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Thats that devil candy book about

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Thats that devil candy book about

The Hollywood fiasco of trying to produce an adaptation of Tom Wolfe's Bonfire of the Vanities (which became the Brian de Palma movie).


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tragabigzanda wrote:
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Thats that devil candy book about

The Hollywood fiasco of trying to produce an adaptation of Tom Wolfe's Bonfire of the Vanities (which became the Brian de Palma movie).


Oh yeah...saw that one when it came out just because it was a De Palma movie.
Kinda liked it.

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Thats that devil candy book about

The Hollywood fiasco of trying to produce an adaptation of Tom Wolfe's Bonfire of the Vanities (which became the Brian de Palma movie).


Oh yeah...saw that one when it came out just because it was a De Palma movie.
Kinda liked it.

two chapters in and i am loving it


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Gillian Flynn is a horrible writer, but she correctly says in the foreward that McNamara's gift is in finding the humanity in her subjects. It's true. This one is creepy as hell, but it transcends the lurid crime novel tropes by virtue of the victims' lives being so colorfully fleshed out.


You know what was weird about that intro? Her references to the text all happened in like the first 50 pages. It's like she didn't even finish it.


This was really good, though the last stretch, about the advances to forensic DNA and the legalities of access for criminal investigations, felt sort of tedious because it was rendered outdated once they caught the guy. If anyone is seriously insterested in I'll Be Gone In the Dark (Michelle McNamara, for the search), i'd suggest waiting for the next edition they have already announced with an updated ending on the Golden State Killer's capture.


Yeah, the last few chapters read completely differently after the fact. I am, in fact, shocked that she and the other amateur investigators didn't think about open-source databases as a potential direction to go in. Even if they had identified that as a potential line of investigation, it's not like they personally would have had access to the rape kits. I hope they take it slowly and carefully interview lots of the key players, but a second-edition would be cool to read in 2-3 years or so.

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Gillian Flynn is a horrible writer, but she correctly says in the foreward that McNamara's gift is in finding the humanity in her subjects. It's true. This one is creepy as hell, but it transcends the lurid crime novel tropes by virtue of the victims' lives being so colorfully fleshed out.


You know what was weird about that intro? Her references to the text all happened in like the first 50 pages. It's like she didn't even finish it.


This was really good, though the last stretch, about the advances to forensic DNA and the legalities of access for criminal investigations, felt sort of tedious because it was rendered outdated once they caught the guy. If anyone is seriously insterested in I'll Be Gone In the Dark (Michelle McNamara, for the search), i'd suggest waiting for the next edition they have already announced with an updated ending on the Golden State Killer's capture.


Yeah, the last few chapters read completely differently after the fact. I am, in fact, shocked that she and the other amateur investigators didn't think about open-source databases as a potential direction to go in. Even if they had identified that as a potential line of investigation, it's not like they personally would have had access to the rape kits. I hope they take it slowly and carefully interview lots of the key players, but a second-edition would be cool to read in 2-3 years or so.

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WTF Goodreads?

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Falling for You (A Bradford Sisters Romance, #2)
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From award-winning and bestselling author Becky Wade! A former NFL quarterback and his ex, a famous model, are thrown back together in this sweet second-chance romance. “This book will stay with you for a long time.”—RT Book Reviews


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Really dislike Barry Hanah


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Really dislike Barry Hanah


I'm rereading Airships for the first time since undergrad and man, the good stories (like Testimony of Pilot) still fuck me up, but the bad stories are really sexist and bad

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bada wrote:
WTF Goodreads?

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Falling for You (A Bradford Sisters Romance, #2)
by Becky Wade

From award-winning and bestselling author Becky Wade! A former NFL quarterback and his ex, a famous model, are thrown back together in this sweet second-chance romance. “This book will stay with you for a long time.”—RT Book Reviews

It does that to me all the time. I've complained about it even. They don't know what it is.

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Mickey, what are your thoughts on Huasipungo?


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Mickey, what are your thoughts on Huasipungo?


It will probably be on my comps but, honestly, I haven't read it yet. Not a huge fan of brutal realism tho.

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Alas, Babylon is on sale for $1.99 until the end of the month. It has one of the best descriptions of an atomic attack that I've read. Check it out.

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I finally finished It.

Man, what a ride. Its such a spectacular book...it really is.

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I finally finished It.

Man, what a ride. Its such a spectacular book...it really is.

Did you really love the whole thing? My feeling has always been that the 1950s stuff was fantastic, but that a lot of the 1980s stuff was pretty lurid and sometimes not interesting (but frequently scary). I really hope the upcoming movie improves on the adult story.


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tragabigzanda wrote:
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I finally finished It.

Man, what a ride. Its such a spectacular book...it really is.

Did you really love the whole thing? My feeling has always been that the 1950s stuff was fantastic, but that a lot of the 1980s stuff was pretty lurid and sometimes not interesting (but frequently scary). I really hope the upcoming movie improves on the adult story.


Yeah at first everything in the 80s is very weird. But its very very scary. But the final moments where he goes back and forth are astonishing.
I love the subject of the book too.

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About 40% thru the new King novel "The Outsider." King can screw the landing, but this is great. Liking it more than the Mercedes trilogy


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