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#5141 Blue Barchetta

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Posted 05 August 2017 - 09:33 PM

My opinion?  It's an interesting read throughout.  This kid following his hero.  The payoff is at the end, when it gets really Stephen Kingy...shades of Pet Semetary.  Hope that's not giving too much away.  But, to me, it pays to stick this one out.

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Posted 05 August 2017 - 10:03 PM

View PostBlue Barchetta, on 05 August 2017 - 09:33 PM, said:

My opinion?  It's an interesting read throughout.  This kid following his hero.  The payoff is at the end, when it gets really Stephen Kingy...shades of Pet Semetary.  Hope that's not giving too much away.  But, to me, it pays to stick this one out.
Cool!  I'll give it another try.

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Posted 05 August 2017 - 10:10 PM

View PostAlien Girl, on 05 August 2017 - 10:03 PM, said:

View PostBlue Barchetta, on 05 August 2017 - 09:33 PM, said:

My opinion?  It's an interesting read throughout.  This kid following his hero.  The payoff is at the end, when it gets really Stephen Kingy...shades of Pet Semetary.  Hope that's not giving too much away.  But, to me, it pays to stick this one out.
Cool!  I'll give it another try.
Stephen King (my favorite author, by the way) usually has "scary" moments throughout his novels.  This one is kind of a build up.  But really...don't trust my opinion too much.  The guy could publish a grocery list and I'd buy it.

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Posted 05 August 2017 - 10:16 PM

View PostBlue Barchetta, on 05 August 2017 - 10:10 PM, said:

View PostAlien Girl, on 05 August 2017 - 10:03 PM, said:

View PostBlue Barchetta, on 05 August 2017 - 09:33 PM, said:

My opinion?  It's an interesting read throughout.  This kid following his hero.  The payoff is at the end, when it gets really Stephen Kingy...shades of Pet Semetary.  Hope that's not giving too much away.  But, to me, it pays to stick this one out.
Cool!  I'll give it another try.
Stephen King (my favorite author, by the way) usually has "scary" moments throughout his novels.  This one is kind of a build up.  But really...don't trust my opinion too much.  The guy could publish a grocery list and I'd buy it.
By the way, what's up with this Dark Tower movie?  They stretched out 4 Tolkien books (which I love) into 6 movies (yeah...I love those as well) but they condense 7 mind-blowing novels into 1 movie?  No way!  I still may see it, if only because I need more than real-life shit to piss me off!

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Posted 05 August 2017 - 10:33 PM

View PostBlue Barchetta, on 05 August 2017 - 10:16 PM, said:

View PostBlue Barchetta, on 05 August 2017 - 10:10 PM, said:

View PostAlien Girl, on 05 August 2017 - 10:03 PM, said:

View PostBlue Barchetta, on 05 August 2017 - 09:33 PM, said:

My opinion?  It's an interesting read throughout.  This kid following his hero.  The payoff is at the end, when it gets really Stephen Kingy...shades of Pet Semetary.  Hope that's not giving too much away.  But, to me, it pays to stick this one out.
Cool!  I'll give it another try.
Stephen King (my favorite author, by the way) usually has "scary" moments throughout his novels.  This one is kind of a build up.  But really...don't trust my opinion too much.  The guy could publish a grocery list and I'd buy it.
By the way, what's up with this Dark Tower movie?  They stretched out 4 Tolkien books (which I love) into 6 movies (yeah...I love those as well) but they condense 7 mind-blowing novels into 1 movie?  No way!  I still may see it, if only because I need more than real-life shit to piss me off!
I was actually going to start a thread about that.  I don't know how they can pull it off.  I love both actors so I don't doubt they can pull off the characterizations of The Gunslinger ad The Man in Black, but the story is another more complicated thing all together.  When I first heard they were making it into a movie I just assumed it was going to be more than one part (a la Lord of the Rings or The Hunger Games).  I mean HELLO, it's only a 7 novel series!  I don't know if I can take it.  May have to just wait for video and seethe in the comfort of my own home.

