If you read my review for the Linesman, you’ll know that I don’t read a lot of Science Fiction. But for this Five for Friday, I thought I would list the few that I have read and end with the most recent movies I’ve seen. While looking at a Sci-Fi movie list, I realized I’ve seen a lot of them.
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
I was first introduced to this book by my husband about 15 years ago. I really enjoyed it, especially the twist ending. I saw the movie as well, but of course, it’s never as good as the book.
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
This one I read in high school, so it’s been quite awhile. I love books, and I couldn’t imagine anyone burning them or keeping their knowledge from people. I think if I were to reread it today, I would get a lot more out of it.
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
I read this for book club this past winter. It was not how I had thought it would be at all. I had seen various movies, and the well known scene where Dr. Frankenstein’s monster comes alive. The book was very slow compared to the movies. And in the scene where the monster comes alive, Frankenstein actually runs away from the monster, leaving him to fend for himself.
Plus the book had tons of homoerotic undertones, which I don’t remember from the movies. I know it’s a classic, but it’s not one I would say you Need to read.
I just watched Terminator Genisys. There were so many plot holes, but I didn’t care. Brought back memories of watching the first Terminator. And Arnold made some funnies.
Jurassic World is another movie I recently saw and enjoyed. Once again, it brought back some childhood memories. Lots of holes in the story, but Chris Pratt and his Raptor gang were adorable.