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    Quote Originally Posted by jerseydevil View Post
    Yup!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerseydevil View Post
    I can't wait. I won't get to it right away but hopefully soon. Having read his other two and his short story collection waiting on the kindle, I almost want to wait on getting it because I would hate to be out of books by him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LetTigerIn View Post
    Finally about to crack open John Dies at the End.
    Have you finished this yet? I just stumbled upon it and was wondering how it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingkrazy View Post
    Have you finished this yet? I just stumbled upon it and was wondering how it is.
    Finished it quickly. It's a fast read. Very entertaining but also very uneven. The overarching story is a bit muddled, and it has an episodic feel, which, it turns out, is to be expected, since it started as a series of articles, IIRC. Overall, I liked it a lot despite its flaws, enough to order the follow-up, though I haven't started reading that yet.

    BTW, I saw the movie prior to reading the book, and reading the book actually enhanced my enjoyment of the movie. I have a friend who read the book first, and he was disappointed by the movie. However, I suspect that even if I'd read the book first, I'd still have enjoyed both and may have liked the movie even more on first viewing.
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    Hollywood! Adapt This: George R.R. Martin’s WILD CARDS | Collider

    I champion this book series EVERY time they hint that someone is looking at the rights as a film/tv property. There is FINALLY a new book coming out and I can't be happier. Seriously, if you like superhero stories, short stories, great characters, etc. CHECK THESE BOOKS OUT!!!! Tachyon bitches!!!!!
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    $2 eBook Deal: Richard Kadrey’s ‘Sandman Slim’ | Geeks of Doom

    Good deal. The Sandman Slim series is pretty good. Just finished the 3rd and I think the new one is out in July.
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    Ok. I have been chided on my 'poetic waxing' when I love something ridiculously. Well, this here is gonna be a wax attack of the highest order. I will put this out there...BEST BOOK I HAVE DEVOURED IN A REALLLLLLLLLLLLY LONG TIME. Joe Hill. Heart-Shaped Box...nice. Horns...tight little number. YET, I always felt that, in trying to NOT sound like his pops, he came off stilted and held back. Like the engine was BEGGING to be let RAWK!!!!. Well...Nos4A2...****ING KILLS IT. It's Stephen King 2.0, and I mean that in the most complimentary way imaginable. This is like a prime King book...but with a difference. Papa King always had flawed heroes. But they were basically good folks who had quirks. Not Hill's characters. ****ed up damaged folks who, just once, want to find it in themselves to do the right thing. And he doesn't shy away like pops does. Bad stuff happens...not hinted at...and terrible folks do terrible things. Is this STAND type stuff? No. That and IT are probably the high water mark period. But it sure is Talisman good. Matter of fact, I was reminded of that book the most when I read this. ok, so does he stick the landing, or does he go all 'it was a giant space spider' at the end you ask. Glad to say, the ending is sad AND satisfying. Actually had tears in my eyes. Man, I had such a hard time putting this book down and I found myself thinking about it when I wasn't reading it. No drag in the middle...nice little Hershey Kisses to King's world(yeah...Derry)...a really nice 'turn it on it's ear' use of King's trick of foretelling a characters doom before it happens...so many things...

    I LOVE THIS BOOK and cannot recommend it highly enough. This is why you pick up a book...to be transported...immersed...and to come out of the shorter way tunnel(trust me, if you read it...you will get that) on the right side of things. Book of the Year without a doubt. BUY BUY BUY!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jerseydevil View Post


    Ok. I have been chided on my 'poetic waxing' when I love something ridiculously. Well, this here is gonna be a wax attack of the highest order. I will put this out there...BEST BOOK I HAVE DEVOURED IN A REALLLLLLLLLLLLY LONG TIME. Joe Hill. Heart-Shaped Box...nice. Horns...tight little number. YET, I always felt that, in trying to NOT sound like his pops, he came off stilted and held back. Like the engine was BEGGING to be let RAWK!!!!. Well...Nos4A2...****ING KILLS IT. It's Stephen King 2.0, and I mean that in the most complimentary way imaginable. This is like a prime King book...but with a difference. Papa King always had flawed heroes. But they were basically good folks who had quirks. Not Hill's characters. ****ed up damaged folks who, just once, want to find it in themselves to do the right thing. And he doesn't shy away like pops does. Bad stuff happens...not hinted at...and terrible folks do terrible things. Is this STAND type stuff? No. That and IT are probably the high water mark period. But it sure is Talisman good. Matter of fact, I was reminded of that book the most when I read this. ok, so does he stick the landing, or does he go all 'it was a giant space spider' at the end you ask. Glad to say, the ending is sad AND satisfying. Actually had tears in my eyes. Man, I had such a hard time putting this book down and I found myself thinking about it when I wasn't reading it. No drag in the middle...nice little Hershey Kisses to King's world(yeah...Derry)...a really nice 'turn it on it's ear' use of King's trick of foretelling a characters doom before it happens...so many things...

    I LOVE THIS BOOK and cannot recommend it highly enough. This is why you pick up a book...to be transported...immersed...and to come out of the shorter way tunnel(trust me, if you read it...you will get that) on the right side of things. Book of the Year without a doubt. BUY BUY BUY!!!!
    Sorry to hear that you didn't like it.

    Seriously, I was going to hold off on this because I have a few books waiting in the wings but your review may have pushed it to the front.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Liceroni View Post
    I've had that book for a while now and read about 20 pages. I just can't seem to motivate myself to continue reading....I'll get through it sometime....
    And it's pending to someone else, it would be 45 if they back out.

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    Christ...you read a book, that forces you to MAKE time for it(Nos4A2) and you don't have another lined up...and you find yourself actually working at work, instead of filling time to justify sitting yer ass down with a good book. Gotta get this sorted out sharpish. Trying to read Robert R. McCammon's THE FIVE, so far it ain't grabbing me.
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