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Chad Haden
12-16-2004, 03:38 PM
Back on the old boards, we had this thread going so I figured I'd start it back up.

Right now I'm reading "Wizard's First Rule" by Terry Goodkind, lately I've been on a big crime novel kick with lots of Pelecanos and Chandler but I decided to try something different and so far it's pretty good.

Evan B
12-16-2004, 03:50 PM
Waking up in London: Music from the capital of culture

Kind of a travelogue of the the London Music Scene

William R.
12-16-2004, 04:23 PM
Flipping through Slander: Liberal Lies About The American Right as I patiently await my copy of King Suckerman to arrive.

James C
12-16-2004, 04:29 PM
Move under ground by Nick Mamatas

Christoffer S
12-16-2004, 05:25 PM
A confederacy of dunces by JK Toole (I know, I havent had the time to read it yet :( )

Ian Jane
12-16-2004, 05:54 PM
Jenna Jameson's How To Make Love Like A Porn Star, and am almost finished with Jack Ketchum's The Lost.

Al Edwards
12-16-2004, 06:37 PM
In the midst of reading Thomas Mann's Death in Venice(which I already finished reading) and other short stories.

Bill Pissott
12-16-2004, 06:39 PM
Reading "The Lincoln Murder Conspiracies" by William Hanchett

James C
12-16-2004, 06:51 PM
Jenna Jameson's How To Make Love Like A Porn Star

Looking at pictures isnt Reading.

Chad Haden
12-16-2004, 07:03 PM
Looking at pictures isnt Reading.

What if there are captions around the pictures?

James C
12-16-2004, 07:06 PM
What if there are captions around the pictures?

As long as they say Oh, Ah, Yes baby etc..

Chad Haden
12-16-2004, 07:13 PM
Ian, how is that Jenna book? I flipped through it in Borders the other night and thought about picking it up.

Lars Andersen
12-16-2004, 08:22 PM
Flesh And Blood Compendium
Books Of Blood 1-3 by Clive Barker
The Collector by John Fowles

Mark Roberts
12-17-2004, 04:03 PM
Zobie Survival Guide. A informative and good read. I want to be prepaired in the event it really happens.

Chad Haden
12-17-2004, 04:06 PM
Zobie Survival Guide. A informative and good read. I want to be prepaired in the event it really happens.


That is a cool book, I read an interview with Max Brooks where he said he actually used all of the weapons in the book so he could write from a knowledgeable point of view.

David Huber
12-17-2004, 04:30 PM
Blue Oyster Cult: Secrets Revealed- Martin Popoff

Don Guarisco
12-18-2004, 02:25 AM
Blue Oyster Cult: Secrets Revealed- Martin Popoff

Been meaning to pick this up - how is it?

KH Brown
12-18-2004, 12:13 PM
Peter Bondanella - Hollywood Italians

Gary Banks
12-18-2004, 12:18 PM
More Classics Of The Horror Film by William Everson.

David Huber
12-18-2004, 12:22 PM
Been meaning to pick this up - how is it?

I've literally just started it, so I can't really comment yet, but I'll post back once I've read a few chapters. I own Popoff's "Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal", though, and that's a great read for the metal fan.

Don Guarisco
12-18-2004, 12:50 PM
I've literally just started it, so I can't really comment yet, but I'll post back once I've read a few chapters. I own Popoff's "Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal", though, and that's a great read for the metal fan.

Well, I look forward to hearing about it once you've gotten into the book. I have Popoff's first Heavy Metal album review guide and am currently working my way through his Heavy Metal of the 70's book. I'm excited to see what he does with a full-length work on the very deserving Blue Oyster Cult.

Kenton Sem
12-18-2004, 02:16 PM
'In the Moon of Red Ponies' by James Lee Burke
'Selected Writings' by Truman Capote

emily haack
12-18-2004, 06:53 PM
Wizard's First Rule -- Terry Goodkind
Princess Bride -- William Goldman, abridged

Josh Blackwell
12-18-2004, 07:04 PM
Sin City TPB - Vol. 1

Chad Haden
12-18-2004, 07:05 PM
Princess Bride -- William Goldman, abridged


Best book ever!

Paul Casey
12-19-2004, 01:26 AM
Moon: The Life and Death of a Rock Legend by Tony Fletcher.

I love The Who, and this is a well written bio. Behind Blue Eyes: The Life Of Pete Townshend by Geoffrey Guiliano absolutely pales in comparison. The latter is poorly written, and hardly delves into Pete's life and history. This isn't a surprise considering it's only some 300 pages or so. However, the Moon biog is very intriguing. The reader gets new insight into the volatile Who and such. I'm drunk, so I'm going to stop now. But the book is good.

David Huber
12-19-2004, 07:10 PM
Been meaning to pick this up - how is it?

OK, Ive read a chapter or 2 now, and this book is essential if you're a BOC fan. The intro basically outlines the theme of the book, which is that it's not a dirt-slinging/kiss-and-tell book, but a book about BOC's songs, their history and meanings. The first chapter is a brief history of the genesis of the band, and is rather haphazard but ultimately rewarding, but the chapters following- one each on each of BOC's many albums and a detailed write-up on each song, is fascinating stuff, as the songs are so cryptic and full of bizarre themes and images. If you're a middling fan, this may not be for you, but if you love their songs, you'll love this book. If you're going to pick it up, do it soon- Popoff wrote the book in the late 90s, and ultimately had a manuscript that wasn't really commercially viable, so the fact that this is seeing the light of day at all is a minor miracle, ergo a really tiny print run. I found it online for $10, so any BOC fans pick this up now!

Ryan Clark
12-19-2004, 07:28 PM
Almost finished reading: Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen

Reading off and on: Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

Evan B
12-21-2004, 10:59 AM
Skywriting by Word of Mouth, and other writings - by John Lennon

Joe S
12-22-2004, 01:50 PM
Roger Mellies Profanisaurus..

Adam C
12-22-2004, 03:33 PM
The Bloody Crown of Conan by Robert E. Howard

Paul M
12-22-2004, 03:49 PM
Dickens' Bleak House

Pietro Baldassaroni
12-22-2004, 05:37 PM
Sock by Penn Jillette

Denise*G
12-22-2004, 05:55 PM
"When Will Jesus Bring The Pork Chops?" ~ by George Carlin

Paul Apsley
12-26-2004, 06:16 PM
Slowly making my way through Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass by Stephen King. Just don't have as much time to read as I used to.

Todd J
12-27-2004, 12:00 PM
Fight Club. Just started it and at the rate I read (about 3 pages and fall asleep) it'll take me a few months to finish it.

mark t
12-27-2004, 03:48 PM
Elmore Leonard - Out of Sight.

Elmore Leonard is weird. People rave on and on about him, but i've read about 4 of his books so far, and they just barely entertain me. I picked this one up cause there was nothing else at the library that interested me.

Don Guarisco
12-27-2004, 05:01 PM
Right now I am reading:

THE COLLECTOR'S GUIDE TO HEAVY METAL: VOLUME ONE - THE SEVENTIES by Martin Popoff

Well-informed and artfully written (if a bit prone to going off on tangents...). Even when I emphatically disagree with his opinions, he still makes his case well and does it so skillfully a dissenter will keep reading just to compare notes.

MOTION PICTURE PURGATORY
by Rick Trembles

Best cult movie tome I have picked up in many moons - the writing is fun (lots of amusing alliteration) and perceptive. Even better, the reviews are delivered via a series of killer, underground comix-style single panel comic strips (and the art is just as imaginative as the text)! Gotta give Trembles credit for diversity, too - he covers everything from the original KING KONG to CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST.