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Posted 05 August 2017 - 10:46 PM

View PostAlien Girl, on 05 August 2017 - 10:33 PM, said:

View PostBlue Barchetta, on 05 August 2017 - 10:16 PM, said:

View PostBlue Barchetta, on 05 August 2017 - 10:10 PM, said:

View PostAlien Girl, on 05 August 2017 - 10:03 PM, said:

View PostBlue Barchetta, on 05 August 2017 - 09:33 PM, said:

My opinion?  It's an interesting read throughout.  This kid following his hero.  The payoff is at the end, when it gets really Stephen Kingy...shades of Pet Semetary.  Hope that's not giving too much away.  But, to me, it pays to stick this one out.
Cool!  I'll give it another try.
Stephen King (my favorite author, by the way) usually has "scary" moments throughout his novels.  This one is kind of a build up.  But really...don't trust my opinion too much.  The guy could publish a grocery list and I'd buy it.
By the way, what's up with this Dark Tower movie?  They stretched out 4 Tolkien books (which I love) into 6 movies (yeah...I love those as well) but they condense 7 mind-blowing novels into 1 movie?  No way!  I still may see it, if only because I need more than real-life shit to piss me off!
I was actually going to start a thread about that.  I don't know how they can pull it off.  I love both actors so I don't doubt they can pull off the characterizations of The Gunslinger ad The Man in Black, but the story is another more complicated thing all together.  When I first heard they were making it into a movie I just assumed it was going to be more than one part (a la Lord of the Rings or The Hunger Games).  I mean HELLO, it's only a 7 novel series!  I don't know if I can take it.  May have to just wait for video and seethe in the comfort of my own home.
My feeling (without seeing it) is it will be a "loosely based" kind of thing.  Hell..."Wizard and Glass" alone deserves a full movie treatment!

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Posted 05 August 2017 - 10:47 PM

View PostBlue Barchetta, on 05 August 2017 - 10:46 PM, said:

View PostAlien Girl, on 05 August 2017 - 10:33 PM, said:

View PostBlue Barchetta, on 05 August 2017 - 10:16 PM, said:

View PostBlue Barchetta, on 05 August 2017 - 10:10 PM, said:

View PostAlien Girl, on 05 August 2017 - 10:03 PM, said:

View PostBlue Barchetta, on 05 August 2017 - 09:33 PM, said:

My opinion?  It's an interesting read throughout.  This kid following his hero.  The payoff is at the end, when it gets really Stephen Kingy...shades of Pet Semetary.  Hope that's not giving too much away.  But, to me, it pays to stick this one out.
Cool!  I'll give it another try.
Stephen King (my favorite author, by the way) usually has "scary" moments throughout his novels.  This one is kind of a build up.  But really...don't trust my opinion too much.  The guy could publish a grocery list and I'd buy it.
By the way, what's up with this Dark Tower movie?  They stretched out 4 Tolkien books (which I love) into 6 movies (yeah...I love those as well) but they condense 7 mind-blowing novels into 1 movie?  No way!  I still may see it, if only because I need more than real-life shit to piss me off!
I was actually going to start a thread about that.  I don't know how they can pull it off.  I love both actors so I don't doubt they can pull off the characterizations of The Gunslinger ad The Man in Black, but the story is another more complicated thing all together.  When I first heard they were making it into a movie I just assumed it was going to be more than one part (a la Lord of the Rings or The Hunger Games).  I mean HELLO, it's only a 7 novel series!  I don't know if I can take it.  May have to just wait for video and seethe in the comfort of my own home.
My feeling (without seeing it) is it will be a "loosely based" kind of thing.  Hell..."Wizard and Glass" alone deserves a full movie treatment!
Because that's when the Gunslinger really became THE GUNSLINGER!

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 02:05 PM

I'm reading The Trial by Franz Kafka and Iliad by Homer. :cool:

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 04:00 PM

Posted Image Started this (again), in anticipation of the new "It" movie.

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 08:21 PM

What a coincidence, I started this yesterday
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Posted 13 August 2017 - 09:18 AM

"The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test" - Tom Wolfe

I'm about 130 pages in and I think I have a pretty good idea what the next 260 pages will offer. ;)

It's interesting as it's one of the few non-fiction novels, but certainly nowhere near the brilliance of "In Cold Blood".

Would the original "On the Road" be a non-fiction novel? Wouldn't it be one even with the names being changed? Hmmm...

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 12:42 PM

Obama's America - Dinesh D'Souza

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Posted Yesterday, 09:54 AM

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I bought this as a kid thinking that it was a sci-fi book.
Nope.

Protagonist is a kid with a "speech defect" who begins to disappear into a dissociative state due to being overwhelmed by his parents divorce and subsequent move to NYC; things not being helped by a cruel teacher and self-absorbed mother.
Most likely written for young people, this long-out-of-print book is, as the cover states, "an unusual and disturbing novel". It's a little dated but well-written, and as an adult reader I am enjoying this immensely, despite some very sad scenes.
The prose is simple and spare and does not draw attention to itself, and makes me want to throw "Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test" into a fire/hole/recycling bin.  :yes: :madra:

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Posted Yesterday, 08:04 PM

View PostUnion 5-3992, on 12 August 2017 - 08:21 PM, said:

What a coincidence, I started this yesterday
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They do say that great minds think alike. :)




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