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    Rereading A Manhattan Ghost Story by T.M. Wright for the umpteenth time.

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    LENNON: The Man, the Myth, the Music -- The Definitive Life by some idiot named Tim Riley. It is obvious that Riley probably wasn't even born when Lennon was murdered, judging from some of the things he says. He has the facts right (judging from the footnotes, he's read a lot of the factual material already out there), but his some of his analysis of Lennon's body of work both solo and with The Beatles is decidedly ridiculous-sounding.

    Advice to all -- Avoid this book like the plague.

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    He was in the office recently and went through the bookcases we have with the ARCs sent by authors and publishers hoping he'll read them for a blurb and pulled out the copy of Breed by Chase Novak and suggested I read it as he thought I'd like it. He's done a review of it--don't think he said where that appeared. He's asked me several times if I've read 50 Shades of Grey as he wanted to know what I thought of that one. He's read it out of curiosity as to what the buzz was about. Meg Gardiner just sent him a copy of her latest book that will be out in July and I'm anxious to hear what he thinks of that one.
    Review on Amazon"
    "The best horror novel I've read since Peter Straub's Ghost Story. By turns terrifying and blackly funny, BREED is a total blast." (Stephen King )
    Great quote, as always, Spidey. Thank you.

    And thank you, as well, Ms. Mod. It's always a pleasure to get a bit of an idea of what SK's reading, and his thoughts on them. He's almost always spot-on, IMO!

    I think I'll be steering clear of 50 Shades of Grey, though..

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    Quote Originally Posted by randallFlaggfan1 View Post
    No, thank YOU, Helen. It's much appreciated.



    Hi, welcome to the Board!

    Yeah, On Writing is one of my all-time favorite books, too. Not just of Sai King's work, but out of ALL. And yes, the knowledge passed on by SK is truly invaluable, inspiring, and uplifting, IMO!
    How many times have you read it, BTW?
    To belatedly answer your question, two or three times at least, and certainly more readings of it are in my future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dobruk View Post
    To belatedly answer your question, two or three times at least, and certainly more readings of it are in my future.

    Yep, I'm now about halfway into my 3rd reading, and it's proving to be the most rewarding, thus far.
    Sai King's advice, recommendations, and all around insights have really hit home.

    Thank you for commenting.

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    In an effort to be more "refined" in my reading, I am working on "Henry VIII: A King and his Court" by Alison Weir.

    At the same time, I am reading the Mortal Instruments trilogy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moderator View Post
    He's asked me several times if I've read 50 Shades of Grey as he wanted to know what I thought of that one. He's read it out of curiosity as to what the buzz was about.
    AHHHH! I was sucked in and read it!!! Well, I read the whole trilogy to be honest. I wish I hadn't. I really wish I hadn't.

    And now my grandmother wants to borrow them from me. Yikes.....

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    It really doesn't sound like something I'd be interested in but was going to check it out to report back to him. Now I'm not so sure....


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    I actually read it because my friend told me to read "Shades of Grey." Then my sister told me to read "Fifty Shades of Grey" and I thought they were the same thing. They are definitely not!!! "Fifty" is just porn, which makes me blush! "Shades of Grey," by Jasper Fforde, was an amazing and entertaining "the world has moved on" kind of novel. I highly recommend the Fforde novel!

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    Just finished "Under The Dome", a good read. I read the Gunslinger many years ago when it first came out, and never tried any of the other Dark Tower books; but after the encourgement I found on SKMB, I have started Gunslinger again, but on audio, so I can get some other things done while listening.

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