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Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
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Ender's Shadow Review

I'm a great fan of Sci-fi, and, Orson Scott Card in particular. Ender's Game is in my top 5 Sci-fi novels of all-time.

I'm about half way through this, and enjoying it immensely.


I also love my Fantasy, so have started re-reading all my Discworld novels. I'm currently on "Mort"

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Mort

I also have a number of Audio books. I currently have a copy of Isaac Asimov's "The Complete Robot" on my iPod.

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Posted by Sam Rage Against The Hainchine (Member # 3150) on :
 
Harry Potter 'Chamber of Secrets'
 
Posted by Earth Angel (Member # 3301) on :
 
Ooh I love Discworld. As I said in a previous thread...I just read Tunnels, and am waiting for Deeper and Freefall to arrive in the post so I can get on with reading the next installments.
 
Posted by pettyfan (Member # 2260) on :
 
I just read The Dirt (the Crue autobiography). It was flippin awesome. Currently I'm reading The Heroin Diaries (Nikki Sixx) and The Scarecrow (Michael Connelly).
 
Posted by Faith No Motley (Member # 3598) on :
 
The last thing I read was the Anthony Keidis autobiography Scar Tissue and that's been like 6 months ago. I really wish I could find more time to read.....
 
Posted by Riptide (Member # 457) on :
 
I'm trying to read a lot of books at the same time. I just finished reading a Hendrix bio, now I'm reading an Eric Clapton, Bobby Orr and a Jim Morrison biography.
 
Posted by LoverswithCassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
I finished last night Five Run Away Together from Enid Blyton's Famous Five series. Did anybody ever watch the television series?
 
Posted by Princess Pooh (Member # 5798) on :
 
Breaking Dawn - Stephenie Meyer
 
Posted by JAY LEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
The Great Heroin Coup: Drugs, Intelligence, and International Fascism.

The Great Heroin Coup raises awkward questions. The first half of the book concerns French intelligence, the OAS, the Corsican Mafia and the CIA, the Ben Barka affair, and the story of Christian David; the second half examines the CIA and Mafia in the Golden Triangle, Cuban exiles in Florida, the Nixon-Vesco connection, and the CIA's infiltration of the DEA in Latin America.


Excellent book!
 
Posted by Faith No Motley (Member # 3598) on :
 
Just bought The Iceman: Confessions of a Mafia Contract Killer. I watched an interview they did on HBO with Richard Kuklinski (Ice Man) a few years back before he passed. I'm gonna try and start reading something other than magazines for a change........
 
Posted by JAY LEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
I remember that interview! He was a chilling dude!
I remember when he said to the reporter "you almost made me mad" [Smile] Im sure the reporter was about ready to birth a hershey right there!
 
Posted by Faith No Motley (Member # 3598) on :
 
I'd been like end of the interview lol cause it was bad enough he said "you almost made me mad" but he still kept his cool which was really scary for someone with that kind of temper. Yeah my jaw almost hit the floor looking at the level of brutality and lack of remorse. He constantly said it was all business. After reading about his childhood, I often wonder if a lot of it didn't steer him in the direction he chose. It mentions savage beatings (so hard he would often be knocked out) by his dad and his mom pretty much turning her chair around facing in the opposite direction when the beatings happened. His dad actually killed his brother by striking him so hard but blamed it on a supposed fall down the steps. Not condoning Richard's actions by any means but going through that as a kid would have to do something to you.....
 
Posted by Paul Dangerously, you iceholes.... (Member # 1022) on :
 
Just finished a trilogy of Harry Harrison's Stainless Steel Rat series. Excellent escapist nonsense!
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Motley, I think I may have read that book Iceman. Or it might have been one of those true crime books with some short stories about different killers. When was it published? He was one scary man. It's been a while though- does his family still live in Jersey I wonder?
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
I actually haven't read any books in probably 2 years. I used to read in bed, but my husband said the light keeps him up, so I stopped. But now that it is summertime, I can read in the evenings and not worry about missing any of my favorite tv shows. I am actually going to a book sale at our local library that they hold every year. For $5, they give you a paper grocery bag and you can fill it up with books, magazines, and this year they're having vhs too. I am so excited, because I've always been a big reader, and I feel like my brain is going to mush since I stopped. I learned to read when I was 3 or 4, well before kindergarten, and have always been reading something.
 
Posted by Faith No Motley (Member # 3598) on :
 
Pitt the hardcover edition was released in 2006 and paperback in 2007. Not sure about where his family lives......
 
Posted by pettyfan (Member # 2260) on :
 
I'm like you, Pitt. I love reading and have been doing so forever. I hate romance books and I'm not big on bios and autobios. I did read the two Crue books and I read Brian Head Welch's Save Me From Myself, but that's about it for me.
 
Posted by jdocster McFly you Irish bug (Member # 5752) on :
 
Hewlett Packard server manuals.. Whooo hooo, life in the fast lane!

[Smile]
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
jDoc,

Yeah, but what do you read when you're not on the john? [Razz] [Big Grin]


I ordered a few books off Amazon that came this morning. "Jurassic Park", and "Halting State".

I can't believe that I've never read JP before, I love everything I've ever read from Michael Crichton. He's sorely missed. [Frown]

I've heard that JP is much darker than the movies ever showed, so I'm really looking forward to starting it.

Halting State Description

Halting State Wiki
This book caught my eye, so I thought I'd take a chance on it.

It certainly has an interesting premise, and the fact that it was written in the 2nd person makes it different from the norm.

I'm off now to watch the USA vs Spain in the Confederations Cup semi-final. (Soccer)

How many Americans are even aware that this game is on? How many Americans care.. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
Hmm, I have Jurassic Park too and haven't read it yet. Maybe I'll get started on that one next [Smile]
 
Posted by jdocster McFly you Irish bug (Member # 5752) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by J2ME:
[QB] jDoc,

Yeah, but what do you read when you're not on the john? [Razz] [Big Grin]


heheee....

I found this very interesting article about quantum physics and the universe. It's amazing how many shapes are formed in space...  - http://stateoftheart.popphoto.com/blog/2007/11/quantum-physics.html

[Big Grin]
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
Haha [Big Grin]
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
[Big Grin]
 
Posted by pettyfan (Member # 2260) on :
 
Finger Lickin Fifteen by Janet Evanovich
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
I totally scored at the book sale this morning. I got 14 books, one small cookbook, 3 vhs tapes (Youngblood, Nightmare on Elm St. I and II in a twin pack, and a Mickey Rourke movie that I can't remember the title) and about 6 dvds, including The Terminator, Universal Soldier, and The Hills Have Eyes. I think I am going to go again tomorrow. I wanted to get a few audio books, but there was this woman who literally just picked most of them up and threw them in her bag without even looking at the titles. She got all the good stuff; anything that was left was stuff like instructional manuals. I imagine she will be selling the stuff on ebay tomorrow.
 
