Guilty pulp pleasures?

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Guilty pulp pleasures?

Postby Six Hits of Sunshine » Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:17 pm

Right now, along with some other "serious" material, I'm reading Star Wars: Darth Plagueis by James Luceno. Hey! I know I know, but Luceno is a half decent writer -- at least as far as star wars extended universe yarns go...

What are some of the guilty reading pleasures you might find yourself trying your best to hide while you ride the train?
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Re: Guilty pulp pleasures?

Postby DrEvil » Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:06 pm

Heavy Metal magazine. Why do they have to put half-naked women on every cover? :(
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Re: Guilty pulp pleasures?

Postby Six Hits of Sunshine » Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:08 am

DrEvil wrote:Heavy Metal magazine. Why do they have to put half-naked women on every cover? :(


Heavy Metal magazine was/is awesome!!!
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Re: Guilty pulp pleasures?

Postby semper occultus » Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:09 am

I read alot of the Alien extended universe novels once - I have no excuse to offer - they had to shamelessly rework one when Alien 3 came out & killed off the Aliens characters - paradoxically you can have good writers doing very crap books
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Re: Guilty pulp pleasures?

Postby elfismiles » Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:56 pm

I recently listened to all 40 plus hours of CRYPTONOMICON goodness by Neal Stephenson - fucking AWESOME! So not really guilty pleasure ... plus I wasn't lugging around the HUGE thick paperback or hardcover but rather my day job fisher-price toy of a digital player:

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I've been listening to Annie Jacobsen's AREA-51. Got a ways to go ... stopped cuz I wanna take notes while browsing thru my physical copy.

Now I'm listening Whitley Strieber's 2012: THE WAR FOR SOULS which is pretty cheesy pulp, kind of a Man in the High Castle meets War of the Worlds.
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Re: Guilty pulp pleasures?

Postby DrEvil » Sat Dec 01, 2012 2:06 am

Six Hits of Sunshine wrote:
DrEvil wrote:Heavy Metal magazine. Why do they have to put half-naked women on every cover? :(


Heavy Metal magazine was/is awesome!!!


Incidentally - there's a Heavy Metal live action tv-series coming out. Metal Hurlant Chronicles.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1629348/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
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Re: Guilty pulp pleasures?

Postby Six Hits of Sunshine » Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:27 pm

elfismiles wrote:I recently listened to all 40 plus hours of CRYPTONOMICON goodness by Neal Stephenson - fucking AWESOME! So not really guilty pleasure ... plus I wasn't lugging around the HUGE thick paperback or hardcover but rather my day job fisher-price toy of a digital player:

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I've been listening to Annie Jacobsen's AREA-51. Got a ways to go ... stopped cuz I wanna take notes while browsing thru my physical copy.

Now I'm listening Whitley Strieber's 2012: THE WAR FOR SOULS which is pretty cheesy pulp, kind of a Man in the High Castle meets War of the Worlds.


Awesome stuff...what kind of device is that??
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Re: Guilty pulp pleasures?

Postby elfismiles » Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:08 pm

Six Hits of Sunshine wrote:
elfismiles wrote: ... I wasn't lugging around the HUGE thick paperback or hardcover but rather my day job fisher-price toy of a digital player:

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Awesome stuff...what kind of device is that??


DTBM / DA1 - Digital Talking Book Machine (Advanced model) for plashing digital audio books on flash cartridge or thumb drive:

... cartridges ...

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... go in the machine ...

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I'd bet that every single one of us knows someone who qualifies for this free service:

www.loc.gov/nls/eligible.html
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Re: Guilty pulp pleasures?

Postby The Consul » Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:30 pm

"The Zero" by Jess Walter. Prior to that "Fobbit" by David Abrams.
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