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[rheis] Sunday, August 24, 2008 7:35:02 AM 
I've just started reading "Defenders of the Faith - The Judas Priest Story" by Neil Daniels. Absolutely fascinating!
[Palmer Griffiths] Saturday, August 09, 2008 10:11:10 PM 

I don't know if anyone here is actually into the fantasy genre of literature but I will Recommend any of Michael Moorcock's books about Elric. Elric of Melnibone/The Fortress of The Pearl/Weird of The White Wolf/Sailor on the seas of fate/The Dream Theifs Daughter etc. Actually I heard Universal Pictures have the Rights and are supposed to make a motion picture for it. There's been talk about it for a while now. Blue Oyster Cult along with Lemmy's old Band Hawkwind did songs about Micheal Moorcock's character Elric. Anyhow folks if you can than check the books out it's not typical Swords and sorcerrey at all. They're some of my Favourites anyway.

[joedraper] Tuesday, August 05, 2008 10:59:43 AM 
I've been a busy little reader this month... I should've concentrated on more writing but I was feeling decidedly uninspired so I got lost in the works of others instead. I'm not too sure if I'm feeling 'inspired' enough to write yet but I at least feel more informed. Considering I screwed up a pretty important publishing date, I guess I can at least take solace in the fact that I did something literary in the last month. Here goes:

The Adoring Audience by Lisa A. Lewis: Either "they" got "us" all wrong or I got very offended by "them" but I did not like the way that these academics summed us up. I was totall offended by the way that they seemed to represent the idea that all fans (but especially those of rock/metal music) are raving sociopaths likely to hunt down their idols and kill them in order to obtain their own fame. The contributers to this book seemed to take delight in separating "them" the sane normal upstanding citizens from "us" the drug crazed uneducated dreamers. Also, I found it very insulting that at the end of the book, the only fan letters that they published in the book were the ones written by the real insane fans ie; the letters from fans who hear voices in their heads telling them to destroy all their idols records etc. One letter in particular from a psychotic fan of Kate Bush who had ingested 200 asprin tablets and was lying in hospital dying from kidney failure as a result and blaming Kate Bush?  Oh well, I guess some may find this book to be an acurate depiction of fans but I certainly do not.

Extreme by Sharon Osbourne: I needed to read this as I found it lighter and less offensive than the first book. I love the way Sharon writes as if she is sitting across a table from you sharing her life story as if you were having a cup of tea together. I think I enjoyed her first book more but this was because this book dealt with her father issues so maybe it touched on a sensitive note for me. Who ever ghost wrote this book for Sharon is an excellent ghost writer.

The Alchemist -  Paulo Coelho: Any book by this author is a treat and inspiration. I loved the simplicity of this book as well as it's effective advice on life. One thing that stood out was the boys innocence and determination to 'seek his treasure'. I am surprised at myself for taking so many years to pick up this book. It has been on my bookshelf for years and I wish that I read it when I first got it.
[guidogodoy] Tuesday, August 05, 2008 12:53:29 AM 
The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil - George Saunders. Wonderful. First modern book I have read in 20 years.
[Starbreaker287] Monday, August 04, 2008 11:39:37 AM 
The Heroin Diaries and The Dirt
[rheis] Wednesday, July 23, 2008 10:02:20 AM 

I've usually got a few books on the go at once cos I'm a slow reader and impatient so I jump from one to another!

At the moment these include "Heavy Metal Painkillers" (Popoff) and "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" (Pirsig.)

[Bev] Thursday, July 03, 2008 7:19:41 AM 
Done with "Eternity"
Now, if someone will nominate me, I think I'd be a good candidate for the Incarnation of Go(o)d 
[joedraper] Sunday, June 22, 2008 7:24:01 AM 
A Million Little Pieces by James Frey

Yes, this book was embellished, dressed up to sensationalize some otherwise boring events in a rehab, but if you can get over that, it's not a bad read at all. James is very descriptive, imaginative and has an eye for detail. I think he has a lot of promise as a writer and just needs to master the art of punctuation.. would be nice if he could do that.
[Jpz #1 fan] Thursday, June 19, 2008 9:51:07 PM 
Im reading the book a collection  of stories of Edgar Allan Poe..really good stuff...

we had to analyse some of his work for English this semester and i didnt return it cause i still wanna read his stories
[Little Indian Angel] Tuesday, June 17, 2008 11:09:59 PM 
Ohhhh No they didn't I'm almost out of Chapter 8 now Really good book!
[Palmer Griffiths] Tuesday, June 17, 2008 10:59:34 PM 
All Quiet On The Western Front by Eric Maria Remarque
Edited at: Tuesday, June 17, 2008 11:00:54 PM
[joedraper] Tuesday, June 17, 2008 6:51:46 AM 
Shark Trouble by Peter Benchley (yes, he of "Jaws" fame)

This book is very well written but again I find that the author has a need for jargon and words that are way too complicated for what he was trying to portray in this book. I do agree with the critics though who suggest that anyone who is potentially ever going to venture into the sea again must read this book first. Peter obviously had huge love and respect for the ocean and all of her beloved mysteries.  I find though when he gets into story telling mode, he's far less complicated than when he's writing non fiction.  All in all, a good writer with vast knowledge about the topic that he chose to devote his writing talents to. R.I.P. Mr Benchley and I hope you're having the time of your life in that big ocean in the sky.
[_strat_] Friday, June 13, 2008 6:45:24 AM 
Thats a good one. Did they get to the Mountain yet?
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[Little Indian Angel] Thursday, June 12, 2008 9:36:02 PM 
I'm in chapter 7 of the Hobbit Hahaha!
[guidogodoy] Tuesday, June 10, 2008 11:30:00 AM 
Yup. Wearing a Red Wings championship shirt as I type! LOL!!

Ok, procrastinated enough. Off I go (groan....) CYA soon.
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[156555464] Tuesday, June 10, 2008 11:26:55 AM 
A collection of short stories from the Readers Digest!  I know lame. I found it at a flee market, published in 1962! I like finding old stuff like that.
[Vaillant 3.0] Tuesday, June 10, 2008 11:22:21 AM 
You're in Detroit right now?? HA!!! Good luck on the way back to TN!!
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[guidogodoy] Tuesday, June 10, 2008 11:19:37 AM 
¡Jaa!  Just trying to help....
(ok, I am i Detroit and out the door back to TN. LOOOONG drive. Just stopping in to say "hey" - wish me luck in the drive back).
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[Vaillant 3.0] Tuesday, June 10, 2008 11:13:30 AM 
Aww, crap...
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[guidogodoy] Tuesday, June 10, 2008 11:11:19 AM 
(but you spelled Márquez wrong. An accent where you put it would be redundant. LOL!!)
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