Posted by LoverswithCassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
Hello there all. I myself am currently reading a Discworld novel, Interesting Times. This is one where that thickwit Rincewind the Wizzard takes centre stage.
 
Posted by Sam Alice In cHAINs (Member # 3150) on :
 
Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban
 
Posted by Stitch Groover (Member # 2895) on :
 
See if you can spot a theme -

In the bedroom I'm reading "Lisey's Story" by Stephen King, it's a supernatural drama about the widow of a famous writer.

In the loungeroom I have "Just after sunset" by Stephen King on the go, it's a short story collection.

In the car, I'm rereading "Cell" by Stephen King, about a mobile phone virus that turns people into a zombie like state.

In the bathroom, I have "From a Buick 8" by Stephen King.

But I don't only read Stephen King, I like Anne Rice and I really love Matthew Reilly novels.

Don't worry though, I've read all the classics too, mostly in my teens and younger. I remember reading Moby **** on a visit to my aunt's when I was about 7.
 
Posted by pettyfan (Member # 2260) on :
 
I used to be a huge King fan, but I haven't enjoyed a novel of his since From a Buick 8. I just read a book about the rise and fall of heavy metal.
 
Posted by jdocster McFly you Irish bug (Member # 5752) on :
 
Using multipathing devices with iSCSI initiators on RHEL platforms. Whoo hoo... [Smile]
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
I'm currently reading

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The Fifth Discworld novel: Sourcery


And listening to..
Isaac Asimov - The Complete Robot
H.G. Wells - The Invisible Man
 
Posted by Paul Dangerously, you iceholes.... (Member # 1022) on :
 
Whilst I enjoy all Discworld books, those involving Rincewind are my least favorite. I'm really enjoying the more recent ones (The Truth, Going Postal and Making Money) and love those involving the City Watch. Mort is still my all time favorite though.
 
Posted by LoverswithCassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by J2ME:
I'm currently reading

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The Fifth Discworld novel: Sourcery


And listening to..
Isaac Asimov - The Complete Robot
H.G. Wells - The Invisible Man

Oh dear me, I own that one, too. Rincewind is such a hopeless sook, isn't he? If you were in a tight corner on the Discworld, then he would be the last person whom you would EVER want to turn to, much less share it with. He would long to rack off quicksmart -- which of course makes the novels all the more appealing! To me, anyway! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
[Big Grin]

It's great to see so many Discworld fans. When did you first hear about them, and what is your favourite?

I have my Brother to thank for getting me into Discworld. I borrowed a copy of "The Colour of Magic" and never looked back. That was about 15 years ago, and I still enjoy re-reading through the whole series. I'd have to say that my favourite is probably "Guards! Guards!" -- the very first City watch book, and major influence on the 1st computer game.

Anybody reading this who's thinking: "What the hell is Discworld!!??!!" -- Do yourself a favour and check them out.
 
Posted by LoverswithCassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
What actually caused me to start purchasing the Discworld novels is a fictional characters book that I own: Imaginary People (Second Edition) by David Pringle. This lists famous fictional characters from television, films, novels and so forth with over 1,400 invented identities featured. Just for the record, the first Discworld novel that I ever read was The Colour of Magic.

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Posted by Paul Dangerously, you iceholes.... (Member # 1022) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by J2ME:
I'd have to say that my favourite is probably "Guards! Guards!" -- the very first City watch book.[/URL]

"It's a million to one chance, but it might just work...."

[Big Grin]
 
Posted by LoverswithCassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
I am presently reading Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis. I bought this at the Bendigo Library for just 50 cents.

[ 10. July 2009, 15:39: Message edited by: LoverswithCassie ]
 
Posted by Kash (Member # 297) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by jdocster McFly you Irish bug:

I found this very interesting article about quantum physics and the universe. It's amazing how many shapes are formed in space...  -

[Big Grin]

[Big Grin] Sometimes, I think the universe is trying to tell us something...
 
Posted by Kash (Member # 297) on :
 
The Rum Diary By Hunter S. Thompson

Great so far, started last year but didn't get the time to complete it, thank God for bookmarks.

[ 11. July 2009, 14:38: Message edited by: Kash ]
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
I just started L.A. Confidential by James Ellroy. I've never read any of his books. Anyone read this or any other Ellroy novels?
I like the show Murder by the Book on Trutv (formerly CourtTv) and he hosted one episode. The story was about the true life murder of his mother when he was a young child, and as far as I know, it is still unsolved.
 
Posted by pettyfan (Member # 2260) on :
 
Slash--good so far--I think I've gotten onto a rock autobio kick.
 
Posted by Sam Alice In cHAINs (Member # 3150) on :
 
will be starting later on tonight: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
 
Posted by jdocster McFly you Irish bug (Member # 5752) on :
 
More interesting "technical" papers. This time, HA (High Availability) clustering with fail-over...

Wait, I did manage to read several off-road magazines over the weekend. Four Wheeler, JP Magazine, Fourwheel and Offroad. This weekend maybe some Blackbelt magazine and Inside Kung Fu magazine.

I have a stack of stuff to get through!!!

[Smile]
 
Posted by Paul Dangerously, you iceholes.... (Member # 1022) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Sam Alice In cHAINs:
will be starting later on tonight: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

I saw the Harry Potter movie the other day. I think it was totally unrealistic. I mean, a ginger kid at school - with two friends?
 
Posted by LoverswithCassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
I'm at the moment reading yet another Discworld novel, Witches Abroad. Here Granny Weatherwax leads the trio -- herself, Nanny Ogg and Magrat Garlick -- to put a stop to a servant girl's efforts to marry a prince.

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Posted by pettyfan (Member # 2260) on :
 
Finally finished Slash. Good book. Right now I'm reading Black Hills by Nora Roberts. I'm trying to decide if I wanna break down and buy Fieldy's (from Korn) book.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
I may have to pick up Slash, pettyfan. I have read the Motley Crue bio, a GnR bio, and Anthony Kiedis' bio, which was really hard to take at times because of the huge amount of drug abuse. I haven't had much time for reading lately, maybe I oughtta take time and relax and sit out on the patio tonight with the James Elroy novel I started.
 
Posted by pettyfan (Member # 2260) on :
 
I think you should, Pitt. I don't remember if you said whether you'd read the Heroin Diaries or not, but it's really good too.
 
Posted by Earth Angel (Member # 3301) on :
 
I am being an angsty teen and am reading the Twilight books. I only bought them 5 days ago and have already read Twilight and New Moon.
 
Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
 
Currently reading "New York, New York" by Earl Mac Rauch, and "How To Be A Hit Songwriter" by Molly-Ann Leikin...trying to write a hit song that U2 will record before they get too old!
 
Posted by LoverswithCassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
I am now reading Jane Austen's concluding novel, Persuasion. I own all of her novels minus Mansfield Park.
 
