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Title: The Book Lodge - Drive Thru Open 24 Hours
Post by: Camazotz Automat on March 26, 2021, 11:42:46 PM
Read any good books lately? Ever?

Welcome to The Book Lodge, you felonious bookworm, you.

Drive right up. Drop your thoughts into the slot.

Recently read -  first book in 2021:

1.) THIS PERFECT DAY (1970)

by Ira Levin

This dystopian gem  was published after ROSEMARY'S BABY and  before THE STEPFORD WIVES.

In 1969 - Levin writing about enormous subterranean super conducting computers controlling our future  world.

Recommended
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Post by: anniem on March 27, 2021, 10:31:02 AM
Currently The Devil in the White City.
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Post by: THRUST MEATNOZZLE on March 27, 2021, 11:15:20 AM
Most recent..

Evil Archaeology:
Demons, Possessions, and Sinister Relics


The cover of the book features nonother than Pazuzu, the demon from The Exorcist who possesses 12 yr old Regan. A real live demon that existed long before the book, and movie. Pazuzu and the story of kicks the book off in a rather rousing way and then branches out from there.

**** of 5

PS: The second book I ever read WAS The Exorcist at the age of 13. First was most likely a Curious George adventure :o  If only Pazuzu would've possessed George and saved me the graphic William Peter Blatty read.

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Post by: juan on March 27, 2021, 11:28:45 AM
I've just discovered Lee Child's Jack Reacher series.  I think Reacher is trying to be the new Kirk - hitting everything.
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Post by: anniem on March 27, 2021, 11:59:54 AM
Most recent..

Evil Archaeology:
Demons, Possessions, and Sinister Relics


The cover of the book features nonother than Pazuzu, the demon from The Exorcist who possesses 12 yr old Regan. A real live demon that existed long before the book, and movie. Pazuzu and the story of kicks the book off in a rather rousing way and then branches out from there.

**** of 5

PS: The second book I ever read WAS The Exorcist at the age of 13. First was most likely a Curious George adventure :o  If only Pazuzu would've possessed George and saved me the graphic William Peter Blatty read.

Your book looks interesting.
I was too young to see the Exorcist at the theater. My mother forbade it. She did not, however, restrict my visits to the library in any way so I read it around the same age you did, @KSM. YES IT WAS A LOOPHOLE AND I TOOK IT! I also read Jaws. We lived half a block from the town library and I went there and got stacks of books frequently.
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Post by: Bart Ell on March 27, 2021, 04:46:10 PM
Most recent..

Evil Archaeology:
Demons, Possessions, and Sinister Relics


The cover of the book features nonother than Pazuzu, the demon from The Exorcist who possesses 12 yr old Regan. A real live demon that existed long before the book, and movie. Pazuzu and the story of kicks the book off in a rather rousing way and then branches out from there.

**** of 5

PS: The second book I ever read WAS The Exorcist at the age of 13. First was most likely a Curious George adventure :o  If only Pazuzu would've possessed George and saved me the graphic William Peter Blatty read.

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The Bart Ell Dr Heather Lynn book giveaway effect!
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Post by: THRUST MEATNOZZLE on March 27, 2021, 05:11:25 PM
The Bart Ell Dr Heather Lynn book giveaway effect!
I won no such contest. Unless the Barnes & Noble price was the buy in.  ?   uh oh

Your book looks interesting.
I was too young to see the Exorcist at the theater. My mother forbade it. She did not, however, restrict my visits to the library in any way so I read it around the same age you did, @KSM. YES IT WAS A LOOPHOLE AND I TOOK IT! I also read Jews. We lived half a block from the town library and I went there and got stacks of books frequently.

@anniem  Um , is that a typo or an actual book? Seems a tad abrasive if you ask me.
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Post by: Rikki Gins on March 27, 2021, 05:53:42 PM
I read the novel Jaws years ago and man-o-man what a difference between it and the movie.  Let's see if I can remember the differences.

1.  After Chief Brody hires the shark expert Hooper to study the shark, Mrs. Brody, who is dissatisfied with her life, takes the sharkologist to a local motel and does the nasty with him.

2.  After fisherman Quint is hired to kill the shark, he, Chief Brody and shark expert Hooper make multiple trips out into the sea to get the shark.  (In the movie, they just make one long trip in search of the shark.)

3.  After they find the shark, Hooper goes down in his shark tank and the shark proceeds to rip the cage open and then it eats Hooper.  (Of course, he survived in the movie.)

4.  When the shark causes the boat to begin to sink, Quint manages to harpoon it a number of times, but then his foot gets caught in the rope and when the shark dives into the deep, Quint is taken with him and drowns.

5.  In the movie, Chief Brody was able to get the shark to explode, but in the book, the shark flopped its way up the sinking boat, eager to get a bellyful of the chief, but sadly (sad because I was rooting for the shark) it died from the effects of Quint's harpoon strikes, and Brody was able to paddle his way back to shore.

6.  I imagine there are more differences that I can't remember.  My god, I read that book back in 1975, not too long after the movie came out.
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Post by: anniem on March 27, 2021, 09:50:32 PM
I read the novel Jaws years ago and man-o-man what a difference between it and the movie.  Let's see if I can remember the differences.

1.  After Chief Brody hires the shark expert Hooper to study the shark, Mrs. Brody, who is dissatisfied with her life, takes the sharkologist to a local motel and does the nasty with him.

2.  After fisherman Quint is hired to kill the shark, he, Chief Brody and shark expert Hooper make multiple trips out into the sea to get the shark.  (In the movie, they just make one long trip in search of the shark.)

3.  After they find the shark, Hooper goes down in his shark tank and the shark proceeds to rip the cage open and then it eats Hooper.  (Of course, he survived in the movie.)

4.  When the shark causes the boat to begin to sink, Quint manages to harpoon it a number of times, but then his foot gets caught in the rope and when the shark dives into the deep, Quint is taken with him and drowns.

5.  In the movie, Chief Brody was able to get the shark to explode, but in the book, the shark flopped its way up the sinking boat, eager to get a bellyful of the chief, but sadly (sad because I was rooting for the shark) it died from the effects of Quint's harpoon strikes, and Brody was able to paddle his way back to shore.

6.  I imagine there are more differences that I can't remember.  My god, I read that book back in 1975, not too long after the movie came out.

RIGHT I REMEMBER THEM ALL.
Movies are never quite as good are they? Certainly when the best dramatic bits are changed.
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Post by: anniem on March 27, 2021, 09:50:58 PM
I won no such contest. Unless the Barnes & Noble price was the buy in.  ?   uh oh

@anniem  Um , is that a typo or an actual book? Seems a tad abrasive if you ask me.

Terrible, such a typo!
 ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: Camazotz Automat on March 27, 2021, 11:50:32 PM
Most recent..

Evil Archaeology:
Demons, Possessions, and Sinister Relics


The cover of the book features nonother than Pazuzu, the demon from The Exorcist who possesses 12 yr old Regan. A real live demon that existed long before the book, and movie. Pazuzu and the story of kicks the book off in a rather rousing way and then branches out from there.

**** of 5

PS: The second book I ever read WAS The Exorcist at the age of 13. First was most likely a Curious George adventure :o  If only Pazuzu would've possessed George and saved me the graphic William Peter Blatty read.

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One of my favorite shirts:

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Post by: THRUST MEATNOZZLE on March 28, 2021, 12:05:03 AM
One of my favorite shirts:

Very nice. I want: The power of Christ compels he.

One of my favorite shirts:
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Post by: PolkaDot on March 31, 2021, 03:58:14 PM
Currently The Devil in the White City.
Oh nice, you grabbed it @Annie ! What do you think so far?
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Post by: PolkaDot on March 31, 2021, 03:59:03 PM
Very nice. I want: The power of Christ compels he.

One of my favorite shirts:
Saying that he can sing is a stretch.
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Post by: PolkaDot on March 31, 2021, 04:01:55 PM
I've read this book several times and always enjoy it. It's an oldy but a goody.

The Pillars of the Earth, Ken Follett
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Post by: THRUST MEATNOZZLE on March 31, 2021, 04:05:12 PM
Saying that he can sing is a stretch.
..just disgusting.

I've read this book several times and always enjoy it. It's an oldy but a goody.

The Pillars of the Earth, Ken Follett
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Trying to convince others you can read. Please  ::)
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Post by: PolkaDot on March 31, 2021, 04:11:44 PM
Your book looks interesting.
I was too young to see the Exorcist at the theater. My mother forbade it. She did not, however, restrict my visits to the library in any way so I read it around the same age you did, @KSM. YES IT WAS A LOOPHOLE AND I TOOK IT! I also read Jaws. We lived half a block from the town library and I went there and got stacks of books frequently.

If you enjoyed the book there's an interesting podcast about the boy that was the actual child/experiences The Exorcist was based on @KSM @Annie .https://www.americanhauntingspodcast.com/pods/haunted-st-louis-episode-16-the-st-louis-exorcism-pt-1 (https://www.americanhauntingspodcast.com/pods/haunted-st-louis-episode-16-the-st-louis-exorcism-pt-1)
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Post by: PolkaDot on March 31, 2021, 04:14:05 PM
..just disgusting.
Trying to convince others you can read. Please  ::)
You're really working for those -1 aren't you?
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Post by: anniem on March 31, 2021, 07:16:32 PM
Oh nice, you grabbed it @Annie ! What do you think so far?

Just now getting to his doings. So far, good, I like it.
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Post by: Camazotz Automat on March 31, 2021, 09:25:01 PM
Just finished reading my  second book of 2021. Plans to read a book a week have gone horribly awry. This novel is a quick and absorbing story. King can sometimes be the king of digression, but not in this burning flipper. I started rationing pages read at one sitting because I wanted it to last. That's high praise in my book ... about his book.


2.) LATER (2021)
by Stephen King

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Post by: anniem on March 31, 2021, 10:10:22 PM
Just finished reading my  second book of 2021. Plans to read a book a week have gone horribly awry. This novel is a quick and absorbing story. King can sometimes be the king of digression, but not in this burning flipper. I started rationing pages read at one sitting because I wanted it to last. That's high praise in my book ... about his book.


2.) LATER (2021)
by Stephen King

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I did not know of this book. It will be next.
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Post by: Camazotz Automat on March 31, 2021, 10:46:54 PM
I did not know of this book. It will be next.

 :)
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Post by: THRUST MEATNOZZLE on March 31, 2021, 11:08:18 PM
Just finished reading my  second book of 2021. Plans to read a book a week have gone horribly awry. This novel is a quick and absorbing story. King can sometimes be the king of digression, but not in this burning flipper. I started rationing pages read at one sitting because I wanted it to last. That's high praise in my book ... about his book.


2.) LATER (2021)
by Stephen King

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I've read the cover. Think I'll read the book.

Illustrated chicks are so fucking hot! Especially on illustrated cars!

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Post by: juan on April 01, 2021, 04:38:01 AM
That looks like the cover on a 1950s-60s John D. MacDonald novel.
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Post by: anniem on April 01, 2021, 07:48:30 AM
I've read the cover. Think I'll read the book.

Illustrated chicks are so fucking hot! Especially on illustrated cars!

Here's another. Frowny faces so you know how serious things are, but no car.

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Post by: PolkaDot on April 01, 2021, 09:24:39 AM
Here's another. Frowny faces so you know how serious things are, but no car.

