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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 5:02 am 
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New Thread for a new year.

So far this year it's mostly trades for me I've read Gaiman's 1602 and all three books of Marvel's Annihilation story from a few years back.

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If we're counting comic books, over Christmas break I read everything Captain Britain appeared in up until Excalibur.

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Great album, weak book. Worse I've read in the 33 1/3 series so far. The writer is smart and insightful, I just didn't care for his approach.

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Great album, weak book. Worse I've read in the 33 1/3 series so far. The writer is smart and insightful, I just didn't care for his approach.


I've never read any of these, but I've often wondered about them. Would your recommend one over the others?

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It remains one of my favorites.

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Cary - I have the 33 1/3 books on Tom Waits Swordfish trombone and The Minutemen Double Nickels On The Dime and both were excellent.

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Would your recommend one over the others?

They're hit and miss depending on the author's approach. They're cheap and short, easy reads, so I'd suggest just trying any one that is about an album you love. There are 100+ books in the series, so lots to choose from.

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Even though I liked the movie just fine, why did they buy the rights to this excellent book if they weren't going to use ANYTHING from it except for the title? Talk about a missed opportunity...this would make for a superb TV miniseries.

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Even though I liked the movie just fine, why did they buy the rights to this excellent book if they weren't going to use ANYTHING from it except for the title? Talk about a missed opportunity...this would make for a superb TV miniseries.


This is precisely why I didn't see the movie. I'm sure it's good but I read the book about six months before the film came out. The awesomeness of the novel was too fresh and I knew that I wouldn't give the film a fair shake seeing it so soon. I'll catch it in a year or so on Netflix and probably will enjoy it more because I'm not comparing the two.

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I first read the book back in...2011? 2010? It wasn't "fresh" in my mind when I saw the film, so I was able to enjoy it on its own merits as a well-made (if conspicuously bloodless) zombie movie, but still...why did they not use ANYTHING from it? It's chock full of vignettes that would make for spectacular action and suspense sequences (the "Yonkers" chapter in particular), so why didn't they try to include at least some of them in the finished movie? People always grouse about "bad" adaptations of various books, comics, stage plays, whatever, but this is one of the rare examples where it's not a bad adaptation because it literally IS NOT an adaptation...the producers must have thought that World War Z was cool title, and zombies were "in", so they just bought the book for the name alone. And while the film turned out pretty good (especially considering all of the reshoots and budget overruns and behind-the-scenes turmoil that went into making it), I was still left annoyed because now no one is ever going to do a faithful adaptation of the book, unless they give it a completely different title.

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Any good? Sounds right up my alley...

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It did a lot for me as far as not being so down on myself because I'm anti-social. You also don't really have to read from start to finish. I found myself going to different parts of it as I had problems with different things. There are also exercises and she explains ways to prepare yourself for a high anxiety situation. It also helped me with how to present myself to others the way that I actually want to.

I started a new job and I'm around a lot of talkative people who desperately want to shoot the shit ALL of the time. That was my main reason for picking it up. I felt like an alien my first few weeks there until I calmed myself down a little bit with the book.

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Zypn, I'm pretty damn impressed that you did that. You rock.

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Krampus: The Yule Lord

I wish I knew this book existed about a month earlier. Still, any story about a hairy band of weirdos out to kill Santa is good anytime. :thumbs:


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Zypn, I'm pretty damn impressed that you did that. You rock.

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Isn't Kevin Smith signed up to do a Krampus movie now?

Opening day.


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Zypn wrote:

Isn't Kevin Smith signed up to do a Krampus movie now?

Opening day.

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Wow. I hadn't read a Stephen King book since high school. This was awesome.


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Really liked that one too, despite the typical post-80's King bloat.

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I have that King book, but haven't read it yet. I actually have all his novels past The Cell, and haven't read a one. Perhaps I've reached my King tolerance. Anyway, just finished this book:

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Which was an excellent look into the summer of 1927, and how important it was to American history. Well worth reading.

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One of the best things I've ever read. It took forever to finish because I kept rereading certain parts.

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One of the best things I've ever read. It took forever to finish because I kept rereading certain parts.



I haven't read much fiction in the past 20 years or so, as I generally find non-fiction far more interesting. I was implored by a friend to read this book. Definietly one of the best things I've ever read as well. Phenomenal book.

I just finished this book, a hilarious, strange telling of the making of The Room. Tigerpal gave this to me for Xmas, and it was great.

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Good, but not sure how it's going to translate as a film. So much of it takes place in the character's thoughts that unless there's some kind of Blade Runner narration, it's going to be a slow and potentially confusing film. At the same time, narration would kill it.

I'm definitely interested in seeing it though, if only to see the adaptation.

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]Kimfair, I'm so glad you enjoyed "The Disaster Artist!"

Because I'm feeling withdrawl symptoms from "A Song of Ice and Fire"...

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I'm meeting this guy on Wednesday and thought it would be cool to read one of his books. This one was definitely geared to the Young Adult crowd but it was fun nonetheless.

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Read this after my son put it down. Now reading this with him:
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Nerdiest band name/album titles/song titles ever. Builds up an interesting combination of black magic/conspiracy and then kind of drops the ball.


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