Posted by Sam Alice In cHAINs (Member # 3150) on :
 
J.K. Rowling--Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
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Posted by LoverswithCassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
At present, I am going through another of the Famous Five novels, Five On A Secret Trail.
 
Posted by Sam Alice In cHAINs (Member # 3150) on :
 
Harry Potter & The Half-Blood Prince
 
Posted by mamamiasweetpeaches (Member # 1715) on :
 
Stephen King's THE STAND Have put it off for years cuz its over 1000 pages and I thought i couldnt commit. Im a little over 100 pages in so far.
 
Posted by Riptide (Member # 457) on :
 
The Van Halen story
Thomas More's Utopia
 
Posted by Earth Angel (Member # 3301) on :
 
I have read all of the twilight saga and tonight as I am back on nightshift...I am starting on Howls moving castle, by Dianna Wynne Jones.
 
Posted by LoverswithCassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
I am at the present moment reading Richard Wright's classic novel Native Son.
 
Posted by LoverswithCassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
I am right now reading yet another Discworld novel, Witches Abroad.
 
Posted by P a u l (Member # 1022) on :
 
I also am Discworlding, with

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Just finished re-reading Vintage Stuff, one of Tom Sharpe's finest.
 
Posted by Earth Angel (Member # 3301) on :
 
Ooh I enjoyed Carpe Jugulum......gotta love the igors.
 
Posted by LoverswithCassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
I'm at the moment reading The Adrian Mole Diaries. The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 and The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole combined in the one volume.
 
Posted by Earth Angel (Member # 3301) on :
 
Confessions of a shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella.
 
Posted by LoverswithCassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
Watership Down. This is, of course, the bestselling debut novel by Richard Adams that put him on the map as a writer.
 
Posted by Colt 45 (Member # 4940) on :
 
Odd Man Out - Matt McCarthy
 
Posted by LoverswithCassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
The Dangerous Acquaintances by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos. The Vicomte de Valmont and the Marquise de Merteuil conspire to entrap and then ruin various unfortunates within their web of sexual betrayal as well as deceit.
 
Posted by Stitch Groover (Member # 2895) on :
 
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Posted by LoverswithCassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
Tales From Watership Down by Richard Adams. This is, it goes without saying, the sequel by Richard to his classic debut novel, Watership Down.
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
Stardust by Neil Gaiman
 
Posted by LoverswithCassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
Lords and Ladies by Terry Pratchett. Granny Weatherwax and her coven of witches go up against elves from another world to stop them from taking over the Kingdom of Lancre.

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Posted by jdocster McFly you Irish bug (Member # 5752) on :
 
Just finished A bold fresh piece of humanity. Good read.
 
Posted by eaglebauer valley (Member # 8308) on :
 
barry gifford - the wild life of sailor and lula
about half way through so far

this compendium includes "wild at heart" which the david lynch 80s movie was based on - some key differnces but overall very good and cleverly done (both the book and the film)
 
Posted by P a u l (Member # 1022) on :
 
Red Storm Rising. Tom Clancy's finest.
 
Posted by pettyfan (Member # 2260) on :
 
Heather Graham--Unhallowed Ground
 
Posted by LoverswithCassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie by Brian Freemantle. British spy Charlie Muffin must dodge an attempt by British as well American spy networks to murder him anew.
 
Posted by Earl Keese (Member # 7986) on :
 
I just finished Where Men Win Glory by Jon Krakauer which is the true story of one of our NFL football stars who walked away from a $3 million plus contract to go serve in the army following the 9/11 attacks. His name was Pat Tillman and he played for the Arizona Cardinals. Six months before his time was up and he was to be honorably discharged, he was killed by friendly fire on a hill in Afghanistan. The authors political predilections pepper the book a little bit as does I imagine his anger over the reaction of the army and US government following the fratricide of Pat, but that is about the only fault I can find with an otherwise, moving, emotional and deeply affecting read.

Finished that and promptly picked up Moby **** by Melville which I haven't read since I was 13 (and had a much different perspective on than what I am getting right now. Just loving it!).
 
Posted by LoverswithCassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
Doctor Who And The Day Of The Daleks.
 
Posted by LoverswithCassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
Northanger Abbey, another Jane Austen novel.
 
Posted by LoverswithCassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
Doctor Who And The Power Of Kroll.
 
Posted by LoverswithCassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
I'm visiting the Discworld anew with The Light Fantastic.
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
Unseen Academicals (Audio Book)


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Wiki
 
Posted by pettyfan (Member # 2260) on :
 
Stephen King--Under the Dome
 
Posted by LoverswithCassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
Animal Farm by George Orwell.
 
Posted by LoverswithCassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
1984, also by George Orwell.
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
Jurassic Park
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
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Posted by mamamiasweetpeaches (Member # 1715) on :
 
My daughter begged me to read TWILIGHT, even offering to read any book I pick for her if I do (Im thinkin' CARRIE). Im about two hundred pages in and all I keep thinking is "What a stupid ******* book!" I cant believe this inspired a nation wide phenomenon.
 
Posted by logan5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
Now now Mamamia... say what you really feel!
 
Posted by Kowalski (Member # 8412) on :
 
Skulduggery pleasant

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Posted by Veronica Sawyer (Member # 2221) on :
 
Mammamia, I'm reading the Twilight series too...I like the stories but the author is a crappy writer, in my opinion.
 
Posted by Mike. (Member # 7179) on :
 
Stephen King- Christine i have read this book so many times but it never gets old.
Also Wayne Rainey autobiogrphy he was one of my favorite GP bike riders when i was younger and this book looks at his whole career including the accident that left him in a wheel chair,just very good to read how someone over comes such a life changing event.
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
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Posted by P a u l (Member # 1022) on :
 
Terry Pratchett's The Wee Free Men

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Posted by amaranth (Member # 8882) on :
 
the secrets of crickley hall by James Herbert chilling!
 
Posted by Stitch Groover (Member # 2895) on :
 
Made in America by Bill Bryson, the history of the English language in America.
 
Posted by logan5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
The Neverending Story by Michael Ende.
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
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Vol 1
 
Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
Here is a list of what I have been reading.

Doctor Who And The Tenth Planet.
Yesterday's Tears.
Soul Music.
Doctor Who And The Ark In Space. (Ian Marter, thank you and also R.I.P. [Smile] [Frown] )
Playing Beatie Bow.
Lorna Doone.
Pride and Prejudice.
Five Get Into A Fix.
For The Term Of His Natural Life.
Under Two Flags.
The Cruel Sea.
The Picture Of Dorian Gray.
 
