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Post by -deathboy- » Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:59 pm

well, i read the first 3 of the dark tower series in the long long ago, and now that there is 4 more in the series i decided to take a break from my zombie fascination and return to the world of the gunslinger. bout halfway through book 1 now...
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Post by imperator_Drakul » Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:41 pm

just finished reading The Ice Man by Philip Carlo for the 2nd time (Richard Kuklinski). Got a present of two books, one being Green River, Running Red by our local Ann Rule.
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Post by Evil Red » Mon Apr 26, 2010 1:57 am

The first rule about fight club is you do not talk about fight club. The second rule about fight club is you do NOT talk about...

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Post by mickey brown-eye » Mon Apr 26, 2010 7:32 am

Evil Red wrote:Yesterday I FINALLY, after meaning to pick up a copy for most of my life, went and bought a copy of Daphne du Maurier's 1938 novel; Rebecca. Has anyone else read this?

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I've seen Alfred Hitchcock's 1940 film of the same title with Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine (one of my favorite old-school actresses) about 90 bazillion times and it includes one of my all time favorite villainess's; Mrs. Danvers played by Judith Anderson.

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I thought for being a 72 year old story it might be sort of a hard read with the time period's use of language, but for being a good 25% into the story already, oddly enough I'm fairly amazed that with the exception of a reference to a gramophone and a lorgnette (which I recognized in the context of the story, but didn't know it's name or correct pronunciation without looking it up) amazingly, this story could have been written present day. So far, the movie has followed the book perfectly!

Infact, as I read the first page, I could hear Joan Fontaine's opening movie lines as she narrates the first few pages. Fucking awesome.

As an interesting cross-over for Stephen King fans that arn't as familiar with the book or movie, his book Bag of Bones constantly refers to the opening line and often quoted "Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again" as well as Mrs. Danvers, the sinister housekeeper. I about shit my pants when I found out he is afraid of her too. She's been one of my favorite spookey & icy, yet subtle, bitches all my life.

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I always wanted to see Mrs. Danvers and Nurse Ratched teamed up in a catfight. At the least, it'd be the world's most iciest and longest staring contest ever.

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Hot damn, I'm so excited to have finally picked this up and to have it be such an awesome read! YEAY!
I just watched One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and I am seriously not sure what I would have done if the actress who played Nurse Ratched showed up at my door right then. I might have actually killed her myself for what she did to Billy and McMurphy...
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Post by Evil Red » Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:14 am

mickey brown-eye wrote:I just watched One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and I am seriously not sure what I would have done if the actress who played Nurse Ratched showed up at my door right then. I might have actually killed her myself for what she did to Billy and McMurphy...
Yep. And this is why she won the Oscar for Best Actress. You should watch Rebecca now and tell me what you think of my assesement. Judith Anderson (Mrs. Danvers) was nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.
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Post by mickey brown-eye » Mon Apr 26, 2010 1:01 pm

Evil Red wrote:Yep. And this is why she won the Oscar for Best Actress. You should watch Rebecca now and tell me what you think of my assesement. Judith Anderson (Mrs. Danvers) was nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.
I'll check it out! I am surprised I haven't seen it yet. Robyn and I went on a Hitchcock spree a few years ago
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Post by soundguy » Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:09 pm

I think I can recommend "Shutter Island". Maybe I'm just slow, but I did NOT see that ending coming. Might have to go see the movie now to find out if they did it justice.
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Post by Evil Red » Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:52 pm

soundguy wrote:I think I can recommend "Shutter Island". Maybe I'm just slow, but I did NOT see that ending coming. Might have to go see the movie now to find out if they did it justice.
You'll have to tell me if it's even the same ending. I figured it out in the first 10 minutes of the movie. :(
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Post by Evil Red » Thu Apr 29, 2010 1:27 pm

I can quote the movie backwards and forward, but I've never read the book and a heart-warming story of sunshine and puppies is just what the doctor ordered. :D

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Post by Evil Red » Wed May 05, 2010 2:53 am

I had never cared about Bill Maher until I watched him give the only really-truly fitting comments about George Carlin during his (George's) posthumous award show and just like that *snaps* Bill had my attention. (And sudden respect.)

