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urrutiap

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Jan 19, 2009
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Recently I found book 3 of the Dragon Brigade from the Dollar General store. So now I have to go buy the first two books off of amazone sometime.

I swear all the time at Dollar General stores, they always have like the 3rd or 4th book of some fantasy book series where you have to go get the other first book or whatever from online
 

kingricefan

All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.
Jul 11, 2006
29,396
123,252
Spokane, WA
Today the mailman delivered a very nice 1st printing hardback of Sex And Violence In Hollywood by Ray Garton. Got in on thriftbooks.com for less than $5 and it's signed and inscribed! Man, this book is bigger than I thought it would be- it's about the same size as the Dark Harvest edition of Swan Song by Robert McCammon. Over 500 pages in length. I also found an unopened DVD of Drop Dead Fred at Goodwill over the weekend.
 

kingricefan

All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.
Jul 11, 2006
29,396
123,252
Spokane, WA
Saturday after thrifting I came home with a nice trade paperback Plume edition of 'The Bachman Books' by King and a paperback edition of 'Santa's Twin' by Dean Koontz with illustrations by Phil Parks. Koontz and Parks go so well together- Parks has illustrated numerous Koontz books in the past. I always find hidden things in Parks work. I also found a decent 1st printing paperback of 'Jaws' to add to the collection. Friday the mailman delivered from thriftbooks.com a very nice hardback 1st printing of 'The Thomas Berryman Number' by James Patterson. This is a very rare, hard-to-find title from Patterson. His first novel which didn't sell a lot of copies when it was released in 1976. I enjoy his early novels, not so much his later monthly books that other people write and he slaps his name on as co-writer. thriftbooks.com had an ex-library copy listed and the asking price was $127. I paid one tenth of that for my copy. It pays to look through all of the listings on their site when you're searching for a book as prices vary.
 

kingricefan

All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.
Jul 11, 2006
29,396
123,252
Spokane, WA
Went to Seattle two weekends ago and, Lordy B'Gordy did I score!!! Found a hardback copy of Deliverance by James Dickey in great shape. Been looking for this one for a long time. Here's the list of others:
ARC of NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
The rest of these titles are all in hardback-
Saving Fish From Drowning by Amy Tan SIGNED!!
Rusty Puppy by Joe Lansdale (hisownself)
Our Story Begins by Tobias Wolff SIGNED (the only one of his books I didn't have in my collection that was signed)
A Life In Parts by Bryan Cranston (he of Breaking Bad fame) SIGNED!

Then this past weekend I found these lovelies:
The City by Dean Koontz SIGNED!
Deeply Odd by Dean Koontz SIGNED!!
Yes Please by Amy Poehler SIGNED!
The Jester by James Patterson SIGNED!

Not a bad haul I must say. :love:
 

GNTLGNT

The idiot is IN
Jun 15, 2007
85,857
345,737
57
Cambridge, Ohio
Went to Seattle two weekends ago and, Lordy B'Gordy did I score!!! Found a hardback copy of Deliverance by James Dickey in great shape. Been looking for this one for a long time. Here's the list of others:
ARC of NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
The rest of these titles are all in hardback-
Saving Fish From Drowning by Amy Tan SIGNED!!
Rusty Puppy by Joe Lansdale (hisownself)
Our Story Begins by Tobias Wolff SIGNED (the only one of his books I didn't have in my collection that was signed)
A Life In Parts by Bryan Cranston (he of Breaking Bad fame) SIGNED!

Then this past weekend I found these lovelies:
The City by Dean Koontz SIGNED!
Deeply Odd by Dean Koontz SIGNED!!
Yes Please by Amy Poehler SIGNED!
The Jester by James Patterson SIGNED!

Not a bad haul I must say. :love:
....dang!....
 