Next In Line To Be Pulled Off The Bookshelf:

Lost In The Grooves: Scram's Capricious Guide To Music You Might Have Missed - edited by Kim Cooper and David Smay
Blue Oyster Cult: Secrets Revealed by Martin Popoff
The Legendary Joe Meek by John Repsch

Don Guarisco
12-27-2004, 05:04 PM
OK, Ive read a chapter or 2 now, and this book is essential if you're a BOC fan. The intro basically outlines the theme of the book, which is that it's not a dirt-slinging/kiss-and-tell book, but a book about BOC's songs, their history and meanings. The first chapter is a brief history of the genesis of the band, and is rather haphazard but ultimately rewarding, but the chapters following- one each on each of BOC's many albums and a detailed write-up on each song, is fascinating stuff, as the songs are so cryptic and full of bizarre themes and images. If you're a middling fan, this may not be for you, but if you love their songs, you'll love this book. If you're going to pick it up, do it soon- Popoff wrote the book in the late 90s, and ultimately had a manuscript that wasn't really commercially viable, so the fact that this is seeing the light of day at all is a minor miracle, ergo a really tiny print run. I found it online for $10, so any BOC fans pick this up now!

Thanks for the tip - as my last post reveals, I picked it up. I'm a serious BOC fan so I am thrilled to get the all-too-rare pleasure of reading material on them, especially the kind devoted to the music and the meaning of those wonderful, defiantly esoteric songs.

Chad Haden
01-02-2005, 05:24 PM
Stone Of Tears - Terry Goodkind

so far it's kicking mucho ass

emily haack
01-02-2005, 05:24 PM
Stone of Tears by Terry Goodkind..........the 2nd book in the Sword of Truth series. and i need to beat The Chad to the finish line!! i think i can do it................

Chad Haden
01-02-2005, 05:30 PM
Stone of Tears by Terry Goodkind..........the 2nd book in the Sword of Truth series. and i need to beat The Chad to the finish line!! i think i can do it................


Yeah? Think you can beat me? i'm over 100 pages ahead of you so good luck ;)

emily haack
01-02-2005, 05:31 PM
Yeah? Think you can beat me? i'm over 100 pages ahead of you so good luck ;)
oh pa-leez. i can read 100 pages before you even get done wipin your ass, chump.
BRING IT!!

Chad Haden
01-02-2005, 05:37 PM
oh pa-leez. i can read 100 pages before you even get done wipin your ass, chump.
BRING IT!!


yeah? alright chica, consider it brought. i'll have this book finished by tomorrow night

emily haack
01-02-2005, 05:42 PM
yeah? alright chica, consider it brought. i'll have this book finished by tomorrow night

uh-huh. well, i'll have it finished by the end of my SHIFT tonight.


*ahem*

Chad Haden
01-02-2005, 05:49 PM
uh-huh. well, i'll have it finished by the end of my SHIFT tonight.


*ahem*


somehow i very much doubt that, there's no need to rush through the book cause we might miss something important :)

emily haack
01-02-2005, 05:51 PM
somehow i very much doubt that, there's no need to rush through the book cause we might miss something important :)

damn, The Chad. when you're right, you're right.
i'm gonna take my time and do it right.

but i'll still beat you.

Chad Haden
01-02-2005, 05:55 PM
damn, The Chad. when you're right, you're right.
i'm gonna take my time and do it right.

but i'll still beat you.

i guess we'll just have to wait and see, won't we?

J Fresta
01-02-2005, 06:21 PM
I'm reading a book that my friend bought me for Christmas.....the funniest part IS....I ended up buying him the same book. When we handed it to each other wrapped, we were like...."uhh...this could be very funny!" :)

Weird U.S. by Mark Moran and Mark Sceurman

Chad Haden
01-17-2005, 04:18 PM
Soul On Ice - Eldridge Cleaver

This book is a stone fucking classic

David Huber
01-17-2005, 04:32 PM
Just read a short story called 'Our Temporary Supervisor' by Thomas Ligotti. I thought it was quietly brilliant, actually. Anybody read any of his other stuff? Has he written any novels?

Richard W. Haines
01-17-2005, 06:22 PM
"The Day Trader" by Stephen Frey. Anything by Frey is well written and suspensful.
He takes what most people consider a boring subject, Wall Street, and makes sexy crime thrillers out them. Usually hooks you in the first page. He sure knows how
to write raunchy sex scenes too...

Josh S
01-17-2005, 06:40 PM
Minority Report and Other Short Stories by Phillip K Dick

Denise*G
01-25-2005, 12:00 AM
"Immoral Tales: European Sex & Horror Movies 1956-1984" ~ by Cathal Tohill & Pete Tombs

Chad Haden
01-25-2005, 12:16 AM
"Immoral Tales: European Sex & Horror Movies 1956-1984" ~ by Cathal Tohill & Pete Tombs

That is an awesome book!

"Everything You Know Is Wrong" edited by Russ Kick

Zane C.
01-25-2005, 12:22 AM
That is an awesome book!

"Everything You Know Is Wrong" edited by Russ Kick

I highly recommend getting the other Disinformation books, Chad. YOU ARE BEING LIED TO is also very good. The website and the books from Disinformation always have interesting topics. Russ Kick does a good job putting together thought provoking anthologies.

Denise*G
01-25-2005, 12:50 AM
I highly recommend getting the other Disinformation books, Chad. YOU ARE BEING LIED TO is also very good. The website and the books from Disinformation always have interesting topics. Russ Kick does a good job putting together thought provoking anthologies.
the "Disinformation" DVD set i have is great stuff... i've been meaning to check out the books, too.

Denise*G
01-25-2005, 12:52 AM
"Immoral Tales: European Sex & Horror Movies 1956-1984" ~ by Cathal Tohill & Pete Tombs
That is an awesome book!
it sure is! it's very well written... which is so unusual for this type.
i wish they could have added 100 more pages, and 100 more of poster art, too!

Chad Haden
01-25-2005, 10:42 AM
I highly recommend getting the other Disinformation books, Chad. YOU ARE BEING LIED TO is also very good. The website and the books from Disinformation always have interesting topics. Russ Kick does a good job putting together thought provoking anthologies.

I have the complete series on dvd and that's what got me interested, so far the only books I have are Everything You Know Is Wrong and The Book Of Lies but I'll probably pick You Are Being Lied To up today :)

Chad Haden
01-25-2005, 10:43 AM
it sure is! it's very well written... which is so unusual for this type.
i wish they could have added 100 more pages, and 100 more of poster art, too!

Yeah I was very suprised by how well written it was as well, I used to have Mondo Macabre as well but I didn't enjoy it as much. It's been 4 years so I might give it another chance.

Denise*G
01-25-2005, 11:08 AM
Yeah I was very suprised by how well written it was as well, I used to have Mondo Macabre as well but I didn't enjoy it as much. It's been 4 years so I might give it another chance.
i got "Immortal Tales" for Xmas from my brother. last year he gave me "VideoHound's Cult Flicks & Trash Pics" ~ what a mess.
i'll have to drop hints for "Shock! Horror!: Astounding Artwork From The Video Nasty Era" for this year :D

Chad Haden
01-25-2005, 11:24 AM
i got "Immoral Tales" for Xmas from my brother. last year he gave me "VideoHound's Cult Flicks & Trash Pics" ~ what a mess.
i'll have to drop hints for "Shock! Horror!: Astounding Artwork From The Video Nasty Era" for this year :D

I think I've still got my copy of Cult Flicks & Trash Pics around here somewhere, that book got the ball rolling for me when I was a teenager. You might like the Sleazoid Express book or "Grindhouse:The Forbidden World Of Adults Only Cinema", they're both good books. Oh, and I'm sure you already know about the Creation Cinema books :)

Al Edwards
02-28-2005, 02:42 PM
Finished reading War and Peace for a class and enjoyed it. An excellent read with memorable characters, passages, and moments.

