Bad Movie Logo
"A website to the detriment of good film"
Custom Search
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
August 29, 2015, 01:24:52 AM
553443 Posts in 42180 Topics by 5415 Members
Latest Member: KurtYud185 Forum  |  Other Topics  |  Entertainment  |  Reading anything? « previous next »
Pages: 1 ... 109 110 [111]
Author Topic: Reading anything?  (Read 179248 times)
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema

Karma: 152
Posts: 2126

« Reply #1650 on: July 23, 2015, 12:30:53 PM »

In the middle of:

Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life as a Ramone by Marky Ramone

On deck:

Underneath It All by Traci Lords

Check out my CD and Movie Reviews on HubPages:
Mostly Harmless. Mostly.
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema

Karma: 700
Posts: 3151

I want to be Ripley when I grow up.

« Reply #1651 on: July 23, 2015, 02:25:11 PM »

Just starting The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers (3rd ed.)  2007 by Christopher Vogler.  Fully aware that it is more or less the 'cliff notes' for Joseph Campbell's The Hero With a Thousand Faces - which I have already read.  Picked it up as something lighter and looking forward to the promised pop culture references.

Finishing Boris Yeltsin: From Bolshevik to Democrat (1991) by John Morrison.  Morrison was a Mid-Career Fellow of the Russian Research Center at Harvard University when he wrote this and his familiarity with the context really shows.  It has been interesting enough to keep me reading.  Interesting times.

Prior to that read Comes the Comrade (1950) by Alexandra Orme.  By turns comic, alarming and somewhat baffling account of the Soviet 'liberation' of Hungary toward the end of WWII.  She paints quite the picture of cultural differences.  What you can read between the lines is often astounding.  Have to assume it reflects the insanity of wartime life.

And prior to that read "Hammer of the Gods: The Led Zeppelin Saga" (1985) by Stephen Davis.  Davis expended a lot of energy admiring the group and presents them as a bunch of immature boys-next-door who were rich and famous before they grew up as well as being largely misunderstood.  Um...yeah right.  Starts off well enough but runs out of energy/changes tone and seems to rush to a finish so the last 50+ pages just weren't any fun any more.

Read the first two books of The Darksword Trilogy (Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman) before/during that.

"May I offer you a Peek Frean?" - Walter Bishop
"Thank you for appreciating my descent into deviant behavior, Mr. Reese." - Harold Finch
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema

Karma: 174
Posts: 3409

« Reply #1652 on: July 28, 2015, 04:04:51 PM »


Charlie Finch's
The laws of murder
8th in the Charlie Lenox series

Peter May's
The Lewis man
2nd in the Fin McLeod series
both a sequel and a prequel to the 1st in the series

Asa Larsson's
The 2nd deadly sin
an award winner

Stuart Neville's
The final silence

Laura Joh Rowland's
The iris fan
18th in the Sano Ichiro series
After 18 books and 20 years, the authoress is hanging up her pen, as this is her final one in the series

Christopher Fowler's
Bryant and May and the bleeding heart
11th in the Peculiar Crimes Unit series

Next time: a half dozen of the other
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema

Karma: 152
Posts: 2126

« Reply #1653 on: July 29, 2015, 07:42:12 AM »

Comic Wars: How Two Tycoons Battled Over the Marvel Comics Empire - and Both Lost! By Dan Raviv

Check out my CD and Movie Reviews on HubPages:
Archeologist, Theologian, Elder Scrolls Addict, and a
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema

Karma: 1508
Posts: 9072

A good bad movie is like popcorn for the soul!

« Reply #1654 on: August 01, 2015, 12:22:35 AM »


It's been 11 years since 94 year old President Ronald Reagan passed away.
A conservative icon, a beloved actor, a controversial figure, and a man at once amiable and approachable and utterly unknowable, President Reagan has not been the subject of many serious biographies yet.  But H.W. Brands, UT historian and one of America's finest biographers (his book on Theodore Roosevelt is a favorite of mine) tackles Reagan with honesty, scholarly credibility, and the keen prose and good humor that make his books such a pleasure to read.  He makes a number of comparisons between Reagan and Franklin Roosevelt, and ranks Reagan as the greatest President since Roosevelt.  This book was a great read for me, and I highly recommend it.  Reagan was the first President I ever voted for, and the 80's were the halcyon days of my youth. Reading this book was a trip down memory lane to a simpler America that I loved being a part of.  A must read for anyone who likes Presidential history.

"Carpe diem!" - Seize the day!  "Carpe per diem!" - Seize the daily living allowance! "Carpe carp!" - Seize the fish!
"Carpe Ngo Diem!" - Seize the South Vietnamese Dictator!
Rev. Powell
Global Moderator
B-Movie Kraken

Karma: 1933
Posts: 15566

Click on that globe for 366 Weird Movies

« Reply #1655 on: August 02, 2015, 12:27:48 PM »

"No Future for You: Salvos from 'The Baffler'" - slightly humorous political essays from the far left; so far more rhetoric than actual analysis

