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#6061 Rhyta


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Posted 15 October 2021 - 01:12 AM

View PostRhyta, on 12 October 2021 - 02:33 AM, said:

I usually read several books at one time, usually an audio and a print book.  Right now I am working on Next to Last Stand but I happened to begin listening to Becoming Superman by J. Michael Straczynski.

I love Babylon 5 so I got the book right after it came out a few years ago.  I had forgotten I had it on audio and started listening a couple of nights ago.  OMG, I cannot believe the stories about his childhood, it is amazing he is a functional adult after hearing some of the events he describes.  I also love that Peter Jurasik (Londo Mollari) is narrating it.  Having to listen in bits, it is both fascinating and upsetting at the same time.

The actual title of the book is Becoming Superman: A Writer's Journey from Poverty to Hollywood with Stops Along the Way at Murder, Madness, Mayhem, Movie Stars, Cults, Slums, Sociopaths, and War Crimes.

I thought it was a bit over the top but it has proven to be a good description.  His family emigrated from Russia and there are family secrets being hinted at that are appalling.  I listened to 2 chapters last night and had to quit and have a good cry when his father poisoned his stray cat :scared: :(.  He writes so well and I have to know how he got out of that hell hole of a childhood, I will finish reading it...

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Posted 17 October 2021 - 12:32 PM

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Posted 17 October 2021 - 12:36 PM

I just got done reading this one.   A PLUS

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Posted 20 October 2021 - 10:11 AM

Mike Rowe, The Way I Heard It.

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