David Huber
02-28-2005, 04:18 PM
What It Is...What It Was!: The Black Film Explosion of the 70s- Chavez, Chavez and Martinez

Also found this old late-60s hippie Bible, modified for the youth of the day, called 'Reach Out' and read the book of Revelation. Freaky stuff :eek:

Chad Haden
02-28-2005, 05:00 PM
Get Fuzzy books 1-4 by Darby Conley

Damin J. Toell
02-28-2005, 07:51 PM
Currently reading "A Frolic of His Own" by William Gaddis. There are also a bunch of other books that I've temporarily abandoned. I have a bad habit of grabbing a new book off the shelf even though I'm in the midst of something else. Other books I've been reading include "Schismatrix Plus" by Bruce Sterling and "Ratner's Star" by Don DeLillo.

DJ

Chad Haden
02-28-2005, 07:54 PM
I have a bad habit of grabbing a new book off the shelf even though I'm in the midst of something else.



I also have that bad habit Damin, it can be a bit of a pain sometimes :)

Andy Johansen
02-28-2005, 08:06 PM
"Satanic verses" by Salman Rushdie, "Contemporary history of Italy 1943-1980" by Paul Ginsborg, and "Japan before Perry-a short history" by Conrad Totman

Al Edwards
03-13-2005, 09:23 AM
Finished reading the Thomas Mann book of Death in Venice and other short stories. Will start next on Death in the Air by Agatha Christie.

Al Edwards
03-18-2005, 08:46 PM
Finished reading Death in the Air and my next read will be The Sea Wolf by Jack London.

Chad Haden
03-18-2005, 08:51 PM
Sleazoid Express by Bill Landis and Michelle Clifford

Christoffer S
03-19-2005, 07:43 AM
Pionjär i Mittens Rike by Pelle Blohm.
He writes about how it was to be one of the first western football (soccer) players ever t go and play in China.

Tom D
03-19-2005, 08:59 AM
"Bleachy-Haired Honky Bitch" Hollis Gillespie

KH Brown
03-19-2005, 05:23 PM
Claude Chabrol - Guy Austin, French Film Directors series
The Anatomy of Fascism - Robert O. Paxton
Cinema 2 - Gilles Deleuze

Leif Persson
03-20-2005, 12:14 PM
I'm reading a Swedish book called The lonely boys (De ensamma pojkarna) right now by an author called Mats Olsson.
It's about a fictional swedish pop-group called The lonely Boys.

Fred Hana
03-20-2005, 12:39 PM
I just finished "Eaten Alive" by Jay Slater. Very enjoyable.

Josh S
03-20-2005, 01:05 PM
The Trial - Franz Kafka

Ruben Tveiten
03-20-2005, 01:10 PM
Right now, i'm reading; The Rape of Nanking - The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II, Unit 731: Testimony, and Split Image: The Life of Anthony Perkins.

David Huber
03-20-2005, 02:05 PM
Strange Wine- Harlan Ellison

Brian Lindsey
03-20-2005, 02:12 PM
Some nonfiction at the moment... Tannenberg: Clash of Empires, 1914 (about the first major battle on the Eastern Front in WWI).

William R.
03-20-2005, 02:59 PM
TO THE WHITE SEA, by James Dickey

Elske McCain
03-20-2005, 09:17 PM
If Chins Could Kill- Bruce Campbell- I am about 100 pages into it where they are just starting filming of Evil Dead.

Chad Haden
03-20-2005, 09:38 PM
If Chins Could Kill- Bruce Campbell- I am about 100 pages into it where they are just starting filming of Evil Dead.


That's one of my favorite books of all-time, Bruce has a very laid back writing style that draws you in.

Tim Mayer
03-21-2005, 11:51 PM
I just finished reading MARTIN TIME-SLIP by Philip K Dick today and plan on moving on to BLOODSTONE by Karl Edward Wagner, a book I read over 20 years ago, but plan on delving into again. Last week I managed to finish FOUCALT'S PENDULUM by Umberto Eco and I have a copy of his THE ISLAND OF THE DAY BEFORE I still need to read.
THE SOUND OF THE BEAST, the history book on heavy metal that came out last year is pretty good too.

Gregg K
03-22-2005, 10:01 AM
Shock Cinema (Winter 2005 ed) - I like this zine more and more with every issue.

Kenton Sem
03-22-2005, 10:27 AM
'Shock Cinema' is a great magazine. I read 'Phantom of the Movies' for mainstream coverage, 'Psychotronic' because it reflects my tastes the most and provides more esoteric info than I can possibly cram between my ears, and 'Shock Cinema' for the really obscure stuff, complete with dead-on, hilarious reviews.

Right now I'm reading:

'The Worst Journey in the World' by Cherry-Gerrard, a white-knuckle travelogue about an early twentieth century antarctic expedition that came to a bad end.

"The Great Influenza" by J. Barry, about the 1918 flu epidemic which was also the deadliest plague in human history. When you hear the CDC's grim predictions about H5N1's probable antigen shift in the near future, you will be very, very alarmed.

Gary Banks
03-22-2005, 10:29 AM
I found a hardcover edition of George Romero's Dawn of The Dead. Going to slap the dvd in pretty soon.

Comic wise I just finished the two trade paperbacks of THE WALKING DEAD and am reading Essential Tomb Of Dracula Volume 1.

Also rereading some Cult Movies magazines.

David Huber
03-22-2005, 01:17 PM
Essential Tomb Of Dracula Volume 1.

I didn't know this was out. I have the Essential Howard the Duck but I would love to get Tomb of Dracula. Guess I'll have to swing by Borders...

Gary Banks
03-22-2005, 02:22 PM
I didn't know this was out. I have the Essential Howard the Duck but I would love to get Tomb of Dracula. Guess I'll have to swing by Borders...

The entire series is now reprinted in this format.

Al Edwards
03-23-2005, 02:01 PM
I'm also reading Spartacus and the Slave Wars:A Brief History with Documents.

Jonny Redman
03-23-2005, 02:07 PM
Keith Moon's biography

Moon by Tony Fletcher

Ian Jane
03-23-2005, 04:01 PM
America - A Citizen's Guide To Democracy Inaction by John Stewart

Kyle Bachman
03-25-2005, 11:39 PM
Trainspotting (finally bought it, and Porno!)

Mark Savage
03-27-2005, 06:33 PM
I read several books at once...

I'm re-reading PORN GOLD by Hebditch and Anning, probably the best tome ever on the Euro porn industry (American, too, but the Euro stuff is the most interesting)) and ABC'S OF DISEASE by Phillip Day.

Just finished ONE HUNDRED STROKES OF THE BRUSH BEFORE BED by Melissa P. and LIVING CORPSE by Hideshi Hino.

Reading FEAR WITHOUT FRONTIERS by Steven Jay Schneider, SOMBRERO FALLOUT by Richard Brautigan and ABORTION by Potts, Diggory and Peel.

mark t
03-27-2005, 06:41 PM
The Hunter S. Thompson issue of ROLLING STONE.

Ian Jane
03-27-2005, 07:42 PM
The new Dark Horse Conan series. I just picked up a run and, thanks to a friend who works at Dark Horse, am only missing two issues now.

This is the best Conan comic since the early days of Savage Sword. Great stuff!

Tom D
03-30-2005, 05:15 PM
A great book :p

mark t
03-31-2005, 10:07 AM
Generation of Swine, by Hunter S. Thompson.

Tom D
03-31-2005, 12:02 PM
More classic reading :)

David Huber
03-31-2005, 01:55 PM
Ready For a Revolution: THe Life and Struggles of Stokely Carmichael- by SC

Evan B
03-31-2005, 02:11 PM
Diary by Chuck Palahniuk

Gunnar Jonsson
03-31-2005, 02:57 PM
Just finished reading Factotum by Charles Bukowski and Oracle Night by Paul Auster.

