@neauoire Saw on your reading List: Solaris by Stanislaw Lem.
In the 70's, on a black and white television screen, watch a film i did not understand. It was on a local TV station broadcasting one science fiction film per week. Tumble in, in the middle of the story and was fascinated. Never before saw a film like this.
Some month later realized that the plot is based on Solaris by Stanislaw Lem. Took me years to discover Andrei Tarkovsky, his concept of time and color.
@neauoire I contributed to this list! And whenever I can get someone to read that book I feel like I've clawed some success out of my time
@neauoire Yep! I can't even count the number of copies I've bought over the years just to give away.
@khm that was great! It was one of the first book I read after casting off the coast of Japan.
Next I have to read Anathema, I heard it has similar themes.
@neauoire I was never able to tell if Anathema was a 'far in the future' story or a 'parallel world' sort of deal, but I could see the comparison to A Canticle for Leibowitz; they both have that same 'timelessness' quality.
In my personal opinion, the sheer quality of the writing in Canticle is unapproachable. Every time I read it I find a new phrase or paragraph that sticks with me.
@khm The funny thing was that I forgot who recommended it and why. For a long while in the beginning i was like What on earth am I reading
@neauoire I hope it was worth it! I don't like to 'recommend a takeway' with that book but the story it tells is important to me for a lot of reasons.
@neauoire how was The Timeless Way of Building? i have a pattern language in my shelf, but don't really know anything about the other books in the series
@cblgh It's great mood reading, put on some William Basinski, make yourself a cup of tea and it'll send you in viena to look at how cool the buildings are when they're covered in vines.
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