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    #31
    Originally posted by Martin View Post
    So to continue my rambling commentary on the reading of this book. Life has gotten in the way of my reading lately but I have only Mr. Malermanís novella left to read. Unless that is a total stinker this will rate as one of my favorite anthologies. Some stories are better than others but there has not been a bad read. More weird tales than horror in general but a very fun ride. If Malerman ruins it for me I will directly and forever blame One person. Mr Terry I am looking at you. I am going to miss this one when I finish it.

    Thank you again Mr. Freeman for pulling together such unique and complementary stories. On a side note, I know Billy Chizmar is still in school and has a way to go before he settles into a career but I for one hope he keeps writing. I loved Mr Bonesí Wild Ride.
    It's my understanding that Mr. Malerman's work load is overwhelming. What with the follow-up to Bird Box and all. It's such that he's allowed a certain ghost writer to meet his contractual demands. That ghost writer is none other than Bentley Little. It's my contention that if you dislike the Malerman entry into this anthology, then you must blame Bentley Litle.

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      #32
      Originally posted by jeffingoff View Post
      It's my understanding that Mr. Malerman's work load is overwhelming. What with the follow-up to Bird Box and all. It's such that he's allowed a certain ghost writer to meet his contractual demands. That ghost writer is none other than Bentley Little. It's my contention that if you dislike the Malerman entry into this anthology, then you must blame Bentley Little.
      If that is the case then I am sure I will like it. Actually about 15 pages in and I am intrigued. It is always interesting to move from short stories to a novella. Short stories have a tendency to go straight for the jugular as a novella will have a slower burn.

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        #33
        Originally posted by jeffingoff View Post
        It's my understanding that Mr. Malerman's work load is overwhelming. What with the follow-up to Bird Box and all. It's such that he's allowed a certain ghost writer to meet his contractual demands. That ghost writer is none other than Bentley Little. It's my contention that if you dislike the Malerman entry into this anthology, then you must blame Bentley Litle.
        Jeff, did you order this title? Assuming it was because of the Bentley ghost writing??

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          #34
          Originally posted by bsaenz24 View Post
          Jeff, did you order this title? Assuming it was because of the Bentley ghost writing??
          I ordered both editions because I'm secretly infatuated with Little. I just can't break his gravitational pull. I'm trapped in his orbit.

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            #35
            Originally posted by jeffingoff View Post
            I ordered both editions because I'm secretly infatuated with Little. I just can't break his gravitational pull. I'm trapped in his orbit.
            Called it!!

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              #36
              Originally posted by jeffingoff View Post
              It's my understanding that Mr. Malerman's work load is overwhelming. What with the follow-up to Bird Box and all. It's such that he's allowed a certain ghost writer to meet his contractual demands. That ghost writer is none other than Bentley Little. It's my contention that if you dislike the Malerman entry into this anthology, then you must blame Bentley Litle.
              About a third of the way through Mr. Malerman’s story and I am enjoying it. Mr. Terry, if you get a chance please thank him for farming this out to such a great writer.

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                #37
                Originally posted by Martin View Post
                About a third of the way through Mr. Malermanís story and I am enjoying it. Mr. Terry, if you get a chance please thank him for farming this out to such a great writer.
                I'm having lunch with both of them right now. They both said you're welcome. Steve is also here and he's signing my AGE of Misery.

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                  #38
                  Originally posted by jeffingoff View Post
                  I'm having lunch with both of them right now. They both said you're welcome. Steve is also here and he's signing my AGE of Misery.
                  Hope your lunch is better than what I had.

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                    #39
                    Originally posted by jeffingoff View Post
                    ... Steve is also here and he's signing my AGE of Misery.
                    You're welcome! He owed me a favor after I told him Pennywise should REALLY be a clown and not a washing machine repair guy.

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                      #40
                      Originally posted by Martin View Post
                      Hope your lunch is better than what I had.
                      If I'm eating with Malerman and King, then I could be eating fried shoelaces and be happy.

                      Originally posted by bsaenz24 View Post
                      You're welcome! He owed me a favor after I told him Pennywise should REALLY be a clown and not a washing machine repair guy.
                      Good call! Yeah he didn't believe me that the villain in Duma Key should be a pirate witch painting--he wanted to make it a factory worker at a cereal plant set in rural Ohio for no damn reason.

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                        #41
                        Originally posted by bsaenz24 View Post
                        You're welcome! He owed me a favor after I told him Pennywise should REALLY be a clown and not a washing machine repair guy.
                        I actually like the repair guy idea.

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                          #42
                          Originally posted by jeffingoff View Post
                          If I'm eating with Malerman and King, then I could be eating fried shoelaces and be happy.



                          Good call! Yeah he didn't believe me that the villain in Duma Key should be a pirate witch painting--he wanted to make it a factory worker at a cereal plant set in rural Ohio for no damn reason.
                          It did not say that on the package but I may have that for lunch, minus the frying part of the program.

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                            #43
                            Originally posted by Martin View Post
                            I actually like the repair guy idea.
                            Yeah, that was a Little book called The Handyman . . .

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                              #44
                              Originally posted by jeffingoff View Post
                              Yeah, that was a Little book called The Handyman . . .
                              Was it good??

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                                #45
                                Originally posted by bsaenz24 View Post
                                Was it good??
                                I will give you the truth before Mr. Terry chimes in. It was good but not great.

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