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I never got around to reading Snow Crash because Neuromancer really scared me off of cyberpunk. I definitely think that Stephenson has a broader imagination than Gibson based on the little I've read of each.

Because Neuromancer scared you off, you'd REALLY appreciate Snow Crash. Stephenson pokes fun at Gibson's writing style throughout the novel and it is absolutely hilarious.
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I definitely think that Stephenson has a broader imagination than Gibson based on the little I've read of each.

Broader, nicely put. It is broader and more wacky, but Gibon's is finer and more focused. I like them both: I'm sort of in love with both Anathem and the Pattern Recognition/Spook Country/Zero History trilogy, but its hard to imagine Stephenson and Gibson were once linked by a common literary movement.
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They go in and out of print about once a decade. I read all of the eternal champion books (as of 1985) when I was in high school as well. I think there may be a few that are more recent, but I've lost track. Overall I think I liked the Corum stories best, at least that's the character I still kind of remember.
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I remember reading lots and lots of Moorcock as a teenager. I remember the Corum stories as well. Interesting stuff--I wonder if I went back and re-read them I'd catch more (especially the Multiverse stuff).
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I read and enjoyed Be Cool and I think I have read Get Shorty (though maybe I have only seen the movie)....so I picked this up for next to nothing when I saw his name on the cover at a thrift store
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I never got around to reading Snow Crash because Neuromancer really scared me off of cyberpunk. I definitely think that Stephenson has a broader imagination than Gibson based on the little I've read of each.

I've never read Neuromancer and a few other must reads of the genre, and actually have a tough time getting through Gibson. I'm not sure why. But Snow Crash is a blast, loved every second of it.
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I read and enjoyed Be Cool and I think I have read Get Shorty (though maybe I have only seen the movie)....so I picked this up for next to nothing when I saw his name on the cover at a thrift store

Leonard's great. Best dialogue writer out there. I've been reading his Carl Webster books lately.
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Finally got moved and unpacked my Nook.

Back to reading Rise of Roosevelt

So Elmore Leonard books are good? Man the movies I've seen made after his books SUCK
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Just finished Flashforward by Robert Sawyer. Now I'm halfway through Faithful Place by Tana French and Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris.

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Finally got moved and unpacked my Nook.

Back to reading Rise of Roosevelt

So Elmore Leonard books are good? Man the movies I've seen made after his books SUCK

They're the type of thing you'll like, if you like that type of thing.

The best recent movies from Elmore Leonard books are Be Cool, Jackie Brown and Out of Sight. Some of his westerns are all time classics: Hombre, Valdez is Coming, 3:10 to Yuma.

Honorable mention to Justified.
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They're the type of thing you'll like, if you like that type of thing.
The best recent movies from Elmore Leonard books are Be Cool, Jackie Brown and Out of Sight. Some of his westerns are all time classics: Hombre, Valdez is Coming, 3:10 to Yuma.
Honorable mention to Justified.

Miami Blues is underrated. Not a classic but a weird, cool little movie. I enjoyed it more than Be Cool for sure.
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Sanctus by Simon Toyne. I think I like it.

It sort of weirds me out that all of the characters act like Americans despite being set in
Turkey just north of Syria.
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Originally Posted by imatlas View Post

They're the type of thing you'll like, if you like that type of thing.
The best recent movies from Elmore Leonard books are Be Cool, Jackie Brown and Out of Sight. Some of his westerns are all time classics: Hombre, Valdez is Coming, 3:10 to Yuma.
Honorable mention to Justified.

Miami Blues is underrated. Not a classic but a weird, cool little movie. I enjoyed it more than Be Cool for sure.

Miami Blues is underrated. It is not, however, by Elmore Leonard. It is by the even more underrated Charles Willeford.
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Miami Blues is underrated. It is not, however, by Elmore Leonard. It is by the even more underrated Charles Willeford.

Well what do you know. Never read the book, just saw the movie.
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Alas, I missed it.
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