Books & Nachos
Rage by Stephen King (as Richard Bachman)

Rage by Stephen King (as Richard Bachman)

January 31, 2014

Author Stephen King, feeling stifled by Doubleday's mandate that he not publish more than one novel per year, made an agreement where he could publish novels under a pseudonym--Richard Bachman. In 1977 the first book under that assumed name was released -- Rage. Started by King while still in high school, this tale of a teenage gunman taking his class hostage has inspired at least four real-life shooting situations and has been pulled from print. Now Arnie continues his look back at all of King's works with a review of Rage, discussing its impact on real world violence, analyzing King's decision to take on an assumed name, and asking if this book deserves to be kept in King's bibliography.

Frank Miller’s Robocop

Frank Miller’s Robocop

January 23, 2014

Spoiler Alert! This podcast discusses many key elements of Frank Miller's Robocop comic series.

Despite being a credited writer on Robocop 2 Frank Miller was unhappy with the final product, feeling the film failed to capture his vision. With Robocop 2 being a critical disappointment Miller's original script became a thing of legend. Finally in 2003 Miller gave fans an insight into what could have been with Frank Miller's Robocop--a comic book series based on his original ideas for Robocop 2. How does it compare to the theatrical release, and was Miller's original idea better? Join Arnie and Jakob in this episode of Books & Nachos to find out, then join them at NowPlayingPodcast.com to hear their reviews of all the Robocop films!

The Wolf of Wall Street and Catching the Wolf of Wall Street by Jordan Belfort

The Wolf of Wall Street and Catching the Wolf of Wall Street by Jordan Belfort

January 7, 2014

Jordan Belfort made headlines in the 1990s, first for his unusual start-up stock trading firm, then for his illegal stock manipulation practices. But that media attention is nothing compared to the spotlight being shone on this white-collar criminal with the release of Martin Scorsese's film The Wolf of Wall Street. Now Stuart in LA has read Belfort's two autobiographies, The Wolf of Wall Street and Catching the Wolf of Wall Street to read the story in the salesman's own words. Hear Stuart's thoughts on the book in this podcast!

And join Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob at nowplayingpodcast.com to hear their review of the movie adaptation of The Wolf of Wall Street!

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