Started reading another Auster novel today , Moon Palace.

Chad Haden
03-31-2005, 04:36 PM
The new issue of Uncut with The Band cover story

Al Edwards
04-04-2005, 02:37 PM
Reading Cinema Eye, Cinema Ear:Some Key Film-Makers of the Sixties by John Russell Taylor and Maggie:A Girl of the Streets and other Short Fiction by Stephen Crane.

Chad Haden
04-04-2005, 04:45 PM
Hellboy: Odder Jobs, it's an anthology of various short stories.

William R.
04-04-2005, 05:20 PM
I Love My Smith & Wesson by David Bowker

William R.
04-05-2005, 02:28 AM
I've moved on to JASON Vs. LEATHERFACE!!!

http://www.fridaythe13thfilms.com/media/comics/jvsl/jvsl1.jpg

Kyle Bachman
04-05-2005, 12:32 PM
finally just finished Porno after reading Trainspotting. Amazing!

Horace Cordier
04-05-2005, 07:13 PM
The Hard Goodbye - Frank Miller (my first "graphic novel" - thanks to seeing SIN CITY)

Al Edwards
04-25-2005, 07:39 PM
My next things to read for fiction and non-fiction are Tolstoy's Confessions and Temple of the Golden Pavilion by Yukio Mishima.

Kyle Bachman
04-25-2005, 09:21 PM
Filth, by Irvine Welsh

Aaron G
04-25-2005, 09:51 PM
Cassavetes on Cassavetes by Ray Carney

and another 20 on the shelf including:

Leadbelly: Inside Australia's Underworld wars - J.Sylvester & A.Rule
Kingdom of Fear: HS Thompson
Bad Cop, Bad Cop - Jack Serjeant
Bass CLuture - Lloyd Bradley
Millenium People - JG Ballard
The Drought - JG Ballard
The Ticket that Exploded : W Burroughs
A Scanner Darkly & Lies Inc. - PKD
Demons - john Shirley
Bob Dylan - chronicles

John P
04-25-2005, 10:41 PM
Choice Of Evil (A Burke Novel) by Andrew Vachss

William R.
04-25-2005, 10:50 PM
Romero's LAND OF THE DEAD screenplay

Tim Mayer
04-26-2005, 08:22 PM
Al Edwards: Temple of the Golden Pavilion by Yukio Mishima.
I reccomend reading his entire "Sea of Tranquility" tetraology. Its an impressive piece of work that Mishima concluded just before he went off to put on that stupid play at the military base.

Clint C
04-26-2005, 09:58 PM
Sleazoid Express by Landis & Clifford

Chad Haden
04-26-2005, 11:13 PM
Sleazoid Express by Landis & Clifford


That is one hell of a cool book.

I just picked up "A Journal of The Plague Year" by Daniel Defoe and I'll probably start it tonight. I don't know why but I'm completely fascinated by The Black Plague and I read every book on it that I run across.

mark t
04-27-2005, 08:26 AM
The Great Shark Hunt by Hunter S. Thompson, and

Billy : the biography of Billy Connolly

Bill Pissott
04-27-2005, 11:15 PM
Searching For The Sound: My Life With The Grateful Dead - Phil Lesh

Gunnar Jonsson
05-10-2005, 03:32 PM
I just finished reading Crash by J.G Ballard and I was very impressed. It is the first Ballard book I've read and I was wondering if anyone here could recommend something else by him?

Right now I'm reading Tom Wolfe's The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test.

Denise*G
05-10-2005, 05:30 PM
"Deterring Democracy" ~ by Noam Chomsky

Kyle Bachman
05-10-2005, 08:30 PM
Glue by Irvine Welsh

William R.
05-10-2005, 09:17 PM
Glue by Irvine Welsh

Good book right there.

I have all his work sitting on my shelves. I really need to go back and revisit them all. It's been years.

At the moment I'm reading We Owe You Nothing - Punk Planet: The Collected Interviews.

Chad Haden
05-10-2005, 09:56 PM
"The Great Mortality" by John Kelly, it's yet another book on the plague.

Kyle Bachman
05-10-2005, 10:31 PM
Good book right there.

I have all his work sitting on my shelves. I really need to go back and revisit them all. It's been years.

What'd you think of Acid House? I've been looking for that on DVD forever.

Tim Mayer
05-10-2005, 11:10 PM
The DUNE Encyclopedia...various authors

William R.
05-11-2005, 12:48 AM
What'd you think of Acid House? I've been looking for that on DVD forever.

The book is great. It was the first thing I read by Welsh. The movie, not so great, but I wasn't in the best frame of mind when I saw it. It was on Cinemax or Starz sometime in the early morning hours and I just couldn't get into it at all. Ewen Bremner was cool though.

Brian Lindsey
05-11-2005, 03:09 AM
"The Lost Battle: Crete 1941" by Callum MacDonald.

KH Brown
05-11-2005, 12:46 PM
Max Horkheimer 'Eclipse of Reason'

Eric Schaefer 'Bold! Daring! Shocking! True: A History of Exploitation Films 1919-1959'

Simon Sheridan 'Come Play with Me - the life and films of Mary Millington'

Peter O'Donnell / Jim Holdaway - various Modesty Blaise comic strip compilations.

mark t
05-11-2005, 12:51 PM
The book is great. It was the first thing I read by Welsh. The movie, not so great, but I wasn't in the best frame of mind when I saw it. It was on Cinemax or Starz sometime in the early morning hours and I just couldn't get into it at all. Ewen Bremner was cool though.

Believe me, frame of mind won't make that movie any better. It's just not good, though I agree, Bremner is decent. I also liked the book. With the exception of Maribou Stork Nightmares, and a few of his short stories, Welsh entertains the hell out of me.

Kyle Bachman
05-11-2005, 01:17 PM
Believe me, frame of mind won't make that movie any better. It's just not good, though I agree, Bremner is decent. I also liked the book. With the exception of Maribou Stork Nightmares, and a few of his short stories, Welsh entertains the hell out of me. I don't know if Glue is going to get ultra fucked up by the end or something, but Filth is probably the most disturbing of his books that I've read.

Al Edwards
05-17-2005, 02:52 PM
Now in middle of reading Red Dragon by Thomas Harris and Baseball Hall of Shame Vol 1.

Andy Johansen
05-17-2005, 05:42 PM
Trying to comprehend "Cinema 1" by philosopher Deleuze. Seems like i have to understand Henri Bergson before i will really understand this stuff. But interesting theoretical reading about the moving images on screen.

Andy Johansen
05-17-2005, 05:45 PM
"Deterring Democracy" ~ by Noam Chomsky
Noam Chomsky is great. Just saw the docu about him, "Manufacturing consent", and last year read NECESSARY ILLUSIONS and some of his other stuff. :D

KH Brown
05-17-2005, 06:47 PM
Trying to comprehend "Cinema 1" by philosopher Deleuze. Seems like i have to understand Henri Bergson before i will really understand this stuff. But interesting theoretical reading about the moving images on screen.

Ouch - not just Bergson but also C S Pierce and maybe Bazin as well.

Have you come across his references to Mario Bava and Terence Fisher yet - highly eclectic.

Andy Johansen
05-18-2005, 06:31 PM
Ouch - not just Bergson but also C S Pierce and maybe Bazin as well.

Have you come across his references to Mario Bava and Terence Fisher yet - highly eclectic.
Sure thing, page 133. That is where he mentions "cinema of impulses"-very interesting. But im not quite in grasp with what the difference between gothic and neo-gothic actually signifies, or what the difference is.

