New book takes ThrillRide to the printed page

Posted Wednesday, March 13, 2002 4:18 AM | Contributed by Valleyfair Fan

Robert Coker has announced his book, Roller Coasters: A Thrill Seeker's Guide to the Ultimate Scream Machines. It will ship in June. The 144-page book will highlight a number of ride reviews Coker had previously written for ThrillRide.com along with extra highlights on the world of coasters in general.

Order the book from Amazon now!

Visit ThrillRide.com.

Wednesday, March 13, 2002 4:30 AM

Wow! That book looks awesome! I had wished that when I saw at ThrillRide to expect something big in spring 2002 that it was a re-introduction of the site. But the book does look good.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2002 4:43 AM
That is the same thing I was thinking. Does anyone know if the site is actaully going to open back up?
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Wednesday, March 13, 2002 4:45 AM
Robert Coker writes the best coaster reviews I've ever read. They are detailed, accurate, never overly negative, descriptive, and he has a great vocabulary and writing style. I'll buy this book even though I've read most of the reviews listed in it.

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He let the contents of the bottle do the thinking; can't shake the devil's hand and say you're only kidding.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2002 4:52 AM
HAHAHAHA! He's got Windjammer on the cover!
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Wednesday, March 13, 2002 6:27 AM
The site is not going to open up. As much as we would all wish Thrillride! would open again, it ain't gonna happen. I know I'm gonna buy this book, though. It's gonna have his ride reviews in it and those were the best!

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Where'd my sig go? Stupid brother. *** This post was edited by haux on 3/13/2002. ***

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Wednesday, March 13, 2002 7:59 AM

I also loved Robert Coker's descriptions on ThrillRide. This is a definite buy for me! A late mother's day present, maybe?

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I'd rather die living than live like I'm dead

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Wednesday, March 13, 2002 8:29 AM

This may be a coaster book that I actually buy as I am always on the lookout for quality coffee table books.

BTW I appreciate the editing Jeff did on my news post. Reads much better Jeff. Thanks!

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Excalibur Crew for 2002!

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Wednesday, March 13, 2002 8:32 AM
Yes, it looks really good. I've ordered my copy!
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Wednesday, March 13, 2002 11:45 AM
Well the site used to say that it was gonna reopen in 2003. I dunno if it's true or not but that's what I saw on the site.

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You can hear the laughter, you can hear the mighty roar. From the brickyard down in Indy to the white Chicago shore. It's a rollin', twistin', turnin' and might we both suggest. You get you fanny ridin' on the Cornball Express! *** This post was edited by CornballFreak on 3/13/2002. ***

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Wednesday, March 13, 2002 1:37 PM
I've always heard the saying, "Don't judge a book by it's cover." That's too funny!

But tell me...somebody please tell me...that I'm seeing things and that WindJammer :::shudders::: isn't on the cover.

Nothing whatsoever against the book cause I'm sure it will be great, but of ALL the coasters in the world...he puts WindJammer on the cover?? haha I just find that humorous. Ironic is a better choice maybe.

This will be the first book I've ever read that's guaranteed to give us nightmares and make our ears bleed!

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-Dan
http://www.westcoaster.net *** This post was edited by Mr Toad on 3/13/2002. ***

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Wednesday, March 13, 2002 2:35 PM
LOL! I'm having trouble seeing the cover.....HEY! Maybe it can be a hologram, and when you tilt the book Windjammer disappears! LMAO! :) Of course, then he could issue it with different covers, each one featuring a lost coaster that disappears.....better yet (thanks to my love for animation), he could have different coaster covers, each one with that cool motion effect to it. I should be in marketing!

I will definitely order it at that price. The reviews alone are worth buying.
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Don't.....look.....back! The Headless Horseman awaits you in 2002!
Model coasters and rides

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Wednesday, March 13, 2002 7:07 PM

Of course all of your books would be ridicoulously expensive Arrow Guy. By the time you added in the holographic imaging you will have added on at least another 5 bucks per book cost.

I know you're just joking though, and so am I.

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Excalibur Crew for 2002!

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