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Al Edwards
04-03-2003, 03:44 AM
Did anyone get any new books to add to their collection, whether new, used, or a mixture? This week I got Shirley Jackson's The Lottery and other Stories as well as Tolstoy's War & Peace.

Brian Lindsey
04-03-2003, 04:42 AM
Just snatched up Michael Moorcock's NOMADS OF THE TIME STREAMS and KANE OF OLD MARS at Borders (which is a good thing, as the books are officially OOP).

Will be venturing out later this morning to get the latest by Bernard Cornwell, SHARPE'S HAVOC, which just hit stores April 1st. (His Richard Sharpe series is one of the best military historical fiction sagas ever.)

Anthony Thorne
04-03-2003, 05:09 AM
Got a couple of graphic novels today - Dan Clowes CARICATURE and Joe Sacco's SAFE AREA GORAZDE - good purchases both. There's a few other Fantagraphics volumes I'll be grabbing in the next few weeks, too...

Ian Z.
04-03-2003, 10:11 AM
I never read, but some time ago I bought a bunch of horror movie tie-ins. On my must-read list is:

HALLOWEEN III
MARTIN
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD
DAWN OF THE DEAD
RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD
DEAD AND BURIED

and some others that I can't recall. Right now I'm in the middle of Buddy Giovinazzo's LIFE IS HOT IN CRACKTOWN which I feel compelled to finish even though it's really repetitive tripe. This is a disappointment since I think the man made great films.

Andrew Monroe
04-03-2003, 11:06 AM
Originally posted by Bill Pissott
"Spaghetti Westerns: Cowboys and Europeans from Karl May to Sergio Leone" by Christopher Frayling.

What do you think of it (so far),Bill?

City Of Nets-A Portrait Of Hollywood In The 1940`s (Friedrich)
Lusitania-An Epic Tragedy (Preston)
The Perfidious Parrot (van de Wetering)
A Suspension Of Mercy (Highsmith)
Small Town (Block)

Richard Sweeney
04-03-2003, 11:15 AM
BOOKS?
Man...this is a new low for OFF TOPIC.

Andrew Monroe
04-03-2003, 12:00 PM
Annoying,but it will be worth the wait.

Ian Jane
04-03-2003, 01:01 PM
It's a pretty informative book with a lot of good information, but it is also pretty dry in spots. I just finished it not too long ago. Still, it's very much worth reading.

I'm about 2/3 of the way through If They Move...Kill'em right now, the Peckinpah bio. Good stuff.

Daisy Gard
04-03-2003, 01:04 PM
The last book I bought was--
When Surface Was Depth: Death by Cappuccino and Other Reflections on Music and Culture in the 1990's by Michael Bracewell.

the next book I plan to buy is--
Fashion Victim: Our Love-Hate Relationship With Dressing, Shopping, and the Cost of Style by Michelle Lee.

Andrew Monroe
04-03-2003, 01:27 PM
Originally posted by Ian Jane
It's a pretty informative book with a lot of good information, but it is also pretty dry in spots. I just finished it not too long ago. Still, it's very much worth reading.

I agree,it`s rather textbookish in spots,but I was happy to see these films get the serious treatment they deserve.I think the extra attention he pays to the Leone films is interesting reading.What we need now is a comprehensive reference with capsule reviews of all the sw.

Marshall Crist
04-03-2003, 03:08 PM
Looking forward to picking up the just-released mass market paperback of Edward Lee's MONSTROSITY. His stuff is the shiznit. The wife just got a super Taschen book called THE GREAT AMERICAN PIN-UP.

Betsy Young
04-03-2003, 03:43 PM
Originally posted by Ian Zapczynski
This is a disappointment since I think the man made great films.

Just because someone can make good films doesn't make them a good writer. ;)

Now, I'd LOVE to see David Cronenberg write a book one day. Seeing as I think he is another J. G Ballard, I'd love to see what strangeness he can come up with prosewise.

Andrew Monroe
04-03-2003, 03:50 PM
Originally posted by Bill Pissott
I think this is probably what you are looking for Andrew:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0899506887/qid=1049393184/sr=1-3/ref=sr_1_3/104-9832133-1240746?v=glance&s=books

It's out of stock at amazon but I believe can be ordered direct from the McFarland site. Rather pricey though, near $60 I believe.

Thanks,Bill.I have seen that one,too rich for my blood.Also,didn`t I read somewhere that this has many errors?Not sure about that.

Betsy Young
04-03-2003, 04:02 PM
As for me, here is my list of books.

Recently I finished:

Caracol Beach by Eliseo Alberto

Lullaby by Chuck Palahniuk (very great read. If you've read Fight Club you already know that this guy is a wonderful and amusing writer. Choke is one book that I found myself both identifying with the character as well as laughing my ass off at his wit.)

Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates (very creepy. Seeing as this book ties in to this forum very well and deals with alot of the topics frequently discussed here, seems only right and proper that I post a review of this one soon. Ms. Oates' central character not only was creepy but very typical of how serial killers are profiled. An excellent read..but it will keep you up at night! :) )

These are on my reading list at present. My taste in reading is very different from my taste of movie viewing...well, maybe not THAT dissimilar:

Gossip Hound by Wendy Holden
Invisible Monster by Chuck Palahniuk (C.P)
Survivor by C.P.
Gods of Death by Yaron Svoray
Fight Club by C.P
What Girls Learn by Karin Cook
Addicted by Zane
Girl With A Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
The Unburied by Charles Palliser
Mirabilis by Susann Cokal

Hehe..I've got my 'work' cut out for me. :)

Daisy Gard
04-03-2003, 04:23 PM
I read Zomie a few months ago and I'll agree it was pretty creepy, although I think the creepiest thing she's ever written is "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?", one of my all time favorite short stories.

Gary Banks
04-03-2003, 04:35 PM
Just finished Dreams Of Darkness The Films Of Val Lewton by J P Tellotte.Very dry when the author is hitting you with psychoanalysis.But when gears are switched and covering the films themselves then it is nice reading.

Just started The Green Archer by Edgar Wallace.So far it is rather fun.Amazing thing to be able to pick up the hardback version of this book from 1926 for $5.The paperback would have cost me $12.50.

Chad Haden
04-03-2003, 06:05 PM
I just bought "Shock Value" by John Waters, "Boogie Man" by John Lee Hooker, "Miles Davis: The Defenitive Biography" by Ian Davis (I think) and I still haven't read "Kingdom Of Fear" by Hunter S. Thompson.

Al Edwards
04-04-2003, 04:10 PM
Yesterday, I got a used book of Tolstoy called Confessions for 50 cents from the local library.

Al Edwards
04-24-2003, 09:27 PM
Will be buying some used books including The Pickwick Papers(Dickens), The Oxford Book of American Verse(Book of Poems), The Mystic Masseur(Naipaul), W.Somerset Maugham Collected Short Stories 3, A Good Man is Hard to Find(O'Connor), and Dante's Inferno.

Barry M.
04-28-2008, 10:18 PM
Starwolf, by Edmond Hamilton (Leigh Brackett's husband). It's 3 sf novels omnibussed together -- it's not a real trilogy, I don't think, but it's been a long time since I first read them. Fine sixties space opera, re-issued in the wake of Star Wars. I just finished the first one, The Weapon from Beyond.

Starwolves are space vikings, more or less. Chane's a human raised by Starwolves, but gone rogue, and now hunted. He gets rescued in Gully Foyle fashion by a band of earth space mercenaries, etc. Feuding planets, alien artifacts, a giant starship a la ALIEN, pulp testoserone, and a deus ex machina ending: nice.

Zane C.
04-29-2008, 01:15 AM
I've been on a real book buying and reading kick lately. Bought the following, and I'll have ALOT of reading ahead of me:

NIGHTMARE USA (Stephen Thrower)
ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE ITALIAN WEST (Howard Hughes)
SPAGHETTI WESTERNS: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE VIOLENT (Thomas Weisser)
FROZEN IN TIME: THE FATE OF THE FRANKLIN EXPEDITION (Owen Beattie and John Geiger)
KILLPOINT (Elmore Leonard)
CONVERSATIONS WITH THE DEVIL (Jeff Rovin)
THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS (C.S. Lewis)
DEFINING MOMENTS IN MOVIES (Chris Fujiwara)
A FIGHTER'S HEART (Sam Sheridan)
BRODY: THE TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY OF WRESTLING'S REBEL (Larry Matysik)
CRYSTAL LAKE MEMORIES: THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF FRIDAY THE 13TH (Peter M. Bracke)
THE NECRONOMICON FILES (Daniel Harms and John Wisdom Gonce III)
THE MGM STORY (John Douglas Eames)

All look to be great books...all were new except for THE MGM STORY, which I got a an antique shop, and it's an old but very cool book.