Al Edwards
06-01-2005, 10:09 AM
Reading North of Slavery by Leon Litwack and Collected stories of W. Somerset Maugham.

Denise*G
06-01-2005, 10:54 AM
"Foucault's Pendulum" ~ by Umberto Eco

Richard C
06-02-2005, 07:28 AM
Sleazoid Express: A Mind-twisting Tour Through the Grindhouse Cinema of Times...

Clint C
06-02-2005, 07:26 PM
CHOOSING DEATH - The Improbable History of DEATH METAL and GRINDCORE By Albert Mudrian

Horace Cordier
06-02-2005, 11:28 PM
Sleazoid Express: A Mind-twisting Tour Through the Grindhouse Cinema of Times...

I love that book, even though there are a fair amount of factual errors in it (or so I'm told). It really captures the flavor of the old Times Square.

Tim Mayer
06-03-2005, 01:42 AM
"The Island of the Day Before" by Umberto Eco

Brian Lindsey
06-03-2005, 09:30 AM
THE LUFTWAFFE WAR DIARIES by Cajus Bekker.

Alex D
06-03-2005, 10:17 AM
Halfway through A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami. Excellent so far, I'll probably move onto The Wind-up Bird Chronicle when I've finished it

Chad Haden
06-05-2005, 11:16 AM
"Goodnight Steve McQueen" by Louise Wener, it's a cracking book that I hated to put down.

Sean Sutherland
06-07-2005, 10:38 PM
harry turtledove - "settling accounts:return engagement" newish one in rather long series of alternative history based on the south winning the civil war in america and what happens from then up to the mid 1940s so far.
the other 'sets' of novels start with "the great war" series followed by "american empire" series of books 3 in each i think.
good series of books

Ian Jane
06-08-2005, 12:07 AM
The Ghastly One - The Sex & Gore Netherworld of Andy Milligan.

Interesting stuff. Milligan fascinates me for some reason.

Kyle Bachman
06-08-2005, 12:18 AM
1984


nothing like a classic.

James C
06-08-2005, 12:25 AM
Reading "Make love* the Bruce Campbell way" Very fast read, Biggest Font ive ever seen.

Damian P
06-13-2005, 02:13 PM
The Ghastly One - The Sex & Gore Netherworld of Andy Milligan.

Interesting stuff. Milligan fascinates me for some reason.

I bought a copy of that for my friend. He plowed right through it. Even he, a devout GG ALLIN fan, was disgusted with Milligan after reading that book.


Now Reading: Bush's Secret World: Religion, Big Business and Hidden Networks
by Eric Laurent

Damian P
06-13-2005, 02:22 PM
Reading "Make love* the Bruce Campbell way" Very fast read, Biggest Font ive ever seen.

I saw that at Borders this weekend. The font was embarassing. I felt like I was flipping through a kids book.
Nothing like stretching out a pamphlet into a hardcover book to rip fans off. Funny title and book cover though.

Bård Haugland
06-13-2005, 03:57 PM
Just now I'm reading "Cronenberg on Cronenberg", which, of course, is about director and writer David Cronenberg. Haven't seen M. Butterfly, Fast Company or his early shorts yet, so those chapters I've gently jumped over. But the rest is good stuff :)

Conner H
06-13-2005, 05:34 PM
The Old Man and the Sea. Do you really need to know who wrote it?

Chad Haden
06-13-2005, 06:08 PM
The Old Man and the Sea. Do you really need to know who wrote it?


Dude everyone knows it was Ernest Borgnine ;)

Kyle Bachman
06-15-2005, 10:43 PM
I'm reading Bully by Jim Schutze

David Huber
06-16-2005, 04:02 PM
The newest issue of the best magazine on the planet, SHOCK CINEMA.

Chad Haden
06-16-2005, 08:19 PM
Rough Guide Special: First Time Around The World

Lee G
06-18-2005, 12:18 PM
I'm just finishing reading This Is The Zodiac Speaking by Michael D Kellleher & David Van nuys.I lost interest in serial killer books yrs ago but this is a very interesting read.

Paul A J Lewis
06-20-2005, 04:25 PM
Hope nobody minds if I butt in. :)

Anyway, like Keith Richards ( :cool: ) I like to keep at least four books on the go. At the moment, I'm reading.

John Hopkins: Losing Time. Really depressing play by one of the writers of Z Cars. I've not finished it yet, but I get the impression that it's really a rant against the womens lib movement (there's a 'liberated' woman who wanders around in a kaftan--a clear representation of a seventies feminist--who's represented as simply a man-hating, self-destructive, manipulative lesbian who exploits her recently-divorced friend). Quite a reactionary play, in my view, especially from the author of This Story of Yours, which was turned into The Offence, one of my fave movies.

Sam Peckinpah's West: New Perspectives. Gotta love you some Peckinpah.

Paul Auster: Oracle Night. I like Auster, but this book may be too clever for its own good.

Paul Leggett: Terence Fisher: Horror, Myth and Religion. Keep picking this up and putting it down fairly quickly: not as good as Terence Hutching's book about Fisher, in my opinion.

Thomas Cullinan: The Beguiled. Just starting it, in preparation for finishing the Hopkins play.


and the obligatory comic books
Ed Brubaker: Gotham Central: In the Line of Duty. This is brilliant: it's Gotham City's criminal underworld viewed through the eyes of regular cops, with Batman taking rear stage.

Garth Ennis: The Punisher: Mother Russia. Just got this last week. Been looking forward to it for a...g...e...s.

All the Best,
Paul

Chad Haden
06-20-2005, 05:43 PM
Batman: The Long Halloween
Batman: Dark Victory

Both by by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale

The new movie made me dig them back out and re-read them, fucking amazing comics

David Huber
07-08-2005, 02:01 PM
Superstud, or How I Became a 24-Year-Old Virgin- Paul Feig (creator of Freaks and Geeks)

Paul A J Lewis
07-08-2005, 02:44 PM
Ed Brubaker: GOTHAM CENTRAL VOL 2: HALF A LIFE (really enjoyed the first volume)
Jeanine Basinger: THE WORLD WAR II COMBAT FILM: ANATOMY OF A GENRE
Mark Millar: SUPERMAN: RED SON
Cheers,
Paul

Bill Pissott
07-16-2005, 06:28 PM
"Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince"

David Huber
07-17-2005, 12:22 AM
"Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince"

I had to pick that up for my daughter today at Borders. They had pass-cards and a security camera set up, and no copies for general sale (I pre-ordered it for her), but then Target and Wal-Mart apparently had butt-loads of copies available.

I picked up the Essential Tomb of Dracula Volume 1 for myself.

Bill Pissott
07-17-2005, 12:25 AM
I had to pick that up for my daughter today at Borders. They had pass-cards and a security camera set up, and no copies for general sale (I pre-ordered it for her), but then Target and Wal-Mart apparently had butt-loads of copies available.


We actually went to one of the local bookstores on Friday night at 11PM for a Harry Potter party and then picked up the book at Midnight. The things we don't do for our kids right David? :)

David Huber
07-17-2005, 12:39 AM
We actually went to one of the local bookstores on Friday night at 11PM for a Harry Potter party and then picked up the book at Midnight. The things we don't do for our kids right David? :)

We were supposed to do that too but I talked my daughter out of it. I had this vision of 100-200 people jumping in line at 11:59 to buy the book after midnight, and my daughter straggling out at 1:00 AM complaining that she was tired, so we opted for breakfast out and picking up the book this morning. Was the party fun?

Bill Pissott
07-17-2005, 12:42 AM
We were supposed to do that too but I talked my daughter out of it. I had this vision of 100-200 people jumping in line at 11:59 to buy the book after midnight, and my daughter straggling out at 1:00 AM complaining that she was tired, so we opted for breakfast out and picking up the book this morning. Was the party fun?


