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Old 04-21-2017, 11:04 AM   #1
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I enjoyed this book immensely and am looking forward to see how it translates to TV. It begins on the 30th of this month. From what I've read, the casting looks top notch. Ian McShane should absolutely nail Mr. Wednesday.

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Might get the book....
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Old 04-21-2017, 11:19 AM   #3
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Don't know anything about it but looks pretty good....
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Old 04-21-2017, 11:24 AM   #4
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ya good part for McShane
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Old 04-21-2017, 11:25 AM   #5
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Don't know anything about it but looks pretty good....
Without spoiling anything, this is a pretty good summary: "The central premise of the novel is that gods and mythological creatures exist because people believe in them (a type of thoughtform). Immigrants to the United States brought with them spirits and gods. The power of these mythological beings has diminished as people's beliefs waned. New gods have arisen, reflecting America's obsessions with media, celebrity, technology, and drugs, among other things."
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Fantastic book!...that I never finished. Need to get it again and speed read before the series starts


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Old 04-21-2017, 05:39 PM   #7
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Starting the book.
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Old 04-21-2017, 05:47 PM   #8
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The book was great. My wife and I are looking forward to the show.
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Old 04-21-2017, 05:55 PM   #9
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Without spoiling anything, this is a pretty good summary: "The central premise of the novel is that gods and mythological creatures exist because people believe in them (a type of thoughtform). Immigrants to the United States brought with them spirits and gods. The power of these mythological beings has diminished as people's beliefs waned. New gods have arisen, reflecting America's obsessions with media, celebrity, technology, and drugs, among other things."
Sounds interesting. May need to give it a go
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Old 04-22-2017, 07:58 PM   #10
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Finished it. Off the hook wired. Need a day to think about it.
The movie will be great or terrible....
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Old 04-22-2017, 08:07 PM   #11
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Finished it. Off the hook wired. Need a day to think about it.
The movie will be great or terrible....
Those are my thoughts as well. But, the casting choices (Ian McShane/Mr. Wednesday (If you ever saw "Deadwood" that's spot on) and Crispin Glover/Mr. World) are perfect. I predict it will deliver.
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Those are my thoughts as well. But, the casting choices (Ian McShane/Mr. Wednesday (If you ever saw "Deadwood" that's spot on) and Crispin Glover/Mr. World) are perfect. I predict it will deliver.
It was great to have faces to names before I read it... got to be a first for me.
We need to talk books sometime.....
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Old 04-30-2017, 09:51 PM   #13
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Whelp read the book last month and so far I'm pretty impressed with first episode


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Old 04-30-2017, 09:52 PM   #14
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What channel is it going to be on ?
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I'll have to wait for it to hit Netflix or Amazon. Starz would be another $50/month to add it to Directv




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Ahhh, humm, not sure about this genre for me! Not family friendly for sure. The gay scene was just downright weird.
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Old 05-16-2017, 07:34 AM   #17
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Not family friendly for sure. The gay scene was just downright weird.

Yea I don't know if he wrote that just to clip Islam into his book or what, felt like it was filler even there. Definitely be fast forwarding thru just like I did when I read the book.


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NOPE.

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Old 05-16-2017, 08:53 AM   #19
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I read all of that.....thanks!
Yep......the premise of this series is probably not aimed at me. I will probably see what the next episode brings (if I remember ). This show is definitely not what the critic wrote about in your link nor what the geeky fans posted in the remarks! Now I really can't wait for Game of Thrones if this is considered good.....lol.

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Old 05-16-2017, 09:03 AM   #20
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I read all of that.....thanks!
Yep......the premise of this series is probably not aimed at me. I will probably see what the next episode brings (if I remember ). This show is definitely not what the critic wrote about in your link nor what the geeky fans posted in the remarks! Now I really can't wait for Game of Thrones if this is considered good.....lol.

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I have to admit I am a bit biased as I had not heard of the book and only heard of the show yesterday in a news article praising the show for being the first to show the most explicit gay sex scene ever in television. Nothing against gays and maybe this is prejudiced but I just don't want to see it.
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I have to admit I am a bit biased as I had not heard of the book and only heard of the show yesterday in a news article praising the show for being the first to show the most explicit gay sex scene ever in television. Nothing against gays and maybe this is prejudiced but I just don't want to see it.
Bingo!!! I wish I had seen that article and I would not have tuned in either. The scence was out of place and literally put there to get a wow factor......it got a WTH from me! I was looking at the show because so many TBHers were reading the book or had read the books and said how good they were. Heck, I figured it was like GOT as I had never heard of those books either but TBHers were pumped up so I tuned in and really like it a lot.
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