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Sepinwall's book excerpt on The Sopranos: The Russian, and The End

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Double Down, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    If you've hung around here for a few years, you probably know I take my television very seriously. So this is my pitch to buy Sepinwall's new book, which is great. It's $8 if you have a Kindle.

    http://www.amazon.com/Revolution-Was-Televised-Slingers-Slayers/dp/0615718299/ref=la_B001K8C6KS_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1354742218&sr=1-1

    Or, at the very least, read this chapter about the Sopranos, which covers some of our old favorite topics.

    http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/culturebox/2012/12/alan_sepinwall_s_the_revolution_was_televised_excerpt_david_chase_and_the.html

    l'm so glad Chase didn't let Winter talk him into bringing back the Russian.
     
  2. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    Re: Sepinwall's book except on The Sopranos: The Russian, and The End

    I am wondering what the structure is. I don't want to read a book that's going to blend all these shows together often and spoil The Wire or Deadwood or others I haven't watched.
     
  3. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    Broken into chapters. So you can skip the ones you you haven't seen. I believe it goes:

    Prologue: (Brief Hill Street Blues/St Elsewhere/NYPD Blue riff)
    Oz
    Sopranos
    Wire
    Deadwood
    Shield
    Lost
    Buffy
    24
    Battlestar Galactica
    Friday Night Lights
    Mad Men
    Breaking Bad
     
  4. Zeke12

    Zeke12 Guest

    I really gotta find a way to read this without a Kindle or whatever.
     
  5. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    Do you have a paperback reader?
     
  6. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    You can straight buy the book. It just costs $16.99 as a paperback.

    Also, can't you read books on your computer just with a Kindle app? I think that's possible, yes?
     
  7. dreunc1542

    dreunc1542 Active Member

    This book is very high on my list of things to read next.
     
  8. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    I only have watched (as in, all or almost all episodes) four of those shows. I'm sure the essays are excellent, but I will wait on it. I do plan on watching The Wire and maybe Breaking Bad, too, so maybe after I plow through those. I am about finished with Friday Night Lights.
     
  9. Brian

    Brian Well-Known Member

    Yes, I'm reading the book right now on my IPad with the Kindle app.

    Kudos to Sepinwall for going the self-publishing route, too.
     
  10. JR

    JR Active Member

    Yeah, except you can't buy the book up here on amazon.ca. And amazon.com won't ship to Canada. And I really want to read this. Have seen all the shows except Buffy, battlestar & Friday Night. None of them interested me.
     
  11. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member


    That's what you get for living in Canada.
     
  12. JR

    JR Active Member

    That, and not being able to walk around with a Glock in the inside pocket of my Leafs jacket. :)
     
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