Posted by Bamersy (Member # 8808) on :
 
I've been reading a ton lately!
Two notables-
Strange But True by John Searles and The Dirt by Motley Crue!
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
Blessed - The George Best Autobiography

(Inside Out) A Personal History of Pink Floyd by Nick Mason
 
Posted by Ronnie (Member # 465) on :
 
my brother just got Size Matters Not by Warwick Davis..i am patiently waiting for him to finish so that i can borrow it!! [Smile]
 
Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
Defending The National Tuckshop.

During the Depression in Australia, people became convinced that either a Roman Catholic or communist takeover was likely and so organised themselves into secret armies which, at their peak, numbered 130,000 members to deal with the threat if and also when it arose. This tells the story of one of them, the League of National Security. (LNS.)
 
Posted by Colt 45 (Member # 4940) on :
 
I read Open by Andre Agassi. It was a great book. Andre is a super cool guy. He is married to Steffi Graf. He played tennis in the summer and hockey in the winter, and he was a better hockey player then he was a tennis player. He retired when he was done playing tennis.
 
Posted by Rainbowbrite22 (Member # 2288) on :
 
im reading lust love and faking it by jenny mccarthy she s so funny i have all her books
 
Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
The Guinness Book of Animal Marvels.
 
Posted by P a u l (Member # 1022) on :
 
Just finishing Pyramids by Terry Pratchett.

After this, there will be a couple on the go: Tony Hancock's biography (a weighty volume) and for breaks, I'm gonna start re-reading the original Ian Fleming Bond novels. Probably start with my favorite, Moonraker.
 
Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
Wake in Fright.
 
Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
The Secret Life of Plants.
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
The Mist by Stephen King
 
Posted by Kowalski (Member # 8412) on :
 
The Great Escape by Paul Brickhill

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Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
The Evolution of Plants and Flowers.
 
Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
Puberty Blues.
 
Posted by P a u l (Member # 1022) on :
 
The Stainless Steel Rat by Harry Harrison
 
Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
"Secret Gardens: A Study of the Golden Age of Children's Literature" by Humphrey Carpenter.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
My palm
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
The tea leaves
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Penthouse forum [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
LOL
 
Posted by EJ Loves Takashi (Member # 7767) on :
 
Why do Men Have Nipples

Its a great book, more of a bathroom read! But has tons of interesting facts. And the bet part, the answers are all backed up by scientific explanations!
 
Posted by Billie Jean (Member # 9525) on :
 
I think that book... Why do men have nipples is informative. I have the other book written by same authors called... Why do men fall asleep after sex? It is filled with tons of medical info on different things. Great read. Right now I'm reading Son of a Witch by Gregory M.
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
You foul pervies!

I was actually admiring my nipples in the bathroom mirror yesterday, and thinking to myself, what's the point. I do know though, so please don't give me an exert from from the book.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Classic Rock presents AOR. Awesome mag!

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Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
University work,,,,YAY!!!!!!!!
 
Posted by Simply The Noms (Member # 2688) on :
 
Monkey: Journey to the East

I was a huge fan of the TV series back in the day and thought I'd give the book a go. Pretty heavy going so far and I have to admit you can't help reading it in the voice of the narrator of the series...

Nomskey [Cool]
 
Posted by EJ Loves Takashi (Member # 7767) on :
 
Billie Jean, I picked up Son of a Witch the morning and started to read it. Great minds think alike!
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Stephen King's Pet Sematary.
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
the book of the five rings
 
Posted by P a u l (Member # 1022) on :
 
Picadilly Jim, by P G Wodehouse, and the accompanying book to the tv series Last Chance To See, by Mark Carwardine and Stephen Fry.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Just finished Jimmy the Wags- Street Stories of a Private Eye. Good book, fast moving. He was a former NYPD cop who then took up private investigations and security work. I also picked up a couple of mysteries I have got to get started on.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Classic Rock presents Whitesnake.

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Posted by JAY LEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol.... have kind of a hard time getting into it. It's just more of the same.
 
Posted by Jessie the Sunflower Goddess (Member # 1877) on :
 
Anything by Catherine Anderson and Susan Mallery. Love these two authors!
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
David Copperfield - Charles ****ens
 
Posted by Faith No Motley (Member # 3598) on :
 
Liberty Defined--Ron Paul
 
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Lord of the Flies
 
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Phantom Evil (Heather Graham)
Chasing Fire (Nora Roberts)
The Bone Thief (Jefferson Bass)
 
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The Fall by Guirmo del Torro and Chuck Hogan, awesome vampire book, blows Stephanie Myer out of the water
 
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The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Red- the autobiography of Sammy Hagar. I finished it a few days ago- it was really good.
 
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Seal Team 6 Memoirs of an Elite Navy Seal Sniper. I finished it last week. Not about getting Osama but about other missions and training (i.e., Somalia).
 
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Currently reading "Interesting Times" by Terry Pratchett. One of the Rincewind books, it deals with him being sent to an isolated country (the Discworld equivalent of feudal-age China) as a response to a request for 'The Great Wizzard', which turns out to be a ruse by one of the Clan heads who is busy vying for power. In due course, Rincewind will meet revolutionaries, soldiers, tourists, flatulent cattle, and The Silver Horde, a group of very elderly freedom fighters and bounty hunters under the leadership of Ghengis Cohen, a 98-year old man known throughout the uncivilised world as Cohen The Barbarian....
 
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Steve-O: Professional Idiot...great book...sometimes funny, sometimes sad, very truthful.

I'm also reading Stephen King's Full Dark, No Stars....classic King! It's sooo much better than the crap he'd been writing.
 
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I just finished Monster Planet by David Wellington which was a very creative and intelligent spin on zombie lore. Loved it. It was the last book in a trilogy.
I'm moving on to some Stephen King short stories.
 
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The Day of the Triffids
 
Posted by pettyfan (Member # 2260) on :
 
I read Mackenzie Phillips' High on Arrival (Wow!), Maureen McCormack's autobio (again, wow!)and Janet Evanovich's Smokin' Seventeen. Right now I'm reading Ice-T's memoirs.
 
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McCabe P.M.
 
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The Great Ghost Rescue
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
The Black Dahlia Avenger.
 
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Sense and Sensibility.
 
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'A Walk in the Woods' Audiobook Description

The Appalachian Trail covers 14 states, and over 2,000 miles. It stretches along the East Coast of the United States, from Maine in the north to Georgia in the south. It is famous for being the longest continuous footpath in the world. (Compare this with the Pennine Way, which is a mere 250 miles long.) It snakes through some of the wildest and most spectacular landscapes in America, as well as through some of its most poverty-stricken and primitive backwoods areas - Redneck country - Moonshine, Lil' Abner, there's bears in them thar hills. Remember the film Deliverance? God only knows what possessed Bill Bryson, a reluctant adventurer if ever there was one, to undertake this gruelling hike. Perhaps it was just a long-held ambition to lose weight: he has lost two stone so far. As he recently wrote from the trail to his publisher: 'Speaking of vigorous exercise, boy have I just had some. Maine was a bitch. I want you to come back and walk it with me so that when you die if you go to hell you will be able to say: "Call this hell? Try walking across Maine in August."' Reared in the tradition of Mark Twain, James Thurber and S.J. Perelman, Bryson used his many years in Britain to soak up a peculiarly English sense of irony and humour and to hone a laugh-out-loud style that is uniquely, hilariously, his own. -- WHSmith.co.uk
 
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Wuthering Heights.
 
