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Re: what are you reading?

Post by Melvin Junko » Wed Apr 14, 2010 3:31 pm

Started with Del Toro's The Strain, only about 50 pages into it yet at the moment, so not much i happening yet. Looks like it will be a good one though.

On the to read pile are:

The Girl who kicked a hornets nest
Handling the undead
Spooky encounters (book on Hong Kong horror)

After that I'm gonna check some Wrath James White, as it was reccomended to me and what I heard sounded pretty intense.
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Re: what are you reading?

Post by zombegirl » Wed Apr 14, 2010 6:52 pm

I am currently reading 13 Bullets by David Wellington and The Walking Dead Compendium. Very enjoyable. :)

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Re: what are you reading?

Post by maxmum » Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:52 pm

I'm having a hard time reading at the moment, i just cant seem to settle down to read too much going on and buzzing around my head
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Re: what are you reading?

Post by sherbetbizarre » Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:49 am

Has anyone read the Carbon Diaries books?
By far the best book I found was actually a British book that came out over a year ago, but it’s remained merely a cult hit so far, so it still fits the “new and undiscovered” category. The sequel is about to be published here and I suspect that it’ll give this series the break it needs. The Carbon Diaries 2015 by Saci Lloyd is a far more realistic version of “The Day After Tomorrow” crossed with “Scott Pilgrim”. It follows a snarky16-year old trying to launch her punk band as she suffers through London’s first year of carbon rationing, brought on by the increasingly extreme weather that is destroying many cities. This has a very cinematic escalating structure and a real epic scope, nicely telescoped in this one girl’s dawning awareness of the problem. It all culminates in a harrowing flood that snaps all the elements together, including a surprisingly effective low-key romance.

I hear that the sequel, “The Carbon Diaries 2017”, which I want to get my hands on, will show the punk band getting more revolutionary, putting them in opposition to the reactionary anti-rationing forces that are turning to violence across the country. Any producer who feared that Laura was too much of an observer of the problem in the first book could synthesize the two and get enough active-protagonist material for a thrilling movie.

I think the main thing holding back the first book from crossing over so far is how British it is. For one thing, it’s about a 16-year old going through her first year of college, which just seem totally wrong to Americans. Would a movie need to be Americanized to give it a broader audience? I don’t see why not, but the trend now is definitely towards super-faithful adaptations, and I think it could work in the original setting too, though you’d probably want a smaller budget, just to be safe. This could work as a smaller film, too, because it’s a disaster story driven more by strong characters than spectacle.

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Re: what are you reading?

Post by xLeft For Deadx » Fri Apr 23, 2010 10:07 am

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Child of God - Cormac McCarthy
The English Civil Wars (1640-1660) - Blair Worden
Assassin's Apprentice - Robin Hobb
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Re: what are you reading?

Post by kitkat » Fri Apr 23, 2010 11:42 am

Found an old copy of Clive Barker's Weaveworld in a charity shop. I read this book back in the mid-nineties and had forgotten what a real masterpiece it is.

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Re: what are you reading?

Post by Maniacal » Thu May 06, 2010 12:44 pm

Anything Lovecraft at the minute.
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Re: what are you reading?

Post by krispyg » Tue May 25, 2010 5:30 am

Have got all 3 of the Millenium books, only just finished Dragon Tattoo though.
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Re: what are you reading?

Post by maxmum » Sun May 30, 2010 9:38 am

Currently reading Parasite Eve which I am glad I got around to its super.
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Re: what are you reading?

Post by Maniacal » Thu Jun 03, 2010 2:10 pm

Just picked up Clive Barkers Mister B. Gone, first 44 pages in and I'm loving it, brilliantly macabre and full of black humour.
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Re: what are you reading?

Post by Mr Bill » Thu Jun 03, 2010 4:44 pm

Finally finished Crossed by Garth Ennis.
This is an essential read for zombie/end of the world/pandemic fans, offering the most fearsome and disturbing pseudo-zombies I've seen anywhere- and I've seen most of them!
Easily knocks Blackgas into the shade.
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Re: what are you reading?

Post by maxmum » Sat Jun 05, 2010 10:19 am

Mr Bill wrote:Finally finished Crossed by Garth Ennis.
This is an essential read for zombie/end of the world/pandemic fans, offering the most fearsome and disturbing pseudo-zombies I've seen anywhere- and I've seen most of them!
Easily knocks Blackgas into the shade.
Ooooo... Ima gonna have a look for those.
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Re: what are you reading?

Post by maxmum » Sat Jun 05, 2010 10:20 am

Oh iits a comic :(

thought it was a book
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Re: what are you reading?

Post by zombegirl » Sat Jun 05, 2010 12:55 pm

While on the subject of comics, does anybody have any recommendations for Hack/Slash or the Eerie/Creepy volumes?

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Re: what are you reading?

Post by Mr Bill » Sat Jun 05, 2010 1:31 pm

maxmum wrote:Oh iits a comic :(

thought it was a book
Comics are books.
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