Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 33

Thread: THE OTHER PEOPLE by Subterranean Press

  1. #1
    Carrying the fire. 1st Electroshock Session jeffingoff's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Chicago, Illinois, United States
    Posts
    2,222
    Rep Power
    15

    THE OTHER PEOPLE by Subterranean Press

    SubPress announced today that they will be doing an edition of CJ Tudor's latest book titled THE OTHER PEOPLE. And I can't imagine a better title for this book. Because, for me, that's exactly who will be reading this book--other people.

    That's it. That's my joke and the reason I started this thread. Also, I'm looking to part with CJ Tudor's other two books. Both number 73. Both read once. Which was more than enough.

  2. #2
    Nothing to see here! Jeez! Don't you have anything better to do with your time? Martin's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Washington State
    Posts
    6,671
    Rep Power
    27
    Quote Originally Posted by jeffingoff View Post
    SubPress announced today that they will be doing an edition of CJ Tudor's latest book titled THE OTHER PEOPLE. And I can't imagine a better title for this book. Because, for me, that's exactly who will be reading this book--other people.

    That's it. That's my joke and the reason I started this thread. Also, I'm looking to part with CJ Tudor's other two books. Both number 73. Both read once. Which was more than enough.
    I heard that The Other People bring the first two books into focus and gives them new purpose. You clearly need to buy and read The Other People to gain an appreciation of the first two.

  3. #3
    Carrying the fire. 1st Electroshock Session jeffingoff's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Chicago, Illinois, United States
    Posts
    2,222
    Rep Power
    15
    Quote Originally Posted by Martin View Post
    I heard that The Other People bring the first two books into focus and gives them new purpose. You clearly need to buy and read The Other People to gain an appreciation of the first two.
    Not gonna work! Not in the apocalypse. I don't hate myself enough. I challenge anyone here to read The Hiding Place and defend it. It's worse than The Mailman!

  4. #4
    Senior Member Involuntarily Committed
    Join Date
    Jan 2020
    Location
    Buffalo, NY
    Posts
    115
    Rep Power
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by jeffingoff View Post
    Not gonna work! Not in the apocalypse. I don't hate myself enough. I challenge anyone here to read The Hiding Place and defend it. It's worse than The Mailman!
    I enjoyed The Mailman! But, to be fair, the only Little book I haven't enjoyed (I've only read several) was Dispatch.

    That being said, I feel obliged to get this title. I was indifferent to The Chalk Man (every twist was a disappointment) and haven't read The Hiding Place yet, but the completionist in me really wants the matching set...

  5. #5
    Carrying the fire. 1st Electroshock Session jeffingoff's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Chicago, Illinois, United States
    Posts
    2,222
    Rep Power
    15
    Quote Originally Posted by Splync View Post
    I enjoyed The Mailman! But, to be fair, the only Little book I haven't enjoyed (I've only read several) was Dispatch.

    That being said, I feel obliged to get this title. I was indifferent to The Chalk Man (every twist was a disappointment) and haven't read The Hiding Place yet, but the completionist in me really wants the matching set...
    NO! NO! Nonononononononono! You still have time! Read THE HIDING PLACE! Please! I implore you. I thought the same about Chalk Man and then I read The Hiding Place and it really puts her style in perspective. The plot twists in Hiding Place are LUDICROUS! It would be funny if she meant to be outlandish. But she was serious. If you like The Hiding Place, then by all means get The Other People. But don't go in blindly. I would have made the exact same decision you're considering based solely on Chalk Man.

  6. #6
    Senior Member Starting to Drool Incessantly bsaenz24's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Right Behind You
    Posts
    2,520
    Rep Power
    18
    Quote Originally Posted by jeffingoff View Post
    NO! NO! Nonononononononono! You still have time! Read THE HIDING PLACE! Please! I implore you. I thought the same about Chalk Man and then I read The Hiding Place and it really puts her style in perspective. The plot twists in Hiding Place are LUDICROUS! It would be funny if she meant to be outlandish. But she was serious. If you like The Hiding Place, then by all means get The Other People. But don't go in blindly. I would have made the exact same decision you're considering based solely on Chalk Man.
    Jeff, I feel like you're trying to say something, but you're holding back. What is it??? Let it out man!!!

  7. #7
    Nothing to see here! Jeez! Don't you have anything better to do with your time? Martin's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Washington State
    Posts
    6,671
    Rep Power
    27
    Quote Originally Posted by jeffingoff View Post
    NO! NO! Nonononononononono! You still have time! Read THE HIDING PLACE! Please! I implore you. I thought the same about Chalk Man and then I read The Hiding Place and it really puts her style in perspective. The plot twists in Hiding Place are LUDICROUS! It would be funny if she meant to be outlandish. But she was serious. If you like The Hiding Place, then by all means get The Other People. But don't go in blindly. I would have made the exact same decision you're considering based solely on Chalk Man.
    Your clearly deranged views on The Mailman clearly make your views here suspect.

  8. #8
    Child of the Corn 2nd Rubber Room Confinement Brian861's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Wichita, KS
    Posts
    3,030
    Rep Power
    53
    Quote Originally Posted by jeffingoff View Post
    SubPress announced today that they will be doing an edition of CJ Tudor's latest book titled THE OTHER PEOPLE. And I can't imagine a better title for this book. Because, for me, that's exactly who will be reading this book--other people.

    That's it. That's my joke and the reason I started this thread. Also, I'm looking to part with CJ Tudor's other two books. Both number 73. Both read once. Which was more than enough.
    Funny! I have plenty of books on my shelves that I dislike so this one might not be any different. It's just the collector in me vs the reader. I haven't read The Hiding Place yet.

