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On Blue's Waters: Volume One of 'The Book of the Short Sun' (Book of the Short Sun #01) by Gene Wolfe
On Blue's Waters: Volume One of 'The Book of the Short Sun' (Book of the Short Sun #01)

blake.peterson, April 16, 2007

Three days after finishing this book I realized that it was probably the greatest book I'd ever read. It's that good. Gene Wolfe is probably the greatest living writer of the English language. This book is the first of three in a series that continues his long running science-fantasy saga that meditates on identity, spirituality and human value. A masterpiece from a master.
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Which Lie Did I Tell?: More Adventures in the Screen Trade by William Goldman
Which Lie Did I Tell?: More Adventures in the Screen Trade

blake.peterson, April 9, 2007

Part 2 of Goldman's impromptu screenwriting class. If anything it surpasses the original Adventures in the Screen Trade.
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Star Wars Episode I the Phantom Menace Illustrated Screenplay by George Lucas
Star Wars Episode I the Phantom Menace Illustrated Screenplay

blake.peterson, April 9, 2007

Screenplays have an interesting quality, all their own. This book of the screenplay for Star Wars: Episode I, was released before the completed film hit theatres, and contains material that was cut from the film, as well as some of the production storyboards.

This script is no better or worse than that of the original Star Wars film (a critical reading of Star Wars: Episode 4 reveals unwieldy dialog, corny characterization, and absurd leaps of logic, which are thankfully overpowered by the film's obvious enthusiasm) which begs the question: Just what happened?
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You Shall Know Our Velocity by Dave Eggers
You Shall Know Our Velocity

blake.peterson, April 9, 2007

This book is so invested in heartache that it can be painful to read. For those who love or need sympathy for the heartache of life, it's great, but for those who don't need that cathartic, vicarious sadness, it can be quite draining.
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The Fifth Head of Cerberus: Three Novellas by Gene Wolfe
The Fifth Head of Cerberus: Three Novellas

blake.peterson, April 9, 2007

Gene Wolfe's subtle mastery is shown here in abundance, as he weaves together three tales to show a complex history of human involvement on an alien world. But at its heart, like much of Wolfe's work, Fifth Head of Cerberus is a profoundly moral tale that places the ethical burden on the reader by keeping his fictional world firmly in shades of gray. Wolfe's intelligence and masterful craft make this book a joyful read.
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