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Currently reading "Bog Bodies Uncovered: Solving Europe's Ancient Mysteries" by Miranda Aldhouse-Green. I had previously read P.V. Glob's "Bog People" and was interested when I saw this one as it's much newer, Glob's book was from the 1960's I believe. Crazy how bodies can be preserved in peat bogs for centuries. The pictures are damn creepy too. They look like some bizare art project.

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Sun Dec 13, 2020 10:38 am
Currently reading "Bog Bodies Uncovered: Solving Europe's Ancient Mysteries" by Miranda Aldhouse-Green. I had previously read P.V. Glob's "Bog People" and was interested when I saw this one as it's much newer, Glob's book was from the 1960's I believe. Crazy how bodies can be preserved in peat bogs for centuries. The pictures are damn creepy too. They look like some bizare art project.
I wonder if any body parts smoked my Caol Ila?
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scream ale wrote:
Sun Dec 13, 2020 10:38 am
Currently reading "Bog Bodies Uncovered: Solving Europe's Ancient Mysteries" by Miranda Aldhouse-Green. I had previously read P.V. Glob's "Bog People" and was interested when I saw this one as it's much newer, Glob's book was from the 1960's I believe. Crazy how bodies can be preserved in peat bogs for centuries. The pictures are damn creepy too. They look like some bizare art project.
That sounds fascinating! Will have to check it out.
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scream ale wrote:
Sun Dec 13, 2020 10:38 am
Currently reading "Bog Bodies Uncovered: Solving Europe's Ancient Mysteries" by Miranda Aldhouse-Green. I had previously read P.V. Glob's "Bog People" and was interested when I saw this one as it's much newer, Glob's book was from the 1960's I believe. Crazy how bodies can be preserved in peat bogs for centuries. The pictures are damn creepy too. They look like some bizare art project.
I wonder if any body parts smoked my Caol Ila?
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I just finished two books that were recommended by Hugh. "Apartment" by Teddy Wayne was a lot of fun. It reminded me of one of those literary brat pack books from the 80s. I also highly recommend it.

The other is called "Circus Parade" by Jim Tully. It's a collection of stories from the authors life in the 1920s and 30s. Jim Tully was a hobo, worked for a traveling circus laborer, was a professional boxer, and eventually worked as a professional writer in Hollywood. Interesting.

I'm now grinding my way through "J Edgar Hoover : The Man and the Secrets" by Curt Gentry. It's a brick of a book, but shit, I cant put it down.
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I'm currently reading The Invention of Murder: How the Victorians Revelled in Death and Detection and Created Modern Crime by Judith Flanders. Interesting read so far. Apparently murder and mayhem have always been a part of entertainment as seen in the numerous examples of stage productions and written works based on murders and criminals mentioned in this book.
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Recently picked up a reprinting of "Choosing Death: The Improbable History of Death Metal & Grindcore" by Albert Mudrian. Has new cover art, bonus chapters and a bonus foreward by Scott Carlson (Repulsion). I'd read the original version years ago as my girlfriend had an older copy.

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scream ale wrote:
Sun Dec 05, 2021 5:38 pm
Recently picked up a reprinting of "Choosing Death: The Improbable History of Death Metal & Grindcore" by Albert Mudrian. Has new cover art, bonus chapters and a bonus foreward by Scott Carlson (Repulsion). I'd read the original version years ago as my girlfriend had an older copy.
Does it feature Agoraphobic Nosebleed or Discordance Axis? I'd buy it just for those bands.
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Nausea wrote:
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scream ale wrote:
Sun Dec 05, 2021 5:38 pm
Recently picked up a reprinting of "Choosing Death: The Improbable History of Death Metal & Grindcore" by Albert Mudrian. Has new cover art, bonus chapters and a bonus foreward by Scott Carlson (Repulsion). I'd read the original version years ago as my girlfriend had an older copy.
Does it feature Agoraphobic Nosebleed or Discordance Axis? I'd buy it just for those bands.
Almost positive Agoraphobic Nosebleed/Scott Hull are in this. I'm currently on chapter 5, haven't got that far on the re-read yet.

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I just finished Factotum. Not one of my favorite Bukowski books. It was a bit dull, compared to Ham on Rye, Post Office, and Hollywood. But I read it and was glad when I finished it.

I'm now reading Sylvis Plath's The Bell Jar. I think Hugh recommended it. It's pretty good. She's a good writer.

I tried to start a book called Generation X, but had to put it down; it's poorly written and feels like it's the work of a twelve year old.
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Here's my review of Nick Flynn's latest memoir: https://terrorhousemag.com/catch/

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Hugh wrote:
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Here's my review of Nick Flynn's latest memoir: https://terrorhousemag.com/catch/
That`s not a review, that`s a well written summary
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About to start on the last few back issues of MDM, that I didn't have, that were still in stock.

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