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« Reply #780 on: October 16, 2019, 07:29:53 PM »

The Kremlins Candidate - the first Red Sparrow novel was pretty good. Lots of cool spy shit happening, some tantalizing sexy bits and a good ending. A good cottage read for sure. The second one was okay and the third one is so fucking stupid I’m having a hard time reading it. Truly this dude is fucking phoning it in. I’m actually bored of the lurid descriptions of lusty sex and sweaty heaving bosoms. I’m about 80 pages away and I need to see this thing to it’s conclusion but what a disappointment.
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« Reply #781 on: October 19, 2019, 05:07:01 PM »

Update: it was even worse than I could have anticipated. And not even the ending, just the whole book. Actually the entire series except for the first one.

Just started “I’ll Be Gone In The Dark” by Michelle McNamara about the search for the Golden State Killer. Apparently it’s supposed to be great.
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« Reply #782 on: October 21, 2019, 10:04:02 PM »

Just started “I’ll Be Gone In The Dark” by Michelle McNamara about the search for the Golden State Killer. Apparently it’s supposed to be great.

It's an utter piece of useless trash that clearly suffers from the xanax, fentanyl and adderall which was found in her system when she died.
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« Reply #783 on: October 22, 2019, 12:40:35 AM »

Just started “I’ll Be Gone In The Dark” by Michelle McNamara about the search for the Golden State Killer. Apparently it’s supposed to be great.

It's an utter piece of useless trash that clearly suffers from the xanax, fentanyl and adderall which was found in her system when she died.

Wow, I’m really enjoying it after about 50 pages. You seem to feel really strongly about this book?
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« Reply #784 on: October 22, 2019, 03:45:56 PM »

Has anyone gotten into New Juche's latest yet? I'll be picking it up soon
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« Reply #785 on: October 26, 2019, 07:35:16 PM »

Did a fair amount of searching the forums with no success, and if a new thread is needed I could start one but -

I'm looking for some recommendations on the subject of sound. Particularly theory, approach, etc... not so much composition or formality.
I have been recommended In Search of a Concrete Music by Pierre Schaeffer which seems like a good starting point, but am wondering if anyone else has some books on this subject they find compelling. Another loose example: I was gifted awhile ago the first Arcana book by John Zorn...

Thanks in advance
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« Reply #786 on: October 26, 2019, 07:43:25 PM »

I'm looking for some recommendations on the subject of sound.

Maybe not quite what you're after but The Rest Is Noise by Alex Ross is a fantastic book on 20th Century Music - more detailing the sociopolitical conditions a lot of the artist lived under and how their work was viewed at the time, than about their approach but I friggin' love this book and I'll hype it up any chance I get.

I'd also suggest Forces In Motion by Graeme Lock about Anthony Braxton - he talks a lot about his compositional processes, as well as acting as a sort of tour diary of his 1985 Europe tour. He also eats at McDonalds every friggin' day as he spent all his money on records. It's a great read and just reissued/updated so you don't have to pay big bucks for a Da Capo 1st edition.....
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« Reply #787 on: October 26, 2019, 08:04:38 PM »

Has anyone gotten into New Juche's latest yet? I'll be picking it up soon
Which book? From what publisher?
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« Reply #788 on: October 26, 2019, 08:11:48 PM »

Has anyone gotten into New Juche's latest yet? I'll be picking it up soon
Which book? From what publisher?

Phillip Best just published a new title from N.J. entitled "The Devils".

Not too long ago I read an earlier book by an author Best is publishing. He's an ex-porn actor* & the book* was half-ass Dennis Cooper. Just awful. Can't remember his name (or his porn name) nor the name of the book.

*Christopher Zeischegg aka Danny Wylde; "The Wolves that live in skin and Space"
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« Reply #789 on: October 29, 2019, 08:21:01 PM »

Just started “I’ll Be Gone In The Dark” by Michelle McNamara about the search for the Golden State Killer. Apparently it’s supposed to be great.

It's an utter piece of useless trash that clearly suffers from the xanax, fentanyl and adderall which was found in her system when she died.

Wow, I’m really enjoying it after about 50 pages. You seem to feel really strongly about this book?

Still wondering about this super hot take - I just finished it today and really enjoyed it. I would definitely be interested in watching the HBO series when it comes out as well - my only gripe is that they didn’t really discuss anything about the capture/who GSK actually was, I had to go to frickin’ Wikipedia for that. I guess “innocent until proven guilty” or whatever....
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« Reply #790 on: October 29, 2019, 08:53:48 PM »

If I recall correctly, the book was published before the capture?
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« Reply #791 on: October 29, 2019, 09:46:08 PM »

If I recall correctly, the book was published before the capture?

Yes - and also the author died before it was even finished.
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« Reply #792 on: October 29, 2019, 10:03:55 PM »

Did a fair amount of searching the forums with no success, and if a new thread is needed I could start one but -

I'm looking for some recommendations on the subject of sound.

Probably your best bet here http://www.special-interests.net/forum/index.php?topic=1883.0
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« Reply #793 on: October 29, 2019, 10:42:35 PM »

Sound By Artists is fantastic, the list of recommended recordings at the end is worth it alone.
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« Reply #794 on: October 30, 2019, 01:33:22 AM »


Whoa, thanks! Don't know how I missed it.
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