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I just finished up "Off To Be A Wizard" by Andrew Beyer. As an Amazon Prime member I get a free book a month from a small selection that changes from month to month. This was the only thing that looked the least bit interesting in this month's offerings so I downloaded it and finished it yesterday. It's sci-fi/fantasy and not bad at all. I would give it about three and three quarter stars for a rating. Amazon also gives you a monthly three dollar credit toward a little larger selection of books each month and I always take advantage of that. I've found some excellent tales from authors I would never have heard of without Amazon.
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I just finished "The Reliant" by Dr. Patrick Johnston. A story about the collapse of the dollar and the resultant anarchy. It tells of the struggle for survival of the family unit while maintaining core values of a peaceful society.

It was recently printed and I did not care for the fact that book was double spaced. The Reliant is supposed to be released in movie form in December as a 2+ hour movie. I'm not sure how as it was a quick read.

It was just ok IMO.
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I just finished "The Reliant" by Dr. Patrick Johnston. A story about the collapse of the dollar and the resultant anarchy. It tells of the struggle for survival of the family unit while maintaining core values of a peaceful society.

It was recently printed and I did not care for the fact that book was double spaced. The Reliant is supposed to be released in movie form in December as a 2+ hour movie. I'm not sure how as it was a quick read.

It was just ok IMO.
That's better than the hunger games. They had to break that up into three different movies.
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That's better than the hunger games. They had to break that up into three different movies.
I read the "Hunger Games" as well and thought the books (5 IIRC, at least 4 anyway) were far superior to any of the movies. I think it interesting that many who read the book(s) and saw the movie(s) never realized that what they were reading (viewing) was about socialism in it's truest, purest form... IMO of course.
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I read the "Hunger Games" as well and thought the books (5 IIRC, at least 4 anyway) were far superior to any of the movies. I think it interesting that many who read the book(s) and saw the movie(s) never realized that what they were reading (viewing) was about socialism in it's truest, purest form... IMO of course.
I never bought the first edition, only saw the movie. Scar, are you saying that district 13 were the socialist,
or the Capital ? I think Katness made sure that wasn't going to happen in 13.
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I never bought the first edition, only saw the movie. Scar, are you saying that district 13 were the socialist,
or the Capital ? I think Katness made sure that wasn't going to happen in 13.
The capital. All the "subjects" toiled for the benefit of the elite.
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There are four novels in the "Hunger Games" series. Ya'll do realise these are considered young adult novels don't you and not for geezers. I don't really care how they are classed. I just consider the fact that I read and enjoyed them to prove I'm still young at heart. The movies weren't bad but I believe a different female actress as Katness Everdean would have made them better. The story did show socialism as what it's proponents truly want it to be. Bernie and Liz could have been in the movies and not been acting a part.
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There are four novels in the "Hunger Games" series. Ya'll do realise these are considered young adult novels don't you and not for geezers. I don't really care how they are classed. I just consider the fact that I read and enjoyed them to prove I'm still young at heart. The movies weren't bad but I believe a different female actress as Katness Everdean would have made them better. The story did show socialism as what it's proponents truly want it to be. Bernie and Liz could have been in the movies and not been acting a part.
I enjoyed the novels but I didn't care much for the movies. And I agree about J Law she wasn't very good in
Passengers either. I sure didn't like what she did to Anna Ferris, while acting like she was her friend.
But you can blame Anna's husband also, he didn't have to have that affair with J Law.
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