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Yellow Pinky

Member Since 14 Oct 2005
Offline Last Active Aug 21 2017 02:15 PM
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In Topic: Shibumi

27 July 2017 - 05:55 PM

Could be there is somewhere in the lit forum a review of Satori, I distinctly remember having written a few sentences...

Yes, I found it.  Thanks for the heads up.  Think I'll give SATORI a try.  Sounds intriguing!


In Topic: Shibumi

26 July 2017 - 07:26 PM

I've read Satori some time ago. As a thriller it was pretty decent but I thought it didn't quite manage to capture the period 50s atmosphere. And it wasn't quite what you'd expect from a Shibumi prequel. But it was entertaining enough, easily one of the better thrillers of recent years. Didn't seem to kick off a series though, as some might have hoped.

Well, that still seems to be a pretty strong recommendation.  Shibumi is so unique in execution that I couldn't imagine a prequel/sequel matching it on that front.  I figured that Sartori is probably a more traditionally escapist thriller.  

Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Dustin!


In Topic: BOND 25 confirmed for 2019 release

26 July 2017 - 06:27 PM

And the info is starting to come fast and furious from reliable sources now:

http://variety.com/2...urn-1202507288/

Strap in!  It's getting fun!


In Topic: BOND 25 confirmed for 2019 release

26 July 2017 - 06:18 PM

Wow!  You're right... Deadline is absolutely NOT made up of tabloid rumor mill stuff!  Denis Villenueve?  Seriously?  That would be amazing!


In Topic: Shibumi

26 July 2017 - 06:14 PM

Just finished reading Shibumi and absolutely loved it.  I can't tell you the number of times I held this book in my hands back in 1980, the year I graduated High School, trying to decide if it was for me.  Now, all these years later, I know that I never would have clicked with it then.  

I don't think I've ever read a book where the style of writing and the commentary that takes place around the plot are actually the point and focus of the book.  So original!

Has anyone read Winslow's Sartori?  I'm very intrigued to get opinions on that one if there are any.