great tale of epic fantasy.

shoprat said...

The Dune Series went too far; the first book was great, the 2nd good, the 3rd OK, the 4th SoSo, and I quit reading about 1/3 through the 5th book and never bothered with the 6th.

Goat said...

I agree with your take on the "Dune" series Shoprat, the first three were very good to great and then they went rapidly downhill.
Peter Jackson should tahe on the Shannara trilogy as well.