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Maurice Sendak, author of `Where the Wild Things Are,' dies at 83

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  1. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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    More at the link:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/09/books/maurice-sendak-childrens-author-dies-at-83.html
     
  2. DrewDown

    DrewDown All are welcome

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    Just saw this on "Yahooo-ooo-ooo!" Sendak was brilliant. His works were a major part of my childhood. Now they are enjoyed by my children...mostly just "Where the Wild Things Are." A lot of his stuff is dated. No offense to the deceased. Now I feel like shit.

    RIP
     
  3. Badfinger

    Badfinger I shot the sheriff

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    Me too. I remember the Little Bear books from when I was a kid, and I ended up reading them to mine.
    I remember another classic called Chicken Soup with Rice.
     
  4. NuttyJim

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    I liked how after Tony Soprano got killed in the diner, he was reincarnated into a furry troll creature that wanted to eat kids.

    On a serious note, liked the book, but aside from money being a reason, he should've never went along with allowing a movie version of that book.
     
  5. LiddyRules

    LiddyRules I'm Gonna Be The Bestest Pilot In The Whole Galaxy

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    I honestly thought the Where the Wild Things Are movie was insanely brilliant. One of the best movies about childhood I'd ever seen.
     
  6. Bluestreak

    Bluestreak This space intentionally left blank.

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    I totally forgot about Chicken Soup with Rice. I'll have to get a copy of that one for my daughter.
     
  7. fletcher

    fletcher Darkness always says hello.
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    I was always partial to Pierre. Guess that speaks volumes of my character.

    [video=youtube;X5HTA_9M29M]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5HTA_9M29M&feature=related[/video]

    RIP, Maurice.
     
  8. Hoffman

    Hoffman Guess who's back? Hoffman's back

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    This guy obviously knew too much and Obama wanted him out of the way.
     
  9. Don the Radio Guy

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    I must be the only person that never read his books when I was a kid.
     
  10. Party Rooster

    Party Rooster Unleash The Beast

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    I had no idea that book was 50 years old. RIP sir.
     
  11. Larz

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    In The Night Kitchen was another great one, trippy as hell. This guy ranks up there with Stan Lee in defining my childhood reading. RIP.
     
  12. Ballbuster1

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    Me either but then again, he was writing them back them.

    My kid sister read some of them I think.
     
  13. Psychopath

    Psychopath Plata O Plomo

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    I read his stuff when I was a kid. RIP, sir.
     
  14. CousinDave

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    which is why I figured the guy had been dead for 30 years

    of course I also thought J R R Tolkien wrote The Hobbit & Lord of the Rings back in the 1700s
     
  15. CM Mark

    CM Mark The East is Ours!

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    I live in Ridgefield. It is huge news and basically the whole town is in mourning. I loved his books growing up, and even though I never plan to have kids myself, my fiancee agrees thankfully, I may have to go out and buy new copies of all his books. I remember Pierre and Chicken Soup with Rice, but didn't realize that they were him as well.
     

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