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by ryanseanoreilly
Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Books and Authors
Topic: Review "The Golden Compass" by Philip Pullman (podcast)
Replies: 10
Views: 10063

Re: Review "The Golden Compass" by Philip Pullman (podcast)

Cool. That's good to know!

Thanks for your thoughts.
by ryanseanoreilly
Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Books and Authors
Topic: Review "The Devil Rides Out" by Dennis Wheatley (podcast)
Replies: 0
Views: 3597

Review "The Devil Rides Out" by Dennis Wheatley (podcast)

A near-perfect adventure story bolstered by a well-researched study of the occult; full of daring, cunning and romance. Dennis Wheatley writes quickly and keeps the stakes high. He masterfully balances the provision of vital information and background with stake raising in the plot game. Most of his...
by ryanseanoreilly
Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Books and Authors
Topic: Review "The Golden Compass" by Philip Pullman (podcast)
Replies: 10
Views: 10063

Re: Review "The Golden Compass" by Philip Pullman (podcast)

Ha! I know the feeling. My to-be-read pile has grown too high. Too many good books to check out and not enough time to read! (I also prefer the feel of a "physical" book, but the ebooks are convenient--if nothing else).
by ryanseanoreilly
Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Books and Authors
Topic: Review "The Golden Compass" by Philip Pullman (podcast)
Replies: 10
Views: 10063

Re: Review "The Golden Compass" by Philip Pullman (podcast)

Did you read the rest of the books ? Does it all end satisfactorily?
by ryanseanoreilly
Mon Dec 19, 2016 9:42 pm
Forum: Books and Authors
Topic: Review "The Golden Compass" by Philip Pullman (podcast)
Replies: 10
Views: 10063

Review "The Golden Compass" by Philip Pullman (podcast)

A tale told by a crackling, comforting fire while the bitter northern winds gust dangerously against the window panes outside. This book starts a bit slowly at first, but then kicks up into high-adventure and keeps this pace to the end. Pullman’s writing is very good and he manages to capture a perf...
by ryanseanoreilly
Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:50 pm
Forum: Books and Authors
Topic: Review "The Man In the High Castle" Philip K. Dick (podcast)
Replies: 2
Views: 4247

Review "The Man In the High Castle" Philip K. Dick (podcast)

A story of subtle nuances containing picturesque fables that compound reality in philosophic deep strokes. This story is told from seven different points of view which include the unlikely characters of: a judo instructor; an antique dealer; a publisher; and a craftsman. Not what you would expect fr...
by ryanseanoreilly
Wed Oct 19, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: Books and Authors
Topic: Review "The Hellbound Heart" by Clive Barker (podcast)
Replies: 3
Views: 3810

Re: Review "The Hellbound Heart" by Clive Barker (podcast)

Thanks! It's mostly audio stuff, but our podcast did do a micro doc on Kurt Vonnegut. Hope you enjoy.
by ryanseanoreilly
Tue Oct 18, 2016 11:32 am
Forum: Books and Authors
Topic: Review "The Hellbound Heart" by Clive Barker (podcast)
Replies: 3
Views: 3810

Review "The Hellbound Heart" by Clive Barker (podcast)

A carnal visage of thrill-based plotting that is both fast and to the point…that being the tip of a meat hook. This tale is told from differing points of view. The story’s initial character, Frank, is wrought with hedonistic addictions that can no longer be satiated through earthly delights. Instead...
by ryanseanoreilly
Sat Oct 15, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: Books and Authors
Topic: Reveiw "The Lathe of Heaven" Ursula K. Le Guin (podcast)
Replies: 5
Views: 4833

Re: Reveiw "The Lathe of Heaven" Ursula K. Le Guin (podcast)

Cool! Hope you enjoy this book. We just read Philip K. Dick's "Man in the High Castle" (more on that later) for our podcast, and Ursula K. Le Guin drew inspiration from him. In "Lathe of Heaven" you can really feel that. So, if you like PKD you'll probably also dig this sort of moody-misty trip. Let...
by ryanseanoreilly
Sat Oct 15, 2016 12:18 pm
Forum: Books and Authors
Topic: Review "Lair of the White Worm" Bram Stoker (podcast)
Replies: 6
Views: 5969

Re: Review "Lair of the White Worm" Bram Stoker (podcast)

I haven't read "Jerusalem" either, but Alan Moore is a true story-telling wizard. I really enjoyed checking him out when we covered the "Watchman" on our podcast.
by ryanseanoreilly
Tue Sep 20, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: Books and Authors
Topic: Review "Lair of the White Worm" Bram Stoker (podcast)
Replies: 6
Views: 5969

Re: Review "Lair of the White Worm" Bram Stoker (podcast)

Yes, he wrote this at the very tale end of his life. Health issues may have been a factor... The story feels disjointed. It's not really regarded well. I'll have to read Dracula at some point and compare the two. I believe one of the other co-hosts on the podcast is a big fan of the Dracula text.