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theamazeeaz
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Wonder what he would write about sex.
It's not that hard to guess. Go read World Watch.
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He should review "Europa Universalis II", the strategy game. Except that, if I understand his tastes, it would suck him into his vortex and he would never review anything else; nor, indeed, write any more books. So maybe it's better if he doesn't.
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I can't think of much when it comes to specific things I would like to hear OSC review, though I'd like to hear his thoughts on games and other novels.

If there's one thing I'm itching for his thoughts on for some reason, it has to be the "increasingly inaccurate Hitchhiker's Trilogy"-something rife with humor to break up the seriousness of OSC novels(not that that's a bad thing-why else would I be here?).

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The Constant Gardener. He would expolde. It is
A. A very good movie, with great acting, which he would love.
B. An unabashedly "artsy" movie, which he might hate.
C. Critical of big buisnesses screwing the poor in Africa, which he might like
D. Critical of the War in Iraq, which he would really hate.

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quote:
Originally posted by Art Vandelay:
I didn't see anything about The Stand in that link. But he was dead on about From A Buick 8

Here's what the link had on The Stand:

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Rodgers also avoids the story-telling mistake that ruined the ending of The Stand for me. King relied on good Calvinist theology when his novel ended with all the struggles of human characters amounting to nothing, so that only the finger of God could save the world from the Walking Man. However, I, for one, found that to be infuriating. If God was going to solve everything all by himself, why did I spend so much time reading seven billion pages about the suffering and accomplishments of the human characters? Rodgers' ending, by contrast -- though there is an element of divine and that will annoy diehard agnostics -- arises from the choices and actions of the good and semi-good people whose lives we have been following.
Spot on with The Stand--I loved the whole book except for that awful finger of God ending, which was quite the Deus Ex Machina (with the A-bomb as the machine). Dead Zone was my favorite King novel, and I love what the TV version has done with it.
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The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
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Did he ever write a review about the Alexander movie?
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I see the British version of "The Office" was reviewed; how about the American version, if there's anything different to say about it?
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Here's what I want him to review: the new way that spinach is packaged in the produce section, at least at Wal-Mart. It used to be in bundles with the stem of the root still there. They recently started cutting off the stem. It was waste anyway . . . but it protected the spinach from wilting. Now it wilts almost immediately. You have to put it in water.

Then I want the people who do this processing to see the error of their ways and go back to the old method.

I don't usually think much about product reviews, but sometimes a decision needs reviewing. Recommended reading: How Things Don't Work, a book on useful design, from the 70's. Also, The Psychology of Everyday Things.

OK, this isn't about OSC's reviews, but . . . thread creep.

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More anime or manga reviews would be good . . . maybe Ghost in the Shell: Standalone Complex? In some ways it reminds me of Ender's Game, not in content, but in theme.
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These two are totally different, but:

the movie Aeon Flux
the new book by the Eats, Shoots, and Leaves author (called Talk to the Hand?)

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The Kingdoms and the Elves of the Reaches, book 1 - 4. I didn't think they were all that good, but I'd be interested in hearing an experts view on them.
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What about the new Game Boy Advance version of Final Fantasy IV, which some reviews say has a better-than-average story (and better writing than the original English version of the RPG)?
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Wonder what he would write about sex.
5 stars! Don't miss it! This is one you will want to see again and again. It works on so many levels!
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quote:
Originally posted by Occasional:
I want him to review the newest BATTLESTAR GALACTICA incarnation. He said he recently got the show to watch, but I still want his impressions.

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quote:
Originally posted by Pelegius:
The Constant Gardener. He would expolde. It is
A. A very good movie, with great acting, which he would love.
B. An unabashedly "artsy" movie, which he might hate.
C. Critical of big buisnesses screwing the poor in Africa, which he might like
D. Critical of the War in Iraq, which he would really hate.