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It seems Later is very pro-cleavage.  8)
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Post by: Camazotz Automat on April 01, 2021, 09:28:33 AM
I've read the cover. Think I'll read the book.

Illustrated chicks are so fucking hot! Especially on illustrated cars!

👍

In case you have not run across this yet, KSM, this is the illustrated thumbnail index page for Hard Case Crime's book catalog, listed in newest to oldest, in descending order. The femme fatale archetype is prevalent!

A multitude of attractive women in that John D. McDonald  / classic pulp style Juan referenced. Some of these covers just slap the hell out of me.  All the covers are original artwork with the publication of the HCC book, though some might appear to be reprinted vintage.

http://hardcasecrime.com/books_bios.cgi (http://hardcasecrime.com/books_bios.cgi)
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Post by: Camazotz Automat on April 01, 2021, 11:13:39 AM
Heavens to Betsy!

I misspelled John D. MacDonald's name as McDonald.

Damn it.

You were no mere facilitator of burgers, John.

I regret the error.  :(
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Post by: THRUST MEATNOZZLE on April 01, 2021, 02:56:39 PM
👍

In case you have not run across this yet, KSM, this is the illustrated thumbnail index page for Hard Case Crime's book catalog, listed in newest to oldest, in descending order. The femme fatale archetype is prevalent!

A multitude of attractive women in that John D. McDonald  / classic pulp style Juan referenced. Some of these covers just slap the hell out of me.  All the covers are original artwork with the publication of the HCC book, though some might appear to be reprinted vintage.

http://hardcasecrime.com/books_bios.cgi (http://hardcasecrime.com/books_bios.cgi)

Appreciate the link. And the info!

OOohh  I see, Killer Come Back To Me  :)   I like that place! Gonna get my browse on!
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Post by: Camazotz Automat on April 02, 2021, 10:35:05 PM
Currently reading

3.) THE POPE OF PALM BEACH (2018)

by Tim Dorsey

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Post by: Camazotz Automat on April 02, 2021, 11:03:49 PM
Appreciate the link. And the info!

OOohh  I see, Killer Come Back To Me  :)   I like that place! Gonna get my browse on!

You're welcome.

Every time I turn around, HCC is publishing something cool. The Ray Bradbury collection you cited is a perfect example.  And Brian fucking DePalma wrote a book with Susan Lehman? What the hell? Another King book that is not your typical King? Wait, you found an unpublished novel by a deceased master pulp writer and it's coming out when? You even hooked up with that scary writing machine chick Joyce Carol Oates?

And so it goes.

It's always happy time when I check their site. 

Like everyone else, I can get wrapped up too much into tech.

I find it beneficial to always retain analog tethers. Hard Case Crime - with the retro art, wide author base, keen editing, and just their overall approach - contribute to some much needed goddamn grounding.

I'm not a number! I'm a free man!  etc
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Post by: juan on April 03, 2021, 03:25:08 AM
I visited a thrift store a little while back and found 15 John D. MacDonald books that were not Travis McGee.  All have those kinds of covers.  He reminds me of Kerouac a bit.  Perhaps because they were both drunk much of the time.
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Post by: Camazotz Automat on April 06, 2021, 10:35:41 AM
4.) WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING (2018)

by Delia Owens

Decided to see what all the hype was about.

Hype warranted.

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Post by: Camazotz Automat on April 06, 2021, 12:04:20 PM
I visited a thrift store a little while back and found 15 John D. MacDonald books that were not Travis McGee.  All have those kinds of covers.  He reminds me of Kerouac a bit.  Perhaps because they were both drunk much of the time.

I'm working on this idea for SHARK TANK:

An IBM SELECTRIC styled typewriter with refrigerated rear storage cylinders for two cans of beer, using solid state Peltier effect cooling tech to keep cans hard chilled while wordsmithing on analog paper.
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Post by: TigerLily on April 07, 2021, 12:20:39 PM
I'm working on this idea for SHARK TANK:

An IBM SELECTRIC styled typewriter with refrigerated rear storage cylinders for two cans of beer, using solid state Peltier effect cooling tech to keep cans hard chilled while wordsmithing on analog paper.

It will be on Craigslist in 3 months
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Post by: Camazotz Automat on April 07, 2021, 02:13:57 PM
It will be on Craigslist in 3 months

I will be needing one with a sepulchral black crinkle finish, so that I may fasten a 3/4 inch bas relief chrome human skull facing toward the typist -  as if Death itself is emerging from the typewriter key bay.
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Post by: GravitySucks on April 07, 2021, 02:20:51 PM
I will be needing one with a sepulchral black crinkle finish, so that I may fasten a 3/4 inch bas relief chrome human skull facing toward the typist -  as if Death itself is emerging from the typewriter key bay.

An Orator and a Courier ball or two and you will be all set.
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Post by: Camazotz Automat on April 07, 2021, 02:35:52 PM
An Orator and a Courier ball or two and you will be all set.

And an ultra rare, after market Select Egyptian Hieroglyphs ball.

Then just sit back and wait for the magic to happen.
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Post by: Camazotz Automat on April 11, 2021, 05:09:14 PM
My current book marker.

5" x 7" unused sticker
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Post by: Camazotz Automat on April 14, 2021, 09:38:57 PM
5.) THE BLACKWOOD CULT (1968)

by T. A. Waters
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Post by: Camazotz Automat on May 01, 2021, 11:41:10 PM
6.) THOMAS WOLFE - AN ILLUSTRATED BIOGRAPHY (2006)
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Post by: Camazotz Automat on May 03, 2021, 12:21:04 PM
7.) STEPPENWOLF (1927)

by Hermann Hesse
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Post by: PolkaDot on May 04, 2021, 03:03:40 PM
I was supposed to read this years ago and recently resurfaced it.
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Post by: FISH on May 04, 2021, 03:49:30 PM
7.) STEPPENWOLF (1927)

by Hermann Hesse

excellent read.
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Post by: FISH on May 04, 2021, 03:50:56 PM
Behold a Pale Horse
   
Milton William Cooper

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Post by: Camazotz Automat on May 09, 2021, 12:02:51 PM
8.) TIME OUT OF JOINT (1959)

by Philip K. Dick
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Post by: Camazotz Automat on May 12, 2021, 12:44:21 PM
9.) A CONSPIRACY OF TALL MEN (1998)

by Noah Hawley
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Post by: ItsOver on May 12, 2021, 12:57:42 PM
Heh, heh, heh... “My whole body’s a weapon.”

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Post by: Camazotz Automat on May 12, 2021, 12:59:08 PM
excellent read.

Indeed it* is!

Somewhat of a fatalistic blueprint for my pathetic and miserable existence.

Highly recommended**.



* Hermann Hesse's Der Steppenwolf

(**Though the book is less often sought; the Magic Theater is not for everybody.)
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Post by: Camazotz Automat on May 12, 2021, 01:01:52 PM
Heh, heh, heh... “My whole body’s a weapon.”

"Atta boy, IO!"

Heh.
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Post by: Camazotz Automat on May 16, 2021, 06:33:35 AM
10.) THE ANNOTATED ALICE
THE DEFINITIVE EDITION

ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND

&

THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS

by Lewis Carroll

(Notes by Martin Gardner)
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Post by: Camazotz Automat on May 24, 2021, 12:01:24 PM
11.) THE SPINSTER BOOK (1901)

by Myrtle Reed


"A man will ride, row, and swim with one girl and marry another who is afraid of horses, turns pale at the mention of a boat, and who would look forward to an interview with His Satanic Majesty with more ease and confidence than to dip in the summer sea."

- Myrtle Reed, The Spinster Book
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Post by: TigerLily on May 24, 2021, 02:45:40 PM
I've been in the mood for old classics I hadn't read yet or inspired by the same and one mind-bending Reason We Are Here tome

My Fall, Winter and Spring reads

The Complete Cthulhu Mythos tales - HP Lovecraft
https://www.hplovecraft.com/writings/sources/ccmtce.aspx

Turn of the Screw - Henry James

The Mabinogion Tetralogy - Evangeline Walton

Norse Mythology - Neil Gaiman

Teaching the Law of One Book One - the Ra Contact

Study in Scarlet - Arthur Conan Doyle

Hound of the Baskervilles - Arthur Conan Doyle

Good Omens - Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

*Now you know why I'm so weird
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Post by: Camazotz Automat on May 24, 2021, 07:01:04 PM

The Complete Cthulhu Mythos tales - HP Lovecraft
https://www.hplovecraft.com/writings/sources/ccmtce.aspx


@TigerLily

Now that's what I call an excellent link in this world of chaos.

Here is mine:

https://global-mind.org/gcpdot/ (https://global-mind.org/gcpdot/)
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Post by: TigerLily on May 25, 2021, 11:24:30 PM
@TigerLily

Now that's what I call an excellent link in this world of chaos.

Here is mine:

https://global-mind.org/gcpdot/ (https://global-mind.org/gcpdot/)

The Princeton Eggs. I tried to make some sense of it a long time ago looking for a big universal pattern but way beyond my limited scope and short attention span. What's the official line @Camazotz Automat ? Are we universally connected?  Right now I'm taking RA's word for it
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Post by: TigerLily on May 25, 2021, 11:43:17 PM
Indeed it* is!

Somewhat of a fatalistic blueprint for my pathetic and miserable existence.

Highly recommended**.



* Hermann Hesse's Der Steppenwolf

(**Though the book is less often sought; the Magic Theater is not for everybody.)

I haven't read Der Steppenwolf I'm somewhat surprised to say but I dearly love Siddhartha. Very beautiful. I have read it a few times and thinking it might be time to read it again. I like the translation by Rosner
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Post by: TigerLily on May 25, 2021, 11:50:52 PM
8.) TIME OUT OF JOINT (1959)

by Philip K. Dick

I seem to be reading this thread backwards. Still makes sense I believe. Not like it's ruining the plot. I'm a big Science Fiction geek and have read a lot of Philip K. Dick. I don't believe I've read this one. On my list it goes
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Post by: Camazotz Automat on May 27, 2021, 10:40:29 AM
The Princeton Eggs. I tried to make some sense of it a long time ago looking for a big universal pattern but way beyond my limited scope and short attention span. What's the official line Camazotz Automat ? Are we universally connected?  Right now I'm taking RA's word for it

@TigerLily - I had to wait for word from the Main Office.

(Now there, RIGHT THERE, a snarky New Orleans witch in the old AOL authors lounge chatroom would have interjected, "I do believe you misspelled 'Orifice,' Cam. I recall Ann Crispin displaying a similar omission when she spoke to us of one "black hole" gobbling up toy spaceships in one of her 'Star Trick' manuscripts. "

Jesus! Will she ever leave my memory?  Short of a massive brain injury, it is extremely doubtful.)

Where was I?

From the Main Office, the official Camazotz Automat company line regarding whether the interconnectedness of all things (and all times) is "true" :  Yes. (Subject to change. Your results may vary.)
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Post by: TigerLily on May 27, 2021, 01:11:21 PM
@TigerLily - I had to wait for word from the Main Office.

