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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffingoff View Post
    Cell would slap a Duma Key and make it do is laundry every time.
    I concur. I loved Cell. Think it was great mindless entertainment. Sometimes that's all you need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin View Post
    Another Books to Benefit book! You have my attention.
    There were two projects that seemed very possible after FAITHFUL, one fell apart pretty quickly but the other dragged on for years and years, with all kinds of reasons why one of the two rights holders maybe would but maybe wouldn't... and then suddenly another publisher announced a Limited Edition out of the blue one day, even though I had just checked in a few weeks earlier and was told "maybe" we had finally turned a corner. The agent never even mentioned it to me. That was a bummer.

    Brian

    P.S. Something I don't talk about a lot publicly, but maybe should just so there's no misunderstanding among general fans: the authors, agents, rights holders, etc, all get paid their normal expect payments for any Books to Benefit project. All of the donation comes from what would have been the publisher's profits.
    Brian James Freeman
    brianfreeman@cemeterydance.com

    Cemetery Dance Publications: http://www.cemeterydance.com
    Lonely Road Books: http://www.lonelyroadbooks.com
    LetterPress Publications: http://www.LetterPressPublications.com
    My Writing: http://www.BrianJamesFreeman.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian James Freeman View Post
    There were two projects that seemed very possible after FAITHFUL, one fell apart pretty quickly but the other dragged on for years and years, with all kinds of reasons why one of the two rights holders maybe would but maybe wouldn't... and then suddenly another publisher announced a Limited Edition out of the blue one day, even though I had just checked in a few weeks earlier and was told "maybe" we had finally turned a corner. The agent never even mentioned it to me. That was a bummer.

    Brian

    P.S. Something I don't talk about a lot publicly, but maybe should just so there's no misunderstanding among general fans: the authors, agents, rights holders, etc, all get paid their normal expect payments for any Books to Benefit project. All of the donation comes from what would have been the publisher's profits.
    The last time Stewart O'nan came to Portland promoting a book I had a few minutes to chat with him and we discussed your production of Faithful. I can't remember it but he actually told me a dollar amount that went to charity for that project. He was very pleased with the book and the contributions to charity it generated. I am sure it was nice to get the commission but clearly he was thinking about the charity the project helped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin View Post
    The last time Stewart O'nan came to Portland promoting a book I had a few minutes to chat with him and we discussed your production of Faithful. I can't remember it but he actually told me a dollar amount that went to charity for that project. He was very pleased with the book and the contributions to charity it generated. I am sure it was nice to get the commission but clearly he was thinking about the charity the project helped.
    Stewart is one of my favorite people in this business. I'd really like to work with him on a project again soon.

    Brian
    Brian James Freeman
    brianfreeman@cemeterydance.com

    Cemetery Dance Publications: http://www.cemeterydance.com
    Lonely Road Books: http://www.lonelyroadbooks.com
    LetterPress Publications: http://www.LetterPressPublications.com
    My Writing: http://www.BrianJamesFreeman.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian James Freeman View Post
    Stewart is one of my favorite people in this business. I'd really like to work with him on a project again soon.

    Brian
    A limited edition of 'Songs for the Missing' would be fantastic. That story still haunts me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin View Post
    A limited edition of 'Songs for the Missing' would be fantastic. That story still haunts me!
    Love that one. I love so much of his work. Even a short novella like Last Night at the Lobster is packed with details that stuck with me after reading it. The Night Country is an obvious one for fans of the dark season, if folks are looking for a place to start.

    I don't think I've ever posted this, but there's a section in The Circus Fire where his description of the circus strongman tossing children to safety actually made me cry. I stopped the book at that point, and didn't come back for a few days.

    Snow Angels, and the original short story "Finding Amy," and the closing lines of that story...

    So, yeah, I try not to act like a fanboy when an email from Stewart shows up in my inbox, but it's kind of tough...

    Brian
    Brian James Freeman
    brianfreeman@cemeterydance.com

    Cemetery Dance Publications: http://www.cemeterydance.com
    Lonely Road Books: http://www.lonelyroadbooks.com
    LetterPress Publications: http://www.LetterPressPublications.com
    My Writing: http://www.BrianJamesFreeman.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian James Freeman View Post
    Love that one. I love so much of his work. Even a short novella like Last Night at the Lobster is packed with details that stuck with me after reading it. The Night Country is an obvious one for fans of the dark season, if folks are looking for a place to start.

