>>42145160>which do you think had the better ending, the book or the movie?
Haven’t watched the movie, is it’s ending different?
The books ending was pretty meh to me, to be honest. My favourite part of the book was him exploring the world and explaining various things about it, so I really enjoyed the first 2/3 of the book but thought the last 1/3 was pretty mediocre. The ending wasn’t bad, nor was the last 1/3, I just think it didn’t really fit. Also making the vampires intelligent was really jumping the shark for me, because again it just didn’t seem to fit well with the theme the first 2/3 was going for.
I wish there was a sequel or alternative ending explored more of the world. Although altogether I’d give it 4/5, very good, despite the ending.
>Should Will Smith have made an I Am Legend rap?
I don’t know, yeah, why not.
>Are you going to read any of the "sequels" to DQ?
The official sequel is included in my edition.
>Why Wanderings in China?
To be honest I haven’t really gotten into it, but I’ve been jumping in and out every now and again.
It’s about this British guy in the 1840s who went to China to study how tea was made and get some tea plants, because at the time tea was exclusively grown in China. Britain had fought a war with China 4 years prior to the start of his journey, partially because China refused to sell us things like tea, silk, porcelain, etc without payment in silver which we were short of. They wouldn’t accept any other form of payment, and because our economy was reliant on expensive Chinese goods we invaded to ensure our economic rights there.
Basically this guy was sent there after the war as a kind of undercover agent (it was illegal for foreigners to enter mainland China outside of a few port cities, and it was also illegal to sell tea plants or tea making secrets) travelling all over China in search for the best tea plants and tea makings methods so they could be used in India to undercut the Chinese tea market.
Pretty obscure subject, but it’s really interesting.
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