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    Quote Originally Posted by theenormityofitall View Post
    I couldn't get into Boy's Life but I thought Swan Song was one of the best novels I've ever read. Much better than The Stand, and no, I'm not dissing King again.
    If you're serious with your last remark, why always the King comparison?

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    Quote Originally Posted by frik51 View Post
    If you're serious with your last remark, why always the King comparison?

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    Well, it wouldn't be an effective argument is he said Swan Song was better than Sorority Shiskabob by Zachariah Bumwhacker...
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    Quote Originally Posted by frik51 View Post
    If you're serious with your last remark, why always the King comparison?

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    Simply because that's virtually all we've been discussing: Stephen King.
    Besides, a lot of guys had to come out with an end-of the-world type novel after King wrote The Stand...and that's a credit to King, isn't it? I always thought McCammon's Swan Song was sort of a copy-cat thing of The Stand, I just liked it better, that's all.

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    Horns is one of my favourite books EVER, not many books have given me such emotion as to make me want to cry for the characters but that did!

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    Now I am reading Valley of the Dolls. On writing was a great book. I love how honest King is.

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    Just coming to the end of King Blood. Has forgotten what a great story this was. Many thanks to CD for the chance to re-read this one.

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    Dan Simmon's Summer of Night. Fun and Games Duane Swierczynski.

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    I read Velley of the Dolls I think when I was about a Senior in high school, about 20 years ago; good book!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhatchett View Post
    Dan Simmon's Summer of Night. Fun and Games Duane Swierczynski.
    That, and Carrion Comfort were the only two Dan Simmons books I liked.
    Now I've finally started my limited ed. of Triage. Hope I can finish it...

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    Decided to go ahead and start reading King Blood. Might take me a little while to finish though considering it's length and everything else going on for me at the moment, but that's ok

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    Son of a #$!@&!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Arggggggggggggghhhhhhhhh!!!! Oh how i despise them!!!!!!

    Sorry, had to vent, just got to a certain part in Game of Thrones! Won't say what it is as I don't want to spoil it for anyone else, but oh man, am I mad!

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    Quote Originally Posted by peteOcha View Post
    Son of a #$!@&!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Arggggggggggggghhhhhhhhh!!!! Oh how i despise them!!!!!!

    Sorry, had to vent, just got to a certain part in Game of Thrones! Won't say what it is as I don't want to spoil it for anyone else, but oh man, am I mad!
    Time to have a little fun Pete. I don't know where you are in the book, but don't look here, it'll make you mad (it made me mad)and it'll spoil it for you!

    Spoiler!


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    I had to click, when there's things to click i just can't resist.

    Thankfully, that was something I already knew as someone served me that spoiler a couple of days ago. As of now, I have reached the incidents that are leading up to the event you mention.

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    My reaction to the event I attempted to *spoil* was quite violent. I threw the paperback copy i was reading across the room knocked over a Warhammer battle setup my friends had spent a hour on. OOOOOOOOOPS!

    But i reminded Josh that he was the one who suggested I read the book (It was even his book). But i helped reset the battlefield...
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    Ahh, Warhammer... been too long since I played...

    But back on topic, yeah I'm that way too. Well, I don't throw books, well not yet at least. Sometimes I just curse under my breath. If i'm on the bus people tend to give me weird looks... but
    Spoiler!

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    After reading all the stories in the contest, I was in the mood for MORE short stories! I am reading The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror (Volume Fifteen).
    "I'm sick of following my dreams, man. I'm just going to ask them where they're goin' and hook up with them later."- Mitch Hedberg

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    I'm dipping among The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Vol. 10 (edited by Datlow and Windling), The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror Vol. 15 (edited by Stephen Jones), and Peter Straub's Shadowland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theenormityofitall View Post
    That, and Carrion Comfort were the only two Dan Simmons books I liked.
    Now I've finally started my limited ed. of Triage. Hope I can finish it...
    Triage is great!! I think I read it throughout one day, story at a time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmcraven View Post
    I finished all of the stories in FD,NS, and now I am reading Vacations from Hell, a book of horror short stories written for and about teen girls. It's my wife's book, but I figured I'd broaden my horizons.
    Finished Vacations from Hell, then picked up How I Write, by Janet Evanovich at her book signing the other night and read it. Finished it today. If I read another book right now, it will probably be one from her Plum series, as I want to study a different style, something outside the horror genre.

    For you guys that have read King's On Writing to help with your own writing skills, I highly, highly recommend you read Evanovich's How I Write. You may not want to write adventure/romance, but I think you will appreciate what she has to say.

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