(Now there, RIGHT THERE, a snarky New Orleans witch in the old AOL authors lounge chatroom would have interjected, "I do believe you misspelled 'Orifice,' Cam. I recall Ann Crispin displaying a similar omission when she spoke to us of one "black hole" gobbling up toy spaceships in one of her 'Star Trick' manuscripts. "

Jesus! Will she ever leave my memory?  Short of a massive brain injury, it is extremely doubtful.)

Where was I?


From the Main Office, the official Camazotz Automat company line regarding whether the interconnectedness of all things (and all times) is "true" :  Yes. (Subject to change. Your results may vary.)

Oh. I was thinking Main Office should have been Maine Orifice. Well burn me at the stake and call me Crispy
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Post by: Camazotz Automat on May 27, 2021, 02:35:17 PM
Oh. I was thinking Main Office should have been Maine Orifice. Well burn me at the stake and call me Crispy


And because you went in that carto - graphic direction, I am compelled to mention:

Bangor, Maine Office
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Post by: THRUST MEATNOZZLE on May 27, 2021, 09:02:16 PM
11.) THE SPINSTER BOOK (1901)

by Myrtle Reed


"A man will ride, row, and swim with one girl and marry another who is afraid of horses, turns pale at the mention of a boat, and who would look forward to an interview with His Satanic Majesty with more ease and confidence than to dip in the summer sea."

- Myrtle Reed, The Spinster Book
This is one of those rare occasions that the cover of the book trumps the title and compels me to read/buy or purchase online in the case that I am unable to find locally.
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Post by: Camazotz Automat on May 28, 2021, 06:29:48 PM
This is one of those rare occasions that the cover of the book trumps the title and compels me to read/buy or purchase online in the case that I am unable to find locally.

@KSM

Another interesting quote from Myrtle (that again made me think of The Rolling Stones) wherein she is literally being  devil's advocate:

"It pleases a man very much to be told that he 'knows the world,' even though his acquaintance be limited to the flesh and the devil - a gentleman, by the way, who is much misunderstood and whose faults are persistently exaggerated."
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Post by: THRUST MEATNOZZLE on May 28, 2021, 07:21:40 PM
@KSM

Another interesting quote from Myrtle (that again made me think of The Rolling Stones) wherein she is literally being  devil's advocate:

"It pleases a man very much to be told that he 'knows the world,' even though his acquaintance be limited to the flesh and the devil - a gentleman, by the way, who is much misunderstood and whose faults are persistently exaggerated."
Thank you.  And now I hear Paint it Black.
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Post by: TigerLily on May 28, 2021, 11:10:11 PM
Thank you.  And now I hear Paint it Black.

Shouldn't it be Sympathy for the Devil?
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Post by: Camazotz Automat on June 02, 2021, 06:52:37 PM
12.) NO TITLE (NO YEAR)

by NO NAME

It's my 12th book this year. That's all I will say, least I be disciplined by the organization.
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Post by: Camazotz Automat on June 09, 2021, 10:26:43 PM
13.) ZOTZ! (1947)

by Walter Karig

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Post by: PB on June 12, 2021, 05:39:47 PM
How To Turn A Prince Into A Frog

 - Megan Markle
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Post by: anniem on June 12, 2021, 06:19:39 PM
How To Turn A Prince Into A Frog

 - Megan Markle

LOL!!
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Post by: PB on June 20, 2021, 03:41:09 PM
I've read more books over the past year and a half during the Wuhan flu era than probably any other 18 month period in my life.

I'm currently 200 pages in on Graham Hancock's 'Before America: The Key to Earth’s Lost Civilization'.  This is probably the best thing I've read in a long time.  I've always liked his interviews on Coast, and one of my top interests is how the America's came to be populated.  Another interest is alternative history, even if some of it it is purely for entertainment - there is much that has been lost, much of what we've been told is wrong, and someone needs to at least ask questions and speculate sometimes based on the little evidence we do have in certain areas.

I've never read any of his books before, he's a good writer, and takes care to state what is fact (with plenty of support), vs speculation.

So far he's tying plenty of fairly new information together in one place.  The chapters I've read so far include alignment information on the Serpant Mound in Ohio, some really ancient sites found in the Americas, updated DNA information on Native Americans, and newly found ancient culture in the Amazon - including cities, moundworks, the manufactured Amazon Dark Earth (look it up, absolutely fascinating), and the fact that most of the plants and trees there appear to have originally been planned ''gardens'' and tended.

300 pages to go, yay!  Hopefully most of it is more of the same, and not drifting off to raw speculation and pet theories.

I though there would be a higher kook factor, I'm definitely going to consider more of his books.
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Post by: PB on June 20, 2021, 03:55:37 PM
RIGHT I REMEMBER THEM ALL.
Movies are never quite as good are they? Certainly when the best dramatic bits are changed.

I loved reading the Michael Crichton books, and Jurassic Park was just great.  I remember thinking how awesome the dinosaurs were going to be in the upcoming (at the time) movie, and they were spectacular.  The movie itself was just one small part of the book, but it mattered not, great movie too.
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Post by: PB on June 20, 2021, 04:04:50 PM
8.) TIME OUT OF JOINT (1959)

by Philip K. Dick

The Variable Man (a collection of short stories) was the first one of his I read, assigned in English class, and I was hooked.

There was a time when his books were out of print, and not to be found anywhere.  Over a period of years I would somehow find one here or there in a used bookstore, until I had a pretty solid collection. 

I gave 'em all away to a friend once when I moved.  Ever look back and wonder wtf?
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Post by: juan on June 20, 2021, 05:09:59 PM
Re-reading Venus on the Half Shell by Kilgore Trout.  His books are hard to find, also.
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Post by: THRUST MEATNOZZLE on June 20, 2021, 06:08:03 PM
Toying with diving into the Dunes of Frank Herbert.  Alot o' fuckin' readin' there. Not sure I'm up for it.

@PB  Were you expecting more of a "Kook factor" from Hancock because of the Art Bell association?
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Post by: THRUST MEATNOZZLE on June 20, 2021, 06:14:09 PM
12.) NO TITLE (NO YEAR)

by NO NAME

It's my 12th book this year. That's all I will say, least I be disciplined by the organization.

I had no idea that was in existence. Um..   what's it about? @Camazotz Automat
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Post by: PB on June 20, 2021, 06:35:45 PM
Toying with diving into the Dunes of Frank Herbert.  Alot o' fuckin' readin' there. Not sure I'm up for it.

@PB  Were you expecting more of a "Kook factor" from Hancock because of the Art Bell association?

No, the alternative history factor - some of those guys have some pretty wild theories. 

So far his speculations on the information, which are a very small part of the book, seem reasonable  - mostly that some of what they have found in the Amazon so far in the way of civilizations, cultivation, alignments, and so on, are likely to have originally occurred considerably earlier than what's been found and documented so far.

His main speculative theory, what he calls his life's work and apparently runs through all his books (hence the subtitle), is that there was an ice age civilization that was completely wiped out of collective memory that ALL early civilizations descended from.  He's only mentioned that in passing so far, I imagine he'll tie all this into it at the end of the book.

I remember him being on Art's shows, but it's been so long I don't really remember any specific details.  If I were ever to go back and listen to any of those old shows, it would be the ones with Graham Hancock and a few others on similar topics.  Maybe I'll do that - thanks for the idea!
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Post by: ShayP on June 20, 2021, 06:56:34 PM
I've read more books over the past year and a half during the Wuhan flu era than probably any other 18 month period in my life.

I'm currently 200 pages in on Graham Hancock's 'Before America: The Key to Earth’s Lost Civilization'.  This is probably the best thing I've read in a long time.  I've always liked his interviews on Coast, and one of my top interests is how the America's came to be populated.  Another interest is alternative history, even if some of it it is purely for entertainment - there is much that has been lost, much of what we've been told is wrong, and someone needs to at least ask questions and speculate sometimes based on the little evidence we do have in certain areas.

I've never read any of his books before, he's a good writer, and takes care to state what is fact (with plenty of support), vs speculation.

So far he's tying plenty of fairly new information together in one place.  The chapters I've read so far include alignment information on the Serpant Mound in Ohio, some really ancient sites found in the Americas, updated DNA information on Native Americans, and newly found ancient culture in the Amazon - including cities, moundworks, the manufactured Amazon Dark Earth (look it up, absolutely fascinating), and the fact that most of the plants and trees there appear to have originally been planned ''gardens'' and tended.

300 pages to go, yay!  Hopefully most of it is more of the same, and not drifting off to raw speculation and pet theories.

I though there would be a higher kook factor, I'm definitely going to consider more of his books.

I'm glad I read this post.  I like Hancock as well, however I've never read his books.  I too find the topic you've addressed in your text to be fascinating.  I will order the book you referenced very soon.
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Post by: ShayP on June 20, 2021, 07:08:37 PM
Toying with diving into the Dunes of Frank Herbert.  Alot o' fuckin' readin' there. Not sure I'm up for it.

Go for it. @KSM At least read Dune.  I really liked it.  You may get a taste for it, but for me it became taxing.  After the first 3 books I had to submit.  Nonetheless, as your attorney, I advise you to drive at top speed, it'll be a god damn miracle if we can get there before you turn into a wild animal.  Shit!  That's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

I meant to say, as your attorney I advise you to read Dune then choose your path.   :D

*Disclaimer ~ I'm not an attorney.
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Post by: GravitySucks on June 20, 2021, 07:30:20 PM
I've read more books over the past year and a half during the Wuhan flu era than probably any other 18 month period in my life.

I'm currently 200 pages in on Graham Hancock's 'Before America: The Key to Earth’s Lost Civilization'.  This is probably the best thing I've read in a long time.  I've always liked his interviews on Coast, and one of my top interests is how the America's came to be populated.  Another interest is alternative history, even if some of it it is purely for entertainment - there is much that has been lost, much of what we've been told is wrong, and someone needs to at least ask questions and speculate sometimes based on the little evidence we do have in certain areas.

I've never read any of his books before, he's a good writer, and takes care to state what is fact (with plenty of support), vs speculation.

So far he's tying plenty of fairly new information together in one place.  The chapters I've read so far include alignment information on the Serpant Mound in Ohio, some really ancient sites found in the Americas, updated DNA information on Native Americans, and newly found ancient culture in the Amazon - including cities, moundworks, the manufactured Amazon Dark Earth (look it up, absolutely fascinating), and the fact that most of the plants and trees there appear to have originally been planned ''gardens'' and tended.

300 pages to go, yay!  Hopefully most of it is more of the same, and not drifting off to raw speculation and pet theories.

I though there would be a higher kook factor, I'm definitely going to consider more of his books.

Graham Hancock was on with Joe Rohan at least 3 times. Lots better than on coast. There are YouTube videos out there of the complete interviews.
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Post by: PB on June 20, 2021, 08:08:45 PM
Graham Hancock was on with Joe Rohan at least 3 times. Lots better than on coast. There are YouTube videos out there of the complete interviews.

Shame on me, those completely slipped my mind.  I did watch at least a couple awhile back, one was on Gobekli Tepe, and another also had geologist Randall Carlson on and they were talking about a massive water deluge event around the end of the last ice age that flowed down from Canada into Washington State and reshaped quite a bit of it - with the desert landscape in the eastern past of the state clearly showing the result to this day once one understands what they're looking at. 