A FIGHTER'S HEART is great; I'm just about finished it, as is the superb NIGHTMARE USA (it seriously is one of the best genre books around...I'll gladly slap down more cash for the next volume). CRYSTAL LAKE MEMORIES is also an excellent choice; if you're a fan of FRIDAY THE 13TH, it's a must.

FROZEN IN TIME is a fascinating look at the ill-fated Franklin Expedition of the 1800's, and what actually happened to them. Highly recommended if you're a history buff or arctic exploration interests you.

The spaghetti western books are also great - the Weisser book is very concise, and now I'm going to have to search out EVEN MORE spaghetti westerns!

All in all, some good reading ahead of me!:D

Those FAB Press books are getting scarce, though; I've been meaning to pick up Troy's Bava book, but it's getting pricier, as are most of the FAB Press books. I want a bunch of them, but they're pretty steeply priced on Amazon and Chapters. :eek:

Gary Banks
04-29-2008, 11:06 AM
Won a couple of The Fu Manchu Omnibus books (#2 & #4) off of ebay last week and am waiting on their arrival.

John G.
04-29-2008, 03:37 PM
Man, I buy a ton of books... recent acquisitions.

Why Orwell Matters, Christopher Hitchens
Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour, J.D. Salinger
Ulysses Annoted: Notes for James Joyce's Ulysses, Dan Gifford

MJ Smith
04-29-2008, 08:44 PM
I've been picking up Saberhagen's Beserker stories wherever I find them, they're just the right balance of trash and "proper" science fiction.
I try to buy used whenever I can, the cover art's always better than the modern re-issues. Case in Point: The Tar-Aiym Krang, by Alan Dean Foster. I've got a soft spot for his early stuff into the mid 80s, and 70s sci-fi in general. The first two below are older Del Rey editions in the "classic" style, the third is a brand spanking new reissue I found in Barnes and Nobles the other day. Ick. And -all- of the books in the series have the same style for their new covers. Sometimes Flinx is to the left, sometimes the right, etc. Maybe it's a meta-comment on how the newer entries in the series are indistinguishable, but really, it's not.

scott favareille
04-30-2008, 04:51 PM
Picked up 2 used OOP books

One was a coffee-table book about 100 years of movie theater exhibition that was put out in 1993 by the National Association of Theater Owners (& not sold to the general public), the other was a biography of Gordon McClendon, who was one of the pioneers of top 40 radio (& owned a number of drive-in theaters & made The Giant Gila Monster & The Killer Shrews).

Chuk H
04-30-2008, 05:20 PM
THE NECRONOMICON FILES (Daniel Harms and John Wisdom Gonce III)


Great book! I read that last year and really enjoyed it. It had me digging out all my Lovecraft and re-reading it.

Aaron G
04-30-2008, 08:56 PM
I picked up the Ron Jeremy bio for $20 hardcover on special.

Zane C.
04-30-2008, 11:32 PM
Great book! I read that last year and really enjoyed it. It had me digging out all my Lovecraft and re-reading it.

It's pretty awesome, isn't it?! :D

I've always dug Lovecraft's stuff, since the first time I read it, and the Necronomicon is one of those brilliant literary creations that just makes the stories that it appears in. Its literary longevity and Lovecraft's great writing are just a testament to how influential he actually was. Wonder if he ever thought his writing would become this popular?

Randy Thomas G
05-01-2008, 01:12 AM
I have some very 'different' interests:

Used:

Walk to the End of the World by Suzy McKee Charnas. Crazy separatist-lesbian 'feminist' sf from the 70s! These things are great time capsules and I'm fascinated by extreme fringe ideas. I hear the sequel involves castrations!:eek:

Rite of Passage by Alexei Panshin

Hungry Moon and Dark Companions by Ramsey Cambpell

New:

Approaching the Qur'an trans. Michael Sells

Muhammad by Karen Armstrong

The City of Words by Alberto Manguel

Dominion by Bentley Little

Marshall Crist
05-01-2008, 03:32 AM
Just got the long-awaited BIGFOOT: I NOT DEAD by Roumieu.

MJ Smith
05-01-2008, 01:03 PM
Rite of Passage by Alexei Panshin


I've been looking for more of the Panshins' stories ever since Lady Sunshine and the Magoon of Beatus. 70s SF anthologies are incredible for stuff like that.

Barry M.
05-01-2008, 01:51 PM
Foreign Affairs (American film critic mafia on "foreign" films)
Dear Boris: The Life of William Henry Pratt, aka Boris Karloff (Cynthia Lindsay)

Randy Thomas G
05-02-2008, 02:34 AM
I've been looking for more of the Panshins' stories ever since Lady Sunshine and the Magoon of Beatus. 70s SF anthologies are incredible for stuff like that.

Yeah, I think the 70s sf boom produced a deep trove of great short stories. I've never found a short story collection by Panshin, but his book on Heinlein is terrific and worth seeking out.

Barry M.
05-02-2008, 03:33 AM
Yeah, I think the 70s sf boom produced a deep trove of great short stories. I've never found a short story collection by Panshin, but his book on Heinlein is terrific and worth seeking out.

Rite of Pastiche, er, Passage is in its own way an excellent book about Heinlein, and the Anthony Villiers books are nifty baubles, later pastiched themselves by Walter Jon Williams' Drake Maijstral series. When Panshin appeared at a Toronto sf con, I embarrassed myself by lugging like everything he'd ever written up to be autographed.

Randy Thomas G
05-02-2008, 04:38 AM
I know that Panshin said that Rite of Passage was his 'tribute' to Heinlein, he wanted to do something similar he did in his juvies but from the viewpoint of a girl and with a bit more literary finesse.

MJ Smith
05-02-2008, 06:59 PM
I've never found a short story collection by Panshin, but his book on Heinlein is terrific and worth seeking out.

It's always frustrating to read the "other titles by this author" or "also in this series" lists in out of print books/collections and know your chances of finding any of those titles may well be nil.

Barry M.
05-02-2008, 08:19 PM
It's always frustrating to read the "other titles by this author" or "also in this series" lists in out of print books/collections and know your chances of finding any of those titles may well be nil.

Used books persist, they're like ancestral memory or something. If you don't have decent used book stores, abe.com is worth checking out.

Randy Thomas G
05-02-2008, 11:40 PM
Abe.com is good, Powellbooks is a reliable seller on there with a huge catalogue.

David Lopez
05-03-2008, 02:45 AM
Just picked-up a small stack of old cryptozoology books for next to nothing. LOVE these things. They're a little dated, but I find that's part of the charm. Especially the Bigfoot book (pub. 1978) that assures you that ol' sasquatch will be dragged out of the woods and put on display at the local zoo any day now.

Al Edwards
05-07-2008, 02:35 AM
Got Diamond are Forever yesterday.

Howard Farmer
05-07-2008, 02:42 AM
Clapton: the Autobiography
:)

Josh S
05-07-2008, 04:08 AM
Haunted - Chuck Palahniuk
Lullaby - Chuck Palahniuk
Fight Club - Chuck Palahniuk
America's Best Non-Required Reading 2006

Al Edwards
07-15-2008, 09:54 PM
Ice:Ed McBain
Kiss:Ed McBain
A Bend in the River:V.S. Naipaul

Al Edwards
08-22-2008, 01:21 AM
Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller
Psychology and Education by CG Young

Fred C. Dobbs
08-22-2008, 05:08 AM
Found an old paperback copy of Wheatley's The Devil Rides Out for 2 bucks the other day. I saw James Ellroy's The Killer On The Road for a buck so I got that too. I find Ellroy's stuff before his L.A. Quartet to be a little less polished but worthwhile reading nonetheless.

Jack J
08-22-2008, 05:24 AM
Got volume 1 & 2 of the new "Tales from the Crypt" (the graphic novel editions, not the magazines) in the mail this morning. 4 each including postage, pretty good deal. I haven't read any of these new versions so I have no idea how they compare to the 1950s mags.


Jack

Jeffrey Allen Rydell
08-22-2008, 12:01 PM
Found an old paperback copy of Wheatley's The Devil Rides Out for 2 bucks the other day.
Just read this for the first time myself. I'll just say that Wheatley was certainly a 'man of his time', and leave it there...

When you give it a whirl, imagine how great the Monty Python take on it could have been. Shame it (assumedly) never occurred to them...

John G.
08-22-2008, 12:24 PM
Scored a couple of signed hardcover horror novels...

Ray Garton - Folks 1, Folks 2 and 'Nids

Randy Thomas G
08-23-2008, 01:37 AM
A big Amazon package just arrived:

Waiting Til' The Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America - Peniel E. Joseph

Cat Chaser - Elmore Leonard

Night in the Lonesome October - Richard Laymon

Dream Jungle - Jessica Hagedorn (her novel Dogeaters is really good)

Sway - Zachary Lazar (a novel about the stones, kenneth anger and bobby beausoleil!)

