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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian861 View Post
    I ordered it to keep my number but I wouldn't have a problem letting it go. Unless the production blows me away. I'm still wavering with keeping my matching set intact even though I said that I probably would. But I have plenty of books in my collection that I don't care for and are there just for collecting purposes. I guess it'll always be this internal struggle lol.
    It's a shame you didn't like BROTHER all that much. Or at all. I think it would have to be a book I really hated for me to pass on a numbered Suntup Edition at this price. We all know a possible author I would turn down even as a Suntup book. No need to name names. But that list would be little compared to the list of books I would buy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhatchett View Post
    I really enjoyed Summer of Night and the sequel A Winter Haunting. I should have said, The subsequent books are Children of the Night (1992), Fires of Eden (1994), and A Winter Haunting (2002) LOL!!
    Maybe I should read them in reverse order since I started with A Winter Haunting. I actually did not realize that it was part of a series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian861 View Post
    I'm pretty much used to him at this point. The story is meh for me anyway so........
    The story was right in my wheel house which probably allowed me to enjoy the narrator more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin View Post
    I have not read Summer of Night. The description draws comparisons to It for me. I have read two Simmons books (The Terror and A Winter Haunting in the last year and enjoyed them both. I may have to give this one a try.
    I edited my earlier post before while you were posting your reply apparently, as I my contention that BROTHER was perhaps the best coming-of-age horror novel since SUMMER OF NIGHT and King's THE BODY (but less literary in nature but yet more intense in narrative power) started to seem a bit hyperbolic in the back of mind, as I started thinking of other coming-of-age horror novels that were similarly strong...and then I started to wonder if it's even a "coming of age" novel, per se, given the protagonist's somewhat older age (late teens, if memory serves)...can one be "coming of age" when one is supposedly "of age", i.e. an adult (18'ish). Anyway...long way of saying that I still think BROTHER is a fantastic novel, but not sure if it's really a coming-of-age novel, in the strictest sense.

    On a kind of unrelated note: Simmons' A WINTER HAUNTING, the adult-age "sequel" to SUMMER OF NIGHT...loved the latter, but thought WINTER was one of his weaker works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonClinton View Post
    I edited my earlier post before while you were posting your reply apparently, as I my contention that BROTHER was perhaps the best coming-of-age horror novel since SUMMER OF NIGHT and King's THE BODY (but less literary in nature but yet more intense in narrative power) started to seem a bit hyperbolic in the back of mind, as I started thinking of other coming-of-age horror novels that were similarly strong...and then I started to wonder if it's even a "coming of age" novel, per se, given the protagonist's somewhat older age (late teens, if memory serves)...can one be "coming of age" when one is supposedly "of age", i.e. an adult (18'ish). Anyway...long way of saying that I still think BROTHER is a fantastic novel, but not sure if it's really a coming-of-age novel, in the strictest sense.

    On a kind of unrelated note: Simmons' A WINTER HAUNTING, the adult-age "sequel" to SUMMER OF NIGHT...loved the latter, but thought WINTER was one of his weaker works.
    I would not consider Brother a coming of age novel but understood your thoughts. I enjoyed A Winter Haunting but would not consider it a classic. The only other book I have read from that author was The Terror and I enjoyed it more.

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    I still think there are some very cool things about these forums. I may not be able to purchase this edition but it truly sounds like a great book, which I should read, and probably a story and author I would have never heard about any other way.

    Thank you for all the comments about this!

    Back in the day I could have walked into any number of book stores and maybe discovered this author. Now. Not so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Staad View Post

    Back in the day I could have walked into any number of book stores and maybe discovered this author. Now. Not so much.
    Man, that's way too true and way too sad to think about. I used to love browsing the horror section in Borders hoping to find that next great book. Like you said, luckily we have these types of forums to get the word out about good books.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffingoff View Post
    It's a shame you didn't like BROTHER all that much. Or at all. I think it would have to be a book I really hated for me to pass on a numbered Suntup Edition at this price. We all know a possible author I would turn down even as a Suntup book. No need to name names. But that list would be little compared to the list of books I would buy.
    Little is right LOL!

    Quote Originally Posted by Martin View Post
    The story was right in my wheel house which probably allowed me to enjoy the narrator more.
    Spoiler!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Staad View Post
    I still think there are some very cool things about these forums. I may not be able to purchase this edition but it truly sounds like a great book, which I should read, and probably a story and author I would have never heard about any other way.

    Thank you for all the comments about this!

    Back in the day I could have walked into any number of book stores and maybe discovered this author. Now. Not so much.
    I am so glad I live near Powell's books!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian861 View Post
    Little is right LOL!



    Spoiler!
    Responding to your spoiler in my own spoiler so as to not spoil anything because that's how spoilers work:

    Spoiler!

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    Spoiler!
    I can honestly say I have not seen the movies mentioned so I can't compare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin View Post
    I can honestly say I have not seen the movies mentioned so I can't compare.
    Same. Even if I had, though, it sure seems like this book had a sense of humanity, of heart, that I feel a movie would have difficulty capturing as well as Ahlborn did.

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