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General Discussion => Books 'n Readin' => Topic started by: tgeorgic on March 13, 2007, 05:34:32 AM

Title: John Swartzwelder
Post by: tgeorgic on March 13, 2007, 05:34:32 AM
for anyone that likes swartzwelder's humor on the simpsons, he has a few books published.  i just found out today that his 4th one came out yesterday so i ordered it.  i read his first 3 (the time machine did it, double wonderful and how i conquered your planet) and they were great.  the time machine did it is so far my favorite and it contains the great character of frank burly as a dimwitted private detective.  he is also the main character of how i conquered your planet and the new one which is called the exploding detective.  anyone else read any of these?
Title: Re: John Swartzwelder
Post by: mrbasehart on March 13, 2007, 06:03:27 AM
After listening to the Simpsons' commentaries, I was certainly interested in getting one or two.  Is the Time Machine the best one to start with?

EDIT: Shoot.  It looks like they don't publish them over here.
Title: Re: John Swartzwelder
Post by: tgeorgic on March 13, 2007, 06:11:46 AM
looks like its only sold through amazon.  can you order through the us site and get it shipped?  i know we can order from amazon.uk.  i was going to have to do that for the lovejoy dvds but they just recently announced that they will be releasing an ntsc set in the us for season 1 in june.
Title: Re: John Swartzwelder
Post by: tgeorgic on March 13, 2007, 06:21:39 AM
just saw that on ebay there is a bookstore that is selling autographed copies of the books for the same price as amazon has them.  you might want to check that out as well.
Title: Re: John Swartzwelder
Post by: mrbasehart on March 15, 2007, 06:34:54 AM
So I'll stick to Douglas Adams and Terry Pratchett.

Have you ever read Robert Rankin? He's kind of a mix between the two, though he's very English in his sensibilities.  The titles of his books are awesome though:  Raiders of the Lost Car Park, The Sprouts of Wrath, and Sex, Drugs and Sausage Rolls.  ;D
Title: Re: John Swartzwelder
Post by: BathTub on March 15, 2007, 08:34:03 AM
I've read one RR, can' remember which one, it was bizzare as hell,  THE King with a talking sprout, constant references to the specific machine gun model arnie used in a film, I would have read more but it was the only one the library had.