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A Brief History of Time
« on: August 09, 2011, 11:37:29 pm »
So I took the plunge and bought the book. Has anyone else read the book? Thoughts or reactions? Did you see the correlation between the book and Tall Tales for Spring? haha when i started reading i didnt think id be interested but its getting there :)

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Re: A Brief History of Time
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2011, 08:42:59 am »
I found it as a PDF on the Internet which I'll post if anyone else wants it. Planning on reading after I've finished the house of mirth. Is it really ful of physics or quite accessible?

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Re: A Brief History of Time
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2011, 09:31:40 am »
I had started reading the book and found it very... text book-ish?

But currently reading the 'Uglies' series. This woman gives us so much to read. I wanna read something my Jack Kerouac as well!

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Re: A Brief History of Time
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2011, 10:45:09 am »
Lol yeah i agree but i just want to see what the hype is about. Stephen Hawking is coming up around everywhere haha. What other books has Vanessa mentioned, besides Watership Down and A Brief History of Time?

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Re: A Brief History of Time
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2011, 11:27:06 am »
Just the movie Donnie Darko (and The Last Unicorn?)

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Re: A Brief History of Time
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2011, 11:38:10 am »
She also mentioned the house of mirth (which is why I read it) and the labyrinth.

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Re: A Brief History of Time
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2011, 01:42:18 pm »
she has also mentioned:

A field guide to getting lost by Rebecca Solnit
The year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
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Re: A Brief History of Time
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2011, 05:37:31 pm »
were House of Mirth, and The Labyrinth inspirations to some of her songs?

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Re: A Brief History of Time
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2011, 11:56:01 pm »
I've just checked but it was from an interview from 2007 from PopEntertainment, so perhaps not a direct influence, sorry.

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Re: A Brief History of Time
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2011, 12:09:47 am »
haha no problem! i've added it to my book list :)

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Re: A Brief History of Time
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2011, 07:35:23 pm »
So I took the plunge and bought the book. Has anyone else read the book? Thoughts or reactions? Did you see the correlation between the book and Tall Tales for Spring? haha when i started reading i didnt think id be interested but its getting there :)

Yes! I was jumping for joy when I found a paperback copy wedged between a row of dusty novels in a Borders store, which was closing down shortly after Borders announced its bankruptcy. Only paid around $5, while this book is actually worth $19. I, unfortunately, haven't read too far in yet, but the first two chapters were intriguing enough for me to thumb it up. :)

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Re: A Brief History of Time
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2011, 08:08:24 pm »
So I took the plunge and bought the book. Has anyone else read the book? Thoughts or reactions? Did you see the correlation between the book and Tall Tales for Spring? haha when i started reading i didnt think id be interested but its getting there :)

Yes! I was jumping for joy when I found a paperback copy wedged between a row of dusty novels in a Borders store, which was closing down shortly after Borders announced its bankruptcy. Only paid around $5, while this book is actually worth $19. I, unfortunately, haven't read too far in yet, but the first two chapters were intriguing enough for me to thumb it up. :)

OH you are SO lucky!  I couldn't find it at the two borders nearest me, only  A Briefer History of Time :(
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Re: A Brief History of Time
« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2011, 04:33:05 am »
I finally found this book today in a secondhand bookshop!  ;D I actually blinked twice just to check if I was seeing the real thing.

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Re: A Brief History of Time
« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2011, 05:14:27 pm »
I finally found this book today in a secondhand bookshop!  ;D I actually blinked twice just to check if I was seeing the real thing.

We should open a NESSAholic book club!

I SECOND THIS!

Congratulations! Did you end up buying it?

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Re: A Brief History of Time
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2011, 01:06:36 am »
I finally found this book today in a secondhand bookshop!  ;D I actually blinked twice just to check if I was seeing the real thing.

We should open a NESSAholic book club!

I SECOND THIS!

Congratulations! Did you end up buying it?

OF COURSE I DID. IT MIGHT LITERALLY BE THE LAST COPY HERE. (Just kidding)

Floating on the sea, stars are watching me. Currents take me out, what will be will be.