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#5201 Permanent-Rush

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 04:30 PM

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My favorite book!! I got it for Christmas n finished it in 3 days, I wanna re read it again bc it's so funny, cute, n a bit touching. Gets me in the feels a bit too. :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart:

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 09:43 PM

Just finished this one:

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Dense, but it's great so far.

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 11:14 PM

The Disaster Artist- Greg Sestero.

It's the book the recent movie was based on.  Both tell the story of the making of the cult bad movie, The Room, and the story of The Room's writer-director-producer-actor Tommy Wiseau. Very entertaining; the author is skeptical and affectionate of Tommy at the same time.

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 11:28 PM

View Postblueschica, on 03 January 2018 - 11:14 PM, said:

The Disaster Artist- Greg Sestero.

It's the book the recent movie was based on.  Both tell the story of the making of the cult bad movie, The Room, and the story of The Room's writer-director-producer-actor Tommy Wiseau. Very entertaining; the author is skeptical and affectionate of Tommy at the same time.

I wanna buy it! I saw the movie last week. "What a story, blueschica!"

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 12:00 AM

View PostRod in Toronto, on 03 January 2018 - 11:28 PM, said:

View Postblueschica, on 03 January 2018 - 11:14 PM, said:

The Disaster Artist- Greg Sestero.

It's the book the recent movie was based on.  Both tell the story of the making of the cult bad movie, The Room, and the story of The Room's writer-director-producer-actor Tommy Wiseau. Very entertaining; the author is skeptical and affectionate of Tommy at the same time.

I wanna buy it! I saw the movie last week. "What a story, blueschica!"

Yes, now I can't wait to see both "The Room" and "The Disaster Artist" movies !!   "Oh, Hi Mark !!"

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 05:07 AM

Watch The Room first... I saw The Disaster Artist last week, and kept thinking that someone who hasn't seen The Room before will not enjoy it as much.

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 11:34 AM

View PostRod in Toronto, on 04 January 2018 - 05:07 AM, said:

Watch The Room first... I saw The Disaster Artist last week, and kept thinking that someone who hasn't seen The Room before will not enjoy it as much.

Even more so, watch it on Rifftrax and the review by Nostalgia Critic. Love Mike Nelson’s reaction to the scene with Denny crying like a girl about the drugs:

“It’s like Richard Simmons playing the James Dean role in Rebel Without A Cause!” :rfl:

Fire And Fury by Michael Wolff (audiobook format)

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 01:42 AM

The Confessor by Daniel Silva. So far, not the thriller I was promised. Pretty predictable

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 03:48 AM

Going thru the Qur'an again. Halfway there.
Interesting that it's essentially an addendum to the Bible, with many Biblical figures/stories featuring prominently.
Also interesting to read it while I'm in a Muslim country (Indonesia).
And I find its telescopic structure quite fascinating.

Main reason I'm re-reading it is that I'm writing something involving a Muslim character, and just want to make sure that I understand as much as possible, and to cover my ass if offense is taken (the character, while a good person, swears a lot and is conflicted about wearing a hijab, and based on someone I met a few years ago).
The Oxford Classics version has a great introduction and decent footnotes, and is not translated as a poem (which the original Arabic text is). It's translated by MAS Abdel Haleem, if anyone is interested.

The main difference with Christianity is that Muslims believe that Jesus was a prophet (or "Messenger") and not the physical son of god.
The main difference with Judaism is that Muslims are against usury. That's pretty much it.

The Qur'an made simple!
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