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review 2019-07-03 22:30
Rocket Men by Robert Kurson, narrated by Ray Porter
Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon - Deutschland Random House Audio,Darwin Porter,Robert Kurson,Robert Kurson

This is an amazing story, made even more amazing by Ray Porter's excellent narration!

 

I can't help but feel that, much like 1968 when this tale took place, we need this kind of patriotic, inspiring story to get us through this tough time. (And then I see something like this proposed Trump July 4th parade, and I think to myself, this is NOT what we need right now.) Sorry to get political.

 

These men were patriots, they were brave and they were Americans. It was a pleasure to learn more about them.

 

*Thanks to my public library for the free download. Libraries RULE!*

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review 2019-02-06 21:35
The Odyssey
The Odyssey - Homer,Emily Wilson

I read The Iliad a few years ago after reading The Song of Achilles. I meant to read The Odyssey at some point and now I have. I was originally planning on reading Fagles' translation, but ended up with a copy of Emily Wilson's new translation instead. It is incredibly clear and readable. I found this much easier to get through than the Iliad which I think is due to the translation and a greater familiarity with the story. I've toyed around with the idea of also reading The Aeneid. Maybe in a couple of years I'll get around to that one. Of course that means deciding on another translation... we'll see. 

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review 2019-02-02 09:58
Boring and confusing
The Odyssey - Homer

Title : The Odyssey

Author: Homer

Genre:  Mythology

Pages: 448

Kindle : got it as a free kindle book

book synopsis 

Odysseus has been away from Ithaca, the Greek city-state under his rule, for ten years while fighting in the Trojan War. After the fall of Troy, Odysseus begins the long journey home to his wife and son; however, his journey is plagued by misfortune as the gods feud over his fate, leaving the Ithacans to believe that he has died.

The Odyssey is attributed to the poet Homer and, after its companion poem the Iliad, is the second-oldest surviving work of Western literature. Composed sometime around the eighth century BC, the ancient Greek poem has since been translated into many languages and serves as an important source of information on ancient Greek culture and mythology. Actor Sean Bean took on the role of Odysseus in the 2004 film Troy, which depicted the events directly leading up to the voyage of the Odyssey

 

My thoughts

rating: 2 stars

First time I've read it and I can't understand why some people like it at all , it made me cross eyed trying to understand what was going on, and the only reason I picked this up was because I told my sister I would read it since its her favorite book. Its a book I would never have picked up otherwise. What can I say except I should of listened to my friend Frishawn , she was right about it been a long poem which it is as well as being boring and confusing  .  

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review 2018-08-15 14:56
Open the Pod Bay Doors, HAL: “2001: A Space Odyssey” by Arthur C. Clarke
2001: A Space Odyssey - Arthur C. Clarke


“I can never look now at the Milky Way without wondering from which of those banked clouds of stars the emissaries are coming. If you will pardon so commonplace a simile, we have set off the fire alarm and have nothing to do but to wait.”

In "The Sentinel” by “Arthur C. Clarke"



“The time was fast approaching when Earth, like all mothers, must say farewell to her children.”

In “2001: A Space Odyssey” by Arthur C. Clarke 



"Open the pod bay doors, HAL"


In the movie “2001: A Space Odyssey” by Arthur C. Clarke, Stanley Kubrick



As a 15 year old I was about to start watching a Saturday matinee film (it may have been Thunderbird) when a future presentation advert came on. It looked like a fantastic space adventure so a week later I went to see it. I was amazed - incredible looking spaceships - computers which weren't just rows of flashing lights - shots which looked like they could have been taken on the moon and a fantastic space station. I just couldn't work out how they'd made it in the same way I couldn't work out the ending (nor could many others as I recall because there was a collective 'Ay' when Bowman turned into the Starchild). I saw it again about 2 years later - after I'd read the book - with a slight air of smugness knowing that I probably had an edge on many others. It's a great film that raised so many bars but of course at the time I was far too young to be able to 'trip' out on it unless you include sherbet dabs.

 

 

If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review.

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quote 2018-06-18 07:20
“Show me a hero, and I'll write you a tragedy.”

 F. Scott Fitzgerald

― F. Scott Fitzgerald

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Show me a hero, and I will write you a tragedy.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald.

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