It probably didn't come to mind since it wasn't the same topic as this book.  I'll have to look for other interviews he must of done when the book came out, including with Joe Rogan - thanks!
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Post by: THRUST MEATNOZZLE on June 21, 2021, 09:29:54 AM
Go for it. @KSM At least read Dune.  I really liked it.  You may get a taste for it, but for me it became taxing.  After the first 3 books I had to submit.  Nonetheless, as your attorney, I advise you to drive at top speed, it'll be a god damn miracle if we can get there before you turn into a wild animal.  Shit!  That's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

I meant to say, as your attorney I advise you to read Dune then choose your path.   :D

*Disclaimer ~ I'm not an attorney.
Noted. I think ???

I remember my dad reading them all one after the other. I think he went through the series a few times. Always had that stack of books on the arm of the couch back then.  I sure hope Sting isn't in the book.
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Post by: Camazotz Automat on June 21, 2021, 11:20:26 AM

 I'll have to look for other interviews....

@PB

This is Mr. Hancock on The Unexplained podcast with host Howard Hughes in London. I enjoyed it very much. About 1 full hour.  At the end of 2015.   Show #227.


https://theunexplained.tv/episodes/edition-227-graham-hancock
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Post by: PB on June 21, 2021, 12:03:52 PM
@PB

This is Mr. Hancock on The Unexplained podcast with host Howard Hughes in London. I enjoyed it very much. About 1 full hour.  At the end of 2015.   Show #227.


https://theunexplained.tv/episodes/edition-227-graham-hancock

Thanks - I'll def check it out.
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Post by: juan on June 21, 2021, 12:05:09 PM
I was looking through books at the thrift store and found “A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” shelved in the travel section.
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Post by: FISH on June 21, 2021, 01:11:10 PM
@PB

This is Mr. Hancock on The Unexplained podcast with host Howard Hughes in London. I enjoyed it very much. About 1 full hour.  At the end of 2015.   Show #227.


https://theunexplained.tv/episodes/edition-227-graham-hancock

Thanks for for sharing. A good listen.
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Post by: Camazotz Automat on June 21, 2021, 01:11:23 PM
I was looking through books at the thrift store and found “A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” shelved in the travel section.

Haha. It doesn't get better than that.  (Note to self: visit used bookstore soon and creatively recategorize and file that book.)

And if that was recent, it times well with your mentioning Venus On the Half Shell, which was supposedly an inspiration to writing AHGTTG.
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Post by: Camazotz Automat on June 21, 2021, 01:23:14 PM
Thanks for for sharing. A good listen.

 :)  I'm glad PB brought all this up. It had been a great while since I listened to that episode and Hancock effectively  slamming lazy/inept/slanted journalism was good to hear again.
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Post by: juan on June 21, 2021, 02:14:44 PM
I spotted the book today.
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Post by: Camazotz Automat on June 21, 2021, 03:32:41 PM
I spotted the book today.

Ladies and gentlemen . . .  we have synchronicity.

 I would not be surprised if PKD's Horselover Fat coalesced into the Matrix during my next local used books store visit.
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Post by: PB on June 21, 2021, 08:43:20 PM
The Variable Man (a collection of short stories) was the first one of his I read, assigned in English class...

I thought about this a little, that class was science fiction only.  I'd already taken English I and II, and needed a third.  The only other English class option that quarter was a class writing and given speeches, so the choice was easy.

The other books we were assigned were -

A Canticle For Liebowitz - Walter M Miller
Solaris - Stanislaw Lem
Childhoods End - Arthur C Clark
The Left Hand of Darkness - Ursula K Le Guin
To Your Scattered Bodies Go - Philip Jose Farmer
The Variable Man - Philip K Dick
And some book about a kid with a telepathic dog (or something like that), which I didn't like.

There may be one or two others I'm not remembering.  It was a pretty good list, and didn't just go with more obvious stuff.

The thing I remember most about the class was playing hangman in the back of the room with a friend, using only the letters in the professor's name.  Also, who could name (write down) the most current and former Seattle SuperSonics players.  The books were good, but class discussion was less than riveting.
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Post by: PB on June 21, 2021, 08:50:03 PM
I was looking through books at the thrift store and found “A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” shelved in the travel section.

That' some funny shit.  If I ever want to read it, I'll know where to look.
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Post by: Camazotz Automat on June 22, 2021, 01:29:18 AM


To Your Scattered Bodies Go - Philip Jose Farmer

Not to beat a dead Horse(lover Fat), but since the aforementioned Philip José Farmer is the true author of Venus On the Half Shell - writing under the pseudonym Kilgore Trout (with Kurt Vonnegut's approval) - we do indeed seem to be navigating a Farmer -  Vonnegutian web of synchronicity.

Yes, I had the unmitigated fucking nerve to type the sci-fi  affectation  "Vonnegutian."

(I've also been known to say "Gigeresque.")

What nerdism is next?

Do I attend a Comic Con while wearing  vulcanized rubber Vulcan ears?

Carry an accurate, overly sharp replica of the Krull glaive, while singing Don't Be Krull in Elvis, I mean, in Spock ears? 

Steal an updated hyper realistic Philip K. Dick android from Hanson Robotics again via jump seating to Hong Kong headquarters while posing as a Google cum Apollo Mind Initiative exec with the crucial collaboration of an old college buddy airline employee at DFW International?

(pause)

 Strike that.  Forget I mentioned that. 

By the Nine Gods, where/when does this madness stop?

Vonnegutian.

(Eats a Cheeto. Sips Dr. Pepper. Vulcan ears twitching.)

Perhaps I am overthinking this and it is just another night at the lodge.


 
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Post by: Camazotz Automat on June 23, 2021, 07:07:55 PM
14) JAWS (1974)

by Peter Benchley

Listening to this as an unabridged audiobook; the CD case comprises 8 discs.

This book was cited by @Rikki Gins on page 1 / comment #7 of this topic.
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Post by: Rikki Gins on June 24, 2021, 12:24:28 AM
14) JAWS (1974)

by Peter Benchley

Listening to this as an unabridged audiobook; the CD case comprises 8 discs.

This book was cited by @Rikki Gins on page 1 / comment #7 of this topic.

I hope my memory serves us well, Cam.  Your audiobook reminds me that I have a William F. Buckley 'book' that has thirteen unabridged tapes in it.  It is called Miles Gone By and is read by Bill.  I bought it years ago at a Goodwill store.  To be honest, I doubt that I will ever take the time to listen to it.

Spender:  "I'm the last Martian."  From the movie.  Not sure if he said that in the book.
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Post by: PB on June 24, 2021, 10:37:14 AM
One area that's long been an interest to me is Central Asa - the Silk Road, the Himalayas, Tibet, and so on.

Awhile back I found an author that had written six books, all on the general subject, named Peter Hopkirk.

The first one I read was 'Foreign Trespassers on the Roof of the World' - the early westerners who tried and mostly failed to reach and enter Lhasa. 

'Foreign Devils on the Silk Road' was about the various ''scientific'' expeditions to the ancient cities along the Silk Road that had been lost - abandoned and covered with sand, and how they found them and carted off the treasures to various museums.

'The Great Game' was about Russia, China, and British India maneuvering for control of Central Asia

'On Secret Service East of Constantinople' was the Germans and Turks attempting to foment uprising and rebellion in India during WWI to tie the British down there.

'Setting the East Ablaze' was Russia's attempt between WWI and WWII to grab as much of Central Asia as they could

The last one I read was 'Quest for Kim', tracing the footsteps of Kipling's fictional character.  Of course I had to read 'Kim' first.

Really good books on the subjects.
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Post by: Camazotz Automat on June 30, 2021, 07:47:20 AM
15) NO SUNSCREEN FOR THE DEAD (2019)

by Tim Dorsey
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Post by: Camazotz Automat on July 02, 2021, 08:40:42 AM
I also read Jaws.

I read the novel Jaws years ago and man-o-man what a difference between it and the movie.  Let's see if I can remember the differences.

1.  After Chief Brody hires the shark expert Hooper to study the shark, Mrs. Brody, who is dissatisfied with her life, takes the sharkologist to a local motel and does the nasty with him.

2.  After fisherman Quint is hired to kill the shark, he, Chief Brody and shark expert Hooper make multiple trips out into the sea to get the shark.  (In the movie, they just make one long trip in search of the shark.)

3.  After they find the shark, Hooper goes down in his shark tank and the shark proceeds to rip the cage open and then it eats Hooper.  (Of course, he survived in the movie.)

4.  When the shark causes the boat to begin to sink, Quint manages to harpoon it a number of times, but then his foot gets caught in the rope and when the shark dives into the deep, Quint is taken with him and drowns.

5.  In the movie, Chief Brody was able to get the shark to explode, but in the book, the shark flopped its way up the sinking boat, eager to get a bellyful of the chief, but sadly (sad because I was rooting for the shark) it died from the effects of Quint's harpoon strikes, and Brody was able to paddle his way back to shore.

6.  I imagine there are more differences that I can't remember.  My god, I read that book back in 1975, not too long after the movie came out.

RIGHT I REMEMBER THEM ALL.
Movies are never quite as good are they? Certainly when the best dramatic bits are changed.

I hope my memory serves us well, Cam.  Your audiobook reminds me that I have a William F  Buckley 'book' that has thirteen unabridged tapes in it.  It is called Miles Gone By and is read by Bill.  I bought it years ago at a Goodwill store.  To be honest, I doubt that I will ever take the time to listen to it.

Spender:  "I'm the last Martian."   movie.  Not sure if he said that in the book.

Your memory served perfectly, RG.  You and anniem possess excellent recall.

Your differential  points, 1 through 5 : all correct.

I would also bet, in  point the sixth,  you are also correct, but I would have to see the film again to swear to it. It has just been too long for my brand of recall. heh.

Those "Buckley Tapes" "sound" fascinating!

To recap, JAWS was cited by @anniem on page 1  / comment 4

and

by @Rikki Gins on page 1 / comment 7 of this topic

1) The unabridged audiobook of JAWS was highly enjoyable.

2) I plan to read JAWS in hardcopy at some point for tactile X, Y, & Z axis mapping.  ( don't ask)

3) Will also rewatch the film after all these years.

JAWS. To the third power.

That's how we sometimes obsessively  compulsively  roll at  the Book Lodge.
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Post by: Rikki Gins on July 02, 2021, 01:04:24 PM

Those "Buckley Tapes" "sound" fascinating!

Thanks, Cam.  Your post has prompted me to listen to the tapes.  I'll have to locate my tape player up in the attic but that's no biggie.
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Post by: Camazotz Automat on July 02, 2021, 01:55:09 PM
Thanks, Cam.  Your post has prompted me to listen to the tapes.  I'll have to locate my tape player up in the attic but that's no biggie.
That's great to hear! I look forward to any updates.
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Post by: Camazotz Automat on July 02, 2021, 02:02:55 PM
I had no idea that was in existence. Um..   what's it about? @Camazotz Automat

@KSM

Heh heh.

It is a strange little book I ordered from the United Kingdom.

It is a  bit difficult to describe. I will quote from PS Publishing's website.

My apologies for the much delayed response:

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         THE CATALOGUE OF THE GREATEST OCCULT BOOK AUCTION OF ALL TIME edited by Nate Pedersen       

"Scholars and book collectors across the country have long pondered the intended fate of the infamous collection of rare occult books left to rot in the Church of Starry Wisdom in Providence, Rhode Island, after the Starry Wisdom cult dispersed to parts unknown in the late 19th century.

