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message 1: by Trish (new)

Trish You are very welcome. I just hope you'll like it, too!


message 2: by Dennis (new)

Dennis We'll find out now. :)


message 3: by Trish (new)

Trish Dennis wrote: "We'll find out now. :)"

Ha! *is excited*


message 4: by Dennis (new)

Dennis OMG, the art! It's gorgeous. 😍


message 5: by Trish (new)

Trish 😬 I‘m so glad you seem to love it already.


message 6: by Dennis (last edited Nov 03, 2018 06:53AM) (new)

Dennis Oh, I do. :) I'm really taking my time here. Savoring every second of it. Also taking a lot of pictures.

I wonder if you thought about the same thing than I did when you came across this one.

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message 7: by Cathy (new)

Cathy Looks interesting!


message 8: by Dennis (new)

Dennis It is absolutely fantastic, Cathy. A road trip through the post-apocalyptic US, full of eerie images and melancholy. The art is not from this world. I'm awestruck!


message 9: by Trish (new)

Trish Dennis wrote: "Oh, I do. :) I'm really taking my time here. Savoring every second of it. Also taking a lot of pictures.

I wonder if you thought about the same thing than I did when you came across this one.

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A certain book/movie we've read this year, absolutely. ;)


message 10: by Trish (new)

Trish So glad you loved it, Dennis, and am looking forward to the pictures you're choosing for the review. :D


message 11: by Dennis (new)

Dennis Trish wrote: "A certain book/movie we've read this year, absolutely. ;)

Exactly! :) I'll give you something more difficult. What about this one?

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message 13: by Dennis (new)

Dennis I'm not sure why you're spoiler tagging that. *lol* But no, I thought of something else. Would have been a little scary though, if you did so too. ;)


message 14: by Trish (new)

Trish *lol* True, spoilers make no sense here. So tell me what you were thinking of!


message 15: by Dennis (new)

Dennis I thought of Wipeout. Which has nothing to do with this book, of course. But that's why it would have been funny (and a little scary) if you'd thought of that as well.


message 16: by Trish (new)

Trish Dennis wrote: "I thought of Wipeout. Which has nothing to do with this book, of course. But that's why it would have been funny (and a little scary) if you'd thought of that as well."

Don't even know that title, I don't think? I only remember Whiteout.


message 17: by Dennis (new)

Dennis Lol. That's not even close. Wipeout is a futuristic racing game that was (in)famous for its relentless speed and high difficulty in higher levels. As well as product placement (Red Bull, I think) and its soundtrack (The Prodigy and other popular bands).


message 18: by Trish (last edited Nov 04, 2018 02:04AM) (new)

Trish Well, that is quite unfair, then, because I don't know any sports games. *pouts* But it is very likely that the author does and used it in this book (there are a number of game references).


message 19: by Dennis (new)

Dennis There are? I was only thinking of The Last of us and Wipeout, of course. I think I'll have to look for them when I'm retaking my pictures. It's so dark today, though, I don't even know if I'm doing it now. :(


message 20: by Dennis (new)

Dennis Trish wrote: "So glad you loved it, Dennis, and am looking forward to the pictures you're choosing for the review. :D"

At long last the sky lit up for a few minutes and I took the pictures. So now I only have to choose the right ones from the 88 I got. Should be easy, right!? :-/


message 21: by Trish (new)

Trish Dennis wrote: "There are? I was only thinking of The Last of us and Wipeout, of course. I think I'll have to look for them when I'm retaking my pictures. It's so dark today, though, I don't even know if I'm doing..."

Ha! I thought about The Last Of Us, too! :D


message 22: by Trish (new)

Trish Dennis wrote: "At long last the sky lit up for a few minutes and I took the pictures. So now I only have to choose the right ones from the 88 I got. Should be easy, right!? :-/"

88?! Dear booksgods, you're worse than I am! :D


message 23: by Dennis (new)

Dennis Trish wrote: "Ha! I thought about The Last Of Us, too! :D"

Ha! Cool. :)

88?! Dear booksgods, you're worse than I am! :D

Well ... yes. *lol* This review will probably take an whole evening to materialize.


message 24: by Trish (last edited Nov 04, 2018 01:33PM) (new)

Trish Dennis wrote: "Trish wrote: "Ha! I thought about The Last Of Us, too! :D"

Ha! Cool. :)

88?! Dear booksgods, you're worse than I am! :D

Well ... yes. *lol* This review will probably take an whole evening to mat..."