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Des Moines, Iowa born writer Bryson's first success was the travel book "The Lost Continent". After living in England for several years, he wanted to go back to the USA to find the perfect little US town of his past, he lovingly called Amalgam. More travel books followed, in the form of "Neither Here Nor There" (where he travels through Europe), "Notes From A Small Island" (where he travels around the United Kingdom, before returning back with his to the USA to live there for good) and "A Walk In The Woods" (where he walks the Appalachian trail). After moving back to the States, Bryson started to write a column for "The Mail on Sunday Night and Day" magazine. This is a collection of these column entries. Bryson writes about everything from everyday chores, to sueing people, the beach, TV, movies, air conditioners, college, Americana, injury dangers, wasting resources and holiday seasons. -- WHSmith.co.uk
 
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The Red Badge of Courage.
 
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the savage sword of conan vol 1
 
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Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. A bunch of hackers go on a quest for a fortune in a virtual reality world of the near future.

Rewinders attention!!! This is THE sci-fi book for lovers of the 80s. Every page has wonderful references to 80s culture, from Deloreans to Better Off Dead to Cindy Lauper to TRS-80 computers to Glenmorangie, the Scotch of choice of The Highlander himself. You know that you are in the hands of a genius writer when one of the quest challenges is knowing every line in the movie WarGames. (I wonder if the author lurks here?) Anyway, if you read one book this year, this is it, sure to become a beloved classic by those in the know. I am stunned at how entertaining this book is. [Smile]

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Skinflick.
 
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The Three Roads.
 
Posted by The Noms with no name... (Member # 2688) on :
 
The Penal Colony

This book was converted to cinema as No Escape starring Ray Liotta. Whilst I did enjoy the movie, it did take many liberties with the story, starting with the central character (movie = American ex special forces, book = English office worker).

The Nomsal Colony [Cool]
 
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Any Gun Can Play : The Essential Guide to Euro-Westerns

It just came in today. Looks very, very good.
Includes lots of illustrations of vintage artwork too.

Me is very pleased with this one ! [Smile]
 
Posted by Stitch Groover (Member # 2895) on :
 
J2ME, I love Bill Bryson books, have you read the Australian one yet?
I'm reading Stephen King's new book "221163" about a guy who travels back to 1958 and prepares to stop the Kennedy assasination.
 
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Blue City.
 
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The Unknown Peter Cushing by Michael G. McGlasson  -
 
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I need an e-book reader soon [Wink] after finally finding ton's of great books on line in the epub format [Smile] I have actually been reading a lot lately.The latest one:Pale blue dot by Carl sagan.For my much needed sci fi kick,i have read almost the complete work of Asimov [Smile]

Here is a short story by Andy Weir highly recommended.

The egg
 
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Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War
 
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Games People Play.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Blue Stew- a very fast-paced murder mystery/ thriller.
 
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In 2012 I have read so far:

Mig Pilot - Vikter Belenko

Unbroken - Laura Hillenbrand

Michael Oher - I beat the Odds

The War Room - Michael Holley
 
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The Days of the Upright.
 
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The Four Agreements
 
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reading:

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This turned up in the post today:

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Good call, Crash. I'm really enjoying it so far.
 
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I'm on the last book of the Hunger Games trilogy. I recently read all the Lemony Snickett books. Haha big kid.
 
Posted by Ronnie (Member # 465) on :
 
About to start the Stephanie Plum novels by Janet Evanovich.. got the first three books in one to start.
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
Everybody should get a copy of "Ready Player One" -- it's an amazing read. Albeit, one that's very Americanized.

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Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
Replay: The History of Video Games

The A-Z of Cool Computer Games

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Posted by pettyfan (Member # 2260) on :
 
I am reading The Witness, by Nora Roberts, and Lessons I Learned From the Mountain, by Mary McDonough (aka Erin Walton).
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
I'm reading a mystery called Dance of the Winnebagos.
 
Posted by bandit (Member # 6296) on :
 
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Ender's Shadow Review

I'm a great fan of Sci-fi, and, Orson Scott Card in particular. Ender's Game is in my top 5 Sci-fi novels of all-time.

I'm about half way through this, and enjoying it immensely.


I also love my Fantasy, so have started re-reading all my Discworld novels. I'm currently on "Mort"

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Mort

I also have a number of Audio books. I currently have a copy of Isaac Asimov's "The Complete Robot" on my iPod.

I just read Enders game a few weeks ago and enjoyed it a lot.Orson Scott Card sure is among my favorites.I see the movie will be out 2013 according to imdb.Harrison Ford will have a role as well.Azimow has a lot of great work.Arthur C. Clarke as well,although he is not my favorite sci fi writer.

My current read is "citizen of the galaxy" by robert heinlein

Here is agreat website for e-books: ePUB Bud I use an extension to Firefox to read,but looking into to get an e-reader tablet very soon.

Happy reading [Smile]
 
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Five On A Treasure Island.
 
Posted by pettyfan (Member # 2260) on :
 
I'm currently reading John Holmes' autobiography. It makes for an intersting read. [Wink]
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
John Holmes, the legendary porn-star ?

I've seen several fascinating documetaries about him, and i loved Wonderland too in which Val Kilmer
plays John Holmes.
I've never read a book about him and his life though. It would be very interesting, i'm sure.

I took a quick look on the internet, and what it came up with were the following titles :
John Holmes, A Life Measured in Inches (which apparently has an incredible 600 pages),
Porn King, The Autobiography of John C Holmes, and a book called The Road Through Wonderland,
Surviving John Holmes.

Pettyfan, i'm guessing the one you're reading is the Porn King book, right ?
Let me know what you think about it. I'm very interested in getting all three actually. [Big Grin]
 
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Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Yes pettyfan, let us know about the book about John Holmes! I just know about him from the movie Wonderland. I think he got away with murder if you ask me. I remember when he died. I was 18 I think. My boss said to me "guess who died" and I said "I don't know, I didn't hear anything". And he said "Johnny Holmes" and I said "Oh that's too bad. What team did he play for?". Honest to God I thought he was a baseball player- his name just sounded like a baseball player's name, lmao. Oh how naive I was!
 
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I am currently reading a nonfiction book "Everything I Never Wanted".
 
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The Annotated Brothers Grimm.
At the Mountains of Madness.
 
Posted by Ronnie (Member # 465) on :
 
Something Borrowed & Something Blue by Emily Giffin (audiobooks)
 
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Classic Rock presents AOR, latest issue.

