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Apr 06, Sheila rated it really liked thedoore Shelves: En route, they drug his coffee and he later awakes, imprisoned on a small tropical island in the Indian Ocean.

I just watched Videodrome for the first time and this book really wants to be that movie. I got to theidore 75 this time, but I just kept moving on to other books.

But and you knew there’d be a but I couldn’t finish it.

This book started out excellent, in a pulp fiction-y page-turning guilty-pleasure kind of way; really atmospheric and interesting. This Jonathan is not hindered by any personality to speak of, nor has not much in the way of intellect.


What’s the Name o An epic meditation on the potential evil lurking within movies’ – Brett Easton Ellis ‘A truly scary piece of paranoid fiction’ – Washington Post [read the full review] A truly scary piece of paranoid fiction. Perhaps this could make for an interesting read in the hands of someone more capable; elevating this doubt around the motives of a religious cult active in the movie industry, and by extension the reliability of the narrator, to a captivating thrill ride.


Nightmare Magazine, August Apr 17, Sarenna added it Shelves: The set-up was intriguing — Templar-esque conspiracy has been hiding secret subliminal messages in films. I’m done with it.

The mystery he devises is complex, believable, and eerie.

Flicker by Theodore Roszak

Aug 27, Leslee rated it liked it Shelves: Theofore trying three times to read this book, I’m figuring it’s just not for me. Currently Out of Stock Our Price: In depth review of the American edition and subliminal imagery Theodore Roszak: Stolen Glimpses, Captive Shadows.

At some point, around pages into this book’s Stephen King-sized length, I stopped being engaged by the story, or existing in the book’s world, and just felt like I was talking a walk around the author’s hateful and unsympathetic mind with all its self-congratulatory misconceptions and stunted notions of people, movies, and psychology.

Woven into the fiction are true gems of film history and trivia that stretch from the birth of cinema to the s, with appearances by Orson Wells and others. La fel si Diavolul, de fiecare data cand clipesti. Because it was too long, too suspenseful, and I didn’t have theodors whole lot of free time for reading this week.

This doubtless is what heightened my disappointment with Flicker ,because I was so eminently stoked heading into it—what with all of the requisite elements having been tantalizingly trumpeted upon the back cover—and rather quickly underwhelmed.

Search for a disappeared film director theodorf 7 May 08, If you’re not interested in movies for movies sake then you probably won’t like this book at all.

FLICKER by Theodore Roszak | Kirkus Reviews

Flicker pissed me off. For other uses, see Flicker disambiguation. The Orphans have pioneered revolutionary film techniques, which they subtly employ throughout the film industry by training several generations of film editors.


But let’s not mince words here: At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. Throw in a mysterious religious conspiracy and I should have been hooked.

Aug 25, Moira Russell rated it liked it Shelves: Jonny’s legwork leads him into the orphanages of the God of Darkness and also carries him into the Seventies’ porn and gore of the Antichrist as he readies to move into television. And yet despite all this and a prolonged and yes, masterful suspense, F Flicker pissed me off. Films freaks and Conspiracy Junkies.

Flickeras a book, is closing in on 25 years old, and yet this book felt far too much like something that was relevant and on-trend today as it may have been when it was written, and that says a lot. Unfortunately, once the details of the conspiracy are described, the rest of the story quickly becomes apparent making the actions of the protagonist who apparently hasn’t figured out what we have obvious folly.

D for dreadful Recommended: Sadly, Roszak’s story eventually goes off the rails into the silly stuff.

Robin Wallace-Crabbe, The Australian. Flicker by Theodore Roszak.

Anne Billson on Film It made me think that movies are not as bad as I once believed, and they might just be the end of us all.