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I'm watching the new HBO Limited Mini-Series called, "Chernobyl." Seems very well done. What a story...
I'm also watching it. Agree w/ you, it's very well made indeed. Story is absolutely chilling.
 
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On to the next John le Carre offering.
He wrote that this is the novel he's most proud of...
Didn't care for the ending of A Most Wanted Man.
 
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This is such a great books, if I could, I'd give you many more likes :)

The film is just as good with an unforgettable Richard Burton!

You reckon?
I watched the film and thought it very good, but seeming to have some unexplained plot gaps.
I then read some of the online study notes for the book, and it was clear that the book contains a lot of additional contextual/character information.
So I am not surprised that the book is highly rated.
 
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You reckon?
I watched the film and thought it very good, but seeming to have some unexplained plot gaps.
I then read some of the online study notes for the book, and it was clear that the book contains a lot of additional contextual/character information.
So I am not surprised that the book is highly rated.
Well, it is difficult to fully translate such a sophisticated novel adequately into a film. I liked Richard Burton‘s cool acting, never sure if he is capable of true sentiments. And the film is downright thrilling to the last minute.
 
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I have the same book in queue.


I also found this book to be an excellent read. It's written in a similar vein as "One day in the life of Ivan Denisovich".

 
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Well, it is difficult to fully translate such a sophisticated novel adequately into a film.
The writing of John le Carre is so complex that a film could never capture all the details.
And, his "action" sequences are just a small part of the overall story ... the character development and "back story" are the real meat.
He does such a good job at those points that, at times, you really get to know the characters.
I love that aspect of his writing :)
 
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Smolin always trying to keep things real :)
 
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The writing of John le Carre is so complex that a film could never capture all the details.
And, his "action" sequences are just a small part of the overall story ... the character development and "back story" are the real meat.
He does such a good job at those points that, at times, you really get to know the characters.
I love that aspect of his writing :)
Agree entirely!
 
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Book? I've heard of those before!
 
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What is that book about @Quinto ?
I just read the preface so far, but like other Smolin books it's about the boundery between reality and fantasy within the scientific community, in this case regarding quantum mechanics I think..He is not against this or other theories (his expose on snare theory was interesting), but he gives his thoughts of the reality of it. He is like the guardian of the scientific method

Every now and then I dare to disagree with the man, but since he's infinitely smarter than me, he's also a reminder of my own questionable opinions :D

I'll need to finish my Owen Chadwick book first (very nice and interesting read), I always read the preface of my next book to motivate myself to hurry & finish the one i'm reading :)
 
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