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    Quote Originally Posted by kingricefan View Post
    Started 'Devil Red' by Joe Lansdale last night and already on page 66! It's a 'Hap & Leonard' novel and you just can't go wrong with one of the books featuring these characters, or pretty darn much anything that Joe 'His Ownself' Lansdale writes! LUVS my Lansdale!
    I haven't forgotten Lansdale. Some day I'll get around to one of his books.

    I do not suffer from abibliophobia!

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    I want to check him out too! So many books and so little time. I just can't get into audio books . . .I have to read. I want to hear the characters in my head in the voices I create. I know audio books make so many people very happy but I just don't get it . . .if the writer is good I don't need anyone to tell me the story . . .the writer will put me there.

    Quote Originally Posted by shookme View Post
    I haven't forgotten Lansdale. Some day I'll get around to one of his books.

    I do not suffer from abibliophobia!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shookme View Post
    I haven't forgotten Lansdale. Some day I'll get around to one of his books.

    I do not suffer from abibliophobia!
    I can't recommend Joe Lansdale enough! He has written in most genres, like Dan Simmons, and he excels in each of them. He's done westerns (The Magic Wagon, and he has been an editor of western short stories anthologies), he's done flat out mysteries (Cold In July, Act Of Love, Leather Maiden, Freezer Burn, and others) and then he has his 'Hap & Leonard' novels (Savage Season, Mucho Mojo, Bad Chili, Two-Bear Mambo, Rumble Tumble, Captains Outrageous, Vanilla Ride, Devil Red) and then he has his horror novels (The Nightrunners, Gods Of The Razor, and others) and even sci-fi (the three or four 'Drive-In' books that feature dinosaurs at a drive-in theater). If you're looking for sparse, crackling, witty (in the H & P novels) dialogue, great characters and great storytelling, you can't go wrong with Lansdale! I wish he could really break into the mainstream and get the recognition he deserves with a top ten bestseller. Oh, and there's that movie called Bubba Ho Tep that features a character named Elvis something.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by shookme View Post
    I haven't forgotten Lansdale. Some day I'll get around to one of his books.

    I do not suffer from abibliophobia!
    My name is kingricefan and I am an abibliophobian!

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    hi kingricefan.
    "You've been here before, but things are about to change. I know it. I feel it. There's a storm on the way." -- Stephen King

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    Welcome . . .you are with friends.

    Quote Originally Posted by kingricefan View Post
    My name is kingricefan and I am an abibliophobian!

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    Just finished Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig. I really wanted to like this book, and there are some cool parts (especially Harriet the frumpy hitwoman), but after putting it down I was left feeling vaguely unsatisfied.

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    I know audio books make so many people very happy but I just don't get it . . .if the writer is good I don't need anyone to tell me the story . . .the writer will put me there.


    I've felt this way too for a long time, MadamMack, then I listened to 'The Gingerbread Girl' by SK and the story was pretty good. So I decided to listen to something else, but I tried some dramatizations first-Homer's Odyssey, Murder on the Orient Express(two great ones!), Humor Me-I'm Your Mother, and Just Wait 'til you Have Children of your Own(2 very humorous and heartwarming books)...and so now I feel like I'm hooked! I'm currently listening to Robin Cook's 'Crisis', it has me very involved. You should give an audio another try, you might find you will like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadamMack View Post
    Oh, I know that feeling very well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by king family fan View Post
    Sounds good. who wrote it and can you tell what its about?
    It's by Alissa Nutting and it's about a sexual predator/middle school teacher.

    As most of you know, I am quite a prude. It's had me blushing and reading out of one eye since it started but I can't seem to put it down.

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