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    Quote Originally Posted by srboone View Post
    It is a beautiful book. I wish the title had been printed on the spine of the cover so it could be itentified on a bookshelf and because of the short endflaps the cover kept falling off when I read it; but I suppose these are minor quibbles. It's an exceptional work, both in the writing and design.
    Hmm, I can see what you mean about the flaps. I think the spine being the way it is makes it different and interesting. The only thing that I didn't really like about the book, was the white end papers. But then again I don't like white end papers on any book. I feel a bit of color and texture makes a world of difference in "perceived" quality. That being said I think it's a fantastic looking book, the binding is superb and I love the design / artwork.
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    I agree, Dan. I didn't particularly like the white endpapers either. I think a gold or burnished orange color would have been much better and matched the earthy tones of Zach's cover painting.

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    Senior Member Inmate Ronald Kelly's Avatar
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    BTW, I have an extra author's copy of After the Burn I'm willing to sell if anyone's interested. I'll even inscribe it for you. Just shoot me a message and I'll fix you up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by srboone View Post
    Hmmm...I only have ATB from Thunderstorm, so I'll have to wait a bit on that one. Are all of their titles are like that?
    Only the Black Voltage line are oversized with the spine art and little end flaps.

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    Finished up After the Burn last night and I have to say it was great. I particularly thought Popsicle Man and Paradise Pill were excellent tales and made the book a worthwhile read all by themselves. Thanks Mr. Kelly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by copefiend2 View Post
    Finished up After the Burn last night and I have to say it was great. I particularly thought Popsicle Man and Paradise Pill were excellent tales and made the book a worthwhile read all by themselves. Thanks Mr. Kelly!
    Thank you, hoss. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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    Just finished this, and was reminded of why Ronald is one of my favorite writers. Excellent short story collection.

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    Ron~Is there any chance that we may see a continuation of the Popsicle Man? I thought there may be more to his story that would be worth telling.

    Thanks,

    copefiend2 aka Tim M

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    Quote Originally Posted by copefiend2 View Post
    Ron~Is there any chance that we may see a continuation of the Popsicle Man? I thought there may be more to his story that would be worth telling.

    Thanks,

    copefiend2 aka Tim M
    I'd love to do more with the Popsicle Man, Tim. This was one of the shorter stories in ATB and, at the end, it left me wondering "What happened to this guy and why is his face so messed up under the mask?" If I ever decide to do an ATB II, rest assured, PM will make another appearance, with punji popsicle sticks and freon gun in hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronald Kelly View Post
    I'd love to do more with the Popsicle Man, Tim. This was one of the shorter stories in ATB and, at the end, it left me wondering "What happened to this guy and why is his face so messed up under the mask?" If I ever decide to do an ATB II, rest assured, PM will make another appearance, with punji popsicle sticks and freon gun in hand.
    That's great and thanks for the reply. I would love to see more of his backstory and continue to read about him kicking some sicko ass.

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    Senior Member Inmate Ronald Kelly's Avatar
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    By the way, for anyone interested, I have a couple of copies of the Thunderstorm edition of AFTER THE BURN without the signature sheet that I'm willing to sell for a fair price. If you'd like to read the book, but don't necessarily care to look at my ugly mug, then this might be right up your alley. Of course, I'll be more than happy to sign and inscribe the title page for you.

    If you're interested, give me a holler and I'll be glad to fix you up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronald Kelly View Post
    By the way, for anyone interested, I have a couple of copies of the Thunderstorm edition of AFTER THE BURN without the signature sheet that I'm willing to sell for a fair price. If you'd like to read the book, but don't necessarily care to look at my ugly mug, then this might be right up your alley. Of course, I'll be more than happy to sign and inscribe the title page for you.

    If you're interested, give me a holler and I'll be glad to fix you up.
    I would love to get my hands on a copy, but your inbox is full!

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    I've emptied my inbox and sent you a message in reply, Peter.

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    I'd love to get a hold of one these, but that would require having money to spend on books, lol. One of these days I will get my hands on this and others such as Hell Hollow

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    Senior Member Inmate Ronald Kelly's Avatar
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    Still got one copy of ATB left, if anyone's interested.

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    I have started read Ronald Kelly's books. I have started with Hell Hollow. It is great so far.
    I am going to get started on getting The Supercell Series this month.

    Ronald do you know how many of the Supercell Series books you will be writing? I know there are two so far that are yours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoStAlIvE View Post
    I have started read Ronald Kelly's books. I have started with Hell Hollow. It is great so far.
    I am going to get started on getting The Supercell Series this month.

    Ronald do you know how many of the Supercell Series books you will be writing? I know there are two so far that are yours.
    All of the Essential books will be Supercell and there will be eight of them in all. The next two will be The Dark'Un and Hindsight.

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    Senior Member Inmate Ronald Kelly's Avatar
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    AFTER THE BURN took the #3 spot in Brian Keene's 10 Best Books of 2011 list. A tremendous honor and a huge surprise. I feel like Santa came early this year.

    http://www.briankeene.com/?p=9983

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    Senior Member Ok, I really can't come up with anymore of these stupid things... srboone's Avatar
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    Congratuations, Ron! A well-deserved honor. The two above yours are on my TBR list still, so as far as I'm concerned, ATB is #1!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronald Kelly View Post
    AFTER THE BURN took the #3 spot in Brian Keene's 10 Best Books of 2011 list. A tremendous honor and a huge surprise. I feel like Santa came early this year.

    http://www.briankeene.com/?p=9983
    Awesome Mr. Kelly! There are some real heavy hitters on that list as well as some flat out good books. Congrats.

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