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Postby RadRacing on Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:03 am

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Not specifically book related, but I was reading this morning how Ed Brubaker is teaming with Nicholas Winding Refn on a new Amazon series
http://www.slashfilm.com/nicolas-windin ... oung-cast/
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Postby Irishman12 on Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:19 pm

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JAMIE LEE CURTIS: SCREAM QUEEN

A very well constructed and painfully researched book. It took author David Grove 5 years to write it according to him. The book deals primarily, as the title suggests, with Jamie Lee Curtis' horror career. It goes in depth and behind-the-scenes on all of her horror films such as HALLOWEEN, THE FOG, PROM NIGHT, TERROR TRAIN, ROADGAMES, and HALLOWEEN II. If you are a fan of Jamie Lee or this particular point in her career, I would definitely recommend this book! It has a lot of wonderful information about her life and career. I honestly felt that the last 2 or 3 chapters could have been omitted and the book would have been fine. Also, the only knock against it that I have are the author seems to repeat himself ad nauseum at times, plus there were a few grammatical errors in the book. But if you can look past that, I found it to be well worth a read!
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Postby haven on Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:14 pm

Good choice.
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Postby wonkabars7 on Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:12 pm

Just finished:

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Postby Creation88 on Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:36 pm

wonkabars7 wrote:Just finished:

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how was Killers? I have the audiobook.
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Postby Creation88 on Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:37 pm

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finished this a few weeks ago.

and now listening to:
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Postby hunterjax on Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:04 pm

about halfway through - not quite as good as the Martian yet, but I'm also not sure where it's going to end up . . .
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Postby wonkabars7 on Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:07 pm

Creation88 wrote:
wonkabars7 wrote:Just finished:

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how was Killers? I have the audiobook.


It was amazing in the sense that the story reads like some fictitious murder mystery yet is 100% true.
Kinda maddening at times, which is clearly Grann’s intent, in terms of the blatant injustices scattered throughout.
Really enjoyed it, although not as much as Lost City of Z.
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Postby haven on Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:21 pm

Anyone read Neil Gaiman's "Norse Mythology"?

Thinking of diving into that.
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Postby RadRacing on Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:22 pm

I thought 'Killers...' started out really strong. But I was kind of let down by the end.
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Postby apalma27 on Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:00 pm

Just finished this true crime novel about the Long Island serial killer. It’s a puzzling, sad tale of dysfunctional families thrown into a recluse and wacky upper class, sea side town. Just st started Stephen King’s Gunslinger series.
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Postby hunterjax on Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:51 am

haven wrote:Anyone read Neil Gaiman's "Norse Mythology"?

Thinking of diving into that.

On my book pile about 4 books down . . . have only heard good things from people who've read it.
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Postby Irishman12 on Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:38 pm

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HALLOWEEN

This was a film analysis for the original HALLOWEEN film. It wasn't quite what I expected. I was expecting more discussion about camera angles, lighting, etc. This went in a completely opposite direction: discussing psychology, the origin and tradition of Halloween the holiday, the culture of the 1970's when the film was released, etc. It wasn't a bad read, although some of the theories the author discussed I don't necessarily agree with while others I do. A short read (it comes in just at 100 pages), just again, not the particular film analysis I was expecting.
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