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I assume the cover art to that Québec Metal book is done by Away from Voivod? Certainly looks like his style.
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Originally posted by Barbu Barbu wrote:







yeah, thats definitely Away


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mithrandir Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 29 2015 at 14:39
Imajica by Clive Barker - one of those books I started a long time ago, got about 50 pages in and never came back to it, well finally decided to give it another go and it turned out to be quite an undertaking with plenty of moving parts, smaller mysteries revealed which only lead into bigger mysteries, the world(s) were vast and like all Clive Barker he does a good job at really making you feel like there are other worlds or dimensions that lie beneath the surface that we are not aware of but are still somehow vital to and effect the world in which we live, the story is also told both forward and backwards over time leading up to a one giant epic circle of a tale, the only minor problems I had were the characters could be a touch flat, I actually found some of the 2ndary characters more interesting than the 3 primary ones, and the "feminist" conclusion was a bit, eh... I wish Mr Barker would have found the solution more in "Balance" than leaving it off with one side overtaking the other... aside from all that, when all was said and done I found it all quite beautiful and kind of moving...

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Guy Guden Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 29 2015 at 19:33
Finished Aubrey Powell's Hipgnosis/Portraits.  A difficult read, not only because of the awkward, heavy coffee table size of the thing.  Powell's insights to the business side and Rock 'n Roll lifestyle, egos and bluff, took away from the magic of the collective art.  It's not surprising to hear him describe his distaste for progressive music, subtle though it was.  With Storm dead and other graphic artists ignored or minimized, I feel some of the story is missing.
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Fantastic read. Enjoyed every bit of it. 
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^ I was thinking about reading that one, after I finish 'Journey to the Centre of the Earth' Smile
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Originally posted by aglasshouse aglasshouse wrote:

Fantastic read. Enjoyed every bit of it. 
 
If you haven't read them I recommend Childhoods End and Rendezvous With Rama....both by Clarke.
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Will begin reading this on my days off:



and finish off this dated but charming collection!

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^ Better than the Fantastic Four movies? Tongue
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Originally posted by Meltdowner Meltdowner wrote:

^ Better than the Fantastic Four movies? Tongue

Meow!

I don't think those films are dreadful, Sam! I mean, they're not very really good either, but I can appreciate that they're kind of light and colourful, easy for families to watch! Breezy, fun and entertaining - I can dig it! Was also good that the Thing wasn't a CGI character!

And to be honest...I think those throaway films will be better than the upcoming `reboot' FF movie. Lord, the trailers look so drab and dreary, deadly serious as well!
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I don't think they are bad either, it's entertaining like you say. At least back then Marvel didn't release a ton of mediocre movies every year like now. The first one was released ten years ago already Shocked The only Marvel movie I'm interested to see now is Deadpool Wink
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Green Shield Stamp Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 07 2015 at 15:52
Recently read this one:


Quickly followed by this one:


Nearly finished this one: 


And will soon start this one:


'Lonesome Dove' was a deserving winner of the Pulitzer Prize.  The other two (and hopefully the one I haven't read yet) maintain the high quality.  This is a fantastic sequence of novels.  Characterisation is second to none; the plots are fast-paced and exciting (and at times shockingly violent) and you learn an awful lot about the troubled history of Mid -19th Century Texas.  Just brilliant!!!!




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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Toaster Mantis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 15 2015 at 03:26
Last night I read this dystopian short story by the criminally underrated American horror author Ann Sterzinger. It takes place in a futuristic women's prison, and is narrated first-person by what might be a future incarnation of the writer herself.

It looks like Sterzinger's currently working on a full-length novel version of the same concept, by the way. The one novel of hers I read, The Talkative Corpse, had some issues but was otherwise very very good so I'm curious to see where she goes next.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Barbu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 16 2015 at 18:01
Excuse-moi d'casser ton fun mais j'me cherche une rime pour automne
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