  9. #9
    Senior Member Get a Life, why don'tcha! bookworm 1's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    UP State NY the real upstate north of Albany
    Posts
    7,045
    Rep Power
    66
    Quote Originally Posted by jeffingoff View Post
    Not gonna work! Not in the apocalypse. I don't hate myself enough. I challenge anyone here to read The Hiding Place and defend it. It's worse than The Mailman!
    Your constant disparagement of The Mailman makes it seem like you really want us to purchase this book. Well your reverse psychology didn't work on me!!!! I'm not going to buy this book..........oh wait!!! I guess it did work.
    Still think that The Mailman is a great book

  10. #10
    Nothing to see here! Jeez! Don't you have anything better to do with your time? Martin's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Washington State
    Posts
    6,671
    Rep Power
    27
    Quote Originally Posted by Brian861 View Post
    Funny! I have plenty of books on my shelves that I dislike so this one might not be any different. It's just the collector in me vs the reader. I haven't read The Hiding Place yet.
    I still have Peter Straub's Mr. X and there is no chance I will ever read that one again!

  11. #11
    Nothing to see here! Jeez! Don't you have anything better to do with your time? Martin's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Washington State
    Posts
    6,671
    Rep Power
    27
    Quote Originally Posted by bookworm 1 View Post
    Your constant disparagement of The Mailman makes it seem like you really want us to purchase this book. Well your reverse psychology didn't work on me!!!! I'm not going to buy this book..........oh wait!!! I guess it did work.
    Still think that The Mailman is a great book
    You think that because it is a great book!

  12. #12
    Shazam! Receiving Daily Medication c marvel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Northern California
    Posts
    880
    Rep Power
    9
    I think we should arrange for a certain someone to get a special grab bag of only Bentley Little books. All in favor, shout out "Heck yeah".

    Cap
    Books are weapons in the war of ideas.

  13. #13
    Nothing to see here! Jeez! Don't you have anything better to do with your time? Martin's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Washington State
    Posts
    6,671
    Rep Power
    27
    Quote Originally Posted by c marvel View Post
    I think we should arrange for a certain someone to get a special grab bag of only Bentley Little books. All in favor, shout out "Heck yeah".

    Cap
    "HECK YEAH"

  14. #14
    Senior Member Involuntarily Committed
    Join Date
    Jan 2020
    Location
    Buffalo, NY
    Posts
    115
    Rep Power
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by c marvel View Post
    I think we should arrange for a certain someone to get a special grab bag of only Bentley Little books. All in favor, shout out "Heck yeah".

    Cap
    Oh, heck yeah!

  15. #15
    Carrying the fire. 1st Electroshock Session jeffingoff's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Chicago, Illinois, United States
    Posts
    2,222
    Rep Power
    15
    Quote Originally Posted by c marvel View Post
    I think we should arrange for a certain someone to get a special grab bag of only Bentley Little books. All in favor, shout out "Heck yeah".

    Cap
    I'd feel awful taking books away from someone who might adore them. BUT once the electricity and gas are cut off, I will need something to burn for heat and raccoon preparation. So I'm torn.

    Seriously, I have a Bentley Little collection already--The Washingtonians, Walking Alone (picked it up at the thrift store and overpaid for it), The Mailman, and The Circle. I might be getting a Little Little Book in the future too. So if I were to receive a box of Bentley Little books, I'd probably donate them to the library. Or give them to people who love his stuff. Or use them once my supply of toilet paper runs out.

  16. #16
    Child of the Corn 2nd Rubber Room Confinement Brian861's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Wichita, KS
    Posts
    3,030
    Rep Power
    53
    Quote Originally Posted by Martin View Post
    I still have Peter Straub's Mr. X and there is no chance I will ever read that one again!
    Straub only haunts my shelves via his collaborations with King.

  17. #17
    Nothing to see here! Jeez! Don't you have anything better to do with your time? Martin's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Washington State
    Posts
    6,671
    Rep Power
    27
    Quote Originally Posted by Brian861 View Post
    Straub only haunts my shelves via his collaborations with King.
    Straub has written some classic stuff. Lost Boy:Lost Girl and Ghost Story are classics to me. The Hellfire Club and In The Night Room are very good. Mr. X made no sense to me and I am still unsure of what the hell that story was about.

  18. #18
    Senior Member Get a Life, why don'tcha! bookworm 1's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    UP State NY the real upstate north of Albany
    Posts
    7,045
    Rep Power
    66
    Other then the 2 books with King I only have enjoyed Straubs shorter works. I'm in the minority but I feel about Ghost Story the way Jeff feels about The Mailman.

  19. #19
    Nothing to see here! Jeez! Don't you have anything better to do with your time? Martin's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Washington State
    Posts
    6,671
    Rep Power
    27
    Quote Originally Posted by bookworm 1 View Post
    Other then the 2 books with King I only have enjoyed Straubs shorter works. I'm in the minority but I feel about Ghost Story the way Jeff feels about The Mailman.
    I love Ghost Story but to be honest I like the movie better. I think Ghost Story would have been better as a shorter work. Lost Boy:Lost Girl is by far my favorite Straub story. I just read The Talisman last year and really enjoyed it. I have yet to read Black House. That is one of two King books I have not yet read, the other being The Wind Through the Keyhole.

  20. #20
    Wanderer of the Todash Displaying Erratic Behaviour
    Join Date
    Aug 2019
    Location
    Lancaster NY
    Posts
    77
    Rep Power
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by bookworm 1 View Post
    Your constant disparagement of The Mailman makes it seem like you really want us to purchase this book. Well your reverse psychology didn't work on me!!!! I'm not going to buy this book..........oh wait!!! I guess it did work.
    Still think that The Mailman is a great book
    I have often wondered about the reverse psychology angle. I have never wanted to buy a Bentley Little book more than I have since joining this forum and reading all of these comments. It definitely makes one wonder...

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •