Jason Harris

 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 55% (6 of 11)
Location: Calgary, Alberta Canada
 

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The Princess Bride by William Goldman
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
I loved the movie (1987) so when I saw the book in my favourite used bookstore, I thought I'd pick it up to see how it compared. For that person who doesn't know "The Princess Bride", the plot centres around the kidnapping of the most beautiful woman in the world by her fiancé so he can start a war with the neighbouring country. That kind of makes it sound like an intriguing drama but it's actually a romantic comedy. So, now you know.
I was very surprised at how well the movie followed the book. I suppose that is the result of Goldman's history as a screen writer ("Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid"). Of course, he also wrote the screenplay for "The… Read more
Make Room Make Room by Harry Harrison
Make Room Make Room by Harry Harrison
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I wanted to read this book because the classic Sci Fi B-movie "Soylent Green" was supposedly based on it. Not having seen the movie I thought I would read the book before watching the DVD. The hook of the movie is the stunning realisation that "it's made of people!" but the book's plot is the investigation of a murder set in an unbelievably over populated City of New York. The only apparent similarity between the book and the movie is the word 'soylent', NOT 'soylent green' just 'soylent'. The phrase 'soylent green' does not appear anywhere in the book and nothing is made of people except the ever-present crowds.
In spite of the non-alignment with the movie, this is… Read more
The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars I expected better..., Aug. 30 2005
The first time I read this book I was in high school and in the latter half of a research program on chemical perception enhancement. At the time I thought this was a great book. Based on those memories, I bought the NBC Television Mini-series on VHS in my second year of university. Then, I attributed the suckage level of that production to the typical mid-seventies literary "interpretation". However, a recent re-read of the book has led me to reevaluate my assessment of this opus of Bradbury's. Now, Bradbury is famous for such classics as "Farenheight 451" and "Something Wicked This Way Comes". The Martian Chronicles though, lacks any of the sophisticated… Read more

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