The recent, shocking discovery of a previously unknown book auction catalogue issued in 1877 offers insight into the myriad mysteries of the cult. Entitled “Catalogue of the Occult Library of the Recently Disbanded Church of Starry Wisdom of Providence, Rhode Island,” and issued by the notorious Arkham firm Pent & Serenade, the catalogue reveals the long-suspected fact that the Church intended to sell its library to finance its removal from Providence.

The sale, of course, never materialized—as later events make obvious—but the book auction catalogue informs us of the cult’s original intent and leaves for us an enormously valuable and fascinating piece of ephemera detailing the infamous collection of rare occult books in all of its dark and foreboding glory.

Furthermore, the book auction catalogue is unique amongst its contemporaries in that the auction firm Pent & Serenade—recognizing the importance of the exceedingly rare volumes in the cult’s possession—commissioned a wide variety of 19th-century scholars to write essays on the histories of the books offered at auction.

As such, the catalogue is a uniquely—almost absurdly—valuable item for scholars and collectors around the world, and is presented here in exacting facsimile by PS Publishing."


 https://www.pspublishing.co.uk/the-starry-wisdom-library-jhc-edited-by-nate-pedersen-2564-p.asp (https://www.pspublishing.co.uk/the-starry-wisdom-library-jhc-edited-by-nate-pedersen-2564-p.asp)
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Post by: THRUST MEATNOZZLE on July 05, 2021, 08:59:39 AM
@KSM

Heh heh.

It is a strange little book I ordered from the United Kingdom.

It is a  bit difficult to describe. I will quote from PS Publishing's website.

My apologies for the much delayed response:

visitors can't see pics , please register or login


         THE CATALOGUE OF THE GREATEST OCCULT BOOK AUCTION OF ALL TIME edited by Nate Pedersen       

"Scholars and book collectors across the country have long pondered the intended fate of the infamous collection of rare occult books left to rot in the Church of Starry Wisdom in Providence, Rhode Island, after the Starry Wisdom cult dispersed to parts unknown in the late 19th century.

The recent, shocking discovery of a previously unknown book auction catalogue issued in 1877 offers insight into the myriad mysteries of the cult. Entitled “Catalogue of the Occult Library of the Recently Disbanded Church of Starry Wisdom of Providence, Rhode Island,” and issued by the notorious Arkham firm Pent & Serenade, the catalogue reveals the long-suspected fact that the Church intended to sell its library to finance its removal from Providence.

The sale, of course, never materialized—as later events make obvious—but the book auction catalogue informs us of the cult’s original intent and leaves for us an enormously valuable and fascinating piece of ephemera detailing the infamous collection of rare occult books in all of its dark and foreboding glory.

Furthermore, the book auction catalogue is unique amongst its contemporaries in that the auction firm Pent & Serenade—recognizing the importance of the exceedingly rare volumes in the cult’s possession—commissioned a wide variety of 19th-century scholars to write essays on the histories of the books offered at auction.

As such, the catalogue is a uniquely—almost absurdly—valuable item for scholars and collectors around the world, and is presented here in exacting facsimile by PS Publishing."


 https://www.pspublishing.co.uk/the-starry-wisdom-library-jhc-edited-by-nate-pedersen-2564-p.asp (https://www.pspublishing.co.uk/the-starry-wisdom-library-jhc-edited-by-nate-pedersen-2564-p.asp)

No apology necessary. I appreciate the information and the link! :)   Very intriguing to say the least.
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Post by: TigerLily on July 05, 2021, 09:41:28 AM
Arkham! As in Lovecraft. His Arkham was in Massachusetts. This book moved it to Rhode Island. Lovecraft's home state.  Later usurped by Batman mythos as in Arkham Asylum
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Post by: TigerLily on July 05, 2021, 09:49:39 AM
I read the novel Jaws years ago and man-o-man what a difference between it and the movie.  Let's see if I can remember the differences.

1.  After Chief Brody hires the shark expert Hooper to study the shark, Mrs. Brody, who is dissatisfied with her life, takes the sharkologist to a local motel and does the nasty with him.

2.  After fisherman Quint is hired to kill the shark, he, Chief Brody and shark expert Hooper make multiple trips out into the sea to get the shark.  (In the movie, they just make one long trip in search of the shark.)

3.  After they find the shark, Hooper goes down in his shark tank and the shark proceeds to rip the cage open and then it eats Hooper.  (Of course, he survived in the movie.)

4.  When the shark causes the boat to begin to sink, Quint manages to harpoon it a number of times, but then his foot gets caught in the rope and when the shark dives into the deep, Quint is taken with him and drowns.

5.  In the movie, Chief Brody was able to get the shark to explode, but in the book, the shark flopped its way up the sinking boat, eager to get a bellyful of the chief, but sadly (sad because I was rooting for the shark) it died from the effects of Quint's harpoon strikes, and Brody was able to paddle his way back to shore.

6.  I imagine there are more differences that I can't remember.  My god, I read that book back in 1975, not too long after the movie came out.

And the totally unnecessary affair between Hooper and Mrs. Brody. One example where the movie was much better than the novel. I got a very dog-eared copy at a garage sale but still read it several years ago. I should have saved my $1
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Post by: Camazotz Automat on July 05, 2021, 02:02:46 PM
Arkham! As in Lovecraft. His Arkham was in Massachusetts. This book moved it to Rhode Island. Lovecraft's home state.  Later usurped by Batman mythos as in Arkham Asylum

@TigerLily

(puzzled look)

No, you are incorrect.  This book has not "moved" Arkham anywhere. 


( If such an error had been made, I'm sure S.T. Joshi would not have contributed his introduction, which ends thusly:

S. T. Joshi
Rare Books & Manuscripts Division
Armitage Library, Miskatonic University
Arkham, Massachusetts
November 2013  )

Throughout the book, if Arkham is referenced, it is as being in Massachusetts.
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Post by: TigerLily on July 05, 2021, 06:13:47 PM
Dear BatGod. I know you do not know me very well. But it's time you learn I may have misread but I am never mistaken. Perhaps it was this paragraph that threw me off: "Entitled “Catalogue of the Occult Library of the Recently Disbanded Church of Starry Wisdom of Providence, Rhode Island,” and issued by the notorious Arkham firm Pent & Serenade, [I assumed of the same location]

So a simple logical leap steered me wrong. Precision in writing is all important. Please don't let that happen again

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Post by: TigerLily on July 05, 2021, 06:40:53 PM
Dear @Camazotz Automat  I am looking for a like new or gently used issue of the Necronomicon. Only a first issue penned by Abdul Alhazred himself will do. You seem to traveI in those literary circles so I thought you might keep an eye peeled. Two eyes if it's not asking too much. I seemed to have left mine at Lestat's while enjoying an iced vanilla café. And I was right in the middle of a particularly interesting incantation

I did leave a tip and an appropriate salutation for the absconder
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Post by: THRUST MEATNOZZLE on July 05, 2021, 06:43:21 PM
Dear @Camazotz Automat  I am looking for a like new or gently used issue of the Necronomicon. Only a first issue penned by Abdul Alhazred himself will do. I seemed to have left mine at Lestat's while enjoying an iced vanilla café. And I was right in the middle of a particularly interesting incantation

I did leave a tip and an appropriate salutation for the absconder
Backpedaling from your previous snarky post. @TigerLily
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Post by: TigerLily on July 05, 2021, 07:09:04 PM
Backpedaling from your previous snarky post. @TigerLily

Snark? Moi? Impossible!
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Post by: Camazotz Automat on July 08, 2021, 03:51:03 PM
16) EIGHTBALL #23

by Daniel Clowes
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Post by: Camazotz Automat on July 12, 2021, 07:02:08 PM
17) VENUS ON THE HALF-SHELL (1974/ 1975)

by Kilgore Trout

I was fated to read this book when it was cited by @juan, on page 5 / comment 71 of this topic.

"Synchronicity cannot be denied, nor damned. But it can often be worn as a pinback button. "
- Kilgore Trout, from his rare and almost impossible to find novel 2BR02B.
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Post by: THRUST MEATNOZZLE on July 12, 2021, 07:16:47 PM
Kinship With All Life

This book actually tells you how to communicate with a common housefly amongst almost everything else on the planet.  Wayne Green whom you may remember was a guest several times over on Art's show highly recommended it.  Years ago I ordered it and it really is quite intriguing.

@ 157 pages - you'll knock this one back real quick.

https://www.amazon.com/Kinship-All-Life-Allen-Boone/dp/0060609125/ref=asc_df_0060609125/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312090128349&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=16881903529356185462&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9002126&hvtargid=pla-562487247726&psc=1
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Post by: PB on July 12, 2021, 07:34:49 PM
... "Synchronicity cannot be denied, nor damned. But it can often be worn as a pinback button. "
- Kilgore Trout...[/I].

''Ther awr no coincidenches''
- George Noory, the book of Late-Night Butter Snacks

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Post by: Camazotz Automat on July 12, 2021, 08:00:47 PM
Kinship With All Life

This book actually tells you how to communicate with a common housefly amongst almost everything else on the planet.  Wayne Green whom you may remember was a guest several times over on Art's show highly recommended it.  Years ago I ordered it and it really is quite intriguing.

@ 157 pages - you'll knock this one back real quick.

That looks good to me.  I'm enjoying accumulating several interesting suggestions from this thread as I continue on with my goal of 52 books in 2021.
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Post by: PB on July 12, 2021, 09:44:53 PM
Oh god, now I'll probably be seeing ads for the Snorge's snack book for the rest of the year.
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Post by: Camazotz Automat on July 13, 2021, 06:43:12 AM
Oh god, now I'll probably be seeing ads for the Snorge's snack book for the rest of the year.

Let's feed that algorithm  - via tangential crumbs - even "More Nor":

Breakthrough to Creativity by Shafica Karagulla

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Post by: PB on July 13, 2021, 07:17:01 AM
Breakthrough to Creativity by Shafica Karagulla

Hahaha, that reminds me of an interview Snoors once did.  It turned out the guest had known his aunt fairly well.  The guest pronounced her name Kara-goola, while Noory pronounced it Ka-rig-you-luh.

During the interview, they both pronounced her name their way several times each, but neither commented about the way the other was pronouncing it...
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Post by: Camazotz Automat on July 13, 2021, 10:12:14 AM
Hahaha, that reminds me of an interview Snoors once did.  It turned out the guest had known his aunt fairly well.  The guest pronounced her name Kara-goola, while Noory pronounced it Ka-rig-you-luh.

During the interview, they both pronounced her name their way several times each, but neither commented about the way the other was pronouncing it...

Hahaha

That is subtle talk-radio gold, and approaches platinum.

And the longer the standoff / impasse lasts, the more precious the metal becomes.
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Post by: Camazotz Automat on July 17, 2021, 05:32:40 PM
18) DANCING NAKED IN THE MIND FIELD (1998)

by Kary Mullis
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Post by: juan on July 17, 2021, 05:49:54 PM
Sanctuary - William Faulkner
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Post by: Rikki Gins on July 17, 2021, 08:32:55 PM
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Trout Fishing In America by Richard Brautigan.

Richard was trying to thumb his way to a fishing spot but nobody would stop to give him a ride.  This went on for hours on end, under a hot broiling sun.

