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« Reply #140 on: February 06, 2006, 06:42:25 AM »

The IMDb doesn't list a video ...  :o I saw it at a repertory theater years ago. Maybe it'll come on TV.
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« Reply #141 on: February 06, 2006, 07:32:12 AM »

A bunch of DVD & VHS listed on Ebay, and on this site. As far as being originals, that I can't say.  ;)
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« Reply #142 on: February 26, 2006, 11:28:19 AM »



Geting stuck into this now.. I've always wanted to read Jack London and this came highly recommended.
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« Reply #143 on: February 27, 2006, 09:24:59 AM »

- The King Of Torts, John Grisham
- Dirty Harry Series #4 & 5
- Inside The White House, Ronald Kessler
- The Fall Of A President, by the staff of the Washington Post
- Unforgiven, Edward Buscombe
- Cruel & Unusual, Patricia Cornwell


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« Reply #144 on: February 28, 2006, 10:36:30 PM »

The last book I read was Awakening to the Tao  by Liu I. Ming. 
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« Reply #145 on: March 02, 2006, 06:47:28 PM »

Just finished Motörhead`s Lemmy Kilmister`s biography Lemmy.
Very funny,entertaining and intresting book to read.
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« Reply #146 on: March 03, 2006, 02:43:40 AM »

That looks like a fun read Hemlock.. I met him in a bar once..what a geezer....!  ;D ;D
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« Reply #147 on: March 03, 2006, 10:21:56 AM »

Just finished Motörhead`s Lemmy Kilmister`s biograph Lemmy



Very funny,entertaining and intresting book to read.

I did not know that book existed. I am definitely going to get it. Does Lemmy talk about being a roadie for Hendrix?  Thanks for the tip Hemlock. Motorhead does not get enough credit for the development of metal.
I just started the new Stephen King novel "The Cell" and it is good so far. I will give a report when finished.
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« Reply #148 on: March 04, 2006, 07:41:54 AM »



  This is a good read.  Its about an Australian surviving some of Indonesia's worst prisons.
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« Reply #149 on: March 04, 2006, 06:56:55 PM »

Does Lemmy talk about being a roadie for Hendrix?  Thanks for the tip Hemlock. Motorhead does not get enough credit for the development of metal.

You`re welcome Richard.And yes he does mention that he was a roudie for Hendrix.

What was especially funny for me as a finn to read was that they were arrested back in the 70`s in Finland and were kicked out of the country  ;D

They`ve visited Finland many times over the years and did one of their live albums here too(No Sleep At All) and I was on that gig  8)

Anyway as I said Lemmy is great fun to read if you`re intrested on one of the loudest and the best rock`n`roll groups in the world.

Lemmy is "The Man"in a rock-world and the metalmusic/business owns him a lot.
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« Reply #150 on: March 05, 2006, 02:49:42 AM »

Sherlock Holmes.. A Study In Scarlet

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I like to dip into a Holmes story once in a while..
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« Reply #151 on: March 12, 2006, 01:21:34 AM »



Finally finished Touching the Void by Joe Simpson. The book is just as great and as breathtaking as the movie. In fact after reading it I was surprised to see that they didn't change a thing from the book to the movie. And it was interesting to find out that Tom Cruise had the rights to the movie at one point and was looking to star in it as Joe.

Now I'm on Tuesdays with Morrie. I finished half of it today at work and will either finish the rest tonight or tomorrow sometime.
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« Reply #152 on: March 12, 2006, 02:38:19 PM »

My sister gave me Touching the Void for my birthday, years ago when I was keen to become a hardcore mountaineer ( ;D), and it stunned me.  The stuff that happened is just staggering, and so is the way he coped with it.  Truly amazing and inspiring, and he writes very well.

Haven't seen the film, but the trailers made it look impressive.  I do find it hard to believe that it could surpass the book though.

That reminds me of two other books that I loved in my teens.  Shadows on the Wasteland, by Mike Stroud, and Mind Over Matter, by Ranulph Fiennes.

   

These are separate accounts of the same cross-Antarctic expedition, by each of the two-man team.  You get a real feel for the different way each man perceived the challenges they faced.  There is also some suggestion that Fiennes is a bit of an ego-merchant, but nothing new in that.
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« Reply #153 on: March 20, 2006, 03:36:26 PM »

I'm on The Da Vinci Code right now and it's pretty damn good!  O0 There have been a few times where I couldn't put it down.
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« Reply #154 on: March 26, 2006, 07:21:52 PM »



I really enjoyed this.It usually takes me ages to read a novel but this one only took a couple of weeks.This could make a great film.Story revolves around a WWI soldier who has had plenty of problems since returning from the war.In 1929 he is arrested for the murder of his wife and her lover.In jail he meets a black convict arrested for the rape of a white woman.They both escape and are on the run from the authorities.A big courtroom drama finishes off the story.A very good read.
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« Reply #155 on: March 26, 2006, 08:54:33 PM »

Chamber of secrets (adult version). Never thought I would enjoy but tit is pretty damn good. Better than first. The films ain't to bad as well. But do stray from the books/ :(
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« Reply #156 on: March 27, 2006, 12:07:36 PM »

tgy, I take it that's not by THE Gene Hackman!  Sounds cool though, it's always fun when you get really into a novel.

Has anyone read Leaving Cheyenne by Peter Carter?  I think it's categorised as a kids book (most of his work is children's fiction), but it could equally be considered an adult book.

I was reminded of it by the threads about the past/future of characters in Unforgiven.  It's the only western story I've read (admittedly I haven't read many) that captures what you imagine might have been the real flavour of the time.  It's not gunslingers and heroism, but tells the story of a boy who leaves his home in Texas as a cowboy on the trail, and embarks on a journey that takes him through all kinds of experiences and places.

Unusually, and I think bravely, it's written in the first person, in a vernacular style.  That would be easy to screw up and sound naff, but I think it works.

I particularly love the tales of buffalo hunting with a Sharps rifle, and the sad description of the dying out of the great herds.  It goes into detail about ways of life in a convincing way.

Unfortunately it's out of print so you have to get a second hand copy, but I recommend it to anyone interested in western fiction.  Disclaimer: the author, who died a few years ago, was a family friend, so maybe I'm biased, but I was surprised by how much I got into the book.
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« Reply #157 on: March 27, 2006, 02:38:31 PM »

tgy, I take it that's not by THE Gene Hackman!  Sounds cool though, it's always fun when you get really into a novel.

Hey Lilly,yes it is co-authored by THE Gene Hackman.I spotted this in the library last year,thinking the same thing as I never knew he written a book.In fact this is the second book he has written.Unfortunately the library doesn't have his first book.
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« Reply #158 on: March 27, 2006, 02:40:27 PM »

Wow, cool!  Thanks, tgy.  I never would have known.  I'll have to look out for it. O0
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« Reply #159 on: March 27, 2006, 08:34:45 PM »



This is quite an interesting book. It deals with some of the odder questions that we wonder about now and then, but don't really know the answer to...and don't have the nerve to ask. Also makes a good bathroom reader.   ;)
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