Date: 2017-05-23 01:04 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thornsilver
Curious thorns want to know: do you decide to read these books and then get a copy, or do you just review stuff that you find in random used bookstores?

Date: 2017-05-23 06:15 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] beamjockey
It's always a bit sad when that is the case.

Can you cite any cases where you liked a book, picked up another by the same author, and IT WAS EVEN BETTER?

(Bujold for me. And Niven.)

Date: 2017-05-23 03:17 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] alexxkay
That cover just keeps making me think of Doc Savage.

Date: 2017-05-23 05:36 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Aha! Was about to compare the artist (Howard Chaykin) to Neal Adams for his ability to portray evocative-looking pulp style male characters that teeter on the edge of the uncanny valley, then discovered that he apprenticed under Neal Adams.

Riderius

Date: 2017-05-23 10:05 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] timgueugen
Chaykin is a pulp fan. One of his early creation was The Scorpion, published by the short lived Atlas Comics, and set in the 1930s. Chaykin based Dominic Fortune, a '30s adventurer character he created for Marvel, on The Scorpion. He also did a version of The Shadow for DC in the '80s, as well as revamping DC's WW2 fighter pilot/mercenary series Blackhawk.

Date: 2017-05-25 07:32 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] avram
I'm fond of Chaykin's Blackhawk. It opens with the hero at a Senate hearing, defending himself from accusations of premature anti-fascism.

Date: 2017-05-28 11:32 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dewline
"Premature anti-fascism" seems to be a thing that some fools might be inclined to revive as a thing to accuse others of soon, doesn't it?

Date: 2017-05-23 06:16 pm (UTC)
beamjockey: Drawing of Bill of the Heterodyne Boys by Phil Foglio. (Default)
From: [personal profile] beamjockey
I think I see a pattern. Are you planning to review a political thriller for each of seven days in May?

Date: 2017-05-24 03:18 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] ba_munronoe
I'm not quite sure what's supposed to prevent the President from saying "you guys wait here while I go to the bathroom" and then making tracks for Airforce One. Do the Russian representatives have bomb triggers embedded in their brains or something?

Date: 2017-05-24 04:06 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bunsen_h
I've been wondering what might happen if Trump were tricked into entering a Faraday cage. Sudden collapse? Frantic looking around to try to see why the voices went quiet?

Date: 2017-05-24 11:59 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] ba_munronoe
If Trump is being remote controlled, there's a lot of button mashing involved.

Date: 2017-05-28 03:56 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] carbonel
Any chance of doing a review of Arthur Hailey's 1962 book In High Places? It doesn't precisely have Reds under the bed, but they're an ongoing threat, and the main character is the Canadian prime minister.

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