[geeks] Conan the Barbarian hates hippies?
nimitz at nimitzbrood.com
Tue Dec 11 15:41:37 CST 2007
On Dec 11, 2007, at 3:27 PM, Nadine Miller wrote:
> Patrick Giagnocavo wrote:
>> Slap me if this is too far OT, but I recently came across a book I
>> read some time ago, "Conan the Barbarian" (ISBN 0-553-22544-8) - and
>> it just struck me that the followers of Thulsa Doom are hippies -
>> they wear flowers in their hair, subscribe to far-out religions, etc.
>> Anyone else get that from the book?
>> My take is that it is a response to the hippies of the 60s and 70s
>> (the movie and this book came out in about 1981).
> Doubtful. The original Robert E. Howard stories were written in the
> '30's. See: www.conan.com
> That's not to say that the screenplay didn't decide totally fsck with
> things--see: _Starship Troopers_ as an example of how good books have
> been butchered. IMO, as an RAH fan, mind you.
Oh Great $Diety! You had to mention that movie!
I had _finally_ forgotten about it and how badly it butchered the book.
Now I've remembered iRobot!
*runs away screaming*
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