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by giselle
Sun Feb 14, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: Soul Identity - by Dennis Batchelder
Topic: Chapters 06 - 10: Soul Identity
Replies: 11
Views: 8293

Re: Chapters 06 - 10: Soul Identity

So we arrive at HQ, start to meet some other interesting people, like the assistant, Brian, and Elizabeth, Bob's gf and Ann's (who?) daughter. It is setting up like a mystery novel alright the care taking couple, the beautiful employee (s) the old CEO, all we need is a sleuth.... I like this story,...
by giselle
Sun Feb 14, 2016 12:35 pm
Forum: Soul Identity - by Dennis Batchelder
Topic: Prologue and Chapters 01 - 05: Soul Identity
Replies: 10
Views: 7563

Re: Prologue and Chapters 01 - 05: Soul Identity

I've read the first 3 chapters, I think this is the first time I've read a self-published novel so I am curious about how this might be evident as I read on. I looked up the author's website, some interesting insights to who this guy is. Funny that the other recent book that I read on Booktalk (The ...
by giselle
Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:44 pm
Forum: The Martian - by Andy Weir
Topic: Chapters 1, 2 and 3 of "The Martian" by Andy Weir
Replies: 17
Views: 11585

Re: Chapters 1, 2 and 3 of "The Martian" by Andy Weir

Hmm, well I thought Mark's language was quite appropriate, F bombs and all .. he is stuck on Mars with very little chance off survival so firing off a few foul curses is understandable ... if the author had not had Mark utter a few choice words I would have found this unrealistic. I don't think it r...
by giselle
Tue Nov 03, 2015 7:11 pm
Forum: The Martian - by Andy Weir
Topic: Chapters 1, 2 and 3 of "The Martian" by Andy Weir
Replies: 17
Views: 11585

Re: Chapters 1, 2 and 3 of "The Martian" by Andy Weir

Maybe the sequel will be about the colonization of Mars. I would love that. Anybody else think it would be a good idea? Well in that case we'd have to find a partner for Mark Watney ... of course, if we can persuade Matt Damon to play his part in the sequel, there'd likely be a fair number of volun...
by giselle
Mon Nov 02, 2015 8:39 pm
Forum: The Martian - by Andy Weir
Topic: Chapters 4, 5 and 6 of "The Martian" by Andy Weir
Replies: 9
Views: 6451

Re: Chapters 4, 5 and 6 of "The Martian" by Andy Weir

I have to confess that I'm not a science fiction fan, but I thought I'd try reading this book just to see if I could change my mind about that particular genre. Although I chuckled at the dry humor, I found Watney's attitude totally unrealistic about being stranded on Mars and facing a high probabi...
by giselle
Tue Oct 20, 2015 5:58 pm
Forum: The Martian - by Andy Weir
Topic: Chapters 4, 5 and 6 of "The Martian" by Andy Weir
Replies: 9
Views: 6451

Re: Chapters 4, 5 and 6 of "The Martian" by Andy Weir

I think we see as the story develops in these chapters that science and technology, while interesting and plausible, is not sufficient to save Mark Watney ... the human element is essential, both his desire to live and others' desire to save him.
by giselle
Tue Oct 20, 2015 5:55 pm
Forum: The Martian - by Andy Weir
Topic: Chapters 1, 2 and 3 of "The Martian" by Andy Weir
Replies: 17
Views: 11585

Re: Chapters 1, 2 and 3 of "The Martian" by Andy Weir

froglips wrote: One thing that I do question though is their "dating" system. The book opens on Sol 6, meaning the 6th day after they landed and began their mission work, but then we find out that this is not the first mission that people were on Mars, so why isn't the dating system from ...
by giselle
Sun Oct 18, 2015 6:37 pm
Forum: The Martian - by Andy Weir
Topic: Chapters 1, 2 and 3 of "The Martian" by Andy Weir
Replies: 17
Views: 11585

Re: Chapters 1, 2 and 3 of "The Martian" by Andy Weir

The first chapters are solid geek-ness. Watney is the ultimate DIY'er, painfully so in my view. Is there anything this guy can't fix? He deserves his own TV show. Still, I agree that plausibility is key .. without that this story would be pure science fiction ... which would be ok if that's what you...

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