June 14, 2001, 7:48 a.m. CST
by Jack Diamond
June 14, 2001, 7:49 a.m. CST
But, and not to be bitching here, this is not a book review site. I just think that you do well enough with your movie reviews, that you should stick to those. But, whatever floats your boat.
June 14, 2001, 8:53 a.m. CST
That's kind of unsettling, as my name is Mr. Beller. What is this neighborhood of mine that you have stumbled upon - seriously?
June 14, 2001, 9:23 a.m. CST
Hey 11 short stories packed in to only 274 pages. Sounds like a great read; leaving plenty of time to keep bitching about this shitty ass summer for movies. Thanx for the heads up.
June 14, 2001, 9:30 a.m. CST
A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters (Vintage International) -- Julian Barnes
June 14, 2001, 10:12 a.m. CST
Please. Please. Please keep reviewing books here. I love these book reviews they are why I keep coming back.
June 14, 2001, 2:18 p.m. CST
by All Thumbs
1. Is this out in stores yet? 2. Why don't you review books more often? Yes, I know this is a movie site, but I did mean movie-centric books (although now you have me wanted to get my hands on these stories). I remember your review of some from a LONG time ago...would love to see that again.
June 14, 2001, 10:41 p.m. CST
by CK Dexter Haven
I just finished this thing. The good buzz was making me crazy to read it, so I bought it on the way home from the orofice. My only advice is RUN--DON'T WALK--to the bookstore and get this thing immediately. It's just amazing. If you halfway like books, it will make you do a happy dance. They're discussing it on one of my favorite booksites, btw--www.readerville.com.
June 15, 2001, 12:24 a.m. CST
If you like this book, check out Pure Slaughter Value and Lightning On The Sun by Robert Bingham. If this writer Mori's talking about is the Tom Wolfe of angst-filled New Yorkers, then Bingham was their Robert Stone, I say "was" because he OD'd on heroin a few years back. Check these books out. You'll thank me when it's over.
June 15, 2001, 8:16 a.m. CST
This might be a decent place to drop a tidbit of news I picked up, the readers here being what and who they are. While the film version of "On the Road"(unfilmmable) is aparently going to be directed by schlockmeister Shumacher the script has been written by novelist Russell Banks(A far better writer than Kuroac). While I still don't think the project is even necessary this does make it more interesting.
July 5, 2001, 2:11 p.m. CST
Moriarty, I couldn't agree with you more! This book is great to read intermittently since each of the stories are only about 25 pages each. The characters are really interesting and as you're reading the book, there are little details in each chapter that refer back to one of the other chapters. For instance, Nicole Bonner (The Smoker) is wearing the silver bracelet with jade dolphins that James Branch sees at John Castle's Nomadic (The Opals). Post any other references you can find!