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http://www.amazon.com/Eighties-Bitchen-Teenager-memoir-Harvey/dp/0982874200/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1346112264&sr=1-1&keywords=the+eighties+a+bitchen+time+to+be+a+teenager+a +memoir+by+tom+harvey
Finished this one a few days ago- The Eighties: A Bitchen Time to be a Teenager by Tom Harvey.
It is a memoir. I really liked it- I think alot of you would like it too. Even though it was written by a male who lived on the opposite coast I totally could relate to alot of his experiences. I read this in about one day's time- I've been home fighting a cold.
 
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Open Season.
 
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Gonna start on Nora Roberts' Birthright.
 
Posted by Earth Angel (Member # 3301) on :
 
Falling from the moon, by Pete Galer ;-) its pretty good :-)
 
Posted by Duckie Dale Winton (Member # 3419) on :
 
Discovering private in-jokes, by Sarah Covill. It's pretty good ;-)
 
Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
Ignoring Obvious Online Flirting, by You Know Who. It's pretty clear :-)
 
Posted by Duckie Dale Winton (Member # 3419) on :
 
Unable To Help Myself, by Lovestruck Teenager. It's pretty vacant ;-)
 
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I finished Dennis Lehane's first novel, A Drink Before the War, which was excellent. I am now reading Gone Baby Gone, the 4th in his series. I'm sure most of you have seen the movie. He also wrote Shutter Island and Mystic River.
 
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Anne of Green Gables.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
I read Gone Baby Gone, the fourth in a series by Dennis Lehane. Now I need to go read the 2nd and 3rd books.
 
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im going to read doctor sleep when it comes out, re-read the shining in the meantime
 
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The Secret Agent.
 
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I just picked up Arnold Schwarzenegger's autobiography and will begin reading it tonight. [Smile]
 
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Black Beauty.
 
Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
Dusty.
 
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Timescape by Gregory Benford.
 
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950 pages ! Amazing book ! I love it !
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
I need it [Smile]
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
I think you do ! [Big Grin]

Seriously, there's an incredible amount of information to be found here. The good stories,
the bad ones, and the funny ones. It's about the people in the business, the life-styles, the influence
of video, the Traci Lords controversy, HIV outbreaks, you name it ! And it's all described
very vividly and in great detail !

I'm not exactly a big reader myself, so i was a little hesitative to purchase a 50euro, 950page thick book,
but it is absolutely worth it ! Every actress gets her own chapter, so you don't really have to read
it from front to back. Instead you can start with whatever actress or whatever time-period you prefer.

Very highly recommended !

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Sounds supercool!

I recently bought and watched Desperately Seeking Seka dvd.
Nice little documentary about a swedish Seka fan who travels to America,
finds and interviews Seka and her old skool business mates.
 
Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
Ride a Wild Pony.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
The book and documentary sound great. Whenever one needs to make a reference to an 80's porn star, I always use Seka... For example, it continues to boggle my mind, but a good friend's wife--attractive late 30-ish gal--looks exactly like Seka. It makes it easy for me to describe her to friends in the know: "What does Missy look like?" "80's porn star Seka--platinum hair, etc...has a sliver cigarette case..." ROFL
 
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Stig of the Dump.
 
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Five Are Together Again.

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Things Fall Apart.
 
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And another beauty came in...

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Check out this awesome trailer to get an impression about what to find in this book :
www.vimeo.com/58236894
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
what's that from? The Ultimate Quiz Book of Contemporary Movie Lines. by Jai Nanda
This book is full of 80's lines and questions. Picked it up for 69 cents. Approx 180 pages
 
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The series will be written by Keith Davidsen and illustrated by Randy Valiente, and is reported to see West in New Orleans, where he finds a new sidekick and runs afoul of voodoo practitioners.

“That’s the beauty of the character. He’s so fanatical with his zombie-creating agenda that he’ll clash with anyone that threatens his work,” says Davidsen of his version of West. “We’re introducing some truly fearsome rivals for West to face, including elements of Lovecraft’s own Cthulhu mythos, and horror fans will love seeing how West navigates or conquers them.”

http://www.fangoria.com/new/re-animator-revived-by-dynamite-comics/

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“The Fly: Outbreak” is a continuation of “The Fly” series that started with the 1986 Cronenberg film. This series picks up after the events of “The Fly 2” and follows Martin as he attempts to cure Anton of his mutant condition.

http://bloody-disgusting.com/reviews/3336578/comic-review-fly-outbreak-1-revives-fly/
 
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Interesting stuff there, J2ME! I´ve been away from comics for too long (still have a huge collection though)
but recently started reading and collecting french sci-fi/fantasy series Sillage (Wake in the US) created by Jean-David Morvan and Philippe Buchet. I highly recommend this book!

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Originally posted by aTomiK:
Interesting stuff there, J2ME! I´ve been away from comics for too long (still have a huge collection though)

These are the first comics I've read in a long time.

You're going to have to post some pics of your collection! Unfortunately, I got rid of mine years ago.
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but recently started reading and collecting french sci-fi/fantasy series Sillage (Wake in the US) created by Jean-David Morvan and Philippe Buchet. I highly recommend this book!

I'll definitely check it out.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Well, the books are in a closet at the moment so i don´t think that i could get a decent photo right now but maybe someday.
Oh, i also bought few Strangers in Paradise pocket books couple of weeks ago.

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Green River, Running Red by Ann Rule about the Green River killer. I like true crime and mystery.
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
fastrewind
 
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Just finished rereading:

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"Two over-heated New York City cops are suffering a sweltering summer not improved by the appearance of some of the nastiest corpses they've ever had the priviege to investigate. But this is only the beginning... Detective Shaefer realises that his involement in the case may be more than circumstantial when the military shows a covert interest in police procedure. Remembering the tales told by his missing brother, Dutch, about strange aliens and government cover-ups, Shaefer and his partner suspect there is more to the investigation than they're ever going to find out by conventional means."

Always a blast!

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Murderous Passions ; The Delirious Cinema Of Jesús Franco

Nuff said ! [Cool]
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
That looks interesting, Johnny. Welcome back!

I'm currently listening to:

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Johnny [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Slash's autobiography
 
Posted by pettyfan (Member # 2260) on :
 
I'm currently reading Randy Blythe's (Lamb of God) memoir, Dark Days. Really good book!
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
I'm still not done with my Jess Franco book, but i couldn't resist picking up this one once it dropped in price :

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Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Bleeding Skull looks cool!

Just got The Stewardess is Flying the Plane! book pretty cheap.
Not much information in this one but it has lots of great pics and maybe i´ll find some tips what to get next.

