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Discussion in 'Bred Any Good Rooks Lately? (Suggested Reading)' started by Dana Jean, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. skimom2
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    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    No biggie :) It's not the fantasy element, it's that the characters don't speak like Americans, especially lower income Americans (in the US setting), he had his info on Mormon religious hierarchy wrong, and his RL settings weren't accurate. Stuff like that shakes me right out of the story. Just my personal bias :)
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    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    ...an epipheny? a Big Mac? a severe headache? Just thought I'd fill in the blank.......(I know what you had you cheeky monkey!)
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    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    Yea, come to think of it, the characters did speak with a lean towards modern day British speak, eh?
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    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    Exactly. He had a Chicago street kid speaking like an Oxford don. I rarely get bothered by details (like Glock safeties--lol), but characterization is big for me, and a big part of why I have absolute adoration for SK.
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  5. carrie's younger brother
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    Funny you say that, because I have always felt the exact opposite. I love SK and have read him since Carrie was first published in paperback, but I think so many of his characters have the exact same voice and it always bothers me at first when I am reading a new book, story, etc. of his for the first time. The snappy answers, the euphemisms, the idioms, the repeated sayings, etc. I have always found his strongest point to be the way he handles the sense of time and place in his stories and how he can always tap into the zeitgeist of the time he is writing about, no matter what era.
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    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    Daughter brought home Unnatural Creatures, a book of stories selected by Neil Gaiman. Stuck into these today--some are weird, some scary, all interesting :)
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    MadamMack M e m b e r

    I had to put this one aside because it was strongly suggested that I read, Breaking Twig by Deborah Epperson and I can not put this book down. It's set in the South and to me it's a great read. A little slow at the begininng but then it's snatches you! Over 100 thousand downloads for this tale.
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    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    I am finally going to finish The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving tonight! I am not sure how I feel about this novel yet. I have read a few of his other books and enjoyed them (loved A Prayer For Owen Meany!) and even though Hotel New Hampshire has his great prose and sly humor, I just wasn't prepared for (I can't find the spoiler tags HELP!!!!) the
    incest
    part of the book.
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    Bevee-from-the-Levee Well-Known Member

    I'm reading Dark Angels by Karleen Koen at the moment this is an historical novel about political intrigue and human passion and is a prequel to Through A Glass Darkly which I enjoyed immensely.
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    I just finished "A Kind Man" by Susan Hill. It was one of her "literary" novels, and I went into it expecting certain things (I'll leave spoilers out). It is actually a really amazing read, up there with "The Various Haunts of Men" and "In the Springtime of the Year".
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    The Nameless M-O-O-N - That spells Nameless

    A lot of people on here seem to not be reading Stephen king. Anyway, I am, I have started joyland.

    Winter, how are you finding 11/22/63? I'm from England, hate anything to do with our politics let alone any other countries, it all bores the pants off me, but that is a wonderful book, I've read it twice and it would be my favourite if it weren't for a certain demented clown monster terrorising kids in the 50s.
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    Currently rereading Huckleberry Finn. It's my favorite book but it's been well over a decade since I last read it. It's still as awesome as I remember. After that I plan on reading book two in the 'A Song of Fire and Ice' series (aka Game of Thrones). I am tempted to read ahead of the TV series, but I haven't made up my mind.

    As for Stephen King, I am intrigued by 'Under the Dome'. I didn't watch the TV series, so I might give it a try soon. I might read Joyland before the end of the year since it's a short book.
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    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    I have been working my way thru Shivers VII, which has King's Weeds in it. I read that story first! I have to say that it doesn't read like a usual King story, like he was trying for some of them 'big word' type of stories? It doesn't flow quite like it should, but I did enjoy it! Nice to visit with Ol' Jordy again!
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    Dana Jean Beta Tester/Moderator Moderator

    I have this in my TBR pile.
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    I just purchased two e-books. Dean Koontz "Wilderness" and Kathy Reichs "Bones in Her Pocket" for my Kobo. Looking forward to starting those after the current book I'm reading which is called "Precious Blood" by Jonathan Hayes. It's about a forensic pathologist...the usual stuff. I'm about halfway through, but still not sure if he will be on my great books list. Right now I'm kind of struggling through but I gotta finish it just to see how it ends.
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    ghost19 .....Damn Zombies.....

    I've tried to get into Barker's books for years but the only one I've ever been able to complete was "Cabal" which was very good. The movie "Nightbreed" was based on Cabal if I remember correctly. I got about half way thru Weaveworld three or four times but I've never been able to finish it. One of the weirdest book plots I've ever read......
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    NOS4A2... it is a great read...
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    I just finished The Scarlet Letter (required reading for school). I am happy we read it, as I wouldn't have on my own. It's great; Hawthorne's writing is so colorful and his descriptions are perfect.
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    Update on the Park Avenue book. It got a little racy. At one point the main character Jane could have been singing
    "when I think about you I touch myself"
    ( I wanted to put that in a spoiler, to keep it family friendly..I can't find one)
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    Jordan is working on a spoiler button but you have to do it manually for the moment. Type [ spoiler ] type what you want hidden and at the end add [/ spoiler ] without the spaces before and after the word spoiler between the brackets.

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