Dana Jean

Moderator
Moderator
Apr 11, 2006
50,330
217,951
Thornfield
Went to Seattle two weekends ago and, Lordy B'Gordy did I score!!! Found a hardback copy of Deliverance by James Dickey in great shape. Been looking for this one for a long time. Here's the list of others:
ARC of NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
The rest of these titles are all in hardback-
Saving Fish From Drowning by Amy Tan SIGNED!!
Rusty Puppy by Joe Lansdale (hisownself)
Our Story Begins by Tobias Wolff SIGNED (the only one of his books I didn't have in my collection that was signed)
A Life In Parts by Bryan Cranston (he of Breaking Bad fame) SIGNED!

Then this past weekend I found these lovelies:
The City by Dean Koontz SIGNED!
Deeply Odd by Dean Koontz SIGNED!!
Yes Please by Amy Poehler SIGNED!
The Jester by James Patterson SIGNED!

Not a bad haul I must say. :love:
Nice! What is the Stephen King book that is worshipped in SAving Fish from Drowning? I can't remember for the life of me.
 

Spideyman

Uber Member
Jul 10, 2006
44,325
179,731
75
Just north of Duma Key
Went to Seattle two weekends ago and, Lordy B'Gordy did I score!!! Found a hardback copy of Deliverance by James Dickey in great shape. Been looking for this one for a long time. Here's the list of others:
ARC of NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
The rest of these titles are all in hardback-
Saving Fish From Drowning by Amy Tan SIGNED!!
Rusty Puppy by Joe Lansdale (hisownself)
Our Story Begins by Tobias Wolff SIGNED (the only one of his books I didn't have in my collection that was signed)
A Life In Parts by Bryan Cranston (he of Breaking Bad fame) SIGNED!

Then this past weekend I found these lovelies:
The City by Dean Koontz SIGNED!
Deeply Odd by Dean Koontz SIGNED!!
Yes Please by Amy Poehler SIGNED!
The Jester by James Patterson SIGNED!

Not a bad haul I must say. :love:
Woo Hoot!!!!
 

Hill lover35

Well-Known Member
Jan 8, 2017
3,328
17,442
38
Alberta canada
Recently I found book 3 of the Dragon Brigade from the Dollar General store. So now I have to go buy the first two books off of amazone sometime.

I swear all the time at Dollar General stores, they always have like the 3rd or 4th book of some fantasy book series where you have to go get the other first book or whatever from online
I think they get like the rock bottom remainders or something
 

urrutiap

Well-Known Member
Jan 19, 2009
304
903
I never read the novel before so I dunno what goes on but the sypnosis on the back says Forrest becomes a pig farmer and invents New Coke.

Back in the day anyway I read the Forrest Gump novel and its way different than the movie. In the novel, Forrest and Lt Dan become astronauts i think and some weird stuff happens out in space i think

What happens in the sequel
 

Dana Jean

Moderator
Moderator
Apr 11, 2006
50,330
217,951
Thornfield
I never read the novel before so I dunno what goes on but the sypnosis on the back says Forrest becomes a pig farmer and invents New Coke.

Back in the day anyway I read the Forrest Gump novel and its way different than the movie. In the novel, Forrest and Lt Dan become astronauts i think and some weird stuff happens out in space i think
Forrest Gump the book is the worst book ever. Eric Roth, the screenwriter for Forrest Gump won the academy award for Best Adapted Screenplay and he absolutely deserved it. He took a nugget of an idea by Winston Groom and made it what it became. That took some great imagination to know that Winston Groom had the seed but killed it. Eric grew it into the presence it became.

In the history of watching the Academy Awards all my life, Eric Roth is the ONLY screenwriter I can name and tell you what movie he won for.
 

urrutiap

Well-Known Member
Jan 19, 2009
304
903
Even though I bought both the original Forrest Gump novel along with Gump and Co., i should read Gump and Co anyway since I always wanted to read it back then sometime when the movie was released for VHS back then.

But the sequel novel was tough to find anywhere back then.

Plus the original novel of Forrest Gump has stuff in it that the movie doesnt
 
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