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Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Pittsburghgirl:
Slash's autobiography

How is it Pittsburghgirl
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
First we had :

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And now we have the follow-up, which has just been released :

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The subject matter may only appeal to a limited audience, but these are very informative and beautifully illustrated ! [Cool]
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
I'd like to get my hands on this one :

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,..vintage American Movie Posters through the eyes of a fearless dreamer..'

Compiled and designed by filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn, and written by Dario Argento biographer Alan Jones.

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Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful book.. with one small drawback : The price.
It's currently available here in Holland for 86 euro's.. wow ! [Roll Eyes]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
I´d like to get the Graphic Thrills books... like now [Big Grin]

The Act of Seeing looks great! Seems to cost 68 euros here...
 
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Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by TerdNthePoolGGB:
quote:
Originally posted by Pittsburghgirl:
Slash's autobiography

How is it Pittsburghgirl
Terd, what can I say?! Selacious! The levels of debauchery, I just can't describe! It's a good read too!
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
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"The Stephen King Companion" is an authoritative look at horror author King's personal life and professional career, from "Carrie "to "The Bazaar of Bad Dreams." King expert George Beahm, who has published extensively about Maine's main author, is your seasoned guide to the imaginative world of Stephen King, covering his varied and prodigious output: juvenalia, short fiction, limited edition books, bestselling novels, and film adaptations.

For fans old and new, "The Stephen King Companion "is a comprehensive look at America's best-loved bogeyman.
 
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Alien - Out of the Shadows (Book 1) (Alien Trilogy 1)

As a child, Chris Hooper dreamed of monsters. But in deep space, he found only darkness and isolation. The on planet LV178, he and his fellow miners discovered a storm-scoured, sand-blasted hell - and trimonite, the hardest material known to man.

When a shuttle crashes into the mining ship Marion, the miners learn that there was more than trimonite deep in the caverns. There was evil, hibernating-and waiting for suitable prey.

Hoop and his associates uncover a nest of Xenomorphs and hell takes on a new meaning. Quickly they discover that their only hope lies with the unlikeliest of saviors...Ellen Ripley, the last human survivor of the salvage ship Nostromo.


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Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
^ Alien - Out of the Shadows  - A great read.


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Alien - Sea of Sorrows (Book 2) (Alien Trilogy 2)

As a deputy commissioner for the ICC, Alan Decker’s job is to make sure the settlements on LV178 follow all the rules, keeping the colonists safe.

But the planet known as New Galveston holds secrets, lurking deep beneath the toxic sands dubbed the Sea of Sorrows. The Weyland-Yutani Corporation has secrets of its own, as Decker discovers when he is forced to join a team of mercenaries sent to investigate an ancient excavation.


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Alien - River of Pain (Book3) (Alien Trilogy 3)

When Ellen Ripley finally returns to Earth, she learns that the planet LV-426—now called Acheron—has been colonized. But LV-426 is where Ripley and the crew of the Nostromo found the original Xenomorph—the killing machine known as the Alien.

Protected by the Colonial Marines, the colonists seek to terraform the storm-swept planet. Two such residents are Anne and Russell Jorden, seeking a fortune that eluded them on Earth. On Acheron, Anne gives birth to the colony’s first newborn. Rebecca Jordan, also known as Newt.

The wildcatters discover a vast, decaying spaceship. The horseshoe-shaped vessel is of particular interest to Weyland-Yutani, and may be the answer to their dreams. But what Anne and Russ find on board proves to be the stuff, not of dreams, but of nightmares.


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Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Here´s what i´ve got during the last few weeks. just reading the Cinema Sewer book, great stuff [Smile]

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Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Hey, those look familiar ! [Big Grin]

I have the Cinema Sewer books as well, all five of them. Robin Bougie's style is no-nonsense, in-your-face.. Gotta love that !
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Yeah, i also like his style. Just got the first CS book plus the John Hughes book we talked about.

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Snap! I'm reading Cinema Sewer # 5 right now!
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
^ A whole lot of awesomeness!

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I'm about ¾ of the way through, and really enjoying it.

Comic zone:

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Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Curious to know if The Dead Zone novel is even better than the classic film?

The Twilight Zone looks great. Never heard of the publisher Dynamite Entertainment before, i´ve been away from comics for too long...
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
I've only seen a few random scenes... [Embarrassed] . I'll definitely give it a watch once I've finished the novel.

Yeah, the cover art is amazing! The comic itself is a little disappointing.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
My copy of the John Hughes book arrived as well. [Smile]

I ended up buying it for 26,99 ,which is a pretty good deal considering the fact
it was still priced at 33,99 here in Holland less than 4 weeks ago !

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Theme '70 ; Tackling The Beast They Call Exploitation Cinema

Check out this clip to get an impression of the book : www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhjVGmoIT4s

The Youtube clip shows the hardcover edition of the book which has a different cover.
I have the softcover edition with a bare-chested Jim Kelly on the front cover.
 
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Just started on:

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I'm hoping it's as good as Ready Player One.
 
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Psychedelic Sex

,..In a brief golden span between 1967 and 1972, the sexual revolution collided with recreational drug exploration
to create "psychedelic sex". While the babyboomers blew their minds and danced naked in the streets,
men's magazine publishers attempted to visually recreate the wonders of LSD, project them on a canvas of nubile hippie flesh,
and dish it up to men dying for a taste of free love.

Way Out, Groovy, and Where It's At - each magazine title vied to convince the straight audience it offered
the most authentic flower power sex trip, complete with mind-bending graphics and all-natural hippie hotties.
Along the way hippies joined in the production, since what could be groovier than earning bread in your birthday suit ?

At its height, psychedelic sex encompassed posters, tabloids, comics, and newsstand magazines, but the most far-out examples
of all were the glossy magazines from California, center of both hippie culture and the budding American porn industry.
It's these sexy, silly reminders of peace, love, and pudenda we celebrate in Psychedelic Sex. So put on your beads,
tune up your sitar, and let the love-in begin !..'

Man, i love this sort of stuff. It's a big heavyweight book, over 400 pages and weighing approx. 2 kilo's,
and loaded with hundreds of full-color photo's. The majority of the text is in English, but for some reason
towards the end of the book, certain essays are written in German and French.. [Confused]

Oh well, the text isn't what i bought this book for anyway. [Big Grin]

They also released a 5 minute promo video for the book, which you can see here : www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIUsznzKhsU
Towards the end of the video you can see what the actual book looks like.. but beware : Explicit nudity included !

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Currently reading SNUFF by Terry Pratchett. As appears common with his later books, I first found this one harder going compared with the early Discworld books (Unseen University and Raising Steam were also tough to get through) but it's a very interesting yarn.