"The basic plot is that Donna Speir and Hope Marie Carlton, the two undercover DEA agent Playboy Playmates from the last movie, are still running around in jungle shorts, cowboy boots and spaghetti strap T-shirts, firing their machine guns at drug smugglers, Filipino communist guerrillas, and corrupt federal agents while their two friends, Lisa London and Miss May 1984 Patty Duffek, lounge around the pool a lot and talk on speaker phones that look like fax machines."-Joe Bob on SAVAGE BEACH
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema

Karma: 174
Posts: 3409

« Reply #1656 on: August 03, 2015, 07:18:22 PM »


C.B. McKenzie's
Bad country
1st novel
award winner

Jo Bannister's
Perfect sins

M.C. Beaton's
The blood of an Englishman :
an Agatha Raisin mystery
25th in the Agatha Raisin series

Lene Kaaberbol's
Doctor death
translated by Elisabeth Dyssey
in the Madeleine Karno series

Tess Gerritsen's
Rizzoli and Ioles :
Die again :
a novel
in the Rizzoli and Ioles series
Supposedly there's a TV series as well

Laura Lippman's
in the Tess Monaghan series

Next time: a retro look at Batman
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema

Karma: 174
Posts: 3409

« Reply #1657 on: August 09, 2015, 04:29:45 PM »


Jeff Parker's
Batman 66

A graphic novel based upon the old TV series.

v.1. 9 stories. 12 villains.

The Riddler (Frank Gorshin)
Catwoman (Julie Newmar)
The Penguin (Burgess Meredith)
Mr. Freeze (Otto Preminger)
Chandel (Liberace)
The Siren (Joan Collins)
The Joker (Cesar Romero)
Egghead (Vincent Price)
The Mad Hatter (David Wayne)
The Clock King (Walter Slezak)
The Sandman (Michael Rennie)
Catwoman (Eartha Kitt)

v.2. 10 stories. 10 villains

with . . .
The Bookworm (Roddy McDowell)
King Tut (Victor Buono)
Queen Olga (Anne Baxter)
Shame (Cliff Robertson)

and with the return of . . .
The Joker (Cesar Romero)
The Riddler (Frank Gorshin)
Mr. Freeze (Otto Preminger)

and in the manner of, but not on the TV show . . .
Harvey "2 Face" Dent
Zelda the Great

Next time: 6 of 1
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema

Karma: 174
Posts: 3409

« Reply #1658 on: August 18, 2015, 04:26:02 PM »

Ye-es!, but . . .? 6 of 1 to come next time.

I visit the local library, not only to get on a Pac, but . . .?! also to read the magazines available. These are not the only magazines I read, but . . .?! they are a selection of magazines I recently read one day at the local library.

--for the news of the future

Rolling Stone
--for the political news

--for the gossip

Parents Magazine
--for a laugh. for out of the mouths of babes . . .

The New Yorker
--for the cartoons

National Geographic
--for a look at the world beyond the U.S.

--for the business news

The Economist
--for the world news


Aviation Weekly
--for something different.

Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema

Karma: 152
Posts: 2126

« Reply #1659 on: August 25, 2015, 08:42:06 AM »

Just finished:
Anti-Rock: The Opposition to Rock N Roll by Linda Martin

Just started:
VJ: The Unplugged Adventures of MTV's First Wave by Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman, Alan Hunter and Martha Quinn

Check out my CD and Movie Reviews on HubPages:
Dark Alex
Bad Movie Lover

Karma: 16
Posts: 209

« Reply #1660 on: August 26, 2015, 03:50:43 AM »

Normally when I try to read classic novels I get disappointed by them (seriously, how many pages does Jules Vern spend just listing types of fish in 20,000 leagues under the sea, and the same for Herman Melville with whales in Moby Dick), so when I finally got around to reading a copy of Dracula I picked up a few years ago I was expecting to be let down. Got to say, so far its been a lot better than I thought it would be. Only a few chapters in though. Frankenstein is up next.

Having listened to your problems, I have decided I'd like to help you out. Which way did you come in?
Pages: 1 ... 109 110 [111] Forum  |  Other Topics  |  Entertainment  |  Reading anything? « previous next »
    Jump to:  

    RSS Feed Subscribe Subscribe by RSS
    Email Subscribe Subscribe by Email

    Popular Articles
    How To Find A Bad Movie

    The Champions of Justice

    Plan 9 from Outer Space

    Manos, The Hands of Fate

    Podcast: Todd the Convenience Store Clerk

    Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

    Dragonball: The Magic Begins

    Cool As Ice

    The Educational Archives: Driver's Ed

    Godzilla vs. Monster Zero

    Do you have a zombie plan?

    ImageThe Giant Claw - Slime drop

    Earth is visited by a GIANT ANTIMATTER SPACE BUZZARD! Gawk at the amazingly bad bird puppet, or chuckle over the silly dialog. This is one of the greatest b-movies ever made.

    Lesson Learned:
    • Osmosis: os·mo·sis (oz-mo'sis, os-) n., 1. When a bird eats something.

    Subscribe to and get updates by email:

    HOME B-Movie Reviews Reader Reviews Forum Interviews TV Shows Advertising Information Sideshows Links Contact is owned and operated by Andrew Borntreger. All original content is © 1998 - 2014 by its respective author(s). Image, video, and audio files are used in accordance with the Fair Use Law, and are property of the film copyright holders. You may freely link to any page (.html or .php) on this website, but reproduction in any other form must be authorized by the copyright holder.