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Paul@TheOverlook 25th June 2008 02:47 PM

I read a lot of books about film ? am particularly of the tomes that chronicle disastrous productions. Almost finished reading 'The Devil's Candy', which is a first-hand account of the making of Brian de Palma's BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES ? it's a really cracking read and highly recommended.

I also read Christopher Frayling's Sergio Leone biography, 'Something To Do With Death' and would thoroughly recommend that too.

mark meakin 4th July 2008 03:14 PM

I highly recommend this book for fans of the Blaxploitation genre.Lots of stills & original posters :-
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Blaxploitati...5184362&sr=8-2

vipco 5th July 2008 01:08 AM

I have a collection of film and film related reference / information books but i've yet to read a horror novel.
I thought i'd start with something by Stephen King , Clive Barker or Shaun Hutson.
Can anyone recommend anything ?
As you can see from the time of this post i'm not that great a sleeper, so i'd love a good piece of horror fiction to pass the time till I nod off.
Thanks.

dougal 5th July 2008 10:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vipco (Post 9218)
I have a collection of film and film related reference / information books but i've yet to read a horror novel.
I thought i'd start with something by Stephen King , Clive Barker or Shaun Hutson.
Can anyone recommend anything ?

Go for the early works of Stephen King. Salems Lot, The Shining, Carrie etc. All brilliant reads.

mark meakin 5th July 2008 02:18 PM

I would recommend the early Stephen King books highly too.I also like the early James Herbert books like The Rats & The Fog.

vipco 5th July 2008 02:55 PM

Thank you both for the recommendations, thats what i'll go for then.
I'll pick up one of the early King books and one of the Herbert books as well.
Cheers guy's.

dougal 5th July 2008 03:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vipco (Post 9236)
Thank you both for the recommendations, thats what i'll go for then.
I'll pick up one of the early King books and one of the Herbert books as well.
Cheers guy's.

Depends on what you're after - Kings are the great American novel, lots of deep characterisation and wonderfully evocative situations. Herbert's are more 'splatter' style - lots of gory set pieces. Of his I'd certainly recommend The Fog and The Rats

vipco 5th July 2008 03:32 PM

I think i'll get Salems Lot and The Fog. Theres a bookstore quite close to were I live definitely has those 2 titles as I noticed them when I was collecting my games magazines , so i'll go there on Monday.
Thanks again for your help.

I've been looking for the novels from the TV series 'Dark Angel' but can't seem to find any of them anywhere, even Forbidden Planet didn't have them, so I thought i'd give horror fiction a try as i've never read a horror novel before.
I think the way you describe Kings work would be more to my taste.

The Reaper Man@Cult Labs 5th July 2008 08:28 PM

Any of you folks happen to be up in Scotland and happen to be in the Dumfries and Galloway area,then you MUST visit WIGTOWN.
Known as Scotland's book town,I picked up mint condition copies of:
DVD DELIRIUM VOL 1 & 2
FLESH AND BLOOD COMPENDIUM
HORROR MOVIES HARDBACK ALAN FRANK 1977
HORROR MOVIES A ROUGH GUIDE
SEE NO EVIL-BANNED MOVIES AND VIDEO NASTIES
all for the fantastic price of 35 quid!
I shit you not folks;)
It's the shop that's advertised as Scotland's largest bookshop.....:cool:

bedorca 6th July 2008 07:20 AM

Wow Reaps. Are they online?


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