Post by Phantom Of The Carolinas on Jan 18, 2010 21:04:12 GMT -5
Okay, I'm guessing this won't be the most popular thread on this board...but I'm going to take a stab at it anyway. What are you reading now, regardless of subject? I read quite a lot. Here are a few I've finished since early December. All are recommended, if you have interest in the subject matter:
That First Season, by John Eisenberg: Tells the story of the first season Vince Lombardi coached the Green Bay Packers and turned a moribund bunch of losers into the beginning of arguably the greatest team in NFL history.
Hollywood Monster, by Robert Englund: Autobiography of Freddy himself. I mentioned this during call in on the show a week or so ago. Worth a look for any fan of the NOES series or biographies in general. The non-Freddy stuff is actually pretty interesting.
When The Game Was Ours, by Earvin Johnson and Larry Bird (with Jackie MacMullen): Story of the relationship between the two 80s NBA superstars from the landmark NCAA title game between Indiana State and Michigan State, through the Lakers/Celtics wars and the Dream Team, up to today.
The Simpsons: An Uncensored, Unathorized History by John Ortved. Oral history of the Simpsons, from inception as part of the Tracey Ullman show to today. Since this is unauthorized, you won't find any new interviews with Matt Groening, Jim Brooks, or the voice cast...but there is enough here to make it a great read for fans of the show.
Post by Phantom Of The Carolinas on Jan 18, 2010 21:07:17 GMT -5
And one more:
Looking for Calvin and Hobbes, by Nevin Martell: Martell tells the story of Bill Watterson, the creator of Calvin and Hobbes who walked away from the award winning comic strip at the height of its popularity, turned down virtually all efforts at merchandising the characters, and disappeared completely from public life. I loved Calvin and Hobbes, and found this an interesting look at a true iconoclast.
Post by theoakwizard on Jan 18, 2010 21:30:06 GMT -5
Awesome thread! I love reading, so this might be one of my favorites. Currently I'm reading Doing Ethics: Moral Reasoning and Contemporary Issues. It's the textbook for my Ethics class. I am enjoying it thus far. The last book I read for pleasure was The Lovely Bones. I had heard good things about the book and when I saw that the movie was coming out, I really wanted to read the book before I saw the movie. I thought the book was great. The story was wonderful and beautifully written, plus, there were a lot of things in the book that I could relate to, which is always nice. I have a feeling that my reading for Ethics is going to take up most of my time, so I may not be doing much reading for pleasure but I always try to sneak something in.
Even a stopped clock gives the right time twice a day.
Post by porkerface on Jan 18, 2010 23:11:15 GMT -5
If you like biographical books, especially about people in sports, then you should check out the Luckiest Man. It's about Lou Gehrig. I read the book early last year after watching Pride of the Yankees. Lou Gehrig was a real odd yet saintly fellow. Even if you hate the Yankees, baseball, or sports in general, I think someone could still find this to be a good story.
Right now I'm reading Peter the Great His Life and World. It's a pretty detailed biography over eight hundred pages of a small print in paperback. He's an interesting dichotomy in that he ushered in a wealth of reforms in Russia but could torture a human being with the best of them. He had a bad temper and was said to have reached out and ripped out clumps of beard at the roots from his Russian subjects who had failed to shave off their old fashioned beards. It was bad time to be either rich or poor anywhere in Europe let alone Russia. Many of noble people, including a few Kings, had suffered through small pox and the infant mortality rate was sky high. I am sure these people had no need for any type of horror stories in their day. Pestilence, torture, and beheadings were all part of daily life.
Post by teeshirtjoe on Jan 19, 2010 18:30:10 GMT -5
Cerebus: Church & State Peter David's run on Aquaman The Journal of Horror and Erotic Cinema (I keep this one in the shitter) Blood Brothers by Brian Lumely Rant by Chuck Palahniuk (audio version that I listen to in the car)
Recently finished: The Wandering Hill by Larry McMurtry (audio version read by Alfred Molina) - As usual, tremendous characterization from McMurtry made even better by Molina's reading. The Road by Cormac McCarthy - The most boring book I've read in years. Take out the phrases, "I'm sorry", "I know", "It's ok", and "It's alright" and you've taken away at least a quarter of the book. How this shit won the Pulitzer is beyond me. The apocalypitic 'road' story was done several times and much better by several writers in the 80s.
slasherfreak: Deadpit Forever !!!
Dec 23, 2017 8:48:33 GMT -5
newt138: It might have lived again if CK wasn't such a dick to all the fans. Admit it you stupid fuck Deadpit died cause you are a greedy fuck. Like when you created that bootleg site and tried to act like it wasn't you behind it. But you were stupid
May 1, 2018 0:48:10 GMT -5
newt138: and used the same email address you used to see hockey masks. How many fans did you drive away? How many fans did you rip off? You managed to drive off CodyLL who was a diehard fan. Face it you fat stupid fuck you killed deadpit. And don't have the balls
May 1, 2018 0:49:15 GMT -5
newt138: To admit to doing it.
May 1, 2018 0:49:46 GMT -5
bradtheman: Like all things in life, Deadpit Radio's run had to end at some point. Towards the end, Wes, Aaron, and Steve's hearts weren't in it and that it was time to move on. For what it's worth, I like to thank the threesome for inspiring me to do commentaries.
May 26, 2019 19:07:39 GMT -5
oldhorrorfan: Stuttering Steve Bumblefuck B Plan was worse than Aids on there and was one of the Main reasons the show went to shit so fast..
May 31, 2019 8:58:17 GMT -5
bradtheman: That and the horror genre was going down the tubes when Aaron and Wes signed off. It still is with the Child's Play remake and I Spit on Your Grave: Deja Vu as examples.
May 31, 2019 23:23:06 GMT -5
newt138: No mainstream horror was going down the tubes. There was plenty of good mainstream horror. But as fat fuck Wes told many people "Unless we get sent a copy for free I Aint reviewing it."
Jun 11, 2019 13:50:53 GMT -5
bradtheman: The 8th anniversary of my very first audio commentary is coming up. It was for Psycho IV: The Beginning. I like to thank Wes and Aaron for inspiring me to do some on my own.
Jul 1, 2019 22:45:10 GMT -5
psychostillvicious: Greetings one and all. Don't know if anyone remembers me, but whatever. I was a poster here many moons ago. God I loved Deadpit. I'm just strolling down memory lane after hearing some sad news from Wes on facebook. Long live DP.
Jul 25, 2019 14:15:25 GMT -5
bradtheman: I'm sorry about what Wes Vance is going through right now. My thoughts go to him and his family.
Jul 27, 2019 22:49:33 GMT -5