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Posted: Thu Jul 21, 2005 12:25 am
by *mezmerized_by_johnny*
WOW!!! Thank you ladies for posting all of those book titles. I've read every book I own about 15 times, and I've been searching for a good read. I feel so ignorant that you know so much about what Johnny reads.....I was completely clueless. Thanks to you girls, I've got a general idea now. (I don't know if that made any sense, but oh well.)

Thanks again!!!

Posted: Thu Jul 21, 2005 12:51 am
by Liz
*mezmerized_by_johnny* wrote:WOW!!! Thank you ladies for posting all of those book titles. I've read every book I own about 15 times, and I've been searching for a good read. I feel so ignorant that you know so much about what Johnny reads.....I was completely clueless. Thanks to you girls, I've got a general idea now. (I don't know if that made any sense, but oh well.)

Thanks again!!!


Welcome, *Mezmerized_by_johnny* ! :wave: I am, too--mesmerized, that is. And :thanks!: Andywo3 for bringing up this topic. :cool:

Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2005 5:33 am
by gilly
At one stage his name was associated with Erik Larson's ''Devil in the White City'' and D.M.Thomas's The White Hotel',I don't know if he read them,but I have :-O ...I often wonder if he reads the books some of his films are based on like Joanne Haris's ''Chocolat''..so I have read them in case :blush: He has mentioned reading Chekhov's short stories..I don't know which ones,but I have read lots anyway..I find them better than the plays...He was also associated with'' Confessions of a Dangerous Mind'' by Chuck Barris..the list is endless..I had a go at Sin City comics...then there is Richard Rayner's'' Los Angeles without a map'',which was fantastic...Then there is all the Jack the Ripper books,which one of the Hughes brothers,on the FH commentary,said Johnny had a big collection of..I know he spent time with Stewart Evans,the ripperologist,so I read his books too thinking Johnny would have probably read them..i.e.''The Lodger''

Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2005 5:59 am
by Gilbert's Girl
On the Blue Peter programme the other day they asked him which other Dahl books he'd read.
He said he'd read The BFG and the Great Glass Elevator. :lol:

Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2005 8:07 am
by Endora
And The Witches, I think.

Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2005 12:51 pm
by Liz
The BFG is such a cute book. Thanks for that little tidbit, Gilbert's Girl.

Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2005 12:53 pm
by Gilbert's Girl
Endora wrote:And The Witches, I think.


wasn't sure if he said that ,and I haven't played the tape back yet.

Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2005 1:28 pm
by lumineuse
I believe he is fond of Antonin Artaud as well.

Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2005 12:27 am
by dharma_bum
lumineuse wrote:I believe he is fond of Antonin Artaud as well.

Yes he considers Artaud a great inpiration. He told Studio magazine:
"He was a force of nature. He had the strength to defy everything in his path. Artaud never accepted compromise. He always stood his ground. Even after enduring 51 elecro-shock treatments for “subversive thoughts,” he stayed true to himself. Some of his writing I find deeply sublime, and some I totally disagree with. ... I think Artaud’s influence is immense, even if people don’t realize it. His influence is felt in rock, literature, poetry, and of course, in acting."