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review 2018-06-13 02:01
What you gonna read?
Ghostbusters: Novel (Coronet Books) - Larry Milne

Recently I re-watched the 80's classic Ghostbusters and for the first time I wondered if there had ever been a novelization of the story. Spoiler alert: There is and it's pretty weird. Much like the Star Trek screen-to-book adaptations that I've read this was written directly after the film was released and includes additional scenes and background information not covered in the original film. For example, did you know that Winston's last name is Zeddemore? And if you had only read the book I doubt you'd find Dana very charming...in fact you might think she was abrasive. While it mostly stuck to the script's dialogue, the character descriptions fell short of the mark. (Egon is still the best though.) Bonus material like movie stills, cast and crew bios, and movie credits were tacked on making this feel less like a novelization and more like a marketing ploy. (If you haven't guessed yet I wasn't overly impressed with it.) What I like about both the book and movie are all of the obvious nods to New York like the Schwarzman branch downtown. It's such a cool way to feel connected to the story. XD I can't deny that it wasn't that great though so it's a 3/10 from me.

 

What's Up Next: The World According to Mister Rogers: Important Things to Remember by Fred Rogers

 

What I'm Currently Reading: Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

Source: readingfortheheckofit.blogspot.com
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text 2017-10-09 09:50
FIRST BINGO!

  

 

 

***THIRD ROW BINGO!!***

 

 

 

  

And the book selections read for each square.

 

  

 The Thin Man - Dashiell Hammett,William DufrisSherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection - Arthur Conan Doyle,Stephen FryThe Murder of Roger Ackroyd: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Audio) - Agatha Christie,Hugh FraserThe Legend of Sleepy Hollow [Classic Tales Edition] - Washington Irving,B. J. Harrison,B. J. HarrisonIn a Dark Wood - Josh Lanyon

 

 

The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett (9/17) - 3 Stars 

The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle (10/1) - 4 Stars

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie (9/29) - 4.5 Stars

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving (10/2) - 4.5 Stars

In a Dark Wood by Josh Lanyon (9/8) - 3 Stars

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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review 2017-05-02 00:58
Goofy fun
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters - Erik Burnham,Dan Schoening,Tom Waltz

I thought this would be goofy, and just okay.   The art was highly stylized, to be goofy in a fun, animated type style, so that probably helped that assumption right along.   This was true to both franchises, but played with a situation where teleportation led to travel through dimensions.   

 

It's a fun concept, and not an original one.   One of my favorite Star Trek episodes is Mirror, Mirror which deals with this issue.  One of my favorite Transformers issues is my Timeline: Shattered Glass issue, partly because I bought two before I realized how rare they were and feel lucky to have gotten one much less two.   And partly because I love how extreme the world is, how brutal the Autobots are, and how good the Decepticons are.   

 

This was clearly just a mishap to have these two groups meet, and the author is well aware that it's just a plot device.   He wisely ignores too much about this, and while the science geeks geek out over how the turtles crossed over into another dimension, how to get back, and then focus on that, the others don't.   It's all in character, and the others simply fret about the evil god, Chi-You, that the Turtles have brought with them - and how to stop it using Ghostbuster methods, and means.    (Casey, their friend, has been possessed by Chi-You, which means that they're even less likely to stay.)

 

The non-science geek turtles don't ant to stay around, even though they know they have to leave - even though they know the way back is degrading.   The science geeks will take care of it - or they won't - and what use is them staying around when people are in danger?   It's their responsibility, and even if it hadn't been, they can't sit around when someone might get hurt.   

 

Mostly these two groups just riff on each other - and it is goofy.   And adorable.   And harmless fun.   And Janine and April O'Neill?   Get along more than I'd expect them to, and that?   That is also adorable.  Just what I needed yesterday night and this morning.  I actually need something like this again to cheer me up some more.

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text 2017-05-01 00:47
Reading progress update: I've read 78 out of 104 pages.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters - Erik Burnham,Dan Schoening,Tom Waltz

The Ghostbusters think the Turtles are kung fu martians when they first meet XD   

 

So much cuter than I expected. 

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text 2016-07-24 02:46
Today

I saw the new Ghostbusters movie with a friend and was surprised that I mostly enjoyed it. I've seen at least one of the original movies and don't recall loving it, so I was iffy about going to see this one.

 

Then I went and did some liquidation sale shopping. I got a lot, even though I'm sure the biggest sales are still to come. So, successful (maybe too successful - now I have to find space for it all), but also one of the saddest book shopping trips I've ever done. I may write up a post about some of it later.

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