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Discussion in 'Bred Any Good Rooks Lately? (Suggested Reading)' started by kingricefan, Nov 4, 2013.
Think that's where I'm gonna start. Might go with Song of Kali, though. Not 100% yet.
Song Of Kali is not really a horror novel per say, I'd start with Summer Of Night. Then if you like him (you will!) move onto Kali. I so envy you- you're about to lose your Simmons virginity!
Thanks for the info. Definitely will start with Summer of Night, then. As far as the virginity thing, I hope he's gentle.
He's gentle when you need it but rough when you want it!
Just bought Summer of Night. Downloaded it to my ibooks account. YAY! Now for that ever illusive time to read...
That book and Carrion Comfort and Drood are my personal faves. Enjoy!
Summer of Night is hugely underrated, and the sequel, A Winter's Haunting is even more so. Imagine a sequel to IT
featuring Stan's ghost.
You two cut that out! I am going to get all excited
Is it getting warm in here.....
Hi EMARX - sounds like it is getting pretty chilly in Edmonton - yikes! It is cold here as usual but I am just going to hibernate in the house for now.
Manitoba and Alberta are supposed to be freezing in the winter, but us softies in Ontario aren't used to it. These temps are just WRONG!!
You are in Ontario? Ooops - my mistake. I somehow got the idea that you were in Edmonton. Cry pardon as they say in TWTTK
No worries, occasionally when I wake up in the morning, I wonder where I am.
Don't ask me how I managed it but somehow I mixed you up with OldDarth
By the way, good guess on that Witness Protection Program thing - how did you know?
Maybe that's what we had in mind...
Don't we all? haha
Just got in the mail the Subterranean Press edition of Worlds Enough And Time that I bought off of thriftbooks.com. It's an ex-library copy but looks like it was only read a few times! I've had to peel off the library stickers that were attached to the dustjacket and it sure looks fine now. This is an anthology of four stories that first appeared in sci-fi magazines and one story making its first appearance here. I really liked the stories. Simmons is a genius!
I got The Abominable for Christmas and I finally got to it. I loved the opening. I did find all the technical climbing stuff a bit of a slog. I am perservering. Finally nearly half way we are near Mt. Everest. So, I'll keep going. I have the gotta. I'll check out the other reccomendations.
I haven't read this one yet (it's on my TBR pile) but when I went to see Simmons during this book tour he did mention that this particular novel might be a bit 'dry' for his fans as it contains alot of technical stuff. He really is a good writer, so if this one doesn't cut it for you don't give up on him, try another of his books. I know you will end up liking him.