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  • mhatchett
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    A couple on new framed Bradbury items!
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  • Dave1442397
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    Originally posted by mhatchett View Post
    Brian Keene's On the Road arrived yesterday. Really looking forward to reading this one. I'm sure no sideways pic is needed, we all know what it looks like LOL! Have a great Day!
    Mine arrived last week, and I read it over the weekend. It was a good read. The only thing he says that bugs me is "But I digress", which shows up way too many times, and is one of those sayings that is usually completely irrelevant.

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  • mhatchett
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    Brian Keene's On the Road arrived yesterday. Really looking forward to reading this one. I'm sure no sideways pic is needed, we all know what it looks like LOL! Have a great Day!

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by c marvel View Post
    Today I got the Suntup Press Misery thanks to a CD discussion board member. Just the packaging used by Paul is quite impressive. ~Cap
    Congratulations, that is a great addition!

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  • c marvel
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    Today I got the Suntup Press Misery thanks to a CD discussion board member. Just the packaging used by Paul is quite impressive. ~Cap

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  • bookworm 1
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    So while taking a break from helping pack up my daughter for the trip home I went to a used book store and spent money. Found a mint condition issue of The Horror Show magazine as well as all 4 volumes in paperback of Charles Grants Greystone Bay anthology series and few other Charles Grant titles. It was a great find and a great distraction.

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  • Ben Staad
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    Congrats. The GE of Desperation is a very nice book.

    Originally posted by Splync View Post
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    Got to add a couple of ARCs to the collection along with the gift edition of Desperation!

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  • c marvel
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    Today I received Dreamland by Nnacy Bilyeau. I snagged a signed trade paperback copy from the Mysterious Bookshop. The cover is what drew me in and made me order Dreamland. I was reminded of circus tents by the artwork. I have said this quite a few times before and I'll say it again. This is a book has a pretty cover. I'm unsure what shade of blue it is--It's just pretty and the image online does not do justice to the book when you're really holding it. I'm nearing the end of one book otherwise I'd be so very tempted to set it aside and dive into Dreamland.
    Here is what I really find interesting. I knew the basic storyline for Dreamland. Two or three days ago I found myself looking at these old hotels, two or three, that used to be on Coney Island. Coney Island is part of the setting for Dreamland. At the end of Dreamland the author talks about these old hotels that are now long gone.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by Splync View Post
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    Got to add a couple of ARCs to the collection along with the gift edition of Desperation!
    Great additions, congratulations!

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  • Splync
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    Got to add a couple of ARCs to the collection along with the gift edition of Desperation!

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  • Splync
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    Originally posted by jeffingoff View Post
    I had the same reaction to The Chalk Man. I was not a hater by any means but I had no idea why that book was hyped the way it was. That's why I was foolish enough to get The Hiding Place and match my number for The Chalk Man. The Hiding Place was not only loaded with outrageously ludicrous plot twists, you had to hack through tangles of infuriating passages to get to them.
    I still need to read The Hiding Place, but it sounds like it might be another disappointment. Worse yet is that I also own a copy of her latest book (the signed copies from the UK were cheap), so I feel commited to reading both, haha!

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  • jeffingoff
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    Originally posted by Splync View Post
    Her style definitely took some getting used to in The Chalk Man. I wanted to love the book, but was disappointed by the end. It wasn't a bad book, by any means, but it managed to find an underwhelming answer to each plot thread.
    I had the same reaction to The Chalk Man. I was not a hater by any means but I had no idea why that book was hyped the way it was. That's why I was foolish enough to get The Hiding Place and match my number for The Chalk Man. The Hiding Place was not only loaded with outrageously ludicrous plot twists, you had to hack through tangles of infuriating passages to get to them.

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  • jeffingoff
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    Originally posted by Martin View Post
    As much as I hate to do it, I kind of have to agree with you on that tweet. I have read nothing from this author but that paragraph is painful.
    I don't remember it being that bad while reading The Chalk Man. But it was unbearable reading The Hiding Place. The way she writes is annoying. Irritating. Infuriating. It burns my eyes with burning tears that burn. With flames. With painful heat. With scorching fury that sears and scalds and blisters. It's like she stumbles onto an idea and expresses that idea and then words it differently and then writes it with new words and then says the exact same thing again with additional words that all mean the same goddamned thing!

    Please, someone take the thesaurus away from her.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by jeffingoff View Post
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    As much as I hate to do it, I kind of have to agree with you on that tweet. I have read nothing from this author but that paragraph is painful.

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  • Splync
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    Originally posted by jeffingoff View Post
    I actually don't have a problem with his style. He's a good writer and easy to read. There's just no point to his stories. A writer who's style I can't STAND is CJ Tudor. She recently posted a teaser for her next book on her Twitter account and it featured a snippet of her writing that is exactly the stuff I HATE.
    Her style definitely took some getting used to in The Chalk Man. I wanted to love the book, but was disappointed by the end. It wasn't a bad book, by any means, but it managed to find an underwhelming answer to each plot thread.

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