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I'm the baddest man alive and I don't plan to die...
51 years old
November 12, 1969
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  1. In Topic: Reading at t'moment?

    19 July 2021 - 09:27 PM

    Currently reading Woodward & Bernstein's All The President's Men. I know what they actually looked like at the time - because my copy of the book actually has a contemporary picture of the pair of them on the front cover - but I still can stop myself imagining them as Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman as I read.
  2. In Topic: The Book I bought today is...

    22 April 2021 - 11:52 AM

    View PostMaark Abbott, on 20 April 2021 - 11:54 AM, said:

    View PostAbyss, on 04 March 2021 - 06:59 PM, said:

    Something called THE PATERNUS TRILOGY...
    Reco'd by an another author I follow, all 3 books were one audible credit, 60ish hours.


    Dyrk is a good'un. I am wondering what he's doing with that storage container though... Nefarious Cabal stuff perhaps?

    I got those cheap on ebook. Interesting ideas, the writing is okay enough. Reminds me a (very) little of The Library At Mount Char, but not as well written, and nowhere near as grim.
  3. In Topic: Reading at t'moment?

    06 April 2021 - 09:50 PM

    Thin Air was okay. It felt somewhat like Morgan-by-the-numbers to me, lacking the in-your-face, angry kick of most of his earlier books - especially something like Black Man (which gained the title Thirteen in North America, and then elsewhere... for reasons). I'll be interested to see if he can get that back in the sequel. Although reading the blurb for it, I'm not at all confident he will, as it seems like more of the same. Maybe he just got older, and is less of the angry young man he once was.

    I do find his Rowling-like stance on trans issues somewhat perplexing, especially given his unabashed railing about structural societal injustices in the past.
  4. In Topic: Reading at t'moment?

    01 April 2021 - 09:41 AM

    I read Lethem's The Fortress of Solitude many years back. It's a love letter to comic book reading, among other things. Lit fic writers have always liked to dabble in genre fiction, to one degree of success or another (do not read Paul Theroux's O-Zone, it's very bad), but many of the generations of lit fic writers that started writing from the 90s onward have been more steeped in what we might call Nerd Culture, and it shows. Lethem wrote a limited series of the comic Omega the Unknown for Marvel in 2007, which is pretty wild.
  5. In Topic: The Comics Thread!

    17 February 2021 - 11:17 PM

    The Amazon fairy brought me The Metabarons: Second Cycle today. So 300+ more pages of mindblowingly hilarious Jodorowsky-flavoured insanity is on the cards for me. On that topic, I was unaware until a few days ago that Juan Gimenez, the artist on the first Metabarons sequence, died last year.



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    12 Nov 2020 - 08:42
    happy birthday again, some cheer in this blerg year
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    11 Nov 2019 - 19:41
    and again
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    11 Nov 2016 - 16:06
    Happy birthday you old bastard :)
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    17 Jan 2014 - 06:30
    I wrote "linguistically" even though it's technically only about language not vocabulary because I couldn't find a way to use "lexicon" with so few characters available. Good thing I don't use Twatter then.
    Maybe "palaver", "cant" (there's a word the Yanks have ruined) or "glossary" ... ? Nope. :P
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    07 Feb 2011 - 06:22
    The BBC link to Infinite Jest talk seems to be down already. I am in the US though. Does it still work for you?
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    31 May 2010 - 09:44
    Heya SM,
    At least you don't kill threads :P
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    stone monkey 

    30 Apr 2010 - 23:52
    I guess no one wants to speak to me... I feel so alone :(
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