Ribbons wrote:what books do you want to see up here? What themes? Which authors?
Keepcoolbutcare wrote:prolly my favorite contemporary author.
Ribbons wrote:Keepcoolbutcare wrote:prolly my favorite contemporary author.
I should add, for anyone with reservations about their suggestions slipping through the cracks, that I am literally writing all of these down in a notebook. Which I hope doesn't sound too weird.
Keepcoolbutcare wrote:ribbons, what say you to Graphic Novels? Or would you rather just stick to words without the 'purty pictures?
TonyWilson wrote:Hmm, I'm getting deja vu with that first post Ribbon old buddy
Heh, dog did beat me too it. Stick with it dog, the first part of historical bit is tough going in regards to the language, but it's going to pay off in spades. Although I agree it can be off putting, it took me about 3 goes to get in to it.
But, as the esteemed Mr ButCare reminded me, I'm going to pimp Flicker by Theodore Roszak.
It's about a film student named Jonathan Gates who becomes gradually obsessed with the obscure movies of director named Max Castle. His films seem like hackery, bad 40's b-movies and exploitation films, but they have an extraordinary power in them, subliminal and disturbing. As Gates becomes more obsessed he tracks down people who used to work with Castle, who started working at the dawn of cinema in germany. Gates discovers many dark and terrifying truths. It's a brilliant look at the power of propaganda and the power of cinema, but it's so much more too. A paranoid conspiracy thriller of the most deliciously devilish. A pitch black comedy of grotesques. And an sick and twisted love letter to Hollywood.
I'd love this book to be picked as it's a perfect one for a book club on a film website and I think it will really connect with a lot of people here.
brainiac wrote:Thank you for restarting this great topic... I'll supply the drinks to go with the left-overs:
dirty martinis, lemon squashes, and creme soda with the occasional pint thrown in.
Let me add my vote for a few of my favorite authors: William Gibson, Georger R.R. Martin, Neil Gaiman,
Tim Powers, Harlan Ellison, and more to be named at a later date.
Good on ya, mate!
Ribbons wrote:Out of the series listed, Peven, which are the books within them that are the most self-contained?
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Flumm wrote:After coming across it on my own own online literary meanderings, I had been meaning to work though this some, see if it was as omnipotent as it claimed to be, with perhaps a look to helping you out with your upcoming practicalities and battleplans for the Book Club, Ribbons...
..hopefully it might of some use to you, sir, but I also figured it I would put it out there, as I may not have time to pay it the attention it may or may not deserve anytime soon, and it may be of interest to those who may be inclining their gaze in this direction anyways...
Ribbons wrote:Does anybody have any TPBs/graphic novels that they'd like to see nominated for Book of the Month?
Flumm wrote:Assuming that something whole is preffered rather than a story arc or TPB, in terms of completely self contained ventures, there's...
You Are Here
Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth
...waiting to be inputted as soon as I can find room for them round these here parts. If any of those are deemed worthy, I'd be happy to put them at the top of the pile, to take one for the cause so to speak.
Of the above, I think We3 would possibly be a nice suggestion, it's been long in the offing in terms of Zone recommendations, it has it's long standing champions here, Lady S is awaiting her copy too, and generally speaking, from what I can tell, it seems like something that strikes a nice balance between known, and worthy of some back and forth, yet not too ubiquitous to feel overripe for discussion, you know?
Course I can only defer to those more in the know with these things.
Adam Balm wrote:Well, although I can only speak for myself, the torch having been passed to Ribbons for the Zoner Book Club, I think that graphic novels might be best served with their own thing in the comics forum. Anybody feel like starting a comic of the month club thread?
Historically graphic novels (like everything sequential art) have always been discussed there, and it seems to have worked out okay so far.
ONeillSG1 wrote:I told AB before he left, and I'll say it again:
Hitchhiker's Guide Damn it!
ONeillSG1 wrote:ONeillSG1 wrote:I told AB before he left, and I'll say it again:
Hitchhiker's Guide Damn it!
HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY!!!!
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