"The sun was like a huge fifty-cent piece that someone had
poured kerosene on and then had lit with a match and said,
"Here, hold this while I go get a newspaper, " and put the
coin in my hand, but never came back."

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Post by: Camazotz Automat on July 22, 2021, 08:09:48 AM
19) PILLARS OF THE EARTH (1989)

by Ken Follett

I picked this book to read because it was cited by @PolkaDot on page 1 / comment 14 of this topic.



My thoughts:

(Digression Alert)

This is a large idea book - in scope &  theme & page count.

Think DUNE epic minus the sandworms - plus waaaaay more attention to architecture. 

(I learned that little summation trick from my good friend Joe Bob Briggs.)

Pillars of the Earth is ~a tad~ heavy "for me wee Scottish brain," so I will pace myself accordingly, while concurrently reading other books at different speeds, which is typical; no matter how many times I attempt to go cryo-turkey & read but one tome start to finish at a time, I always end up reading a few at a time.

You say "one tome at a," I say "tomes  ought to."***

( *** I "boldly" and  preternaturally quote a posthumous Tom(e) Robbins novel before His demise & prior to the novel's publication! You read it here first.

My apologies & sincere regret, Mr. Robbins. Obviously, I can't be trusted, even on the astral plane. :(   

In my defense, "Tom" (cackling madly), it was just such Tomatoes of temptation that did hang humanity from their stations on that Tree of Knowledge.

How could I be so differently designed than Atom & Evil as to not succumb to such precariously hanging fruit as quoting your fabulous pun?)

Back to my reading habits of naked nuns:

(evil grin)

I prefer having something at claw to read no matter my mood, current attention span, or claw sharpness.

At 973 pages, PILLARS will last a while & will gradually assume the position of engine in the perpetual book train.

The last time I read Follet was in the early 80s! Eye of the Needle.

That retractable stiletto to the eye scene "still haunts-etto" me.

Now, back to Dick & Jane:

See Spot run.

(Things don't look so good for that infernal bouncing tomato red ball.)

It is "fortunate" that  the ball is a Calvinist & believes in Dog's mysterious ways!

(penetrating fang clamp)

I amuse myself here.

End of digression.
 
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Post by: PolkaDot on July 26, 2021, 03:00:22 PM
19) PILLARS OF THE EARTH (1989)

by Ken Follett

I picked this book to read because it was cited by @PolkaDot on page 1 / comment 14 of this topic.



My thoughts:

(Digression Alert)

This is a large idea book - in scope &  theme & page count.

Think DUNE epic minus the sandworms - plus waaaaay more attention to architecture. 

(I learned that little summation trick from my good friend Joe Bob Briggs.)

Pillars of the Earth is ~a tad~ heavy "for me wee Scottish brain," so I will pace myself accordingly, while concurrently reading other books at different speeds, which is typical; no matter how many times I attempt to go cryo-turkey & read but one tome start to finish at a time, I always end up reading a few at a time.

You say "one tome at a," I say "tomes  ought to."***

( *** I "boldly" and  preternaturally quote a posthumous Tom(e) Robbins novel before His demise & prior to the novel's publication! You read it here first.

My apologies & sincere regret, Mr. Robbins. Obviously, I can't be trusted, even on the astral plane. :(   

In my defense, "Tom" (cackling madly), it was just such Tomatoes of temptation that did hang humanity from their stations on that Tree of Knowledge.

How could I be so differently designed than Atom & Evil as to not succumb to such precariously hanging fruit as quoting your fabulous pun?)

Back to my reading habits of naked nuns:

(evil grin)

I prefer having something at claw to read no matter my mood, current attention span, or claw sharpness.

At 973 pages, PILLARS will last a while & will gradually assume the position of engine in the perpetual book train.

The last time I read Follet was in the early 80s! Eye of the Needle.

That retractable stiletto to the eye scene "still haunts-etto" me.

Now, back to Dick & Jane:

See Spot run.

(Things don't look so good for that infernal bouncing tomato red ball.)

It is "fortunate" that  the ball is a Calvinist & believes in Dog's mysterious ways!

(penetrating fang clamp)

I amuse myself here.

End of digression.
 
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LOL. This made me laugh, so thank you for that.  ;D

Dune-esque? I don't know, I've only read the first book- which I thoroughly enjoyed by the way. I was on a Mexican beach I believe....it could have been a Central American beach....definitely a beach.

I hope you enjoy it!
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Post by: Camazotz Automat on July 26, 2021, 10:15:28 PM
LOL. This made me laugh, so thank you for that.  ;D

Dune-esque? I don't know, I've only read the first book- which I thoroughly enjoyed by the way. I was on a Mexican beach I believe....it could have been a Central American beach....definitely a beach.

I hope you enjoy it!

@PolkaDot

You're welcome for the laugh(s).  :)

With a post of that length, I was in that superposition zone of "possibly amusing" and "possibly tedious."

The environment in which you consumed Dune was ideal.  (There's absolutely no reason to get all crazy and read it in Joshua Tree, CA.)

I can almost see you as heat shimmered memory: lazing about like a rogue Bene Gesserit (speaking of naked nuns and their reading habits) - reclining on an appropriate sandy surface, to be sure - but also present, just over there, in that direction, the juxtaposition of an eternity of water!

That alien azure horizon is a destination desirous enough to make a sandworm Itself fold space to become witness, replete with a reeeeeeally big orange beach towel of course, that says THE SPICE MUST FLOW OR BUST in seventy foot tall crimson letters.

I am confident I will enjoy  The Pillars of the Earth.

No one in the Lodge has led me astray thus far.

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Post by: Camazotz Automat on July 27, 2021, 12:02:27 AM
Addendum

I neglected to illustrate precisely why Shai Hulud's enormous beach towel is orange.

On the towel's obverse, in 70 foot tall white letters, it reads:

 THE ORANGE CATHOLIC BIBLE
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Post by: Camazotz Automat on August 02, 2021, 05:24:12 PM
20) THE PARTY AT JACK'S (posthumously, 1995)

by Thomas Wolfe
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Post by: PolkaDot on August 03, 2021, 09:06:33 PM
@PolkaDot

You're welcome for the laugh(s).  :)

With a post of that length, I was in that superposition zone of "possibly amusing" and "possibly tedious."

The environment in which you consumed Dune was ideal.  (There's absolutely no reason to get all crazy and read it in Joshua Tree, CA.)

I can almost see you as heat shimmered memory: lazing about like a rogue Bene Gesserit (speaking of naked nuns and their reading habits) - reclining on an appropriate sandy surface, to be sure - but also present, just over there, in that direction, the juxtaposition of an eternity of water!

That alien azure horizon is a destination desirous enough to make a sandworm Itself fold space to become witness, replete with a reeeeeeally big orange beach towel of course, that says THE SPICE MUST FLOW OR BUST in seventy foot tall crimson letters.

I am confident I will enjoy  The Pillars of the Earth.

No one in the Lodge has led me astray thus far.

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Possibly amusing, at least to one's self, is an aspirational goal I can appreciate. Go with "absolutely amusing" whenever the opportunity presents itself.

I must say, there are not a TON of reasons to go to California and Joshua Tree does NOT rank in the upper tiers. If i were a nun lounging or otherwise, i may skip the habit but I always keep a very large hat on hand. It's a rather dramatic look, but I pull it off. Sandworms be damned.

I can't wait to hear the report in the Autumn of your thoughts of Pillars.

I'm reading three books at the moment but don't feel an attachment to either of the first two.  :-\

This was a gift, and it's okay but is very much a love story. ehh..perhaps I am not the romantic people seem to think I am.
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This one is terribly dry but interesting. It's a lot of torture to take in one fell swoop though.
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The third is a Jenny Lawson book. I love her. She absolutely cracks me up, but can also be profoundly sad.  I would absolutely recommend her first book if you want to dip a toe in. Again, I have to break her up with other reads..alas...three books....
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Post by: Camazotz Automat on August 04, 2021, 05:49:26 PM
The best part of the X-Files mytharc.

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Time to read his memoir, Where There's Smoke ... The Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man.

This could make it onto my 2021 list. Would attach effortlessly onto my book train and as I'm an X-files-phile, it looks interesting.
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Post by: Camazotz Automat on August 10, 2021, 09:05:39 AM
Books read in 2021

21) THE $64 TOMATO: HOW ONE MAN NEARLY LOST HIS SANITY, SPENT A FORTUNE, AND ENDURED AN EXISTENTIAL CRISIS IN THE QUEST FOR THE  PERFECT GARDEN (2006)

by William Alexander
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Post by: THRUST MEATNOZZLE on August 10, 2021, 10:44:29 AM
Books read in 2021

21) THE $64 TOMATO: HOW ONE MAN NEARLY LOST HIS SANITY, SPENT A FORTUNE, AND ENDURED AN EXISTENTIAL CRISIS IN THE QUEST FOR THE  PERFECT GARDEN (2006)

by William Alexander
@Camazotz Automat If one was not a Graduate of the Green Thumb I wonder if that one could enjoy this book. The extreme gardener does seem like a status I'll never achieve.

Iron Maiden are gardening may go well together.
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Post by: THRUST MEATNOZZLE on August 10, 2021, 03:24:56 PM


Iron Maiden are gardening may go well together.
  ???

*cough* Iron Maiden AND gardening may go well together.
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Post by: TigerLily on August 11, 2021, 11:32:54 PM
  ???

*cough* Iron Maiden AND gardening may go well together.

The tomatoes might be a little tough skinned but extra juicy
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Post by: Camazotz Automat on August 26, 2021, 09:35:36 PM
Books read in 2021

22) THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS, AND WHAT ALICE FOUND THERE (1871)

by Lewis Carroll

(THE ANNOTATED ALICE
THE DEFINITIVE EDITION)

(Notes by Martin Gardner)
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Post by: Camazotz Automat on August 28, 2021, 11:23:25 PM
  Iron Maiden AND gardening may go well together.

@KSM

Absolutely.

Sixteen Art Studio Pamphlets for Funfilled Ferrous Farming


1) Our May Den :
Extending your living room area into your garden.

2) Killers :
Insects that can destroy everything you've done.

3) Number of the Bees :
Why pollinators are essential.

4) Piece of Rind :
Picking those prize-winning melons.

5) Tower Slave :
DIY - Building the ultimate rose trellis.

6) Somewhere in Thyme :
Lose yourself in a wonderful world of herbs.

7) Seventh Sun of a Seventh Sun :
14 ways to utilize solar power in your home and garden.

8) Fear of the Dark?
Never be afraid of cultivating mushrooms ever again.

9) No Sprayer for the Dying
Why commercial insecticides may not be the answer.

10) The Sex Factor
Growing successful hybrids and forcing stubborn producers to fruit.

11) Brave New Manure
(Compost of the Gods)

12) Ants of Death :
Colonies that can kill, Colonies that will.

13) A Matter of Growing and Reaping
(You have the perfect garden, now what? What's it all about?)

14) Final Front Yard
The last landscaping booklet you will ever buy.

15) The Book of Moles :
Humane methods to remove the little grave diggers.

16) Senjutsu :
Waging war in a soiless city - Green samurai strategies for an
apartment balcony's clay-potted garden; Tactics for bedroom closet
hydroponic tents.
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Post by: THRUST MEATNOZZLE on August 29, 2021, 11:01:27 PM
@KSM

Absolutely.

