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    I had a far less favourable view of Prisoners. To...

    I had a far less favourable view of Prisoners. To me, it was one of those pulpy, airport-read crime novels given far more gravitas, film artistry and acting wattage than it deserved. The whole...
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    As do I. Will check out both of those then...

    As do I. Will check out both of those then sometime.
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    Man, I freaking loved the Richard Nixon half of...

    Man, I freaking loved the Richard Nixon half of this. The other half, the crazy ol' Uncle Sam circus thing, was good bit kinda wore me down by the end of it. I've been meaning to check out more...
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    That reminds me; I should really get around to...

    That reminds me; I should really get around to watching The Turin Horse.
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    Some of that won't just be the translation - I've...

    Some of that won't just be the translation - I've never found Ol' Dusty to be a particularly great writer as far as putting one word in front of the other is concerned. It's that rich stew of...
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    Not really a match. The structure of the quest is...

    Not really a match. The structure of the quest is loosely related but there is no thematic overlap. To give you an idea: if you were doing a film match Apocalypse Now wouldn't even be the best choice...
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    All I want to know is who is hiding bananas in...

    All I want to know is who is hiding bananas in almond boxes and who is throwing away perfectly good money and slices of cake?
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    It's just another reference to the fact that this...

    It's just another reference to the fact that this is not the first time a 'Booker' has been brought to the lighthouse. It's one of the constants ("Constants and variables"), like the coin toss.
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    Did you skip through the video or something? She...

    Did you skip through the video or something? She mentioned this with the specific examples from ancient myths.

    I'm mostly with everyone in the 'well that was a big bit of nothing' camp though. Her...
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    Some classy B & W horror films for y'all (* =...

    Some classy B & W horror films for y'all (* = most recommended)

    The Innocents *
    Les Diaboliques *
    The Haunting
    Eyes Without A Face
    I Walked With A Zombie *
    Curse of the Demon *
    Cat People...
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    I replay 'story games' quite often. Stuff like...

    I replay 'story games' quite often. Stuff like Valve's games, Cryostasis, Kane & Lynch 2 (yeah, I liked it), Pathologic, the Uncharted games and I can definitely see things like Spec Ops: The Line...
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    Yeah, I wasn't expecting him to be anything like...

    Yeah, I wasn't expecting him to be anything like Vonnegut, just that it was a new name and you've mentioned a couple of authors I like (Vonnegut, Murakami) already, so I was intrigued. Never mind...
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    Hmmm, Kurt Vonnegut is also one of my...

    Hmmm,
    Kurt Vonnegut is also one of my favourites too but I've never heard of this Robert Anton Wilson chap - do have any recommendations? You've also reminded me I must also get myself a copy of...
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    I'm a as big a member of the turtle-neck wearing,...

    I'm a as big a member of the turtle-neck wearing, pipe smoking, film festival frequenting brigade as the next pseudo-intellectual arsehole and I very much enjoyed The Avengers. It's not a great film...
  15. To me, the thing that renders the OP's 'point'...

    To me, the thing that renders the OP's 'point' entirely moot is the fact that I still play Doom from time to time, simply because the genre has evolved and there isn't anything made these days that...
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    I dunno, man, sounds to me like you should play...

    I dunno, man, sounds to me like you should play something else. I also found Fallout 3 to be a mostly dull, repetitive experience so I stopped playing it after 20 hours. To continue to play a game,...
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    My Mum went halves with me on The Witcher 2 and...

    My Mum went halves with me on The Witcher 2 and finished it before me. Then she moved onto New Vegas.

    That probably doesn't help you much :P
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    Yes to all this but his sometimes non-linear,...

    Yes to all this but his sometimes non-linear, fragmented, rambling narratives might be a bit difficult for newcomers.

    Books I like/love that I could recommend to casual readers*:

    The...
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    Not to mention a strangely affecting closing...

    Not to mention a strangely affecting closing shot. In those last few levels I really did feel like the last man on earth.
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    I'm a big story and characters guy but when it...

    I'm a big story and characters guy but when it comes to Bethesda's games I have to side with vinraith et al.

    When I first played Daggerfall, I was completely sucked into the world, freedom and...
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    It's funny because the other day I was thinking...

    It's funny because the other day I was thinking about how diverse FPSes have actually become. You've, of course, got your linear shooter (some of which are actually good too e.g. Metro 2033,...
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    Overall plot I don't really care about too much;...

    Overall plot I don't really care about too much; it's more the general quality of the dialogue and characters and it's not that I want brilliant stuff either. It probably doesn't really have to that...
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    I apologise in advance but I can't be arsed...

    I apologise in advance but I can't be arsed reading through the 68 pages of this thread to see if a consensus has been reached on this point but how is the writing and characterisation in Skyrim? I'm...
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    I'm a little puzzled by this statement. I hope...

    I'm a little puzzled by this statement. I hope you don't have the impression that the majority of literature in the 50's was all conservative, repressed, Happy Days shit or something when in...
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    Just finished The Adventures of Augie March by...

    Just finished The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow, which was excellent. That Mr. Bellow sure knows how to put a sentence together.

    Up next: Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell and...
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