Yes, it's been done. Here's one with almost 170 replies: http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,35225.0.html
Oops, sorry.Betsy the Quilter said:and that's from?
Which sort of ages that book now.Geoffrey said:"The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel."
William Gibson, Neuromancer
You could join us in the GoodReads.com SciFi and Fantasy eBook club to re-read it this month. (Oh, and IIRC, they're still using tape storage in it. )Tony Richards said:...
2/ Nothing ages Neuromancer. You can still walk into any good bookstore and buy a copy decades after its first release.
I almost replied with that one yesterday: simple words that immediately make the reader go, "Huh?""The seller of lightning rods arrived just ahead of the storm" -- Something Wicked This Way Comes, Ray Bradbury.
|Lying, left hand for a pillow, on the shingled slant of the roof, there in the shade of the gable, staring at the cloud-curdles in afternoon's blue pool, I seemed to see, between blinks, above the campus and myself, an instant piece of sky-writing.|
DO YOU SMELL ME DED? I read.
I've just read Neuromancer for the first time. (Yeah, I know, where've I been?) The only thing that really struck me as incongruous was that he had to keep jacking in - no wi-fi.NogDog said:Oh, and IIRC, they're still using tape storage in it.
Sorry, guess I'm a loser. I've never read anything by Hunter Thompson and I'm not sure why a mention of Barstow should lead me there. Was there only one book ever that mentioned Barstow? Or drugs? Or deserts?Tony Richards said:1/ Oh, tut, Betsy! Even if you don't know that one directly, you can get it from its context.
OK, thanks, maybe I'm not as much of a loser as I thought. Didn't mean to kill the thread...Ann in Arlington said:Yeah. . . I didn't get it either. One can never assume that just because it is one's favorite book that everyone has heard of it and most people have read it.