Ian Jane
08-23-2008, 11:01 AM
Haunted by Chuck Palniuk. Good stuff.

Pete C
08-23-2008, 07:27 PM
Notes From Underground
The Metamorphasis
Surrealism
Apocalypse Culture

Pete C
08-23-2008, 10:09 PM
Howl and other assorted poems

Barry M.
08-24-2008, 03:07 AM
Batman: The Long Halloween (Loeb & Sale)
Hardcore Troubadour: The Life & Near Death of Steve Earle, Lauren St. John

Lars Andersen
08-24-2008, 06:16 AM
Just ordered Michel Houellebecq'a "The Possibility of an Island" from my bookclub at a special discount price. Looking forward to it, though I expect him to repeat himself as usual...

Gary Banks
08-24-2008, 01:40 PM
I was in a used bookstore yesterday and saw a paperback novel that while it wasn't on my want list I bought it anyway.

It was from 1962 and the novel is "Ben Casey" based on the "new" hit tv show starring Vince Edwards.

22 cents was the total cost. Such a deal...:D

Pete C
08-29-2008, 07:06 PM
Sweet and Savage: The World Through The Shockumentary Film Lens
120 Days Of Sodom

Chad Haden
08-29-2008, 07:48 PM
HOTEL CALIFORNIA by Barney Hoskyns

Randy Thomas G
09-01-2008, 10:27 PM
Let me know if that Hoskyns is any good Chad!

Found lots of used stuff on the long weekend:

We Got The Neutron Bomb: The Untold Story of L.A. Punk

The Order of the Day and Unidentified Flying Opus - Marcio Souza

Star of the Unborn - Franz Werfel

Station of the Tide - Michael Swanwick (already have a copy but this is a rare one in the original paperback so I decided to scoop it up)

Lyonesse - Jack Vance

Orson Scott Card - Hart's Hope (Norman Spinrad praised this is a good fantasy, not a fan of Card's sf but thought I'd give this a chance)

Tim Mayer
09-02-2008, 09:00 PM
Heck Lars, I'd have loaned/ given you my copy of Michel Houellebecq'a "The Possibility of an Island" if you wanted to read it. It's not all that good, although there is a section where he rips into Larry Clark that goes right to the core. Thought "The Elementary Particles" was brilliant and loved "The Platform". The latest offering just seemed like a retread.

Chad Haden
09-02-2008, 09:09 PM
Let me know if that Hoskyns is any good Chad!



I really dug it, R.T.!

David Geffen comes across as the villain of the saga and it just makes me wish Stephen Stills would write an autobiography even more, Stills comes across as a bad guy in Crosby's books, this book AND Neil Young's bio so I'd love to hear about this stuff from Stephen's side.

Randy Thomas G
09-03-2008, 01:30 AM
Thanks for the heads up, I've added it to my wishlist.

Patrick B.
09-03-2008, 03:00 AM
- Agitator: The Cinema of Takashi Miike by Tom Mes
- Eiji Tsuburaya: Master Of Monsters by August Ragone

Looking forward to both of them.

paul h.
09-04-2008, 11:41 AM
At a thrift store I recently snagged:

The Cat In The Hat (Hebrew version, printed in Israel)
The Friends Of Eddie Coyle by George V. Higgins (Hardcover, First Edition)

Al Edwards
09-13-2008, 07:33 PM
The Hunter by Richard Stark.

Charlie_G
09-25-2008, 03:33 PM
Just picked up SHOCK! HORROR! Astonishing Artwork from the Video Nasty Era.
From a thrift store I picked up Burnt Offerings by Robert Marasco.

Phil B.
09-25-2008, 11:19 PM
Meat is Murder: An Illustrated Guide to Cannibal Culture- Mikita Brottman

Shots in the Dark: True Crime Pictures- Gail Buckland

Barkham Burroughs' Encyclopedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information 1889- (REPRINT)

The Dictionary of Imaginary Places: Expanded Edition- Alberto Manguel and Gianni Guadalupi

Josh S
10-03-2008, 04:39 AM
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich - Alexander Solzhenitsyn
The Good Rat - Jimmy Breslin
A People's History of the United States - Howard Zinn
The Master and Margarita - Mikhail Bulgakov
The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Rastafarians - Leonard E. Barrett, Sr.
Infinite Jest - David Foster Wallace
Che Guevera (Critical Lives) - Eric Luther & Ted Henken
Socialism: Utopian and Scientific - Frederick Engles
The Foundation of Leninism - J.V. Stalin
Wages, Price and Profit - Karl Marx
Four Essays on Philosophy - Mao Tse-Tung
Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism - V.I. Lenin
On Marx and Engels - V.I. Lenin
Manifesto of the Communist Party - Karl Marx and Frederick Engels
Talks at the Yenan Forum on Literature and Art - Mao Tse-Tung
On the Ten Major Relationships - Mao Tse-Tung

The last nine came in a box set called Revolutionary Thought from Marx to Mao that I found at Half Price Books. It has two copies of hte Engels book, so I'm curious what the missing book(s) is.

And, no, I won't be finishing these books any time soon. I tend to buy a lot of books at once. I also tend to start and stop with books a lot, so it helps to have some on stand by.

3,600th post! WU-TANG! WU-TANG!

John Egan
10-03-2008, 07:29 AM
Every Saturday I volunteer at a place called The Bookmark in Oakland CA. We take donations, price them cheap and it all goes to support the public library. People bring in boxes of books, VHS, A few DVDs, records, whatever and one of my jobs is to throw the crap out. My "payment" is first grab at the good stuff for which I pay half price. And I also do the pricing. Unless it's a serious collectors item, like the early edition of Naked Lunch that came in, everything is between $3 and 7$ at most. My latest find is Lulu In Hollywood, an autobiography of Louise Brooks with lots of pictures. I spend enough on comics, DVDs and records so I can hardly bother with used book stores anymore. When people clean out their closets you never know what kind of weirdness is going to turn up. If you don't have one of these in your town you should start one.

Chad Haden
10-11-2008, 09:53 PM
Harry Crews - The Knockout Artist
Harry Crews - Body
J. Maartan Troost - The Sex Lives of Cannibals

Jack J
10-12-2008, 10:39 AM
"Branded Woman" by Wade Miller (Hard Case Crime series)
"The Gutter and the Grave" by Ed McBain (Hard Case Crime series)


Jack

Chad Haden
10-13-2008, 04:38 PM
Flannery O'Connor - The Complete Stories
Sir James George Frazer - The Golden Bough

John G.
10-14-2008, 09:51 PM
Picked up William Peter Blatty's TWINKLE TWINKLE "KILLER" KANE used for about $1.50 on ebay.

Randy Thomas G
10-14-2008, 11:23 PM
The Siege of Mecca: the 1979 Uprising at Islam's Holiest Shrine by Yaroslav Trofimov

Travels with Herodotus by Ryszard Kapuscinski

Steve R
10-30-2008, 07:50 PM
The Making of Psycho! hardcover, found in Strand.

In the aisle over I was easedropping on the two old ladies who were having this intesnse discussion, buying books for friends for Xmas. It was funny to hear one proclaim oh, so n' so doesn't care if it's a first edtion, oh look this is the second edtion with the corrections, Oh, she'll just adore this one, it's a first and in decnet shape, natty jacket thought. These gales knew their shit and could go through a row like no one's business. You wouldn't know it to look at them, but I was in the presence of genious. Bless their hearts!

Chad Haden
11-05-2008, 04:12 PM
http://www.apocalypse-tv.de/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/black-dossier.jpg

Barry M.
11-07-2008, 02:46 PM
I just picked up Chester Brown's Louis Riel, to remind myself that not all Canadians are lumberjacks, maybe.

Chad Haden
11-07-2008, 07:55 PM
Preacher Volume 1: Gone To Texas and 2 Andy Capp paperbacks

Lars Andersen
11-10-2008, 05:48 AM
Just picked up:

John Fowles: The Magus (in danish, though I now realize I already had it in english)
Kant: Critique of Pure Reason
Xenophon: The Persian Expedition
Edmund Leach: Claude Lvi-Strauss

Aaron G
11-10-2008, 07:41 AM
I picked up

THE POSSIBILITY OF AN ISLAND by Michel Houllbecq on hardcover on special

and

SPACEMEN 3 and the BIRTH Of SPIRITUALIZED by Erik Morse

Chad Haden
11-18-2008, 06:17 PM
Peter Guralnick - Sweet Soul Music
Christopher Dawes - Rat Scabies And The Holy Grail

Randy Thomas G
11-19-2008, 05:37 AM
Found a copy of PORN GOLD. :D

Tim Mayer
11-20-2008, 12:05 AM
Wished I had known you wanted the Michel Houllbecq book Aaron, you could've had my copy. I sold it the other day. Sorry. :(

Barry M.
11-26-2008, 02:44 PM
Fafhrd & the Gray Mouser (Chaykin/Mignola/Williamson's comic, after Leiber)
Ex Machina 1 (d-lux!)

