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Alien Redrum wrote: Sat Apr 27, 2024 6:06 pm One of my favorite directors is Michael Bay. I can very easily forgive bullshit. :lol:
:lol: Yeah, there you go. Same kind of thing.
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Oh! I'm listening to The Night Stalker: The Life and Crimes of Richard Ramirez by Philip Carlo. Pretty damn good so far. It's pretty detailed, starting with each crime, then moving on to the capture, then trial. (Sometimes these books only focus on the trial or the crime.) But it's thorough.

Once again, I'm reminded of what absolute garbage Dianne Feinstein. If she wasn't such a piece of shit attention whore, lives could have been saved. (Basically, she blurted out at a news conference the type of shoe Ramirez wore. He was LITERALLY the only person in Los Angeles County who wore that type and size. Once it hit the news, he stopped wearing that brand. Thanks, cunt.

I'm also reminded on what egotistical twats detectives can be, and how many people have died because these dumb fucks won't share info. The Night Stalker case is another great example of how he could have been stopped far earlier if these ignorant twats had been willing to share info.
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Yeah I'm with you on Feinstein exactly because of this. And I agree with you about detectives. The Green River Killer would have been caught years before if the detectives on the case weren't racist assholes. When it was only about six murders, a pimp solves the whole thing and turned over all of his evidence to the cops. They followed up on it and Gary Ridgeway said what? I'm a hard-working white man and you're going to believe some black pimp over me? And they left him alone after that.
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I want to listen to a Bianchi and Bueno book next, and Green River Killer, too. I'm going to be enraged. :lol:

It still surprises me how shockingly stupid BTK is/was. He's a flatout imbecile. Lucky prick.
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I'm still listening to The Night Stalker: The Life and Crimes of Richard Ramirez off and on, but it's so dense and now that it's at the court stuff, it's kind of a repeat of what I already read. Meaning it goes into victim testimony, and I'm all, yo, I just read that 100 pages ago. I know what happened.

So in between bouts of that, I listened to Smile: Behind the Lens of the ‘Dating Game Killer’, which is okay. It's just a broad overview more or less of Rodney Alcala. I've listened to a podcast that does a much better job with the case. The narrator, Steve White, is fantastic, though. Gives it a full 1/2 star bump. :threestars:

I just started Mister Magic by Kiersten White today. The synopsis intrigued me, and it has a GREAT opening chapter.
Thirty years after a tragic accident shut down production of the classic children’s program Mister Magic, the five surviving cast members have done their best to move on. But just as generations of cultishly devoted fans still cling to the lessons they learned from the show, the cast, known as the Circle of Friends, have spent their lives searching for the happiness they felt while they were on it. The friendship. The feeling of belonging. And the protection of Mister Magic.

But with no surviving video of the show, no evidence of who directed or produced it, and no records of who—or what—the beloved host actually was, memories are all the former Circle of Friends has.

Then a twist of fate brings the castmates back together at the remote desert filming compound that feels like it’s been waiting for them all this time. Even though they haven’t seen each other for years, they understand one another better than anyone has since.

After all, they’re the only ones who hold the secret of that circle, the mystery of the magic man in his infinitely black cape, and, maybe, the answers to what really happened on that deadly last day. But as the Circle of Friends reclaim parts of their past, they begin to wonder: Are they here by choice, or have they been lured into a trap?
Here's Rodney Alcala on The Dating Game

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OH! I'm also reading They Rode Pale Horses: Book One: A Thatcher Evans Novel by Gideon Stone (an alias of Robert Ford). Digging it so far.
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Alien Redrum wrote: Thu May 16, 2024 8:46 pm OH! I'm also reading They Rode Pale Horses: Book One: A Thatcher Evans Novel by Gideon Stone (an alias of Robert Ford). Digging it so far.
what type of book is this?
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It's a western. I'm not normally into westerns, but Bob's dark as fuck, so I'm here for the violence.
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Alien Redrum wrote: Fri May 17, 2024 1:29 pm It's a western. I'm not normally into westerns, but Bob's dark as fuck, so I'm here for the violence.
Let me know how it is.
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Finished Mister Magic by Kiersten White. Really, really good. Didn't quite nail the landing, but well worth the time reading it. This one was an audiobook, and Rebecca Lowman's narration was damn good. :4stars:

Also read The Hungry Snow by Joe R. Lansdale. This one was a great little tale about a mysterious preacher cutting through the mountains and ends up in a cave with some other travelers. Each night, a monster tries to eat them. They can't leave because of a blizzard. Lansdale always delivers. :4stars:
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Finished up They Rode Pale Horses: Book One: A Thatcher Evans Novel and dug it. I'm 100% biased for reasons, but if I didn't enjoy it, I would have stopped reading it. I actually liked it so much, I picked up two more in the series. They are like $0.99 each. :4stars:

I also finished up The Night Stalker: The Life and Crimes of Richard Ramirez. It's really jammed full of the case, but it does repeat itself A LOT (especially during the trial). However, the prologue is notable because it briefly talks more about Richard's uncle, and that dude was FUCKED UP. Oddly, for as dense as the book is, it left a few things out (like the children Ramirez raped), which I thought was odd. :3.5stars:

Audible had an amazing sale, and I picked up the "Creature Feature" novellas Amazon released. Knocked out Joe Hill's The Pram ( :3stars: ) and am now on Grady Hendrix's Ankle Snatchers. The former wasn't too bad, and worth a listen. Hendrix's though, is currently pretty damn good.
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