Maria Rachel Hooley
- OK, USA
- member since August 9, 2009
Rachel, "Tales of the Dying Earth" by Jack Vance is perhaps the quintessential collection of sci/fi fantasy/adventure stories ever written by one of the most revered and awarded authors to write in this genre. The words that come to mind when trying to describe his incredible achievement are: wondrous, magnificent, epic, spellbinding, dazzling, exquisite, inventive, wordsmithery, magical, elegant, enthralling, engrossing, imaginative, original, mellifluous pacing, atmospheric backdrops, transformational, fantastical storylines! I read the first story in this collection when i was 11 years old and the others in the ensuing years. Over the years I have read the collection over 20 times, each time reflecting on the joy it brings me and its life changing impact on my reading addiction. Just imagine being able to transform written words from your minds eye into life-like visions and you will then understand the sensual impact of Jack Vance's brilliance! Ironically, because of its unique qualities I have always been protective and therefore reluctant to expose this truly fabulous literary experience to others for fear of diminishing its value to me...a misguided supposition I know, but true never-the-less. So, if you want to share my journey into the unknown and wander through the beautiful worlds as penned by a master scribe then you will want to read this incredible collection of stories and revel in their beatific perfection. Storytelling at its best; a masterpiece...
its okay.you have 3 kids.great.sometimes i wish i were a six year old who would like to be fawned by mommy.but alas!!!!!!childhood never comes back!!!!:-(
anyways,sorry for acting amateurish..............
well shantaram is nice book!!!!i loved it i have written a review abt it.its nice book
i also watched tarantino's inglorius basterds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!it released today in india!!!!i loved it
Hey maria thanks for replying i just loved your story..its superb!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i mean the concept itself is too good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
it sounds very interesting i can go on and on......mind blowing
i will tell you abt shantaram once i complete the book but whatever i have read till now i can say that the book is awesome
i hate romance because i have not experienced romance in my life.........:-P
great tell me more abt the book you are writing?
Shantaram is nice its superb its fiction and narrative........
a foriegners view of india and abt mumbai(the city which i currently live in)
the author's observations are too good which people like us observe dialy while commuting but still are not conscious abt it and we take it for granted
i have completed about 200 pages (the book is abt 900 pages)
hope to complete it by next week my take sofar so good
p.s: thanx for replying
It was weird, but a good weird I guess. I little gross in some sections, and pretty entertaining all in all. I was impressed by the author, but not as in love with the book as everybody seems to be. I did enjoy it though, just not completely, and the gross stuff was, well gross. Try it though, you may enjoy as well.