All the more to look forward to.


message 25: by Mir (new)

Mir This was excellent! Thanks to you and Trish for bringing it to my attention.


message 26: by Dennis (new)

Dennis You're very welcome! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

I think I loved this even more the second time around. Now I just have to find the time to finish the damn review.
Speaking of, where's yours? ;)


message 27: by Trish (new)

Trish Miriam wrote: "This was excellent! Thanks to you and Trish for bringing it to my attention."

You're welcome indeed.


message 28: by Dennis (new)

Dennis Trish wrote: "Dennis wrote: "Trish wrote: "Ha! I thought about The Last Of Us, too! :D"

Ha! Cool. :)

88?! Dear booksgods, you're worse than I am! :D

Well ... yes. *lol* This review will probably take an whole..."


Or maybe it will take another year. Lol. I added the link to Stalenhag's art gallery. There's some artwork that didn't make it into the book. Some of it quite nice. If you want to have a look.


message 29: by Trish (new)

Trish Dennis wrote: "I added the link to Stalenhag's art gallery. There's some artwork that didn't make it into the book. Some of it quite nice. If you want to have a look."

Yup, definitely do. Might have to get this (and one of the upcoming) book(s) of his. :D


message 30: by Dennis (new)

Dennis I want all of them. :) Seems like Tales from the Loop will be adapted into an Amazon series, in 2020(?), as well.


message 31: by Trish (new)

Trish Really? Cool!


message 32: by Dennis (new)

Dennis Yeah, hope so. I mean, the movie rights to The Electric State have been sold as well. And so far nothing came of it. But since there's quite some cast already for the other one, I suppose this is actually going to be real.


message 33: by Trish (new)

Trish Well, sold rights mean nothing much. Look at how long Sandman has been waiting.


message 34: by Dennis (new)

Dennis I wouldn't know. But generally speaking, yes, you're right.


message 35: by Trish (new)

Trish Some books I know have had their movie rights sold 16 or more years ago. Never did anything come of it. Some had a cast, some even a pilot episode or first version shot and shown to a test audience before getting scrapped. :/


message 36: by Dennis (new)

Dennis Yeah, that sucks. But maybe you've heard about this? Isaac Asimov wrote a pretty great short story in 1946. It is called Evidence. He sold the film rights to Orson Welles (for $250). And, well, Welles died in 1985. He never used them.


message 37: by Trish (new)

Trish Yup, heard of it though I haven't yet read the story. More Asimov is another thing on my bucket list for this year. Especially after the references in Picard.


message 38: by Dennis (new)

Dennis Ah, yeah, I had that plan as well. In 2018. Lol.


message 39: by Trish (new)

Trish *lol* I tend to realize my reading plans a wee bit more quickly.


message 40: by Dennis (new)

Dennis I know. I'm just too much of a mood reader. That's the main reason why I rarely read and almost never finish a long running series.


message 41: by Trish (new)

Trish Oh, I understand mood reading. Especially catering to different seasons and weird weather. It's why Brad and I are gonna read King's The Stand right after the The Dark Tower series. Bwahahahahahaha! But if a series is good, my mood ensures I also finish it. ;P


message 42: by Dennis (new)

Dennis I don't quite understand the mood reading part about your plan to read The Stand, to be honest. Not sure "mood reading" and "plan" actually go together. Lol. Or are we talking about starting it right now?


message 43: by Trish (new)

Trish We're talking about reading it because of the Corona virus. So that mood prompted us to read it - but only after having finished the book we already started (the last DT one). It's still a mood - unless your moods swing from one end to the other faster than normal people change their underwear. *lol*


message 44: by Dennis (new)

Dennis They do. ;) But anyways, I misunderstood. I thought that for some reason you two had planned to read it after DT, before you even started the last book.


message 45: by Trish (new)

Trish There is no way the DT train can be stopped now. I'd suffer a heart attack.


message 46: by Dennis (new)

Dennis Bahahaha! I've not read your reviews since The Gunslinger, as my train stopped there. But I've seen that you rated all of them 5 stars.


message 47: by Trish (new)

Trish Yep. Some are better than others but only within King's standard - compared to other fantasy and/or scifi authors, this is brilliant. No other word for it.


message 48: by Dennis (new)

Dennis Well, I could think of another word for The Gunslinger. But maybe it's better to leave well enough alone. :)


message 49: by Trish (new)

Trish I could think of something too. Not something to call The Gunslinger, but something I'd like to do to certain people. But maybe it's better to leave well enough alone.


message 50: by Dennis (new)

Dennis Yep. I think it is. :)


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