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TheOneTrueElSanto
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Rank:Blood Beast

Score: 1491

(Date Posted:10/17/2010 9:05 PM)

So howsabout I start one now?

I just finished The Hollower, by Mary SanGiovanni.  Somewhere in the Multiverse, there's a plane of existence on which Clive Barker wrote the screenplay to A Nightmare on Elm Street.  I know this because SanGiovanni appears to have mediumistically channeled a professional paperback hack's novelization of said screenplay, and released it in our universe under her own name.
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The_Masked_Claw
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RE:You know what we don't have yet? A book thread.
(Date Posted:10/18/2010 9:18 AM)

I'm almost through with The Descent of Woman*(gracias Killer Goldfish!) and am reading little spurts of Stephen King's Dreamcatcher before sleep every night.






*I could have been through with it sooner, as it's a captivating read, but I have it at work, and reading during break-time is sporadic at best.
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KillerGoldfish
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Rank:Pain Stuffer

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Re:You know what we don't have yet? A book thread.
(Date Posted:10/19/2010 11:14 AM)

I told you, that book is frikkin' awesome.  I'm about to start on a similar one called The Invisible Sex:  Uncovering The Roles Of Women In Prehistory which I hope is not just an excuse to show a lot of drawings of hairy women walking around nekkid.  For now I'm still dead in the middle of The Men Who Stare At Goats, which is pretty mind-boggling.  Jeebus, but I wish my dad could have read this one.

(Message edited by KillerGoldfish On 10/19/2010 11:15 AM)
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TheOneTrueElSanto
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Rank:Blood Beast

Score:1491

Re:You know what we don't have yet? A book thread.
(Date Posted:10/19/2010 11:32 AM)

Having moved on to Let the Right One In, I have but one thing to say:  You know the old saw about how the book is always better than the movie?  It's a crock.  Occasionally, the movie is a lot better than the book.
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Count0
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Rank:Monstertrucker

Score:817

Reply To TheOneTrueElSanto
(Date Posted:10/19/2010 3:35 PM)

Reply to TheOneTrueElSanto (10/19/2010 12:32 PM)

Having moved on to Let the Right One In, I have but one thing to say:  You know the old saw about how the book is always better than the movie?  It's a crock.  Occasionally, the movie is a lot better than the book.
Which is interesting, because I think the same guy wrote both the novel and the movie.
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KillerGoldfish
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Rank:Pain Stuffer

Score:1848

Reply To TheOneTrueElSanto
(Date Posted:10/20/2010 6:50 AM)

Reply to TheOneTrueElSanto (10/19/2010 11:32 AM)

Having moved on to Let the Right One In, I have but one thing to say:  You know the old saw about how the book is always better than the movie?  It's a crock.  Occasionally, the movie is a lot better than the book.

Oh, for sure.  I can think of a few examples myself.  How about The Exorcist?


(Message edited by KillerGoldfish On 10/20/2010 6:50 AM)
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Klowny
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Score:70

Re:You know what we don't have yet? A book thread.
(Date Posted:10/20/2010 10:04 AM)

 I've been consumed with Steampunk recently; I'm reading The Boneshaker simultaneously with Steampunk Prime.  I've also been picking up some old Doctor Who books and reading those here and there.
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KillerGoldfish
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Rank:Pain Stuffer

Score:1848

RE:You know what we don't have yet? A book thread.
(Date Posted:10/23/2010 7:17 PM)

I keep meaning to try some steampunk...

I finished both the books above and I'm about to start Dial M.
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Choconado
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Rank:Jackanapes

Score:3718

Reply To KillerGoldfish
(Date Posted:10/24/2010 11:45 AM)

I'm finally finished with my book on mondo movies. As I said before, it's dry as hell, without a trace of humor, but is nonetheless an incredibly fascinating read. The essay at the end by Jacopetti says more about documentary fimmaking than years of college courses.
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Chadzilla
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Rank:Oreo Big Stuff

Score:927

Reply To KillerGoldfish
(Date Posted:10/24/2010 1:10 PM)

Reply to KillerGoldfish (10/20/2010 6:50 AM)

Reply to TheOneTrueElSanto (10/19/2010 11:32 AM)

Having moved on to Let the Right One In, I have but one thing to say:  You know the old saw about how the book is always better than the movie?  It's a crock.  Occasionally, the movie is a lot better than the book.

Oh, for sure.  I can think of a few examples myself.  How about The Exorcist?

Or Jaws?
Currently reading Brotherhood of the Wolf, volume two in David Farland's Runelords saga.
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KillerGoldfish
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Rank:Pain Stuffer

Score:1848

Reply To Chadzilla
(Date Posted:10/27/2010 6:36 AM)

Reply to Chadzilla (10/24/2010 1:10 PM)

Reply to KillerGoldfish (10/20/2010 6:50 AM)

Reply to TheOneTrueElSanto (10/19/2010 11:32 AM)

Having moved on to Let the Right One In, I have but one thing to say:  You know the old saw about how the book is always better than the movie?  It's a crock.  Occasionally, the movie is a lot better than the book.

