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    I believe he made one before called Gambit. His first hit I think was THE IPCRESS FILE a brilliant book by Len Deighton. These were the days of John Steed and The Avengers so they decided to make it jokey and in my opinion completely ruined a good story. They did the same with Modesty Blaise, another series of books I enjoyed. Caine was actually tried for the part of the Welsh corporal in Zulu, and got the shared lead by the skin of his teeth.

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    Rereading "The Bronze Horseman" by Aleksandr Pushkin.
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

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    I'm looking for a book on how to make plush toys.
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    Finished Michael Caines FROM THE ELEPHANT TO HOLLYWOOD. Lot of name dropping but if you like the actor you will enjoyed it. Entertaining informative and amuseing

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    Just began reading yesterday, by Philip K. Dick: Five Novels of the 1960s and 70s:
    Martian Timeslip
    Dr. Bloodmoney
    Now Wait for Last Year
    Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said
    A Scanner Darkly
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    Have you read DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP, which they adapted as BLADE RUNNER?

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    Quote Originally Posted by teddy View Post
    Have you read DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP, which they adapted as BLADE RUNNER?

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    No, Teddy, I haven't, so perhaps that will be next, as I am really "getting into" this guy's writing. The only other work by him which I had previously read was The Man In The HIgh Castle, and it left me completely confused. But I did see the movie Blade Runner quite a few times, and was very impressed with its storyline and imagery.
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    CASTAWAY by Lucy Irvine A couple deliberately maroon themselves on a desert island for a year. I believe her male "husband" also wrote an account of their time there but I have not been able to trace it

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    Philip K.Dick--Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?
    Peter Hart--The Somme: The Darkest Hour On The Westen Front
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    @ teddy - interesting (I found this which you might like to read http://www.independent.co.uk/news/pe...le-898978.html)
    I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
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    Thanks David, thats very interesting. It certainly reinforces what she wrote in Castway. At times she was on the island completely on her own, with no communication with the outside world. Quite a girl.

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    It also catagorically states that he was NOT her husband or "husband" as you wrote. Very interesting.
    I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
    —Albert Einstein.

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    The Australian goverment insisted that they go through a marriage ceremony before it would give permission for the venture. Although they had only known each other for a few weeks they were both so keen for the prodject to succeed that they agreed to the marriage. It was purely for convienience.

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    Ironic that the Australian government should push for a marriage, how bizarre. Trust them to be so farqing doctrinal.
    I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
    —Albert Einstein.

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    I suppose they were worried all those fish and crabs around there might watch them fornicate without a licence

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