After that, I watched Religulous and not only was I sold, I was amazed he escaped me for so long. So... I'm finally about to bust into his books. I'm cracking this one tonight. Or today. What ever the fuck time it is. I just worked 12 hours of overtime.
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Post by Evil Red » Fri May 07, 2010 1:26 am

Just started this again for the 4th time because I'm poor today and it's an awesome book.

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Post by Evil Red » Wed May 26, 2010 12:28 am

Flying through this one now. :)

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Post by mickey brown-eye » Wed May 26, 2010 10:24 am

Just finished Song of Susannah (Dark Tower book 6). Then I found out that Stephen King's Insomnia ties in fairly heavily with DT, so I started that last night! :D
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Post by Evil Red » Wed May 26, 2010 11:56 am

mickey brown-eye wrote:Just finished Song of Susannah (Dark Tower book 6). Then I found out that Stephen King's Insomnia ties in fairly heavily with DT, so I started that last night! :D
Wow really? You haven't read it before? Yeah, it's basicilly a DT phantom chapter and it's where the Red and White concepts were first introduced.

I stayed up all night and read it in one sitting the day it came out. Fittingly enough. ;)

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Post by Jenzy » Wed May 26, 2010 4:16 pm

Evil Red wrote:Flying through this one now. :)

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That's a good one!!


I just finished an autobiography on Pattie Boyd and just got a few chapters into this one, pretty good so far:

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Post by Evil Red » Wed May 26, 2010 11:56 pm

FYI ~ This little tiny lil' thing came out yesterday.

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and his next book of four stories: Full Dark, No Stars is due in November. :)
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Post by MattV » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:43 am

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Post by -deathboy- » Mon Jun 07, 2010 5:38 pm

did you start with the prequel, the new spring? it's not really necessary, but it delves into some background on a couple characters theat is kinda cool. i've been through the entire series twice so far. now i'm just waiting for the new ones in paperback to come out so i can finish it out.
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Post by Evil Red » Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:22 am

Finished Midnight in The Garden of Good and Evil and Billy Blockade and just cracked this this one. I hadn't even heard of it, but I got it as a b-day gift from my dad. :)

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Post by mickey brown-eye » Fri Jun 18, 2010 6:10 am

Just finished Insomnia (Awesome story!) and now back to the main event: The final Dark Tower bookImage
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Post by Evil Red » Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:15 pm

mickey brown-eye wrote:Just finished Insomnia (Awesome story!) and now back to the main event: The final Dark Tower bookImage
That reminds me Mickey, did you ever read The Little Sisters of Eluria? It's another one chapter size story that (if I remember correctly for just getting up and not having any coffee yet) takes place between Susan Delgado's death and Roland starting after Walter.

I read it in an anthology forever ago, but it was later re-printed in Everything's Eventual. There's a new (year or two old) limited edition that's going for around between $75-700. that I want.

You probally know most of this though. ;)
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Post by mickey brown-eye » Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:36 pm

Evil Red wrote:That reminds me Mickey, did you ever read The Little Sisters of Eluria? It's another one chapter size story that (if I remember correctly for just getting up and not having any coffee yet) takes place between Susan Delgado's death and Roland starting after Walter.

I read it in an anthology forever ago, but it was later re-printed in Everything's Eventual. There's a new (year or two old) limited edition that's going for around between $75-700. that I want.

You probally know most of this though. ;)
I actually did not know any of that! But, the wife has Everything's Eventual so I read the story the other night. It was pretty cool, and correct me if I'm wrong but I think the sisters showed up in either Talisman or Blackhouse too.
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Post by Evil Red » Wed Jun 23, 2010 1:29 pm

mickey brown-eye wrote:I actually did not know any of that! But, the wife has Everything's Eventual so I read the story the other night. It was pretty cool, and correct me if I'm wrong but I think the sisters showed up in either Talisman or Blackhouse too.
Cool, glad you got a chance to read it! I don't remember if they're mentioned in those, but they are in either 5, 6 and/or 7 a few times. It's one of those things that if you don't already know who they are, you don't quite notice you just missed a bunch of history. (You may have lumped them in with old woman that gave Roland the cross to wear?)

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Post by Jenzy » Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:58 pm

Just finished Tree Spirited Woman
by Colleen Baldrica


haven't started anything new yet. . . need to find something asap though.

Don't make me pick up the Twilight series again. . . . . :p
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