After this, it's time for my annual journey through RED STORM RISING by Tom Clancy. It's by a million miles his best book, and I recommend it to everyone. Once that's done, it may be time for some Wilbur Smith... or maybe a bit more P G Wodehouse... [Smile]
 
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Slashed Dreams ; The Ultimate Guide To Slasher Films

Big, hefty book (540 pages) consisting mostly of movie reviews, but there's also an interview section as well as
some pretty entertaining top 10 lists compiled by the author, such as Most Worthless Cops, Most Interesting Victims,
Dumbest Death Scenes, and Most Inventive Deaths. The review section of the book is divided into chapters, such as
Holiday Horrors, School Slashers, Killer Robots And Machines, Summer Camp Slaughter, Death Row Slashers / Killer Cops,
Hospital Horror, Monkey Madness, and Supernatural Slashers.

What i like best about this book is that the author, Ronnie Angel, doesn't over-analyze these movies trying to find
deeper meaning. He's a fan, and he takes these movies as they come, flaws and all. Actually, he talks about them
much in the same way as we do here on the Rewind Forum ! [Smile]

Any slasher / horror fan will have a bloody good time reading the extensive reviews, from the familiar franchises to more
obscure stuff like Edge Of The Axe, Fatal Games, Hide And Go Shriek, and Twisted Nightmare.. yes, they're all here !
 
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Sounds good Johnny, sounds good [Smile]
 
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Tomb of Dracula 3. One of my favorite comics.
 
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I am going to start reading the Artie Lange autobiography Artie Lange: Too Fat to Fish, this weekend, as I am going to relax at camp this weekend.
 
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Just halfway through the story of finnish melodic metal band Sonata Arctica.

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I'll probably re-watch the mini-series over Halloween.
 
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J2ME, I was hoping you'd be back for Halloweentime [Big Grin] Of course mine started 1st September haha
 
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Thanks, Helen. I'm looking forward to watching a lot of Horror!
 
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Picked up Empire Falls and the Dr. John autobiography at a thrift store today. I own Empire Falls mini series on DVD, along with Nobody's Fool, both based on books written by Richard Russo. Both starred Paul Newman in leading roles. Looking forward to some good winter reading.
 
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Frightfest Guide To Exploitation Movies

I have just received this latest book from FABpress today, and all i can say is.. WOW !

This thing is loaded, and i mean seriously LOADED, with hundreds of full-colour poster, artwork and lobbycard stills.

It starts with an introduction by filmmaker Buddy Giovinazzo (Combat Shock).. then we go into an A-Z overview
of different types of exploitation films.. but the majority of the book consists of 200+ movie reviews,
in chronological order from the 1930s to 1985 (with over 100 pages dedicated to the 1970s, not surprisingly).

Highly recommended !
 
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I love Combat Shock, surely one of the single most depressing films that I've ever seen. It's just so primitive and raw, watching it makes you feel like you've stepped into some urban version of Hades. I do love FABpress's stuff, excellent, excellent books. I'll have to check it out.
 
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The best book on exploitation films is still Stephen Thrower's Nightmare USA (also published by FABpress), i think.
It has tons of behind-the-scenes stories coming from the people who actually made these obscure oddities.. priceless !

Frightfest Guide To Exploitation Movies has rather short but informative reviews, and each review also features
director / producer / cast credits. But any fan will drool over the enormous amount of full colour posters and stills !
 
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Bronson's Loose Again ! (2015)

Excellent follow-up to Bronson's Loose ; The Making Of The Death Wish Films (2006).

This time author Paul Talbot gives us detailed behind-the-scenes stories of eighteen more Charles Bronson films,
from Hard Times and From Noon Till Three to his made-for-TV movies from the 1990s, and everything in between !
Of course, there's also lots of information on Cannon Films (especially their promotional campaigns),
plus dozens of interviews with writers, producers, managers, and supporting actors and actresses.

Highest recommendation !
 
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I'm still reading "IT" -- about ⅔ of the way through. It's very good.

Recently listened to:

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Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture is a book by David Kushner about id Software and its influence on popular culture, focusing chiefly on the company's co-founders John D. Carmack and John Romero.

I'm a big fan of id software (Doom, Quake), so enjoyed this immensely.
 
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I finished "IT", a few weeks ago. Superb.  -

I've also recently listened to: "I, Partridge: We Need to Talk About Alan". A mock autobiography of the life and times of everyones favourite morning DJ. Hilarious.

As it's a slow Sunday, I'm currently skimming through new issues of:

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Just got few early-mid 80s Fangoria issues and Draculina mag with lots of Monique Gabrielle pics. I´m happy [Cool]

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Cool stuff Atomik is that a C.H.U.D I see amongst the small pics on the second magazine in from the top?

Also is that Pic underneath it is that Titan Find I can read as it looks like it's from that or is it from something else altogether?
 
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I just read on line that an era has come to an end: Fangoria's editor says that the print edition is no more. For all its faults--too much emphasis in later years on junky movies focusing on fanboy loving make-up effects--it had quite a run and was seriously influential. Fangoria brought names like Dario Argento, Jess Franco, and Jean Rollin into the mainstream for the first time in the U.S. And every so often, you'd read an in-depth analytical article on something obscure, usually by someone like Tim Lucas, that made you in the pre-DVD days want to haunt conventions to find a grey-market VHS tape.

Speaking of Tim Lucas, Video Watchdog came to an end late last year too. That journal along with Cahiers du Cinema and Film Comment had some of the best writing on film that I've ever seen. And now, it too is gone. We film buffs have not had a good time of it of late in this Internet age.
 
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I'd love to read the one featuring Ghost Story!
 
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Originally posted by the young warrior:
Cool stuff Atomik is that a C.H.U.D I see amongst the small pics on the second magazine in from the top?

Also is that Pic underneath it is that Titan Find I can read as it looks like it's from that or is it from something else altogether?

You´re absolutely right with C.H.U.D. and Titan Find.
 
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Excellent. A definite recommendation to anyone that loves the series.
 
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It's a very light, enjoyable read. I'll probably have to watch the movie again, once I've finished. [Smile]
 
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^It was a pretty darn good read. The movie was a (mostly)faithful adaption, but there were many great moments in the book that were never filmed, so it's well worth checking out.

Blog post discussing the book & movie

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Phoebe and Jennifer. Why not? [Big Grin]
 
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"Fans of John Carpenter's "The Thing" can rejoice -- here is the original, previously-unpublished, 45-pages-longer version of John W. Campbell's classic story, "Who Goes There?" (filmed as "The Thing" and "The Thing from Another World"). Recently discovered at Harvard by scholar Alec Nevala-Lee, long buried in John W. Campbell's papers, here is the original version of "Who Goes There?"

Just started reading this. Huge fan of the movie, so I've always wanted to check out the original story.
 
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Claudia Jennings ; An Authorized Biography

Very, very interesting account of the ups and downs in the personal life of the former Playboy playmate ('69) and B-movie goddess.

Each and every movie and television show she starred in, no matter how obscure, gets an in-depth review here too.. Excellent ! [Smile]
 
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Just finishing "Labyrinth".
 


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