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Surlyboi
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on: December 18, 2017, 10:07:56 PM

Holy fucking shit. I had no idea they were making this into a movie.

http://www.mortalengines.com

A thousand years after the apocalypse, cities have been put on wheels and roll around the remains of Europe eating each other. It's a bizarre post apocalyptic steampunk YA masterpiece.

Tuned in, immediately get to watch cringey Ubisoft talking head offering her deepest sympathies to the families impacted by the Orlando shooting while flanked by a man in a giraffe suit and some sort of "horrifically garish neon costumes through the ages" exhibit or something.  We need to stop this fucking planet right now and sort some shit out. -Kail
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Reply #1 on: December 18, 2017, 10:56:33 PM

Well

That was certainly something
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Reply #2 on: December 19, 2017, 01:53:07 AM

Ok that's an interesting premise - I'm intrigued

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Reply #3 on: December 19, 2017, 03:20:01 AM

Count me in -  That's quite a premise to explore.

Is the book worthy of being prioritized to the front of my reading list?
Surlyboi
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Reply #4 on: December 19, 2017, 03:42:58 PM

I randomly picked it up a little over 10 years ago. The blurb on the back intrigued me and then I couldn’t put it down. Is it worth prioritizing over other stuff you’ve got in your queue? Depends on the stuff. The characterization is solid for the main crew and Reeve doesn’t shy away from conflict where necessary. Still, it IS. a YA novel.

That said, the lore of the world is deep and intriguing.
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Tuned in, immediately get to watch cringey Ubisoft talking head offering her deepest sympathies to the families impacted by the Orlando shooting while flanked by a man in a giraffe suit and some sort of "horrifically garish neon costumes through the ages" exhibit or something.  We need to stop this fucking planet right now and sort some shit out. -Kail
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Reply #5 on: December 20, 2017, 03:38:08 AM

That's the kind of over the top world building I love.  I'm totally down.

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Reply #6 on: December 21, 2017, 11:34:39 AM

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"That ... is London."
awesome, for real

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Reply #7 on: December 21, 2017, 03:26:50 PM

It says something that my biggest reaction was "ew, Peter Jackson"
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