The party was ok, mostly for the kids with trivia questions and prizes and stuff. It was pretty crowded but we got there early, was first on the list and got the book pronto as soon as it went on sale. We were out of there at about 12:20 and home by 12:30 so it wasn't too bad.

Chad Haden
07-17-2005, 12:37 PM
I was at the bookstore Friday night to do a little shopping and I can dig the kids dressing up like Harry Potter cause they're still kids and into it, but I just got annoyed with the people my age or older dressed up in black capes and witches hats. There was this guy in his early 30s dressed like he was going to a fucking Bauhaus show hanging out in the occult/new age section waiting for midnight, all these teenybopper girls were hanging around him getting in my way and clogging up the music books section.

I did feel for the parents though, I was at the bookstore around 7:30 or so and there were already tons of moms and dads with their kids waiting around until midnight. The kids were bouncing off the walls when I was there and you know the little guys were gonna be nodding off by the time midnight rolled around. It was nice seeing these families out together getting excited about reading though, makes me look forward to having kids.

Now reading: Mix Tape: The Art of Cassette Culture by Thurston Moore

mark t
07-17-2005, 01:09 PM
I was at the bookstore Friday night to do a little shopping and I can dig the kids dressing up like Harry Potter cause they're still kids and into it, but I just got annoyed with the people my age or older dressed up in black capes and witches hats. There was this guy in his early 30s dressed like he was going to a fucking Bauhaus show hanging out in the occult/new age section waiting for midnight, all these teenybopper girls were hanging around him getting in my way and clogging up the music books section.




Really? People do that? That's crazy. The Bauhaus line, BTW, cracked me up.

Now reading : THE DOWNTOWN DIARIES - JIM CARROLL

Bill Pissott
07-17-2005, 01:12 PM
makes me look forward to having kids.


Oh, it's a trip man. :)

Chad Haden
07-17-2005, 01:14 PM
Really? People do that? That's crazy. The Bauhaus line, BTW, cracked me up.

Now reading : THE DOWNTOWN DIARIES - JIM CARROLL

I know, my dad and I were cracking up laughing at these people. I mean Mr. Bauhaus had on chalk makeup and his hair all slicked back and a black cape and he was reading the Necronomicon. I just wanted to throw something at him, my dad was just cracking on those people all night long.

How's that Jim Carroll book Mark? The only one I've ever read was The Basketball Diaries but I just re-read "Please Kill Me" and it's got me interested in reading some of Carroll's other stuff.

Andy Johansen
07-17-2005, 03:55 PM
Now im reading:
HITLER by Ian Kershaw
Once upon a time in Italy by Christopher Frayling
GURU, a book about the religious diversity in India, very fun reading.

mark t
07-17-2005, 04:34 PM
I know, my dad and I were cracking up laughing at these people. I mean Mr. Bauhaus had on chalk makeup and his hair all slicked back and a black cape and he was reading the Necronomicon. I just wanted to throw something at him, my dad was just cracking on those people all night long.

How's that Jim Carroll book Mark? The only one I've ever read was The Basketball Diaries but I just re-read "Please Kill Me" and it's got me interested in reading some of Carroll's other stuff.

The Basketball Diaries and the semi-sequel, The Downtown Diaries, are essential reading, IMO. Carroll's most recent work, Pools of Mercury is also good, but i really dig the cohesiveness of these two books. Also recommended is Fear Of Dreaming, which combines The Book of Nods and Living At The Movies.

Jim Carroll is the man. I had a chance to see him read a few years back, and it blew my mind. A super nice guy to boot, we chatted about Thurston Moore and Kurt Cobain after the show.

Betsy Young
07-25-2005, 03:26 AM
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and I'm not ashamed to admit that so far I'm really digging it. :)

Betsy Young
07-25-2005, 03:32 AM
Fight Club. Just started it and at the rate I read (about 3 pages and fall asleep) it'll take me a few months to finish it.

That's a great book. If you enjoy it, I recommend you read Pahlanak's (sp?)CHOKE next. It's hysterical.

Paul A J Lewis
07-25-2005, 02:39 PM
That's a great book. If you enjoy it, I recommend you read Pahlanak's (sp?)CHOKE next. It's hysterical.
My fave Palahniuk book is SURVIVOR; far and away the best of the novels he's written so far. Well worth checking out. CHOKE *is* probably a close second, though.

Chad Haden
07-25-2005, 02:43 PM
"All Yesterdays' Parties: The Velvet Underground In Print 1966-1971" by Clinton Heylin

A chronological collection of articles and reviews of the Velvet Underground, it's funny to read the disdain they were met with the first few years and how quite a few authors felt the band got better after Cale split and Yule joined, I wholeheartedly disagree. I think after Cale left then Reed was free to run the band his way and they lost the friction and avant garde edge that John Cale brought to the table.

Paul A J Lewis
07-25-2005, 02:46 PM
"All Yesterdays' Parties: The Velvet Underground In Print 1966-1971" by Clinton Heylin

A chronological collection of articles and reviews of the Velvet Underground, it's funny to read the disdain they were met with the first few years and how quite a few authors felt the band got better after Cale split and Yule joined, I wholeheartedly disagree. I think after Cale left then Reed was free to run the band his way and they lost the friction and avant garde edge that John Cale brought to the table.
I'm with you, Chad. And of the Velvets' solo careers, Cale's is by far the most diverse, challenging and interesting; Reed's solo career peaked in the early- to mid-1970s, but Cale's output has been of a consistently high quality.

Chad Haden
07-25-2005, 02:53 PM
I'm with you, Chad. And of the Velvets' solo careers, Cale's is by far the most diverse, challenging and interesting; Reed's solo career peaked in the early- to mid-1970s, but Cale's output has been of a consistently high quality.

I definantly agree Paul, Reed hasn't put out anything really special since the 70s. Cale has put out several quality solo albums, produced 3 amazing debuts and written an excellent biography, meanwhile Reed has been content to rest on his laurels as the pissiest little man in rock n roll.

Al Edwards
07-25-2005, 09:03 PM
My next things to read are Cover Her Face by P.D. James and Gardner's Art Through the Ages.

Paul A J Lewis
08-04-2005, 06:53 PM
I'm still on the Basinger book about the WW2 COMBAT MOVIE: it's a long, but interesting, slog.

Meanwhile, in terms of fiction, I'm revisiting:
Newton Thornburg: CUTTER & BONE (I rewatched the film over the weekend, and thought I'd pick up a new paperback edition of the book). Excellent stuff!

Chad Haden
08-04-2005, 07:18 PM
"Candide" by Voltaire
"1602" by Neil Gaiman

William R.
08-04-2005, 07:39 PM
I've been flipping through these at work:

Rebels for the Cause: The Alternative History of Arsenal Football Club by Jon Spurling
Buddy Does Seattle by Peter Bagge

Josh S
08-04-2005, 08:25 PM
DangerDoom - No Names (Black Debbie)

Bill Pissott
08-07-2005, 06:28 PM
Weird N.J. - Your Travel Guide To New Jersey's Local Legends And Best Kept Secrets

Old Burial Grounds Of New Jersey - A Guide

Chad Haden
08-07-2005, 06:30 PM
"A Journal Of the Plague Year" by Daniel Defoe.

mark t
08-08-2005, 09:40 AM
Just finished WAYLON by Waylon Jennings and Lenny Kaye. I read autobiographies by people that I don't like, hoping to glean some new information that makes me respect them more, but there's nothing in that book that causes me to respect Waylon at all. 'cepting, of course, his life-long friendships with Willie and Johnny, and the fact that he played bass for Buddy Holly back in the day. Also interesting that he gave up his spot on "the plane" for the Big Bopper. And that the last conversation he ever had with Buddy Holly involved Buddy jokingly saying, "I hope your damn bus freezes", and Waylon saying in return "I hope your damn plane crashes."

