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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #15 on: October 11, 2011, 08:59:19 am »
The Walking Dead: Days Gone Bye (Volume 1) - Robert Kirkman & Tony Moore
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« Reply #16 on: October 15, 2011, 09:17:04 pm »
Holy Terror - Frank Miller
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« Reply #17 on: November 16, 2011, 07:52:43 am »
Shock Value
How a Few Eccentric Outsiders Gave Us Nightmares, Conquered Hollywood, and Invented Modern Horror

Just finished this engaging telling of whatís described as New Horror (vs. the original horror with Dracula, Frankenstein, etc). The book solidly intertwines the stories of the major players Wes Craven, Tobe Hooper, Brian DePalma, John Carpenter, Roman Polanski, Dan OíBannon... and goes into great detail of the back stories of how their iconic movies come to develop and be made. I had no idea Alien was originally envisioned as a B-movie. The story on its evolution is very revealing.

The author also gets into the psychology of the attraction to horror movies which I found fascinating. Itís not as dark as thought. I mean I thought people who actually bought movies like Last House On The Left or I Spit On Your Grave and watch it over and over. Different kind of horror fan and not the sicko I was thinking. Anyway, a great book on the authorís perspective, and his research from these directors.

The end does hint at where will horror take us next.

Definitely recommend this well written, structured book


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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #18 on: November 16, 2011, 07:57:16 am »
Wait. You can read?
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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #19 on: November 16, 2011, 08:13:45 am »
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Wait. You can read?

**** no, I was just looking at the pictures and making this **** up.
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« Reply #20 on: November 16, 2011, 08:14:58 am »
**** no, I was just looking at the pictures and making this **** up.

Ha.
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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #21 on: November 16, 2011, 08:25:45 am »
Ha, more **** I don't read and just look at the pictures

FYI (Popular Science): 229 Curious Questions Answered by the World's Smartest People


I figure if I read **** like this, it will eventually sink in and make me smarter. Ha, yea right. Actually Iím a geeky nerd, hung like a rodent, that enjoy this kind of stuff. All things like Popular Mechanics, Popular Science, Mythbusters, Snopes.com and the David Feldman books, I find interesting. Hey it may help in Trivial Pursuit one day




Just thinking out loud.... speaking of only looking at pictures... I wonder if there is a braille Playboy edition. How's that work?
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« Reply #22 on: November 16, 2011, 08:35:22 am »

Just thinking out loud.... speaking of only looking at pictures... I wonder if there is a braille Playboy edition. How's that work?

No idea if you were making a joke. But in the quest to further people's knowledge about all things, Braille Playboy does exist.

Playboy in Braille

Scanning a Braille Playboy
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« Reply #23 on: November 16, 2011, 11:22:36 am »
I was just wondering and being a smartass at the same time.

Very cool.

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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #24 on: December 31, 2011, 06:04:23 pm »
Divine Right: The Adventures of Max Faraday - Book One - Jim Lee
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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #25 on: February 08, 2012, 07:19:18 am »
Started The No A sshole Rule by Robert Sutton.

The title caught my attention way back in a book store at the airport and until now kept forgetting to pick it up. I think Iím going to like it. No matter where you are, you will run across AH. Iím hoping to get some advice out of it. Not that AH are problem on a daily routine, because I can pretty much walk away, but on occasion you cannot walk away. My company is big and getting away is by far the easiest and less stressful. My current and past wife have worked in smaller companies and not only are you locked into working with AH, but they seem to stick out more and pro-create more in those intimate environments.
The writing seems to be rather informal and comes from the head and heart. I like it.



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« Reply #26 on: February 08, 2012, 07:21:04 am »
I definitely need to check that out. Question though, is the book in comic book form?
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« Reply #27 on: February 08, 2012, 09:19:13 am »
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I definitely need to check that out. Question though, is the book in comic book form?



Yes, why yes it is.
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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #28 on: March 02, 2012, 09:17:39 am »
Clint: A Retrospective

Rather impressive, and heavy, coffee table book on Clint Eastwood's movies. A few pictures and pages for each movie Clint has been in. Not great detail, but enough writing to understand the who, why, when, etc. Very much an everybody's read for the fan. I was rather impressed with his volume of work and the great movies he's been in. Contrast that with some of the definitely more WTF where you thinking stinkers too. It did make me want to start to revisit, and in some cases for the first time, check out his movies.




Warner Brothers has put out a retrospective on DVD, but I'm not that big of fan to buy the volumes.

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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #29 on: March 02, 2012, 09:29:27 am »
Comic book?
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