Douglas Bailey (trystero) wrote,
Douglas Bailey

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Ahhgahhd. Thursday night's post-gaming discussion about Lord of the Rings and The Silmarilliontook an inevitable turn into Dune territory... so I'm now re-reading Dune and toying with the idea of picking up the Sci-Fi mini-series adaptation on DVD. (Yes, I understand it's terrible, but that's okay: so is the 1984 movie, and I enjoy that for what it is...terrible, mostly, but also amusing. Arrakis. Dune. Overblown interior monologue.)

Anyway, I wonder how many times I've now read this book. And LotR. And so on. Does it say something bad about me that I generally prefer re-reading old favourites to trying new books? Probably it does, but I can't help it.

Hmm. I'm also currently re-reading J.R.R. Tolkien: Author of the Century by Tom Shippey. And I'm reading The Emperor and the Wolf, Stuart Galbraith's twin biography of Akira Kurosawa and Toshiro Mifune. And the new/improved translation of Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. And of those three, I've only read the Shippey book before. So maybe I'm not completely stuck in a rut, stuck in a rut, stuck in a rut.

Maybe I just need to finish a book. :-)
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