Oh, for sure.  I can think of a few examples myself.  How about The Exorcist?

Or Jaws?
Currently reading Brotherhood of the Wolf, volume two in David Farland's Runelords saga.

Oh HELL yes, Jaws!

I finished Dial M:  The Murder Of Carol Thompson and I'm now lighting up the night with Sex Sadists, a subtle and thought-provoking True Detective  compilation.
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screamingturnip
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Re:You know what we don't have yet? A book thread.
(Date Posted:10/30/2010 5:53 PM)

 Reading a collection of Murakami's short stories called Blind Willows, Sleeping Woman. It's good.
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Marxo_Grouch
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Score:4233

RE:You know what we don't have yet? A book thread.
(Date Posted:10/30/2010 6:37 PM)

I've enjoyed the Murakami stories I've read. He has a way of making you feel as if you're reading about a world that is perhaps just a hair removed from our own.

I managed to read the better part of a collection of Dostoevsky stories before I had to return it to the library. I had gotten it primarily to read the story upon which Visconti's White Nights was based. The stories I read were suprisingly accessible, that is, until I got to 'Notes from the Underground.' Interesting, but typically mental. There may be other national literatures that equal the Russians in their obsession with characters who crash around in their own heads like cocaine-addled parakeets in a cage, but I doubt me if there are any that surpass them in same.
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KillerGoldfish
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Rank:Pain Stuffer

Score:1848

Re:You know what we don't have yet? A book thread.
(Date Posted:11/02/2010 10:06 AM)

Now reading Fluke by Christopher Moore.

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Mayzshon
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Rank:Pain Stuffer

Score:1922

Re:You know what we don't have yet? A book thread.
(Date Posted:11/02/2010 6:42 PM)

I liked Fluke, though it's not one of my favorite Moore books.  Still, I've never read any Christopher Moore that I didn't find entertaining.
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Mayzshon
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Rank:Pain Stuffer

Score:1922

Re:You know what we don't have yet? A book thread.
(Date Posted:11/09/2010 7:11 PM)

Earth: The Book. Hit or miss, some very funny stuff, some meh, but on the whole entertaining.
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Bergerjacques
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Rank:Mysterious Quim

Score:128

RE:You know what we don't have yet? A book thread.
(Date Posted:11/10/2010 10:45 AM)



This is already developing into an interesting graphic novel. Unfortunately, it is a trade paperback compilation of a series by Dark Horse, so I can expect no resolution of the plot threads which is frustrating.

I have finished listening to an audiobook presentation of Cormac McCarthy's The Road. Because I spend an awful lot of time talking with folks who are fans of zombie movies and its tropes, it was difficult not to take this as a superior vision of a bleak zom-infested post-apocalyptic landscape, especially in the early going. But despite its relentless bleakness, it was damn refreshing tonic to the bloated infestation of zombie post-apocalyptic literature out there.
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KillerGoldfish
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Rank:Pain Stuffer

Score:1848

Re:You know what we don't have yet? A book thread.
(Date Posted:11/10/2010 12:40 PM)

I'm reading Murder In Mayberry.  It's pretty good, although I'm sort of wondering why the town's supposedly experienced mortician doesn't know how to conceal knife cuts in a person's face.  Even I know what mortician's wax is for, for crying out loud.

(Message edited by KillerGoldfish On 11/10/2010 12:42 PM)
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Choconado
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Rank:Jackanapes

Score:3718

Reply To KillerGoldfish
(Date Posted:11/10/2010 11:27 PM)

Reply to KillerGoldfish(11/10/2010 12:40 PM) I'm reading Murder In Mayberry.  It's pretty good, although I'm sort of wondering why the town's supposedly experienced mortician doesn't know how to conceal knife cuts in a person's face.  Even I know what mortician's wax is for, for crying out loud.
Hell, I used to know people that could get it for you cheap- no questions asked. In other news, I'm almost done read Grant Morrison's "The Invisibles" series, and my suspicions that it contains subliminal messages are continuously growing...
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Deeky
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Rank:Cow Puncher

Score:8672

RE:You know what we don't have yet? A book thread.
(Date Posted:11/11/2010 4:10 PM)

i am knee-deep into Glenn Beck's "thriller" The Overton Window.  it's horrible on so many levels.

i am also reading Anthony Bourdain's new one, Medium Raw.  it's pretty good.  except somehow he has spent the last two chapters talking about his kid.  which annoys me.  it's a book about food, not about going to a kid's dance class.  this whole bit is so unnecessary.  get back to talking about pho, you fuck.
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TheOneTrueElSanto
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Rank:Blood Beast

Score:1491

Re:You know what we don't have yet? A book thread.
(Date Posted:11/11/2010 11:34 PM)

Reply to Deeky (11/11/2010 5:10 PM)
it's a book about food, not about going to a kid's dance class.

Maybe he's just laying groundwork for the chapter where he eats the kid.

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