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Old 28th August 2011, 11:51 AM
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About 2/3rds through MICHAEL PALIN DIARIES 1969-1979 THE PYTHON YEARS, really good read, very interesting view of early PYTHON including Cleese wanting out of the tv show(far more keen on the films) and Chapman's lateness. He and Jones have a close working/friendship that comes through very well. Funny to read about the genesis of some now famous sketches and how they all got together to write. Hope he publishes another.
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Mr Postman just popped this through my door ImageUploadedByTapatalk1314792579.648856.jpg
A bargain at 3.98 from eBay, it's the only copy I've seen with English text instead of the usual French. 36 pages, A5 size with plenty of colour and black & white photos, obviously it can't possibly compete with Stephen Throwers Beyond Terror book, but as a brief overview of the late great Lucio Fulci, it serves it's purpose.


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Old 31st August 2011, 01:56 PM
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The Rum Diary is excellent and a real page turner. I don't think it's up there with Hells Angels, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas or Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail 72, but it's a great read and, going by the trailer and, with Bruce Robinson as screenwriter and director, the film adaptation should be extremely good.
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One of my favourite Clive Barker books, along with Cabal. Really looking forward to his eagerly anticipated conclusion to the Cenobite saga with The Scarlet Gospels




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Old 31st August 2011, 03:13 PM
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As for DR. Thompson, THE GREAT SHARK HUNT, kinda like a greatest hits compilation, and includes the 'shark hunt' a drug fueled island jaunt that's as funny as anything he ever wrote, as usual he's too wasted to catch anything, but what a trip. The reality of tripping out of your mind in an airport and the desire for ice in the drinks are laugh out loud moments.
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The Great Shark Hunt is a terrific read and a great introduction to HST's work. As you say, the titular story is a brilliant read and I don't know how many people would love to have lead half the life that Dr Thompson did, travelling to numerous places around the world, meeting all manner of political figures, outlaws and celebrities, most of the time with all manner of illicit substances in his veins.

Trouble is, at least judging by his letters, he was miserable and in debt most of the time, so wasn't a brilliant life most of us believe.
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Old 31st August 2011, 04:42 PM
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And not to mention if it was me, I would be posting this from prison or from beyond the grave, how the man never did jail time in the U.S. is pure luck, and shooting off handguns everytime he got pissed off or felt down turned out to be a bad omen. And imagine what he was like to live with, but even with all that, one of the great story tellers.
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Just finished another Rebus/Rankin classic,TOOTH AND NAIL.....
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"The Sword of Albion" by Mark Chadbourn. Much swashing and buckling abound as evil fairies try to take over Elizabethan England. A nice mix of history and fantasy that moves along at a fair pace.
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