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Re: The Book Lodge - Drive Thru Open 24 Hours
« Reply #345 on: August 18, 2022, 12:21:55 AM »
@PolkaDot

I agree! I am currently exploiting the "effect" via a tri-pronged attack, i.e. three interconnected novellas.

That should get "it" out of my system (or myself out of the glitched system.***)


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Re: The Book Lodge - Drive Thru Open 24 Hours
« Reply #346 on: August 21, 2022, 03:05:26 PM »
I'd like to be re-reading The Death Ship by B. Traven.  1934 - Alfred A. Knopf, but sadly, I'm kind of logjammed (or bookjammed) with other books that I've lined up to read.  But back to The Death Ship.  Anyone who has worked a job requiring hard labor, or who likes stories about tramp steamer ships, will feel a kinship with this book.  It starts off with the principle character, an American seaman named Gales, visiting a prostitute in Antwerp.  He wakes up only to find that the lady had abandoned him, along with his wallet and passport.  Worse yet, he heads down to dockside only to find that his vessel had sailed away.  There follows a very interesting tale of a man without a country.  When things begin to look somewhat bleak, he is offered a spot on the Yorikke, a rather decrepit ship that is used primarily for smuggling ammunition from here to there.  The work as a disposer of ash from the boilers is backbreaking at first, but Gales toughens up and, with his new found friend Stanislav, experiences some rather grim and not so grim adventures aboard the Yorikke and beyond, as the book nears its conclusion.  Traven was a rather mysterious author and not a whole heck of a lot is known about him.  He was also the author of The Treasure of the Sierra Madre.

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Re: The Book Lodge - Drive Thru Open 24 Hours
« Reply #347 on: August 21, 2022, 03:42:08 PM »
...  He was also the author of The Treasure of the Sierra Madre.

"All right," Curtin shouted back. "If you are the police, where are your badges? Let's see them."

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« Reply #348 on: August 21, 2022, 03:46:20 PM »
"All right," Curtin shouted back. "If you are the police, where are your badges? Let's see them."

"Badges?  We don't need no stinkin' badges!"

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Re: The Book Lodge - Drive Thru Open 24 Hours
« Reply #349 on: August 26, 2022, 08:13:52 AM »
@PolkaDot

I agree! I am currently exploiting the "effect" via a tri-pronged attack, i.e. three interconnected novellas.

That should get "it" out of my system (or myself out of the glitched system.***)


*** I amuse myself here.

Your spaghetti looks terrible, Cam.  :(
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Re: The Book Lodge - Drive Thru Open 24 Hours
« Reply #350 on: September 02, 2022, 09:32:42 PM »
Your spaghetti looks terrible, Cam.  :(

A good food stylist is hard to find.

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« Reply #351 on: September 09, 2022, 12:37:16 AM »
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Re: The Book Lodge - Drive Thru Open 24 Hours
« Reply #352 on: September 17, 2022, 03:29:02 AM »
You might find it harder to amuse yourself outside of the system. Many do.

Not a problem.

I am addicted to going cold turkey, mannnnnnn.

Be it from the Matrix or the Black Iron Prison or black tar heroin or British Dan Dare Mekon comics.


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Re: The Book Lodge - Drive Thru Open 24 Hours
« Reply #353 on: October 12, 2022, 11:40:49 AM »
@Camazotz Automat reading Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray now, only in chapter 3 but so far this is terrific.  The writing alone is like chocolate for the brain.

Never read it before, haven't seen the movies, so all new and fresh.

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« Reply #354 on: October 12, 2022, 05:35:48 PM »
@Camazotz Automat reading Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray now, only in chapter 3 but so far this is terrific.  The writing alone is like chocolate for the brain.

Never read it before, haven't seen the movies, so all new and fresh.
I've read it twice. Absolutely love it! I hate all the based on movies though. Leave well enough alone. Fuck Sakes!
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« Reply #355 on: November 22, 2022, 09:29:50 AM »
@Camazotz Automat reading Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray now, only in chapter 3 but so far this is terrific.  The writing alone is like chocolate for the brain.

Never read it before, haven't seen the movies, so all new and fresh.

@PB

It's been a long time since I read it.  I will put it on the repeat list.

I agree with  KSM, the visual adaptations are sorely lacking.

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Re: The Book Lodge - Drive Thru Open 24 Hours
« Reply #356 on: November 22, 2022, 11:01:19 AM »
@PB

It's been a long time since I read it.  I will put it on the repeat list.

I agree with  KSM, the visual adaptations are sorely lacking.

I ended up watching the 1945 film, and would recommend it.

I'm not really much into movies, and don't know a lot of the actors and actresses, but the names I recognized in this movie were Angela Lansbury, Peter Lawford, and Donna Reed.  It was nominated for 3 Academy Awards and won one of them.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Picture_of_Dorian_Gray_%281945_film%29#Cast

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Re: The Book Lodge - Drive Thru Open 24 Hours
« Reply #357 on: November 22, 2022, 11:48:28 AM »

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Re: The Book Lodge - Drive Thru Open 24 Hours
« Reply #358 on: November 22, 2022, 12:53:51 PM »
31 hours but worth it.


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Re: The Book Lodge - Drive Thru Open 24 Hours
« Reply #359 on: November 24, 2022, 09:46:36 PM »
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