King of the Jews...Nick Tosches

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King of the Jews...Nick Tosches

Unread postby gilly » Tue Mar 21, 2006 9:41 pm

I'm not sure if Johnny has actually read this,but there is an endorsement by Johnny on the back cover..http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/0066211182/ref=sib_dp_top_bc/102-9737097-0168112?%5Fencoding=UTF8&p=S09O#reader-link
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Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Tue Mar 21, 2006 11:34 pm

I know Johnny has is big Nick Toches fan! At one time it was reported that he would be doing an audio tape of In the Hand of Dante but it never got off the ground for some reason.
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Unread postby DisIllusionAngel » Wed Mar 22, 2006 1:19 am

The Last Opium Den looks really interesting too. I wonder if Johnny any of it, especially during filming of From Hell? This is complete conjecture. Another interesting two or three books to add to my list. ;-)

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Unread postby gilly » Wed Mar 22, 2006 4:48 am

I was wondering about In the Hand of Dante,DITHOT : :disco: ..Apparently Johnny recorded half of the book, but didn't get to finish it because of commitments with FN... :cool: He is so busy these days..
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Unread postby Liz » Wed Mar 22, 2006 9:23 am

IMHO the way he's worded that, it appears he's read it. Thanks for finding this, Gilly. :cool:
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Unread postby KYwoman » Wed Mar 22, 2006 9:59 am

DisIllusionAngel wrote:The Last Opium Den looks really interesting too. I wonder if Johnny any of it, especially during filming of From Hell? This is complete conjecture. Another interesting two or three books to add to my list. ;-)


I've actually read The Last Opium Den. It's a very small book, but I liked it. I tried in The Hand of Dante and just couldn't get through it. Once again, Johnny finds a writer that create books that are a difficult read for many. The reviews listed on Amazon of this book don't look very favorable. Not sure I'll be trying this one.

Thanks gilly for once again finding us some great tidbits. I hadn't heard that NT had published anything recently.
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Unread postby dharma_bum » Thu Mar 23, 2006 4:05 am

KYwoman wrote:I tried in The Hand of Dante and just couldn't get through it.

I read In the Hand of Dante and agree with KYWoman that this is a tough book with several parallel storylines—the contemporary one includes the author as a fictionalized character in a sort of Godfather meets the DaVinci Code plot. There are some infuriating stretches and some really beautiful passages. It did make me want to tackle the Inferno.... someday.
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