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Theodore Roszak: Flicker

Stewart

Active Member
I was reading the one star reviews for The Da Vinci Code on Amazon and laughing at some of the things people say about it such as doesn't require suspensiosn of belief so much as it requires suspension of sentience or armed only with the author's intervention, Robert Langdon sets off to unravel the mystery. There are loads of gems like this.

However, one person recommened Foucault's Pendulum, which I'd also recommend, but he also recommended Flicker by Theodore Roszak as a proper novel in the same genre.

I was wondering if anyone has read Flicker and, if so, what they thought of it?
 

Stewart

Active Member
Stewart said:
I was reading the one star reviews for The Da Vinci Code on Amazon and laughing at some of the things people say about it such as doesn't require suspension of belief so much as it requires suspension of sentience or armed only with the author's intervention, Robert Langdon sets off to unravel the mystery. There are loads of gems like this.

Here's more:

It has been claimed that a room full of monkeys randomly hammering away on typewriters will eventually replicate the complete works of Shakespeare. This must be a sample of the drivel that they've been producing in the meantime, and has presumably been released to keep them in bananas.

Read your grandmother's knitting patterns - much more challenging.
 

clueless

New Member
I was looking for a game when I came about a jewel. I can’t remember the exact name of the programme but it was something on the lines of ‘Creative writing help’: Mix and match 6,000 character profiles, keep track of events in your book, etc. I don’t know whether it also had a “pick and mix story lines” feature, but I wouldn’t be surprised. Maybe that’s how Dan Brown writes.
 

chuephödli

Member
Sometimes it takes a while until somebody answers... I enjoyed FLICKER tremendously. A must read for anybody claiming an interest in movies, conspiracy theories.

Dan Brown should not be mentioned in the same breath as Roszak. Come to think of it, Dan Brown should not be mentioned at all.

Having said that, all those gems you quoted might never have been thought up without The Da Vinci Code...
 

Shade

New Member
A little late, but I've read Flicker, Stewart (see how the advent of certain websites makes me want to spell it Flickr?). It's a great romp, like Foucault's Pendulum only a little hokier, and pretty interesting on the subject of film. I re-read it a couple of years back and it wasn't quite as good second time round, but still interesting, slightly chilling and thoroughly readable. Philip French rates it, and he is always right.
 
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