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Post by Evil Red » Mon Jan 19, 2009 1:07 pm

I don't feel like rhyming this morning, so...

I recently just finished reading my out-of-print Christmas gift Attic by Katherine Dunn (author of Geek Love) and finally just started and am barreling through The Golden Compass with book II and III of His Dark Materials to follow.

Still lying in wait are: Truck (also out-of-print) by Katherine Dunn and Clive Barker's The Thief of Always comic book.

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Post by Jonathan » Mon Jan 19, 2009 1:29 pm

Last night I finished Daniel Silva's "Secret Servant". It's the second to latest book with the main character Gabrial Allon, an Israeli spy/assasin/art restorer. Light years ahead of Tom Clancy, and they're Je.ws!

Will pick up the next Silva "Moscow Rules" that just came out in hardcover.

And just finished Vince Flynn's "Protect And Defend". Also the second to latest book with a re-occuring character. These are political espionage.

I'm a sucker for spy novels. Especially post-9/11. More so the Israeli ones.
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Post by Project Undead Vish » Mon Jan 19, 2009 1:47 pm

Just started Stephen King's "Song of Susanna". Just finished "Wolves of the Calla".

Working on reading The Watchmen graphic novels, cuz everybody has told me to read it.

The His Dark Materials books are fucking sweet. Gotta love an anti christian children's book.
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Post by Rainbow Brite » Mon Jan 19, 2009 1:50 pm

I have never read a Michael Crichton book before, so I decided to give it a shot with Prey. Its eh. He has some writing style flaws and is a little wordy in this book, but its an interesting topic.

I have The Gunslinger forever on the must read list but I make it 1/3 of the way, get bored put it down and 2 months later try to pick up where I left off. Not working so well. I know I know, just get through it.


Once my fella finishes The Amber Spyglass, I will be starting His Dark Materials again. Best books I have read in..... forever.

The next one I will pick up will be Shutter Island (before the movie comes out)

and I hate to admit it, but I might actually read Twilight, just don't tell anyone. Gotta see what the hype is about.

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Post by imperator_Drakul » Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:09 pm

whenever in down time, i usually have a book to read, or I'm angry person. And when I'm reading, once I put down one I pick up another...

Since the beginning of December, I've read "The Dark Son", about some screwed up kid who tries to blame being adopted on killing in cold blood...then I read the OOP "Legion" by none other than William Peter Blatty himself...good book! Will make you think as well. Then I read the "I-5 Killer" by Anne Rule, not a bad book, it was good, but I felt it was a little short and lacking, and the pictures were ripped out of the book, and you can't find more than one picture of this sick fuck on google to see what he looked like. Right now I'm reading "Lust Killer" by the same author, and like the I-5 Killer, it's about an Oregon based murderer, and so far is a better read than the I-5 Killer.

I also have a copy of Lords of Chaos...the "black metal bible" book, simply because there is really nothing else to by a Barnes and Noble (had a gift card)...I read already what I needed to read in it, other than that, it's a crappy, slanted book, and anyone into black metal who call it their bible, are just as ridiculous as the book and the people in it, and WHO wrote it.

I'm looking to get the Pet Semetary book, as I read somewhere that it's far more disturbing than the movie, which is the case half the time...but the thing that really makes me want to read it, is that Stephen King said he regrets writing it because of the content....score!
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Post by PnDsCm » Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:16 pm

Can't get enough of the Dark Tower... The only thing S. King wrote in a long time that I could stand. Currently though it's:

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I'd heartily recommend it or any of the blowback trilogy if you're in to that sort of thing...
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Post by AchimbaProphet » Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:33 pm

I picked up these books recently. Eventually I will open their covers.

Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea by Chelsea Handler
Getting the Love You Want by Harville Hendrix
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Post by Adremelech » Mon Jan 19, 2009 4:16 pm

Various Adobe ColdFusion books... I have to relearn CF for my job.
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Post by MuC » Mon Jan 19, 2009 4:57 pm

currently reading Neuromancer by william gibson...then im either gonna tackle a scanner darkly or do androids dream of electric sheep? both by phillip k dick...
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Post by Evil Red » Mon Jan 19, 2009 5:16 pm

AchimbaProphet wrote:
Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea by Chelsea Handler
I wanna get that one too. She's hilarious!
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Post by Evil Red » Mon Jan 19, 2009 5:33 pm

imperator_Drakul wrote:.

I'm looking to get the Pet Semetary book, as I read somewhere that it's far more disturbing than the movie, which is the case half the time
All of the time, actually. ;)
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Post by mickey brown-eye » Mon Jan 19, 2009 6:11 pm

Black House By King/Straub!
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Post by IRONDICK » Mon Jan 19, 2009 7:20 pm

Ms. Red might I suggest you read a book from Mr. Bentley Little. He is one sick and twisted fuck and even Mr. King has bowed down to him. I think I have read all but 5 or so of his books and the average time per book is 2-3 days. Check out this link below for a little more info.


