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by go_leafs_nation
Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:01 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Books
Replies: 584
Views: 168499

Finished THE BREATH OF GOD, and I can guarantee it's a page-turner at the very least... but is it worthwhile? Honestly, if you want a proper mystery complete with a solid, fairly-clued conclusion to a tantalizing impossible crime... no. The set-up IS brilliant: a man is found dead in unmarked snow, ...
by go_leafs_nation
Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Books
Replies: 584
Views: 168499

I am currently in the middle of what must be the strangest novel ever to star Sherlock Holmes. "The Breath of God" by Guy Adams has Holmes duking it out with the supernatural, joining forces with "supernatural detectives" who were popular in Holmes' day. The events seem to degy logic completely and ...
by go_leafs_nation
Mon Jan 30, 2012 7:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Books
Replies: 584
Views: 168499

Well, the podcast has now been posted online! Below is my post about it, where I introduce the whole concept and say a few brief words about those who participated:

http://at-scene-of-crime.blogspot.com/2 ... dcast.html
by go_leafs_nation
Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:21 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Books
Replies: 584
Views: 168499

I participated in that podcast recording today. It was very fun indeed (although at one point a doorbell rang and actually cut me off short) and if all goes well it ought to be up by Monday. The mystery bloggers that were gathered for the panel were all very knowledgeable and we spent quite some tim...
by go_leafs_nation
Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:52 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Books
Replies: 584
Views: 168499

I'm actually going to be involved in an altogether different podcast, the first episode of which will be recorded tomorrow. It is an attempt by a fellow blogger to create a podcast series that brings mystery bloggers together for a discussion. The first episode will be about Sherlock Holmes. I'll po...
by go_leafs_nation
Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:23 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Books
Replies: 584
Views: 168499

I know that many members here love Agatha Christie's AND THEN THERE WERE NONE, so this might be of interest to you. I reviewed the book today and announced my intention of working with another blogger to write a ten-part series of articles devoted to the ten guests of Indian Island, in an attempt t...
by go_leafs_nation
Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Current Thoughts
Replies: 5316
Views: 1152495

WOW!!! I'm still reeling from excitement. I just found out something interesting about Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, a legendary magazine in the mystery universe with an esteemed history behind it. (My favourite author, John D ickson Carr, wrote reviews for it late in his life. He wrote some shor...
by go_leafs_nation
Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Books
Replies: 584
Views: 168499

I know that many members here love Agatha Christie's AND THEN THERE WERE NONE, so this might be of interest to you. I reviewed the book today and announced my intention of working with another blogger to write a ten-part series of articles devoted to the ten guests of Indian Island, in an attempt to...
by go_leafs_nation
Thu Dec 15, 2011 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Main Clue Conceit
Replies: 7
Views: 5279

I'm reminded of some of my favourite mystery stories. One, G. K. Chesterton's "The Three Tools of Death", involves a man who is killed with three other weapons surrounding him! 'I say,' he said good-naturedly, 'this really won't do at all, you know. At the beginning you said we'd found no weapon. Bu...
by go_leafs_nation
Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:18 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Current Thoughts
Replies: 5316
Views: 1152495

I saw "Cars 2" at my nephew's tonight ("Cars" and "Cars 2" are currently his all-time favourite movies ever). It's not as bad as the critics make it out to be, though technically, I don't think Pixar's ever made a movie that was outright bad; it was fairly good and had its strong points but it does...
by go_leafs_nation
Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:49 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Current Thoughts
Replies: 5316
Views: 1152495

I'm more conservative than liberal, but morons like these make me lose hope in mankind:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/0 ... ostpopular
by go_leafs_nation
Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: If the Internet vanished...
Replies: 12
Views: 5932

What would be a shame about such an event would be how all these ideas stored in cyberspace would be lost. And just think how fun all those courses where profs give you the lecture slides online would be without it!
by go_leafs_nation
Sat Nov 12, 2011 11:23 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Current Thoughts
Replies: 5316
Views: 1152495

I got permission from Roland Lacourbe to translate an interview he did with author Paul Halter into English. Completed the project at last today. It's 15 pages of a Microsoft Word document, and occasionally I had trouble with things relating to French detective fiction, of which I've barely scratche...
by go_leafs_nation
Fri Nov 11, 2011 7:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oh DEAR God!! THe Hub has re-invented Clue once again!
Replies: 59
Views: 32927

I can't honestly say I hate this concept but I'm not enamoured of it either. I don't particularly care to be honest- I just won't watch. Of course, not having the channel in question and having never heard of it, I wouldn't be able to watch it even if I was desperate to.
by go_leafs_nation
Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:57 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Books
Replies: 584
Views: 168499

I'm pretty surprised, looking back, at how many mysteries I've read this year. For the first month-and-a-half of the year, I read only two or three, but the number exploded and increased exponentially after I fired up my blog. It's definitely been worthwhile, although occasionally, the dreadful book...
by go_leafs_nation
Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:21 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: NaNo 2011
Replies: 5
Views: 4343

Not I, not this year. Why? Well, I've found something I love doing and I'm sticking to it. If you take a look at this page from my blog you will see a complete list of books I've read since late March, with reviews to all of them. It's plenty of fun, although I'm afraid it's made me practically a st...
by go_leafs_nation
Fri Sep 23, 2011 1:59 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Funny Video
Replies: 601
Views: 230236

I found this parody amusing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JsbSolUF5c
by go_leafs_nation
Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:50 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: TAOM forum obituaries
Replies: 102
Views: 86792

It's slightly late, but I feel the Lokomotiv tragedy should be remembered. I will remember some of them as fine hockey players, but they were fine people before they were players. I can only extend my condolences to those touched personally.
by go_leafs_nation
Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:13 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: TAOM forum obituaries
Replies: 102
Views: 86792

Wade Belak, former Toronto Maple Leafs enforcer, is dead. He was only 35 and I remember watching him as a kid. He, Tie Domi, Alex Mogilny, and Mats Sundin were my favourite players. It's somewhat of a shock. It's also the third recent death of an NHL enforcer. Rick Rypien committed suicide a few wee...
by go_leafs_nation
Mon Aug 29, 2011 7:56 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Current Thoughts
Replies: 5316
Views: 1152495

I usually look at mystery novels on my blog, but I took a look at Scream 4 today, as it has a mystery in it (the weakest in the entire series, unfortunately). Overall, it was a very fun movie, restoring the zest Scream 3 severely lacked.