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SamCostello
PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2010 5:04 pm  Reply with quote



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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson – I’m only about 15% of the way in, but this – don’t know if this is dangerous to say – is kind of dreadful. The writing’s terrible so far. I’m hoping that when the mystery really cranks up it gets better

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nonserviam03
PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:38 am  Reply with quote



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Just read the first 5 volumes of Scott Pilgrim. Really good stuff. Really well written dialogue, and very funny.
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SamCostello
PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 4:26 pm  Reply with quote



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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larrson - Finally finished this. The mystery was very good, very engrossing, but the prose was not too good and I couldn't get much into the characters. I won't read his other two books.

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LivingDeadPunk
PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 3:59 pm  Reply with quote



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The Goon: My Murderous Childhood (and Other Grievous Yarns)
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BlackFlagg
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McMafia
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American Werewolf
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Snow by Ronald Malfi
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SamCostello
PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 12:14 am  Reply with quote



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1977 and 1980, by David Peace - The novels continuing Peace's excellent North of England noir series. The plots are very similar, but it seems to me that Peace is making a point about the recurrence of patterns in the world. Dark, ugly, scary stuff here - recommended to anyone who likes hard-edged noir.

Talking with Serial Killers, by Christopher Berry-Dee - A sloppy, disappointing book. Mixes serial killers with other kinds of killers, changes quotes to British idiom (what other quotes have been changed then?), and makes a ton of copyediting mistakes, including crucial errors of fact. Some interesting quotes, but not a great book.

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LivingDeadPunk
PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 2:22 am  Reply with quote



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More Goon and Kim Newman's The Bloody Red Baron.
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SamCostello
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1980, by David Peace - The conclusion to his quartet of Northern England noir about serial killers, crocked cops, and ruined lives.

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LivingDeadPunk
PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 10:44 pm  Reply with quote



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Judgment of Tears: Anno Dracula 1959

It's Newman's Cinema Italia installment of the Anno Dracula series, with dozens of references to and characters from Fellini, Bava and Argento movies as well as many others. Both The Mother of Tears and The Crimson Executioner from Bloody Pit of Horror are characters in this one, as well as a british vampire agent named Bond and a talented fellow by the name of Tom Ripley, just to round things out. I'm digging it.

And I read more Goon. God, I love The Goon.
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nonserviam03
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LivingDeadPunk wrote:
Judgment of Tears: Anno Dracula 1959

It's Newman's Cinema Italia installment of the Anno Dracula series, with dozens of references to and characters from Fellini, Bava and Argento movies as well as many others. Both The Mother of Tears and The Crimson Executioner from Bloody Pit of Horror are characters in this one, as well as a british vampire agent named Bond and a talented fellow by the name of Tom Ripley, just to round things out. I'm digging it.

And I read more Goon. God, I love The Goon.


The Goon is good people. The trailer for the movie looks PERFECT.
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LivingDeadPunk
PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 12:10 am  Reply with quote



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nonserviam03 wrote:
LivingDeadPunk wrote:
Judgment of Tears: Anno Dracula 1959

It's Newman's Cinema Italia installment of the Anno Dracula series, with dozens of references to and characters from Fellini, Bava and Argento movies as well as many others. Both The Mother of Tears and The Crimson Executioner from Bloody Pit of Horror are characters in this one, as well as a british vampire agent named Bond and a talented fellow by the name of Tom Ripley, just to round things out. I'm digging it.

And I read more Goon. God, I love The Goon.


The Goon is good people. The trailer for the movie looks PERFECT.


Yes, it does. I am pretty excited about that.

And now I'm reading Miami Blues by Charles Willeford.
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thebluerosekiller
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I'm in the midst of James Moore's follow up to Lovecraft's SHADOW OVER INNSMOUTH called DEEPER.

Not bad so far.
Nothing spectacular nor particularly gripping about it thus far, but it's interesting enough to get me to be thinking about ordering Ed Lee's take on the same thing, THE INNSWICH HORROR.
I enjoy all things Lovecratian, so I'd like to see how each one handles the material.
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LivingDeadPunk
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Zeppelins West - Joe Lansdale
Savage Season - Joe Lansdale
New Hope for the Dead - Charles Willeford
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Now We Are Sick: An Anthology of Nasty Verse - edited by Neil Gaiman and Stephen Jones with illustrations by Andrew Smith and Clive Barker
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nonserviam03
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Just picked up Dead, She Said and The Ghoul, a couple of graphic novels by Steve Niles and Bernie Wrightson
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