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Old 01-28-2013, 05:22 PM   #5392
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I'm surprised at how much of the pithy, funny dialogue came straight from the novel. I'm also surprised at the potentially bleak ending the book had. I think all the changes they made for the movie were excellent choices. All in all, it's a very good book.

One of the best Lovecraft anthologies I've read in ages. Although, unlike the editor, I mostly hated those that actually incorporated/turned HP himself into a character in the story. The majority of the other tales were excellent.

2014 All Genre Draft List
1. The Dark Knight (2008 ) - Christopher Nolan
2. Dredd (2012) - Pete Travis
3. Kick-Ass (2010) - Matthew Vaughn
4. Road to Perdition (2002) - Sam Mendes

5. Sin City (2005) - Frank Miller/Robert Rodriguez
6. A History of Violence (2005) - David Cronenberg

7. Watchmen (2009) - Zack Snyder
8. V for Vendetta (2005) - John McTeigue
9. 300 (2006) - Zack Snyder
10. Hellboy (2005) - Guillermo del Toro

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