Sixteen Art Studio Pamphlets for Funfilled Ferrous Farming


1) Our May Den :
Extending your living room area into your garden.

2) Killers :
Insects that can destroy everything you've done.

3) Number of the Bees :
Why pollinators are essential.

4) Piece of Rind :
Picking those prize-winning melons.

5) Tower Slave :
DIY - Building the ultimate rose trellis.

6) Somewhere in Thyme :
Lose yourself in a wonderful world of herbs.

7) Seventh Sun of a Seventh Sun :
14 ways to utilize solar power in your home and garden.

8) Fear of the Dark?
Never be afraid of cultivating mushrooms ever again.

9) No Sprayer for the Dying
Why commercial insecticides may not be the answer.

10) The Sex Factor
Growing successful hybrids and forcing stubborn producers to fruit.

11) Brave New Manure
(Compost of the Gods)

12) Ants of Death :
Colonies that can kill, Colonies that will.

13) A Matter of Growing and Reaping
(You have the perfect garden, now what? What's it all about?)

14) Final Front Yard
The last landscaping booklet you will ever buy.

15) The Book of Moles :
Humane methods to remove the little grave diggers.

16) Senjutsu :
Waging war in a soiless city - Green samurai strategies for an
apartment balcony's clay-potted garden; Tactics for bedroom closet
hydroponic tents.


By God they've always had a way with titling songs. At least half of those could be names for other bands or albums crated by bands.

Whatta list!
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Post by: Camazotz Automat on August 30, 2021, 12:52:41 PM
By God they've always had a way with titling songs. At least half of those could be names for other bands or albums created by bands.

Whatta list!

@KSM

I knew you (and hopefully a few other music oriented Rivet Heads, Earth Dogs, & Hell Rats that visit the Lodge) would recognise the "slightly" augmented studio album discography of IRON MAIDEN. Heh heh.

It might be one of my all time favorite posts. I wrote it immediately after you said Maiden and gardening may go together, but I decided it was too long of a post.

Yet I saved it. (writers' disease)

And it kept haunting me.  (Camazotz disease)

With Maiden's upcoming (SEP 03) SENJUTSU album, I realized it was my DUTY, to go ahead with sharing the compostition. (Iron Maiden fan disease)

Now, if I could just hear Nicko read the list on a podcast, I could consider my  current incarnation complete and exit stage left while laughing myself into oblivion.

To most others, it must appear I've gone to an awful lot of trouble to list sixteen garden advice  booklets.

Even so, it could be considered pertinent in the Book Lodge.
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Post by: Camazotz Automat on August 30, 2021, 11:53:55 PM
Books read in 2021

23) PATIENCE - A Cosmic Timewarp Deathtrip To The Primordial Infinite Of Everlasting Love (2016)

by Daniel Clowes
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Post by: THRUST MEATNOZZLE on September 01, 2021, 06:17:34 PM
https://www.joeydevilla.com/2020/11/03/only-the-boomer-with-a-computer-can-save-us-now/

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Post by: Camazotz Automat on September 02, 2021, 07:11:56 PM
Books read in 2021

24) THE POCKET I-CHING (1977)

by Wen-kuang Chu and Gary Melyan

Now. I must locate three interesting, identical
flipping coins - instead of using American coinage 
like some ill informed New Age sluggard.
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Post by: juan on September 03, 2021, 03:14:53 AM
I use three silver Kennedy half dollars.
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Post by: Camazotz Automat on September 03, 2021, 03:29:43 PM
I use three silver Kennedy half dollars.

I will concede an exception.  ;)

Acceptable due to heft (even more acceptable if they are 1964 mint, with that ringing 90% silver content.)

This interesting introduction pocket book endorses three Quarters.  Convenient, but lacking ritual anchoring/conviction.
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Post by: juan on September 03, 2021, 05:12:59 PM
That’s exactly what they are.  Full of ritual anchoring.
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Post by: Camazotz Automat on September 05, 2021, 04:11:14 PM
Books read in 2021

25) BILLY SUMMERS (2021)

by Stephen King
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Post by: juan on September 05, 2021, 04:20:36 PM
I guess I should join the fun.
Reading now
1. Built From Broken - Scott Hogan
2. Intellectuals - Paul Johnson
3. Shirley Jackson - Lenemaja Friedman

Writing - Jamboree Jones and the Aberrant Abduction (Southern gothic crime with flying cars)
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Post by: Camazotz Automat on September 12, 2021, 10:55:00 AM
Books read in 2021

26) THE CROQUET PLAYER (1936)

by H. G. Wells
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Post by: Camazotz Automat on September 12, 2021, 04:05:39 PM
Writing - Jamboree Jones and the Aberrant Abduction (Southern gothic crime with flying cars)

That makes me think of early Jonathan Lethem.
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Post by: Camazotz Automat on September 21, 2021, 11:18:55 AM
I use three silver Kennedy half dollars.

For now, I'm using three of these novelty coins. They are a little too thin, but feel better than American quarters. They were just $1.75 for three.  I bought three sets: one to use with the book, one fresh set to give to whomever I pass the book on to, and a third set to carry in my pocket as I become a walking talking feng shui money magnet.
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Post by: juan on September 21, 2021, 11:26:15 AM
Let us know when that money magnet part works.
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Post by: Camazotz Automat on September 21, 2021, 12:04:13 PM


Commmme ooooonnnnn, powerball!
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Post by: Camazotz Automat on September 22, 2021, 11:40:27 AM
Books read in 2021

27) GWENDY'S BUTTON BOX (2017)

by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar
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Post by: THRUST MEATNOZZLE on September 22, 2021, 05:27:55 PM
Books read in 2021

27) GWENDY'S BUTTON BOX (2017)

by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar
Color me curious.
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Post by: THRUST MEATNOZZLE on September 22, 2021, 05:29:22 PM
Arrives in 10-12 days.  Local stores did not carry it and I WANT IT NOW!  hardcover
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Post by: PB on September 22, 2021, 05:35:38 PM
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just read a newspaper and pretend the people mentioned are farm animals
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Post by: PB on September 22, 2021, 05:36:38 PM
May as well pick up Brave New World, Fahrenheit 451, and 1984 while you're at it
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Post by: PB on September 22, 2021, 05:45:49 PM
I've never read any Ayn Rand, what should I start with?
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Post by: THRUST MEATNOZZLE on September 22, 2021, 05:48:02 PM
just read a newspaper and pretend the people mentioned are farm animals
I am aware.

May as well pick up Brave New World, Fahrenheit 451, and 1984 while you're at it
Read 84 and BNW.  I want more.

#MyPrerogative
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Post by: Camazotz Automat on September 22, 2021, 05:48:49 PM
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What a classic.

No disrespect to King and Chizmar before I've even read all of Gwendy's, but Animal Farm is light years ahead in staying power compared to Gwendy's, in my opinion.

(I may change my opinion later. Button Box is the first in a trilogy, so it is possible I could be swayed the other direction after part three comes out in FEB '22. 

But it seems unlikely.)
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Post by: THRUST MEATNOZZLE on September 22, 2021, 05:58:52 PM
What a classic.

No disrespect to King and Chizmar before I've even read all of Gwendy's, but Animal Farm is light years ahead in staying power compared to Gwendy's, in my opinion.
It took me 20 minutes to order the dang thing as my OCD was sparked with the various renditions of essentially the same book cover.


that poor pig
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Post by: THRUST MEATNOZZLE on September 22, 2021, 06:01:02 PM
I've never read any Ayn Rand, what should I start with?
My dad would say Atlas Shrugged. That is his bible although growing up I saw The Fountainhead out much, much more.  Fountainhead is a funny thing to call someone BTW.
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Post by: PB on September 22, 2021, 06:09:55 PM
I am aware.
Read 84 and BNW.  I want more.

#MyPrerogative

Fahrenheit 451 was a quick read
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Post by: THRUST MEATNOZZLE on September 22, 2021, 06:13:20 PM
Fahrenheit 451 was a quick read
You burned through it rather quickly.
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Post by: Camazotz Automat on September 25, 2021, 04:52:37 PM
Books read in 2021

28) A FRIENDSHIP - The Letters of Dan Rowan and John D. MacDonald • 1967 - 1974 (1986)

by Dan Rowan and John D. MacDonald
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Post by: Camazotz Automat on September 26, 2021, 12:32:39 PM
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'Allo!
Nice 'Avatar' or 'Logo'.
Am I haveing difficulty with reply frequencies.
Still am i looking for the historic summary of books from 'Gnome Press'by Mr.Heinlein,Jouvenile directed.
No time to write long missive,Ta Ta for now...
Beelzebubbelah
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PS:More to come...

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Allo!
Found this have I!! (***a pic  of what Belz found is at bottom of this  Lodge post***)
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Seriously off typewritten files...
Beelzebubelah
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Hey, oh, Beelz!
Hi, oh, Zebub!
My, oh, Belah!


I am not 100%, but I believe the avatar you  mention was the close up pic of the brand plate on my portable Underwood. 

I have since switched to one of my illustrations that started out as a harmless doodle on a book shipment to a friend. Eventually it required purchasing some odd paint to get the look I wanted.  A very demanding doodle to say the least. The post office did not deserve to see my eternal work of art, so I  wrapped the box in brown paper. Well, you can guess what happened next.  I started messing with the regenerated "canvas."

I finally managed to stop retooling it and  ship it, but it was a little heavier.

You may see some R. Crumb influence in my coyote. Or even the less well known Bruce Hilvitz. I recall when Hilvitz did a Snakes & Ladders illustration for Gnosis Magazine.  I've always meant to do a SNL game board  of my own, but at this late date, who knows.

Hey, I found a few sellers of various Gnome Pressed Heinlein, but they are charging collector prices. I don't know if you're seeking Methuselah's Children or what exactly.

If you want the links anyway, let me know and I will send in private message.

That Medusa book looks nifty for sure. Perhaps $100 to $300 nifty for the hardcover London version which you appear to have.  Lol.

I found an old Kirkus review about The Medusa Touch.

Excerpt:

" Mr. Van Greenaway is such a good writer that you almost don't mind not knowing what he's saying -- sometimes in Latin or French or German which adds to the intellectual tone of his cryptic entertainment, namely, ""can a mask stripped from the Medusa, smile""? Kirkus, 1973


Heh heh. If that doesn't make me want to read The Medusa Touch, then nothing will.

I'm going to post this in the Book Lodge area. I want any book loving members who might not frequent the typewriter topic to see the Van Greenaway Medusa title you scored.

Thanks for bringing Van Greenaway to my attention!
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Post by: Camazotz Automat on September 29, 2021, 10:26:21 AM
Books read in 2021

29) ROBERT A. HEINLEIN :  IN DIALOGUE WITH HIS CENTURY
Volume I
Learning Curve | 1907 - 1948
(2010)

by William H. Patterson
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Post by: Camazotz Automat on September 30, 2021, 03:17:05 PM
Books read in 2021

30) EXTRAORDINARY HORSESHOE CRABS (1999)

by Julie Dunlap

I purchased this book several days ago. Interestingly, the Noory thread began talking about horseshoe crabs today because of something said on Wednesday's show.

If I had purchased a book on the history of Zeppelins / blimps, would  airships have been mentioned on the show?

Of course not.

