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by suki
Wed May 09, 2007 3:37 pm
Forum: The Ginger Man
Topic: JP Donleavy / Ginger Man
Replies: 8
Views: 2552

JP Donleavy / Ginger Man

Don't want to barge in on your WEGG discussions, but this interview with JP Donleavy is interesting (she visits Donleavy at home): The sign on the gate said this: MAD BULL, HIGH VOLTAGE FENCING, WOLFHOUNDS. NO ENTRY WITHOUT NOTIFICATION. My husband balked. He balked because he had only read one thir...
by suki
Fri Jan 12, 2007 4:51 am
Forum: The Ginger Man
Topic: The Ginger Man
Replies: 2
Views: 1282

The Ginger Man

A little slow to the party, but the Post Chronicle ran a Johnny-meets-JP story yesterday: Johnny Depp was thrilled to finally meet his Irish hero, author JP Donleavy, in anticipation of starring in the movie adaptation of the writer's critically acclaimed novel The Ginger Man. Pirates Of The Caribbe...
by suki
Tue Nov 28, 2006 6:44 am
Forum: What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Topic: WEGG book pulled from school
Replies: 72
Views: 9262

WEGG book pulled from school

Cordes pulls book from class over sex content By DOUGLAS BURNS Staff Writer Carroll Schools' Superintendent Rob Cordes has pulled a critically acclaimed Iowa author's novel from a high school literature class over the administrator's concerns that the book has "inappropriate" sexual conte...
by suki
Sun May 07, 2006 6:57 am
Forum: Kerouac and The Beats
Topic: Beat Scene
Replies: 4
Views: 1619

Beat Scene

Dogmatika interviewed Kevin Ring, editor of Beat Scene recently: ... 07_0_5_0_M
by suki
Wed Mar 01, 2006 5:19 pm
Forum: Ask the Dust
Topic: Robert Towne, John Fante and Johnny Depp
Replies: 3
Views: 595

Robert Towne, John Fante and Johnny Depp

Robert Towne, who wrote the screenplay for Chinatown, talks of the struggle to bring John Fante's Ask the Dust to the screen. "The 80s came along and I had problems of my own but by '93 I was able to return to it. Wrote the screenplay. Johnny Depp wanted to do it, I wanted him very much to do it, bu...
by suki
Fri Feb 10, 2006 3:26 pm
Forum: Kerouac and The Beats
Topic: The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg - JD interview
Replies: 3
Views: 1169

There's an excerpt from the film here: ... leType=mov

by suki
Tue Nov 08, 2005 4:23 pm
Forum: Hunter S. Thompson
Topic: When I Die - Hunter
Replies: 13
Views: 1435

When I Die - Hunter

Haven't seen this posted (apologies if it has been). Wayne Ewing, director of Breakfast with Hunter, will release a film of the Hunter S Thompson memorial entitled When I Die. "When I Die depicts the final send-off for Thompson as well as the planning and governmental approvals that organisers neede...
by suki
Wed Nov 02, 2005 5:02 pm
Forum: Ask the Dust
Topic: John Fante's 'Ask the Dust'
Replies: 5
Views: 469

A great, great book. Would recommend The Bandini Quartet. John Fante was friends and drinking buddy with William Saroyan and served as witness to Bill during divorce proceedings between Saroyan and his wife Carol Marcus. (Isn't it funny how everything's connected.) Fante was a novelist-turned-Hollyw...
by suki
Sun Oct 23, 2005 7:20 am
Forum: Hunter S. Thompson
Topic: A Lonely Legacy
Replies: 16
Views: 1669

That web address -- -- brings you to Wayne Ewing's Breakfast with Hunter page.
by suki
Wed Oct 12, 2005 8:58 am
Forum: Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates
Topic: Tom Robbins interview
Replies: 14
Views: 3636

Tom Robbins interview

A recent interview with Mr Robbins... (Moderate language) "There's certainly no reason why anyone should feel compelled to read me. As Hermann Hesse pointed out, "The magic theatre is not for everyone." When a reader does complete one of my novels, I suppose I'd like them to feel much as they might ...
by suki
Sun Sep 18, 2005 11:13 am
Forum: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Topic: F&L and the American Dream
Replies: 2
Views: 1005

F&L and the American Dream

I'm reading a new edition of Shooting Stars: Drugs, Hollywood and the Movies by Harry Shapiro and due out 29 September. The book discusses two Johnny films - Blow and Fear and Loathing. There's a chapter devoted to F and L (and Withnail and I) called 'We failed to paint it black', which traces the g...
by suki
Tue Sep 13, 2005 8:12 am
Forum: Hunter S. Thompson
Topic: Ralph Steadman interview
Replies: 11
Views: 913

Ralph Steadman interview

*Strong language* Interview on Spike with Steadman, with plenty of Hunter mentions: You must have been gutted when HST committed suicide… I always knew he’d do it, but I didn’t know when. It was always the case of I always knew that that one day I would take this journey but I did not know yesterday...
by suki
Wed Aug 31, 2005 4:50 pm
Forum: Book News
Topic: Johnny and Crackpot
Replies: 9
Views: 842

I think it's hilarious. It's a collection of essays penned by Waters, including (my favourite) reasons to give up cigarettes. I got a signed copy from Atomic Books, Baltimore: It won't be to everyone's taste, though. You'd pretty much need to be a John...
by suki
Sun Feb 06, 2005 7:51 am
Forum: I, Fatty
Topic: I, Fatty
Replies: 2
Views: 391

I, Fatty

Extract from I, Fatty in yesterday's Guardian. ... 51,00.html

by suki
Sun Dec 26, 2004 9:59 am
Forum: Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates
Topic: Fierce Invalids Tidbit #13 - Villa Incognito
Replies: 4
Views: 835

I bought it directly from the publishers. A nice signed and numbered edition. ... 1842431005

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