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Post by imperator_Drakul » Mon Jan 19, 2009 7:21 pm

Evil Red wrote:All of the time, actually. ;)
heh, I always said that too until I read "The Rules of Attraction" by Bret E. Ellis....the movie was better than the book!!! I can't believe I said that....and the movie was more shocking than the book!!! I can't believe I said that either...but there I said it..
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Post by Evil Red » Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:51 pm

IRONDICK wrote:Ms. Red might I suggest you read a book from Mr. Bentley Little. He is one sick and twisted fuck and even Mr. King has bowed down to him. I think I have read all but 5 or so of his books and the average time per book is 2-3 days. Check out this link below for a little more info.


http://bentleylittle.homestead.com/
Cool, I'll look after work!
imperator_Drakul wrote:heh, I always said that too until I read "The Rules of Attraction" by Bret E. Ellis....the movie was better than the book!!! I can't believe I said that....and the movie was more shocking than the book!!! I can't believe I said that either...but there I said it..
Well... almost all time with the exception of Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile for example in encorporating the details, but those didn't have the same type of 'horror' as say, Pet Semetary or The Shining. My point being it's REALLY rare to have an adaptation outshine the book. :)

I've only come across one book EVER that I liked the movie better and that was Once were Warriors.
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Post by Evil Red » Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:40 pm

IRONDICK wrote:Ms. Red might I suggest you read a book from Mr. Bentley Little. He is one sick and twisted fuck and even Mr. King has bowed down to him. I think I have read all but 5 or so of his books and the average time per book is 2-3 days. Check out this link below for a little more info.


http://bentleylittle.homestead.com/
OH!

I found this on that link.

August 29: More MASTERS OF HORROR season-two details - on SHOWTIME

We reported here that the filmmakers helming the final three shows of MASTERS OF HORROR’s second season have been announced, and while on set with series creator Mick Garris as he filmed his own entry, VALERIE ON THE STAIRS, Fango got a few further details on what to expect from them. Peter (THE CHANGELING) Medak is already prepping the adaptation of Bentley Little’s THE WASHINGTONIANS, and will be the 10th director this season. “Peter Medak made one of the greatest ghost-story movies of all time here in Vancouver,” Garris says. “THE CHANGELING is a masterpiece. We’ve been trying to get the right combination of talent for [THE WASHINGTONIANS]; Johnathon Schaech, who wrote it with Richard Chizmar, will be playing the lead.”



I HAVE seen The Washingtonians which gives me a better perspective (off the top of my head, anyway) on what he might be all about. Rad, I will check his shit out. What's a good one to start with?

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Post by IRONDICK » Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:24 pm

Any of them really, I think i started with the house and just went from there. I went to the local used paperback store and bought everyone they had and got hooked on them. I am just finishing up Dominion and it so far has been the most fucked up thing I have read by him and am loving every minute of it. When you start reading him let me know what you think.
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Post by Evil Red » Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:56 pm

Like I said, I have a few lying in wait, but I'll do that if and when. I always enjoy my periodic updates from Val and Vish on their Dark Tower progress. haha

Ah, Dark Tower...

*goes dreamy*
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Post by Evil Red » Tue Jan 20, 2009 1:55 am

Oh and it's nice to see a few of you MIA's back here posting again. We can talk books all ya want! :D
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Post by Irrylath » Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:41 am

Evil Red wrote:All of the time, actually. ;)
I concur! and with the whole Shawshank, Stand By Me, Green Mile...

Red, when Vish is finished, we'll all have to go grab a drink of some sort and geek out. :D

I'm in a slump. I haven't read anything since I started moving in November. I miss it, hopefully I get my routine back down soon.

I have a list. There are a couple on there that I think you would enjoy as well. When I find it, I'll clue you in. :)
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Post by BigHurknFrontman » Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:10 am

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Post by Gore Whore » Tue Jan 20, 2009 1:47 pm

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And when my son finishes it, I am going to re-read The Princess Bride.

After that, I am not sure. Prolly whichever Ann Rice book is on my nightstand.

PS Red, I loved the Thief of Always..great book!
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Post by -deathboy- » Tue Jan 20, 2009 2:18 pm

...and someday if/when i ever get my eyesight back on par, i will take up my oldest addiction once again. i haven't read diddley squat since my eyes crapped out on me. it gives me a headache when i try.

*le sigh*
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Post by Project Undead Vish » Tue Jan 20, 2009 2:30 pm

Irrylath wrote:
Red, when Vish is finished, we'll all have to go grab a drink of some sort and geek out. :D
WORD! I happen to have a lot of time on my hands these days.
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Post by IRONDICK » Tue Jan 20, 2009 5:26 pm

-deathboy- wrote:...and someday if/when i ever get my eyesight back on par, i will take up my oldest addiction once again. i haven't read diddley squat since my eyes crapped out on me. it gives me a headache when i try.

*le sigh*

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