Bård Haugland
08-08-2005, 09:49 AM
Right now I'm halfway through Dean Koontz - Midnight. Great book!

Chad Haden
08-09-2005, 12:17 AM
"Kingdom Come" by Mark Waid and Alex Ross

Paul A J Lewis
08-09-2005, 08:56 AM
Elmore Leonard: CAT CHASER

CraigS
08-09-2005, 09:24 AM
Edward Bunker- Education of a Felon

Gregg K
08-09-2005, 10:03 AM
Making of a Cult Classic - The Last House on the Left

Paul A J Lewis
09-18-2005, 11:42 AM
David Lavery (ed): THIS THING OF OURS: INVESTIGATING 'THE SOPRANOS'

http://images-eu.amazon.com/images/P/1903364442.02.LZZZZZZZ.jpg


Kim Akass & Janet McCabe (eds): READING 'SIX FEET UNDER': TV TO DIE FOR

http://images-eu.amazon.com/images/P/1850438099.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

David Huber
09-18-2005, 12:19 PM
Just bought 'Hawaii for Dummies' (going on a trip there next year) and the Mankind/Mick Foley autobiography from Borders. Also read 'Not Brand Ecch' #10 last night.

Chad Haden
09-18-2005, 12:27 PM
and the Mankind/Mick Foley autobiography from Borders.

Which one? "Have A Nice Day" or "Foley is Good"? They're both excellent books that I've nearly worn out over the years. I'm going to have to breakdown and buy the paperbacks so I can wear those out too.

Now reading - "Easy Riders,Raging Bulls" by Peter Biskind

It's a very interesting read with lots of funny stories and further proof that Dennis Hopper was insane.

Tim Young
09-18-2005, 12:29 PM
Arg... I'm stuck with three books almost complete - read them on various trips, got about 90% of the way through then got home, and never finished them:

James Herbert's Portents
Bram Stoker's Dracula
Dennis Wheatley's The Haunting of Toby Jugg

David Huber
09-18-2005, 05:30 PM
Which one? "Have A Nice Day" or "Foley is Good"?

"Have a Nice Day". I was never that interested before because I wasn't really into wrestling during the time Mankind/Cactus Jack was popular and he wasn't really the type of wrestler I preferred anyway (I tend to lean toward a more "technical" wrestler as a favorite), but now that I'm catching up on some old matches on DVD I've grown to appreciate him (just saw his Hell in a Cell match w/The Undertaker, and...Good Lord! That man can take some punishment). Then when I read some reviews that LOVED his writing I ran out and picked the book up; looks like a great read.

Damian P
09-18-2005, 05:48 PM
I'm just about finished Bush's Secret World by Eric Laurent.

Heavy stuff.

Josh S
09-18-2005, 05:58 PM
The Justice Society Returns

I need to be reading the Grapes Of Wrath for class, though.

Paul A J Lewis
10-14-2005, 03:47 PM
James Baldwin: THE DEVIL FINDS WORK.

Great book!

Chad Haden
10-15-2005, 12:11 AM
"Sweet Soul Music" by Peter Guralnick

William R.
10-15-2005, 12:43 AM
Just finished (great fucking book):
http://img422.imageshack.us/img422/9127/0399151931l5sa.jpg

Just started (hoping it's a great fucking book):
http://img422.imageshack.us/img422/3894/158542177401sclzzzzzzz8xr.jpg

Ian Jane
10-15-2005, 12:46 AM
Finished the Christy Canyon bio. Not as good as I'd been told, but ok. Also I just read the liner notes for Le Samourai, and while I was taking a dump I read an article in Cinema Sewer, which somehow seems appropriate.

Paul K.
10-15-2005, 03:55 AM
I've just read Friedrich Nietzsche "Daybreak" and now reading his "The Wanderer and his Shadow". Definitely, he is great philosopher, can't wait to read "Thus Spoke Zarathustra"!

Tim Young
10-15-2005, 04:39 AM
Nothing overly sophisticaled:

Dennis Wheatley's - Devil Rides Out

As soon as I have finished, I'm going to watch the film, so I can do a proper comparason between the two.

Paul A J Lewis
10-15-2005, 05:51 AM
Nothing overly sophisticaled:

Dennis Wheatley's - Devil Rides Out

As soon as I have finished, I'm going to watch the film, so I can do a proper comparason between the two.
That's a pretty good book, Tim. The book and movie are wildly different in places.

Have you read THEY USED DARK FORCES yet? That's my favourite Wheatley novel, a mix of his Gregory Sallust wartime espionage stories and his 'black magic' stories.

Tim Young
10-15-2005, 07:28 AM
Have you read THEY USED DARK FORCES yet? That's my favourite Wheatley novel, a mix of his Gregory Sallust wartime espionage stories and his 'black magic' stories.

Nope, but I have it on my shelf. I've read 'Strange Conflict' (the sequel to Devil Rides Out, set during the war) and 'The Haunting of Toby Jugg' - a decent little paranoia piece, that could make a nice film.

I also have 'The Ka of Gifford Hillary' and 'Gateway to Hell' still to read, and am planning to pick up 'to the Devil a Daughter' for another film/book comparason.

I also have four large hardbound novels by Daniel Easterman - 'Brotherhood of the Tomb', 'The Judas Testament', 'Night of the Seventh Darkness' and 'Name of the Beast', picked them up for a pound each at a book sale - not got round to reading them yet, but they look like religious conspiracy thrillers. Anyone read any of them, any good?

Al Edwards
12-21-2005, 12:40 AM
My next books to read are Seven Plays of the Sea by Eugene O'Neill and Drive:The Story of My Life by Larry Bird w/Bob Ryan.

paul h.
12-21-2005, 10:05 AM
just finished: Slouching Toward Nirvana by Charles Bukowski, which was great.

Just starting: Fan-Tan by Marlon Brando and Donald Cammell.

Steve Barr
12-21-2005, 07:55 PM
Angry White Pyjamas (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0688175376/qid=1135212376/sr=8-1/ref=pd_bbs_1/103-4081102-3339833?n=507846&s=books&v=glance) : A Scrawny Oxford Poet Takes Lessons From The Tokyo Riot Police
This was a fun read about a guy not going anywhere in Tokyo who ends up taking the same intense Aikido training the Tokyo Riot Police go through.

Kung Fu High School (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0156030365/qid=1135212559/sr=2-1/ref=pd_bbs_b_2_1/103-4081102-3339833?s=books&v=glance&n=283155)
Didn't work for me, but you may enjoy this tale of Readin', Writin', and Arhat Boxing

Flashman on the March (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1400044758/qid=1135212650/sr=2-1/ref=pd_bbs_b_2_1/103-4081102-3339833?s=books&v=glance&n=283155)
The latest Flashman book. Got better as it went along. Wonderful series.

And I have to mention:
The List of Seven (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0380720191/qid=1135212713/sr=2-1/ref=pd_bbs_b_2_1/103-4081102-3339833?s=books&v=glance&n=283155)
Amazing, almost cinematic novel imagining the origin of Sherlock Holmes. I reread this every few years. Don't bother with the sequel, The 6 Messiahs.

Paul K.
12-22-2005, 02:55 AM
Has anybody read Bruce Campbell's books here? Are they worth checking out?

Steve Barr
12-22-2005, 12:18 PM
The Interrogators: Task Force 500 and America's Secret War Against Al Qaeda (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0316011533/qid=1135271785/sr=8-2/ref=pd_bbs_2/104-9808625-0561565?n=507846&s=books&v=glance) This is a very interesting look at a normally-hidden part of the war on terror.

