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Entries in books (4)

Saturday
Dec212013

Our Favorite Christmas Stories

Alternate title: "Frankenstein is Reading this Story".

The LARGO! crew play General Managers, and draft their favorite Christmas stories, whether it be movie, audio, or book. Devin Higgins hosts, with contributors Thor Deacon, Matthew Johnston and Patrick Wohlmut.

Our Favorite Christmas Stories

Friday
Mar012013

Turning Books into Movies (Part 2): Philip K. Dick vs. Blade Runner

Alternate Title: "He Only Saw the First Twenty Minutes".

The LARGO! crew run begin comparing books with the movies they became by going to one of the classic conversions, Blade Runner, compared with Philip K. Dick's novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? While the old adage is that "the book was better", when you're talking about Philip K. Dick, that might not always be the case. Devin Higgins hosts, with contributors Greg Boone, Thor Deacon, and Patrick Wohlmut.

Turning Books into Movies (Part 2): Philip K. Dick vs. Blade Runner

Friday
Feb082013

Turning Books into Movies (Part 1): For and Against

Alternate Title: "You Don't Go Editing Asimov".

The LARGO! crew run through four books that they think could never be made into movies, and also why they totally could. Classics abound: Rendezvous With Rama, Foundation, Asterios Polyp, and Jennifer Government.  Pretty much spoiler-free though, so have at it. Devin Higgins hosts, with contributors Thor Deacon, Matthew Johnston and Patrick Wohlmut.

Turning Books into Movies (Part 1): For and Against

Friday
Jan252013

Book Club: The Forever War

Alternate title: "I Tried to Read Starship Troopers".

The LARGO! crew take on the multi-award-winning-but-criminally-underrated novel The Forever War by Joe Haldeman. Devin Higgins hosts, with contributors Matthew Johnston and Patrick Wohlmut.

Book Club: The Forever War