I'm pretty sure he'd hate it.
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The Return of the King (movie)
Paradise Alley, by Kevin Baker

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I reread From a Buick 8 after reading OSC's review, and couldn't understand what he was on about, different voices telling the same parts of the story from different points of view. Didn't see that, myself.
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Cashew - Mr. Card did review The Return of the King.
*reads* 5:45? Are you an insomniac, like me?

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Nah, it's 11:45 pm where I am.
Can you give me a link to the RotK review? I never saw a review by him of the movie.

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Knee braces--pros/cons of the various brands.

Not likely, huh? Guess I'm back to "eeny, meeny, miny, mo."

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ROTK

http://www.hatrack.com/osc/reviews/everything/2004-01-25.shtml

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Scrubs, House, Grey's Anatomy, and Lost, the four best tv shows out there right now (because futurama is gone, family guy is getting sucky, and alias is going off the air this season)
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I third His Dark Materials.
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Wondering if he read "Rough Stone Rolling" yet or not. If he hasn't by now, he should, and I don't think he wouldn't. On the other hand, many people I know (including myself, although having read a quarter of it already) are waiting for it as a Christmas gift. By the way, what BryanP quoted of me -- its been long enough.
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Hayao Miyazaki's filmography, from Totoro to Howl's moving castle.

I won't forget seeing "spirited away" on a big screen.

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Not sure if I want him to review something i like. He seems to hate about 95% of the things I really like. Although he seems to like Miyazaki movies, and I also hated The Family Stone, but not because of the liberal thing, that stupid thing the mother said about gay guys was WAY more offensive than what that woman said....
And I didn't really like Cheaper by the Dozen that much either... it was very paint by numbers...
But, Dir en grey would probably ALARM him... they are very intense... very, very intense.

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As much I like to read OSC's book and film reviews, I think what makes this column especially interesting is when Mr. Card reviews completely unrelated things like hotels, high school plays in general, or even toilet paper. Those articles don't just show OSC reviewing something, but also setting up the criteria to do so.
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as long as this thread is at the top, i'll put in my $.02 and say BORAT.
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He did end up writing about toilet paper, which was one of the first suggestions. [Smile]
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Yep, he's written about all 3 of the things I mentioned.
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Heroes! Doctor Who!
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I think he wrote about Heroes already.
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quote:
Originally posted by Occasional:
Wondering if he read "Rough Stone Rolling" yet or not. If he hasn't by now, he should, and I don't think he wouldn't.

He has, and his opinion of "RSR" is very, very positive. Based on his recommendation, I also read the book about a month ago, and agree that the research is top-notch, the presentation is balanced, and all-in-all, the prose is very enjoyable. Lucky you, getting such a book for Christmas.
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How about Tamara Pierce books? There's a recent one called Terior
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BryanJH - Where can I find his review? At the same time I was thinking (related to this topic) what do I care about his reviewing something? I will like or not like something with or without him. Maybe it is about comparing notes.
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Of course, I am still waiting for my BATTLESTAR GALACTICA review.
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Occasional, as far as I know, OSC hasn't published a review. My information comes firsthand, as I asked him about it a few months ago. Since I go to church in the same building (but a different ward--I'm with the cool, hip single adults,) I occasionally will see him in the halls. On this particular instant, he was out walking the halls with his new grandaughter who, I might add, is really cute. I really would recommend RSR, especially if you've read other recently published Church history books.
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Dogs! Review them! No one can resist their cuteness!
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I would like to see a review on midieval: Total war 2
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I second The Office (US), House, and Scrubs. Actually, I seem to remember him mentioning House at some point. But I could be wrong.

I'm usually about 40/60 with OSC's reviews. I agree with most of his random stuff (like stores/restaurants that say they're open til 10 but they're already closed at 9:55), about half the time on movies and tv shows, and rarely ever on political issues.

I enjoy it when he reviews things I have a strong opinion on, especially when I disagree. It forces me to justify my own opinion, which I think is important.

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