Chad Haden
12-22-2005, 12:40 PM
"Notes From A Small Island" by Bill Bryson

I just finished "Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of Hip-Hop" by Jeff Chang, it was excellent and went really in-depth into the sociological aspects of the culture and what gave birth to hip-hop.

Paul Casey
12-22-2005, 06:39 PM
Only in bathroom stages right now, but...

Downstairs: New Scientist magazine

Upstairs: Book Of The Dead by Jamie Russell (or something)

Marshall Crist
12-23-2005, 02:59 AM
Ostensibly THE BACKWOODS by Edward Lee, but it's taking me forever to finish it.

Josh S
12-23-2005, 09:54 PM
"Race Matters" by Cornel West

Jonny Redman
12-23-2005, 10:03 PM
Expert Card Technique - Hugard & Braue

Paul K.
02-13-2006, 11:58 AM
The Complete Robot. Isaac Asimov

Andy Johansen
02-13-2006, 12:25 PM
Roy andrew Miller- "The japanese language"

Matt A
02-13-2006, 12:28 PM
Alan Moore & Eddie Campbell - From Hell
Ian Fleming - Live and Let Die

David Huber
02-13-2006, 03:32 PM
Bigfoot: THe True Story of Apes in America- Loren Coleman

Bill Pissott
02-13-2006, 04:20 PM
The Rebel League: The Short And Unruly Life Of The World Hockey Association - Ed Willes

Josh S
02-13-2006, 06:04 PM
I finished Right As Rain by Pelecanos earlier this afternoon. Not as good as King Suckerman, but still a good read. I'm wondering if all his books don't end the same way, though.

I'm currently working through The Resteraunt At The End Of The Universe by Adams and the first Superman trade from DC's version of Marvel's Essential line.

Jesper Maintz
02-13-2006, 06:40 PM
Well, I havent read a book in some time, and therefore decided to read a book of pure litterature genius: DEAN R. KOONTZ: Night Chills.... :D

Al Edwards
02-14-2006, 12:19 AM
Next to read are A Dead Man in Deptford by Anthony Burgess and Colette at the movies:Criticism and Screenplays by Colette.

Kyle Bachman
02-14-2006, 03:33 AM
Nick Cave's And the Ass Saw The Angel

Denise*G
05-11-2006, 03:32 AM
"Sweet Jesus, I Hate Bill O'Reilly"
~ by Joseph Minton Amann & Tom Breuer

Graham Smith
05-11-2006, 04:07 AM
Hotel California: Singer-songwriters and Cocaine Cowboys in the L.A. Canyons 1967-1976 by Barney Hoskyns.

Clint C
05-11-2006, 10:13 AM
The Other Hollywood : The Uncensored Oral History of the Porn Film Industry
by Legs McNeil, Jennifer Osborne, & Peter Pavia.

mark t
05-11-2006, 10:30 AM
Two on the go right now....

Old Gods Almost Dead (That book on the Stones), and The Divine Comedy by Dante.

David Huber
05-11-2006, 12:26 PM
I remember this thread! I just read a cool interview with Ted Raimi from Shock Cinema #25 last night, plus I'm still working my way through SLIMETIME by Steven Puchalski, Shock Cinema's guru.

Paul Casey
05-11-2006, 05:04 PM
Eaten Alive by Jay Slater (downstairs)

The Delicate Thread - Teshigahara's Life In Art by Dore Ashton (upstairs)

Chris Poggiali
05-11-2006, 05:39 PM
I'm juggling The Threepersons Hunt by Brian Garfield, Mischief by Ed McBain, and an unproduced screenplay by Zemeckis/Gale called GANGLAND.

Al Edwards
05-16-2006, 08:38 PM
I am starting on the books The Novel of the Future by Anasis Nin and Split Images by Elmore Leonard.

Josh S
05-16-2006, 08:41 PM
Thor comics
Conan comics

Evan C. Price
05-16-2006, 09:02 PM
I'm working my way through the James Bond comic strips by Henry Gammidge and John McClusky, and the Modesty Blaise strips by Peter O' Donnell and Enric Badia Romero.

Awesome awesome.

Alex K.
05-16-2006, 09:14 PM
Other then this very thread, I'll be getting into my books on Schaupenhauer and Carl Jung. I need to order more books soon.

Chad Haden
05-17-2006, 02:51 AM
I finished Right As Rain by Pelecanos earlier this afternoon. Not as good as King Suckerman, but still a good read. I'm wondering if all his books don't end the same way, though.



Well yes and no

Reading: The Tao Of Willie by Willie Nelson

Bill Pissott
07-31-2006, 08:34 PM
Seven Glorious Days, Seven Fun-Filled Nights(1968) by Charles Sopkin

Chad Haden
07-31-2006, 08:49 PM
I just finished "The Great Mortality" by John Kelly, an excellent book on the Black Plague

It made me dig out and re-read my copy of "In The Wake of the Plague" by Norman F. Cantor

Bill Pissott
07-31-2006, 08:51 PM
I just finished "The Great Mortality" by John Kelly, an excellent book on the Black Plague

It made me dig out and re-read my copy of "In The Wake of the Plague" by Norman F. Cantor


Interesting. I've been looking to pick up something on the Spanish Influenza epidemic of 1918-1919 but that shit scares me, especially with this Bird Flu stuff we have around these days.

Chad Haden
07-31-2006, 08:57 PM
Interesting. I've been looking to pick up something on the Spanish Influenza epidemic of 1918-1919 but that shit scares me, especially with this Bird Flu stuff we have around these days.

That's why I love books on the Plague, that shit doesn't scare me at all. Fact of the matter is it's part of life, when the world gets overpopulated through various factors such as inclimate weather as it did in the late 13th/early 14th century then nature creates something to thin the heard. It's all part of the Malthusian Cycle :)

paul h.
07-31-2006, 09:02 PM
Naked Lunch (the restored text) by William S Burroughs.

Josh S
07-31-2006, 09:15 PM
Naked Lunch (the restored text) by William S Burroughs.


Are you enjoying it?

paul h.
07-31-2006, 09:36 PM
Are you enjoying it?

For the most part, yes. The story is a little difficult to follow. :)

Moments of incredible brilliance, followed by predictable, but well written, pornographic passages.

I keep trying to imagine people in the 1950's stumbling across this book by accident.

Josh S
07-31-2006, 09:39 PM
I tried reading it, got maybe 50 pages in and gave up. It was far too chaotic for me. You know how you'll be reading a book and start getting tired and before you know it you can't recall what you just read? That happened to me with the book (minus my zoning out) all the damn time.

paul h.
07-31-2006, 10:03 PM
I hear ya. It's a big pile of dreams, nightmares, and hallucinations. A lot of little stories with little or no resolution, but many recurring themes. More like poetry. I just admire the way he manipulates language. It's easier for me to read his material by just imagining his voice reading it. I've never done heroin, and given my addictive personality, it would be inadvisable for me to do so, but reading his books gives one some insight into the mind of the user (or at least into Burroughs).

Bill Pissott
07-31-2006, 10:31 PM
That's why I love books on the Plague, that shit doesn't scare me at all. Fact of the matter is it's part of life, when the world gets overpopulated through various factors such as inclimate weather as it did in the late 13th/early 14th century then nature creates something to thin the heard. It's all part of the Malthusian Cycle :)


See, that's the thing that is really scary to me. I guess it is all part of life though.

Noland B.
08-01-2006, 01:19 AM
Currently reading "Rip It Up & Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984" and thoroughly enjoying it. Well researched on the UK bands by its UK author with a good sense of the bigger picture of music and motivations at the time.

John White
08-01-2006, 01:55 AM
Luis Bunuel - My Last Breath
Claude Chabrol and Eric Rohmer - Hitchcock: the first 44 films