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Discussion in 'Bred Any Good Rooks Lately? (Suggested Reading)' started by Dana Jean, Oct 31, 2013.
Okay, but what's that to do with Tabitha King's Small World?
rocker1972 mis-quoted you in their 1st post/quote. Someone had mentioned Gillian Flynn's writings. Gillian is an Irish name.
Ha ha, the rest are in Boston or Liverpool.
I finally finished The Passage. It was one of the best books I've ever read. I can see why SK loved it so much. I think SK fans should give it a shot.
I'm starting Tim Geithner's book Stress Test. I have an interest in economics and I like it so far.
There's a story by King called " I know what you need", that I remember having read 3 years ago. For some reason, it keeps popping into my mind every so often. The image of the guy holding the ice cream cone with a grin never leaves. That's how powerful his SS are!
PS: I am completely out of ideas on what book to lend next. I wanted something totallly different from king, but with the same poignance and enterainment.
I recently started the Jack reacher series. Started with book one "killing floor". The prose was pure class, but the story lost interest at about page 100. I guess his other books aren't first person, so I won't even bother.
Larry McMurtry's Lonesome Dove. Trust me: if you like Mr. King, you'll love this book. I don't even particularly like westerns, and it's in my top 5 books ever. Not all of McMurtry's books are this good (particularly his later books), but Lonesome Dove is just about perfect. Same attention to dialogue and characterization as Mr. King, similar level of humor and pathos… Now I want to read it again (lol).
Is that the one they made an western miniseries on? It was callad lonesome dove and was really good. Didn't know who had written the book.
Yep. The miniseries was pretty good, but the book… oh my gosh. So, so good. There were actually 4 written about the characters of Gus and Call: Dead Man's Walk (when they were young Texas Rangers), Comanche Moon (Older Rangers, Immediately post Civil War), Lonesome Dove (old, retired Rangers), and Streets of Laredo (Just Call in this one, after Gus' exit). DMW and SoL were just okay, Comanche Moon was pretty good, and Lonesome Dove was a standout.
Lonesome Dove was also a mini-series.
Interesting. I'll see if i can pick it up somewhere. Saw the dead wans walk miniseries too but that wasn't as good. Keep an eye out for Comanche moon too. Sounds interesting.
It was a terrific read, as usual. A little short but, there was plenty there to like.
Anything in particular strikes you as unusual about it?
Thank you for the recommendation. I finished the re read of the stand two weeks ago, and I'm still n ot ready to another a thousand oage epic. But thanks skimom2!
Nothing unusual per se, but I was really upset that he left his readers hanging until the next book! I understand there are 5 more books to come, I just hope he doesn't lollygag about, I have limited time!! I'm glad you liked River .
No problem It feels like a much shorter book,though, just saying. The pages fly by. It's been a few years since I last read it, and I made myself want a re-read, but I don't dare; I'm working on a manuscript set in the same era and I don't want to risk unintentional plagiarism--LOLOL.
Curiously, I'm also writing something. I'm about 20 000 words into it. I still don't know if I can milk it to be a novel, but I've fell in love with the story.
It's about a guy who accidentally has to take the blame for his 17 yr old son's psychopathic behavior. And I didn't even plan it. All I wrote in the word processor was this:
On the night I was arrested for a crime I didn't commit, my son got stuck to a wheelchair for the rest of his life. Not that I wanted him to end up like that. I mean, I was never fond of his actions.
I love his The Last Picture Show. Great movie too. Heartbreaking performance by Chloris Leachman, of all people.