Barry M.
11-27-2008, 07:38 PM
The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian
Kull, Exile of Atlantis

used, irresisitible

Barry M.
12-02-2008, 02:47 PM
Horizons West, Jim Kitses
No Applause - Just Throw Money: The Book That Made Vaudeville Famous, Trav S.D.

Randy Thomas G
12-04-2008, 12:52 AM
Michel Leiris - Aurora
Afghanistan - Martin Ewans
The Garden of Truth: The Vision and Promise of Sufism, Islam's Mystical Tradition - Seyyed Hossein Nasr
St. Urbain's Horseman - Mordecai Richler
The Sexual Life of Catherine M. - Catherine Millet

Gary Banks
12-04-2008, 12:46 PM
After getting all of our books out of storage I've been filling some gaps.

Today at the used book store I picked up:

The Odessa File-Frederick Forsyth
Breakheart Pass, Night Without End, The Secret Ways, Where Eagles Dare, The Way To Dusty Death-Alistair McClain

I had all of these at one point but have no idea where they disappeared to. Anyway sthe total was less than $5.

Scott Mosley
12-04-2008, 02:47 PM
The Grotesque In Art and Literature (Kayser)

The Dialogic Imagination: Four Essays

The Dream Art of Rick Veitch, Vol 1

Barry M.
12-04-2008, 02:55 PM
The Grotesque In Art and Literature (Kayser)

The Dialogic Imagination: Four Essays

The Dream Art of Rick Veitch, Vol 1

Bakhtin: +1

Scott Mosley
12-04-2008, 03:10 PM
Bakhtin: +1

Yeah...I'm plundering through the grotesque and his 'carnival' theories too. Haven't read this one yet though.

Chad Haden
12-05-2008, 12:27 PM
taken from the headpress site

Keep It Together! Cosmic Boogie With The Deviants and Pink Fairies by Rich Deakin

Limited, signed, numbered edition with original underground press artifact!

192 copies only
Numbered & signed by the author and Mick Farren

Contains an original artefact from the "Nasty Tales Trial Edition" of International Times (dated Dec 14, 1972)

This is the remarkable story of London’s communal bands of the 1960s and 1970s, from the perspective of two of its most crucial exponents.

Fuelled by amphetamine psychosis, the DEVIANTS and PINK FAIRIES were bands of the people, gate crashing festivals and playing for free on a flatbed truck, and on some days sharing a bill with Led Zeppelin and the Grateful Dead.

KEEP IT TOGETHER! tells of the underground movement that was key in shaping a London that had been swinging but was quickly moving toward more brutish territory. It is a tale that includes the Pretty Things, Hawkwind, MC5, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Edgar Broughton Band, Motrhead and a host of other influential bands and pilled up geezers desperate for a revolution. Or at the very least, Top of the Pops.

Introduction by Mick Farren.

http://www.headpress.com/Images/Products/190048661X_KeepItTogether_special%20edition2.jpg

Randy Thomas G
12-06-2008, 04:56 AM
Mick Farren wrote some good rock criticism himself, there's a piece he did on 70s Nashville in THE SOUND AND FURY: A ROCK'S BACKPAGES READER.

Chad Haden
12-16-2008, 07:38 PM
Mick Farren wrote some good rock criticism himself, there's a piece he did on 70s Nashville in THE SOUND AND FURY: A ROCK'S BACKPAGES READER.

I bet that's an interesting read

I got the Deviants book in the mail today and also bought Babylon's Burning by Clinton Heylin at half price books.

Steve R
12-22-2008, 02:47 PM
The Art of Noir - Eddie Muller

Scenes From The City - (Mayors Office of Film & TV) films shot in NYC starting in 1966. Sounds really good. Which one you gonna look up first?

Sam H
12-23-2008, 10:09 AM
THE SINGULARITY IS NEAR: WHEN HUMANS TRANSCEND BIOLOGY by Ray Kurzweil. Fantastic read on the topic of technological singularity. It's a bit on the long side but fascinating. For any futurists or neuroscience buffs, it's a good read.

Gary Banks
12-24-2008, 03:48 PM
After trying to pick this up for years I finally scored a copy of the HAMMER HORROR OMNIBUS. It contains 4 novels: Curse Of Frankenstein, Revenge Of Frankenstein, The Gorgon & Curse Of The Mummy's Tomb.

Randy Thomas G
12-24-2008, 10:51 PM
What is Cinema? and Jean Renoir - Andre Bazin
Andy Warhol: Penguin Lives - Wayne Koestenbaum
The Essential Qu'ran: Thomas Cleary trans.

Chad Haden
12-25-2008, 04:24 PM
Give The Anarchist A Cigarette - Mick Farren

got the used paperback off Amazon UK for 20 bucks

Chad Haden
12-26-2008, 02:31 PM
CREEM: America's Only Rock 'N' Roll Magazine anthology
Joseph Campbell - The Hero With A Thousand Faces

Ian Jane
12-28-2008, 03:14 PM
I've got two books on the go right now, Coney Island: Lost And Found (a look at the evolution of the area over two hundred years or so) and Judge Sewell's Apology (a pretty heavy book on the Salem witch trials).

Chad Haden
01-09-2009, 05:30 PM
Jim Goad - The Redneck Manifesto

Bill Pissott
01-09-2009, 05:33 PM
Deadhead's Taping Compendium - Volume 1

Jack J
01-09-2009, 05:34 PM
From the "Hard Case Crime" pulp fiction paperback series:

A Diet Of Treacle (Lawrence Block)
Branded Woman (Wade Miller)
Lemons Never Lie (Richard Stark)
Plunder Of The Sun (David Dodge)

Joe N.
01-10-2009, 12:54 AM
Too Fat To Fish - Artie Lange
Skydog: The Duane Allman Story - Randy Poe
Killing Yourself To Live - Chuck Klosterman

Chad Haden
01-21-2009, 11:25 PM
Forty Lashes Less One - Elmore Leonard
Love Is A Mix Tape - Rob Sheffield

I bought the Sheffield one the day it came out back in '07, loaned it to a friend after reading it and then moved back to Texas before I got it back. I have a friend who just read it over the holidays and her mentioning it reminded me I needed to re-buy it.

Jack J
01-22-2009, 07:37 AM
More from the "Hard Case Crime" pulp fiction paperback series:

Home Is The Sailor (Day Keene)
Kiss Her Goodbye (Allan Guthrie)
Lucky At Cards (Lawrence Block)
Money Shot (Christa Faust)

Wyatt Doyle
01-22-2009, 07:59 PM
Hot Burritos: The True Story of the Flying Burrito Brothers - John Einarson
Ouch! Talk about taking the mickey out of the Gram Parsons mythologizing...

Sideswipe - Charles Willeford
The third Hoke Moseley book. I like them so much, I've been dragging my reading of these out. Knowing there's only one left, I'm going to read this one very s-l-o-w-l-y...

Also, picked up some Rudy Wurlitzer novels from the library - Slow Fade and Quake, and found secondhand copies of Poor People (William T. Vollmann) and... Bad Ronald (Jack Vance)!

Chad Haden
01-25-2009, 04:22 PM
Rob Jovanovic - Big Star: The Story Of Rock's Forgotten Band

Randy Thomas G
01-26-2009, 12:08 AM
LEXICON DEVIL: The FAST TIMES AND SHORT LIFE OF DARBY CRASH AND THE GERMS by Bolles/Parfey/Mullen

THE BIKER TRIALS: BRINGING DOWN THE HELLS ANGELS by Paul Cherry

TIJUANA STRAITS by Kem Nunn

Chad Haden
01-26-2009, 05:59 AM
LEXICON DEVIL: The FAST TIMES AND SHORT LIFE OF DARBY CRASH AND THE GERMS by Bolles/Parfey/Mullen


Excellent book! Have you read WE GOT THE NEUTRON BOMB?

Wostry Ferenc
01-26-2009, 07:14 AM
A shitload of Elmore Leonard and

Heinlein: THE MOON IS A HARSH MISTRESS
Richard Stark: THE HUNTER

Chad Haden
02-10-2009, 05:32 PM
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories Volumes 1 and 2

Gary Banks
02-10-2009, 08:00 PM
When Michael Calls-John Farris
Nosferatu-based on Herzog's movie; author's name doesn't come to mind

Tim Mayer
02-13-2009, 12:05 AM
The Avenger Chronicles- various authors
The Cadaver of Gideon Wyck- Alexander Laing

Joe N.
02-13-2009, 12:25 AM
Slash - Slash w/ Anthony Bozza
Sleazoid Express - Bill Landis & Michelle Clifford

Gary Banks
02-15-2009, 01:44 PM
"Chicago TV Horror Movie Shows: From Shock Theatre to Svengoolie" by Ted Okuda is on its way to me along with two Showcase Presents (House Of Mystery v3 & Blackhawk v1).

