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#441 A Rebel and a Runner

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Posted 17 February 2016 - 10:35 PM

I'mma recommend another comic book: Prez by Mark Russel (art by Ben Caldwell). It's a political satire set in 2036 that just finished the front half of its run. The first six issues are collected in the trade paperback Corndog-in-Chief.
It is exceptionally hilarious.

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Posted 17 February 2016 - 10:48 PM

Norwegian Wood, Chopping, Stacking and Drying Wood the Scandinavian Way - Lars Mytting


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Posted 18 February 2016 - 09:14 AM

Leave it to Psmith by PG Wodehouse.  I am on a bit of a Wodehouse kick at the moment.  He's so light and deft, and so funny.



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Posted 21 March 2016 - 11:00 PM

The Book of Opeth.

 

Does exactly what it says on the padded hardback. It's got my name in it too.


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#445 Soddy

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Posted 22 March 2016 - 02:37 AM

Just finished Kill 'Em and Leave: Searching for James Brown and the American Soul by James McBride

 

Now reading Room by Emma Donoghue.


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Ob-la-do, a deer, a female deer...


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Posted 23 March 2016 - 01:52 AM

Finishing: Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story, by Rick Bragg

Starting: The Gangster, by Clive Cussler & Justin Scott (Isaac Bell series.)

"Can't help about the shape I'm in, I can't sing, I ain't pretty, and my legs are thin.

But don't ask me what I think of you, I might not give the answer that you want me to."

 

"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."

 

 

 


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Posted 09 April 2016 - 04:00 PM

Over The Top and Back: The Autobiography, by Tom Jones.
Boys In The Trees: A Memoir, by Carly Simon.

"Can't help about the shape I'm in, I can't sing, I ain't pretty, and my legs are thin.

But don't ask me what I think of you, I might not give the answer that you want me to."

 

"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."

 

 

 


#448 A Rebel and a Runner

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Posted 21 May 2016 - 02:02 AM

Recommending another comic, published by Image, written by Tim Seeley, about zombies (kinda) in Wisconsin.  It's called Revival, and it's an interesting look at how our culture responds to and copes with death.

It's currently on sale for a couple of days if you are okay reading digital.

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Posted 23 May 2016 - 03:44 AM

Interesting.  The comic I mentioned that I'm reading has a Rush sighting.  
It's a little thing, but the medical examiner in issue 4 is wearing a Rush t-shirt.  It's stylized like the debut album.



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Posted 24 May 2016 - 09:04 PM

2017:  War with Russia by General Sir Richard Shirreff.

 

Not the greatest literary work, but a cracking good fast read, plausible and bloody scary.



#451 The-Spirit-Of-Rush

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Posted 14 July 2016 - 08:21 PM

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Posted 20 July 2016 - 09:32 AM

Finished A Dance With Dragons, book 5 of A Song of Ice and Fire series and need to tear through a large pile of comic books now.

The book I'm currently reading ties into both of these.  

Currently reading a comic book series called Saga by Brian K. Vaughan and FIona Staples about a family in a shithole of a galaxy.  The best description I've heard of the series, and one that I use myself now when selling the series is "A Song of Ice and Fire meets Star Wars."
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Warning: This is not a comic for kids, but it certainly is a comic for parents.  It follows a mother and father, both fugitives, as they try to find a place for their baby daughter, try to give her an exciting, meaningful childhood, and how she grows.  The series really follows their baby as she grows up.  
It is also, at times quite gratuitous. Graphic sex and brutal violence help to underscore the state of the galaxy around Hazel and her family.  As one friend put it, "It's a comic that, in the same issue, can follow up a beautiful, touching scene about the importance of family with a gloriously-drawn two-page spread of a dragon laying on its back sucking its own dick."
So right up most of our posters' alley.
The comic's got 36 issues out so far, and Brian and Fiona usually take a few months off between six-issue arcs, so now's a great time to catch up.  You can find the stuff digitally on Comixology if you have a Kindle/similar device.


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Posted 20 July 2016 - 06:35 PM

I just finished the Lord Of The Rings trilogy (again).  Spoiler alert: it's really good.


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Posted 21 July 2016 - 06:08 PM

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 03:45 PM

Started Far and Wide by Neil. I hadn't read any of his "Far" books because the work was mainly collected from his site, and I figured I could go there. Looks like NeilPeart.net is on hiatus right now.

 

I'm thinking of a full Neil re-read, like I attempted with Carrie Fisher after she died.


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Posted 14 January 2020 - 06:58 PM

Started Far and Wide by Neil. I hadn't read any of his "Far" books because the work was mainly collected from his site, and I figured I could go there. Looks like NeilPeart.net is on hiatus right now.

 

I'm thinking of a full Neil re-read, like I attempted with Carrie Fisher after she died.

Interesting, I was thinking about doing the same. Yesterday evening, the SiriusXM Rush channel (Deep Tracks) played an interview NEP did with Jim Ladd right before the R40 tour kicked off, and he was talking about his writing, specifically in the "Far" books, and I realized I never read them either. Unfortunately, I'll have to go the ebook route for them, looks like the hard copies just aren't out there except on ebay, and I'm not dropping that $.

I did buy the Book of Bass when the priced dropped, as well as Wandering the Face of the Earth. The bass book is simply gorgeous, with unbelievable photography. I haven't taken the time to read in depth, but the stories I've skimmed are great. The tour compendium is ridiculous - so much data. I skimmed it to look at the shows I attended, but wow, what a resource. Very cool stuff.


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Posted 14 January 2020 - 09:37 PM

Acid for the Children: A Memoir, by Flea.

"Can't help about the shape I'm in, I can't sing, I ain't pretty, and my legs are thin.

But don't ask me what I think of you, I might not give the answer that you want me to."

 

"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."

 

 

 


#458 Wandering Pixie

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Posted 15 January 2020 - 12:25 AM

Looks like NeilPeart.net is on hiatus right now.


Not quite. Just add "/index.php" after neilpeart.net and Presto: http://www.neilpeart.net/index.php


For my reading, just started again on Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road. How apropos.



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Posted 05 February 2020 - 03:58 PM

Just started BBBoB. Book was in the library system, had a month wait on the hold list.

O...M...G!

"Can't help about the shape I'm in, I can't sing, I ain't pretty, and my legs are thin.

But don't ask me what I think of you, I might not give the answer that you want me to."

 

"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."

 

 

 


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Posted 16 February 2020 - 04:04 PM

Just started BBBoB. Book was in the library system, had a month wait on the hold list.

O...M...G!

Just finishing, a big beautiful book of reading. Thank God the loan out is for another 9 days.

In the meantime, also reading:
Dumpty: The Age of Trump in Verse, by John Lithgow.

"Can't help about the shape I'm in, I can't sing, I ain't pretty, and my legs are thin.

But don't ask me what I think of you, I might not give the answer that you want me to."

 

"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."

 

 

 





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