Thursday, July 17, 2014

Bonus Book Report July 2014

I’ve been on a reading binge lately, so decided to split July’s book report into two parts.

The Crack in Space (1966) by Philip K. Dick

Overpopulation and no work has led to people voluntarily having themselves frozen for long-term storage until things get better. Then a malfunction in a space shuttle leads to an apparent opening into another Earth that is uninhabited. Perhaps that will solve the problem. But it’s never that easy…
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The Day of the Triffids (1951) by John Wyndham

This movie gave Sarah nightmares for YEARS. Walking plants! OMG! I had no idea the trauma she suffered over this until years later. The movie was based on this book, which was quite different. I think I would’ve enjoyed a movie straight from the book better. And since it was written in the 50’s, it all came down to this: IT WAS ALL RUSSIA'S FAULT!! There were still the walking plants, but there was a lot more to contend with.
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Tower of Glass (1970) by Robert Silverberg

Simeon Krug created a way to mass produce worker androids to free humans from drudgery. He didn’t know that these androids viewed him as their god and worshiped him as such. When he turned out to be only human and fallible, the androids revolted like you wouldn’t believe!
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Consider the Season (1968) by Reuben Merliss

Interesting novel about a man’s journey in med school. What made this a bit different is that it didn’t deal exclusively with hospital stories. It really focused on the future doctor. His studies, his interactions with other students, the people around him. Very enjoyable.
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Rebecca (1938) by Daphne du Maurier

I saw an excellent adaptation of this book on PBS some years back and truly enjoyed it. Didn’t get around to reading the book until recently. Rebecca was the “perfect” first wife of Maxim de Winter, and her memory haunts all who came into contact with her, as well as with Maxim’s second wife.
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Mrs. de Winter (1993) by Susan Hill

This sequel to Rebecca takes place about 10 years after the events of the first book. Max and his wife tried to escape the people and memories associated with Rebecca by living in Europe. But her personality was so strong, it still haunts them.

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