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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 4, 2012 6:27:59 PM PDT
Bill M. says:
No doubt.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 6, 2012 8:24:17 AM PDT
B. Giddings says:
Summer of Night was fantastic! Highly recommended!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 7, 2012 7:43:57 AM PDT
Well, after hearing sooooo much from my friends about "Game of Thrones (don't have HBO) I have gone ahead and started A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire 1). Not my normal read but I'm hoping I will enjoy it.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 7, 2012 9:51:52 AM PDT
No HBO are you nuts?!?! The show is great I bet the books are too!!!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 7, 2012 11:39:33 AM PDT
I used to pay for the subscription but the quality of shows really dropped off after Sopranos, Deadwood, etc.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 7, 2012 2:22:11 PM PDT
Paul Farrar says:
I was never a fantasy fan (still am not, in general), but gave The Game of Thrones series a shot after seeing the first book on HBO...then proceeded to read all the rest. Yes, it's a fascinating world and a worthwhile read. My only quibble is that the books could have been condensed, and it would not have lost its flavor, but might have increased its impact. Unfortunately, now it may be a couple years or more before the next book is released.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 8, 2012 8:22:44 AM PDT
Yeah, I'm not a fantasy guy myself. Never even read much Ray Bradbury, RIP. But I'm hoping to enjoy this.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 8, 2012 2:01:20 PM PDT
B. Giddings says:
Rest in peace Mr. Bradbury, indeed. "Dandelion Wine" has always been one of my favorites.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 8, 2012 8:21:17 PM PDT
B. Giddings says:
Stephen King offered some very moving words of remembrance.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 9, 2012 7:04:43 AM PDT
Frank Haines says:
I think Farenheit 451 is every bit on par with the best of Orwell. And Bradbury hated that the title was hijacked my Michael Moore.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 9, 2012 12:34:51 PM PDT
B. Giddings says:
Yes, I read the same thing.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 9, 2012 6:04:35 PM PDT
I loved The Illustrated Man!!!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 10, 2012 8:14:18 AM PDT
Bill M. says:
Who's a fan of Robert Stone? I picked up an old copy of Damascus Gate and just remembered how much I loved it. Dog Soldiers was great too.

Posted on Jun 10, 2012 10:56:40 AM PDT
Paul Farrar says:
Loved Dog Soldiers.

Posted on Jun 10, 2012 11:02:27 AM PDT
Paul Farrar says:
While there's absolutely no connection I can imagine between Robert Stone and Ross Thomas, for some reason I was reminded of Thomas' "entertainments" when I wrote the last post (must be those abused synapses I treated so shabbily in days of old). Anyhow,
The Cold War Swap (1966)
Cast a Yellow Shadow (1967)
The Seersucker Whipsaw (1967)
Singapore Wink (1969)
The Fools in Town are on Our Side (1970) **
The Backup Men (1971)
The Porkchoppers (1972)
If You Can't Be Good (1973)
The Money Harvest (1975)
Yellow Dog Contract (1976)
Chinaman's Chance (1978) **
The Eighth Dwarf (1979)
The Mordida Man (1981)
Missionary Stew (1983) **
Briarpatch (1984)
Out On The Rim (1987) **
The Fourth Durango (1989)
Twilight at Mac's Place (1990) **
Voodoo, Ltd (1992)
Ah, Treachery! (1994)
all of these are worth reading, and some are great.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 10, 2012 3:15:48 PM PDT
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B. Giddings says:
Neat list, Paul. I don't know much about Thomas, but I have always thought Stone was a somewhat overlooked writer. "Children of Light" might be my favorite of his. I will have to take a look at Thomas.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 10, 2012 6:02:05 PM PDT
Whoooboy that new footage of TDKR from the MTV awards is hot!!! One more month!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 11, 2012 8:49:07 AM PDT
Bill M. says:
Speaking of old fashioned entertainments, there's a pretty good one called The Chinatown Death Cloud Peril: A Novel that I read a while ago. Kind of a fun throwback to the old pulps, and well written.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 11, 2012 11:40:23 AM PDT
Great title Bill lol!!!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 11, 2012 12:22:15 PM PDT
Is it a spoof or what?!?! Sounds like Mel Brooks!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 11, 2012 5:26:03 PM PDT
Bill M. says:
No it's a modern novel that revives the old pulp style, even making characters out of real pulp writers like Lester Dent and L. Ron Hubbard. A really fun book.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2012 7:15:11 AM PDT
K, thanks for the info!!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2012 8:50:01 AM PDT
Simon P. says:
All the recent Ray Bradbury recollections got me nostalgic so I located a dog-eared copy of "The Martian Chronicles." His writing style was really superb, simple but very easy to identify as his own.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2012 5:53:12 PM PDT
Frank Haines says:
Totally agree with your description of RB's prose style.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 13, 2012 6:57:39 AM PDT
Got my advance tix for midnight screening of TDKR!!! I'll be first in line!
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