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I've just started reading the Shining, after hearing it explains some parts of the film that are a bit hazy (the scene near the end with the two guys in the bedroom, one with a bear costume on...)
Whilst I haven't got to any of the scary moments, I've been quite disapointed. King isn't as good an author as I can remember.
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I read it when I was your age, and I was shit scared.

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Redundant Retard";p="922511 wrote:Well. What have you read?

The Call of Cthulhu is a must. There is also a decent filmatic adaption made in 2006 or so. A silent film in black and white, very good.

The dreams in the witch house is also very good. And there is also a very good film based on this short story. One of the best filmatic adaptions in my opinion.

Pickman's model. Very spooky.

The statement of Randolph Carter. Good one.

The Dunwich horror. Another one of his best works.

These are classics, but there are some lesser known works who are great too. I like most of his work, but there are a few exceptions.


Mountains was my first. Thanks for the recommendations. I recently picked up an 'American Supernatural Tales" collection that includes The Call of Cthulhu, so I'll be reading that next. I'll need to track down the movies after that.
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You're welcome. I've read all his works, although most of them a long time ago, so just ask if there's anything else you want answers to.

Most of the good movies are on Demonoid.

Also, good adaptions are:

The Call of Cthulu (as mentioned)
The music of Eric Zann
Dreams in wictch house

All others I've seen (looked up at imdb) are crap!
Re-animator for example sucks big time, but that story isn't among Lovecraft's best to begin with.
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I just read the Turbonegro bio. Nice.
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Ok, finally finished Cistern Tawdry. I need a second opinion on this, fo reals. Let's just say I'm glad I could understand the plot, cos a whole lot of the writing itself is impenetrable. The stylistic stuff I got was pretty great and very fun to read at points, but some of it was just so lacking in any cohesion or sense (to myself at least) that I don't know whether I just 'didn't get it' or he was intentionally writing it so 3 people in the world would be in on the joke. Reverse, step up and read this shit. I need you to tell me what my opinion is!

Also, half way through Snow White (barthelme). This is a lot of fucking fun.

Also, a few chapters into Falling Man (delillo). It's ok, but the story is gonna have to get a lot more interesting 'cos I don't think I can be fucked reading a whole book just about 'how new yorkers felt after 9/11'. Boo fucking hoo.
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Mobiesque";p="925056 wrote:Also, half way through Snow White (barthelme). This is a lot of fucking fun.


Is there too much blague in the narration? ( ) Not enough blague? ( )

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joke, kid, jest or trick? (I had to ask mother for definitions, my french only extends to 'cocksucker')

...Uh, just enough? After this fucking Gerdes book it just feels like an enjoyable, albeit clever little tale. I may have missed some of the joy having previously been focused on wordplays so obfuscatory that they involve grabbing a multilingual dictionary and keeping wikipedia on hand for information on the style of Russian Futurist 'zuam' poets of the 1920s. :|

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Has anybody read The DaVinci Code?
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Yeah. Sure we have.

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judasmuppet";p="925122 wrote:Has anybody read The DaVinci Code?


I did. I thought it was good. But I fell asleep during the film.
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I fall asleep during all Ron Howard films. Why do people like him?
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Because he did a great job narrating Arrested Development.
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Well, there is that, but I was referring to films he's directed. I probably should have specified that.
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Nah, I know thats what you meant, and I agree. I hate everything he's done, except his work on A.D.

He should have gone with Homer's movie idea.
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Mobiesque";p="925117 wrote:joke, kid, jest or trick? (I had to ask mother for definitions, my french only extends to 'cocksucker')

...Uh, just enough?


you did finish the first part of Snow White, didn't you?
I was citing one of my fave parts of the book.

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Something tells me I zoned out. I'll have to go back.
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I just got Skin and Other Stories, by Roald Dahl. It has a few short stories that aren't in the big collection I already have.
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Mobiesque";p="925388 wrote:Something tells me I zoned out. I'll have to go back.


Dude!
You do remember the quiz, right?
there's a quiz at the end of the first part!

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Miss Yvonne";p="925391 wrote:I just got Skin and Other Stories, by Roald Dahl. It has a few short stories that aren't in the big collection I already have.


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His father was from Norway, but I belive Roald was born and lived most of his life in the UK. My elementary school teacher taught me that.

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Roald is awesome!
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He was Welsh. And the best children's author ever.
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Well, he was Welsh, that's true. But both his parents were Norwegian. So we still like to think of him as at least partly "ours". :)
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We renamed a place in Cardiff so it reflected "his Norwegian roots". :roll:
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