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Re: Ronald Hugh Morrieson - Predicament's Author

Posted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:23 pm
by nonchalant obsession
I finished the book. Um I don't know who it belongs to though. I think it might be yours MM. If you PM me your address, I'll get it back to you. Looks like it went through LauraK, Kellysouthpaw and Deliriumtree before me, if that helps. I'm much to lazy to read back through all the pages. :lol:

Re: Ronald Hugh Morrieson - Predicament's Author

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 5:14 pm
by mohumbhai mania
Yeah, it's mine. Cool!
I'll PM you.

Re: Ronald Hugh Morrieson - Predicament's Author

Posted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 12:03 pm
by mohumbhai mania
kellysouthpaw finished The Scarecrow, so anyone who wants to read my copy should PM her, and then me so I know where it ends up. Thanks! I'll give you guys about a week, and if you don't let her know, then I'll have her send it back to me.

Re: Ronald Hugh Morrieson - Predicament's Author

Posted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 6:28 pm
by nonchalant obsession
What did you guys think of The Scarecrow?

Re: Ronald Hugh Morrieson - Predicament's Author

Posted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 7:12 pm
by mohumbhai mania
I really liked it.
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It was just like someone dropped two months of someone's life on the page, a real slice of life. I liked how the kid who was narrating took on a kind of pompous storybook tone, and then generally drifted off into more casual speak at the end. And his sister and the policeman, the worst typist in the world. There were so many great touches. It reminds me a lot of the kind of stories my dad told of growing up in rural Upper Michigan in the Depression.

I think it almost would have been better called "Rotten Uncle Athol!"

I want to find some more of Morrieson's books. He has a completely unique approach to genre fiction and I really like it.

Re: Ronald Hugh Morrieson - Predicament's Author

Posted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 7:39 pm
by kellysouthpaw
I really enjoyed it too. There came a point when I couldn't put it down! But, like Predicament, it took a bit for it to pick up. But once it did, it really took off!

Re: Ronald Hugh Morrieson - Predicament's Author

Posted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 7:41 pm
by nonchalant obsession
I'd like to give it a read. Do you still have my address, Kelly?

Re: Ronald Hugh Morrieson - Predicament's Author

Posted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 7:42 pm
by kellysouthpaw
Erm, a tentative yes. I will double check and let you know :)

Re: Ronald Hugh Morrieson - Predicament's Author

Posted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 7:52 pm
by nonchalant obsession
No worries, I'll send you some postage money. You'll get my address then. Thanks for loaning it out, MM! You da bomb!

Re: Ronald Hugh Morrieson - Predicament's Author

Posted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 7:57 pm
by kellysouthpaw
I PMed ya, nonch!

Re: Ronald Hugh Morrieson - Predicament's Author

Posted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 8:17 pm
by nonchalant obsession
Thanks, Kelly.

Does this one have screenplay potential? Jemaine as Rotten Uncle Athol perhaps? :lol:

Re: Ronald Hugh Morrieson - Predicament's Author

Posted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 9:21 pm
by mohumbhai mania
I think it could have great screenplay potential. I don't know if any of the Conchords axis would fit in, but then again, I would have never pegged Jemaine for Spook in Predicament.

In fact, it has already been made into an acclaimed movie that I cannot find anywhere. :(
As has Came A Hot Friday (it had Billy T. in it!). I'm looking for both the book and the film at non-insane prices.

Re: Ronald Hugh Morrieson - Predicament's Author

Posted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 9:27 pm
by mohumbhai mania
Oh, hey good news!
from nzvideos. com for Came a Hot Friday -

"AVAILABILITY OF VHS OR DVD COPIES

Available in PAL or NTSC vhs. No known source for new PAL copies. New NTSC copies sell for at least $20us.Used NTSC copies will probably be under $10us.

NOTE: Regarding dvd copies - There have been regular dvd's that originated from Thailand, but as of 26 January, 2010, when I attempted to obtain more from the Thai distributor, I was told that they were no longer available. For the record, the dvd comes with optional English or Thai language tracks as well as optional English and Thai subtitles. These discs are R0 (All zones), although the box slick says it's R3. If I am able to find more, I will put up a notice to that affect. Now the good news. The New Zealand Film Commission has re-acquired distribution rights to this film and they are promising that they will be making it available on dvd sometime in 2010."

ETA: Shockingly, I may have found a NZ copy of the Came a Hot Friday book for a non-horrible price. Will report back.

Re: Ronald Hugh Morrieson - Predicament's Author

Posted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 2:11 am
by LauraK
Add me to the list- no rush! :)

Re: Ronald Hugh Morrieson - Predicament's Author

Posted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 3:11 am
by SuzyBatt
My $0.02-worth - I liked it too! :D Though not as much as Predicament. And like others have said before me, it was a bit tough getting through at the beginning, especially the style of writing. But it did take off after a while and the slice of life it uncovers is really eye-opening.