Barry M.
02-17-2009, 07:00 PM
Sixty Days and Counting, Kim Stanley Robinson (eco sf... I dig it :o )
The Punisher: Welcome Back, Frank

Gary Banks
02-17-2009, 07:09 PM
The Avenger Chronicles- various authors

Tim if you have had a chance to read this one how was it?

Alyss N.
02-17-2009, 07:10 PM
Got a copy of Coraline. Looking forward to reading it. Not sure though if I should read it before or after the movie.

Wyatt Doyle
02-17-2009, 07:20 PM
Used:

Naked Lunch: The Restored Text by William S. Burroughs
Cursed From Birth: The Short, Unhappy Life of William S. Burroughs, Jr. (David Ohle, editor)
Getting Naked With Harry Crews (Erik Bledsoe, editor)
The Collected Stories of Chester Himes

and Leonard Maltin's 2006 Movie Guide. Cost: a mere 25 This replaces my 2003 edition, which I got for a quarter at the same place a few years ago.

Barry M.
02-18-2009, 04:13 PM
Sgt. Rock: Between Hell & a Hard Place
Preacher 1 & 2
Selina's Big Score

Barry M.
02-19-2009, 05:20 PM
Preacher 7: Salvation

Edmund Hill
02-21-2009, 03:52 AM
I just put in an order at Amazon for Skipp and Spectors ''The Bridge'', and Robert Mccammon's ''Swan Song''.

Al Edwards
03-08-2009, 07:04 AM
Used:

Free Fall in Crimson by John D MacDonald
Before Midnight by Rex Stout
The Laughing Policeman by Maj Sjowall, Per Wahloo

Chad Haden
03-08-2009, 11:16 AM
Getting Naked With Harry Crews (Erik Bledsoe, editor)

I've got that, it's got some good interviews and essays in it

Randy Thomas G
03-09-2009, 12:32 AM
Excellent book! Have you read WE GOT THE NEUTRON BOMB?

Yes I do, I think I may've picked it up on your recommendation actually! I also just finished reading HOTEL CALIFORNIA, which was excellent and reminded me about the great Gene Clark.

Steve R
03-15-2009, 12:08 PM
Edmund - Skipp and Spectors . Wow!
I read the first four or so of theirs and loved them! The Light at the End was mind blowing and lots of fun. The next coupel were very good, too. They also edited a couple good zombie anthologies.

Steve R
03-15-2009, 12:09 PM
Out Of The Dark - collectionf of essays on 100 film noirs
Pictorial History of The Crime Film - (Published 1975)

Jack J
03-15-2009, 12:25 PM
I finally received my complete collection of SHE #1-15/vol. 2 (or as complete as it can be when #6 is missing, lol) which I won on an eBay auction the Draculina guy was holding. I already had a couple of them but it's nice to have an almost complete collection. The most difficult now is probably getting hold of the issues from vol. 1 that I don't have and which most likely had much smaller print runs as they were self-published A5 fanzines.


http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn199/mrsick_scans/sheMag.jpg

Stefan A.
03-17-2009, 01:16 AM
Crimson by Gord Rollo (from Leisure)

and

Castaways by Brian Keene.

Chad Haden
04-21-2009, 07:00 PM
Bukowski - Post Office and Notes of A Dirty Old Man

i loaned my copy of Ham on Rye to a co-worker and she got drunk and left it in the rain the other day, that pisses me off

Jack J
04-21-2009, 07:29 PM
i loaned my copy of Ham on Rye to a co-worker and she got drunk and left it in the rain the other day, that pisses me off

Sorry to hear that. That would piss anybody off, I'd certainly be pissed off royally.

Chad Haden
04-21-2009, 08:22 PM
Sorry to hear that. That would piss anybody off, I'd certainly be pissed off royally.

she's an hpa, i'll get over it

Wostry Ferenc
04-22-2009, 05:12 AM
high power amplifier?

Clive Smith
04-22-2009, 05:57 AM
'Child of Rage' and the 'Ironside' novelization, both by Jim Thompson

Joe N.
04-22-2009, 03:28 PM
Local library is having their yearly booksale...

I picked up:

Shaolin Five Animals Kung-Fu - Doc Fai Wong & Jane Hallander
Phoenix-Eye Fist: A Shaolin Fighting Art of South China - Cheong Cheng Leong & Donn F Draeger
Dynamic Aikido - Gozo Shioda
Jimmy Buffett: A Pirate Looks at Fifty - Jimmy Buffett
Johnny Cash: The Autobiography - Johnny Cash w/ Patrick Carr
Got a Revolution: The Turbulent Flight of Jefferson Airplane - Jeff Tamarkin
The Complete Reprint of John Willie's Bizarre
VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever 1999: The Complete Guide to Movies on Videocassette, Laserdisc, and DVD
VideoHound's Horror Show: 999 Hair-Raising, Hellish, and Humorous Movies - Mike Mayo
The Hardcore Diaries - Mick Foley
The R. Crumb Coffee Table Art Book

Not bad for $30.

Chad Haden
04-22-2009, 06:03 PM
The Hardcore Diaries - Mick Foley


This is the book that completely turned me off on Mick Foley

Joe N.
04-22-2009, 09:41 PM
This is the book that completely turned me off on Mick Foley

Oh no, I've been a fan as long as he's been around. Maybe I shouldn't read it!

Chad Haden
04-23-2009, 11:27 AM
Oh no, I've been a fan as long as he's been around. Maybe I shouldn't read it!

I'd been a fan for years and years, but that book just totally killed it. I'd be interested to hear your thoughts after reading it, Joe

Terry Carpenter
04-23-2009, 04:29 PM
Sleazoid Express. I can't wait to sit down and bask in the filth of this book.

Barry M.
04-27-2009, 05:56 PM
Wolverine Classic 1 (Patch, Madripoor -- it takes a coupla pages before there's any raping or beheadings, but things pick up. Long Island Iced Tea is apparently Patch's tipple of choice.)

Weegee, Naked City.

Steve R
04-27-2009, 06:50 PM
Joe,

Shaolin Five Animals Kung-Fu - Doc Fai Wong & Jane Hallander

This is one of the most difficult forms imaginable, Even if you can actually perform it, you'll forget where you are after you're a half hour into it. Long form!

Phoenix-Eye Fist: A Shaolin Fighting Art of South China - Cheong Cheng Leong & Donn F Draeger

Donn Draeger is a wonderful contributor to Martial Arts writing. Nice catch, though as this one is hard to find. I prefer his other works, like Asian Fighting Arts with Robert Smith! That one was one of the best all time martial arts books ever! A real eye opener when it came out. I'm a huge Robert Smith fan.

Steve

Adam A
04-27-2009, 07:00 PM
The last two books that I've bought..
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http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k124/videocultobscura/behind-the-pink-curtain.jpg

Terry Carpenter
04-27-2009, 10:07 PM
Immoral Tales. I need to catch up on more European cinema, that's one of my grey areas.

Chad Haden
04-29-2009, 01:19 AM
Charles Bukowski - Hollywood
Charles Bukowski - Run With the Hunted: A Charles Bukowski Reader

Aaron G
04-29-2009, 01:45 AM
Immoral Tales. I need to catch up on more European cinema, that's one of my grey areas.

where did you score that CLASSIC? It's OOP. I borrowed it from the University library.

Terry Carpenter
04-29-2009, 01:58 AM
Amazon, they have some used for pretty good prices. As of right now they have one for $18.99 on there.

Chad Haden
04-30-2009, 05:20 PM
Harry Crews - Classic Crews
Howard Sounes - Bukowski In Pictures

Chad Haden
04-30-2009, 10:26 PM
Charles Bukowski - Tales of Ordinary Madness
Charles Bukowski - The Most Beautiful Woman in Town

Jack J
04-30-2009, 10:54 PM
HISPANIC HORRORS


http://www.midnight-media.net/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/HISPANICHORRORS.jpg

Chad Haden
05-01-2009, 11:44 PM
Charles Bukowski - Factotum

Lars Andersen
05-03-2009, 05:51 AM
I finally received my complete collection of SHE #1-15/vol. 2 (or as complete as it can be when #6 is missing, lol) which I won on an eBay auction the Draculina guy was holding. I already had a couple of them but it's nice to have an almost complete collection. The most difficult now is probably getting hold of the issues from vol. 1 that I don't have and which most likely had much smaller print runs as they were self-published A5 fanzines.


http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn199/mrsick_scans/sheMag.jpg

Only annoying thing about buying magazines online is the freaking high shipping rates for them because of their weight/size. How much did you end up paying for shipping?

