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    Memorable introductions to another author's work.

    I'm reading the 1980 Berkley paperback The Shapes of Midnight by Joseph Payne Brennan and introduced by Stephen King.

    King really sets the mood for some good horror reading with his description of cozying up next to a fire in his rocking chair with a sixpack in western Maine while the wind coming off of the lake moans outside.

    Does anyone have any memorable introductions that you would find worth mentioning?
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    I remember, though not very well, Stephen King writing an introduction to, i think, one of patricia cornwell's books, and slagged off another author who wrote mainstream crime novels, which was memorable but probably for the wrong reason. Maybe he slagged off Cornwell... man, this has to be the most pointless and annoying post I've comitted here.

    If anyone does know what book it was Stephen King offended another author in the introduction, then please, let me know.

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    I don't remember it in an introduction, but God I loved the flap last year when he slammed that chick who writes the Twilight books.

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    Did he do it to meyer, too? Hahahaha. Oh to be as successful as he that you can publically scold the majority of the writing hacks in the world!

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    Pssssst! What does slagged off mean?

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    Joss Whedon wrote an introduction to a collection of comics from Marvel called The Ultimates (it was an modern, grittier version of the Avengers) in which he made reference to huge plot spoilers! WTF?!!!!! That was memorable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig Wallwork View Post
    Did he do it to meyer, too? Hahahaha. Oh to be as successful as he that you can publically scold the majority of the writing hacks in the world!
    Here's what he had to say about Meyer: "The real difference is that Jo Rowling is a terrific writer and Stephenie Meyer can't write worth a darn," he said. "She's not very good."

    And then some more about Twilight being for girls... http://uk.eonline.com/uberblog/b8235...n_king_vs.html

    Took some shots at a couple of other authors as well. Go Steve!

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    Quote Originally Posted by C.W. LaSart View Post
    Pssssst! What does slagged off mean?
    Berate, Scold or criticize (someone) angrily either publicly or in private, mostly the latter depending on how two-faced you are.

    And Pete - that's brillant!

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    Thanks so much slang in the world-hard to keep track!

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    I liked the Twilight books. But that may just be me. I'm a Twihard

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    E-page folder and a...Twihard?

    ban, ban!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by srboone View Post
    E-page folder and a...Twihard?

    ban, ban!!!

    Where in the world is the "Like" button?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jester05jk View Post
    Where in the world is the "Like" button?
    Oh no, you too? surely you...jest.
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    Oh, a play on my name. Apparently I'm not the only one. I'm listening but I don't hear the drum roll anywhere.

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    well, then, seriously, I have a question for you: What is so special about Bella? I've never read the books but have seen the movies. i can understand that a romantic triangle between a werewolf, a vampire and a human would make a great subject for a series. But you have to have them be extraordinary in some way. The movies have not done a very good job of making Bella stand out from other human friends; she is rather plain and uninteresting. So, I ask you, in all seriousnes: "Why Bella?"
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    Sorry, I think we're confusing ourselves here. I meant I wasn't the only jester and my like was directed to you saying "ban" because I thought the same thing earlier before you and SK said it. I just didn't want to be that guy. I prefer not to admit that those books and movies exist, VAMPIRES DO NOT SPARKLE!!! That right there is probably my biggest hold up with even considering giving them a shot.

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    Well, put my foot in my mouth again. Oh well.

    And you're right, of course, they don't sparkle.
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    And I did write "ban, ban" because Frik51 had used it!
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    I've popped in here for no other reason to say SRBOONE - love that damn quote in your signature. Harvey is one of my favourite films and for a loooong time I went under the username of Pooka. By far the best line in the film, makes me ache.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig Wallwork View Post
    I've popped in here for no other reason to say SRBOONE - love that damn quote in your signature. Harvey is one of my favourite films and for a loooong time I went under the username of Pooka. By far the best line in the film, makes me ache.
    Thank Craig! great story by the by...

    And I was in the process of changing my signature when I say this. Sorry!
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