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by radwen
Sun Jan 03, 2010 9:35 am
Forum: Announcements and Calendars
Topic: ***ONBC Revised Calendar***
Replies: 22
Views: 4373

Re: ***ONBC Revised Calendar***

I reserved my copy at the local library and it is due back tomorrow. I hope I can get enough read to join in the discussion. :hope:

I am looking forward to it! :cool:
by radwen
Thu Jun 25, 2009 10:34 am
Forum: Dillinger: The Untold Story
Topic: ONBC Poll Closes Thursday @ 6 am PST - Vote Here Now
Replies: 39
Views: 6073

Re: ONBC Poll - You Choose Our Next Book

I vote for Alice In Wonderland... I was never a fan of the animated movie but with discussion beginning to pick up because of the new movie, I think I would really enjoy reading the story and talking about it. Thanks for the vote :cool: , and if I may ask, what is the JD connection to Villa Incognit...
by radwen
Wed Dec 31, 2008 8:41 am
Forum: ONBC Archives
Topic: ONBC’s Next Book – Discussion Begins January 5
Replies: 27
Views: 10646

Re: ONBC’s Next Book – Discussion Begins January 5

I just got the book yesterday at my library. I am a little daunted by it's length, but I was hooked after I read the first couple of pages on line and wanted to read more.

I always look forward to these discussions, so I hope I can read enough to take part.
:cool:
by radwen
Fri Sep 05, 2008 9:56 am
Forum: The Club Dumas
Topic: TCD Question #25 ~ Book vs. Movie
Replies: 35
Views: 7397

Re: TCD Question #25 ~ Book vs. Movie

Well, hopefully better late than never :lol: So here is my answer... I liked the book much better than the movie and was quite surprised by it. The added plot line with the Dumas manuscript and the different development of the Balkan character added a much needed depth to the story. (IMHO.) The movi...
by radwen
Wed Aug 20, 2008 8:53 am
Forum: The Club Dumas
Topic: TCD Question #16 ~ Comparing Corsos
Replies: 21
Views: 5275

Re: TCD Question #16 ~ Comparing Corsos

Parlez -

That is a very interesting take on the two Corsos and one I hadn't thought of before.

I think I need to watch the movie again :lol:
by radwen
Wed Aug 20, 2008 8:51 am
Forum: The Club Dumas
Topic: TCD Question #16 ~ Comparing Corsos
Replies: 21
Views: 5275

Re: TCD Question #16 ~ Comparing Corsos

I might be in the minority here, but when I first saw the movie, I just didn't care for that Corso. I thought he was a one dimensional character, flat, going through the motions. Lucas on the other hand was more well developed. He had regrets, doubts, friends. He was more real. I liked him better an...
by radwen
Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:22 am
Forum: The Club Dumas
Topic: TCD Question # 15 ~ Why this movie?
Replies: 23
Views: 4839

Re: TCD Question # 15 ~

Good question but not sure if I have an answer. I have also wondered if he based his choice on the book or on a script. I think the book and movie are very different, so knowing which one he based his decision on would also be interesting. It is another one of those roles were he is playing somewhat...
by radwen
Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:12 am
Forum: The Club Dumas
Topic: TCD Question #14 - 6 Degrees
Replies: 26
Views: 5801

Re: TCD Question #14 - 6 Degrees

I didn't remember anything specific until I read some of these posts. However, I do remember that while I was reading I often thought it was almost as if the book was written with JD in mind to play this role. It was definitely very good casting for the movie. The other thing that kept coming to min...
by radwen
Fri Aug 15, 2008 8:33 am
Forum: The Club Dumas
Topic: TCD Question #11 - The Only Truly Free Man
Replies: 22
Views: 4709

Re: TCD Question #11 - The Only Truly Free Man

For Corso, the message could be that only by breaking his own self imposed rules can he become free and/or change his fate. He has really confined himself to an emotionally unavailable life. I think he is bright but unimaginative. The joker represents everything that Corso is not.
by radwen
Thu Aug 14, 2008 8:44 am
Forum: The Club Dumas
Topic: TCD Question #10 - Chapter Titles
Replies: 20
Views: 3702

Re: TCD Question #10 - Chapter Titles

I like the use of quotes at the beginning of the chapters and I agree that they do remind us of the intertextual nature of this story and of reading in general. I wish I knew in what context this particular quote was used in the Poe story, because maybe then I would better understand it's relevance ...
by radwen
Mon Aug 11, 2008 9:13 am
Forum: The Club Dumas
Topic: TCD Question #7 ~ Films vs. books
Replies: 25
Views: 4867

Re: TCD Question #7 ~ Films vs. books

I agree, GG :cool:
by radwen
Mon Aug 11, 2008 8:23 am
Forum: The Club Dumas
Topic: TCD Question #7 ~ Films vs. books
Replies: 25
Views: 4867

Re: TCD Question #7 ~ Films vs. books

In the context of this story I agree. Corso is a solitary character and has chosen to be this way. The characters of his books are more real to him than the actual people he must interact with. Remember, she says "...interested only in books". For many, our life is more well balanced with ...
by radwen
Mon Aug 04, 2008 10:11 am
Forum: The Club Dumas
Topic: TCD Question #1 - Fiction
Replies: 21
Views: 2099

Re: TCD Question #1 - Fiction

:applause2: Time for a new book discussion. I always look forward to these.

My initial response to your question was, Yes, I agree. But, I am anxious to read everyone's thoughts on this.

Only about half way through the book, by the way :blush: - so I need to keep reading :lol:
by radwen
Tue May 06, 2008 7:57 am
Forum: Announcements and Calendars
Topic: ONBC announces its next selection
Replies: 31
Views: 8685

:applause2: Good choice

Count me in. :cool: I've never read it, but enjoy when the ONBC books tie-in to the movies I am already familiar with.
by radwen
Tue Mar 18, 2008 8:58 am
Forum: Bryan Burrough
Topic: Bryan Burrough Q&A #1
Replies: 16
Views: 4778

Thanks to ONBC for making this great Q and A a possibility.

And a Thank You to Mr. Burrough for agreeing to take our questions.

It is such an exciting event for The Zone and I look forward to reading everyone's questions and the author's answers.

:thanks!:

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