Jack J
05-03-2009, 09:01 AM
Only annoying thing about buying magazines online is the freaking high shipping rates for them because of their weight/size. How much did you end up paying for shipping?

$14. Not too bad I'd say as 1 video tape is usually around $10. Hell, someone in the US even charged me $20 recently for one lousy tape. The mags including postage came to 50 dollars.

Patrick B.
05-03-2009, 02:36 PM
Only annoying thing about buying magazines online is the freaking high shipping rates for them because of their weight/size. How much did you end up paying for shipping?

And weird stains and pages sticking together.

Chad Haden
05-05-2009, 02:28 AM
got a gift card from at&t for buying a new phone and promptly blew it at amazon

Bukowski - The Days Run Away Like Wild Horses Over The Hills
Bukowski - Mockingbird Wish Me Luck
Bukowski - South Of No North
Bukowski - Burning In Water Drowning In Flame

Jack J
05-05-2009, 02:33 AM
Hey Chad, are you on a Bukowski trip? :D

Don't blame ya, I have a handful of his books too and some of them I keep reading over and over again with a couple of years in between. :cool:

Chad Haden
05-05-2009, 02:35 AM
Hey Chad, are you on a Bukowski trip? :D

Don't blame ya, I have a handful of his books too and some of them I keep reading over and over again with a couple of years in between. :cool:

Just slightly :D

I've had a couple of his books for a few years and dug em, then I went to that gallery show in LA with all the photos of him and it just seemed to be a bit of a Bukowskian trip while I was there so I came home and re-read the ones I had and that sent me off to get the rest.

Jack J
05-05-2009, 02:44 AM
Kewl! Hmm, actually I think I'll just go and check out what they have of his on Amazon UK. :cool:

Wostry Ferenc
05-05-2009, 03:55 AM
JG BALLARD: HIGH RISE
A BRITISH PICTURE - KEN RUSSELL BIO
RANDEZVOUS WITH THE RAMA

Aaron G
05-05-2009, 05:25 AM
JG BALLARD: HIGH RISE
A BRITISH PICTURE - KEN RUSSELL BIO
RANDEZVOUS WITH THE RAMA

HIGH RISE is one of my favourtie Ballards' and a big influence on early Cronenberg...

CRYING OF LOT 49 - Thomas Pynchon
IDIRU - William Gibson
THE LOST YEARS OF WILLIAM S BURROUGHS Beats in South Texas - Rob Johnson

Jack J
05-05-2009, 05:56 AM
HIGH RISE is one of my favourtie Ballards' and a big influence on early Cronenberg...

When CRASH (the movie) came out I had a journalist gf who told me that Ballard's wife was killed in a car crash and just after it happened he went kinda insane for five years, raved around and didn't know what he did. But one of the things he did was to write the book (Crash) and apparently when he became himself again after that period he discovered the book and it was written completely different to what he'd written before, that's why the characters are so, well, fucked up. Well, that's what she told me anyway. Do any of you know anything about this?

Aaron G
05-05-2009, 07:08 AM
When CRASH (the movie) came out I had a journalist gf who told me that Ballard's wife was killed in a car crash and just after it happened he went kinda insane for five years, raved around and didn't know what he did. But one of the things he did was to write the book (Crash) and apparently when he became himself again after that period he discovered the book and it was written completely different to what he'd written before, that's why the characters are so, well, fucked up. Well, that's what she told me anyway. Do any of you know anything about this?

She died of pneumonia.

Jack J
05-05-2009, 07:13 AM
She died of pneumonia.

Maybe after she got hit by the car.

Wostry Ferenc
05-05-2009, 07:54 AM
Maybe she sneezed just as she drove through a crossing...

Jack J
05-08-2009, 03:30 AM
Hong Kong Babylon: An Insider's Guide to the Hollywood of the East by Fredric Dannen and Barry Long

Chad Haden
05-10-2009, 12:01 AM
Bukowski - Hot Water Music

Aaron G
05-10-2009, 12:07 AM
Quake - Rudolph Wurlitzer
Great works of Jewish fantasy - assorted

Daniel Robinette
05-17-2009, 11:32 AM
I've picked up a few books in the last couple of weeks.

Today I picked up The Road by Cormac McCarthy. I started reading while waiting for my gf to get off work. I'm loving it. Hopefully the movie will be just as good.

Elric: The Stealer of Souls-Michael Moorcock. I'm glad Del Ray took the initiative and re released the Elric novels like they did with all of Robert E. Howard's stories. I'm excited to start re reading the Elric series again.

A Canticle for Leibowitz-Walter Miller. I found a 1960's printing of it at a used bookstore. I love this novel.

David Huber
05-17-2009, 09:07 PM
EERIE Archives Vol. 1
The Dogs of War- Frederick Forsyth
Mind Control and UFOS: Casebook on Alternative 3- Jim Keith
Quantum of Solace- The Complete James Bond Short Stories

Shane K
05-18-2009, 05:03 PM
Thanks to the fine folks on this forum I decided to purchase The Ghastly One: The Sex-Gore Netherworld of Filmmaker Andy Milligan... I can't wait to start reading it! I also picked up the paperback of Brad Stevens' Abel Ferrara: The Moral Vision and pre-ordered Cinema Sewer Volume 2.

Gary Banks
05-25-2009, 02:12 PM
Found a new book store in a Huntsville mall called "Books For Less". I picked up the following:

The Survivalist by Jerry Ahern : 3 4 5 6 7
Edge ( western series by George G Gilman): 37 42 43 45 46 48 & one other which escapes me at the moment.
When The Bad Guys Won-a book on the 1986 Mets.

These looked to be warehouse copies as they had multiple copies of each book and they seemed to be unread. The series books were $1.99 each and the baseball book was $3.99.

Joe N.
05-26-2009, 12:40 AM
This Wheel's on Fire: Levon Helm and the Story of the Band

Randy Thomas G
05-26-2009, 01:05 AM
Bukowski - Hot Water Music

Let me know what you think of that one Chad, I know that Bukowski thought it was actually better than his earlier work, which I'm so-so on.

I recently picked up:

Our Late Night - Wallace Shawn
The Blue Star - Fletcher Pratt
Cut Numbers - Nick Tosche

Chad Haden
05-26-2009, 11:51 AM
This Wheel's on Fire: Levon Helm and the Story of the Band

That book's fantastic!

Chad Haden
05-26-2009, 11:52 AM
Let me know what you think of that one Chad, I know that Bukowski thought it was actually better than his earlier work, which I'm so-so on.


Will do, R.T.

Steve R
05-26-2009, 03:04 PM
The Complete Western Short Stories of Elmore Leonard

Randy Thomas G
05-31-2009, 06:04 AM
Renegade - Mark E. Smith
A Princess of Mars - Edgar Rice Burroughs (a nice penguin edition)

Al Edwards
06-17-2009, 03:29 AM
From Russia With Love by Ian Fleming

Brian Lindsey
06-17-2009, 10:13 AM
Hitler's Pre-emptive War: The Battle for Norway, 1940 by Henrik O. Lunde (Casemate, 2009)

David Huber
06-17-2009, 02:55 PM
I picked up 3 used 1960s paperbacks by William Garner featuring superspy Mike Jagger(?!). I'm hoping for a semi-Bond spoof that's still a good read without being too cheesy.

Mike Jagger?

Chad Haden
07-02-2009, 04:48 PM
Renegade - Mark E. Smith

YES! How do you like it so far, R.T.?

I picked up a used copy of American Hardcore today

Randy Thomas G
07-04-2009, 01:38 AM
It's amusing, he certainly does hold back on his opinions of former bandmates. :D

Al Edwards
07-08-2009, 07:22 AM
Roseanna by Maj Sjowall & Per Wahloo
The Man With the Getaway Face by Richard Stark

Gary Banks
07-11-2009, 08:36 PM
Just ordered:
Nightmare USA by Stephen Thrower
Horror Films Of The 1970's-John Kenneth Muir

I have done well.:D

Albert P
07-11-2009, 11:05 PM
Immoral Tales. I need to catch up on more European cinema, that's one of my grey areas.
I finally found a used copy of the UK Edition for under 20 bucks. I had figured that by now, most of the information in this book was redundant and had been echoed in other books, magazines, DVD liners etc. Boy I was wrong!!! Still totally informative and revelatory. Worth it for the chapters on Rollin, Franco & Robbe-Grillet alone. Where are the Mario Mercier DVDs?!

Gary Banks
07-19-2009, 10:26 AM
4 Mr Moto books by John Marquand from a used book store yesterday. :D

Kenneth Grimm
07-20-2009, 03:36 PM
Just ordered:
Nightmare USA by Stephen Thrower
Horror Films Of The 1970's-John Kenneth Muir

I have done well.:D

I have those! The John Kenneth Muir books are nice (I have the 70's AND 80's) A bit expensive, but worth it. Were your 1970's books the paperback or hardcovers? I have the paperback version of the 1970's and the hardcover of the 1980's.

