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Hopscotch | Julio Cortzar
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“Sо they had begun to walk about in a fabulous Paris, following routes born of a clochard phrase, of an attic lit up in the darkness of a street's end, stopping in little confidential squares to kiss on the benches or look at the hopscotch game, those childish rites of a pebble and a hop on one leg to get into Heaven, Home.”

#StarTrekSummerJune | 7: #MoveAlongHome

📷: Made with Typorama

Megabooks Lovely 💗💗 3mo
vivastory One of my favorite novels 3mo
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Move Along, Please | Mark Mason
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One of my favorite quotes, which reminds me of Doctor Who when he says he's going home, the long way around.

Without a doubt, one of the worst, if not THE worst, episodes of season one. Just horrible in every way, the situation is silly, the acting is cringe worthy and the conclusion is lame. I'm glad we never saw the Wadi again.

#StarTrekSummerJune #MoveAlongHome @Megabooks

Megabooks Yes, while after reading Isabelle‘s post, I see it in a bit better light, I still find it very silly! I think they just wanted to express how different the Gamma Quadrant species were, but it was a miss. 3mo
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All the Missing Girls | Megan Miranda
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Nicolette didn‘t want to #MoveAlongHome to Cooley Ridge to clean out the affairs of her father who has Alzheimer‘s, but she does, and what unfolds in Megan Miranda‘s reverse chronological narrative is a favorite suspense book.

Honestly, I had to include this episode. It is one of the worst Star Trek episodes. I think the writers weren‘t sure how to introduce aliens from the Gamma Quadrant and missed the mark with this one. #StarTrekSummerJune

Megabooks Really interested to see if you have any inside info @tournevis ?? 3mo
tournevis @Megabooks They tried to make the aliens really alien. They succeeded, but it was too high concept that early in the series. I loved that episode, don't get me wrong, but surrealism does not translate well on tv. It's not bad ST, it's surrealist science fiction. 3mo
Megabooks @tournevis I never thought about how it would read as a novel. I can see it working better in print than on TV. 3mo
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tournevis @Megabooks It would. One of the things that's happening to them is dissassociation with reality. They experience cognitive dissonance on the inside. Except the viewers experience it too, but from the outside. The double dissonance is not something that easy to pull off on tv or cinema, and will not please everyone. It can't. 3mo
Megabooks @tournevis Have you read Trust Exercise yet? It‘s not SciFi, but it‘s really pushing my boundaries of comfort in a narrative way. I agree with the positive reviews, that at least the first half is really doing something interesting with the whole concept of a novel. 3mo
tournevis @Megabooks Interesting. How does it differ from all the other unreliable narrator tales out there? It sounds like a style exercise, to me. 3mo
Megabooks @tournevis I probably wasn‘t using narrative properly. Not another unreliable narrator (thank god). The first half has centered around a group of students at a suburban/“somewhere other than NYC or LA” performing arts high school. There is a drama teacher who puts them through these exercises and the story evolves as the exercises do and it makes you question manipulation, fidelity, exploitation, etc. I‘m finding it interesting. (edited) 3mo
Megabooks @tournevis I feel terrible describing books for people on here. If I had to do college over again, I would‘ve taken more than the one required literature course. I‘m a scientist/doctor who dabbles in reading literature. 😂 3mo
tournevis @Megabooks Interesting. 3mo
tournevis @Megabooks You're doing fine! 3mo
Megabooks @tournevis taking back the Trust Exercise recommendation. It‘s gotten bogged down in juvenilia. Considering bailing. I can no longer figure out what this book wants to be. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3mo
tournevis @Megabooks If I were to hazard a guess, it's trying to be "literary". 3mo
Megabooks @tournevis probably 🙄🙄 3mo
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Canadian Television: Text and Context | Marian Bredin, Scott Henderson, Sarah A. Matherson
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DS9 #MoveAlongHome I know I'm the only one who likes this one, but I was raised on 1970s Québec children's television. A bunch of people stuck inside a board game, pieces and moves have real-life consequences? That's Alexandre et le Roi, my 2nd favourite childhood tv show. I'm here for this.

There is no published history of Québec children's tv (a few theses), which is sad. This collection mentions it in quite a few chapters.


Megabooks Interesting! I will admit to remembering little of what I watched as a child other than game shows. I should rewatch this episode of DS9. 3mo
khooliha I recently rewatched this one for my podcast and I flat out love it. My mom watched it for the first time and loved it too! You are not alone - there are 3 of us! 3mo
tournevis @khooliha My twinsies!!!! 3mo
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