Right?
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Post by: THRUST MEATNOZZLE on October 03, 2021, 11:47:01 PM
Trying diligently to stay within topic here to tell any of you who are desperately seeking Susan that oh-so elusive motivate to take your own life!? I highly recommend the uplifting writings of Mr. Happy, Arthur Schopenhauer.

Goodness-Fucking-Gracious-what-a-legendary-bummer.

#whybotherbothering
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Post by: Camazotz Automat on October 13, 2021, 11:40:34 AM
Books read in 2021

31) CHILDHOOD'S END (1953)

by Arthur C. Clarke
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Post by: TigerLily on October 14, 2021, 10:32:18 AM
Books read in 2021

31) CHILDHOOD'S END (1953)

by Arthur C. Clarke

The good ones always float off into space

I read the Tibetan Book of the Dead at an impressionable age. It has had quite an impact on my global viewpoint. At some point I will have it written into my will that I would like Tibetan lamas chant at my bedside as I begin my journey into the the next realm

Another quick story if you will indulge me. I was on a business trip with a colleague stuck at the St. Louis Airport due to weather. It was very nasty. I was sure they would cancel the flight. Just after they announced we would be boarding soon my colleague nudged me. I looked over and the person next to her was reading the Tibetan Book of the Dead. I giggled a bit nervously. They announced our boarding and I lived to tell the tale
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Post by: PB on October 14, 2021, 10:47:06 AM
The good ones always float off into space

I read the Tibetan Book of the Dead at an impressionable age. It has had quite an impact on my global viewpoint. At some point I will have it written into my will that I would like Tibetan lamas chant at my bedside as I begin my journey into the the next realm...

I visited the Potala Palace and several other monasteries in Tibet, and walking through the place (100s of rooms of all sizes, dark, dank, no windows, murals on the walls, lighted only by yak butter candles - which were everywhere), there were nooks and crannies with cabinet-like boxes with cubby holes stuffed full of ancient looking scrolls.  Thousands of them.  I've always wondered what was on them, if anyone ever pulled them out and looked at them, if they were translated...

I remember having tea with some monks in a 12 x 12 sized room in one monastery, and leaning back, looking up at the ceiling, it was covered end to end with a net, and the net held dozens (hundreds?) of ancient weapons - old muskets, swords, deadly looking clubs... apparently the PLA didn't get everything.

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Post by: Bart Ell on October 14, 2021, 11:03:07 AM
At some point I will have it written into my will that I would like Tibetan lamas chant at my bedside as I begin my journey into the the next realm

YOU HAVE A BED IN YOUR CAR?
Ooops, wrote too much.
Ignore that.


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Post by: PB on October 14, 2021, 11:45:55 AM
... I will have it written into my will that I would like Tibetan lamas chant at my bedside as I begin my journey into the the next realm...

And a Tibetan style sky burial?
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Post by: THRUST MEATNOZZLE on October 15, 2021, 09:49:48 AM
Ordered Animal Farm a month ago and it just shipped today! By now I could have started an actual ACTUAL FARM! Yeesh

..had to get the hardcover  ::)
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Post by: Camazotz Automat on October 15, 2021, 12:36:48 PM
Ordered Animal Farm a month ago and it just shipped today! By now I could have started an actual ACTUAL FARM! Yeesh

..had to get the hardcover  ::)

Wow! That's how long it took to receive the Official Moonbase Alpha Technical Notebook for Space:1999 in 1977!  Heh heh.

Luckily, that poor hardcover pig was very patient.
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Post by: TigerLily on October 15, 2021, 12:58:12 PM
YOU HAVE A BED IN YOUR CAR?
Ooops, wrote too much.
Ignore that.
I have a Prius. Very comfy with the seats down. The monks can sit in the front then drive me to the sky burial

And a Tibetan style sky burial?
Ashes to ashes. Dust to vultures
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Post by: Camazotz Automat on October 15, 2021, 01:53:48 PM
The good ones always float off into space

I read the Tibetan Book of the Dead at an impressionable age. It has had quite an impact on my global viewpoint. At some point I will have it written into my will that I would like Tibetan lamas chant at my bedside as I begin my journey into the the next realm

Another quick story if you will indulge me. I was on a business trip with a colleague stuck at the St. Louis Airport due to weather. It was very nasty. I was sure they would cancel the flight. Just after they announced we would be boarding soon my colleague nudged me. I looked over and the person next to her was reading the Tibetan Book of the Dead. I giggled a bit nervously. They announced our boarding and I lived to tell the tale


Being a logical, sane, & practical person, I too, would have boarded the plane as you did.

However.

After reaching cruising altitude, I would start thinking:

Why the f$&@ did I get on this go$(+!3$ plane when that f+&#ing passenger was reading that motherfu&#-!g cocksu&${| book?!?  That PARTICULAR !%$@&King book?! Could the Universe be any more clear, Cam?! You deluded idiot!  Holy Freaking Frankenf@#!!! Talk about a literal sky burial!

F@#k!!!
F@#k!!!
F@#k!!!
F@#k!!!
F@#k!!!
F@#k!!!
F@#k!!!

After landing:

I knew it was no big deal. Not at all. People read all kinds of books. Just another plane trip. I like to make up fictional reactions and use them later when developing characters. Helps pass the time. I wouldn't care if a passenger were reading a book on making bombs.
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Post by: Camazotz Automat on October 15, 2021, 07:25:17 PM
I visited the Potala Palace and several other monasteries in Tibet, and walking through the place (100s of rooms of all sizes, dark, dank, no windows, murals on the walls, lighted only by yak butter candles - which were everywhere), there were nooks and crannies with cabinet-like boxes with cubby holes stuffed full of ancient looking scrolls.  Thousands of them.  I've always wondered what was on them, if anyone ever pulled them out and looked at them, if they were translated...

I remember having tea with some monks in a 12 x 12 sized room in one monastery, and leaning back, looking up at the ceiling, it was covered end to end with a net, and the net held dozens (hundreds?) of ancient weapons - old muskets, swords, deadly looking clubs... apparently the PLA didn't get everything.

Thanks for sharing that detailed memory. "Most cool!"
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Post by: ShayP on October 15, 2021, 07:46:48 PM
Thanks for sharing that detailed memory. "Most cool!"

Indeed.  I enjoyed visualizing it.
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Post by: PB on October 15, 2021, 09:29:11 PM
Thanks for sharing that detailed memory. "Most cool!"

Indeed.  I enjoyed visualizing it.

I wish I had better photos inside these places.  It was so dark, plus any photo could never take in the whole scene - it was so confined, beams, columns, there were no good sight lines or vantage points. 

There were pilgrims from all over Tibet crowding in, going from room to room, shrine to shrine, each one praying, adding butter to the candles, and leaving scarves and other offerings, monks meditating or hurrying here and there.  There were shrines everywhere, some main rooms had one huge statue, or a dozen, other rooms had row after row of smaller figures, each with it's own cubby, each one in full dress, surrounded by candles, offerings, scarves, miscellanea, photos of the Dalai Lama, and so on, curtains, murals, little side rooms, stairs taking us up to more levels until finally the roof.  All a crowded jumble.

There were a few man made caves that had shrines, monks and pilgrims there as well, the walls were carved into base reliefs of buddhas (I think), and brightly painted.

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Check this monk's drum hanging from the ceiling:

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There's probably 20 ''banned'' photos of the Dalai Lama in this shrine, plus a partially covered postcard sized image of the equally banned Tibet flag (red and blue rays emanating from a yellow sun, lower right):

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Post by: Camazotz Automat on October 15, 2021, 09:47:32 PM
" I wish I had better photos inside these places.  It was so dark, plus any photo could never take in the whole scene
...."  et al

+ googolplex

Outstanding. That drum jumped out immediately for me, just after the atmosphere of it all "set the inner stage first,"  of course. Heh  heh.
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Post by: PB on October 15, 2021, 10:43:02 PM
+ googolplex

Outstanding. That drum jumped out immediately for me, just after the atmosphere of it all "set the inner stage first,"  of course. Heh  heh.

A few more from outside.

Fresh yak meat

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Yak butter

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Fresh produce

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Post by: PB on October 15, 2021, 10:49:32 PM
Pilgrim

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Kids

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More kids

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Post by: PB on October 15, 2021, 10:55:44 PM
Jokhang temple, city square.  Check out the huge incense burners on either side of the entrance.

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The old Lhasa mosque.  I wish I'd gone in.

Minaret behind the wall, topped with crescent moon (it's faint). 

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On the steps of the mosque

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Post by: Camazotz Automat on October 16, 2021, 11:38:06 PM
@PB

A breathtaking set of photos - the camera eye at its best. I am tempted to comment on each one, but my comments would only ruin their nature/strength.

But what I will say, is that I'm honored you posted them in The Book Lodge.

( Take that, National Geographic Magazine.

Bitches! :)  )


They fit in very well here. Every great library or bookstore has photos/objects displayed.

I would think a virtual "book club/lodge" would as well. Some gravitas amongst the expected  book cover art.

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Post by: PB on October 17, 2021, 10:00:33 AM
... But what I will say, is that I'm honored you posted them in The Book Lodge...

Thank you.  It's fun to go back and look through the photos from that trip once in awhile.
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Post by: TigerLily on October 17, 2021, 10:18:59 AM

Being a logical, sane, & practical person, I too, would have boarded the plane as you did.

However.

After reaching cruising altitude, I would start thinking:

Why the f$&@ did I get on this go$(+!3$ plane when that f+&#ing passenger was reading that motherfu&#-!g cocksu&${| book?!?  That PARTICULAR !%$@&King book?! Could the Universe be any more clear, Cam?! You deluded idiot!  Holy Freaking Frankenf@#!!! Talk about a literal sky burial!

F@#k!!!
F@#k!!!
F@#k!!!
F@#k!!!
F@#k!!!
F@#k!!!
F@#k!!!

After landing:

I knew it was no big deal. Not at all. People read all kinds of books. Just another plane trip. I like to make up fictional reactions and use them later when developing characters. Helps pass the time. I wouldn't care if a passenger were reading a book on making bombs.

Exactly! Pretty much my reaction. But I was cool
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Post by: TigerLily on October 17, 2021, 10:42:04 AM

@PB    love those pictures! Thank you for sharing
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Post by: PB on October 17, 2021, 11:09:27 AM
@PB    love those pictures! Thank you for sharing

You're welcome.  I just googled the Jokhang temple and the old Lhasa mosque images, I recognize the buildings but everything looks so different from when I was there.

Another place I went on that trip that has changed dramatically was China's far west Xinjiang Province, where all the trouble with the Uighurs and other Moslems is.  There were very few Chinese there at the time, no modern buildings, few paved roads... 
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Post by: Camazotz Automat on October 19, 2021, 11:54:16 AM
Books read in 2021

32) FIVE DECEMBERS (2021)

by James Kestrel

The release date is Oct 26, 2021. I read the uncorrected proofs that Charles Ardai at Hard Case Crime sent me as a PDF, but changes will be minimal. Your reading experience should be similar to mine.

If you like pulp crime/detective and WWII period events/history, your day has come. The epic story spans all of WWII.

Highly recommended. 

http://hardcasecrime.com/books_bios.cgi?title=Five%20Decembers (http://hardcasecrime.com/books_bios.cgi?title=Five%20Decembers)