Currently I'm reading The Strain. I'm more than a quarter into it and it's starting to come together.

Gary Banks
07-20-2009, 04:43 PM
I have those! The John Kenneth Muir books are nice (I have the 70's AND 80's) A bit expensive, but worth it. Was your 1970's books the paperback or hardcovers? I have the paperback version of the 1970's and the hardcover of the 1980's.

Currently I'm reading The Strain. I'm more than a quarter into it and it's starting to come together.

The ones I ordered were all paperback and they arrived today. Nightmare is huge and I can't wait to get into it.

Gary Banks
08-03-2009, 09:41 PM
Picked up 3 Nostalgia Ventures pulp reprints of The Shadow. The London Crimes/Castle Of Doom, City Of Doom/Fifth Face and Men Of Evil/Devil Monsters arrived today. Won 10 of the older Bantam/Pyramid paperbacks last night.

Paul Apsley
08-05-2009, 12:04 PM
Nightmare in Pink: John D. MacDonald

Chad Haden
08-06-2009, 12:18 PM
Ugly Things Issue 28, it's as thick as a damn book

Chad Haden
08-13-2009, 06:12 PM
Paul Trynka - Iggy Pop: Open Up And Bleed

http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/5118/imgnewe.jpg

Al Edwards
08-13-2009, 07:45 PM
Got a good load of used books today.

Ross MacDonald
-The Drowning Pool
-The Doomsters
-The Galton Case
-The Instant Enemy
-The Ivy Grin
-Meet Me at the Morgue
-The Name is Archer
The Great Jewish Plays

Mickey Spillane
-Girl Hunters
-The Snake

The Iliad by Homer
Love's Lovely Counterfeit by James M Cain
Resurrection by Leo Tolstoy
The Scarlet Imposter by Dennis Wheatley
Zen Poems of China and Japan
The Great Short Works of Herman Meville
The Classic Noh Theatre of Japan
Alfred Hitchcock Presents A Hangman's Dozen

Chad Haden
08-25-2009, 04:03 PM
Pat Gilbert - Passion Is A Fashion: The Real Story Of The Clash

Chad Haden
08-27-2009, 02:42 PM
The Rough Guide to London

Jack J
08-27-2009, 03:04 PM
Peddler by Richard S. Prather (Hard Case Crime).

Al Edwards
09-03-2009, 02:14 AM
used
DH Lawrence:The Early Years 1885-1912 by John Worthen

Randy Thomas G
09-03-2009, 04:15 AM
Stations of Desire - Ibn 'Arabi translated by Michael Sells

Chad Haden
09-07-2009, 05:43 PM
Don Letts - Culture Clash

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Aaron G
09-07-2009, 08:21 PM
I"m offloading a pile of books:

Jeff Noon - Vurt
Alex Garland - The Tesseract
Wes Craven - Fountain Society (with Lenticular cover!)

I'll sell you the whole lot for 10 bucks and you pay shipping if anyone wants them.

Chad Haden
09-11-2009, 07:11 PM
Chris Salewicz - Redemption Song: The Ballad of Joe Strummer

Al Edwards
09-22-2009, 08:22 PM
Used:

A Bend in the River & Half a Life by VS Naipaul
Hugger Mugger, Pale Kings and Princes, Sudden Mischief & Taming a Sea Horse by Robert B Parker
Gorgias by Plato
R is for Rocket by Ray Bradbury
The Woman in the Dunes by Kobo Abe
The Big Bounce by Elmore Leonard
Stories from a Ming Collection
The Black Tower by PD James
Andersen's Fairy Tales
The McBain Brief by Ed McBain

Bård Haugland
09-24-2009, 02:27 PM
-Kurt Vonnegut - "A Man Without A Country"
-Kurt Vonnegut - "Breakfast of Champions"
-J.G. Ballard - "The Atrocity Exhibition"
-J.G. Ballard - "Crash"
-Cormac McCarthy - "No Country for Old Men"
-Stanislaw Lem - "Solaris"
-Hunter S. Thompson - "The Rum Diary"
-Nick Cave - "And the Ass Saw the Angel"
-Nick Cave - "The Death of Bunny Munro"
-Frode Grytten - "Popsongar"

Pete Bogh
09-25-2009, 07:01 PM
First three Parker novels, by Donald Westlake aka Richard Stark:
1962-
The Man with the Getaway Face
The Hunter
The Outfit

First three Fafhrd & the Grey Mouser books, by Fritz Leiber:
1970-
Swords And Deviltry
Swords Against Death
Swords in the Mist

Eyeball Compendium, by Stephen Thrower and various, 1989-2003

Chad Haden
10-05-2009, 05:15 PM
Robert Palmer - Deep Blues

Gary Banks
10-09-2009, 04:22 PM
Was in Chicago this week and finally stumbled across a Half Price Books which we don't have here in 'Bama. A few pick ups:

The Shadow Double Novel #14-The Grove Of Doom/The Masked Lady
Search- a tv movie tie in book by Robert Weverka
The Destroyer- 32, 33 35 38 & 46
The Spider #1
Creature From The Black Lagoon-Carl Dreadstone (aka Ramsey Campbell)

Also have an order in for The Cross Of Frankenstein & Slave Of Frankenstein (Robert J Meyers) and Scorpio by Mike Roote (another movie tie in).

Ryan B
10-10-2009, 08:35 PM
sadly, I barely have time to read the back of a dvd box nowadays!

Al Edwards
10-12-2009, 01:39 AM
The Outfit by Richard Stark

Bård Haugland
11-07-2009, 01:35 PM
-Haruki Murakami - "The Wild Sheep Chase"
-Bret Easton Ellis - "Glamorama"
-Herman Hesse - "Siddharta"
-Kurt Vonnegut - "Cat's Cradle"
-Kurt Vonnegut - "Timequake"
-Albert Camus - "The Outsider"
-Chuck Palahniuk - "Fight Club"

Chad Haden
11-11-2009, 01:28 PM
I bought another copy of Feast of Snakes by Harry Crews, I have a tendancy to give copies of his books away so people can experience him

Adam A
11-11-2009, 02:14 PM
I bought another copy of Feast of Snakes by Harry Crews, I have a tendancy to give copies of his books away so people can experience him

You ARE the Crews Santa. Delivering the genius around the land. I bought Feast of Snakes Saturday. I'm going to curl up in the bushes in my front yard with my electric blanket when it's raining with my onion & my apple, and read the fuck out of it.

Chad Haden
11-11-2009, 06:03 PM
You ARE the Crews Santa. Delivering the genius around the land. I bought Feast of Snakes Saturday. I'm going to curl up in the bushes in my front yard with my electric blanket when it's raining with my onion & my apple, and read the fuck out of it.

Don't thank me, thank Aaron G as he's the one who turned me onto Crews

Today I snagged two awesome books

Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley and Careless Love: The Unmaking of Elvis Presley by Peter Guralnick

Bill S
11-11-2009, 06:11 PM
sadly, I barely have time to read the back of a dvd box nowadays!

Same here, been busy with schoolwork and what not. I tend to buy books that I can just flip through, books of film reviews and stuff like that. I picked up an old used book called Cult Horror Films. It covers some pretty random stuff including Don't Look In The Basement, The Pit, Torture Dungeon, Frankenstein's Castle Of Freaks and some other ones that I don't see covered too often so I thought that would be fun.

There's also a small bargain book that I want to pick up called The Wit And Wisdom Of Abraham Lincoln. I find Lincoln to be an interesting person, especailly since he accomplished so much while struggling with depression. I'm curious to learn more about him.

Adam A
11-11-2009, 09:34 PM
Don't thank me, thank Aaron G as he's the one who turned me onto Crews

Today I snagged two awesome books

Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley and Careless Love: The Unmaking of Elvis Presley by Peter Guralnick

Aaron's a genius. :)

Al Edwards
11-17-2009, 05:57 PM
Used:

The Corpse on the Dike by Janwilem Van De Wetering
Great Irish Tales of Horror:A Treasury of Fear
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
Doors by Ed McBain
The Epic of Gilgamesh
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather
Psychoanalysis and the Unconscious/Fantasia of the Unconscious by D.H. Lawrence

Steve R
12-06-2009, 12:15 AM
Rough Guide to Westerns - Paul Sampson

Took a while to get my hands on this one.
On a whim I checked St. Marks Bookstore, the last place I thought I'd find it.