    I don't think I've ever posted this, but there's a section in The Circus Fire where his description of the circus strongman tossing children to safety actually made me cry. I stopped the book at that point, and didn't come back for a few days.

    Snow Angels, and the original short story "Finding Amy," and the closing lines of that story...

    So, yeah, I try not to act like a fanboy when an email from Stewart shows up in my inbox, but it's kind of tough...

    Brian
    I find O'nan is at his best when he is writing about everyday lives. Song for the Missing just kept me on an emotional edge as I felt like I was experiencing what the family was going through. Night at the Lobster is another that really evokes emotional responses at times. The Circus Fire is different in that it is non-fiction. I hope he delves into Non-Fiction again. For me The Night Country, while a good read, is not O'nan at his best. Now I need to move Henry Himself up on my to be read list!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin View Post
    I find O'nan is at his best when he is writing about everyday lives. Song for the Missing just kept me on an emotional edge as I felt like I was experiencing what the family was going through. Night at the Lobster is another that really evokes emotional responses at times. The Circus Fire is different in that it is non-fiction. I hope he delves into Non-Fiction again. For me The Night Country, while a good read, is not O'nan at his best. Now I need to move Henry Himself up on my to be read list!
    I'm always biased toward The Night Country because it was my first O'Nan.

    Brian
    Brian James Freeman
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    Cemetery Dance Publications: http://www.cemeterydance.com
    Lonely Road Books: http://www.lonelyroadbooks.com
    LetterPress Publications: http://www.LetterPressPublications.com
    My Writing: http://www.BrianJamesFreeman.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian James Freeman View Post
    I'm always biased toward The Night Country because it was my first O'Nan.

    Brian
    Interesting. Song for the Missing was my first O'Nan and I have a soft spot for that one.

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    So, it looks like a lot of you guys are O'Nanists? Not that there's anything wrong with that

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    It looks like I need to read more O'Nan...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian James Freeman View Post
    Give me time... DUMA KEY is way, way up my list of books to ask for!

    Brian
    This would make me a happy man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave1442397 View Post
    So, it looks like a lot of you guys are O'Nanists? Not that there's anything wrong with that
    I resemble that remark!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sock Monkey View Post
    It looks like I need to read more O'Nan...
    His writing often makes me feel like I am watching peoples lives unfold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin View Post
    His writing often makes me feel like I am watching peoples lives unfold.
    ^^^^^^ Got it in one.

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    Brian James Freeman
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    Cemetery Dance Publications: http://www.cemeterydance.com
    Lonely Road Books: http://www.lonelyroadbooks.com
    LetterPress Publications: http://www.LetterPressPublications.com
    My Writing: http://www.BrianJamesFreeman.com

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    I love O’Nan’s work. THE SPEED QUEEN, PRAYERS FOR THE DYING, and SONGS OF THE MISSING are my top three.


    I have POE as well, and it’s a wonderful volume.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonClinton View Post
    I love O’Nan’s work. THE SPEED QUEEN, PRAYERS FOR THE DYING, and SONGS OF THE MISSING are my top three.


    I have POE as well, and it’s a wonderful volume.
    I still need to read The Speed Queen. Considering the connection to Mr. King I am shocked I have not read it yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin View Post
    I still need to read The Speed Queen. Considering the connection to Mr. King I am shocked I have not read it yet.
    I’m trying to think of a connection in the text, but am coming up short...what King connection does this particular (fantastic) work have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonClinton View Post
    I’m trying to think of a connection in the text, but am coming up short...what King connection does this particular (fantastic) work have?
    This might help! I was kind of surprised this article was still online and basically what I remembered it to be, but hey, sometimes the Internet IS a good thing.

    https://www.courant.com/news/connect...068-story.html

    Brian
    Brian James Freeman
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    Cemetery Dance Publications: http://www.cemeterydance.com
    Lonely Road Books: http://www.lonelyroadbooks.com
    LetterPress Publications: http://www.LetterPressPublications.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian James Freeman View Post
    This might help! I was kind of surprised this article was still online and basically what I remembered it to be, but hey, sometimes the Internet IS a good thing.

    https://www.courant.com/news/connect...068-story.html

    Brian
    That is the connection I was referencing.

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