Post by Phantom Of The Carolinas on Apr 6, 2010 20:40:01 GMT -5
Horns, by Joe Hill, son of Big Steve King. Joe uses his first and middle names to stave off the worst of the inevitable comparisons.
This book starts off like gangbusters with the main character (named Ig, of all things) awakening from a drunken night to discover two horns growing out of his head. Among his newfound abilities is the power to prompt people to divulge their worst acts and thoughts. The reader quickly starts anticipating just how evil the next person's secrets will be.
Unfortunately, after the outstanding opening, the book becomes mired in a love triangle where the protagonist must use his newfound powers to try and solve the murder of his girlfriend. There are still some good sequeces scattered throughout the remainder of the book, but the explanation behind the source of Ig's devilish changes is spotty, to say the least, and leaves the conclusion somewhat unfulfilling.
Nevertheless, worth a read as the next generaton of King develops.
Post by dapoet2000 on Apr 30, 2010 21:31:22 GMT -5
I just got done reading boneman's daughters its a killer read The BoneMan, a serial killer, who murders his victims by breaking their bones, but not their skin, re-emerges after a two-year hiatus and abducts 16-year-old Bethany Evans. Check it out IF YOU WILL!!
I read this on the plane to and from Dallas last weekend. This is Ellis' first novel but he's done a ton of comic writing and the "voice" is very similar to much of that. It's about a private investigator who's hired by the President's heroin-using Chief of Staff to find the second, secret Constitution of the United States so it can be used to "purify" the country from the perverts and deviants that society has become filled with. His search takes him through the underbelly of America's fetish societies where he encounters militant sexuals with a penchant for injecting saline into their testicles, a porn theater filled with macroherpetophile's (people who want to fuck Godzilla) and other such depravities.
It's pretty damn entertaining and definitely recommended.
Post by marioradium on May 6, 2010 21:21:48 GMT -5
I just finished reading the novel Jazz for my literature class. It's a difficult novel to first get into and the narrative changes throughout, but overall I enjoyed it. right now I'm reading Star Wars: Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of mindor
I just finished reading a book I've been reading on and off for four years. It's called Monsters: An Investigator's Guide to Magical Beings. It was written by a guy who is an actual Druid and claims to be able to perform magic. Now, I don't subscribe to this kind of stuff at all. In fact, the only reason I even read the thing is because a friend of my Mom gave it to me as a gift since she knows I'm into the unknown. In it, the guy goes through ways to use magic, how to investigate reports of monsters, and the different types of monsters there are: werewolves, vampires, ghosts, demons, dragons, etc. The viewpoint this guy takes on this stuff is unique, even if I do honestly believe the guy is out of his gourd. I don't believe half of what he says about magic rituals but, honestly, who knows? Either way, it was interesting, I'll give it that.
Post by legendofstu on May 9, 2010 22:33:15 GMT -5
Just picked up the prequel to "Pride, Prejudice, and Zombies" today called "Dawn of the Dreadfuls"! I love this series and i'm hoping they continue to make these monster satires. They also had "Sense, Sensibility, and Sea Monsters", "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" and "Queen Victoria: Demon Hunter" haha! I'm eventually going to get them all.
A Field Guide to Monsters. I've had this book for a while but have never gotten around to reading it until now. It's a hoot. It claims to be an updated version of a book Dr. Van Helsing wrote in the late 1800's, profiling the many monsters that have arisen since the good doctor's time. It comes up with a funny story about a falling out between Van Helsing and Bram Stoker after Stoker used the doctor's research into vampires to write Dracula and discredited the reality of the supernatural for most people. It basically goes through many different types of monsters from movies, puts them into categories (mutated animals, supernatural demons, evil humans, etc.) and details their weaknesses, their lethality, and so forth. It's not entirely serious, though, as it does poke fun at the monsters sometimes. Quite an entertaining read.
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