Al Edwards
12-06-2009, 03:39 AM
Used:
The Gulag Archipelago Three by Aleksandr I Solzhenitsyn
Under the Roofs of Paris & The Wisdom of the Heart by Henry Miller

paul h.
12-06-2009, 05:30 PM
Just got
R. Crumb's Illustrated Book of Genesis
as a gift. Pretty entertaining.

Al Edwards
12-12-2009, 04:17 AM
Used:

Cancer Ward by Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Classical Gods and Heroes
The Dreadful Hollow by Nicholas Blake
Paradise Lost/Paradise Regained by Milton
Wife or Death/The Golden Goose by Ellery Queen

Randy Thomas G
12-12-2009, 08:26 AM
I'm reading The Blue Star by Fletcher Pratt, so far an excellent 'adult' fantasy from the early 50s (published two years before LOTR I believe).

Jens Thomsen
12-12-2009, 09:19 AM
Just bought Matt Hill's THE PLEASURES OF HORROR. Will be finishing Nol Carroll's THE PHILOSOPHY OF HORROR within the next few days, so I need something more in that direction.

Brian Lindsey
12-12-2009, 09:41 AM
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Al Edwards
12-19-2009, 04:23 AM
The Man Who Went Up in Smoke by Maj Sjowall & Per Wahloo

Terry Carpenter
12-28-2009, 03:36 PM
Cinema Sewer vol. 1 and 2

Al Edwards
01-06-2010, 02:01 AM
Used:
Death in Five Boxes by John Carter Dickson
The Pale Horse by Agatha Christie
Long Time No See by Ed McBain
Pohlstars by Frederik Pohl
The Log from the Sea of Cortez by John Steinbeck

Al Edwards
01-13-2010, 01:37 AM
The Big Knockover by Dashiell Hammitt
Doctor No by Ian Fleming

BobG
01-13-2010, 11:17 AM
The Score by Richard Stark

Al Edwards
03-03-2010, 01:40 PM
used:
The Seven That Were Hanged and Other Stories by Leonid Andreyev
Ghosts by Ed McBain
The Wayward Bus by John Steinbeck
A Holiday for Murder by Agatha Christie
Detective Stories chosen by Philip Pullman
Great German Short Stories
Eyeless in Gaza by Aldous Huxley
Buddenbrooks by Thomas Mann

Stefan A.
03-03-2010, 01:52 PM
From Amazon:

Journey to the End of the Night by Louis-Ferdinand Cline
Jack Kerouac: Road Novels 1957-1960: On the Road / The Dharma Bums / The Subterraneans / Tristessa / Lonesome Traveler / Journal Selections
Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me by Richard Farina
Better Than Sex (Gonzo Papers, Vol 4) by Hunter S. Thompson
White Noise by Don DeLillo
City of Night by John Rechy
Basic Writings of Nietzsche (Modern Library Classics)

Fred C. Dobbs
03-03-2010, 01:59 PM
Stefan, is that The Library Of America collection of the Kerouac stuff? It's pretty nice. They've branched out with the Philip K. Dick and Lovecraft ones recently. It had some purists up in arms....which is always a good thing.

Stefan A.
03-03-2010, 03:56 PM
I just re-checked my order history at Amazon, Fred, and it is the Library of America hardcover edition. I'm eagerly awaiting the mailman. I've not read any Kerouac, and I've been meaning to for a long time. Anyhow, I didn't know about the Lovecraft edition you mention. I'll have to check it out.

Happy reading to all.

Chad Haden
03-04-2010, 05:16 PM
The Hunter by Richard Stark

Fred C. Dobbs
03-05-2010, 04:58 AM
Just finished "The Forever War" by Dexter Filkins....my god what a depressing non-fiction work! I'm getting ready to attempt to go all in and read the Pevear-Volokhonsky translation of "War And Peace". Their Dostoevsky translations come highly recommended if you're into Russian literature...some of them were like reading the books again for the first time.

Jens Thomsen
03-05-2010, 09:51 AM
Just bought a few books on horror on Amazon:

Steven Jay Schneider (ed.): Freud's Worst Nightmare - Horror Film and Psychology

Charles Derry: Dark Dreams 2.0 - A Psychological History of the Modern Horror Film From the 1950s to the 21st Century

The latter is an heavily updated version of Derry's own 'Dark Dreams' from 1977 in which he divided modern horror film into three categories: The horror of Armageddon (from Night of the Living Dead to Jaws), the horror of personality (basically Psycho and all its derivatives), and horror of the demonic (Rosemary's Baby etc.). I am looking forward to read whether he will try to fit horror of the last decade into the same boxes.

Unfortunately Derry's book was published by McFarland which means it's priced very high. It's around $75 now and knowing McFarland it's probably not going to get any cheaper. You can multiply that price tag by two to get an idea of how much it costs to have it shipped to Denmark. :eek:

Terry Carpenter
03-12-2010, 08:30 PM
Behind the Pink Curtain: The Complete History of Japanese Sex Cinema by Jasper Sharp.

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Al Edwards
03-14-2010, 12:49 PM
used:
Classic Science Fiction Short Novels of the 1930s
The Gentleman from San Francisco and Other Stories by Ivan Bunin

David Huber
03-14-2010, 02:24 PM
used:
3 issues of 1984 magazine from 1978/79 (it was published by Warren and was sort of like HEAVY METAL)
HELTER SKELTER (never actually read this before. Curious to see how it compares, fact-wise, with Jim Van Bebber's THE MANSON FAMILY, which was one of my favorite movies of the '00s)
IRELAND FOR DUMMIES (I found out last year that I'm 1/2 Irish, so now my homeland is calling me...)

Gary Banks
03-14-2010, 08:14 PM
At a used bookstore I picked up:
Kung Fu #1-David Carradine on the cover
Death Stalk-an Award book supposedly based on a made for tv flick. Couldn't resist the lurid cover.

Adam A
03-15-2010, 12:08 AM
Behind the Pink Curtain: The Complete History of Japanese Sex Cinema by Jasper Sharp.

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Took me a while to finish this book, because I kept getting sidetracked, and reading other shit, but I finally got finished, and enjoyed it for the most part.

Al Edwards
03-17-2010, 03:18 AM
Fer De Lance/The League of Frightened Men by Rex Stout

Terry Carpenter
03-19-2010, 06:52 PM
Took me a while to finish this book, because I kept getting sidetracked, and reading other shit, but I finally got finished, and enjoyed it for the most part.

Yeah, I just received this a few days ago and I'm taking small breaks on it, not that it's a bad thing, it's the fact that the book has an abundance of information within each little paragraph. which is an amazing thing, of course.

Newt C
03-29-2010, 01:26 AM
used:
3 issues of 1984 magazine from 1978/79 (it was published by Warren and was sort of like HEAVY METAL)
HELTER SKELTER (never actually read this before. Curious to see how it compares, fact-wise, with Jim Van Bebber's THE MANSON FAMILY, which was one of my favorite movies of the '00s)
IRELAND FOR DUMMIES (I found out last year that I'm 1/2 Irish, so now my homeland is calling me...)

I am about 4 issues away from completing my run of 1984/1994.

I recently picked up used at a con

Wild Cards book 3 Jokers wild
Wild Cards book 5 Down and Dirty

And then found at a Dollar General for $1.25 each
Infernal Angel by Edward Lee
Shadow Kingdoms The weird works of Robert E. Howard Volume 1

Ian Miller
03-29-2010, 01:52 AM
Grabbed this at Powell's a while back to go with the other two in the series I have:

Jens Thomsen
04-13-2010, 05:21 AM
Just found myself a copy of the very rare "American Nightmare: Essays on the Horror Film", edited by Robin Wood and Richard Lippe. Among other texts it features Robin Wood's now classic essay "Introduction to the American Horror Film" which has been reprinted several times.

I have never seen one for sale before. It was only published in connection with a film festival in Toronto in 1979 and has never been reprinted in full. Not a single library in my country has a copy (and we have a very well-stocked library in our national film museum).

Found it for 15 bucks on biblio.com. :)

Harry Doble
04-13-2010, 06:14 PM
Standing In Two Circles - The Collected Works of Boyd Rice

Al Edwards
04-14-2010, 05:38 PM
Fletch by Gregory McDonald
The Inugami Clan by Seishi Yokomizo

Gary Banks
04-15-2010, 03:09 PM
Picked this one up from Amazon.com

Shane K
04-17-2010, 11:18 PM
Just ordered the 2nd edition of this one from Amazon...

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Jens Thomsen
04-18-2010, 04:05 AM
I've been thinking about that one, Shane. But is it just reprints of covers or is there some sort of historical background, too? What I really need is a book with all the details of the whole video nasty controversy. Is there such a thing?

Shane K
04-18-2010, 06:28 PM
I haven't received it in the mail yet, but here's a review with some pictures to give you a a fairly good idea of what's in store.

http://www.ghoulbasement.com/2009/09/just-in-art-of-nasty-2nd-edition.html